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In our last blog, we went through some important details that you should be aware of when seeking marquee hire in Melbourne. There is a fair bit to discuss, so we’ll continue the theme in this blog. By providing Harts Party Hire with a few important pieces of information, you help us to help you stage the best event possible. In addition to knowing the number of attendees, the date you want and your budget, you should also consider the following.

Knowing that you want cheap marquee hire in Melbourne, how many guests will be in attendance and booking with plenty of time to spare is a great start, but you might also want to think about what will be needed inside your party marquee. Your guests will likely need chairs and tables to sit at, plates, cutlery and glassware for food and beverages and you might even want to add a dance floor to liven things up. Harts is also the specialists in party furniture hire and dance floor hire in Melbourne and are more than happy to help advise you on what will work best for your event. If you give us an idea of what you need, together we can work through the details and you’ll have a complete party hire package.

Location requirements
While marquee hire provides a venue in itself, there is still a responsibility for event organisers to have an understanding of the rules and regulations that relate to the land used for the marquee. These, of course, vary from property to property, but there are some common council requirements that must be met and permits that must be obtained. After more than a quarter of a century in the industry, Harts Party Hire in Melbourne has dealt extensively with the council and can secure all the necessary permits for your event. There may also be conditions set by the owner or governing body of a property that are unique to that location. These may include noise limitations, operating hours and site set-up and removal restrictions. Be sure that, in order to avoid obstacles and disappointment at a later date, you check these aspects before you decide on a location.

As in every industry, there are some cowboys involved in the party marquee hire business. Aside from supplying overpriced equipment that may be of questionable quality, some of the more reckless rental suppliers may also be uninsured. As the event organiser, this puts you at risk of being held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur and the possibility of a large bill. It is important to check that your supplier is fully insured, including public liability insurance, to ensure you have a risk-free and stress-free event. Harts Party Hire in Melbourne has you covered in this way too. We strive to offer all our clients the most convenient and comprehensive party marquee hire, and full insurance is part of this service.


A little knowledge can go a long way and this is certainly true for those looking for high quality but cheap marquee hire in Melbourne. Harts Party Hire specialise in helping people organise fantastic events, but we also understand that every event is different. We can arrange almost everything you need to make your day go off without a hitch, but everyone benefits if you provide us with a few details first. With this in mind, we will take you through some of the things you might want to consider before you finalise your party marquee hire.

Knowing approximately how many guests will be attending your event is one of the most important considerations when you organise marquee hire in Melbourne. You don’t want your guests to be crammed in like sardines, nor do you want your marquee to resemble a ghost town. Of course, variations on numbers are likely to occur between the planning stages and the event itself, but having a rough idea allows the team at Harts Party Hire to advise you on the ideal marquee hire size.

Plan ahead
A large part of being organised is planning ahead and looking for cheap party marquee hire is no exception. Melbourne is the cultural and events capital of Australia and marquee hire is often in high demand. This is particularly true on weekends, public holidays and in the summer season. Harts Party Hire certainly recommends booking ahead to ensure you secure the perfect marquee hire. Being organised also gives you peace of mind and plenty of time to organise all the other aspects of your event.

When you contact a Melbourne marquee hire provider it is important to have some idea of the budget for your event. This will allow you to focus and prioritise on the most essential items of party hire and add extras where possible. Finding the middle ground between expensive and inadequate is the key here and knowing what your total budget is for party hire will help you achieve this. Fortunately, Harts is renowned for our cheap marquee hire in Melbourne, so you can get high quality marquees, furniture, equipment and accessories, all at an extremely reasonable price.

Harts Party Hire has a few more suggestions on this topic that we will explore in the next blog. In the meantime, browse our product listings here to get some inspiration and an idea of how much your event might cost.


It may seem a long way off, but it pays to start organising your Spring Carnival as early as possible. Like racehorses on the Flemington track, the calendar months fly by and the racing season will be in full flight before you know it. If you have secured a car park site for any of the major days, let Harts Party Hire transform your space so you are the envy of your neighbours. We’re just one of three exclusive suppliers to this world-renowned racing carnnival and have been for the last five years.

Chairs are essential for a long day at the races. Harts Party Hire offer a range tailored to Spring Carnival that combine style, comfort and practicality. We have vinyl Ottomans and bar stools, simple black folding options, padded seats, café style chairs and more. Our chair hire in Melbourne range allows you choose an aesthetic that best suits the rest of your race day décor, leaving you free to kick back and enjoy your day.

Where there are chairs, there are usually tables and Harts also specialise in table hire for Melbourne race-goers. After all, it’s important to have somewhere to rest your drinks during Spring Carnival. We have a mixture of square, round and trestles tables to this end, with cloths to match. Select the combination you desire and help transform your space from a car park to a party environment.

Drink and food are a large part of every Spring Carnival and Harts Party Hire can also help on this front. We have champagne flutes, wine and beer glasses and high balls to add a touch of class to your day. We can also supply a BBQ with gas and large ice tubs, ideal for drink storage.

Race days at Flemington can be as hectic as they are fun, so it may be necessary to fence your area. You can go with traditional elegance with a white picket fence, or opt for the sleek and modern Merbau option. Both come in 1m or 2m lengths from Harts Party Hire.

Beating the heat can be a challenge during Spring Carnival. Suits will often get a little hot under the collar and wearing an elaborate fascinator is uncomfortable under the Melbourne sun. An umbrella or two in your car park site will keep you cool and energetic – not to mention dry if rain sets in. Our party furniture hire includes market umbrellas in cream or salt and pepper colours, ideal for your day out.

Whether you’re attending Oaks, Derby or Stakes Day, or the Melbourne Cup itself, let the Spring Carnival experts make your day the best it can be. The best party hire in Melbourne is also the best Spring Carnival hire in Melbourne and is all part of Harts Party Hire many services.


Australians don’t need much of an excuse to party. Any individual or group milestone or achievement is worthy of a day or night of fun. Melbourne is no exception, and the team at Harts Party Hire like nothing more than to make it happen. We are the experts at party hire in Melbourne, stocking everything you need to make your day as fun and easy as possible.

We know every party is different and cater accordingly. You may have an intimate guest list or one running many pages long. You may want a BBQ or a sit down meal. You may need to deliver speeches or prefer to have a capacity dance floor well into the evening. Whatever the style and size of your event, Harts deliver extremely comprehensive and cheap party hire to Melbourne.

We’ve all experienced the fickle Melbourne weather, liable to change at any moment. We may often get four seasons in one day, but there is no need to battle the elements with our party marquee hire. Harts Party Hire can quickly erect any size marquee, ranging from a 3m X 3m pagoda marquee to a huge 20m X 80m clearspan structure. Our marquees are modular and include a variety of dimensions, giving you a vast range of sizes and layouts. Visit our clearspan party marquee hire range here, select the best suited to your event and let us do the rest, allowing you to party come rain, hail or shine.

Nothing says party quite like a busy dance floor. If you want your guests to have the maximum amount of fun, organise music for the event (we can help with the audio) and take advantage of the premier dance floor hire in Melbourne. Our parquetry dance floor comes in .92m X .92m sections, allowing you to configure the final dimensions to your taste. Complement the dance floor with our selection of party lights for hire to ensure your guests enjoy themselves well into the night.

Not everyone can dance all day and night though, which is why Harts also offer an extensive party furniture hire service. You can make your seating and table arrangements as formal or as casual as you like. From Ottomans to wicker chairs, lounges to banquet chairs, you’re sure to find the style you want in our range.

The above is just the tip of the party hire iceberg. Harts has a myriad of products and accessories that all go towards making your party the best it can possibly be.