Testimonials

This is a huge thank you to you and your team for making Paul’s birthday an evening to remember. Mark was so professional in his approach and went out of his way to help us. With the dreadful weather we were saved by the marquee. Thank you all so very much.

Husband’s birthday party – 12th October 2019 – Alresford


Many thanks to your team. Very diligent care from Mark and it was great in the strong winds – we heard of one blowing down in Bosham. The marquee etc all worked perfectly and we would recommend Southern Marquees without reservation.

Best wishes

Daughter’s Wedding – August 2019 – Rowlands Castle (Extreme weekend of very high winds!!) 

…. and from the bride and groom …

Hi Mandy & Hugh,

We have been meaning to send this for a while but just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you at Southern Marquees.
From the very beginning you have been so helpful, you knew exactly what would work and the marquee looked absolutely beautiful.
It was extremely windy on our wedding day but Mark and the team went the extra mile to make sure everything was just right and really helped to put our minds at ease.
We have received some lovely photos of the marquee which I thought I would share with you…

Thanks again

Best wishes

Cassie & Aaron xx

Wedding – August 2019 – Rowlands Castle


Hi Mandy

It was absolutely fantastic and thank you all very much for everyone’s help in making a brilliant environment for everybody to dance the night away. It was fabulous and you guys helped so much in making Bonnie’s day and night very special.

Thank you all so very much.

Daughter’s wedding – Aug 2019 – Stansted House


Dear Hugh and Mandy,

Now that things have returned to normal and the newly weds’ are in Rhodes, I can finally catch my breath! Just a line to say a very big thank you to you all at Southern Marquees for making our daughter Vicky’s wedding such a success. The marquee was beautiful, the design and layout worked perfectly thanks to your expert advice. The weather as you know was perfect and having the reception here at home made the whole experience unforgettable; I’ve lost count of the number of guests that said how impressed they were with what we all achieved.

Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to Mark and the team for the professional and really friendly service they provided in setting it all up and then taking down again. They were so helpful and really went the extra mile to ensure things were just right. Thanks once again for all your help, advice and wonderful service from start to finish. I won’t hesitate to recommend you as the opportunity arises and please feel free to post this email as you wish. I will forward some photos in due course.

All the very best for the future.

Wedding – 28th June 2019 – Wickham


Dear all,

Thank you so much for the excellent service provided by your team. We couldn’t have been more pleased and the marquee provided the perfect setting for our party. The fairy lights and the paper lanterns were just perfect and it looked so pretty at night.

A “Huge Thank You” to you all.

50th Birthday party – 25th May 2019 – Warsash


To the whole team at Southern Marquees

We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding in April such a success!

The marquee looked amazing and your knowledge and experience in dealing with weddings really showed – everything was perfect. In the run up to the big day nothing was too much trouble and you answered all my Mum’s endless questions and reassured us all!

I just thought you might like to see a few pictures of the marquee on the big day…

Thank you again,

All the best,

Wedding – Stockbridge – 27th April 2019


Hi Mandy, Hugh and Mark,

Just wanted to say a big thank you for supplying us with such a fantastic marquee for our party.

We were so pleased we chose to have the venue at home I know it’s a lot of work but so worth it and your marquee and excellent service which you always provide made it as easy as it could be.

Everybody who came was so impressed with everything that you supplied and the feedback all were “amazed “!

So hopefully you will pick some business up from our board which we put up with your name on. Maybe not immediately but eventually …

Thank you once again for making our special party so special.

Birthday party – 13th October 2018 – Clanfield


Hi Mandy,

I just wanted to thank you and all of your team of helpers so much for putting up and taking down of the wonderful marquee. For a second year running the ‘boys’ have been so polite and efficient and made it all look so easy. They were never in our way and just got on with what needed to be done, all in all we were so impressed. The garden was left looking just as good as when they arrived, no tyre marks, damage to grass, left over debris, nails etc.

The wedding was an amazing day and everyone had a fantastic time. I’m just hoping our third daughter gives us at least a year off before she announces anything! Very happy to act as a reference should you ever need one.

Wedding – 31st August 2018 – Birdham


Hi Hugh and Mandy,

Would just like to say thanks to the boys with the construction of the Marquee and the taking down after.

They were all very tidy, polite and a pleasure to have working around us.

The Marquee was set out and  looked very organised and effortless to construct, yet we know how hard they work.

Thank you and the team for all your work.

Wedding – 11th August 2018 – Lower Swanwick


Dear Hugh, Mandy and Mark,

We Cannot thank you enough for your friendly skill, expertise and judgement.  We LOVED the arrangement of marquees that you set up for Frances and Simon’s wedding and Mark and I have both missed them since they were taken down.  You made the best of our garden and ceated a special venue – the best it could have been.

Daughters wedding – 4th August 2018 – Winchester

And from the bride and groom;

Dear Mandy, Hugh and everyone at Southern Marquees,

Sorry for the delay in writing to say a huge thank you for the wonderful job you did constructing the marquees for our wedding.  You did a miraculous job of squeezing it perectly into the space available and it looked absolutely stunning.  Special thanks to Mark and the team for working so hard over two days to put it all together.  We were thrilled with it and it looked even better than we imagined. Our photographer had some aerial footage so we will try and email you some shots in the near future as it does look truly magnificent!

Best Wishes,

Fran and Simon.

Wedding – 4th August 2018 – Winchester


Dear Hugh, Mandy, Jane and all The Team,
What a wonderful weekend we had for the wedding, it already seems like ages ago!
I want to take this opportunity to thank you all so much, you will never know how much I appreciated all the help you gave me, the marquee was wonderful, the pink sash and when the tables were made up really complimented each other and made the marquee look super, the dance area was great with the twinkly lights at night, everybody commented how nice it was to have the dance area separated from the reception area.
It was lovely to be able to open up the marquee day and night, the day went so quickly and in no time at all it was 1.30am in the morning!
Thank you again for putting up with me, you truly are such lovely people and I shall miss our telephone calls, I tell everyone about you and will when the photos are sorted send you some if you want to use them.

Daughter’s wedding – 4th August 2018 – Andover


Thank you so much for providing us with a wonderful marquee for our wedding. We had such a wonderful day and what you provided was perfect….

Wedding – 4th August  2018 – Poppydown Vineyard

…We cannot recommend Mandy and Hugh enough. They will go out of their way to help make your day a success and clearly know what they are doing to help make running events a lot easier.  We have used them on a number of projects with great results!


Dear Mandy and the team,

Thank you for everything you did that meant we had the most beautiful marquee for our wedding, It really looked stunning and we’re enjoying re-living how good it looked through the photographs. Thanks also for your help with the hanging of the bunting, I’m sure we would have really struggled without you. Thanks again.

Wedding – West Hill Park, Titchfield – 28th July 2018


Dear Hugh,

Just a short note to thank you for donating the use of your marquee on Saturday. Given the windy conditions we were more than grateful for something as stable and well anchored. In fact we did use it to anchor a smaller gazebo to serve as a preparation area. Another gazebo sheltering the performers was not so lucky and had to be removed as it was in danger of enveloping the accompanist.

We don’t have a final number yet but it looks as if we will raise about £2700 for the Jubilee Sailing Trust – a great result!

Your generosity was greatly appreciated.

Charity Event – 28th July 2018


Dear Mandy & Jane,
I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for the service you provided, from helping us decide what was the best design for our day, through to setting up, and being so wonderfully helpful throughout the whole journey. We could not have asked for a better service from you, and we will of course be recommending you to all our friends in the future.
Our wedding was featured via my wedding dress designers in Love Our Wedding magazine, and I mentioned the company in my text to them. Our photographer Helen Cawte has also recently shared some images on a blog that I have tagged you in on Facebook.
Thank you again for providing us such wonderful service,
Jenny & Jack
Wedding – 21st July 2018 – West Hill School

Hi Mandy, Hugh & Jane,

I just wanted to thank you and all your brilliant team of lads for such a great build.

It wasn’t an easy space and the end result was nothing short of spectacular!  It worked so well on every level and we all enjoyed a truly wonderful wedding.

It was a great service from beginning to end and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the whole experience.

Wishing you all many more sunny weddings!

Nieces wedding in Titchfield, Hampshire – 14th July 2018

and from her niece .. the bride!;

Thank you so much for all your help and support in the build up to our wedding and on the day. You made the whole process so simple and no question was too much to ask. The marquee looked like a more beautiful version of exactly what we hoped for. We especially appreciate all your guidance on picking the shape and design of the marquee and even the decor! The whole team are kind, helpful and incredibly thoughtful and we were delighted with our choice of supplier from start to finish.

We had such a fantastic wedding day and the marquee was just exactly what we wanted it looked fabulous.

Wedding – Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle – 16th June 2018


Dear Team,

On behalf of the bride and groom, as well as ourselves, we would like to thank everyone involved in providing the marquee and garden decorations.

It looked really lovely and we are so pleased that we used your services.

Everyone was extremely cheerful and nothing was too much trouble.

Best wishes,

Wedding – 26th May 2018 – Landford


Hello Mandy

Just a quick note, rather belated, to thank you for making my party such a success.  As you can see from the attached photos, the finished product looked brilliant.

I would just like to say that from my initial enquiry, all the way through to the guys clearing away the day after the event, the service provided by you was faultless. Nothing was too much trouble for you, your advice was invaluable and your staff were professional, efficient and very hard working. They were a lovely group of guys and so polite!

Olly at Clifford Brown Catering was a real find; again, thank you for the recommendation. He was excellent!

So, thank you once again, and best wishes for a busy event season.

All the best!

Anne

 Party  – Titchfield – 19th May 2018


We had the most wonderful day thank you. And SO blessed with the weather.
Many thanks!
Wedding – 7th April 2018 – Portsmouth

Thank you all very very much for all your hard work in getting the marquee up for the wedding. You were all so cheerful in quite difficult conditions and very helpful in getting the lanterns up etc etc. The weather really wasn’t on anyone’s side!

It all looked beautiful on the day and we had a wonderful happy time. The photos we have had so far are great. Thank goodness the weather was kind to us on Saturday.

Thank you very much once again.

With best wishes to you all.

(Thank you very much for leaving the garden in such a spic and span condition Our neighbours emailed us to tell us whilst we were away!

Grass is now growing back very well and David is at this moment mowing it as we only got back last night. Can’t believe this weather. I am almost too hot?!)

Wedding – 7th April 2018 – Kings Somborne


Southern Marquees is a lovely family business. Hugh, Mandy, Mark and their their team could not have been more helpful. They worked efficiently and tirelessly to make sure things were perfect and the effect for our wedding was AMAZING. They are also extremely fairly priced compared to all other companies we looked at. Hugh spent forever trying to work with the awkward garden space provided and the end result worked brilliantly. We cannot recommend them highly enough.

Wedding – 24th March 2018 – Swanmore


“Dear Mandy,
The marquee was lovely and we were warm with both heaters, and the party seemed a great success….
Here are 2 somewhat more unusual photos for your portfolio!
Thank you once again, Mandy…’til the next time!”

Golden Wedding Anniversary – March 2018 (during ‘The Beast From the East!!) – (Snowy) Winchester

March 18th 2018

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The party was a huge success due to entirely to the marquee on which we have had so many nice comments. Your ‘boys’ were a joy.

We look forward to seeing you here again for our Golden!

Everything with Southern Marquees was BRILLIANT!!

Party – December 2017 – Portchester


Thank you for your stunning marquee and many many thanks for creating such a beautiful day for us!
We will definitely be using yourselves if we ever need another marquee!

Wedding – September 2017 – Shedfield, Hampshire


We were so happy with the marquee provided by Southern marquees for our wedding in September.
Hugh and Mandy were so friendly, professional and approachable throughout the whole process. They quickly responded to any queries and gave brilliant advice meaning our marquee was perfect for our day. I would 100% recommend them to anyone. Thank you so much!

Wedding – 2nd September 2017 – West Dean Gardens, Hampshire


We used Southern Marquees for a joint 60th and 21st – They provided the most amazing marquee, lighting, tables, chairs and decoration which all come together and looked wonderful!! And when the weather came into play they were quick to provide us with a second tent which saved the party.
Mandy and Hugh were so helpful, they pointed us in the direction of catering companies – we went for Forking-out caterers (Salisbury), which we couldn’t recommend enough. On top of this they recommended an extremely good dj, Toby Oakley (New Forest) who provided an amazing evening of music and entertainment.

Mandy, Hugh, Mark and their team were so lovely and friendly. They were quick to answer any questions we had and helped up with any problems! Making the party planning stress free and thorough. In all we had an amazing evening!

This review doesn’t do justice to their amazing work!

Parties – August 2017 – Burseldon, Hampshire


The marquee was everything Jack and Katy had hoped for, they smiled the whole day.  It was a perfect day and even the weather was kind to us.  We had so many comments on the marquee and setting at West Dean. The photographer was very impressed too and we await his photos.  Thank you again for everything you did for them, it was their dream wedding and you helped it happen for them.

Wedding – August 2017 – West Dean Gardens


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our marquee for our Prom. We had several positive comments on the marquee and how beautiful it was. The students were blown away. I will send you some photos. Please pass on my thanks to your wonderful team.

Prom – June 2017 – Brune Park School, Hampshire


Southern Marquees provided a beautiful marquee for our Wedding recently. We were very impressed with the service the whole way along and would definitely recommend them. Mandy and Hugh are so helpful, professional and friendly, and made everything so easy for us. They are very quick to respond to any questions and gave very useful advice – their experience really shines through. The team who put up the marquee were brilliant, and worked incredibly hard to get it looking perfect. We had the most wonderful Wedding day and would really like to thank all the team at Southern Marquees for their part in it.

Wedding – April 2017 – Lymington, Hampshire


The service has been exceptional! The marquee is good value for money and team who put the marquee up were polite and professional. We would recommend this company to everyone considering a party in their own home. I am already planning the next event! Thank you so much!!!

50th Birthday Party – January 2017 – Sarisbury Green 


Some might avoid planning a party in the winter but this family were determined not to let a very special 90th birthday pass without a celebration and this lovely letter proves that you should not let the damp November days prevent you from holding a party;

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.

Hamble – November 2016


Thank you Southern Marquees for providing such a professional and helpful service. The marquee was perfect for our big day, it provided the perfect venue for our DJ and dancefloor (which our guests made great use of). We were extremely impressed with the service the guys who erected the marquee provided. They really went above and beyond to help us out with fixing our gazebo onto the side, when we came across issues. We will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs a marquee in the future.

Wedding – September 2016


Duncan and I were married at Bossington House on Saturday 6th August. We had the most perfect day and a huge part of that was down to the time, energy and attention that we received from both Mandy and Hugh at Southern Marquees throughout the whole build up to the wedding. For me personally, they were true gems, always on hand to answer questions, offer advice, and not only about the marquee, but with all areas of the wedding. Nothing was too much trouble, even inviting my Mum and I for tea. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with during what was sometimes a stressful time, and I literally cannot recommend their products and service highly enough. I will talk about Southern Marquees far and wide, and send heartfelt thanks to Mandy, Hugh and all their team.

Wedding – Bossington House – August 2016


Thank you for everything! The recommendations were fab, the marquee looked
fab and the party was a great success! It was a total pleasure and I’m just trying to think of another excuse for a party!

Party – West Hill Park – August 2016


Just pausing for breath after last weekend!
Just a note to say thank you so much to you and all your team for making Saturday and Sunday such special days – everything went beautifully thanks to all your preparation and knowledge and the Marquee was beautiful.
We would highly recommend you without hesitation to anyone needing a marquee.
Maybe the next family wedding although we have told them both to elope!!!

Portchester – August 2016


We are hoping it will be a good day and that the weather will be kind to us. We’ve had so many conflicting reports regarding the weather, so fingers crossed.

I have to say the young men who came to put up the marquee were excellent, and a credit to your company, especially the supervisor (sorry I didn’t get his name). Nothing was too much trouble and they went about their work with pride and efficiency. Please pass on my sincere thanks for a job well done.

I will certainly try and get some photos for you.

Emsworth – June 2016


Thank you for providing a brilliant wedding reception venue – everyone had a fabulous time and the marquee just looked sensational. Thank you all for your very kind and helpful service – I shall certainly always be recommending you to everyone in the future!

Hollybank House – May 2016


Dear Mandy and Hugh,

Well Kit and Alex’s wedding is over and I just wanted to thank you and your team so much for providing such a fantastic marquee at Hill Place – it really did exceed all our expectations. From the start, when we met you at your home to discuss the wedding, you have been so helpful and supportive and your suggestions were always welcome. It was great for us to see the marquee taking shape and then when it was fully set up with tables, flowers etc. it looked just beautiful. I had a marquee at my wedding 35 years ago and whilst they have obviously changed a great deal since then there is something rather special about having a marquee wedding as opposed to a rather bland hotel reception. You certainly succeeded in providing Kit and Alex with the perfect backdrop for their wedding.

Hill Place June 2016


Just pausing for breath after last weekend!

Just a note to say thank you so much to you and all your team for making Saturday and Sunday such special days – everything went beautifully thanks to all your preparation and knowledge and the Marquee was beautiful.

We would highly recommend you without hesitation to anyone needing a marquee.

Maybe the next family wedding although we have told them both to elope!!!

Portchester – August 2016


Duncan and I were married at Bossington House on Saturday 6th August. We had the most perfect day and a huge part of that was down to the time, energy and attention that we received from both Mandy and Hugh at Southern Marquees throughout the whole build up to the wedding. For me personally, they were true gems, always on hand to answer questions, offer advice, and not only about the marquee, but with all areas of the wedding. Nothing was too much trouble, even inviting my Mum and I for tea. They were an absolute pleasure to deal with during what was sometimes a stressful time, and I literally cannot recommend their products and service highly enough. I will talk about Southern Marquees far and wide, and send heart felt thanks to Mandy, Hugh and all their team.

Bossington House – August 2016


It was a fantastic day and the marquee looked beautiful, thanks for everything you did for us to make it go so smoothly. The band were also brilliant so thank you for recommending them to us. We’re off on our honeymoon to Barbados on Thursday so looking forward to that! Thanks to you both again and I’ll be recommending you to everyone.

Wedding – Hollybank House – May 2015


We found Southern Marquees to be friendly, hard working, assisted with queries outside of their remit! Mandy hung our lanterns for us as we struggled for time! The marquee was clean and looked wonderful once up at Hollybank House. Could not have been happier! Thanks Southern! You really helped make our day and weekend WONDERFUL x

Wedding – Hollybank House – July 2015


Thank You for going above and beyond to make our day exactly as we wanted and so much more!  Everyone loved the marquee and how the bunting was set up.  Thank you so much for all your help and recommendations.  Hope to cross paths again in the future!

Wedding – New Forest – August 2015 


Thank you very much for everything you have done for us again. The wedding went very well thank you and the marquee was just perfect.  We are pleased you are happy with how the marquee was left. Will most definitely send you some photos.Thanks again to you and your team.

Wedding – Timsbury Manor – August 2015


Many thanks for all your help and calming comments during the preparations for Andy’s 50th birthday party. Your great organisational skills and sense of humour have proved invaluable.  We are delighted with the marquee and looking forward to the party!

50th Birthday Party – Romsey – September 2015


We had a fabulous evening ,the marquee looked beautiful, we danced all night ! The guys did a great job putting it up and dismantling and my lawn was still lovely when it was gone.

Party – Warsash New Years Eve – 2014


We’re back from honeymoon now and just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for everything that you did to help us have the most perfect and amazing wedding. The marquee was just beautiful and you were amazing from start to finish! As soon as we have our pics – I will send you some of the marquee and just how beautiful it really was!

Wedding – Houghton Lodge, Stockbridge, Hampshire -May 2014


If you could have been a fly on the wall you would have been grinning ear to ear – everyone was mightily impressed with how nice the marquee was!

Wedding – Southampton – May 2014


We approached Southern Marquees firstly for our Golden Wedding celebrations and more recently for a family wedding reception.
From the outset they produced plans and suggestions and then put it all into practice exactly as we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble and continued liaison with the caterers resulted in a smoothly run and faultless occasion.
It was fascinating to see the speed with which the marquees were assembled by a team of young men and when they were later removed and packed away the garden looked quite bereft without them.
I cannot recommend Southern Marquees, with Hugh and Mandy and their team highly enough. Their professionalism, hard work and cheerfulness ensured we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves without a care in the world!

Wedding – Titchfield, Hampshire – May 2104


Thank you to everyone at Southern Marquees! Your help and service was amazing! Having the marquee was amazing faultless beautiful and made our day extra special so thank you all so much especially Mandy for all your advice and help to choose the right marquee, even a few last minute changes weren’t a problem thank you !

Wedding – Hollybank House, Emsworth – June 14


Once again a huge thank you for your contribution to making Jo & Chris’s wedding so special.
The new marquee looked amazing and the band were very grateful for the gazebo!!
No more weddings! I need another excuse for a party….

Wedding – West Hill Park School, Titchfield – July 14


Thank you so much for all your help with the wedding planning and for providing us with such a beautiful marquee! It was so kind of you to erect it slightly earlier and to help string up all the bunting – apologies if I was a bit demanding! The end result looked so much better than I’d ever envisaged and the whole day just blew my expectations. It really was the happiest day of our lives and thank you for helping make it possible. Love Fi & Rory

Wedding – West Hill Park School, Titchfield – July 14


We just hired a marquee from Southern Marquees and they were just fantastic. From the overall booking process to update emails and the instillation it was just so professional – no hassle, no dramas just perfect! Thank you so much Southern Marquees for making our party such a massive success!
After working in the events arena for over 10 years I could not recommend Southern Marquees highly enough.

Party – Bursledon, Hampshire – July 14


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.
Many thanks – I am not planning a celebration for the foreseeable future –
but you never know!
Very best wishes

Party – Chidham, West Sussex – Sept 14


Hi Mandy! Proper thank yous to follow but we just thought you may like to see this one photo of our marquee with the flowers in. A HUGE thank you to you and the team for providing us with our dream marquee, it couldn’t have been more perfect and it completely made our reception – we had so many comments on how beautiful it looked! Love Alice and Chris xxx

Wedding – Stansted, Rowlands Castle – Sept 14


Thank you for all your help in the creation of our beautiful day! It was simply perfect!

Wedding – Farleigh Mortimer, Basingstoke, Hampshire – Sept 14


With the addition of Rosies homegrown flowers, the marquee looked amazing! Thank you Southern Marquees!

Superb service and very pleasant and helpful people to work with. Could not have asked for more when I hired them for my son’s wedding recently. Simply the best!

Wedding – Wickham Vineyard, Hampshire Sept 14