It feels like we’ve only just stowed our suitcases and packed away our beach hats before it’s that time of year when the office taskforce mobilises to start organising the works Christmas bash.

For some it can turn into a full blown military campaign of canapé sampling, venue hunting and intricate excel spreadsheets of dietary requirements.

But even after the most meticulous of campaign planning, the actual event can often fall a little flat. Why? Because, the off-the-shelf Christmas party package you chose doesn’t quite match up to your expectations.

So what’s the alternative? How about building your Christmas event from scratch?

Santas Sleigh At Office Christmas Party

If you build it, they will come

First you need to find your location.  The closest venue with the cheapest package will appeal to the penny pinching Scrooge of the group, but we all know that Christmas isn’t the time to scrimp and save. It’s a time to splurge and say thank you to hard working employees by delivering an evening to remember.

So why not find a fabulous location, hire a luxury marquee and build the event of your dreams.

The beauty of a marquee is that you can place it practically anywhere (subject of course to a full site survey). This could be in your office grounds, in a local farmers field or at one of the many beautiful venues willing to hire out their grounds.

Then, thanks to their modular design, you can create a space that’s exactly the right size and shape to comfortably accommodate your guests and any entertainment you have planned.

Once you have your space nailed down, it’s a case of deciding on a theme. Whether it’s a traditional Winter Wonderland or a Nordic inspired event, your theme will help pull everything together and get everyone in the mood for Christmas.

Winter Wonderland Themed Christmas Party

The next step is to find suppliers to help you deliver your dream. Caterers can be briefed to create a food menu with flair that’s exquisitely matched to your theme. Bartenders can choose drinks and design cocktails to complement the food and ensure everyone enjoys themselves. Decorations will create the ideal ambience and set a magical scene for the evening ahead. Entertainment will bring even the shyest office wallflower out of their shell and into the festive spirit.

So that’s it. The date is set. The location is confirmed. The marquee and suppliers booked. All that’s left to do is to send the invitations to the only Christmas party that counts this season.

Marquees and Pavilions are a supplier of high quality party marquees for hire.  We help to create remarkable events and are with you every step of the way.  We start by surveying your location, to designing a bespoke marquee layout, through to installation and being on hand during the day itself to make sure everything runs without a hitch.

There’s no need to worry about the weather either.  Each of our marquees can withstand rain, wind and snow, and can be fully equipped with everything you could need for your event.  This includes heating, lighting, generators, catering and toilet facilities.

Located on 254 West 54tNightclub Marquee Studio 54 ThemeNightclub Marqueeh Street was a former nightclub namely “Studio 54” based in Manhattan, New York City.  The nightclub opened in 1977 and became the World’s Most Famous Nightclub!!  It was the place to be seen if you were a famous celebrity.  The wild success has forever been put down to the owner Steve Rubell’s first rule of partying “The key to a good party is filling a room with guests more interesting than you”.  Did you know that it the club only stayed open for 33 months and was closed down in 1979!

Here is a great idea for a “Studio 54” Nightclub Themed Party for anyone’s 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th  (or older) Birthday party!  Customise your party marquee by having a cocktail bar and enjoy sipping cocktails all night, shaken or stirred!  There are countless options for furniture which can be styled in the classic 1970s fashion and even an LED flashing dance floor if you so wish.  Using blackout wall and roof lining to any marquee (even in the Summer daylight hours) it will still give you a nightclub atmosphere.  Your nightclub themed marquee creation ideas are endless . . .

Come and visit us at the “Wedding Inspiration Day” held at The Dairy and the Five Arrows Hotel at Waddesdon Manor on Sunday 5 March 2017 10am – 3pm.   Come and view our wedding marquees and pavilions for yourselves!! #WaddesdonInspire

A great opportunity to meet and greet over 60 wedding professionals from ourselves, who supply wedding & party marquees and pavilions, to booking your cocktail maker for behind the bar!


Flowers, photography, foliage, crockery, props and lighting.  Find everything you need to accessorise your venue and create the perfect party atmosphere.

Gracie May Photography

Call Elizabeth on 07748 676862 or visit website

Neil Palmer Photography

Call Neil on 0118 966 7676 or visit website

Barker Evans

Call Susie or Harley on 01865 201 787 or visit website

Paul Wilkinson Photography

Call 01844 291000 or visit website

Stuart Bebb Photography

Call 01869 242294 or visit website

Douglas Fry Wedding Photographer

Call 020 7193 9414 or visit website

Andrew Brackenbury Wedding Photography

Call 07870 135 986 or visit website

Green and Gorgeous

Call Jo on 07778 549412 or visit the website

Joanna Carter Flowers

Call on 01865 858638 or visit the website

Emma Walker

Call 01865 341528 or visit the website

Fabulous Flowers

Call on 01865 511811 or visit the website

Beautiful Bows | Chair covers

Liz | 07961 988567 | | website

Event Prop Hire

0845 0940 816 | | website

Theme Traders

0208 452 8518 | | website

Covers & Linings | Tack-off lining

023 8062 3020 | | website

Time for Tea | Vintage crockery hire & event styling

Charlotte | 07920 596862 | | website

What a Fab Party | Vintage crockery hire & party planning

Samantha | 07771 543386 | | website

Palmbrokers | Greenery hire, props & set dressing

01753 643359 | | website

Crescent Moon | Venue styling & marquee décor

0800 083 84 80 | | website

Steven Duggan Events | Event styling & party planning

Oliver Dahmen | 07703195857 | | website | theme brochure