The best marquee hire in Canberra

Need a marquee for your upcoming event?

Whether you’re hosting a wedding, birthday party, or family reunion, you want a marquee hire company that you can rely on to deliver quality products for an affordable price.

To help make your big day run as smoothly as possible, we’ve asked local Canberra residents to recommend the best marquee hire companies in the region. In this article, you’ll find the top three options – are you ready to jump straight into it? Excellent. Let’s get started.

What makes an excellent marquee hire company

Not exactly sure what you’re looking for in a marquee hire company? No worries. To start, keep an eye out for the following traits:

  • A range of sizes. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering or larger-scale event, the best marquee hire companies in Canberra have the perfect covering for you.
  • Affordable prices. No one likes to be ripped off. When hiring a marquee, you want to know that you’re getting one of the most competitive rates on the market.
  • Reliable. When it comes to hosting an event, one minor misstep can snowball into a disaster. That’s why you need total peace of mind that the company you choose will deliver what they promise.
  • Quality products. The best marquees can stand up to minor weather events and provide ample coverage for your guests. As with most products, quality is absolutely key.

What else do you look for in a marquee hire company?

The top marquee hire companies in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Without further ado, here are our top picks for marquee hire in the Canberra area.


The team at Barlens understands that your special event is important to you – and that’s why they go above and beyond to ensure their event hire services provide a positive experience for you and your guests. Their marquees cater to smaller groups of 40 up to grand celebrations of 200 or more. Barlens’s passionate staff know that you’re most likely busy planning every aspect of your big day – they ensure comfort and quality is one less detail you need to worry about.

Event Marquees

For more than two decades, Event Marquees has delivered extensive, market-leading marquee and shade cover solutions to the Canberra region. Offering both white and clear roofing and walls – as well as white or wooden flooring – you can customise your marquee to suit the look and feel of your event, whether you are welcoming 50 or 300 plus guests.

Shade 4 Hire

Whether rain or shine, the show must go on. Shade 4 Hire offers an extensive range of large and small marquees, some with walls and some without. Catering to any event – weddings, corporate functions, backyard parties, and more – the team at Shade 4 You promise fast, reliable, and affordable delivery and setup. In addition to their marquees, Shade 4 Hire offers a range of party equipment and accessories.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you hired a marquee in the Canberra region for an event you were hosting? Who did you pick? Share your experience in the comments area below.

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