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Recruiting Now Delivery and Installation Manager

Recruiting Now Delivery and Installation Manager

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Wedding Marquee Hire Guide For Beginners

Wedding Marquee Hire Guide For Beginners

Wedding Marquee Hire - Guide For Beginners -  If you have always dreamed about your perfect outdoor wedding then a marquee can provide a blank canvas and the flexibility to create something totally unique and personal. We specialise in wedding marquee hire in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol and The Midlands supplying upwards of 100 couples per year with various different marquees for their special occasion. We have put together a list of essential questions to ask any marquee provider and tips to make sure nothing is left to chance. - The overall size of you marquee is of paramount importance so when first discussing your requirements...

Open Weekend, Malvern College, 1st and 2nd April 2017

Open Weekend, Malvern College, 1st and 2nd April 2017

We are holding our next Open Weekend over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd April 2017. This will provide everyone that attends with a great opportunity to view all of our wedding marquees and associated services, giving you the opportunity to experience how we might be able to help you. We will be displaying a variety of different options and will be working with some of our recommended suppliers and industry experts to bring you a variety of options to see. For more information or to book a viewing appointment at a time convenient for you please do get in touch.  We look forward to seeing you at our Open Weekend event. The times of he event

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 25

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone from West Country Marquees!

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 24

Winter Proposal, Summer Wedding -  For all those that get engaged around this time of year, firstly congratulations, and secondly it's not too late to organise your summer 2017 wedding with us. Please do get in touch - we look forward to hearing from you.

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 23

Make an Entrance - With a wide range of ways to create an entrance you can really give guests at your event a great first impression. Whether you need a large space to meet and greet people, provide welcome drinks, display a seating plan, or use it as a space that doubles up for a bar area or soft seating area your entrance to your marquee can be much more than a space with a set of doors. We can provide Chinese Hat, clear gable ends and clear roofs, separate annexes on the side of our marquees and also create entrances that lead from 6m in width to 9m in width, from 9m wide into a larger 12m wide marquee or from 12m wide into a much larger 15m

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 22

The Romance of a Marquee Wedding -  Whether it is your first dance or cutting your wedding cake a marquee wedding can provide you with the perfect backdrop for your big day. We take so much pride from working with each and every wedding couple that we provide marquees for. I think these photos speak for themselves.

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 21

Furniture Styles -  With a variety of furniture styles to choose from we are sure to have the right furniture for your event. Whether you are looking for banqueting chairs such as our limewash chiavari chairs or natural wooden Cheltenham chairs or something more simply like a wooden folding chair, white plastic bistro chair or folding plastic chair are sure to have what you want – we can even do natural wooden high chairs for little ones. We can also provide 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 5ft 6 inch and 6ft round tables as well as 6ft x 2ft 6 inch, 4ft x 2ft 6 inch trestle tables as well as rustic vintage trestle tables that do not require table linen. This

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 20

Out of Season Discounts – Marquees All Year Round - Although the Summer months are always our busiest as a marquee company we can and do provide marquees at any time of the year for all sorts of different events and occasions. In fact, if you book a marquee with us in the Spring, Autumn or Winter we may be able to provide you with discount on your booking. Please do get in touch to find out more. We can provide double glazed entrance doors, solid wooden flooring with new carpet, a variety of internal and external lighting options, and even thermostat controlled heating.

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 19

Not sure if you have space for a marquee? -  Here at West Country Marquees we offer free site visits and really do encourage potential customers to make the most of this. If you are wondering whether or not the space you have is suitable for a marquee we can come and pay you a visit to measure up and discuss what might be able to be done with the space. We have a variety of different shapes and sizes of marquees and can build marquees on grass, lawns, fields, tarmac, gravel and even on concrete. Take a look at some of these photos to see how we have accommodate marquees in spaces you may not think a marquee could go.

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 18

Silenced Generators, Luxury Toilets and Thermostat Controlled Heating -  When holding a marquee event quite often it is not only the marquee and items or services that go in it that you have to think about. That’s why we can supply and arrange silenced generators, luxury toilet units and thermostat controlled heaters to help ensure your event goes smoothly. Our silenced generators come with all electrical distribution (sockets and leads) included as well as more than enough fuel for your event. Our luxury toilets often surprise people with their sophisticated internal look and feel, and our heating can ensure people do not feel the

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 17

Chinese Hats -  Chinese Hats are a great way of creating a grand entrance. We have 3m & 6m hats available and can be linked together to make larger entrances or annexes. In the day they look great with our panoramic windows and by night just as good with the help of roof lighting.

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 16

Building your Marquee -  At West Country Marquees we only employ hard-working, efficient and most importantly friendly staff to ensure that your marquee is set up on time. An average build will take us a day or 2 and will be finished (venue permitting) a full day before your event. Here is a time lapse video showing a wedding marquee being erected...actual set up time was about 3 hrs.

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 15

The Wedding Breakfast -  Having a marquee for your wedding means that some of the space will be dedicated to an area to seat you and your friends and family for your wedding breakfast. Eating, drinking, the speeches, taking your seat at your top table, and cutting the cake are can all important parts of your big day, and often take place in the space you have for your wedding breakfast. We can provide a variety of finishes to help you achieve the look and feel you want to for this space of your marquee. With a variety of table styles and sizes and chair options we can help create the ideal space. Whether you are looking for large round

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 14

Linings with a difference -  Here at West Country Marquees we pride ourselves on being able to create spaces customers love, enjoy and making their own. That’s why we are able to provide a variety of different linings to meet your needs. Our linings internally hide all of the PVC and marquee framework that make up the components of each marquee structure. Although ivory pleated linings are the most common we can also provide other styles and options for your linings. We can provide coloured linings in the form of roof coloured overlays, swags, window drapes and wall overlays. These can complement a colour theme for a wedding or party,

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 13

Sloping ground, no problem -  For some, finding space to accommodate a marquee is not always the simplest task especially if the ground or the site they have for their marquee is not quite level. We are able to solve this problem by providing a suspended flooring system that can level out sloping ground. This clever method means that a sloping gradient can become flat so there is no need to worry about how furniture might sit on uneven ground, or worry that a sloping marquee location might ruin your event. For uneven but level ground, we can simply provide a solid wooden interlocking board floor without the need for a suspended flooring

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25 Days of Christmas Day 12

Ceremony, Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception all Under One Roof - We work with some couples that like to use their wedding marquee for every part of their wedding day. To have some sort of ceremony or blessing, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception all in your wedding marquee can be achieved and if this is what you want to do we can help you to achieve it. Working with you and your suppliers we can help come up with a marquee layout and planned schedule that enables this to become a reality. Take a look at these photos of a summer wedding that created a beautiful aisle to walk down with the help of our limewash chiavari...

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 11

Simple, Stylish and Elegant -  Quite often in life the simple things are the things that bring us the most pleasure. This wedding in the Cotswolds looked fantastic both inside and out, but the look and feel was not over complicated. Internally rows of trestle tables with white table linen and rustic table runners and chiavari chairs sat all of the wedding party for the wedding breakfast. Overhead were rungs of bunting and crystal chandeliers. The dance floor, with starlight linings above it, was hidden during the day by a dividing curtain which was then pulled up ready for the first dance! Externally a Chinese Hat helped to give the marquee

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 10

Flying High -  New to our ever-expanding list of equipment this year has been our trusty flying drone. This has allowed us to take some interesting photos and videos of our marquees that normal ground shots simply cannot capture. It also allows us to show the scale of some of our marquee work and how the layout of each marquee ties in with the surrounding landscape and setting. See what you think to some of our work in these videos (and check to see if our marquee roofs are clean!) A special thanks must go to our drone pilot, Captain Richard.

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 9

Adding colour to your marquee (with your carpet) - For some, marquees can be very white or ivory. This can be true, but we prefer to think of this as your blank canvass. Although we can provide a wide variety of lighting styles, different furniture options, different looking dance floors, and alternative linings options, clear roofs, gables, and panorama windows your wedding marquee is still yours to style how you want. Table decorations, your use of flowers, the choice of barn frontage and all of the additional decorations you opt for are just a few examples of things that all add up to make a difference to the look and feel of your wedding...

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 8

As clear as can be - Clear PVC looks great on all sorts of marquees. Our clear panoramic window walls are clear from floor to eave height and can also be fully opened up. These windows are great at showing off a good view and also letting lots of natural light in. On our Chinese Hats we have 6m wide one piece clear panoramic windows which look great. We can make out entire marquee gable ends clear so you can see out all the way up to the apex of the roof gable end. We can even do clear roofs, which work well as an entrance space, as a veranda or even over your dance floor. Check out these photos to see how good our clear PVC can look for yourself.

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25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DAY 7

Working with customers and suppliers – Florists Here at West Country Marquees we like to ensure that every event we supply a marquee for goes smoothly. This means we are on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have as a customer or any questions your chosen suppliers might have. When it comes to working with florists we are happy to provide whatever information is required. For example, we have been asked to help suspend flowers from the internal ceiling spaces of our marquees. We are also often asked for table dimensions, marquee dimensions should as the internal ridge height, eave height, and table size dimensions all to provide

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25 Days of Christmas Day 6

Bright Ideas – Lighting When the sun sets on your wedding day, party or corporate event creating the feel and look you want can be heavily influenced by the style and amount of lighting you have. We have lots of different types of lighting so whether it is our dimmable 8 arm chrome chandeliers or elegant crystal chandeliers that help light up your internal roof space, or a more contemporary look of pin spot lighting your marquee can look great throughout the entire evening. We can also provide warm white fairy lights throughout the internal roof space of our marquees and starlight linings adding sparkle to the night. A mirror ball with...

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25 Days of Christmas Day 5

It’s all about the planning On the lead up to any event we hope the weather is good, we ensure our marquees are clean and in great condition and we start to get excited about what we are going to build and provide for a customer. Prior to all of this though much thought goes into each and every event we work on. From the initial contact and enquiry we receive and deal with right through to when we arrive on the day to build a marquee. As well as being on hand at the end of the phone or in reply to an email we provide free site visits to all customers whether for a garden party to seat 30 of your close friends and family, or if you are holding

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25 Days of Christmas Day 4

Ideas Brought to Life We work with a lot of couples to help make their wedding marquee ideas a reality. We aim to offer a personal approach and service to every couple we work with which is why the member of the team who goes out to meet a couple on a site visit prior to booking is always the member of the team leading the build in the week leading up to the wedding. A recent couple we worked with provide an interview to Hitched Wedding Magazine. In it they talked about the whole experience of just being married. What the bride had to say about the marquee makes all of our hard work worth while…. …What was your favourite thing

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25 Days of Christmas Day 3

Annual Events with a Difference! Quite often we work on events that take place each year on annual basis and as a result get asked to help make each event different to the previous year. These photos show what we have done with an annual event that takes place at the wonderful Malvern College each year. Working with our friends and industry recommended suppliers we are able to bring together specialised suppliers of internal linings and furnishings to create a look to meet our client’s ideas, requirements and expectations. Our ability to liaise and co-ordinate such work allows us to help create some fantastic looking spaces within our marquees. If

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25 Days of Christmas Day 2

Here at West Country Marquees we do not just provide wedding marquees, but marquees for all sorts of events and occasions. These include working with business to provide corporate marquees. At the end of September we worked with the event organisers of the Dell Management Challenge set in the Brecon Beacons.  The Dell Management Challenge is a unique 4 dimensional competitive event aimed at optimising management team performance and delivering positive charitable outcomes. A team, comprising of 6 + 1 ‘Team Enabler’, participate in: -        A 2 day Adventure Race (canoeing, mountain biking,...

25 Days of Christmas Day 1

25 Days of Christmas Day 1

On the lead up to Christmas the team at West Country Marquees thought we would do our own virtual advent calendar and count-down to Christmas by showing you some of our work from the past year. For the next 25 days we will be publishing wonderful photos and information about the work we have been up to in 2016. This stunning 12m curved roof wedding marquee with Chinese Hat annexe for a wedding at the wonderful Felin Newydd House. Our work on this wedding led the father of the bride to write to us to thank us. See what he had to say below….. We just wanted you and your team to know how delighted we were with the marquee. Everybody commented...

South Wales Wedding Marquee

South Wales Wedding Marquee

      Here are some photos from a wedding marquee we supplied at Glangrwyney Court in South Wales back in July. There were 100 guests during the day and a further 50 in the evening. Hanging lanterns and solid bood floor with new carpet gave the marquee a modern look. Glangrwyney Court is one of several venues we supply marquees to in south wales. Click here to see our recommended venues. 

Marquee Open Days 12th and 13th March

Marquee Open Days 12th and 13th March

Our next marquee open days are now booked in for 12th & 13th March 2016 and will be held at Spetchley Park Gardens on the outskirts of Worcester. We will be showing a selection of our marquee range including chinese hats, various linings & flooring finishes, banqueting chairs & tables along with sofas & rattan furniture. It's a great opportunity to meet our teams from both Worcester & Hereford branches and to discuss your requirements in greater detail. The event runs from 10am to 4pm on both days and you are welcome to simply turn up on the weekend and browse or we also offer appointments so that we can ensure that one of

Kidderminster Wedding Marquee

Kidderminster Wedding Marquee

This marquee wedding was held nr Kidderminter, Worcestershire in September 2015. We erected the marquee in damp conditions on an equine menage area which made things more complicated that most marquee hire set ups but the finished marquee was very impressive - the bride & grooms decorations in the marquee looked great too! We provide marquee hire throughout Worcestershire including marquee hire in Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, & Droitwich.  If you would like t o find out more about our wedding marquee hire service please contact us or perhaps visit us at our open weekend nr Worcester on 12th/13th March 2016.

Wedding Marqueee in Birmingham

Wedding Marqueee in Birmingham

In August we helped with a wedding marquee in Birmingham at The Bluecoat School. The marquee had rows of tables and featured a double chinese hat (or pagoda) entrance & bar area and the marquee was dressed with large paper lanterns.  We had to work closely with the school to ensure that the disruption to them was minimised and we even had the marquee removed by lunchtime the following day.  If you'd like more information on Birmingham marquee hire and the areas we operate in or wedding marquee in general please let us know.

Cotswold Wedding Marquee

Cotswold Wedding Marquee

Back on the summer of 2015 we provided a stunning wedding marquee in the quaint village of Bagendon in the Cotswolds. It was the 2nd wedding in as many years for the the family and the bride wanted something a bit different to the marquee we provided a year earlier.  The space available was quite limited so we opted for rows of trestle tables with chiavari chairs to maximise the number of guests we could accomodate in our marquee. For more information on Cotswold Marquee Hire please contact us for a no obligation site meeting & quote.

Herefordshire Wedding Marquee

Herefordshire Wedding Marquee

We were in Herefordshire for this country wedding back in August and were finally blessed with some lovely weather when erecting. All the guests certainly made the most of the marquee not leaving until the next morning after dirnking the bar dry.  If you're thinking about hiring a marquee in Herefordshire or anywhere in the modlands then please do contact us and we can provide you with as much information as possible. 

Malvern College Summer Ball Marquee

Malvern College Summer Ball Marquee

Back in June our Worcester marquee hire branch provided marquees for Malvern Colleges summer balls. With help from our friends at Oasis Events we supplied additional chill out areas to the function rooms at the venue. 

Staffordshire Wedding Marquee

Staffordshire Wedding Marquee

We travelled up to Staffordshire in August for Natalie & Wills wedding. We provided a lovely wedding marquee with triple chinese hat entrance, white LED dancefloor & starlight linings and even provided covered areas for the cloakroom & toilets.  

Autumn Viewing Event

Autumn Viewing Event

Autumn Viewing Event – The Barn at Brynich, Brecon – Saturday 25th October 2014 As summer leaves us and Autumn is on our doorstep it is the time of year for us to showcase our marquees and the services and options we have to offer at our Autmun Viewing Event. This is taking place on Saturday 25th October 2014 and is going to be held within the beautiful grounds of The Barn at Brynich in Brecon. This is a great opportunity to view a range of marquees and a variety of different options, including different flooring, lighting, dance floors, linings and furniture options. We will also have some of our recommended suppliers...

Marquee Hire 2014 and South Wales and Herefordshire

Marquee Hire 2014 and South Wales and Herefordshire

The year of 2014 has been our best ever for marquee hire in Hereford and South Wales. With numerous marquees going out every weekend throughout the summer we have had to take on more staff to cope with the demand. Please see below a selection of photos from all of the wedding marquee hire events we have done in Herefordshire & South Wales this summer. We are taking wedding marquee bookings and party marquee bookings for summer 2015 and are already half full, so please don’t delay in talking to us about your upcoming event.

Wedding Marquees at Glangrwyney Court Crickhowell Powys

Wedding Marquees at Glangrwyney Court Crickhowell Powys

Here are a selection of photos of wedding marquees we have provided at the stunning Glangrwyney Court in Crickhowell, Powys. Nestled amid the Black Mountain and Brecon Beacons, Glangrwyney Court offers a venue which is distinctly different in the most beautiful country setting. Many of these photos are from wedding marquees we have supplied on the Barn Lawn which allows couples to seat up to 120 guests for their wedding breakfast. We have also supplied add-on wedding marquees on the courtyard; extending the space available within the barn for your big day. If you would like to enquire about a wedding marquee at this fabulous venue then please

FlashPix Photobooths

FlashPix Photobooths

FlashPix are a Birmingham photo booth hire company based in Worcester, renting mobile photo booths for parties, weddings, corporate functions or any event you want across the West Midlands.  We can make your function that little bit different so that people remember their night for years to come.  Make your event special – party photo booths are fun, different, and really help your event become a night people will love to remember!” www.flash-pix-photobooths.co.uk