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“It works so well” at Henley Masters Regatta

Events, Reviews Jul 20, 2017 Comments Off on “It works so well” at Henley Masters Regatta

Another testimonial from a happy repeat client:

Just wanted to say thanks for your tent services at the Masters. Olly and Dave were great – on time, friendly and engaged. They put up everything quickly and perfectly and then on Sunday took everything down. It works so well when you have guys that have done this in previous years. Please send Jennie and my thanks to them.

Doug Montgomery
Henley Masters Regatta
(July 2017)

Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby 2017 – new sponsor, same Marquee Hire supplier!

Events, News, Reviews Jun 22, 2017 Comments Off on Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby 2017 – new sponsor, same Marquee Hire supplier!

Seaholme Marquees are very proud to have provided marquee hire for events at Hickstead for 18 years.

The annual Hickstead Derby is one of the most famous showjumping events in the world, with a challenging course that has barely changed in five decades.

No other event in the world asks this much of its entrants, and no other course creates this type of drama.

The Sussex-based show is best known for its international classes – featuring some of the best horses and riders in the world – yet there are showjumping classes for every calibre of rider and plentiful alternative entertainment for equestrian fans, including the traditional Celebrity Polo Match.

This year’s Hickstead Derby runs from 22th to 25th June and is the first event sponsored by Al Shira’aa.

The Seaholme team have had a busy week setting up hundreds of metres of “shedding tents” (marquees) for the Charles Owen shopping village, selling all manner of equestrian merchandise. The 3, 6 & 9m wide partitioned marquees offer each seller a sizable outlet for the duration of the event, with exterior signage and weather protection in the form of “roll-up” marquee walls.

We have also erected several lavishly furnished VIP hospitality tents.

Pictured is the VIP reception with comfortable sofas and entrance to the hospitality area, all decorated with lush marquee linings in white and gold, wooden flooring and carpet and beautiful exotic flowers to ensure all VIP visitors feel special from the moment they arrive!

Working in partnership with Hickstead for so many years, the Seaholme Marquees team are a “well-oiled machine” when it comes to setting up events at the West Sussex showground. We also provide an on-site team for the duration of the event for any marquee maintenance requirements.

Please read our testimonial from the Trade Stand Manager, following the Hickstead Derby in 2015.

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:

A new testimonial from Hickstead

Reviews Jul 17, 2015 Comments Off on A new testimonial from Hickstead

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)

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.

A Wonderful Wedding in Lewes

Weddings, Reviews Jul 28, 2014 Comments Off on A Wonderful Wedding in Lewes

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.


A Glowing Testimonial from the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead

Reviews Oct 12, 2011 No Comments

Seaholme Marquees have been the sole provider and official marquee supplier to the All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, for over ten years.

Hickstead plays host to the British Jumping Derby Meeting and the Longines Royal International Horse Show. Seaholme have provided marquee services for the entire events, which include providing services for our title sponsors such as Longines and Carpetright PLC.

They have proved to be extremely reliable and competitive in their pricing. The team work well to deadlines and their staff are both competent and respectful as they carry out their task. On occasions they have been required to supply and fit marquees within a very tight time line and are always willing to ensure a high quality deliverable service.

I would be more than happy to recommend / discuss the service supplied by Seaholme Marquees should anyone wish to contact me.

Simon Gaskin, Commercial Manager
The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, West Sussex
(October 2011)

Testimonial from the Events Office, Brighton & Hove City Council

Reviews Oct 10, 2011 Comments Off on Testimonial from the Events Office, Brighton & Hove City Council

I am writing with regards to Seaholme Marquees in Brighton & Hove. We at the council’s outdoor events office have used Seaholme Marquees for a number of years now – at the Veteran Car Run, London to Brighton Bike Ride and Brightona Motorbike event to name several of our larger events.

We have always found Seaholme Marquees to be reliable, trustworthy, efficient and easy to work with at outdoor events.

They have always worked to our requested timelines, and been able to assist with last minute changes or requests. If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jo Osborne, Events Officer
Events Office, Brighton & Hove City Council
(October 2011)

Testimonial from Eden Crafts Ltd

Reviews Oct 01, 2011 No Comments

We have hired Seaholme Marquees for several years in various agricultural shows as well as town centre events, such as our flag ship event The Royal Kingston Christmas Crafts Fair. They have always worked to our detailed specification and strict timelines, and been happy to assist with last minute changes and requests.

David and the team have always been friendly and professional, and very accommodating to our various needs.

Dina Samara, Managing Director
Eden Crafts Ltd, Putney
(October 2011)