Requirements

Our client, a wedding and event marquee hire company based in Launceston, Australia, required a striking event marquee to secure a prestigious contract to host a national awards ceremony.

The event was to be attended by industry leaders so a structure which showcased the breathtaking location was essential as well as being able to seat 800 people for the awards event.

Following a consultation period, during which HTS provided a range of solutions in four different locations, HTS was chosen to deliver a glass-fronted-marquee with extra height to ensure clear views of the impressive location. Having previously worked on numerous projects together, HTS is the client’s preferred supplier.

Solution

Initially the event marquee was to be installed on the grass area; however, major works in the area had altered the topography so a new solution was needed. Collaboration between our client, the major stakeholders and engineers resulted in a decision to position the marquee just over the top of the pool. Over 100 tonnes of scaffolding was required to build the floor just above ground level.

The main marquee, an impressive 55.00m x 20.00m HÖCKER F-Series marquee with solid walls and full glass frontage, was used to suspend all the production equipment and display local greenery. The roof featured solid panels with a clear panel through its centre. A further 30.00m x 6.00m structure was installed behind the main marquee to accommodate temporary kitchens.

To build over the pool, a much loved public asset, and to minimise disruption to this beautiful location, HTS worked with the client and key stakeholders to create the shortest possible build and pack down time, whilst maintaining a safe workplace.

The location and event were so popular that guest numbers were extended to 850 with a further 75 front-of-house staff. The full glass wall enabled the guests to take in the naturally stunning surroundings, making the event a great success. The superior event marquee structure demonstrated Tasmania’s ability to deliver an exceptional event.

“The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards is a premium showcase of everything the host location does best. Weeding Hire was proud to be a major partner of this event and wanted to display not only an amazing location within our home state, but also showcase our best work. It made sense that HTS HÖCKER would supply the most noticeable product – the marquee that had the whole country talking.”

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