Marquee Hire is an award-winning, full-service marquee hire company

Trafalgar and JF Marquees is an award-winning, full-service marquee and event management company, founded by James Morris in 2007.

Like all great entrepreneurial ideas, JF began on the back of a beer mat, eventually building into one of the largest businesses of its kind in London and south-west England.

Part of this growth includes the merging with Trafalgar Marquees, founded by Stephen Shiner, who, as the current Operations Director, is the man behind the day-to-day runnings. Indeed, the joint venture has diversified the event company’s capabilities in size, scope and service.

This was just the first of two additional acquisitions, with Morris and Shiner, who have sites in Cobham, Marquee Hire Surrey, and Petworth,Marquee Hire Sussex, adding event furniture and Marquee Hire to their holdings.

LATEST NEWS

We’re delighted to be featured in the Surrey Advertiser Business news pages in a story headlined:

Such an Honour for James Morris to win this prestigious award.

Top marquees: Young entrepreneur scoops leading business award.

The article reports our Business Excellence Award as Best Marquee Hire, South East and names some of our blue chip clients such as The Royal Society, English Heritage and BP.

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Best Marquee Hire Company, South East 2016

We are extremely proud (and just a little bit excited), to announce our membership of Surrey Chambers of Commerce.

In becoming members of this dynamic business group, we not only join a number of our suppliers and clients but also reaffirm our commitment to doing business in Surrey.

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Marquee Hire outstanding event

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH OPENS WOODBERRY WETLANDS

David Attenborough in one of our marquees for the launce of Woodberry Wetlands.

Our team had quite the ‘wild’ day out last weekend. Woodberry Wetlands approached our company to provide an event space for the opening of their beautiful wetlands centre on 30th April, after all it has been closed to the public for 200 years.

To add to the sense of occasion, the centre was opened by eminent broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough.

With a note from the client; “Thanks for a grand job at Woodberry Wetlands launch”, it is another success to add to our proved track record in delivering outstanding marquee events.

THE EVENT

The opening of Woodberry Wetlands, a beautiful space centre to be opened by Sir David Attenborough on 30th April.

THE CHALLENGE

The challenge was simple for Marquee Hire Surrey, to create an exceptional marquee event space to hold VIP’s, press, and of course, Sir David for the opening of this stunning space in London.

Build and de-rig were to be on the same day, so our team needed to use a structure that could be set up and taken down within this timelines.

THE SOLUTION

Whilst the site spans the size of over 13 football pitches, the size allocated for the marquee was somewhat smaller.

Marquee Hire arrived on site on Saturday at 0730 to begin build of a 6m x21m marquee, which needed to be weighted using our marquee weights as it was situated on hard standing. The marquee needed one side open to enjoy the stunning vistas across the wetlands, with access to the rear for catering a services. At one end of the marquee a small stage was constructed for speeches and formalities.

There is no function that is too much of a challenge for Marquee Hire and Marquee Hire Sussex to handle. Their years of knowledge and expertise shows in the professionalism they show with every event.

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Marquee Hire have spectacular themes available

Trafalgar & JF Marquees have been extremely busy these first few months of the year. They recently exhibited at an events conference in Kensington Olympia.

International Confex

The UK’s leading exhibition International Confex for the meetings and events industry, Marquee Hire exhibited on the 2nd and 3rd of March allowing Marquee Hire Surrey the opportunity of showcasing their large range of marquees.

Many people had the amazing opportunity to meet our award-winning team, as well our clients, like The Jockey Club, Hilton Hotels and many more. The event was extremely successful with many customers stopping for a chit-chat over tea and biscuits.

Aside from meeting and greeting the exhibitors, visitors were able to listen to keynote speeches from luminaries, such as model and actress Lily Cole, the founder of impossible.com, an altruistic social network, plus Goggle box’s Steph and Dom.

Other highlights included: a VIP lounge sponsored by Venuelior, chocolates courtesy of Montezuma and complimentary head shots for your social media accounts.

Marquee Hire Sussex team have extensive experience setting up marquees across Sussex, Surrey and beyond, each one can be customised to complement the style of event.

Click here for fabulous marquee hire themes and choose the perfect wedding, party or corporate event.

Marquee Hire answer questions frequently asked

Marquee Hire have many years in the marquee industry having assisted thousands of individuals and corporate companies with events since inception. Marquee Hire have a team of professional staff who are trained in every aspect of marquees and co-ordinating functions.

With many reasons to throw a marquee party, from Weddings to Christmas, christenings to Bar mitzvahs or Bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, engagement parties and anniversaries might bring about some questions that we can help you answer. Marquee Hire Surrey are available if you have any unanswered questions.

Are the marquees safe? 

Yes, our marquees are fully staked and weighted and completely fire resistant and weatherproof. They are made in accordance with EC safety standards. However to ensure a dry floor in wet conditions we would recommend that you have a hard floor.

How many guests can I accommodate in a marquee? 

What type of event are you holding? Work out the number of guests, whether they will be seated or standing. Then you possibly need to add on space for dance floors, stages, reception areas. As a general rule of thumb you need 8 sq ft minimum per person for a standing event, 15 sq ft per person minimum if they are seated. Our advisors will be able to inform you of the size marquee you need. 

Marquee flooring 

Our normal flooring is matting – similar to coconut matting – which is a close weaved man-made fibre which is sufficient for most marquee surfaces. Friendly to high heels too! However we can provide hard flooring, which we would recommend that you cover with a carpet, if the surface requires it.

How many guests can I accommodate in a marquee? 

What type of event are you holding? Work out the number of guests, whether they will be seated or standing. Then you possibly need to add on space for dance floors, stages, reception areas. As a general rule of thumb you need 8 sq ft minimum per person for a standing event, 15 sq ft per person minimum if they are seated. Our advisors will be able to inform you of the size marquee you need.

A wedding fit for a princess

Have you ever wanted the wedding of your dreams? Perhaps as a little girl growing up you day dreamed about the perfect white wedding. The time has come for that special day and you can’t find a suitable venue within your budget or perhaps you have the perfect setting however there is nowhere to have the reception.

Marquee Hire will help make that special dream come true with some amazing marquee designs and décor. You can choose a winter wonderland wedding with special effect lighting and heating you will be able to dance the night away with the new love of your life and your friends.

The skies the limit with the right choice of marquee, you can fit it out in any theme you wish.

Marquee Hire have been involved in hundreds of weddings, functions and special events so they will be able to advise you the best as they draw on all the years of experience to give you sound advice.

Marquee Hire Surrey is your one stop marquee shop when it comes to corporate functions, christenings, weddings etc. they are often featured in magazines or in the news for events they are involved in. Go on line and you can do your own hiring calculation with Marquee Hire Sussex on line calculator for your convenience