As if we were about to let a pandemic and a summer downpour spoil the 18th birthday fun

‘’Thank you so, so much for being so incredibly kind and doing Isabelle’s mini party on Saturday – it looked absolutely amazing and everyone had the best time! Thank goodness we had the marquee as it poured and poured!”

The event

18th Birthday Party in Sonning, Berkshire

The brief

The customer had originally booked large marquee for her daughter’s 18th birthday party. Sadly, due to COVID-19, they had to postpone the big event to 2021.

However, with the ever-changing circumstances, it became possible to throw a smaller ‘mini party’ for 30 close family and friends this year.

Initially the group were just going to have drinks outside, but due to Britain’s changeable weather they decided a small marquee might be wise…and they were right!

The solution

We installed small 6m square marquee in the garden of the family home, on their lawn near the patio area. A mixture of partially open and clear sides allowed great views of the garden yet offered shelter for guests on a rainy day.

Inside the marquee, we provided tables and chairs in a ‘U’ shape to create an inclusive feeling. A bar was also put up; decorated as ‘Belle’s Bar’ in honour of the birthday girl.

Party lighting, balloons, and disco balls set the scene for celebration.

To talk to us about marquee hire in Berkshire, Hampshire, and Surrey, call us on 0118 973 6444 or email