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Fiery Foods Festival 2015

Events, News Oct 20, 2015 Comments Off on Fiery Foods Festival 2015

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 Comments Off on Marquees for Dressage at Hickstead event in July 2015

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 Comments Off on Awards Ceremony Marquee for East Grinstead Rugby Club

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:

Hire Vintage Cake Stands for your Celebration

Weddings, Events, News Jul 01, 2015 Comments Off on Hire Vintage Cake Stands for your Celebration

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 Comments Off on 2500 m2 of Tentage for the Derby at Hickstead

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.


Windsor On Ice Christmas 2014

Events, News Nov 11, 2014 Comments Off on Windsor On Ice Christmas 2014

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

Shoreham Airshow’s Executive Marquee

Events, News, Reviews Sep 16, 2014 Comments Off on Shoreham Airshow’s Executive Marquee

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 Comments Off on No Event Too Small!

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.


Marquees for Hop Farm Festival, July 2014

Events, News Jul 22, 2014 Comments Off on Marquees for Hop Farm Festival, July 2014

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:

Still planning your Christmas party? We can help!

Events, News Dec 06, 2013 Comments Off on Still planning your Christmas party? We can help!

It’s not too late to book a marquee for Christmas or New Year!

At Seaholme, we’d be delighted to help create more space for you and your guests this festive season, with a marquee and everything else you may require – just tell us what you are looking for.

It’s not the warmest time of year, but we can offer many affordable extras to keep you cosy such as marquee linings (in festive colours), wooden flooring and carpets, marquee heating and warming festive catering options to perfectly compliment all that mulled wine and brandy …

If you’re looking for that WOW factor, we have many atmospheric lighting options and can also provide ice rink hire and an ice bar to top off the perfect Christmas theme party!

Please contact Seaholme Marquees to discuss your requirements.