We have been working hard over the winter to source the very best equipment for the 2016 season.

We are very pleased to announce that we now have taken ownership of a 6m x 15m clear span Marquee. This marquee allows us to build in 3m bays and we can build on patios. With the addition of linings we can create a luxuriously opulent space that will have the most discerning guests very impressed.

We will also be taking ownership of 2 Pagoda marquees in April. These marquees are a peaked roof marquee also known as ‘Chinese hat’ marquees. With no internal poles they offer up a great space that can used as a feature to any party offering you peace of mind in case the weather turns, or can be joined onto our existing stock as a entrance marquee or as a catering tent.

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New stock for 2015!

We are pretty excited to unveil new stock for 2015 in the form of clearspan marquees. Up until now we have only stocked capri marquees, which we absolutely love, however we can offer even more versatility now that we have two very different types of marquee to offer our lovely customers.

We haven’t had the new marquees very long, so we haven’t got many photos to showcase as yet, but here are a few pictures we took from our first couple of jobs.

Here is a 9m x 6m clearspan marquee mid set up in a stunning garden in Bedfordshire.

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And this is what it looked like when it was complete and ready for the customers to come in and decorate ahead of their wedding in this beautiful country garden setting.

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These marquees come in 3 sizes, so are very flexible. The sizes are 9m x 6m, 9m x 9m and 9m x 12m. Here is the 9m x 12m up at a corporate event in Northamptonshire last month.

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We love our new marquees and our first few customers have too so we are very excited! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like a quote.

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Milestone Birthday Parties

We love receiving photos from our customers and here are some great pictures taken from Sarah who celebrated her 40th birthday with a party in her garden in Amersham, Hertfordshire. We thought the decoration both inside and out of the marquee looked brilliant, with the primary colour balloons and sign outside of the tent really highlighting the fun circus theme.

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The hay bales and gingham blankets around the dance floor were a great touch and perfect for resting sore feet after carving up the dance floor for hours!

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The party was a great success with guests making incredible effort with their fancy dress costumes.

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If you’re planning a milestone birthday and have an idea for an outdoor event that is likely to go on into the night, we can’t recommend a capri marquee enough. See more photos of our marquees on our gallery and if you would like to find out more, you can find all our contact details here.

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Corporate Events

It’s been an incredibly busy season so far for us during 2014 with plenty of weddings, garden parties and birthday celebrations taking place in our marquees. One of the events which we managed to get hold of some great photos from was this Carnival themed corporate event which was held in Milton Keynes.

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The sun was shining and so the marquee walls were off to allow for the sunshine to fill the venue. We were told the shade provided from the marquee was much appreciated in the heat of the day. There was plenty of entertainment for the employees to enjoy including a mariachi band who looked as if they’d stepped straight out of a Doritos ad!

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The brightly coloured table cloths looked like they had been chosen to accessorise with all the fantastic bright colours in the samba dancers costumes. This corporate party was well timed with the beginning of the world cup, hence the fun South American Carnival theme of the event.

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There was even a giant human table football tournament, a mini world cup tourny taking place within the office gardens in Buckinghamshire!

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And what’s a South American/Mexican themed party without a piñata or 2 to keep the big kids happy with all that sugar?!

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This corporate event hosted 150 seated guests with two of our marquees joined together. Marquees With Pryde cater for events of all sizes, so get in touch if you would like our help planning your next work party.

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Party Party Party!

Having just returned from a fantastic family reunion over the bank holiday weekend, I’ve come to the conclusion that there really is nothing like a good party to get the weekend off to a swing!

I’m lucky in my business as I get the chance to be involved in so many exciting parties and knowing that my marquees could save the day if the weather turns for the worst makes me feel all the better for providing all the equipment you need to get the party started.

In the last couple of weeks our marquees have made an appearance at plenty of fun events including a festival in Harlington called Hill Fest which looked like great fun with lots of arts and crafts on sale plus activities inside the tent to entertain all ages.

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I’ve also set up (and taken down) a couple of my biggest tents for a big wedding in Watford which I was very excited about as it meant that I got to use my brand new marquees for the first of many events this year.

With garden parties, World Cup gatherings and big birthday celebrations (plus lots more weddings) coming up, I’m looking forward to a busy season of doing the job I truly love and the best part of all is hearing from my happy customers when I’m taking down the equipment.

What parties are you most looking forward to this season?

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First signs of Spring!

Though spring may not have ‘sprung’ just yet and with half the country still under water I have been getting very excited with the thought of this coming Marquee Season! Already my calendar is looking busy and with new enquiries coming in each week I know this will be my busiest year yet!

I have a good mix of Wedding Bookings, Milestone Birthdays and Trade Shows, which all require an individual strategy for each event, I am already planning the set-up and take down dates.

As always I am encouraging anyone thinking about hosting a party this year to plan for the worse but hope for the best. So get in contact today and we can supply you with everything that you will need to guarantee the English Summer wont ruin your big Party.

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Children’s Parties

Having a birthday in August, you would hope that you’d be blessed with beautiful weather for your special day. However, living in England, we just never know what the weather will do on the day so we have to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. On the day of a very special little lady’s 1st birthday party it was unfortunately a very grey and rainy day, but luckily her parents had thought ahead and had one of our marquees booked and it was put up in their Bedfordshire garden.

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Our 20 x 20 foot marquee fitted perfectly in their garden in Great Denham and with friends, family and neighbours all coming round to celebrate, the marquee was decorated with pretty bunting, food was laid out and the party was ready to begin.

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The cake table looked great in the corner of the marquee too!

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With the food and drink tables tucked to one side and chairs around the edges of the marquee, there was plenty room for the children to run around and play with their toys in the centre of the marquee, keeping them warm and dry while the rain came down throughout the day.

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With the shelter of the marquee, this gorgeous little lady had a fantastic first birthday and loved her presents including this great ball pit!

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Capri Marquees: Budget Marquees Without Compromise

If you have ever planned a wedding or a small garden party you will know that the cost of hiring a marquee can be incredibly expensive. While the cost of hiring the marquee itself can seem reasonable it is all the extras that are needed to get the empty shell looking good, for example the cost of lining and flooring which can nearly treble the cost. This got Marquees With Pryde looking for an alternative system that would allow us to offer customers an attractive marquee that doesn’t have a huge list of extras which soon add up and break the bank. That is why we invested in Capri marquees.

We offer marquee packages that include flooring, and with the contemporary marquee it looks great inside and out eliminating the extra cost of the linings. This all means that a party tent can be hired out at a reasonable price and most importantly offering unrivalled styling.

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We can keep you within your event budget not just by eliminating the need for expensive extras but by our cost effective procedures and practices. The Capri marquee system is a lot less labour intensive than the more expensive clear-span tents which means that we can save on overheads and pass this saving on straight to our clients. So less hands are needed to put these amazing marquees up and they go up very fast, saving the time on site and essentially saving our clients more money.

As these marquees use very little metal work we can also eliminate the need for expensive lorries and trucks, it’s not just the cost of the diesel to run these thirsty beasts but also the operating licence, insurance and a huge array of other costs associated with transporting large bulks of metal work around the country. So by operating transit vans we can keep the logistical costs down to a bare minimum allowing us to offer cheap prices that you will find on our price page.

If you would like to find out more about the benefits of Capri marquees and how we can help with your next outdoor event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Bank Holiday Weekends

Having been in the marquee industry for many years, we find that the busiest times in many people’s social calendars are Bank Holiday weekends. With an extra day (or 2 during Easter weekend) added to the weekend, this is a fantastic time to plan an event.

We do still have some marquees available for 2013 bank holidays however these are booking up fast, so get in touch to secure your booking if you are planning a bank holiday event. With the unpredictable British weather it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Here are the 2013 UK bank holiday dates for your diaries:

2013 Bank Holidays in England & Wales
Friday 29th March Good Friday
Monday 1st April Easter Monday
Monday 6th May Early May bank holiday
Monday 27th May Spring bank holiday
Monday 26th August Summer bank holiday
Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day
Thursday 26th December Boxing Day

If you are planning your wedding or a big party, you may be looking even further ahead so here are the bank holiday dates for 2014 and 2015 too.

2014 Bank Holidays
Wednesday 1st January New Year’s Day
Friday 18th April Good Friday
Monday 21st April Easter Monday
Monday 5th May Early May bank holiday
Monday 26th May Spring bank holiday
Monday 25th August Summer bank holiday
Thursday 25th December Christmas Day
Friday 26th December Boxing Day
2015 Bank Holidays
Thursday 1st January New Year’s Day
Friday 3rd April Good Friday
Monday 6th April Easter Monday
Monday 4th May Early May bank holiday
Monday 25th May Spring bank holiday
Monday 31st August Summer bank holiday
Friday 25th December Christmas Day
Monday 28th December Boxing Day

When we take a booking for an outdoor event, we always hope that you will be blessed with glorious blue skies and sunshine

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However sometimes the weather isn’t quite as good as everyone had hoped which makes hosts and guests very grateful for the shelter of a marquee to keep dry and warm.

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Great Denham Jubilee Party

The Sunday of the Jubilee weekend was pouring down with rain and it was looking unlikely that many street party’s would be going ahead judging by the number of enquiries that we had to turn away at the last minute due to the sheer volume of marquee demand. Luckily, Great Denham Parish Council got their booking in early and both of our marquees were put up on the morning of their community event.

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Despite the awful weather, Great Denham residents could see from their windows that they would be sheltered from the rain by the marquees and braved the downpour with hoods up and umbrellas out until they were safely under the cover of our tents.

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250 Great Denham residents and their family and friends made it along to the community event and it looks like they had a brilliant time from these photos of the day.

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I received a lovely testimonial from Great Denham Parish Council thanking Marquees With Pryde for saving the day which would otherwise have been a complete washout. I’m so glad I could help and that the day was such a success!

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