Decorating your marquee

Decorating your marquee

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There are many reasons people choose to hire marquees to host their event, but the reason we hear most often from our customers when we're on site setting up is that they love how they can make it their own space and decorate it in a way that fits with their own style rather than being constrained by a village hall/manor house or barn which restricts what you can and can't do in terms of decor. Hiring a marquee, is quite literally hiring a blank canvas, and there's no other event space quite as versatile! We love being sent photos from our customers showing the event either set up pre-party, or when the event is in full swing, so we can see exactly how the marquees were decorated. We never…
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Setting up marquees

Setting up marquees

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Here at Marquees With Pryde we spend our lives putting up and taking down marquees, and we love it! Here are a couple of videos to show you two different marquee set ups so you can see the difference between two of our tents, Clearspan and Capri. These videos make the set up look incredibly quick and it can be speedy with Capris (when the ground isn't rock hard!) but the Clearspan structures are a little more involved and have more parts so these do take longer. Here are some of the team setting up a Clearspan marquee for a wedding in Bedfordshire: And here the team are setting up 2 capri marquees and joining the together for a corporate event in Buckinghamshire: If you would like to find out…
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Clearspan marquees now in stock!

Clearspan marquees now in stock!

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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. 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…
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Milestone Birthday Parties

Milestone Birthday Parties

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

Corporate Events

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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. 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! The brightly coloured table cloths looked like they had been chosen to accessorise…
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Party Party Party!

Party Party Party!

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Having just returned from a fantastic family reunion over the bank holiday weekend, we've come to the conclusion that there really is nothing like a good party to get the weekend off to a swing! We're incredibly lucky in this business as we get the chance to be involved in so many exciting parties and knowing that marquees could save the day if the weather turns for the worst makes us 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…
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First signs of Spring!

First signs of Spring!

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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…
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Children’s Parties

Children’s Parties

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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. 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…
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Capri Marquees: Budget Marquees Without Compromise

Capri Marquees: Budget Marquees Without Compromise

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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…
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Bank Holiday Weekends

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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…
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