Newsletter No 1

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A stunning shot of one of our marquees taken by http://lemonadepictures.co.uk

2017 – What a year!

The majority of our marquee hire is for weddings but we do a fair amount of parties too and this year has been no exception. We have provided marquees for school proms and award ceremonies together with some amazing combined parties – one for a father and daughter celebrating significant birthdays and one for a christening which surprised everyone by turning into a wedding!

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A party that really pulled out all the stops this year also gave us the opportunity to reunite with a very talented caterer who took us all down memory lane with her retro food to match the theme of this very colourful birthday celebration!

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The weddings this year have been pretty unique.  Our new multi span marquee has really come into it’s own allowing us to cater for much larger guest numbers and together with some of the best event caterers throughout Hampshire, these weddings were not just a chance bring together family and friends, it was also an opportunity to experience some exceptional fine dining!
We cannot forget all the musicians and dj’s who have done a brilliant job this year entertaining your guests – from silent disco’s to amazing tribute bands – our ‘useful contact’ booklet is now bursting with some brilliant local talent!”

We have had some significant events ourselves this year!  First of all, Pippa – Mandy and Hugh’s daughter married Dan in Newquay, Cornwall!  Unfortunately a little too far away to provide a marquee but great to be able to experience the whole wedding planning from the ”other side’!

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Jane’s daughter, Ellie, married Chris in July. This was a local event and having worked at Southern Marquees for almost 17 years, there was no question that it would be held in anything other than one of our beautiful marquees!

FullSizeRender (3)Well it is now Autumn and we are busy sending out quotes and filling up the calendar with bookings for weddings and parties throughout 2018.  Lets hope it is as fun and diverse at this year has been!
Thank you to everyone who used Southern Marquees for their special event throughout this year! Mandy, Hugh, Mark, Jane and Ben. x
I hope you have enjoyed reading our very first newsletter and as you nestle down for the long dark evenings recalling the events of the past year, if you used one of our marquees , we would love it if you could send over any photos – we especially love to see our marquees all dressed up and it would be great if we could use them on our website and Facebook page!

If you are planning a special event throughout 2019/20, give us a call us on 01489 575372. Alternatively visit our website and complete our Contact Us form.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Corporate Marquee Hire

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Corporate Events

At Southern Marquees, we understand how important it is to have the right setting for your corporate event, whether it is a product launch or corporate hospitality. Our aim is to give you detailed help from day one and assist you from the start.

When Hiring a Marquee with Southern Marquees you will:

  • Get detailed help with your corporate event
  • Receive a tailor-made service
  • Be guided through our step-by-step process

We have transformed empty warehouses, factory interiors and barns into welcoming and elegant venues.

Our reputation is based on our care and genuine interest to ensure that your day is a success.

Corporate Hospitality

A corporate hospitality event is a wonderful opportunity to create goodwill and establish your company as one that cares.

You may be considering a formal black tie evening in the grounds of a hotel, a themed evening in a stately home, a day at the races or have a marquee at a venue of your choice. What ever you choose for your corporate evehelicopter-landing-by-southern-marquee-hire-4nt it will enhance your brand and increase your sales.

Marquees are sometimes overlooked when it comes to staging corporate events but the incredible versatility of marquees mean that they are often the most appropriate location your company could choose.

The advantages include unlimited size that can be tailored to your exact requirements, total flexibility that means you can erect the marquee on a car park or warehouse and they can also be linked and joined to provide dedicated ‘zoned’ areas.

Southern Marquees can transform any workplace into a showplace. Companies who are promoting their name, brand or products prefer to run an event from their own premises. This allows them to show or display their products to their best advantage with sales personnel on hand to guide and assist. It will minimise the time away from site and the disruption to the work force is kept to a minimum while keeping everyone involved in the process.

Contact us for more information, visit our WEBSITE or give us a call on 01489 575372 – we would love to hear from you!

Party Tents

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The Standards Band performing at a party in a marquee provided by Southern Marquees Ltd. This marquee would beat any Hampshire venue!

Southern Marquees do amazing party tents!

If you have a special birthday or anniversary this year, give us a call and we can tell you how easy it is to transform your garden into the most amazing party venue!

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We can do illuminated furniture, juke box hire, bars and a great bunch of guys to rustle up the cocktails, various styles of dancefloor, starlight roof lights, festoon lighting, bunting, backdrops, outdoor games and pretty much any theme you can think of!

Another advantage – dare I say it – unlike a wedding, you can invite all your friends … and maybe not all your relatives!

We take care of everything – liaising with anyone else involved, leaving you to enjoy the process without feeling daunted.  You will soon realise that planning the party can be great fun too!

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A 50th birthday party and the conversation is flowing …

You can choose the colour scheme, layout, style of chairs and special lighting effects. We liaise with your band or disco and caterer and with our extensive list of useful contacts, you will have many highly recommended suppliers to choose from.

Just a brief note to record our delight with the marquee you provided last weekend.  This contributed greatly to the success of the party to celebrate my mother in law’s 90th birthday, despite the weather.

The quality of the tent was ably matched by the friendly efficiency of the team pitching and subsequently dismantling it. Please convey my thanks to Hugh and your erection team.”

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Our marquee can be easily attached to your house to increase your party space.

No matter what time of the year, a marquee is perfect for a home and garden party as they can be opened up in the summer so that your guests can enjoy the balmy summer evenings and heated during winter months to keep you cosy and dry.

Contact us for more information, visit our WEBSITE or give us a call on 01489 575372 – we would love to hear from you!

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“Many thanks for your excellent service. It made the whole planning of the party so much easier.From the beginning to the end I had no worries that everything would be perfect, or would be put right if not. That is exactly how it was. Our friends & family thought the marquee was beautiful and just the right size. I did appreciate your humour & encouragement, & your son Mark & his team were most efficient & agreeable. I have already recommended your company to many of my friends for the future.  I am not planning a celebration for the foreseeable future – but you never know!”