Testimonials

What our lovely Customers Say...

Susan Wade

“Have just had the most amazing 50th party all down to Abacus Marquees. I have such a tricky garden with pagodas and an outhouse which I wanted all incorporated as well as a connection to the house and the brief was white & sparkly.  They did it all, it was so wonderful & looked absolutely stunning. Everybody loved it, thank you to Abacus, such a professional Company”

50th Birthday Party in Ware

Susan Wade

Alistair McKenzie

“Hi Guys 

Thanks again – our daughter and friends were delighted with their party – phew!

Booking was really easy from web site, chat conversation to site visit with Mark – only company we spoke with who did this.   Your communications was were great. 

I wasn’t around but Debbie told me the set up team all good and very helpful when she was asking questions about how everything works.   

The Marquee looked great and really happy especially after Adam talked me through how to get hot pink!   You are going to be 100% recommend – was a bit more expensive than some but we felt from the start of conversation you guys were a much better fit for a party – others seemed to be for weddings.  

Your web site was also better which helped us visualise what we would be getting.  The regular flow of emails and texts was great. Best of all it was easy and we didn’t have to worry.”  

18th Birthday Party in Redbourne

Alistair McKenzie

Joanne Shead

“Hi Mark and the team,

So Mark I would like to thank you and your team for all your help and advice which you gave me, right from our first call you made me feel confident that our special family Christmas would be amazing and let me say, you are a man of your word 😉 because it was😃

The team arrived on time and in great spirit, and in no time at all the marquee was up and looking good.   Then came the light and linings which just made it looked stunning, the heating was perfect and the hiring of the tables and chairs just made it all so easy for me.  Christmas eve I set up all the tables and when I stood back to look I was just so emotional, it was so pretty and perfect with the fairy lights twinkling 😊

I have shown so many people the pictures and some have said that they would have never thought of doing what I did and how amazing it looked, I have passed on your details to many of them who are going to try and do the same next year.

So thank you again Mark and I will be in touch with booking for next year.

Keep up the great work x”

4m x 8m Marquee in Baldock

Joanne Shead

Nicola Gloady

“Hi Mark

The party was amazing and the marquee was just the thing for the event, my Mums 80th Birthday.  Communication with you all is good and the booking process was very easy.   James and George were nice fellas and polite and friendly and just got on with everything.

As I say, the marquee really made the event for us and I would recommend you to my friends and family. They all thought it was brilliant.  Our party would not have been as good without the marquee.  Thank you all for your time.

Regards”

6m x 15m Marquee in Harrow

Nicola Gloady

Kay Walsh

“Hi Mark

I found dealing with your company an easy experience. Your quote was very competitive and everything went smoothly and to plan. The boys who came to construct the marquee were great and the party lights were great. I would definitely use you again and recommend you.  Thanks again, Kind regards.”

Kay Walsh

4m x 6m Marquee, Stevenage

Dave Revell

“Hello Mark,

Just a quick note to say thank you for your speedy response to my short notice request for a marquee. Your help and advice was much appreciated.

Your staff were very friendly, helpful & extremely professional especially regarding the garden water feature that needed moving on the day. They arrived on time for both the putting up & taking down of the marquee & all our guests remarked on how suitable the marquee was with the internal lining, heating & lighting.”

Dave Revell

6m x 14m Marquee, Potters Bar

David Utting

“Hi Mark,

Thank you for your post-party messages.  To respond briefly to your questions, the booking process was straightforward and the quotation was clear. You communicated well with us.

Your set-up guys did an excellent job and dismantled everything afterwards with speed an efficiency. The marquee itself was a well-used, popular success, and the 21st party went very well indeed. Her guests were suitably impressed and we would certainly recommend you to other people.”

David Utting

6m x 14m Marquee, St Albans

Cel and Colin Goddard

“Thanks so much for making my son’s 18th party a super event. The whole thing was stress-free: from the online search (fab interactive website), site visit (polite, helpful staff), erection of the marquee (lights and heaters!) and final removal.

And this on top of it all being last minute, as I only thought about having the extra space on the Wednesday before the Friday party!  I will be highly recommending you to friends and will be using your services in the not too distant future, again.”

Cel and Colin Goddard

3m x 4m Marquee, Baldock

Debbie Elliot

“I cannot fault the way in which you kept in contact from my initial enquiry to taking the marquee down. I must admit I was nervous about having a marquee but it worked out much better than I could ever have expected.  I couldn’t have the marquee positioned where I originally intended it to be but it turned out to be much better in the position it was placed anyway . In hindsight perhaps it would have been better if I had asked you to come to have a look first but then again I booked late.

The marquee looked lovely and the lining really did finish it off –  I’m glad I took your advice and included this as I don’t think it would have looked anywhere near as impressive, especially for a party for older people, not including me obviously!

The party was brilliant and everyone commented on how good the marquee looked and what a good idea it was to have one.

I would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting to book a marquee as you do genuinely seem interested in your customers and doing the best for them.

Thank you to you and your team for providing an excellent service.”

Debbie Elliot

6m x 6m Marquee, Borehamwood

Linda

“Hi Mark,

The party was a great success thank you and we were pleased we decided to extend the party space by having a marquee (or dance tent as we called it!!!).  I think our guests were impressed we had gone the extra mile and the pictures looked great with all the disco lights.

Feedback as follows:

 Booking experience:  Booking was straightforward – I didn’t get any comparison quotes as the price we were quoted by you seemed reasonable so I didn’t feel the need to do any further calls to other companies

The set up team were great, very professional, polite and efficient.  Minimal disruption to me and the garden!

The marquee was what I expected so all fine there.  I would definitely use your company again so 95/100 (only dropped the score because no one is perfect, not even me!!!!!)

I hope this feedback helps.  I got what I ordered, I paid what I considered to be a good price,  it arrived on time, great set up team, it did the job, it got taken down on the day you said so what more could you do 😉 

Kind regards, have a good day!”

Linda

6m x 9m Marquee, Redbourne

Dennis & Christine Driscoll

“We hired mark and his team to put up a marquee in our back garden for christmas I would really recommend this company they made the marquee really cosy and warm with lovely green and red lightning just right to make it ‘Christmasee’ will definitely be using them again mark took some photos which you can see it looked lovely”

Dennis & Christine Driscoll

4m x 4m Marquee, Potters Bar

Amanda and Keiren Corbett

“Hi Mark, just wanted to say thank you very much for providing a top class service. The marquee was absolutely perfect in every way, we couldn’t have asked for better, my house was saved from all mess!


From start to finish you made the whole process simple, it just made our life so easy for you to come and put up the marquee than us struggling with our own! You are very reasonable on price too especially with the extras that you threw in, the linings in the marquee also made it that much more special.

I had very jealous neighbours on Saturday night as there small gazebo struggled to withstand the weather that day and wanted to bring all there guests to me.  I will definitely recommend you to friends and if ever I require a marquee again I will call you
Thanks again!!”

Amanda and Keiren Corbett

4m x 6m Marquee, Sawbridgeworth

Alan and Bridget Culverhouse

“We recently used Abacus Marquee Hire to provide a marquee for my husband’s 60th birthday celebration. We particularly wanted one that would attach to the back of the house in order to extend our floor space and we were very pleased with the results.

Most of our guests commented on how lovely the marquee was and we really felt that it contributed to everyone’s enjoyment of the party.One or two even asked for the contact details! The erection and dismantling of the marquee was all done carefully and efficiently, without any problem. My only regret is that we forgot to take any photos!”

Alan and Bridget Culverhouse

6m x 6m Marquee, Letchworth

Nilam Patel

“I’d contacted Abacus late summer, as I wanted to host a NYE party as well as a 50th and 21st birthday. From the onset, Mark was very efficient and helpful with his advice and suggestions and I confirmed the booking without any hesitation. As my event drew closer I started to get nervous and was constantly emailing Abacus with all my questions but each time I was sent back messages of reassurance.

And then for the big day-Mark and his team were thorough professionals and delivered as promised without any flaws. Our event was a huge success and on behalf of the Patel family, I thank Mark and his crew for making this all possible! Very much appreciated, highly recommend and will surely use your services again!”

Nilam Patel

6m x 6m Marquee, Wymondley

Clive & Eileen Latchford

“We hired a 4m x 6m marquee for our 25th Wedding Anniversary party held at home on a sunny June day.  The service we received from Mark, the owner of the company, was excellent.  The pricing structure was very clear and we were able to decide on the day of set-up whether we wanted heating or not.

The Marquee was erected on the Friday by a friendly and efficient team, giving us plenty of time to decorate the inside. The marquee itself was in excellent condition and there were many optional extras, we opted for lining, carpet, lighting and heaters. We had a fantastic night with over 50 guests and a mobile disco in the marquee. We had many comments about what a good idea the marquee was for creating a great atmosphere. So many thanks once again  to Mark and his team, we will absolutely be recommending you to others.”

Clive & Eileen Latchford

4m x 6m, Hatfield

Deb Naccataro

“We booked Abacus for our son’s 18th birthday party. We had a 12 x 4 marquee with a 6 x 4 marquee attached with a black and white dance floor. It looked great! Mark was incredibly helpful, advising us on what was available (lots!), allowing us to put together a package of lights, music and heating to suit our needs, as well as the all important portable event loo’s! 

The party was a huge success and many of the party-goers remarked on how lovely the marquee was. Nothing was too much trouble for Mark and we would have no hesitation in using him again or recommending Abacus to our family and friends. Thank you Mark.”

Deb Naccataro

4m x 10m, Potters Bar

Jayne Long

“Hi Mark.

I’d like to say a big “Thank You” for everything you did to make Jacqueline’s party a success.  The Marquee and decorations looked lovely and the pictures taken by Chloe really captured the birthday event.

Upon arrival the guests thought the Marquee looked beautiful with the pink theme and matching carpet!  And enjoyed the vodka luge, the DJ, and his great selection of music, professionalism and enthusiasm.

I’d like to thank you again for making the 18th a memorable success.  Your organisational skills and responsiveness during the planning of the event were great and your wide range of contacts made the planning stage pleasurable, from the clients perspective. This groundwork ensured the party was a great success and feedback from the guests was excellent.

The catering and bar service worked really well and I felt the bar assistants were very professional and really helped to make the evening a success.  Once again many thanks for all your hard work and it was a pleasure to work with you arranging the party.  I would use your company to organise future events.  Thank you once again”

Jayne Long

Jayne Long, Stevenage

Susanne Pittard

“Thank you very much for providing the marquee for our leaving party.  We were very pleased with it and it was the perfect venue for 50 plus guests to have a good time.  The guys were very professional and courteous and nothing was too much trouble.   Highly recommend them if you are having a party and need that extra room.    Thanks again.for making an evening to remember.”

Susanne Pittard

Nadine Spagnol

“I honestly could not recommend Abacus Marquee & Event Hire highly enough.  You were great to deal with, really helpful with recommending the right marquee for my wedding.  I was really happy with the service, the price and the additional things that you sorted out for us, for example the bouncy castle.  You really put my mind at rest that everything would be in place and suitable for our special occasion, and we had a really great event. Thank you”

Nadine Spagnol

6m x 10m Marquee, Hertford

Alan and Maureen Gillman

“Dear Mark,

On behalf of Maureen & myself can we thank you for the superb Marquee you put up ,the quality of your tables /chairs etc & the professional advice you gave us that made that contributed so much to the success of our  celebration.  My advice to any any one considering a marquee for an event would be look no further than Abacus.  I would be more than happy for you you quote my comments to potential clients.  It really was a pleasure to meet & work with you & your lads – Thanks Again Alan”

Alan and Maureen Gillman

Marquee Hire Royston

Helen Mudd

I cannot fault the way in which you kept in contact from my initial enquiry to taking the marquee down. I must admit I was nervous about having a marquee but it worked out much better than I could ever have expected.  I couldn’t have the marquee positioned where I originally intended it to be but it turned out to be much better in the position it was placed anyway .

The marquee looked lovely and the lining really did finish it off –  I’m glad I took your advice and included this as I don’t think it would have looked anywhere near as impressive, especially for a party for older people, not including me obviously!  The party was brilliant and everyone commented on how good the marquee looked and what a good idea it was to have one.

I would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting to book a marquee as you do genuinely seem interested in your customers and doing the best for them.  Thank you to you and your team for providing an excellent service.”

Helen Mudd

4m x 8m Marquee, St Albans

Cecelia Henderson

“Hi Mark,

We’d just like to send you and your team a belated, but heartfelt Thank You, for your superb service, efficiency and wonderful marquee and all the trimmings – Our daughter’s (70 guests eventually!) Halloween party was a huge success and she is still receiving such lovely feedback so many weeks later!  Despite the Autumnal weather, your lighting and heaters had most guests happy to continue to enjoy the marquee until midnight, (rather than the ground floor of the house) and the carpeted hard floor was perfect for dancing and didn’t disturb the grass in the slightest!

The beautiful lined interior was easy to decorate without using anything more than a few safety pins and some fish line and all contributed to a luxurious (and scary) festive party atmosphere! Cleaning up afterwards is never easy, but your team arrived promptly a few days later, to remove all the final traces of the big happy and memorable event! I am delighted to recommend you and your staff and your wonderful equipment to anyone that asks… and have already handed out quite a few of your cards. Thanks again.  Best Regards to all”

Cecelia Henderson

4m x 8m Marquee, Beaconsfield

Lynn Hedgeland

“Hi Mark,

I just wanted to thank you for the fabulous marquee you provided for Andy’s 50th party. We were so impressed with your service, from our very first contact through to the dismantle today in the pouring rain.  You were so helpful and calm when the patio doors presented a logistical challenge, and the impromptu creation of an awning from the marquee to the house held up to the torrential rain we saw over New Year. Quite a feat!

I have at least two friends who have asked for your details, and many more asked about the marquee on the night. We would certainly use you again.  I wish you a happy and successful New Year, and thank you again for helping to make the evening such a wonderful event.”

Lynn Hedgeland

4m x 8m Marquee, Harpenden

Karen Thoroughgood

“Hi Mark. Just wanted to thank you and let you know that your Marquee helped us have the perfect Christmas we were hoping for.  Your informative web site meant that we were able to decide on the right Marquee for our needs before we made contact  and once we had spoken to you and booked our Marquee everything went so smoothly.

Your lovely chaps turned up on the day agreed  a little later than planned but I’ll forgive them as the weather was so awful) and then set everything up perfectly. Lights, floor, lining, carpet and heating. Yes you were right, we didn’t need another heater  Thanks again to all concerned.”

Karen Thoroughgood

3m x 8m Marquee, Bishop Stortford

Alan Mansell

“Dear Mark,

You had asked me if I would be prepared to give your company a testimonial. I am delighted to do so,but on the basis that you may want to use this in your advertising, I think I should detail the whole process from our, the customers, point of view,

Firstly let me say that I had never met you or heard of you until happily we picked your name out of a list on a Google search.

Our initial meeting with you was like a breath of fresh air.  Impressing us with your competence and good ideas and suggestions, without a hard selling attitude. You gave us the confidence that you could actually do what you said.

It should be noted here that our garden has a noticeable slope upwards where the lawn meets the patio, and that there was a large fish pond to be catered for in the design of the marquee:- Hire of plates, glasses, cutlery, table cloths, tables, lighting and heating, flooring and carpeting; all of which could be and were supplied and taken away again without us having to clean the items.

The marquee and set-up team arrived at the appointed hour on the appointed day.  Three young people, (bear in mind my wife and I are in our seventies), chattering and laughing.  Polite and very, very efficient.  The area was cleared, the hard, flexible flooring was laid, the marquee struts laid out and erected. All very smoothly , with no drama. Every member of the team knew what they were doing.

The marquee cover went on, the legs were extended to the correct height, and then the inner lining was fitted. It was suggested at this point that some additional ribbons of fairy lights would improve the overhaul effect; pictures were shown of what the effect would be a small additional fee was agreed and in they went. And yes, they were worth every additional penny.

The tent was dressed and tidied inside and out and the effect was stunning.  Far exceeded our expectations.  A real WOW factor.  Chairs and table were brought in, cutlery and glasses. Nothing was missing. Everything was already packed on their two vans.  The wiring for the lights and heaters were installed and checked.  No blown fuses.  All the guests were blown away by the appearance and effect of the marquee, which greatly enhanced the party.

After the party we boxed up the glasses and cutlery, (all unwashed), folded the tables, and went to bed.

Next morning, as arranged, the team arrived at 9.30am, still laughing and happy, and took everything away within two to three hours.

Did we have a good time; Yes

Was the marquee a success. Yes

Would I recommend Abacus to anyone else. Yes

Would I use them again Yes

Were there any complaints No

If as a potential client you wish to discuss Abacus with me, then I am sure Mark will pass on my contact details.”

Alan Mansell

6m x 6m Marquee, Watford

Michelle

“Dear Mark

I would like to thank you all for helping me celebrate my 50th birthday, the marquee was great and looked amazing!  The guys that put the marquee up were great and a really nice friendly bunch of guys and girl, the bar and dance floor along with the lighting looked brilliant.

We were so pleased we had the bar staff too they were so helpful and really helped make the night, please send our thanks to them too.  Gary the DJ was also great as usual and his set up added to the sparkle of the night.

The only thing I would have changed would be to ensure the ground the flooring is going on is completely flat and sturdy as where we took the plants out of our flower bed to make room for the marquee the ground sank down and made quite a dip in the floor which was a little bit of a hazard for people in high shoes we did n’t know what the hard flooring was made of or how it fixed together had we done we would have covered the ground with some hard board or something first.

We will definitely recommend Abacus Marquee Hire and would not hesitate to use your services again. Thanks Again guys!”

Michelle

Jenny McDonald

“Hi Mark

Thanks so much to you, Tom and Adam. I had a fabulous party and the marquee was the perfect setting for it. Everyone had a brilliant time and it was certainly a fab way to celebrate being 40. I would definitely recommend Abacus party hire for the following reasons:

– superb high quality marquees, the finish was perfect and the marquee went up seamlessly. It was exactly as I hoped it would be and was the perfect setting for my party.

– team were very professional and kept me updated with progress or any concerns. They were friendly, hard working and weren’t fazed by our very uneven garden!

– always fast, prompt responses to any queries  

– the booking process was very straightforward

– quote was clearly set out and I liked the tick box presentation so I could easily see what i had selected for my party

– communications were clear and I liked that I knew from booking what time you planned to arrive to set up

– so pleased we added the bar/fridge at the last minute, that was very worthwhile 

We didn’t actually obtain any other marquee quotes as we were really impressed with Mark when he visited so didn’t feel we needed to look around.

Thanks again for setting the scene for my amazing party”

Jenny McDonald

4m x 10m Marquee, Stotfold

Dave Revell

“Hello Mark,

Just a quick note to say thank you for your speedy response to my short notice request for a marquee. Your help and advice was much appreciated.

Your staff were very friendly, helpful & extremely professional especially regarding the garden water feature that needed moving on the day. They arrived on time for both the putting up & taking down of the marquee & all our guests remarked on how suitable the marquee was with the internal drapes, heating & lighting.”

Dave Revell

3m x 4m Marquee, Potters Bar

Jayne Hughes

“Hi Mark!

 I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU!!  Saturday night went so well and my husband was thrilled, I had so many comments on the marquee set up and I was telling a lot of friends about your friendly service and the value for money!   Again Thank You for such a prompt, reliable and Value for Money Service!  I will be in touch again.  Kind Regards”

Jayne Hughes

6m x 15m Marquee, Luton

Barbara Lacey

“Thanks for a great service, I had a 6m x 4m marquee attached to the house, was great to have the extra room, very friendly people to deal with and very obliging.  Would definitely recommend your company.”

Barbara Lacey

6m x 4m Marquee, Harlow

Dave and Shirley Smith

“Hi Mark

The marquee was just what the doctor ordered – excuse sense of humour, we wanted basic shelter to accommodate our DJ if the weather was bad and it worked a treat, good size sturdy bar and fridge. 

Delivery and pick up was pleasantly well timed and friendly.  Will definitely recommend Abacus Party Cover, everybody enjoyed a wonderful evening.  If we had thought of it at the time we would have asked you to pop round during our celebration to see for yourself the happy comfortable atmosphere inside the marquee.  We so glad we chose Abacus – good service, reasonable prices, marquee, bar & chairs all in good condition.  We have no complaints at all, only compliments, keep up the good work, very best wishes for the future.”

Dave and Shirley Smith

4m x 8m Marquee, Cheshunt

“Hi mark

I found dealing with your company an easy experience. Your quote was very competitive and everything went smoothly and to plan. The boys who came to construct the marquee were great and the party lights were great. I would definitely use you again and recommend you.  Thanks again”

6m x 8m Marquee, Stevenage

Jackie Waller

“Hi Mark

I thought the service was great from the start.   Clear quotes, and you had thought of things I hadn’t considered.   You also took the time to look at a picture of my garden so we could.  Decide which was best position for the marquee.  On the day your team came on time, were friendly and professional, Same to dismantle. 

And, we even used your cocktail recipes to get the party started!”

Jackie Waller

6m x 12m Marquee, St Albans

Cheryl Norgan

“There’s nothing like a convert is there? I must admit to being a little sceptical about marquee hire for my wedding, but my partner found Abacus Party Cover and they were excellent in every way.  Mark is a dead ringer for Tom Daley, the famous British Olympic diver, I thought.  I liked his entrepreneurial ideas and his very pleasant manner. 

The marquee was beautifully bright, white and clean, and didn’t take long to erect in boiling hot weather without a single moan from anyone concerned.   All worked very hard indeed without a break.   The young men who erected it were also very punctual.  We and our guests all loved our marquee, and were indeed a little sad when it had to be taken down.  Our cat was as sceptical as I was, but after his initial surprise at finding a large white ghostly structure in his territory he inspected every inch in detail and refused to come out.  He enjoyed its fun factor I think…. The soft carpeting was lovely and the marquee also seemed to retain the heat.

We were a bit worried about the cold and windy weather the night before our wedding day but all was great. I would certainly recommend this marquee hire company to anyone. Many thanks to everyone concerned – very grateful and wouldn’t have had such a lovely Reception without you.”

Cheryl Norgan

6m x 10m Marquee, Stevenage

Amanda Ridgewell

“I would like to thank you very much for working so hard to make my 60th birthday memorable.  From the initial phone call to make the booking; to making suggestions for items to make my party a success; to the delivery and extreme hard work the guys put in to make sure everything was perfect; to the efficient taking down and removing  the equipment.

All in all I cannot fault the service provided which was very professional and I would definitely recommend Abacus to anyone who is thinking of hiring a marquee.

Many people at my party commented on how fantastic the marquee was.  Thank you so much for all your hard work.  Best wishes”

Amanda Ridgewell

3m x 8m Marquee, Waltham Abbey

Stuart Lofts

“Hi Mark,

The party was a great success. My guests made positive comments about my set up and I have 1 friend who I have recommended to you, he was waiting to see mine set up before committing to a booking with you.

Tom and Adam were great at set up it and pack up on the Monday was as much as I could do to convince them to stop for tea and biscuits. They were efficient, polite, engaging, hard working and  interested in our event, a credit to themselves and your business.  A discussion took place prior to set up about exact positioning, location of power and about which openings to have.  It was even no trouble to cut a section of the flooring to go around the post hole for the washing line.

From my initial enquiry, your communication from phone calls,  texts, e mail and good old fashioned post was excellent, the mix of all communication methods worked perfectly for me.The marquee was pretty much what I expected, it was in a good condition, looked attractive, especially with the lining, and with some personalised decoration was fabulous, it zipped down and sealed completely, no gaps to let inquisitive cats in!

 The whole process was informative, efficient and very easy for me.  Your regular mails were a good reminder of your products and services and kept me reminded of the timescale and requirements of my event. From initial enquiry through to order was I was well informed and found it easy to do. I would recommend you guys to my friends and family for exactly the reasons stated in this mail.  Your quote and pricing was clear, your communication was great, you and your team were friendly, polite and efficient. Exactly what I look for when buying products and services. Great customer service and a great customer experience are vital in today’s competitive market to gain keep and grow your customer Base. For me you are doing a great job of that.  Kind regards.”

Stuart Lofts

9m x 9m Marquee, Potters Bar

Miranda Lyell

“Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for providing us with a marquee for my party last weekend. With uncertainty over the weather, it was reassuring to know that the guests could be inside and the rain wouldn’t matter. 

We received a faultless service from your company. From prompt and clear initial quotation, you kept us informed throughout with posted material and emails. The team did a great job of setting up / taking down despite the challenges that our garden layout gave you. The marquee looked fantastic, and the flooring was a very necessary final addition to keep out the rain. 

I would thoroughly recommend your company, and in fact already have to a few friends!  We will certainly use you again if we ever need a marquee.  All the best for the future.

Miranda Lyell

6m x 6m Marquee, St Albans

Pauline & Graham

“Dear Mark

What can I say – you and your team have been marvellous from start to finish and we are very glad we choose you.   You were very helpful with initial ideas and didn’t flinch when we made several changes along the way.  Your quotes were always clear anddetailed so we knew exactly what we were paying for.

Your team left us feeling ‘in the pink’ – they were on time, worked hard and looked as if they enjoyed their work.  It was a pleasure meeting them all.  I loved the way the marquee looked, the drapes, the lights, the coordinated dance floor, chairs and carpet all gave a perfect overall effect.

Our party was a huge success and even though we had a downpour during the evening no one got wet!  I would and in fact have recommended you to several friends.  Thank you again for all your help in making our wedding day so special.   All the best, Pauline and Graham”

Pauline & Graham

Stephanie Carey

“The whole process with Abacus was very straightforward. I really appreciated your guidance on the correct size of marquee for our function and the information pack that you sent out with the quote was very easy to use.  The set up team were great – really helpful with regard to options for doors, windows etc.

 We chose you because we wanted to use a local company and would definitely recommend you to others.  You made organising a staff member’s retirement party a breeze!”

Stephanie Carey

Stephanie C

Vivienne & Paul Wheeler

“Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for helping to make my wedding run smoothly and stress free, you made my wedding day perfect.  I couldn’t recommend you enough your boys were so helpful and friendly and had our party in mind not what was easier for them.  Again I thank you all , would definitely recommend and use you again.”

Vivienne & Paul Wheeler

6m x 15m Marquee, Hitchin

John & Michelle Mawhinney

“Hi Mark

Thanks for all your help once again, with setting up our marquee.  You and the team were as efficient as ever from start to finish (I’m presuming its out of my garden now!)

On the ball and straight round to give me a competitive quote, love the pink envelopes that stand out amongst everything else that needs to be organised for a big party and all the extras were great – bar staff, Kevin the DJ and the ice luge. 

Marquee looked great and was exactly the right size (could have done with a slightly larger dance floor – but didn’t stop anyone from dancing).  Thanks for everything – we will certainly use you again in the future and recommend anyone looking for a marquee.”

John & Michelle Mawhinney

9m x 9m Marquee, Hitchin

Richard & Tracey Young

“I’d like to say a huge thank you for helping making the event so enjoyable.  The service was great – the team that put up the marquee arrived when they said, and took great care to get the marquee in right place.  It was a slightly chilly evening so we were delighted to have the marquee – it was lovely in the tent – providing a great atmosphere, and the dance floor worked well even on our very bumpy lawn.

Overall a great service provided by a fantastic team.  Thanks”

Richard & Tracey Young

6m x 12m Marquee, Baldock

Danny Colegate

“Hi Mark,

My reaction at Mike & Joe’s part was ”I’ve found the answer”. I had been trying to organise my family and friends for months but my Cottage is too small for the number of people.  The Marquees hired was fantastic and totally fit for purpose.

The whole process from initial call to confirmation, with pricing options etc. was very easy and simplified for me.  Any communication or query was answered in plain English without complicating anything.  The Setup/Take down team were superb. Nice polite Lads, very hardworking and helpful.

The day turned out to be fantastic weather and the whole of the front of the Marquee unzipped easily. It looked great and was great.  Everybody who came remarked on its quality.  I was recommended by a friend and would not hesitate in recommending you to anybody.  I would certainly use you again for any outdoor event needing quality extra space and cover.

Well done & thank you Mark”

Danny Colegate

4m x 14m Marquee, Hertford

Amanda Lott

“I found booking the marquee very easy.  I verbally asked for a quote and prices were all relatively similar but you catered for large and small parties also I find smaller companies more caring about their customers hence choosing you.

The set up team were brilliant, we thought we would have a problem due to bifold doors but they sorted it all out.  The marquee was great and the chairs were excellent I had originally hired 30 of one type and 10 of another and you upgraded us free of charge so they all matched which I really appreciated.

The event went really well & people were really impressed especially the fact we had seating for the ceremony as they thought they would have to stand.  I would happily recommend you I got exactly what is ordered even better you were on time & the guys were really quick & polite.  I’d give 100/100 can’t fault you!”

Amanda Lott

6m x 9m Marquee, Borehamwood

Deidre Saliba

“To Mark and the Boys in Pink!

I can’t thank you enough for taking much of the stress and worry away with regard to our daughter’s 21st Party!  

Roisin wanted the party in the garden and a ‘Prom Party’ to boot as she never had one as she had to attend a Special School away from home.   From the initial enquiry over the internet (which was responded to immediately as think it was made late one evening as I surfed the internet!)  to enusring the Marquee would fit the requirements and the Site Visit, it was plain sailing.  Mark re-assuring us all the way that all would be well given the unpredictable English weather!  

I left the Boys in Pink to do their job whilst I went to work one morning – they were extremely professional and didn’t mind having to help me clear the shed so that we could install the Bar.    By the time I came home the Boys  had done a fabulous  job – the Marquee stood in all its glory in the garden and when we unzipped the door, it was like stepping into a magical princess’s castle – the lighting was exquisite and exactly what my daughter wanted!  

On the night itself – the dance floor came into its own and everyone played to the ambiance despite the odd shower of rain outside and t gust of wind.

The only real complaint is that we had to dress up the rest of the garden with lights as it looked so drab next to the beautiful colours that radiated from the Marquee!  All in all, the event was a complete success and our daughter felt very special and all I would say that if you have a garden big enough to accommodate a Marquee, you need never think about hiring a hall/hotel again as Abacus tick all the boxes.  

The Boys in Pink arrived on the Monday morning after the event and once again in the most professional and courteous manner, took the Marquee down and cleared up – taking all the hassle away and returning our garden to us.

Thank you Mark and to the Boys in Pink for making the event stress free from the outset and after the event – it was a pleasure working with you guys!”

Deidre Saliba

4m x 10m Marquee, Hitchin

Saima Bahar

“Hi Mark,

Thanks for setting up the marquee so well. The guests loved it and it was so handy over the weekend. The booking of the marquee was easy as you were quick to respond to my emails. The set up team were good as they also answered any queries we had.

Overall I’d like to say a big thank you once again and I will definitely recommend your company to others and I will also keep your name in mind if I ever need a marquee in the future.”

Saima Bahar

4m x 6m Marquee, High Wycombe

Tonie Newman

“Hi Mark

The booking process was great – you managed to accommodate us at VERY late notice, and everyone we dealt with was very helpful and friendly. The set up team were professional, and more than willing to advise me on where the marquee would look and work best in the garden.

Communication throughout was faultless – we were kept fully informed about drop off and pick up times.  To be honest, it was by chance that we picked you (following a last minute Google search when the weather forecast showed rain!) but I’m very glad we did.

I think your company has a clear personal touch and it really came across that you are more service-oriented than others. I would definitely use Abacus again.

Thanks and best regards, Toni”

Tonie Newman

4m x 8m Marquee, High Wycombe

Jane Millet

“Hi Mark,

We hosted a very successful 25th Wedding Anniversary event with a marquee supplied to us from Mark and his company. A special event needs to run smoothly to ensure its success. Mark and his team were great to work with from the initial planning stage to the event itself and the ultimate taking down and tidying up.

The marquee surpassed expectations and it added that special touch to the event. Mark gave me a comprehensive list of options to give me plenty of choice to maximise the potential of the marquee. The team involved in the setting up and taking down were on time, courteous, and extremely efficient.

I would recommend the company without hesitation. Many thanks.”

Jane Millet

6m x 8m Marquee, Stotfold

Brian and Pam Thirston

“Hiring one of your marquees for our Golden Wedding Anniversary proved to be an outstanding choice.  The equipment was first class and included all lighting, helium balloons together with a very efficient microphone and projector for our slide presentation.  The additional uplighters and the amazing groups of lanterns suspended from the ceiling of the marquee gave all our guests a really ‘WOW” experience of the ambience created by the magnificent setting.   

The erection and removal of the equipment was highly efficient by your very cheerful, friendly staff.  The initial planning was professionally achieved and nothing was too much trouble for Mark.   We could not believe how reasonably priced the complete hire turned out to be.  In addition we were exceptionally pleased with Mark’s recommendation for Paul to do the catering – the food was excellent and his friendly staff particularly outstanding.  We highly recommend Abacus Marquees.”

Brian and Pam Thirston

6m x 9m Marquee, Welwyn

Carolyn Kisby

“Erection of the Marquee went very smoothly and it looked good.   The chairs were of good quality and were very much appreciated by our older guests.  Lighting worked well and it was good that you could run electricity the 30 meters  the Marquee was away  from the house.

I would recommend you to other people as you delivered efficiently with a good product.  It was very useful to be able to take down panels during the heat of the afternoon and replace them as the rain came in and the temperature dropped.

Overall very pleased with your service and the product – thank you!”

Carolyn Kisby

4m x 10m Marquee, Hitchin

Georgia Green

“Booking with Abacus was the best idea I could have had!  Not only was booking a marquee really easy, the boys who came to put it up were a great laugh and all the hard work is done for you.  The possibilities are endless when it comes down to picking all of your finishing touches, even if you choose only a few added extras (I chose fairy lights, lighting and chairs), the wide range of furniture, flooring and sound equipment means your party can go without a hitch!

I most definitely had the best birthday i have had in years, thanks to these guys!  I could not thank these guys enough and would definitely use you again :)”

Georgia Green

3m x 6m Marquee, Baldock

Lindsey Bennister

“Hi Mark

“I would highly recommend Mark and his team for marquee hire.  The whole process was simple and easy.  From the initial site visit, I was completely confident and reassured that everything would happen as planned.  The professionalism and knowledge of the team were first class.

The marquee far exceeded our expectations. The partygoers loved the marquee. It looked fantastic, and despite the pouring rain outside, it remained completely dry inside. The cubes, uplighters and starry sky lights created a lovely atmosphere, and really contributed to the Enchanted Forest theme of the party.

We would definitely consider a marquee again for future parties, and it would always be via Abacus.  I particularly appreciated Mark’s personal involvement and communication. Nothing was too much trouble (even texting me from his holidays!).  Thanks again – it was a great party!”

Lindsey Bennister

3m x 6m Marquee, Barnet

Emma and Filipe Fernandes

“Dear Mark

Thank you so much for the excellent service we received from you.  It definitely took the stress out of hosting an 18th birthday party for 50 teenagers and I believe most who attended considered it an epic party.  The whole process was very smooth and the set up prompt and efficient.

The marquee looked great – it was warm and cosy thanks to the heaters, the hard floor was excellent for dancing and the circular tables really useful for drinks and snacks.  We will definitely enlist your help next time we are hosting a large party and will recommend you to others.”

Emma and Filipe Fernandes

4m x 6m Marquee, Letchworth

Nicola

“Dear Mark

I just wanted to write to you and say how brilliant your guys were who came to put up and take down the marquee for my birthday party.

They were so helpful and polite and did an excellent job.  I will certainly recommend your company to my friends.

Please pass on my thanks to the lads.  Unfortunately such manners, helpfulness and good service doesn’t necessarily come as standard nowadays.  Great job and excellent value for money.  Thank you”

Nicola

4m x 4m Marquee in London Colney

Ana Fernandes

Hi Mark

Mark and the Team provided excellent customer service from start to finish. Our guests were amazed at the space and high quality of the Marquee.  The addition of the heaters and fairy lighting were perfect for Autumn and ensured our party continued into the night. Would certainly recommend Abacus Marquee & Event Hire.”

Ana Fernandes

6m x 4m Marquee, Hatfield

Alan Watson

“Hi Mark

Sorry for the delay I’ve been a bit busy.

First of all we had a great time at Christmas made even more special because we were all able to eat in one place…your marquee.  20 people ranging in age from 83 to 6 months.

Your team arrived exactly on time on the agreed date. 

Worked really hard erecting the Marquee informed us of everything we needed to know and went on their way leaving us with a fully functioning Marquee.  And even though we had some very strong gales nothing moved!

I am so glad that I took your advice and had the marquee liner, it made everything look so much better.  The heaters were amazing, we actually had to turn two of them off as it was so hot!”

Alan Watson

3m x 6m Marquee, Sandy

Kevin Allanson

“Mark,

The thank you, goes to you and Tom and the boys. Ive already remarked to all our friends how amazing your customer relations is.  Considering the short notice and all the follow up calls, I am more than happy to call on you any time and recommend you without a seconds thought.

The set up was lovely with all our friends commenting on the lighting the heating and pleased to hang out in the marquee most of the night.”

Kevin Allanson

6m x 15m Marquee, Welwyn

Anika Parmar

“Hi Mark

I have to say a huge THANK YOU to you and the team for a lovely marquee. The process during a stressful time of organising was very easy and simple. The team came on time and put up the marquee, which looked great. The lights in the marquee looked effective and the heating was excellent as the weather got cooler. The marquee was perfect and the staff are helpful. I would recommend and def use again!.

Kind Regards, Anika”

Anika Parmar

3m x 8m Marquee, Watford

Judy Rollinson

“Hi Mark,

These guys are seriously good!  I can’t wait for another excuse to use them again! From dealing with Mark and his easy but helpful manner in my initial enquiry, to Tom and his team who set up and took down like magic, I can’t recommend Abacus Marquee Hire enough! The prices are very reasonable and they really go the extra mile to understand what you want and make sure you have everything you need for a great party. I would definitely recommend the bumper party package with the full light system, bar, fridge and bar staff.  Mark, you were right, it made all the difference and was a total hit with my guests. The bar looked fabulous and it also meant I could relax and have a great time. The bar staff, Katy and Ben were brilliant – and just having them there to serve up the drinks, get rid of the empties, replenish, re-stock, pack all the glasses away and leave the rubbish in a neat row of black bags outside meant there was simply no mess at the end of the evening. They simply couldn’t have been more helpful!

The marquee itself looked amazing and in fact, I was really sad to see it go.  The lights can be set to any colour you want (or change colours) and having extra uplighters in the house (where we had the bar and food) just made for one big beautiful venue. 

Thanks again guys, and as Arnie famously said “I’ll be back!”

Judy Rollinson

6m x 6m Marquee, Watford

John Virgo

“Abacus Marquees… Amazing Team, Amazing Service, Amazing Value for money… Highly recommended!”

John Virgo

3m x 6m Marquee, Cheshunt

John and Jean Whiteman

“Hi Mark!    This is Jean, by the way, John can only just about turn the laptop on!     

Of course, everything was efficient and fantastic.  

From beginning to end (starting with your speedy, brilliant (colour AND detail)  information literature which sold you to us in the first place) to your lovely boys, both setting up and dismantling, who were a joy to have here and Tom, quietly efficient in his original advice and then carrying it out on Friday. The marquee looked wonderful and we  had nothing but compliments – in fact many of us were still out there at midnight.    We were almost sorry to see it go but nice to have the lawn back.     

You have a great business there Mark, and we congratulate you on all levels.  And Paul, Clockhouse Catering did us proud, too.

 So there you have it.   We had a great celebration weekend with our family and friends and much of it down to you and the gang.    If the occasion arises, we would have no hesitation in recommending you,  although here, we are on your outer limits and much appreciate you all coming such a long drive.

Continued success to you all and the Very Best of  Wishes for the future.    You are doing a grand job!

All the best and thanks again” 

John and Jean Whiteman

4m x 10m Marquee, London

Kathy Stanton

Hi Mark,

Sorry for delay, slow recovery.

Your team we’re fantastic – we were delighted with all aspects of the service.

Booking was easy – even my shenanigans with the toilets at the end was made easy by yourselves – for which I am especially grateful. And the marquee was better than we expected. Just lovely. 

Set up and dis-mantle teams were punctual, professional and appeared to be efficient.

Without hesitation we would recommend you to friends. Your prices are very competitive – if I’m honest, this was why we chose you as, at first, we just wanted some wet weather protection.

The standard emails are fun, with useful reminders and friendly tips. The personal touch is important, so I was grateful for that.

So, all in all, a very happy customer here – thank you and your team. I will try to get some photos to you from  the night as the marquee was decorated and looked lovely, but it might take me a while.

Kathy Stanton

6m x 9m Marquee, Harpenden

Michael Allen

“The Marquee was fabulous and Tom and his team did a great job.

It was the first time we had used a Marquee. The bookings process was straightforward and 10/10 as was the regular supply of information. The set up team were on time and were friendly and polite. 10/10.

We will be more than happy to recommend Abacus to any who ask. It did what it was required to do with no problems.99/100′

Thank you, The party was a great success and using the Marquee was a major part of that.”

Michael Allen

12m x 12m Marquee, Little Chalfont

Michael Byford

“Hello Mark,

Thought you might like to know how much we appreciated the service your company gave.  From day 1 the experience was trouble free, site visit, advice, marquee erection and removal, all went smoothly and everything was done in a timely fashion.

Your team are very friendly and coped well with our enthusiastic dog!  The marquee and accessories were all of good quality and in good condition.  Several guests commented on how much the marquee enhanced the overall experience.  The costs seemed very fair to me.”

Michael Byford

6m x 8m Marquee, Northwood

Peter Buchanon

“The whole process from ordering the marquee to removing it went seamlessly.  Considering the limited space the lads had to work in they were brilliant. You cannot really tell that they have been there now.  Everyone remarked on how good the marquee was with the drapes and lighting.  You did a thoroughly professional job from start to finish and I would have no hesitation in recommending you.  Many thanks on behalf of Pam and myself.

Top marks to you and your team.

Kind regards, Peter and Pam”

Peter Buchanon

Peter Buchanon, Stevenage

Seher Nagar

“Hi Mark, 

I am pleased to say the marquee was perfect. It completed my engagement party and made it one to remember.  The boys on the day where efficient and quick with their work and done a fabulous job with the Lanterns! 

I will be re-booking for future parties for sure! 

Again thank you for your service.”

Seher Nagar

3m x 4m Marquee, Edgeware

Priti

“Dear mark

Our testimonial is a positive one.  From the time we made contact, to the boys arriving to my place, we couldn’t fault anything. The marquee was set up beautifully and the boys were so accommodating with everything. We were glad we ordered the marquee as the weather a bit touch and go.  It was great to use it fully as the day wore on and we all ended up inside by the end of the evening to a cosy environment.

I would recommend anyone to use Abacus as they were such a joy to work with.  Thank you Mark and your young team. Wishing you further success with your business.”

Priti

6m x 12m Marquee, North London

Carly & Lyndon

“Hi Mark

Just wanted to say a great big thank you from my hubby and I… the marquee was exactly what we wanted and needed! 

From the day of enquiry to the day of the marquee arrival I have had nothing but good experiences with you guys down at Abacus.  Any changes I needed to make were confirmed via email or post and I was kept in the loop at all times! 

The lads that came to put the marquee up were lovely, polite & efficient .. I even made them rainbow cupcakes on the day! There was no hassle nor delays they just got on with the job. 

I was well informed throughout the whole process!  We had an amazing day and the marquee was the icing on the cake it looked great!  After having a thoroughly good knees up the boys came back 2 days later to dissemble the marquee and again were efficient, clean and tidy!   I would definitely use Abacus again and I would recommend them to friends and family without a doubt!  Mark made the process easy from beginning to end and it was a pleasure! 10/10 from us!

Thank you guys

From the newly weds and their families xxx”

Carly & Lyndon

3m x 12m Marquee, Bedford

Tony Williams

“The booking process was completely seamless, I didn’t have to think about anything – it was a very professional service.

Communication was fantastic – I didn’t feel a need at anytime to pick up the phone to chase anything up.

During install I was truly impressed.  We never had any calls with questions or concerns, the guys could be trusted to get on with it and we came home to a beautiful marquee which was perfect to our needs.  I did meet the guys when they were taking the marquee down, and they were extremely polite and helpful.  First class service.

I was advised by Abacus on all aspects of the marquee and it looked better than I could imagine.  I would certainly recommend Abacus to family and friends.  The marquee was booked at a time when we were moving house and at a very busy and stressful period, the team took the whole project in hand and made the whole process simple. I would have to say it would be nice to see that level of professionalism and efficiently in all aspects of business. Well done.”

Tony Williams

6m x 12m Marquee, Letchworth

Caroline Rooney

“Hi Mark, 

Many thanks for all your help . The marquee was just perfect and we received so many positive comments . Everything from initial site visit to final dismantle was conducted in such a professional and friendly manner . We would highly recommend you and all your positive testimonials are well deserved . 

Best wishes”

Caroline Rooney

9m x 12m Marquee, North London

Georgina

“Hi Mark

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the marquee this weekend, from the initial query, the installation all the way through to dismantling.  Your boys are a credit to you, efficient, polite – even love their pink T-Shirts!!  We couldn’t have picked a worse weekend for a garden party weather wise but the marquee ensured our guests stayed dry.  We will send you some pictures once I’ve collated them.  Your prompt replies to queries and response times has given me the confidence to use your services again and we will happily recommend you to friends and families.  Many thanks again and kind regards.”

Georgina

4m x 8m Marquee, Potters Bar

Alec & Jill Wilcox

“Hi Mark,

Thanks for the marquee, we were very impressed with the marquee and service that you provided.  We contacted 3 companies for a quote, however you came round, quoted and sent us a written quotation before some of the others had even arranged a time to come and see us!

When you came we were very impressed with Tom (I think that was his name).  He walked round the garden, measuring it put and could instantly say what he thought was the best option.  His confidence and professionalism filled us with confidence that this mad idea of having the reception at home might actually work.  This was quite early in our decision making about the wedding reception.  When I phoned you I got to speak to a person straight away and you were always polite, professional and could answer my endless questions (with a lot of patience).   In contrast to other companies who took a long time to get back to me and neither of whom actually went into the garden.

When further down the line we decided we might want to also have a marquee out the front, and line the car port, you came down again and it was the advice you gave us then that probably made the wedding the success it was.  Adding on an extra marquee with storage space for the caterers and a covered bar area was invaluable especially as the Indian summer didn’t materalise.  

We really made the most of the space available, and had a great wedding, before the event people would say have you really got the space to host the reception?  And guests on the night were amazed at how spacious the marquee felt.  We saved money on decorations by buying some decorations from a supermarket that were good value and cost very little.  Most people have a limited budget, but spending extra money on a larger/ extra marquee was really the best decision, especially as it did rain on the day.

I would definitely recommend you to other people 95/100, and would use you again if we decide to have another celebration – which we might now we know how to do it.”

Alec & Jill Wilcox

4m x 10m Marquee, Weathampstead

Julie

“I’m extremely impressed with Abacus.  Every member of their team went out of their way to ensure we had exactly what we needed for our naming ceremony and that the whole process ran smoothly.  They were completely flexible when I asked for changes to the marquee only a few days before the event, and it was hugely reassuring that they kept in regular contact with me and were always polite and friendly.” 

Julie

4m x 8m Marquee, Loughton

Glynn Barber

“Couldn’t have asked for more from Mark and the team. The Marquee gave us the space and freedom to make sure that the 18th Birthday party was special – even at the end of October. It looked great, and really helped the party atmosphere. I’d definitely recommend Abacus Party cover – good people, very flexible – no fuss. Thanks!”

Glynn Barber

3m x 6m Marquee, Hitchin

Rohit Patel

“Hi Mark

Thank you firstly for such a professional experience with you and your team,

From the first call to you, the whole booking process was streamlined and so efficient.

Adam was a fantastic person to deal with.  He saw us at the site visit and recommended what he believed would work.  Our garden has two patios at different levels and then the garden so we had 3 marquees linked with one another.  The whole communication process was easy and extremely impressed with the whole team.  The marquee turned out better than expected – we have had marquees before from other companies and this far outshone the others.

The lighting and dance floor were perfect- very important as it was my son Rishil’s engagement party so they wanted lighting and dancing late into the night and it worked a treat.

The take down service was as smooth as expected with no problems at all.

We will definitely be recommending you to friends and as we have other parties coming up over the next 2 years i am so pleased that our marquee needs have been ticked off.

Thanks once again.

A company is only as good as its last contract and if that’s the case, you will go far.

100/100 easy.

Rohit Patel

6m x 9m Marquee, Harrow

Tessa Holeman

“Thank you for your excellent service erecting my marquee for my 50th birthday. Arrived on time and found this company very helpful. Would not hesitate to use again.”

Tessa Holeman

3m x 6m, Stevenage

Glynnis Kirkyby

Abacus provided us with a small (4x3m) marquee at short notice. The price included the marquee, its delivery, erection and delivery. Good value, prompt and friendly service: recommended. Thanks, guys.

Glynnis Kirkyby

6m x 6m Marquee, Milton Keynes

Steve Harris

Abacus provided a marquee for my party. They were really attentive and had lots of ideas about set-up. Communication was great. Mark kept us updated on everything and the marquee was delivered on time and was promptly removed after my party.

Steve Harris

3m x 6m Marquee, Hitchin

Jacky Mysko

Fantastic service – Mark and his team were very friendly and professional. The marquee looked absolutely amazing and helped to make my son’s 18th birthday party really special. Would highly recommend!

Jacky Mysko

9m x 9m Marquee, Welwyn

Mark Sheard

Fantastic service – Mark and his team were very friendly and professional. The marquee looked absolutely amazing and helped to make my daughter’s 19th birthday party really special. Would highly recommend!

The team who put the marquee up provided great customer service, they arrived on time and couldn’t do enough to help. They organised balloons, food tables, lights, a great package. All in all a good team and would definitely use them again.

Mark Sheard

4m x 10m Marquee, Letchworth

Joy Cansfield

“Thank you Mark and Abacus for supplying our marquee last weekend for a surprise birthday party. It was a great success and we loved the marquee. We would recommend this to anyone who is planning an event and needs more room.”

Joy Cansfield

6m x 9m Marquee, Hitchin

Susan Wade

“Have just had the most amazing 50th party all down to Abacus Marquees. I have such a tricky garden with pagodas and an outhouse which I wanted all incorporated as well as a connection to the house and the brief was white & sparkly.  They did it all, it was so wonderful & looked absolutely stunning. Everybody loved it, thank you to Abacus, such a professional Company”

50th Birthday Party in Ware

Susan Wade

Alistair McKenzie

“Hi Guys 

Thanks again – our daughter and friends were delighted with their party – phew!

Booking was really easy from web site, chat conversation to site visit with Mark – only company we spoke with who did this.   Your communications was were great. 

I wasn’t around but Debbie told me the set up team all good and very helpful when she was asking questions about how everything works.   

The Marquee looked great and really happy especially after Adam talked me through how to get hot pink!   You are going to be 100% recommend – was a bit more expensive than some but we felt from the start of conversation you guys were a much better fit for a party – others seemed to be for weddings.  

Your web site was also better which helped us visualise what we would be getting.  The regular flow of emails and texts was great. Best of all it was easy and we didn’t have to worry.”  

18th Birthday Party in Redbourne

Alistair McKenzie

Joanne Shead

“Hi Mark and the team,

So Mark I would like to thank you and your team for all your help and advice which you gave me, right from our first call you made me feel confident that our special family Christmas would be amazing and let me say, you are a man of your word 😉 because it was😃

The team arrived on time and in great spirit, and in no time at all the marquee was up and looking good.   Then came the light and linings which just made it looked stunning, the heating was perfect and the hiring of the tables and chairs just made it all so easy for me.  Christmas eve I set up all the tables and when I stood back to look I was just so emotional, it was so pretty and perfect with the fairy lights twinkling 😊

I have shown so many people the pictures and some have said that they would have never thought of doing what I did and how amazing it looked, I have passed on your details to many of them who are going to try and do the same next year.

So thank you again Mark and I will be in touch with booking for next year.

Keep up the great work x”

4m x 8m Marquee in Baldock

Joanne Shead

Nicola Gloady

“Hi Mark

The party was amazing and the marquee was just the thing for the event, my Mums 80th Birthday.  Communication with you all is good and the booking process was very easy.   James and George were nice fellas and polite and friendly and just got on with everything.

As I say, the marquee really made the event for us and I would recommend you to my friends and family. They all thought it was brilliant.  Our party would not have been as good without the marquee.  Thank you all for your time.

Regards”

6m x 15m Marquee in Harrow

Nicola Gloady

Kay Walsh

“Hi Mark

I found dealing with your company an easy experience. Your quote was very competitive and everything went smoothly and to plan. The boys who came to construct the marquee were great and the party lights were great. I would definitely use you again and recommend you.  Thanks again, Kind regards.”

Kay Walsh

4m x 6m Marquee, Stevenage

Dave Revell

“Hello Mark,

Just a quick note to say thank you for your speedy response to my short notice request for a marquee. Your help and advice was much appreciated.

Your staff were very friendly, helpful & extremely professional especially regarding the garden water feature that needed moving on the day. They arrived on time for both the putting up & taking down of the marquee & all our guests remarked on how suitable the marquee was with the internal lining, heating & lighting.”

Dave Revell

6m x 14m Marquee, Potters Bar

David Utting

“Hi Mark,

Thank you for your post-party messages.  To respond briefly to your questions, the booking process was straightforward and the quotation was clear. You communicated well with us.

Your set-up guys did an excellent job and dismantled everything afterwards with speed an efficiency. The marquee itself was a well-used, popular success, and the 21st party went very well indeed. Her guests were suitably impressed and we would certainly recommend you to other people.”

David Utting

6m x 14m Marquee, St Albans

Cel and Colin Goddard

“Thanks so much for making my son’s 18th party a super event. The whole thing was stress-free: from the online search (fab interactive website), site visit (polite, helpful staff), erection of the marquee (lights and heaters!) and final removal.

And this on top of it all being last minute, as I only thought about having the extra space on the Wednesday before the Friday party!  I will be highly recommending you to friends and will be using your services in the not too distant future, again.”

Cel and Colin Goddard

3m x 4m Marquee, Baldock

Debbie Elliot

“I cannot fault the way in which you kept in contact from my initial enquiry to taking the marquee down. I must admit I was nervous about having a marquee but it worked out much better than I could ever have expected.  I couldn’t have the marquee positioned where I originally intended it to be but it turned out to be much better in the position it was placed anyway . In hindsight perhaps it would have been better if I had asked you to come to have a look first but then again I booked late.

The marquee looked lovely and the lining really did finish it off –  I’m glad I took your advice and included this as I don’t think it would have looked anywhere near as impressive, especially for a party for older people, not including me obviously!

The party was brilliant and everyone commented on how good the marquee looked and what a good idea it was to have one.

I would definitely recommend you to anyone wanting to book a marquee as you do genuinely seem interested in your customers and doing the best for them.

Thank you to you and your team for providing an excellent service.”

Debbie Elliot

6m x 6m Marquee, Borehamwood

Linda

“Hi Mark,

The party was a great success thank you and we were pleased we decided to extend the party space by having a marquee (or dance tent as we called it!!!).  I think our guests were impressed we had gone the extra mile and the pictures looked great with all the disco lights.

Feedback as follows:

 Booking experience:  Booking was straightforward – I didn’t get any comparison quotes as the price we were quoted by you seemed reasonable so I didn’t feel the need to do any further calls to other companies

The set up team were great, very professional, polite and efficient.  Minimal disruption to me and the garden!

The marquee was what I expected so all fine there.  I would definitely use your company again so 95/100 (only dropped the score because no one is perfect, not even me!!!!!)

I hope this feedback helps.  I got what I ordered, I paid what I considered to be a good price,  it arrived on time, great set up team, it did the job, it got taken down on the day you said so what more could you do 😉 

Kind regards, have a good day!”

Linda

6m x 9m Marquee, Redbourne

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