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Marquee Hire Customer Testimonials
Our greatest assets, it has to be said, are our customers, here’s what they have to say about Southern Marquees…
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With the addistion of Rosies homegrown flowers, the marquee looked amazing! Thank you Southern Marquees!
Wedding - Wickham Vineyard, Hampshire Sept 14
Thank you for all your help in the creation of our beautiful day! It was simply perfect! !
Wedding - Farleigh Mortimer, Basingstoke, Hampshire - Sept 14
Hi Mandy! Proper thank yous to follow but we just thought you may like to see this one photo of our marquee with the flowers in. A HUGE thank you to you and the team for providing us with our dream marquee, it couldn't have been more perfect and it completely made our reception - we had so many comments on how beautiful it looked! Love Alice and Chris xxx
Wedding - Stansted, Rowlands Castle - Sept 14
Dear Mandy Many thanks for your excellent service. It made the whole planning of the party so much easier. From the beginning to the end I had no worries that everything would be perfect, or would be put right if not. That is exactly how it was. Our friends & family thought the marquee was beautiful and just the right size. I did appreciate your humour & encouragement, & your son Mark & his team were most efficient & agreeable. I have already recommended your company to many of my friends for the future. Many thanks - I am not planning a celebration for the foreseeable future - but you never know! Very best wishes
Party - Chidham, West Sussex - Sept 14
We just hired a marquee from Southern Marquees and they were just fantastic. From the overall booking process to update emails and the instillation it was just so professional - no hassle, no dramas just perfect! Thank you so much Southern Marquees for making our party such a massive success! After working in the events arena for over 10 years I could not recommend Southern Marquees highly enough.
Party - Bursledon, Hampshire - July 14
Thank you so much for all your help with the wedding planning and for providing us with such a beautiful marquee! It was so kind of you to erect it slightly earlier and to help string up all the bunting – apologies if I was a bit demanding! The end result looked so much better than I’d ever envisaged and the whole day just blew my expectations. It really was the happiest day of our lives and thank you for helping make it possible. Love Fi & Rory
Wedding - West Hill Park School, Titchfield - July 14
Once again a huge thank you for your contribution to making Jo & Chris’s wedding so special. The new marquee looked amazing and the band were very grateful for the gazebo!! No more weddings! I need another excuse for a party….”
Wedding - West Hill Park School, Titchfield - July 14
Thank you to everyone at Southern Marquees! Your help and service was amazing! Having the marquee was amazing faultless beautiful and made our day extra special so thank you all so much especially Mandy for all your advice and help to choose the right marquee, even a few last minute changes weren't a problem thank you !
Wedding - Hollybank House, Emsworth - June 14
We approached Southern Marquees firstly for our Golden Wedding celebrations and more recently for a family wedding reception. From the outset they produced plans and suggestions and then put it all into practice exactly as we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble and continued liaison with the caterers resulted in a smoothly run and faultless occasion. It was fascinating to see the speed with which the marquees were assembled by a team of young men and when they were later removed and packed away the garden looked quite bereft without them. I cannot recommend Southern Marquees, with Hugh and Mandy and their team highly enough. Their professionalism, hard work and cheerfulness ensured we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves without a care in the world!
Wedding - Titchfield, Hampshire – May 2104
If you could have been a fly on the wall you would have been grinning ear to ear - everyone was mightily impressed with how nice the marquee was!
Wedding - Southampton – May 2014
We’re back from honeymoon now and just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for everything that you did to help us have the most perfect and amazing wedding. The marquee was just beautiful and you were amazing from start to finish! As soon as we have our pics - I will send you some of the marquee and just how beautiful it really was!
Wedding - Houghton Lodge, Stockbridge, Hampshire -May 2014
We just wanted to say how perfect our lovely marquees were for our wedding on 27th April – thank you. Thank you also Mandy for all your help with the bunting, we were so pleased with how it looked! We had the most wonderful day, without doubt the best of our lives! With thanks and best wishes…..
Wedding - Whiteparish, Wiltshire - April 2013
We just wanted to write and thank you and the team for supplying the most amazing marquee for our wedding and for all your help and support leading up to the big day itself. The marquee looked absolutely stunning and we have had so many compliments from our guests (with some even comparing it to a film set :). The service you gave us was excellent and all your tips were invaluable. We also particularly wanted to thank you for your help with the bunting... it looked fantastic and really set the marquee off. So thank you once again for everything, we really couldn't have done it without you. We had the most perfect day in the most beautiful marquee!”
Wedding - Bradgate Manor, Netley Abbey, Hampshire August 2013
The wedding went off without a hiccup! We had a wonderful day, the weather blessed us, and as you can see from the attached photos the Marquee was a spectacular prop. Many thanks for all your support and first class service throughout the preparations. You really helped the day go smoothly.
Wedding - Newtown, Hampshire – August 2013
We both wanted to say a massive thank you to you both and all your team! Saturday went really well and even the weather was superb. The Marquee was just beautiful and made the event, even the much talked about Pom Poms stayed up and looked great. The marquee and all the contacts you helped us with were great and the event was a complete success in every way. We still can’t believe how brilliant it was!!!! Thanks again for all you have done.
Wedding - West Sussex – August 2013
A very big thank you. The marquee was magnificent and looked amazing. Your team put it up so well on the Wednesday and again thank you for keeping to the original date. Sarah our daughter was thrilled with the look of it and every one of the guests remarked on how good it looked and also how spacious and light it was. I have attached a general view of the inside with the flowers to give you an idea of how it looked on the day. Everyone was also fascinated by the clever way you managed to deal with the trees. Your team were great on Monday removing the tents and the grass is already recovering I think a little faster than I am!! I am so grateful that your company made for us a very special venue in our garden and we were able to give our daughter the wedding day she had hoped for. For us it meant so much to see her so happy and beautiful on the day that a little rain did nothing to dampen the proceedings. So again thank you for the magnificent job you did and all the help and support as well, it was much appreciated!
Wedding - Prinsted, West Sussex, August 2013
Just a little not to say a very big thank you for everything that you did to help us towards our special day. The marquee was PERFECT and we heard countless compliments through the day - our guests were amazed by the starlight’s, by its beauty and (let’s face it)...strength in the rain!! We will never forget the personal touch you gave us - countless expert tips - including those invaluable ones regarding wine from France! Put simply, we had the best day of our lives and thank you for making the marquee side of things so simple and effective. It was great to meet you ...thanks again.
Wedding - Timsbury Manor, Romsey, Hampshire – July 2013
We just wanted to say a huge thanks for the marquee you provided for our wedding. It looked great - better than we could have expected and everyone commented on how lovely it was and I think it was perfect in mum’s garden. So thanks again for your help and Hugh’s in the build up to the wedding it really was an awesome day and I wouldn’t have changed a thing about it…
Wedding - Emsworth, Hampshire – June 2013
Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful marquee for our wedding at Hollybank (23rd June). The arrangements were so straight forward in your capable hands and we were delighted with the result. We loved how unique and individual it was and our guests dined anddanced in comfort. Thanks for all your help and advice which went to help make our day so special.
June 2012 - Hollybank House
Just wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank-you in all your help and for providing us with the most stunning and beautiful marquee at Landford Lodge recently. We had the most incredible wedding day - memories we shall always treasure and made so very special with the perfect setting you provided. Thanks again for all your help and guidance. Wishing you all the best...
June 2012 - Landford Lodge
We would like to say a big thank you to you both for all your help and providing a first class marquee for Sally and Tom's wedding.
As we sat down to eat at about 4.30 with the marquee opened up behind us, the house in the background and the sun shining (!!) it was a perfect moment.
Your advice in the planning stage (even pacing out the garden!) was invaluable, thank you. The team putting up and taking down the marquee were so efficient, helpful and cheerful. They were a pleasure to have, please thank everyone.
Despite the wet weather in the weeks before, the field was good and Sally had the wedding she had imagined.
We had so many compliments on the day from guests and in letters since saying how wonderful the marquee looked. I will send on a photograph when we have them from the photographer.
The oval table was a perfect size and everyone enjoyed sitting around it as Sally had imagined!!!
In short we had a perfect day and thanks to the complete professionalism of yourselves and Linda we made the wedding day we wanted.
Sally and Tom return from honeymoon on Saturday and I'm sure they will want to thank you themselves.
June 2012 - West Witterings
You already know how delighted we were with everything! Having been to several weddings since ours, we realise how your marquees are unbeatable in quality! Thank you for everything, you really made the day perfect and helped me remain a calm(ish) bride in the run up to the wedding!
July 2012 – Birdham
We arrived back from our honeymoon last week and so we are just coming down to earth now!
The wedding day itself was just wonderful and we couldn’t have been luckier with the weather! We really enjoyed every moment and all our families and guests had the most wonderful day. Everything worked perfectly for us, the food and band, the bar and of course your wonderful marquee. It was perfect and everyone commented on how wonderful the marquee was and how nicely laid out it was in its setting.
We can’t thank you enough for helping make our wedding day so special and for your wisdom and patience in the run up to the day. We were delighted with the marquee and just wished we could stay in it a further few days to enjoy it more! Rest assured we will be in contact for any future parties and or any anniversary parties in the many years to come when we need a marquee.
June 2012 – Landford Lodge
What a pleasure it was to work with you again. The marquee as always was beautiful and drew many admiring comments.
I was so grateful yet again for thinking of all the issues that were required and for providing us with the idea and then the production of “the kids table”!!! You were right; they did sit in their places all the time, even the one year old!
I must also say how superb the “setting up” boys were, so quick and easy and polite.
It is the fact that you think of everything and are so totally reliable which is why we come back to you and have such fun working with you.
Thank you so much again, until the next time…!
July 2012 - Winchester
Despite the awful weather your team has again done us proud with an EXCELLENT marquee well pitched by delightful young men who were most helpful and efficient.
As I said on the phone on Monday we had so many favourable comments on the shape of the marquee – totally watertight despite the appalling weather we had on Saturday – we praised the reliability, friendliness and helpful suggestions at each of the four occasions we have had one of your marquees in our garden and that in our opinion Southern Marquees would be hard to beat!
The fact that we had all those windows made the whole “room” a very pleasant place in which to host our parties. Thank you so much for suggesting that we should perhaps go for the octagonal shape rather than an extended oblong shape to cater for the wet weather option. It was perfect.
The matching green floor and trimming together with green pads on seats with creamy linings of the marquee was extremely elegant and ideal for our setting.
We first asked you to pitch for us in 1999 for Carolyns wedding and again for Sarahs wedding on 2006 – followed by our ruby wedding anniversary in 2007. We did not anticipate doing another marquee event – indeed if you had already been booked up for 14th July we probably would not have had a party in our garden at all!
So thank you once again for giving us as such excellent friendly and efficient service.
July 2012 – Petersfield
What can I say; once again you did us proud. Everyone was saying that they could not believe how you had transformed our front garden. Fantastic food, fantastic marquee and good weather. So once again many thanks to you both and Mark for making it perfect.
October 2012 - Titchfield
As the bride's mum, I'd liked to have taken the credit for involving Huw and Mandy but I was beaten to it by the bride! What a spectacular marquee....sparkling clean and looking as if it might only have been purchased last week. As with organising any big event, the devil is in the detail and this is where Southerm Marquees really scores top marks.
Every small eventuality was considered and excellent advice given at all stages. The owners really take a personal pride in what they do and somehow know just what is needed, even though their clients must be very diverse.
A big thank you to them and to the lovely team of chaps who, despite the oppressive heat were cheerful and good-humoured!
It was wonderful to have such a reliable and knowledgeable team during the build up to the big day. You were so accommodating and flexible - we really appreciated that. The marquee was pristine and there was hardly any evidence of its presence once it was taken down.
What can we say? A Brilliant thank you to you both for helping (in a very big way!) to make Helen and Matt's day so special.
I am also enclosing a comment made by our caterer in his email this morning. He wrote - Hugh and Mandy did another great job with the marquee which was a pleasure to work in as all their marquees are. They always seem to care about what they do.
Thank you so much for the beautiful setting for Julie and Julians wedding at Stansted House on Saturday. The marquee was splendid and drew a lot of ooh's and aah's as it got dark. (The lights).
Thank you and your hard working staff for your support. You helped to make it a truly wonderful day for them.
Rowlands Castle 2010
Just a note from a very happy family who have only recently recovered from the most wonderful party held in the most beautiful marquee provided by your good selves!!
Without your very sound advice, help and assurance from initial planning to eventual party, would not have been possible or indeed may never have taken place!! Thank you so very much to you and your team for making our day such a memorable one, and we are already planning the next one!! ....hold on.... Bill's just fainted.... smelling salts anyone!!
Thank you! What can I say? The Marquee was just perfect on Saturday - many people said it was the best they had seen.You have both been fantastic from day one and I just wanted to thank you. You have made the whole process so easy for us, by liasing with other suppliers and tying everything together. You help has been so appreciated.
Just a little note to say thank you very much for the marquee for our wedding on the 21st August. The marquee was fantastic and having no poles in the centre really made a difference especially when the country dancing got going!! Thanks for making the whole process unstressful and helping to take away our own stresses about the location etc. Right from the start you were so helpful and relaxed - it made a huge difference.
St. Cross, Winchester 2010.