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 - Corporate seminar and hospitality – Keble College Oxford

When; September 2011

A multinational law firm required a dual function marquee for hosting a seminar during the day, a transition to evening entertainment for their delegates, before switching back for a closing seminar session.

The brief;

The client approached Meridian looking for someone who could not only meet the above requirement, but could work to a very restricted timescale laid down by the venue to achieve the build and de rig alongside other contractors. The window for the event was 10am on the Friday until 12 noon on the Sunday, with the client wanting the marquee from 9am on the Saturday until mid morning on the Sunday!

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

  • Site visits to establish the access to the lawn, availability of power, water and staff facilities available on site to achieve such an ambitious programme.
  • Liaising with the college events team regarding actual timescale available to build and de rig.
  • Meridian and Visions designed a suitable sized marquee and internal layout that would provide the flexibility required by the client.
  • By working together, primary power, sound and lighting cabling could be installed, and certain linings double hung to speed up the evening transition. A reveal was used to hide the stage, and false gables used to conceal storage of some 200 chairs.
  • Visions engineers together with Meridian operatives were on site ready for conclusion of the Saturday conference, to transform the marquee into a `night club’ for an evening disco with the introduction of a dance floor and casual seating.
  • The following morning the auditorium style seating, stage and AV were re-introduced for the closing session.
  • Once the delegates had left site, Meridian and Visions worked together to remove the marquee and all its contents in time for a Christening ceremony to take place in the adjacent chapel.

The outcome

The finished product was considered outstanding; the event caterer was impressed and commented the finish looked `very feminine’.

Testimonial

The client wrote `you are a star’ she was so pleased with the marquee.