Marquee hire highlights of 2022
Wow, has 2022 really gone by so fast? Time flies when you’re having fun! For Time Marquees, an event marquee hire company in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey, we’ve been lucky enough to supply marquees for a diverse and exciting array of occasions this year.
We have provided marquees for weddings, parties, graduation ceremonies, balls, trade shows, sporting events, country shows, and horse trials. It has also been our great honour and privilege to hire our marquees for memorial events and funerals.
Let’s take a look back at a year to remember…
Giddy up for Badminton, Your Horse Live, and Wellington International Horse Trials
Badminton is one of the most well-known occasions on the equestrian calendar. A packed programme includes dressage, cross country eventing, show jumping and much more. Your Horse Live is another one of the UK’s biggest equestrian shows, featuring over 300 exhibitors, world class riders, Olympic stars, masterclasses and the A-list of horsey celebrities.
Then there’s Wellington International Horse Trials and Country Fair in Hampshire, a popular event offering family activities, shopping and displays in additional to the horse trials.
Always chomping at the bit to show off our versatile marquee hire skills; we called in the cavalry to help make these equine events a runaway success in 2022! Our marquees were adapted for a variety of uses such as trade stands, sponsors’ marquees and information marquees.
In 2022, Time Marquees has also provided marquee hire for polo clubs in the South East, helping to make our equestrian client portfolio one of the best in show.
Planes, marquees and automobiles
From four legs…to four wheels! Our marquees were also spotted at the Motorhome & Caravan Show. Advertised as the UK’s biggest leisure vehicle show, happy campers across the land came in their droves to explore the country’s largest display of campervans, motorhomes, caravans, trailer tents and accessories – all under one roof (…or should that be marquee?).
As practical types, we’ve got our feet on the ground, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love the glamour of the luxury jet set life. This year, Time Marquees installed marquees and pagodas between the finest private aircraft at The Elite Show, a prestige lifestyle exhibition held in Wycombe Air Park.
We have a wide range of capabilities and marquee hire options suitable for trade shows of all kinds, and this year we also supplied marquee hire for Build it Live, a self-build and renovation exhibition in Oxfordshire with who we have worked in previous years.
Marquees for country shows at Highclere and Swallowfield
Our company has been providing marquees for Highclere Show in Berkshire since 2018. After a year off in 2021, due to covid restrictions, the show was back with bang in 2022 and we helped put on a fantastically successful event with lots of fun for all the family. There were demonstrators, entertainers, have-a-go activities, sporting pursuits and lots more.
Sally from Time Marquees has fond childhood memories of attending another country show in Berkshire, the Swallowfield Show, where she helped her Grandad exhibit his flowers. Our family-run business was delighted to provide marquee hire for another blooming marvellous show in Swallowfield in 2022.
Helping Reading Half Marathon to reduce its carbon footprint by being a local supplier
The Reading Half Marathon celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2022. Time Marquees helped the organisers to reduce the carbon footprint of the event with over 17,500 square foot of marquee hire supplied from our nearby Berkshire HQ.
With other big sports events such as Henley Royal Regatta under our belts, we had the skills and expertise to provide a range of marquees in which to store entrants’ baggage, showcase and sell marathon merchandise, as a place for help desks, for medical aid and massage, and to host VIPs, charities and corporate receptions.
Event organisers were so impressed with the flexibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of our service, that they’ve asked us to provide marquee hire for the next three years’ half marathons in Reading.