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Royal Wedding Party Marquee

Posted on April 21st, 2011 by admin-marquees-dw  |  Comments Off on Royal Wedding Party Marquee

Well the time is almost upon us. William and Kate will join together for the royal wedding at 11am on the 29th April.

Celebrations are set to start at the time of the Royal wedding and typically British bunting, food, wine and delights will be served all over the country to mark the occasion.

Whilst there are many party marquees already booked for the occasion, there may still be time to find companies that have small or large marquee’s that can be erected in time for the Royal Wedding.

Some London council authorities are still accepting road closure applications to encourage more people to join the celebrations!

For those of you that still wish to hire furniture or need to place a last minute catering order, there are only three working days before the Royal Wedding. send us a request using this enquiry form – most rental businesses are working over the bank holidays to help us all celebrate and party in style.

We look forward to seeing last minute requests which we will send directly to the organisations we have superb partnerships with.

Have a very exciting Easter weekend and celebrate the Royal Wedding with a huge party that is well catered for and furnished with true British elegance.

Festival Season is On the Way

Posted on April 18th, 2011 by admin-marquees-dw  |  Comments Off on Festival Season is On the Way

Festival season is almost among us. Hiring a marquee for a town carnival or high profile festival is usually something that is a little bit unfamiliar to business owners.

However, taking on a marquee at a community fete or large festival can be extremely rewarding for small business, with most hire companies offering a wealth of event management experience, which can help you to rent the best marquee to suit the business’ needs.

Putting a catering tent up can help you promote your business and benefit from a busy town fete – you will not only attract those people passing by your company, but will gain from foot fall at the site of the main event.

How much will it cost?
Working out how much a basic marquee will cost can be fairly straightforward. Most catering tents do not require flooring, however it is a good idea in case the weather turns out a little wetter than planned.

Think about the size you will need in which to house your equipment. You may wish to hire furniture so that your visitors can sit down and eat the food you serve, and you may want extra space for people to mingle whilst they wait to be served. Space costs money, but with unpredictable weather it can be useful to rent a larger marquee with extra room.

Starting at around £500 with a floor and basic lighting, your marquee can safely offer you electrics and water. Hiring catering equipment, or using your own, can add to the costs and of course taking on extra staff for the day, or weekend, needs to be factored in too.

Hiring a marquee for a carnival or festival is a great way to promote your own catering business, and an ideal way to take advantage of extra business.



Organising a Street Party?

Posted on April 13th, 2011 by admin-marquees-dw  |  Comments Off on Organising a Street Party?

With the Royal Wedding coming up, no doubt there will be plenty of keen neighbours organising street parties across the UK.

There is still time for most London residents to organise a party and get swept up in Royal Wedding fever thats spreading across the country.

Arranging road closure and party insurance are vital parts of a street party, alongside furniture, catering, bunting and balloons but none of that needs to be expensive. Road closure should be fee free – check with your local council authority.

Private Street Parties
But it doesn’t have to be as involved as you think – you may choose to hire a marquee, just in case the weather really isn’t up to it on the day, or you may simply decide to rent tables. With the rest of the neighbourhood pitching in, the chances are that you will have all the furniture and food you need. However, there are lots of companies with great deals right now, who can help plan even the smallest of street party, so that you can concentrate on the fun part – enjoying yourselves!

Sponsored Business Street Parties
There are a rather a lot of businesses who are hopping on the band wagon and using the 29th April as a fabulous excuse for promotion.

For those street parties that are organised or sponsored by business, a more formal approach may be required. This is where some inexpensive yet well organised catering and furniture companies can assist. There are also plenty of events management companies that will arrange everything on your behalf.
So there are solutions for everybody. Get the Union Jacks out with pride and start partying!


Hiring a Party Marquee in London

Posted on March 28th, 2011 by admin-marquees-dw  |  Comments Off on Hiring a Party Marquee in London

It’s fairly unlikely you need any excuse to hold a party, but whatever your excuse we can help you to hire a party marquee.

A stylish alternative to hiring a room or holding a party at your home, a marquee can give your guests a place to sit, dance and take shelter from our unpredictable weather.

It doesn’t matter if you need to house a thousand well heeled ladies or a small group of friends, marquees can keep the party and your home seperate and can help you make a real style statement.

Romantic Atmosphere
If you want to really impress, add to your marquee some themed decorative soft furnishings by hiring chair covers, chair sashes and floral displays for a romantic or boutique feel.

Club Night
Consider illuminating the floor and dance areas with creative lighting, and a music ambassador (think of a Pacha DJ or a live dance band) to host a successful club night.

Find entertainers and create seperate areas to involve guests in – think casino event hire or mobile beauty therapy for real indulgence.

Whatever your excuse, party hard in your marquee and enjoy the moment!

Benefits of Wedding Marquee Hire

Posted on March 26th, 2011 by admin-marquees-dw  |  Comments Off on Benefits of Wedding Marquee Hire

There are a huge amount of benefits to hiring a marquee, especially where outdoor weddings or receptions are concerned.

A marquee is a great way to hold a celebration under an unpretentious and very stylish canopy.

You can shelter yourself and your guests from the changeable British weather whilst maintaining a comfortable indoors temperature.

Some couples choose to hold the whole celebration within the marquee, whilst other couples opt to hold the reception, dinner and disco in the marquee after holding the ceremony at a church or alternative venue.

Celebrating Your Wedding Indoors, Outdoors
A marquee may be a temporary piece of architecture, but it’s a flexible option. You can theme the inside of the marquee and decorate it to suit your taste. It’s also a perfect option if you have lots of guests as some venues may not be able to house so many guests.

By erecting your marquee in hotel grounds or other type of building, the hotel can organise the whole day whilst you can be confident all of your guests can be seated.

A hotel will take on the catering, furniture hire, flowers and decoration which is a great option compared to choosing another type of venue, such as a historic castle, where you will be required to organise these things yourself.

The final thing to mention is that by selecting a hotel to house your wedding marquee, your guests have the option to choose to stay in rooms at the hotel. They may choose to use the car parking and other facilities there too.

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Corporate Marquee Hire – March 2011 London Wedding Fayres

Posted on March 15th, 2011 by admin-marquees-dw  |  Comments Off on Corporate Marquee Hire – March 2011 London Wedding Fayres

As marquee hire experts, we thought it would be the ideal place to list wedding fayres going on in London over the next 6 weeks. Now that you have decided when to host your big day, visiting exhibitions and wedding fayres can be a serious way to pinch ideas on how to style your venue, your bridesmaids and everything inbetween.

wedding cake in marquee

We of course can’t attend each and every one of the wedding fayres we list, but we are always here to answer your questions relating to our superior marquee’s that can be hired for use in private gardens, at licenced hotel venues or in fact within any outdoor space.

Here are some upcoming wedding fayres for March 2011:


116 Pall Mall Wedding Fair, 116 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5ED


This licenced venue will host at its wonderfully situated premises on Saturday 19th March.

Free Admission.


Luella’s Boudoir Wedding Fair, One Marylebone, NW1 4AQ


Having teamed up with Cosmopolitan Bride Magazine, Luella’s Boudoir hosts the fair on 20 & 21 March 2011.

£12 per ticket or two for £18.


The Wedding Sanctuary, Somerset House, The Strand, WC2R 1LA


Hosted by the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) and set at the prestigious Somerset House on Sunday 27 March.

£10 per ticket or two for £15. To book  call 01483 282 858


Chilston Park Hotel, Lenham, Kent, ME17 2BE


If you wish to travel out of London and visit the venue after work, you can take in an evening of weddings, make your wedding memorable. Wednesday 23rd March.

Free Admission.

Been a while!

Posted on September 7th, 2010 by admin-marquees-dw  |  Comments Off on Been a while!

Well, it’s been a while since I have updated you all with what’s happening here at Marquee Hire London (Docklands Marquees and Events). I have been back over a week from my travels and now am in full swing of bookings for 2011. We have mainly got weddings booked; most of our clients have taken the Docklands Marquees and events exclusive Wedding packages. We are offering some fantastic deals for clients for Weddings of up to 250 people. Check them out here –

• Lined marquee (including swags)
• Coconut matting (black/brown)
• Round tables (seating 10 people)
• Gold/silver banqueting chairs
• 1 chandelier (gold /silver)
£1200 + vat

• Lined marquee (including swags)
• Coconut matting (black/brown)
• Table linens
• Round tables (seating 10 people)
• 2 6ft trestle tables (ideal for top table)
• Gold/silver banqueting chairs
• Black and white dance floor
• 6ft bar
• 1-2 chandeliers (depending on size)
• Silver balloon package: top table arch, cluster of 3 bouquets on each table
£2000 + VAT

• Lined marquee (including swags)
• Catering tent
• 5ft round tables
• 2 x 6ft trestle tables (ideal for top table)
• Table linen
• Chair covers
• Sashes to suit your colour scheme
• Wooden flooring
• Carpet to suit your colour scheme
• Black and white dance floor
• Starlight ceiling lighting (above dance floor)
• 1-2 Gold/silver chandelier (depending on size)
• 6ft bar
• Glitter ball (optional)
• 2 x topiary tree’s (ideal for entrance)
• Gold balloon package: 3-5 cloud nines for top table, cluster of 5 bouquet on each table
£3000 +VAT

Fantastic packages, call us on 01708500000 if there is anything you need to discuss, we are getting pretty booked up so call us now. Just to remind everyone that we are taking Christmas booking now.

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Mid Week busy!

Posted on July 28th, 2010 by admin-marquees-dw  |  Comments Off on Mid Week busy!

Well in the office this week, we have been rushed off our feet. Lots of last minute booking, because of the weather. Our team had a really big job with Clacton Council on Monday and the team really did themselves proud. The council officials seemed really happy and have booked us for the Clacton Air Show. We are really busy also with Wedding bookings for next year, fingers crossed we can secure all those. We have had a good tidy and shuffle round in yard, making it better for us in the office. Check out a few new pics from our jobs recently.

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DME History and what we do

Posted on July 19th, 2010 by admin-marquees-dw  |  Comments Off on DME History and what we do

DME was founded in 2000 and has since grown into a large company supplying London, Essex, Kent and the South East with Marquees and event services. We are committed to producing first class service, giving any event that unique but personal touch. We are consistently striving to improve and our grow our company, but to also offer our clients service, quality and good value as you will see from our client testimonials.

We have a wide range of marquees available for hire, as well as tables, chairs, dance floors and bars. We cater for any type of event, including exhibitions, product launches, press launches, publicity events, fun days, sporting events, trade shows, parties, weddings and more. We also have various inflatable and accessories to enhance and make your event even more special.

Our planning expertise makes organising all corporate events and special occasions a smooth and professional experience so there is no excuse not to have your special event or occasion in style. Please take a look through our website at the endless possible that we offer. In addition we also offer an impressive selection of inexpensive items are to make your day as perfect and memorable as possible.

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Friday 16th July

Posted on July 16th, 2010 by admin-marquees-dw  |  Comments Off on Friday 16th July

Hi all just started this new blog process. So here is my first post about what’s happening at Docklands Marquees.

We just finished a job for Artichoke; they wanted a large marquee with lots of added extras. They hired over 300 glasses from us, hope none get broken!!! When the team gets back we will be gearing up for a Clacton Council job.

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