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.

Garden Events Guide

  • Marquees provide the perfect solution to the age old problem of wanting to host your party at your premises but not wanting to (or not being able to because of size) use your house
  • Ownership and control of the event. If you use a fixed venue you are more than likely following in the footsteps of the last event that was held there. In your garden you control everything (except the weather!)
  • Have the food and drink you want - do not be restricted by set menus and limited drink ranges
  • Ownership and control of the event. If you use a fixed venue you are more than likely following in the footsteps of the last event that was held there. In your garden you control everything (except the weather!)
  • Use the garden as the 'frame' for the marquee event. Your garden is as much a reflection of you as the party design - if it deserves it, show it off!

Have some ideas, especially for ideal position of the marquee from your point of view but be prepared to listen to the experts' advice. An experienced marquee operator will spot the opportunities in your garden quickly and providing the space is available, will usually be able to offer you a number of options.

How can you use Your Garden?

It may be the case that your initial thoughts are unlikely to / cannot work, perhaps because the format of the event does not work with the desired position of the marquee, or because your budget has not taken into account the extra work involved in incorporating that favourite tree within the marquee or building a floor over that pond.

However, with some flexibility on your part there is little that cannot be achieved. To a good marquee company challenging gardens are just that – challenging not impossible!

If you have a truly stunning flower border or want to include that pond or that tree (or both!) as beautifully lit features within your reception area incorporate them in your wish-list. Do not hold back. Start big and reduce your plans if absolutely necessary.

If you have different levels in your garden do not think of this as an immediate no-goer. Use them - perhaps the lower lawn as reception, with the upper lawn for dining and dancing.

If you have different levels in your garden do not think of this as an immediate no-goer. Use them - perhaps the lower lawn as reception, with the upper lawn for dining and dancing.

What are the Limitations/Considerations?

Covered walkways from the house or to the lavatories are a simple, elegant and (given the British climate) practical addition to the marquee layout.

Make the most of the features that you haven't managed to incorporate within the marquee. Ensure that you have windows in your marquee and well executed external lighting for trees, statues, garden art etc. Do not be afraid to use coloured lighting, but be sure to test it before the big night, in case the choice of colour does not do the feature justice.

Choose the style of windows in the marquee carefully. Our panoramic PVC openable windows offer excellent opportunity for receptions within the garden and for a more relaxed, spread-out feel to the party as guests can wander in and out at leisure.

Temporary structures have developed at an incredible rate over the last ten years, and more adventurous requirements have necessitated more ingenious solutions. Let your marquee contractor advise you on limitations.

Access to the site is an area often overlooked. Marquee companies are used to carrying heavy equipment some distance (it is not always feasible to get lorries right next to the site), but if in combination with a challenging garden that requires specialist (and often very heavy) equipment difficult access can take the whole project to another level.

Why have a marquee wedding at home?

Individuality - Marquees in themselves offer a flexible and sizeable facility within which a couple can choose the features and design they desire. This allows them to stamp their own taste and individuality on an intensely personal day, free from the backdrop that already exists at a fixed venue - whether this be a stately home or a hotel.

Control - By opting for the 'marquee option' one almost inevitably gain is far more control over proceedings, both on the day itself and during the all-important lead up to the day. Families can be free from the restrictions which are so often imposed by fixed venues. These can often limit the timings of the event, the choice of caterer/florist etc, even down to how loud the band or disco is allowed to play! By choosing a marquee couples can gain considerable control over a wedding, thereby ensuring all the details are those they have chosen, not those chosen for them.