Marquee Hire

"I just wanted to thank you and all your team for ensuring the wedding went so smoothly, for providing such an incredibly beautiful marquee and all the help you gave us in the run up to the big day!" - Private Client Wedding, Watlington, Oxfordshire

"Your team build and striked the marquees in record timings and the marquees looked the best that we have ever seen before." - The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

"We were so delighted with everything" - Cheam School, Newbury, Berkshire

"I am pleased and delighted to say that the marquee was looking amazing and I had a lot of compliments from my guests." - Sheila Desa

"Many, many thanks for everything you and your team did for us to make our Wedding so incredibly outstanding. We have set a high bench mark." - Annie, Berkshire.

"A massive thank you to you and the crew for building such a perfect structure for the Wedding on Saturday…..your foreman’s attention to detail was quite incredible…..nothing was too much trouble and the end result was as near perfection as you could get." - Private Wedding, Hertfordshire.

"I would also like to say a big thank you to your crew….there were a few things he had to resolve for us and again, nothing was too much trouble, they are a real credit to your company" - Mel Atkins, Ex Events.

Case Study - Christmas festivities – Father Christmas grotto

When; December 2013

An existing retail client, requiring a temporary structure at an additional site they service, to establish a Grotto for Father Christmas.

The brief;

The client wanted to utilise an outside seating area to increase customer footfall to the out of town shopping experience, with a view to improving sales and income. They had previously tried the idea with their own `garden tents and canopies’ realised the potential and wanted additional expertise.

In discussion with the client, it became apparent that a joint build involving Visions to deliver all the AV and associated lighting would meet the above criteria, and fulfil the colleges need for their lawn to be clear for a function at the Chapel Sunday afternoon. Once the client understood the joint capacity of the Meridian / Visions relationship they became much more confident it could be achieved.

The approach

  • After viewing the proposed area, we agreed with the client to incorporate their structures, as they were familiar to previous customers, and build 2 linked marquees to form a Grotto and ‘Winter Wonderland’ experience.
  • As the proposal developed, we were able to suggest one structure which could be divided by a false gable to reduce guttering and potential heat loss from within the marquees. This was the final layout for 2013.
  • Our sister company Visions supplied suitable low energy / high output lighting to enhance the ‘Winter Wonderland’ scenery of frosted trees and animated life sized animals.

The outcome

The Grotto was a big hit and `sold out’ before the opening date; the client has already committed for Christmas 2014. They asked us to look at enhancing the whole experience into one structure rather than the mixture of structure/equipment used last year. When the 2013 marquee was dismantled our team took the opportunity to measure and determine the largest possible structure we could build for them this year. The client is already starting to plan the layout so the `experience’ can be enhanced for next Christmas.