As an event specialist, you know that buying a marquee tent is a big investment. Whether you want to host weddings to remember, throwing a school or family reunion, hosting a fundraiser, or orginasing a corporate event, the right quality marquee tent can add charm and glamour to any event. When investing in a marquee tent that is worth your money, it is important to take time to consider the following quality check-list when weighing up several quotations before you make your final choice of manufacturer. Although cost is important, topping the list should always be the quality of the marquee tent, because buying cheap mostly ends up in a costly exercise. Here are a few key aspects to consider:


  • PVC: You want a product that is light and easy to handle but durable enough to withstand all kind of conditions. Ensure that the PVC is 1st grade, waterproof, UV resistant, fire retardant, SA manufactured, and carries a 12-months warranty. Further ensure that the base cloth used for the PVC consists of threads of polyester running in two directions as this determines the tear and tensile strengths of the PVC.
  • Frame: Check the strength of the steel frame and that it is corrosion resistance or galvanised.


  • Load: Ensure the frame can support the weight of the PVC and any additional load such as decorations, lights, or weather conditions like snow or rain.
  • Weather resistance: The marquee tent should be able to withstand wind, rain, and sun. Check for features like reinforced seams, the strength of the poles, guy lines, and anchoring systems.


  • Manufacturing: Ensure that PVC high frequency welding is used as this guarantees strong seams and joins, stitching and steel welding is up to the highest standards, and stainless steel eyelets are used.
  • Consistency: Ensure all parts and components are manufactured to consistent standards and specifications.
  • Safety features: Ensure the marquee tent meets safety standards and has features like fire retardant fabric, sturdy guy lines, proper anchoring systems, and adequate ventilation to keep guests comfortable.


  • Protection: Ensure the marquee tent is packaged securely to prevent damage during transit.
  • Ease of assembly: Look for a marquee tent that is easy to set up and dismantle. Check if it comes with clear assembly and care instructions or if professional setup is available.


  • Warranty coverage: Check if the marquee tent comes with a warranty of at least a 12-months and remember to ask for the terms and conditions.
  • Reputation and reviews: Research the manufacturer, read reviews and ask for references to ensure you’re getting a reliable marquee tent manufacturer.


  • Support services: Consider the sales and customer service experience you receive: Have you been attended to friendly and effective? Has the different options in terms of type of material been explained? Was the quote clear and on time? Has the sales terms and conditions, warranty and after sales service been explained? Has the collection date been communicated?

Buying a top quality product from Midrand Tarp & Tent will ensure that you have many years of service. Choosing the best quality product for your business or home is very important to ensure maximum output and enjoyment. Speak to a professional at Midrand Tarp & Tent today should you need more information in order to make right choice. Hope to hear from you soon.

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