February is high Summer in Australia, and a hugely popular time for events - as it’s great to be outside. But it can be quite challenging as well, as February features high humidity, hot days , with completely unpredictable weather - with thunderstorms common.
So what can you do to make sure your event doesn't end in disaster?
Timing of your February Event
If you have some flexibility with the start time of your event, consider timing your event so it’s not in the middle of the day, when the heat and humidity is at its worst. Your lunch function could be tweaked to an earlier starting brunch or later cocktail and canapes event.
Create a Flexible Outdoor Space
Thinking creatively at how you will use your space, so your guests are most comfortable - being under cover during the hottest part of the day, then moving outside as the day cools.
All our marquees have slides that can be retracted so you can let the breezes flow through, then closed in the case of bad weather. Large outdoor umbrellas can assist with creating a bigger outdoor space that will provide a level of comfort.
As storms can be almost daily this time of year make sure you have a big enough indoor space, should you have to move everything inside.
Make your guest comfortable
You can pretty much guarantee that it will hot and humid in February - so plan accordingly.
At a bare minimum you will need fans that provide some relief. If the weather is particularly unpleasant, consider adding air conditioners. We can assist with complete generator and air conditioner packages.
Make sure you have ample cold water available, and circulate it regularly to your guests, as well as having a pour yourself option.
It is a good idea to have enough shaded seating for everyone as the hot weather will zap everyone’s energy.
Whether you are battling the humid Queensland Summer, the stormy Sydney season, or an unpredictable Summer in the ACT - Event Marquees can help your make your February event stress-free. Contact us today.