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Marquee Hire for Funerals & Wakes

News Sep 30, 2014 No Comments

Seaholme are increasingly asked about providing marquee hire to create extra space for guests at wakes and funerals.

Just like any other gathering, our marquees can make a luxurious venue to house funeral guests with comfortable chairs and tables, along with a bar and buffet if required. We can also provide a range of flower options and marquee decorations plus mobile toilet hire.

As you may already have plenty to organise for your dearly deceased – in terms of the guest list, order of service and final arrangements – we will be happy to plan the event and venue for you, local to the cemetery or crematorium. We can also take care of catering, refreshments and service, so you can be free to take care of your loved ones.

Contact us today to discuss your needs, on 01273 857577.

A Marquee Makes An Excellent Pool Cover

News Sep 22, 2014 No Comments

Robust and sturdy enough to keep out a blizzard, yet affordable and quick and easy to erect with the help of our professional team, our marque hire service is also helpful for future pool parties …

If you’re looking to renovate your swimming pool during the Winter, a marquee from Seaholme Marquees will make excellent weather protection for both the pool and your workers.

We can provide a marquee of 9m x 12m or 9m x 15m – large enough to cover most outdoor pools – for short term hire while your pool is re-tiled and refurbished, so you won’t need to be concerned about a spot of rain delaying or ruining the refurbishment. And your contractors won’t get drenched during their work, so all they will need to worry about is “when will I get my next cuppa?”!

Whether you are the proud owner of an outdoor pool that’s in need of attention, or a swimming pool maintenance contractor, speak to Seaholme Marquees about our affordable marquee hire options to keep your pool covered during refurbishment.

Our marquees can also be used as temporary storage units!

Contact us today for a quote on 01273 857577.

Seaholme Marquees are SAFEContractor Accredited.


Shoreham Airshow’s Executive Marquee

Events, News, Reviews Sep 16, 2014 No Comments

We are proud to have supplied the impressive Executive Marquee for The Shoreham Airshow on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August, celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this year.

Taking place every year at Shoreham Airport in Sussex – the oldest licensed airfield in the UK, the airshow supports the work of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) and has raised over £1.8 million for the organisation since it’s inception in 1989.

Seaholme Marquees have been providing marquee hire, catering and accessories for the event since 1990. This year’s V.I.P tent was a whopping 18m x 36m and designed to seat up to 350 people in the Main Area with several adjoining Corporate Hospitality Units, each suited to gatherings of up to 50 people. Beautifully furnished with marquee linings and accessories in red, white and blue, the marquee provided ample space for 35 round tables and 350 event chairs plus an entertainment area and an exclusive garden viewing area to watch the displays.

Executive Marquee ticket holders are also offered the perks of a high quality lunch buffet, provided by Seaholme, and a licensed bar – serving all day from our superb ice bar!

Having enjoyed a long and successful partnership with the event, spanning 15 years, Seaholme received the following highly complimentary feedback from Derek Harber, Shoreham Airshow’s event organiser:

On behalf of the directors and committee of the RAFA Shoreham Airshow, I am writing to thank you sincerely for your assistance and support in the run up to and during the show.

As I am sure you are aware, the weekend was a resounding success, thanks in no small measure to yourself and your team. The comments we have received are extremely favourable and it is testament to the hard work of all involved. The marquees were beautifully presented and we have received many plaudits regarding the food, so much so that we have already sold the corporate marquee for both days – more on that later!

We are hoping for a bumper year and the ability to make a large donation to the Royal Air Forces Association Wings Appeal – a very worthy cause.


Many thanks to Shoreham Airshow for allowing us to feature the event marquee in our Case Study.

No Event Too Small!

Events, News Sep 01, 2014 No Comments

At Seaholme Marquees, size does not matter …
We are always happy to provide a quotation for marquee hire and accessories, no matter the scale of your party or event.

In our extensive experience, marquee hire has proved highly suitable as extra space and protection from the elements for children’s parties and family gatherings, as well as provide an elegant and impressive main venue for larger parties and events. A marquee can also be lavishly decorated AND surprisingly affordable, costing a mere fraction of what you may spend on a function room within a hotel or village hall.

Our large range of marquees can be adapted to almost any size* – from just 3m x 3m (ideal if you merely require a covered outdoor space, entrance lobby or storage area for your party) up to and beyond 15m x 30m for huge scale events – with many optional extras available, from furniture hire and marquee linings to portable staging and ice rink hire. Many accessories can also be hired without a marquee.

So if you need to offer your guests a little more room to relax (or dance!) at your house party or a shelter from the rain at your barbecue, whether your charity event is likely to be a “wash out” or your company’s annual event has grown too large for your local venue, please don’t hesitate to ask us for a marquee hire quotation. We think you will be pleasantly surprised at the cost.

(We also offer luxury mobile toilet hire – very handy at house parties and barbecues!)

* Our Clearspan marquees can be constructed in increments of 3 metres.


A Wonderful Wedding in Lewes

Weddings, Reviews Jul 28, 2014 No Comments

Seaholme Marquees worked alongside Carter Nendick to create the perfect wedding backdrop at The Shelleys Hotel in Lewes, in April 2014.

The Shelleys is a delightful 16th century country house and wedding venue in the quaint town of Lewes, near Brighton in East Sussex. The hotel boasts elegant reception rooms and beautiful gardens with breath-taking views of Lewes and the surrounding South Downs. Seaholme were eager to provide an equally beautiful marquee interior for the all-important Wedding Breakfast and speeches.

We were tasked with providing a 9m x 18m marquee with ivory roof and wall linings and windows down one side, with wooden flooring and carpet plus round tables and Limewash Chivari chairs. The gorgeous paper lanterns adorning the ceiling really gave the marquee it’s WOW factor – both by day and by night.

Sarah Nendick, in charge of wedding planning, provided the following feedback regarding our service:

“A huge thank you for all your help (and patience!) in the planning and execution of Bea and Chris’s wedding on Saturday. Everyone I have dealt with at Seaholme has been wonderful and I wouldn’t have any hesitation in recommending you to another client or fellow planners.

A particular thank you to Debbie for her mercy dash with the linen! Bea and Chris were blown away by how stunning the marquee looked.”

We would like to thank Carter Nendick and Be Light Photography for featuring in our Case Study.

Seaholme Marquees recommend several other stunning wedding venues near Lewes and around Sussex, as featured on our Venues page; have a look at the beautiful Anchor Inn near Lewes or our wedding marquee package at Southdown Gun Club near Worthing in West Sussex.


Marquees for Hop Farm Festival, July 2014

Events, News Jul 22, 2014 No Comments

Seaholme Marquees were contacted by the organisers of Hop Farm Music Festival earlier this year to provide several large marquees and a few smaller ones for various entertainment and activities around the festival, held from 4th to 6th July.

This excellent venue, in Paddock Wood in Kent, has been staging the music festival since 2008 and continues to gain rave reviews in the local and national press. They never fail to obtain an amazing line-up and introduced many new tents this year including The Jazz & Blues Lounge and The Comedy Big Top.

If the in-tent entertainment is not to your taste, my lucky wife thoroughly enjoyed Saturday’s Main Stage acts including Caro Emerald, James Blunt and the ever-lasting Beach Boys.

We’re currently awaiting photos of our marquees at the festival, but in the meantime you can keep an eye on their official website for further information:

An Easter Wedding in West Sussex

Weddings, News May 13, 2014 No Comments

We’re delighted to present our first case study in pictures for you:
The Making of an Easter Wedding

Blessed with fantastic sunshine and a warm Spring day, the Seaholme Marquees team quickly erected and furnished this stunning wedding marquee in West Sussex.

Hired for a glamorous wedding on Easter weekend, the marquee was a spacious 12 metres x 27 metres with ivory and white linings, a vibrant purple carpet and black & white dance floor plus a wonderful chill out area with sofas overlooking the lawn. Portable staging created the ideal raised platform for toasts and entertainment while Glitter Balls and Chandelier lighting lined the ceiling in preparation for an evening ambiance.

Find out more about our Wedding Marquees, venues, marquee packages and Accessories.

New Wedding Marquee Venues

Weddings, News Feb 20, 2014 No Comments

We have recently added two new wedding marquee venues to our portfolio, offering even more choice to our customers.

Preston Manor in Preston Park, Brighton, offers Edwardian glamour in an intimate setting, yet with a luxury wedding marquee from Seaholme you can create a spacious venue for many more guests and all within minutes of the city centre.

Tulleys Farm provides a delightful spot for a festival style wedding, nestled mid way between Brighton and London. The venue also offers plenty of car parking, a children’s play area and overnight camping for you and your guests.

[Update, June 2014] Discover our new wedding marquee venue near Henfield in Sussex, available with camping.

To see an overview of all of our wedding marquee venues in and around Sussex please click here, or contact us to discuss your venue requirements.


SafeContractor Accreditation

News Feb 18, 2014 No Comments

Seaholme Marquees is delighted to be one of many successful companies to join the SAFEcontractor scheme, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongst UK contractors.

The scheme is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors – all of which are regular users of contract services – and employer-organisations who sign up are able to access a database of accredited companies and vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site.

David Coleman, owner and director of Seaholme Marquees, says “We are very proud to have gained the SAFEcontractor accreditation, and will continue to strive for the highest standards of quality and safety as we progress into the new year.”

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Special Offers on Marquee Hire

Weddings, News Dec 09, 2013 No Comments

Seaholme Marquees are committed to ensuring you receive a quality service and the most beautiful marquee possible for your budget.

To help meet this commitment, we not only offer competitive pricing but have a multitude of special offers to choose from including fantastic value Marquee Hire Packages and seasonal discounts on furniture hire and accessories when hiring a marquee from us.

For last minute bookings this December, you can benefit from cut price banqueting chair hire at just £1.20 per chair plus free starlight roofing with all marquee linings and free carpet with all wooden floors, all adding up to a stunning atmospheric venue at a really good price. Click here for more details.

If you’re planning a Christmas wedding in 2014 please contact us directly to find out what special offers we may have planned!

For summer weddings and parties, our Marquee Venue Package with camping offers huge savings on the usual cost of hiring a venue in Sussex plus everything you may require for an amazing celebration, including furniture, furnishings, a choice of catering options, luxury toilets and an option for overnight accommodation. We can also organise entertainment, a free bar and professional staff as required.

Our exclusive Ice Wedding Marquee Package – with savings of over £3000! – will provide your dream wedding in one easy package, and our Private Party Package offers an ideal glamourous venue with savings of over £1200!

To view all of our special offers in one place please click here.