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Back to the seafront – marquees for Brighton Half Marathon

Events, News Mar 07, 2016 No Comments

Seaholme’s marquees took another trip to the seaside last weekend for the Brighton Half Marathon 2016, now in it’s 26th year.

Run by The Sussex Beacon, Vitality Brighton Half Marathon starts and finishes at Madeira Drive with a buzzing crowd and a myriad of marquees!

This is the second year Seaholme have been involved in the event, which – in terms of marquee hire – rivals the London to Brighton Cycle Ride. The finishing line is surrounded by marquees of all sizes including tents for massage and first aid, a large marquee to shelter VIPs and celebrities plus long lines of side-by-side charity stalls, stretching an impressive 39 metres and 90 metres along the promenade.

As several of the tents were set up on Brighton’s pebble beach, wooden flooring was provided along with ¾ ton weights to hold the structure steady should adverse weather come in from the coast.

The VIP tent, at 3 metres x 30 metres, proved to be the most elaborate marquee for the event, including ivory roof and wall linings with royal blue swags plus wooden floor and carpet, and – in true VIP style – pretty uplighters and the best of marquee furnishings including gold bistro chairs and lime wash chairs with gold seat pads.

Well done to everyone who helped organise and who took part in the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon this year, and especially to the winners of the race, Leigh Lattimore and Paul Martelletti, who achieved new records for the course.

Find our Facebook page for more photos of the marquees on Madeira Drive!

Albourne Village Show

Events, News Nov 07, 2015 No Comments

We love a little community spirit here at Seaholme Marquees, so every year we support our local village show at Albourne in West Sussex.

Just down the road from our office, the show has been held on the first Saturday in September since 2009, and is completely independent – no council funding or grants – relying on their own fund-raising and the support of local businesses on the day.

Albourne Village Show celebrates local talents in horticulture – from growing flowers to giant pumpkins – and each year’s event includes Apple Pressing with fruit from a local orchard plus jam and cake making, paintings and a dog show!

Seaholme Marquees join in the fun the way we know best. We provide the marquee every year, with the primary use of housing all the above local delights – and often proven useful shelter from the odd rain shower or warm late summer weather.

As a growing event, the marquee was a sizable 6m x 21m, provided with 30 trestle tables for the stall holders.

As always, we received a lovely “thank you” letter from the committee after the show:

“A huge thank you for all your help from the Committee of the Albourne Village Show. The Show goes from strength to strength every year and that would not be possible without people such as you giving your assistance. The donation of the marquee is always a huge success and is the centrepiece of the show.”

Fiery Foods Festival 2015

Events, News Oct 20, 2015 No Comments

As testament to our excellent service, Seaholme Marquees gain a great deal of repeat business for local festivals and events; one of them is the Fiery Foods Festival in Brighton.

We provided the marquee hire for the UK’s “hottest” food festival back in 2013, and – evidently happy with our work – the new management contacted us again for this year’s event.

Now in it’s 9th year, the event is host to The National Chilli Awards, a frightening chilli-eating competition and a multitude of delicious chilli-based food stalls, plus excellent live music and the buzzing atmosphere you would expect at any festival in Brighton.

We provided six marquees in all, including the Stage Marquee at 12m x 15m, the Bar Marquee with twin cone roof at 9m x 12m and the Exhibit Marquee which was 33 metres long!

Additional items hired included marquee flooring, tables and 250 gold Bistro chairs, a refrigerated trailor unit and the security fencing for the perimeter of the festival, which was held in September in Victoria Gardens, near The Royal Pavilion in Brighton.

Marquees for Dressage at Hickstead event in July 2015

Events, News Aug 20, 2015 No Comments

From July 28th to 31st, Seaholme Marquees once again supplied and installed marquees at Hickstead Showground, for one of their largest Dressage events – the Hickstead International 2015.

Working closely with the event organisers at “the UK’s premier dressage venue”, we provided marquees large and small with marquee linings and decorations, furniture and flooring for the various hospitality tents, merchandisers’ marquees and event essentials: the Gallery, Grandstand and Changing Room, the Irish pub and catering marquee, as well as the marquee and accessories for the Hickstead Dressage Ball on Saturday evening, a fantastic round-off to the competition.

As you can see from the photos, equestrian enthusiasts were able to get really close to the action, yet enjoy the competition in the comfort of the marquee.

Seaholme Marquees provided the furniture and furnishings in the marquees including the lime wash banqueting chairs which are both comfortable and stylish, also our marquee linings and swags not only reinforce the corporate image but also add a luxurious finish to the marquees. For the Hickstead Dressage Ball on Saturday evening held in one of our large 12m x 30m frame marquees, we provided accessories including blackout linings, chandeliers and a dance floor to set the scene and create the atmosphere for dancing.

A highlight of the event were the wonderful Ballylone Concert Flute Band who performed two concerts and two fantastic marching displays, again spectators were able to enjoy these performances from the luxury of the hospitality marquees. See their photos here.

For further information on upcoming Dressage events at Hickstead, visit their website.

Awards Ceremony Marquee for East Grinstead Rugby Club

Events, News, Reviews Jul 24, 2015 No Comments

For the first time in its’ history, East Grinstead Rugby Club hired a marquee at the club for their 2015 end-of-season Awards Ceremony.

Phil Major, Operations Director at the club, stated he was a little apprehensive about marquee hire at the sports venue to begin with, but “any worries we may have had were taken away by the excellent service from Seaholme Marquees … All of your team could not be more helpful”.

The event itself would seat over 150 people, in a marquee adjoining the rugby club building just a couple of miles south of East Grinstead in West Sussex. Read Phil’s testimonial letter to Seaholme Marquees here.

To help create a glamorous evening atmosphere, the club also hired white and blue linings with Chandeliers and starlight roofing, flooring, tables and chairs. So delighted with a successful ceremony and the elegant venue created for it, Phil finished his letter by saying 

this is the first of hopefully many more of these Marquee events at our club … photographs from the event show how stunning the marquee looked on the night.

EGRFC awards evening 2

Many thanks to Wallpatches for the images provided.

Find out more about the rugby club and their Awards Ceremony:

A new testimonial from Hickstead

Reviews Jul 17, 2015 No Comments

A wonderful testimonial received from Hickstead show ground following the Derby in 2015:

I would just like to thank Dave and his whole team for the brilliant service provided at Hickstead for our Derby show 2015. I am so grateful for all of your hard work and you couldn’t have been more helpful (especially with last minute changes!). Woody and Olly who were based on the showground during the show were extremely efficient all week and I can’t thank you all enough for helping the show to run so smoothly.

I look forward to using your company for our next international show this year and for years to come!

Hannah Borissow, Trade Stand Manager
The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, West Sussex
(July 2015)

Hire Vintage Cake Stands for your Celebration

Events, News, Weddings Jul 01, 2015 No Comments

Another “special touch” for any party – especially bridal showers, birthdays and vintage themed weddings!

Seaholme Marquees are delighted to introduce a new Vintage Cake Stand hire service, complete with scones and finger sandwiches if required, provided by Carly’s Afternoon Teas.

Based in Burgess Hill and serving mainly within the local area, Carly’s unique home made cakes stands are available to purchase or hire, and can be delivered direct to your marquee on the day of your celebration (dependent on location).

Vintage Cake Stand Hire

For further information please visit:

2500 m2 of Tentage for the Derby at Hickstead

Events, News Jun 25, 2015 No Comments

This famously challenging showjumping event organised by is currently underway at Hickstead, West Sussex.

Officially titled The Hickstead Derby Meeting and well-known for making “heroes of its human and equine stars”; the course is one of the most demanding in the world and includes the phenomenal 10ft 6in Hickstead Derby Bank and one of the widest water jumps in showjumping.

Seaholme Marquees are very proud to be Hickstead show ground’s preferred supplier for 16 years, for horse shows, championships and many other events.

The Derby is one of their most popular weeks, demanding a total of 2500 m2 of tentage – including marquees for hospitality, sponsors and merchandisers – all installed by our professional team.

This year’s “shedding tents” offer an array of equestrian and outdoor merchandise and feature our brand new exhibition roll up walls, as well as wooden flooring and carpet for under-foot comfort. The hospitality tents are glamorously furnished for an ambient refreshment break between classes!

The event runs from 24th to 28th June this year with everything from show jumping and showing classes to scurry driving … don’t miss the Celebrity Polo Match on Saturday evening!

Find further details and book tickets on the Hickstead website or see more photos of the marquees on our Facebook page.

Update: Following the 2015 Derby, Hannah Borrisow, the Trade Stand Manager at Hickstead, sent a wonderful testimonial! Please read it here.


Marquees for the London to Brighton Cycle ride

News Jun 22, 2015 No Comments

It’s been a busy year for Seaholme Marquees; we’ve been involved in many community events including Brighton Fringe, the HCVS Run and now the famous London to Brighton Cycle ride.

Celebrating it’s 40th year, the 54 mile bike ride – from Clapham Common to Madeira Drive – happened last weekend on Sunday 21st June, in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

We’re proud to have provided marquee hire for this fantastic event at both the starting point and the finish line, and several refreshment tents along the cycle route including Ditchling Beacon and Hove Lawns.

At Clapham Common, Seaholme provided marquee hire plus the tables and chairs for all activities at the site – the VIP Marquee of 6m x 12m, and four further marquees for cyclist registration, merchandise, press and the crew canteen.

In Brighton, we erected two impressively long marquees of 24 metres and 36 metres alongside the finish line on Madeira Drive, which were held down with Ton weights and guy ropes, as well as two smaller marquees with tables, chairs and fridges.

We’d like to congratulate all who took part in the challenging cycle ride and look forward to cheering you on again at next year’s finish line!

Head over to our Facebook page for more photos of the marquees on Madeira Drive!

Windsor On Ice Christmas 2014

Events, News Nov 11, 2014 No Comments

David Coleman of Seaholme Marquees is delighted to be involved in Windsor On Ice again for Christmas 2014 – now in its 5th year in Alexandra Gardens.

Open for a full 5 weeks this year from Saturday 29th November until Sunday 4th January – every day except Christmas Day – Windsor’s premier Christmas ice rink is set to bring festive fun to all the family! The main ice rink will once again be covered and accompanied by an outdoor ice skating track to enjoy the views of Windsor, plus Dodgems, Bungee Trampolines and many more exciting attractions.

Don’t miss out on fantastic offers such as ‘2 For 1’ Tickets, Loyalty Cards and great discounts on Group Bookings; you can even hire a private room for children’s parties available with ice skating and a festive buffet.

Windsor On Ice 2014

Find out everything you need to know on the official Windsor On Ice website and stay up to date with news and competitions on their Facebook Page