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Abacus Marquee & Event Hire

Baldock, Hertfordshire

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Abacus Marquee & Event Hire logo
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Abacus Marquee & Event Hire

Baldock, Hertfordshire

(154)

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Hello,

I'm Mark Hammond - owner of award-winning Abacus Marquee & Event Hire.

I love creating Brilliant Birthday Bashes, Wonderful Weddings, Fantastic Family Parties all year long for events in and around Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex & London.

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R
27 November 2019

Really impressed with the service and the marquee. We had one small problem that was rectified and the whole event ran smoothly. The installation guys were brilliant and really efficient. They can supply everything which makes the whole thing really easy and straightforward. Would use again. More...

K
26 November 2019

I have used Abacus marquees now at town centre events for 3 years and have no hesitation in recommending them. They are very thorough, communication is good. Quality of product is perfect for our outdoor events. More...

S
21 November 2019

I was really pleased with the marquee.All the staff were friendly, polite and very professional,Mark kept in touch with me all the time.I would recommend them to anyone.

D
14 November 2019

From the first point of contact, with Becca, through to the marquee coming down, the service provided was excellent. They stayed in touch at all times, delivered what we wanted and more, and helped our party run well. There is no better compliment than to say that I will go to them without hesitation for another event and am happy to recommend them highly. Many thanks, David More...

L
14 November 2019

We went for the option with fairy lights, uplighters, bar and fridge and had it attached to the back of the conservatory - and it transformed the house! Brilliant set up and great service thank you! More...

F
28 October 2019

Really impressed with the whole process from booking, set up and take down. Mark’s team we’re very pleasant to deal with and made the whole experience stress free. The quality of marquees and flooring really made a difference, especially as we had high winds and torrential rain but we didn’t even notice.We would recommend Abacus to anyone wanting to have that special occasion at home. More...

J
28 October 2019

Awesome company, wonderful people, top quality marquees ... what more could you ask for?Everyone you deal with, speak to or see connected with Abacus are a credit to the human race and their parents let alone to the company. Am I making too much of it? I don’t think so ... more than polite and friendly they all genuinely care and want you to have a great event and ask about it afterwards too.If I ran the company I couldn’t want for a better experience for my clients ... I cannot imagine anyone could want anything more. More...

B
28 October 2019

What a wonderful marquee company! We were super happy and things had been done a perfect way! We can only recommend them to anyone who wants organise hassle free party!

N
26 September 2019

Fantastic marquee and service from start to finish. Mark and his team were extremely helpful. Matt and JC did a great job and our event was superb. Thank you so much will definitely recommend you! More...

L
24 September 2019

Fantastic service. Accommodated everything we needed and made sure it was completed to the absolute best in the small space we had. Marquee looked fantastic and the lights in the ceiling were a definite winner. Excellent communication. And the staff that set up and in the office were polite and friendly. Made sure my partner who is disabled was shown what was going on and ramps fitted to allow easy access. I would definitely recommend Abacus and would use them again for any event I had in the future. More...

S
19 September 2019

A team of people that genuinely care about you and your event. We are so grateful to Mark and his team for the amazing job they did for our 1st Birthday Party at Elton House Bushey, everyone was blown away at how stunning the marquee looked. Look forward to working with you again in the future. Thank You More...

D
15 September 2019

Very friendly and professional throughout

D
8 September 2019

Mark and his team were very helpfully right from the beginning, helping in the booking process, very professional in setting up and down the marquee. It helped us having the perfect day in our own back garden to celebrate our wedding. Thank you Abacus More...

G
8 September 2019

Excellent service and really nice people. Having a marquee certainly made our lunch party into a far classier event!

M
8 September 2019

Superb company. The marquee was amazing the staff were really good. Highly recommended. Already trying to think of an excuse to hire another one

T
27 August 2019

What a brilliant team! From the first on-site meeting with Mark, followed by the set up and pick up afterwards. The communication throughout was excellent. I would 100% reccomend this company. More...

P
23 August 2019

Very good service from Abacus Team. We were pleased with the marquee and the various options available. Mark provided a good personal service and overall communication was good. We would definitely use them again and would recommend them. More...

C
9 August 2019

Great service received from Abacus, from my first enquiry to take down day I couldn’t fault them, Matt & Matt created an amazing space in my garden for our White Party, we will definitely be using them again ! Thanks so much Lisa & Steve Buss

S
9 August 2019

An absolutely brilliant experience with this company. Such personal attention to detail from Mark, the owner, and friendliness throughout from the rest of his team. Nothing was too much trouble. Can highly recommend. More...

G
9 August 2019

Excellent service! Sound advice from the moment I made the booking, responded quickly to any enquiry. The guys putting up the marquee were friendly and professional. Would highly recommend Abacus.

J
9 August 2019

Great bunch of professional guys, nothing is too much for them.

L
5 August 2019

Great service provided from start to finish, communication was great from all of the team, Matt & Matt created an amazing space in my garden for our White Party !

C
2 August 2019

Brilliant service, marquee looked amazing. Would definitely recommend.

Y
2 August 2019

We have another excellent service from Abacus Marquee. We didn’t pre-book it this time as we were hoping that the weather will be good for the event. However on the Saturday morning, the rain started pouring down and the advisory is that it will be so for the most part of the day. With just one phone call, our Marquee arrived within the hour, and that saved the day! Again - Thank Abacus Marquee team, we owe some of the success of the event to you. More...

J
30 July 2019

From the first moment to the last every interaction with Abacus was nothing short of excellent. On top of the excellent service they are a very pleasant group of people to deal with. Do not look anywhere else for a marquee company! More...

L
30 July 2019

Really nice to work with, very helpful. And the Marquee looked grate.

E
30 July 2019

Abacus Marquee is a very good company to deal with. The people are accommodating, respectful of your property, and their delivery and collection as arranged is on time. Most importantly, they phone and let you know when they are on their way and the expected time of arrival. The attention to detail is excellent and the cost of the marquee is fair. I would certainly use them again if I decide to have another event.Esther Nye More...

J
30 July 2019

Very prompt timing, plenty of communication. All in all we found the whole process easy, no stress atall. The gang who came to put the marquee up and take it down were very happy, plenty of laughter and good humour between themselves. The marquee was clean, stable, waterproof, not that it rained, and the tables had plenty of room. Would have seated 12 if necessary. We would certainly use Abacus Marquees again. Thank you all at Abacus Marquees. More...

T
30 July 2019

Massive thankyou to Mark Adam and there team, we had the best time for Aarons 50th and jennis 30th, the marquee looked amazing, they worked very hard to make the day so special, will definitely recommend and use them again, thanks again Tina

L
30 July 2019

Booked Abacus to put up a marquee for an evening party and couldn't be happier. Mark and Adam were great to deal with and communication was easy with quick responses. Having spoken with a few marquee hire companies, Abacus were by far the most competitively priced.Their team were friendly, polite and helpful. Set up took a few hours with lining and uplighters installed as well to my colour choice, and poseur tables ready for entertaining. Removal of the marquee was also carried out efficiently. The setting was absolutely perfect for my party and without a doubt created a fantastic atmosphere and kept the vibe going. I would not hesitate to recommend Abacus and would make them my first point of call when I next need a marquee. More...

J
30 July 2019

From start to finish the team at Abacus were great. Easy and straight to deal with, and the put up and take down team were fab.

N
18 July 2019

I hired a marquee for my pre-wedding functions and was very happy with the service received. Mark, Adam and the whole team are extremely friendly and did an amazing job! I would highly recommend them.

K
30 June 2019

From the moment I met Mark, I had absolute confidence that he would be able to bring to life the vision we had for our wedding. His enthusiasm and capacity for ideas are superb and made everything so much more that we thought possible.Mark, Adam and the team worked incredibly hard in quite windy and wet conditions to complete the build without once losing that enthusiasm. They even adopted our dog as site mascot which made him very happy.We've had so many compliments about the quality and ambience that the marquee gave to the wedding and we can't thank Abacus enough for its efforts - thank you so much guys! There's more tea waiting whenever you want to pop in! More...

R
30 June 2019

Huge thanks to the Abacus guys. They all showed an enormous amount of professionalism and enthusiasm in working to make our party great. The Marquee looked beyond beautiful and their experience in designing a marquee made it easy for us to picture what it would look like and trust they would make a beautiful environment. Highly recommended! Thanks guys! More...

C
30 June 2019

Mark and his team transformed our garden into a festival themed party for our joint 40th’s. The set up team were fantastic and went out of their way to make sure our requirements were their top priority. The marquee looked amazing and we were delighted with the overall result - we loved the cube seats! Thanks a million to Abacus for making our party a night to remember and one that our guests are still raving about!! More...

M
30 June 2019

What an amazing company. They are faultless, from admin, to set-up and dismantle. On time and very professional. Thank-you to the team - our event definitely had the Wow factor. 100% recommended.

A
30 June 2019

Well I cannot recommend these lovely people enough! From them pulling out all stops as I booked last minute to keeping in contact with me every step along the way. , to putting my marquee up with a laugh and a joke and then to taking it down in much the same way!Thank you so much Anne Kenny (Hertfordshire) More...

S
30 June 2019

From the first meeting we had total confidence and lots of idea suggestions on how to make the day as memorable as possible. The marquee went up smoothly and was taken down promptly. The addition of a bar, fridge, sofas and light up cubes made our guests day even more enjoyable. Thoroughly professional and excellent company. We will definitely use again in the future and would not hesitate to Abacus recommend to friends and family. More...

A
30 June 2019

Absolutely amazing company!! So professional from start to finish. I booked a Vegas themed marquee complete with croupiers in October for my husbands surprise 40th party in June. It was exactly as I imagined and we all had a fab night! Will definitely use again! Thank you so much to Adam, Mark, James & the boys for everything! More...

A
30 June 2019

We used Abacus Marquee Hire last year for our neighbours significant birthday event. The team were super helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks so much to Mark and the team for making a great event so special for everyone involved. Most importantly for removing all the stress! Cheers!An edit - we used the guys again on the 15th June for our wedding based on our previous experience and could not be happier. The build was huge and complex. From walkways to reveal curtains, luxury loos and catering tents. The team were super helpful, worked incredibly hard and produced a space that was perfect for our day. We had numerous comments about how wonderful it looked and how well put together it was.Thank you so much guys, you made our day work brilliantly! More...

G
30 June 2019

I hired a small marquee and a drinks fridge. Fantastic service. The marquee looked fantastic. They made everything simple. I couldn’t be happier.

C
10 June 2019

Mark and his team did an absolutely amazing job for our wedding. We had a capri marquee for our ceremony, a Chinese hat marquee for our band and then a massive marquee for our dinner and dance floor! They did everything we needed to kit them out and then some! Highly recommend Abacus for any event. More...

D
30 May 2019

Absolutely recommend Abacus Marquue very friendly. My party would have been a wash out super quick at putting up marquee. I will be using them again next for another surprise party

Y
30 May 2019

We contacted Abacus regarding a party at our garden for 35 friends. It was immediately evident that they were experts and that we were in good hands - so much so, that I didn't bother comparing prices. The assembly day went without a hitch and on the day all the guests were impressed with the professional setup. The following day the guys came and disassembled the marquee while we were at work, again, no problem there. Overall I'm very pleased with our choice of provider, the marquee and it was an extra bonus that we could hire glasses, plates and a bar fridge through the same company. Highly recommended. More...

K
30 May 2019

Excellent service from start to finish. We had a difficult garden with a step up so didn't think it would be easy to get a marquee in our garden. A solution was found and the marquee looked great. Just what we needed for a party of 85 guests! We ordered a last minute heater as the weather wasnt great, which was brought round very quickly. I would definitely recommend Abacus for the service, staff and they do everything they promise on the website. Our party was a great success thanks to the Abacus team. A big thank you from Mick and Kate. More...

L
30 May 2019

We have been very happy with Abacus. Mark visited in November, made some suggestions and we made our booking. He revisited a few weeks before the event to check the arrangements. Contact with all staff has been excellent. Putting up and taking down was also excellent. The best thing though were the two wait staff. Our guests too commented on how good they were. Serving, preparing the next course, tidying away. Being very helpful but not intrusive. Would definitely recommend. More...

C
29 May 2019

Mark and his team were fantastic in providing our company a fully loaded marquee for our charity event. Professional, friendly and helpful, we would definitely recommend.

C
12 May 2019

Great service.... very professional and punctual. The Marquee was exactly what we needed and contributed to what was a lovely family event in bad weather!

A
12 May 2019

During the booking process the service was very prompt and professional. Pitching and striking the marquee was efficient and trouble-free. We had a fantastic time at our family party. Thank you Abacus More...

D
12 May 2019

We have just hosted an event using Abacus Marquee & Event Hire, I would just like to say how fantastic the whole experience has been from the day of booking to the day of the event where all the staff were so determined to make the day special. Nothing was too much trouble for any member of staff and the little things like a message on the day of the event to hope is goes fantastically we’re just the extra special touches that made things so personal. Even the organisation of the collection of the marquee is detailed to perfection. All I would like to say is that if anyone is looking at hiring a marquee for an event they should look no further than Abacus Marquee & Event Hire. More...

B
12 May 2019

Thank you to Mark and his team. Our event went very smoothly and the marquee was perfect. I love the attention to detail, in particular making sure the electric cables were hidden away and out of reach. Excellent service from start to finish. Our event was decided very last minute and Abacus were able to accommodate us. Definitely recommended to all. More...

M
12 May 2019

Such an amazing company to work with. Their response rate is incredible, such lovely people, be that in office and on site. We would recommend Abacus to anyone and always point our customer in need of a marquee there way! More...

G
12 May 2019

Oh What A Night! 50th party in my garden with Marquee provided by Abacus (Party in My Garden). The Marquee Looked stunning with ivory drapes, twinkling fairy and disco lights. We danced the night away and were soon able to turn of the internal heaters (as turned out to be a cold bank holiday!) Really good service from Abacus from the booking, delivery and taking down of the Marquee. Definitely a night to remember. More...

T
1 May 2019

professional friendly workers went out of there way to make everything look brilliant and didn't leave till they got the lights excutally right for our Marquee my daughter had an amazing 18th thank you very much abacus Marquee before. and after right down to the home visit in February too make sure everything would fit in nicely would recommend you fully . More...

L
30 April 2019

A big Thanks to Abacus Marquee, mark and his team very professional. The event went very well and everyone comment on the quality of the marquee. I will recommend Abacus to anyone who need a marquee More...

J
30 April 2019

Hired marquee for my daughters 18th birthday. Had the 18th party package. Fantastic service from initial enquiry & site visit, through to setting up & taking down. Marquee looked amazing with black lining & fairy lights. Vodka Luge was a great novel addition, well received by all of guests. Everyone had an amazing time which was only enhanced by the glorious weather too! Would definitely recommend Mark & his team & would use them again- just need to think of an excuse to party! Thanks again!! More...

L
19 April 2019

Abacus were professional, polite and helpful from the start. We hired them for my sons 13th birthday and his friends are still talking about how fantastic it was, especially with the red lighting inside. Will 100% be using them again and totally recommend Thanks again guys! March 2019 More...

P
19 April 2019

I recently celebrated my 50th Birthday March 2019From the beginning Mark was my first choice as he demonstrated professionalism and gave me confidence that my Party would be fabulous. The communication throughout the process was excellent and on the set up day the guys were professional. The Marquee exceeded my expectations and on the evening of the party it was very windy and you wouldn’t have known. The heater was excellent, the flooring, dance floor and 50 figure lights. After the event I had feedback from my guests and they all raved how amazing the atmosphere was in the Marquee and the whole set up. I would certainly do this again and not hesitate to use and recommend this Company as they are first class and deserve a huge thank you to all including the office staff. This set up left me with many wonderful memories with my family and friends. All the best Mark you deserve much success in the future you thought of every single detail. Kind Regards Patricia More...

J
30 March 2019

Fantastic service, great communication, great price.Nailed it in three.

G
30 March 2019

Mark and his team was absolutely amazing I can not thank them enough the event was a success marquee looked greatI called mark 12 hours before event was on the phone with me the whole time trying to help me with sizes for event not every company would do there very best for such short notice once again I would highly recommend this company you can rely on them for punctuality good service and professionalism

M
20 March 2019

Recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. From quote to taking down the team were so helpful, kind and courteous. Nothing seemed a problem and they were always on hand to answer my many questions!! The marquee was perfect and a lot of our guests said how amazing it looked. excellant value for a marquee with a difference and wow factor. Occasion was husbands 40th, 80 guests with band stand, dance area, bar stools sofas, led lights. More...

M
20 March 2019

We Hired the Marquee for My son's 21st birthday, The 2 men who turned up to set up the Marquee where fantastic. Mark keeps you well informed about when they will be arriving to put up and take down the Marquee. They tell you about all the options and services they offer but you never feel pressured . I am happy to recommend and use this company again. More...

I
6 March 2019

Abacus were recommended to me at a difficult time, when I needed a marquee to host a large funeral. Mark and his team were sympathetic and sensitive from his first site visit, and were quiet efficiency itself, and at short notice. I was very grateful for them taking a lot of worry off me and the marquee and their service was perfectly appropriate for the occasion. I recommend them highly. More...

A
28 February 2019

I just wanted to say thank you so much for sorting out our tent for my 30th. The service, communication, setup and take down was fantastic. An amazing company to work with and without Abacus my party wouldn’t have been possible. More...

J
5 February 2019

We used Abacus for my 50th and my daughter's 18th parties. We were delighted with the result, their professionalism, organisation skills and willingness to adapt to get the best result. The marquee looked amazing thank you! More...

D
30 January 2019

Abacus Marquee & Event Hire are a very professional and personal company and worked their magic to ensure my wife’s 40th Birthday Parry was amazing. I would thoroughly recommend the company as they went over and above all expectations! More...

M
30 January 2019

Mark was knowledgeable and helpful in the planning stages. Always got back to us very quickly and polite and friendly. The marquee provided was perfect for our needs and the dancefloor in particular was a big hit!

A
14 January 2019

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
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S
14 January 2019

Great friendly service, Marquee was delivered and set up two days before my wife's birthday party, sat 3/9 Tom who carried out the survey and set up was very professional, great communication. I would 100% recommend Abacus Party Cover.
Mark Hammond well done keep up the good work you have a great team.. �
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S
14 January 2019

I contacted Abacus as I needed a marquee for my 30th birthday party. I found them easily on the Internet and then of course looked at all their photos and Facebook pages. I spoke to Mark and he was so helpful. I've never had to order a marquee before so I had no idea what I needed and had a little fear of over ordering things that I wouldn't need. When arranging everything with Mark, it was a dream, no hassle and he helped me by telling me what I needed and what I didn't need. Perfect. Setting up went seamlessly too, they turned up and was left to it, they were absolute Angels. The quality of the marquee was great, all clean and looked so welcoming and warm with the heaters which is really needed. All in all an excellent job and thank you for helping make my 30th one to remember. More...

J
14 January 2019

We were thrilled with our recent Abacus marquee hire. Mark, Adam & the construction team couldn’t have been more friendly, helpful & professional. The whole process, from booking to taking down, went very smoothly. The Abacus team were committed to the success of the party and I was reassured throughout that, despite it being February, I wouldn’t regret hiring a marquee!!!
Thanks Abacus! Keep up the great work.
Juli Scott
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L
14 January 2019

We hired a 4x6m marquee for my husbands 40th in our back garden. From the first communication to taking it all down yesterday, the service was so professional. Each team member was so courteous and polite. The marquee looked amazing and enabled us to invite more guests, without needing the expense of a venue. The price was really reasonable when you compare it to what you would pay for a hall, decorations, food, drinks etc and I would not hesitate to use you again or recommend you. Thanks so much. I look forward to our next party! More...

R
14 January 2019

We are so pleased to have found them from when I booked them they offered various services , heating lights etc . They kept us posted and were really helpful . On the day they turned up and on time very reliable and when they came to take it down too . All our guests were really impressed I'd never had a marquee before but I'm glad I did best decision I made and my sons 18 this birthday was went really well with plenty space in there for DJ and guests to dance in and have a great time .
Once again a big thankyou to the boys who put up and took down the marquee would highly recommend them .
Thanks again
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M
14 January 2019

We hired Abacus to do a small marquee and provide some serve-ware for our engagement party. From the first contact to schedule a site visit, though to the actual site visit, agreeing the services contract, set up and eventual take-down, the whole experience was delightful. Mark, Adam and the team were very organised, super-responsive and followed up regularly in the run up to the event with amazing customer service. The day of set-up, the team had some poorly staff but they promptly called me to say they were running late, assured me hey would get everything done and worked from 5-9pm (in the dark) to ensure everything was set up and working properly. The marquee was heated and lit and looked great! I cannot say enough good things about the commitment from the Abacus team and how efficiently they dealt with the removals. I would definitely use them again! Thank you Mark, Adam, Dan and the rest of the team! More...

C
14 January 2019

We hired a small marquee for our small garden for our daughter's 21st as it was the 5th Jan and could not have otherwise used the garden space. It was a great success and the 21-one year olds loved having their own space outside the kitchen, which was used for dancing and catering, and the dining room, which functioned as a bar. Oldies were upstairs in the nice sitting room. Abacus' service was friendly and enthusiastic and I liked that they contacted me unsolicited in the days before the event. I had the impression they really want to do their best for you.
For some reason, their email didn't talk to mine so I had to chase for the initial quote and for the acknowledgement of my deposit. We never really got the bottom of why that happened. We hired coloured cubes for the marquee but could only charge one of them. The others were faulty and Mark gave us a refund. What was great was the coloured uplights they provided not just for the tent but the garden and the kitchen dancing space.
Would recommend them and use them again.
Miriam Pearson
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J
14 January 2019

Planning an event is never without its stresses and when getting our house setup for our daughter’s bat mitzvah we were going to use the same ‘summer’ grade marquee we used for our first daughter. The winter storms a coupe of weeks ago had other ideas and it started to collapse so with less than 1 week to go I called Mark to see if he could help us in our emergency for a 3x6m marquee.
Amazingly he had one exactly the size we needed and two days later it was all setup. Everything was simple and straightforward. The crew to put up and take down the marquee were fast, friendly, turned up when they said they would and cleaned up after themselves.
The party was a great success and we certainly didn’t stress about whether or not the marquee would stay up for another week.
Thank you to all the team at Abacus and we would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for marquee hire.
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R
14 January 2019

Overall the experience was a really good one.
Really great crew . Nothing was too much trouble!
Only downside was that I had to pay extra for the dance floor from the original quote!
Otherwise, very happy!

E
14 January 2019

Absolutely brilliant service and Marquee. Marquee was put up and all fully explained with absolute efficiency. Staff were very friendly and took care to ensure the marquee looked great and was safe. The Marquee definitely added the special detail for the party. Thank you so much, we will definitely be referring the company and using you again. Emma, Beaconsfield. More...

C
14 January 2019

AMAZING company! Thanks so much guys. Awesome service, equipment, advice and ideas. Everything an event could possibly need and all in one phone call. Very competitive too. Will highly recommend and will use you again. More...

P
14 January 2019

Thank you Mark. The marquee was perfect and the service was excellent. You were extremely punctual and professional as well as being helpful and friendly. The disco light went down very well and the heaters warmed up the marquee nicely before the guests arrived. My daughter had an excellent 18th birthday party with a perfect venue. I will be recommending you to everyone and will be in contact for our next party. Thanks again
Pauline
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M
14 January 2019

Fantastic service. Called various times of the day and mark always answered. Even on a bank holiday Monday!!!! On the day he came he was on time! Early in fact which is always good. He listened to where we wanted the marquee. Even upgraded our chairs! On the day of dismantling he again came early. All his team are very efficient and done a fantastic job. I would so recommend mark's company to anyone who needs a marquee. He also deserves to win the award he is up for too!!!! Thank you for all you have done More...

M
14 January 2019

Hi Mark
I just want to say a really huge thanks for such a great service with our marquee. Our New Year's Eve/birthday party was a great success. You made it look fab and with a few of our decorations it was great. You were a pleasure to deal with and will definitely use you again for the next "big" birthday!
Thanks again and we hope you have a very successful 2015.
Will try and upload a pic!
Michelle and Michael
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B
14 January 2019

Thanks for a great service, I had a 4x 6 marquee attached to the house, was great to have the extra room, very friendly people to deal with and very obliging
Would definitely recommend this company
Barbara, Stanstead Abbotts
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Y
14 January 2019

Excellent service from start to finish. Had 4x6 marquee for my daughters 16th, looked stunning all in pink, the flooring and carpet was advised made it look even better.
Can't wait for the next party in my family would definitely use abacus team for marquee again. 100% recommend them.
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S
14 January 2019

Have just had the most amazing 50th party all down to Abacus Marquees. I have such a tricky garden with pagodas and a Studio 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 More...

S
14 January 2019

We would highly recommend the company, very helpful and professional.
Everyone we dealt with was fantastic.
The biggest thanks need to go to the boys who done a fantastic job putting up the marquee whilst battling against the snow, wind and freezing temperatures ensuring we were still able to go ahead with our sons 18th party.

Thanks again and we will definately recommend Abacus �
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G
7 January 2019

Hired the marquee for my 21st birthday and received so many comments about how good it looked. The guys were so lovely and checked that I was happy with everything as they were setting up. Would definitely use them again, thanks for making my birthday fab! More...

J
30 December 2018

I was very impressed with Abacus and I felt confident we were in good hands.

R
30 December 2018

Had a wonderful experience hiring from Abscus, the guys who fitted the marquee were so friendly and professional nothing was too much trouble. My guests loved the marquee it was great quality and can’t recommend them enough, thanks!!! More...

C
21 December 2018

Thanks once again to Mark and Adam for another successful corporate event. Always a pleasure to work with you.

I
17 December 2018

Excellent service from a company that was responsive and helpful from the off. They stand out compared to so many other companies in that they seem to really enjoy what they do and care about the customer. They have a wealth of knowledge and experience with events. They steered us away from inappropriate ideas and towards sensible solutions that made our party a success. Will definitely use them again. More...

S
5 December 2018

Used for a corporate event, Mark and his team were very attentive and professional ensuring all of our needs were met- from AV guys to paper lanterns in our branded colours. Set up and break down as arranged. Would 100% use again- professional and friendly team! More...

S
3 December 2018

Fantastic company I have used many times. Friendly, efficient, no fuss and lovely marquees. Any problems they will come and sort them straight away. I cannot recommend them more highly. More...

C
30 November 2018

These guys are excellent, we had an amazing evening thanks to Mark and his team, the Marquee was perfect and the customer service along with the attention to detail was absolutely top draw. Thanks guys will be highly recommending you to family and friends. More...

S
30 November 2018

Abacus were our marquee company of choice - very well priced and easy to chat to - we had a great pre-party meeting and it all went smoothly on set up day - the marquee was perfect for our sons 18th - we wrnt for a goid size marquee and although we didnt go for any of the extras they offer we were tempted- hopefully will use them again when an occasion arises and would definitely recommend them

O
30 November 2018

Thank you and your team for an amazing job with the marquee. Once again i apologise for the short notice but you guy pulled through with high quality service. Will deffo be recommemding and using your services again. Your team were great x More...

K
30 November 2018

A big Thank you to Mark & his team for setting up a Marquee for my daughters 17th Birthday. The marquee was a huge success with all of us! ! The Abacus team were warm & friendly & easy to work with. . I would definitely use Abacus again for future family events because of their realibity & helpfulness. Kavita More...

P
30 November 2018

Friendly, efficient and helpful. My marquee for my 30th birthday party was excellent! Very accommodating on changes/adaptations at the last minute too! Would highly recommend!

A
30 November 2018

The team were fantastic and provided an excellent service! The marquee was perfect for the occasion and allowed us to decorate it as we wanted. Despite being winter the heating system meant we could not even tell how cold it was. Would definitely use again! More...

D
30 November 2018

Used the above company for a Marquee for my 70th Birthday party,it was great .The staff were very polite and very attentive to what I had asked for it looked great . I would definitely use this company again . More...

P
21 November 2018

Thanks Abacus. You made our event great with your beautiful marquee. Your team was great and the service 100%. Thanks as well for constantly keeping in touch before and after the party just making sure everything was alright. The lighting was great too ( disco lights ) and the heaters helped a lot especially in this cold weather. Will definately use your service again and recommend your services. Thanks ever so much. More...

E
9 November 2018

(message from my mum) Hi Mark, Thank you so much for helping to make Emma's 21st Birthday party such a success. it was a pleasure dealing with you and your team from start to finish. The guys who set up the marquee were polite, hardworking and considerate...nothing was too much trouble. The marquee looked fabulous and Emma's friends danced the night away. The heaters worked very well and the lighting was very effective. The guys who took down the marquee were also great and tidied up everything very efficiently. Thank you once again, you definitely get what you pay for, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Abacus Marquee Hire to my friends. Denise Dangerfield More...

L
9 November 2018

Loved the Marquee for our Halloween Party.
The guys that came to put up and take away were great really helpful they even helped me set up a fridge freezer. Nice guys. No fuss at all. I would Highly Recommend. I’ll defo book for next one. More...

N
30 October 2018

Mark & the team were fantastic from beginning to end. They were professional and friendly and made our Hoedown party a great successI would highly recommend them

K
30 October 2018

I can't recommend Abacus highly enough!!! From initial contact through to collection they were a brilliant team. Having never held an event of this size before I was put fully at ease by their professional approach and reassurance. The bar and chiller units were ideal and the whole package was flexible enough to cater for our every requirement. Well done one and all !! More...

A
1 October 2018

A professional and friendly team. Nothing too much trouble for them. They can provide anything you may need, for whatever event you have planned to go off successfully.

S
30 September 2018

Abacus provided a marquee for our wedding, which we ordered lined with fairy lights and uplighters and dancefloor. They were brilliant. They responded to all emails or phone calls quickly, helped us when we had a mini-panic about possible rain, and made us feel completely confident in them the whole way. They even sent us an email on the day to wish us well!We chose Abacus from a number of quotes because they made the effort to contact us to see if the quote was to our liking or if there was anything else they could do. This was out of work hours, which was great because we both work long days and finding the time to speak with potential suppliers was a challenge. The service was fantastic throughout – even the guys setting up were really polite and friendly!The Marquee looked great and gave us the space we needed. We used it for the DJ, dancefloor and bar, and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much! More...

M
30 September 2018

Very good service - very reliable and really friendly, helpful people.

L
30 September 2018

From enquiry to site visit to installation the Abacus team have been an absolutely pleasure to deal with. You helped make an 18th Birthday party a very special occasion so thank you so much. I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone looking for a marquee and all the other services you provide. A special mention to JC who was incredible on setting up day who bought me a bunch of flowers as a thank you for making him tea during his time with us!!! Well done Abacus Marquee Hire More...

A
30 September 2018

Amazing service. Hired my marquee for my 50th. Very professional and friendly staff. Would highly recommend and would definitely use again. Thank You

L
30 September 2018

A massive thanks goes to Mark and his team at Abacus!My daughter, Lucy and her friends had an amazing time celebrating her 18th birthday party and a big part of the success goes to Mark and Abacus so thank you. Lucy was recommended to Mark from a previous party he had done. She got in touch with Mark and he spoke to her about some ideas to present to her. He sent her a quote with three packages and we were impressed with how it was laid out.He came over for a site visit and explained in more detail what he had planned and from the get go he gave us all the confidence we needed. I’ve never hired a marquee before and I had my doubts whether it would work. Mark provided almost everything that was needed to make her birthday party a huge hit.He explained clearly where everything would go inside the marquee, offered advice the location of the tent and always had our interests of our event before his own.Lucy wanted a nightclub experience and thats exactly what Abacus provided. The black lining with lighting in the ceiling, huge dance floor, bar & the lovely bar staff too. The LED cube seats were a huge hit and looked great at night! I was amazed at the extent at what was available the list is endless and glad we stopped when we did at choosing options.I was pleased when it came to the et up that Mark was actually part of the installation team. They came to install the marquee a day before the event and were all polite, courteous and friendly and had it all set up by mid afternoon.The event itself went without a hitch and Abacus provided an event videographer too and Lucy’s eager to see the footage! Lots of her friends were amazed with the marquee and am sure they’d like something similar for their birthday too.The team came on the Tuesday to dismantle everything and left the garden just as they found it.The whole process of hiring the marquee wasn’t as stressful as anticipated and I will happily recommend Abacus to my friends & family as they made planning an event easy. Thanks Mark & team More...

R
30 September 2018

Abacus put up an 8x3m marquee for a family party. They are highly recommended. Very professional with excellent attention to detail. They made the event easy. The marquee also survived high winds when it was put up. All round very good service! More...

F
30 September 2018

Absolutely brilliant- they made our dreams come true with their huge marquee at our stables. Mark was always there to assist with everything from initial enquiries to the big day itself. He was always professional and great fun to work with. I can’t rate these people highly enough and would use them again in the future. More...

E
30 September 2018

The team from Abacus were soo helpful for our wedding. We'd never organised such a big event before (~250 people) so their expertise was especially valuable. They listened to what we wanted and gave us great advice for our options without being pushy. They were very flexible and gave us time to think through what we needed. We can heartily recommend working with them. More...

W
30 September 2018

The guys at Abacus Marquee were brilliant. There was great communication and they were very helpful and accomodating when putting up the tent. They arrived at the time they said they would and were very reliable. Great service More...

M
23 September 2018

Abacus provided a marquee for our wedding, which we ordered lined with fairy lights and uplighters and dancefloor. They were brilliant. They responded to all emails or phone calls quickly, helped us when we had a mini-panic about possible rain, and made us feel completely confident in them the whole way. They even sent us an email on the day to wish us well! We chose Abacus from a number of quotes because they made the effort to contact us to see if the quote was to our liking or if there was anything else they could do. This was out of work hours, which was great because we both work long days and finding the time to speak with potential suppliers was a challenge. The service was fantastic throughout – even the guys setting up were really polite and friendly! The Marquee looked great and gave us the space we needed. We used it for the DJ, dancefloor and bar, and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much! More...

D
30 August 2018

I would just like to say a massive thankyou to the entire team for all your help ensuring our marquee was set up for our event on the 11th August! I found the entire booking process really easy, the team are really easy to communicate with and very friendly. Payments were easy to sort out over the phone which was really convenient.The marquee was set up on time, unfortunately in the pouring rain but this didn’t affect the team putting it up they were very polite, helpful and worked really hard!! Definitely didn’t envy that bit!!I’ve used Abacus before a few times, would use them again and would certainly recommend them to other people. A great team of guys! More...

R
30 August 2018

I would like to say a big thank you to Mark and all the people at the Abacys marquee for the quick response to my request on a last minute arrangement I was let down by someone but Mark solve my problem he was there on time with a beautiful marquee and collected as agreed at a very reasonable priceAll done very professionally and efficient I will strongly recommend them and I certainly be using them again All the best guys hope your business’s does well 5 star service Thank you so much

D
30 August 2018

We used Abacus Marquee and Event hire for my daughters 18th birthday party. Mark did a site visit to measure up and discuss our needs, he is a very pleasant person and although he listed everything we could have he was never pushy. His team put up the marquee and tided up after themselves and the party was a success. The whole team are very professional and it was a pleasure dealing with them. I will definitely use them again in the future. Great company. More...

M
30 August 2018

We recently had a birthday party and Mark and the Abacus team supplied our marquee. On the day the marquee looked great which is what we wanted. However, throughout the process the communication and expertise from Mark was very good, beginning with a comprehensive site visit. The team that erected the marquee were friendly and professional and took time to properly instruct us how to work lights and open and close the marquee, ensuring we had all the info we needed and even offered to be on standby to allay my fears that the band might short the electrics - proper old fashioned customer service, willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend Abacus Marquee Hire for any event or party. More...

F
30 August 2018

Mark and the guys at Abacus marquees where an absaloute pleasures and very professional. We used them for our beer festival in April and not only was the set up and pack down quick and precise but they where very accommodating! Would definitely recommend for a wide use of functions and we will be using again in the future!Freddy of The Half Moon, Hitchin More...

P
30 August 2018

Used Abacus for some pre Wedding events at home, and went for a 6x9m marquee with roof lining and LED uplighters. Fantastic service from start to finish! Mark and Adam were very helpful with suggestions when quoting and the setup/take-down team were excellent. Marquee looked awesome!Would highly recommend these guys! More...

L
30 August 2018

Hired Abicus Marquee’s to create a football colour scheme for my little boys holly communion. I can’t stress enough how good these guys are from the 1st phone call to the dismantling and the end everything run as smooth as clock work. They go above and beyond to make it happen even last minute oopsss I think I need second marquee phone call the week before the event they pulled it off. the whole team have been a pleasure to deal with and work with. And the event itself is one that will be remembered for years to come. I actually can’t wait to get the chance to use these guys again the bar a fridge wear a top hit with our guest along with the paper lanterns that just set the right theme and the colour uplighter’s which you can change to suit your mood, no damage to our grass either which is a bonus considering it was up for 6 nights. I honestly can’t thank use enough well done Mark & well done to the guys in pink hope to come across use all again in future service excellent Leeanne S More...

C
30 August 2018

I hired a marquee from Abacus Marquee in June 2018 for my birthday party. I can highly recommend this company. The staff was professional, friendly and extremely efficient. I did contact other marquee hire companies but I felt that Abacus Marquee knew what they were doing. I also liked the fact that you only have to pay a small deposit when you book the marquee and the balance is payable the day before delivery and set up. Some companies require payment of the balance two weeks in advance.Mark the owner is great and is always available to answer any queries and he is very helpful.I was very pleased with the service and the quality of the marquee. My guests were impressed and they all had a great time. I give Abacus Marquee full mark, 5/5 stars and I would certainly use them again. Colette More...

M
30 August 2018

All Hail Abacus Marquees They helped me create a fab 21st ( ok 30th) Birthday Bonanza. They were the only company to ring me directly to chat after I asked for a quote and gave me some (much needed) sage advice. Mark and Adam are a delight. I wanted to keep costs a bit lower but even without the fancy pleats it was as a great space and the little extras like stools and high tables really helped add to the party atmosphere. Everyone with whom we came into contact was lovely. My parents have used a few different Marquee companies in the past and they said that no one was a nice as the team from Abacus! Having pretty men build and dismantle the marquee in the garden is of course an added bonus. Thank you Abacus ⛺️ More...

C
30 August 2018

As an event organiser it's always so good to find a supplier who's flexible and just gets the job done! Thank you all!

K
30 August 2018

If I could give them 10 stars I would! The setup of the marquee was beautiful as was the bar area. The guys who set up the marquee were also very polite & porofessional. Adam was very patient and understanding and I would definitely use them again. The service was outstanding to say the least and the whole experience was effortless. I will definitely be booking them again for my next event. More...

J
30 August 2018

Mark was so helpful in organising our marquee. With a particularly tricky and non conventional sized patio, he was the only person I contacted who would even consider the job! His team were great in putting up the marquee, very quick and all friendly! He was also great value for money and would definitely recommend him and use him again! Thanks for being so professional and providing great customer service! More...

G
30 August 2018

We got married on the 28th of July 2018 and I have to say that I was very impressed with Abacus. The staff is very friendly and the materials used as seen in the pictures are to a high standard. The line of communication could have been better but the overall experience was fantastic. From the consultation all the way to the final product was as seen on the website and the pictures shown by the Staff. Very good and would recommend it! More...

T
30 August 2018

From enquiry to set down, Mark and his team were absolutely fantastic. Nothing was too much and Mark made sure that all the little extras were sorted. Without a doubt Porters Park will be using Abacus Marquee Hire for all my their future event requirements. More...

B
30 August 2018

Very efficient, professional, trustworthy and good value for money. Highly recommended. Dr Beena Subba

S
30 August 2018

Mark We were in a last minute panic last Friday evening around 8 pm. We had 36 guests coming to our small flat to celebrate my wife's 60th Birthday last Sunday and the forecast was for rain. You supplied us with the last marquee in NW London and Jason and Mitch set it up on Saturday afternoon. They worked hard for almost 3 hours especially as there is no access to our garden except by carrying all the materials through the house. The party was a great success. We had chairs for about 20 people inside and about 30 of our guests kept out of the occasional showers. 2 of your guys came back and dismantled in about 30 minutes. There was almost no marks on our artificial turf which all popped back into place once I swept up. Thanks for a very good service and helping make our party a real fun time. We would certainly recommend you and use you again in the future. More...

A
30 August 2018

Our experience from start to finish was positive. Construction and useful advice given at initial visit. Great group of guys who put up and took down the marquees, polite and considerate. The marquees looked good and received positive comments from our guests. I would definitely use Abacus again! More...

M
29 August 2018

We recently had a birthday party and Mark and the Abacus team supplied our marquee. The communication and expertise from Mark was very good. The team that erected the marquee were friendly and professional and took time to properly instruct us how to work lights and open and close the marquee, ensuring we had all the info we needed and even offered to be on standby to allay my fears that the band might short the electrics - proper old fashioned customer service, willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend Abacus Marquee Hire for any event or party. More...

L
2 July 2018

Thank you to the team - we had a great event. Very pleased with everything. �

M
9 April 2018

From the moment I enquired, to the very end, they have always been friendly, polite and really helpful, would definitely recommend, and use again, great service, brilliant company

S
12 March 2018

We would highly recommend the company, very helpful and professional. Everyone we dealt with was fantastic. The biggest thanks need to go to the boys who done a fantastic job putting up the marquee whilst battling against the snow, wind and freezing temperatures ensuring we were still able to go ahead with our sons 18th party.

N
30 August 2017

I hired a marquee from Abacus for my birthday party. Mark really helped me out of a tight spot - sorted a marquee in record time, and his team who put up and took down the tent were first class. Super helpful, nothing was too much trouble, so polite, on time and really tidy. Great value for money - would highly recommend. A1 Service More...

D
30 August 2017

We hired a marquee for my daughter's 16th birthday. Mark arranged everything and the marquee was put up and taken down as agreed all for a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

J
17 April 2017

Great team/ Great communication/ perfect set up

A
17 April 2017

I would highly recommend Mark and his team! Guaranteed an exceptional service & always a fantastic addition to any occasion. Great to support a local business too! More...

E
3 April 2017

Thank you so much for all your help and sorting everything so smoothly! You were on hand instantly with any questions we had! Brilliant service and great men to deal with �� More...

S
8 June 2016

Wow!! My husband didn't think I needed a marquee for my 40th & it wouldn't work on our split level decking in a small garden. .... It was amazing! It looked great & our guests were very impressed! Mark & his team were very professional & easy to deal with. Mark even answered all my last minute panic questions Thanks Guys xx More...

C
30 May 2016

Fantastic service, Marquee was delivered and set up two days before our party. Great communication & excellent friendly guys - can't recommend them enough. Thank you!

N
10 November 2015

Really happy with the service provided. Thanks very much,

T
1 August 2015

Mark was so polite! Such a friendly team. Amazing service even though booking last minute. Would definitely use this company again!

C
3 June 2015

The marquee I hired for my 18th was absolutely amazing. The lighting and sound systems were incredible and the marquees themselves are clean and affordable. The staff at abacus are friendly, helpful and efficient. The marquee was up and down very quickly. Excellent service, would happily hire another marquee from them again! More...

L
25 May 2015

Mark and his were team were polite and friendly and provided an excellent service. We would definitely use Abacus again and would highly recommend them. The marquee made our daughters 21st birthday a fun and highly enjoyable night. More...

S
12 April 2015

Thanks for making my 21st one to remember! Great service, would highly recommend.

R
30 January 2015

Thank you for the great service you gave us. We celebrated my son's 3rd Birthday party and his grandma's 70th on the same day. It was a great success and your marquee gave us the extra space we needed. More...

P
24 December 2014

Excellent service . Made the kids very happy . Will use again. Thanks once again

N
2 September 2014

Mark and his team were very helpful from start to finish. Very polite, arrived on time, marquee was as described and overall we were very pleased. In the end the weather was fine for our garden party! We would not hesitate in recommending Abacus. Good Luck for the future Mark! More...

L
14 July 2014

We hired the marquee for my husbands 40th! Mark and his team were very friendly and helpful. The marquee saved us from the rain at 1am when the party was still in full swing!!

R
1 June 2014

Great marquee , Sophie had a fab 18 th birthday party. Reliable friendly and great marquee company . Thank you Mark x

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