We have over 25 years experience of providing marquees for every event you can think of in Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire and have contacts for most services. Just ask…


We hope you will want to use us and ask you to phone us as soon as possible to let us know, we can then formalise the booking with a deposit.


Please call us as soon as possible if you think you may need to cancel or reduce the size of your marquee.


If you have a dog, please ensure that the lawn area is cleared before we arrive, it is very difficult to get off the marquee flooring and linings.

Entertainment & Discos

We need to know if your band or disco will require a power supply and if so how much. They may also need a stage (8′ x 4′ x 1′ section available on request). We have a very good Disco contact too.

Final Numbers

We will contact you about 10 days before the marquee is due to be errected to establish your final numbers for chairs tables etc, please do call us if you know in advance. You only pay for marquee furniture delivered.


Please cut the grass as low as you can prior to the arrival of the marquee (with the pick up box on). The marquee can stay in place for up to 3 weeks before any permanent damage is done to the grass.

Hard standing

If the marquee is on hard standing we will need to drill some holes for Rawlbolts – these will normally be 22mm dia. We have Tarmac repair products.


We have done most things in most places, and we can give you ideas about caterers, venues and colour schemes.

Just in case

If you need to contact us after office hours or at the weekend call John Merrix or Oli Charrington on mobile 07836 596619 (for emergencies only please)

Kitchen Tent

Ask your caterer if they require a service tent, we would also like to know thier electric power requirements.


We can arrange Luxury loos for you from a local supplier in Alton Hampshire


We will invoice you for the full hire on delivery . All our staff may be given cash or cheques with confidence.

Napkins & Tablecloths

We dont stock these but suggest you order from www.colouredlinenhire.co.uk

Opening the sides

We will show you how to do this when the marquee is put up, it is very easy. We can provide an marquee attendant on the day if required.


We will need to take a power supply from your house to run marquee lights, a 13 amp socket is usually sufficient but if caterers are using boilers ovens etc we prefer to supply a generator. This would be at extra cost. We use one of our local suppliers in Farnham Surrey or Portsmouth Hampshire.


Do not hesitate to call John or Oli on 01420 587444 john@hiremarquee.co.uk or oli@hiremarquee.co.uk


We will remove the marquee as soon as possible, at peak times we may ask if we can take it away on a Sunday, so please let us know if this is not possible. We do expect to find the marquee in same condition as we left it, no bottles or guests under the tables!

Site plan

A site plan should be provided if there are any pipes, cables, Roman remains or underground objects under the marquee site area.


You don’t need to ask we will always be pleased to see some! It’s thirsty but rewarding work…


We have put marquees on beaches, ships, inside buildings, ski pistes, on roof gardens, zoos, Scottish Islands and in Holland, Belgium France and Switzerland. But we are just as happy working in Winchester Alton Farnham Guildford Dell Quay Itchenor Chichester Basingstoke Portsmouth Emsworth Petersfield Liss Hook Alresford and Newbury! So, challenge us, we are up to it…


All prices are subject to VAT at the current % rate


We are at the mercy of the weather and may sometimes be behind schedule due to these circumstances beyond our control, however we will always endeavour to get back on track.


We have lots of marquee experience and can get round most problems should they arise.

Your event

It is very important to us that your event goes without a hitch and we will do everything we can to make it so.

  • "We should like to thank you most warmly for your help with the arrangements for Saturday. The team who attended on Friday to set up the marquee and the team who attended this morning to take it down were all highly professional in their courteous and careful attention"

    Michael Curzon Lewis

  • "Huge thanks to you and your team for all their hard work. The day went so well. We were so lucky with the weather, the marquee was everything Victoria wanted. Food delicious and band great. Couldn't have asked for more"

    Michael Robinson-Moltke

  • "Once again a massive thank you for everything. The marquee was stunning, all finished to an exceptional level and you couldn't have been more helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family"

    Ben Harding

  • "Many thanks the marquee was beautiful and just as we had envisaged"

    Dave McGeorge

  • "Your guys were fantastic, so efficient - an outstanding service, thank you. The party was amazing!"

    Emily Bray

  • "Once again, thank you so much for your excellent service. The efficiency and professionalism of your staff really helped our Wedding day go smoothly and the Marquee looked fantastic"

    Luke Johnson

  • "Our sincere thanks, once again, to you Oli - and all the team - for a thoroughly professional and problem free event. We shall certainly recommend you as and when we hear of another such occasion"

    Nick Duncan

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