Successful Trip to Dunkirk Refugee Camp

We arrived home from the Grand-Synthe refugee camp on the Wednesday at around 10pm, tired both mentally and physically, and generally a bit overwhelmed by the whole experience. There’s no question it took a few days to get used to being back at work, putting up marquees in the south west of England. Not least […]

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Archers Marquees employees volunteer in refugee camp in Dunkirk

Both vans were packed up on Friday with donated clothes, food and some building materials. All of which we got from local people in the Radstock and Frome areas. Thank you so much for your help. So on Sunday morning we set off at 5am, five men in two vans with absolutely no idea what […]

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Bath Life Awards 2016

Earlier in the year we were selected as a finalist for a prestigious Bath Life Award (www.bathlifeawards.co.uk). The Bath Life Awards celebrate the best businesses in and around the city of Bath, from coffee shops and restaurants to schools and charities. We were nominated for three categories and selected as one of five finalists for […]

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A day in the life of a marquee erector

Mornings begin with a 6.30am wakeup and a drive through North East Somerset towards Charlton Farm, the home of Archers Marquees. Cars are outnumbered by sheep at this time in Somerset’s day, and, as dew burns in a haze over green hills, and yellow tractors slowly fold into the horizon, you get a pretty clear […]

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Blood, sweat and nearly tears

We’re just coming up for air after possibly the busiest fortnight in our history. In the last 14 days we’ve provided marquees for six weddings, two both birthday parties, two 21st birthday parties, two corporate functions, a beer festival (http://www.wessexbeerfestival.co.uk), a flower show, an Irish music Festival, a village fete, a dog show (http://www.happy-landings.org.uk), and a charity cycling event (http://www.bikeoxford.co.uk) […]

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Summer 2015 so far …

We’re three quarters of the way through what is known in our industry as the ‘silly season’ – here are a few of the ‘highlights’:

We were delighted to be asked to provide the marquee for a classic English country wedding for around 100 people in Bishop Sutton in May. A field overlooking the stunning Chew Valley Lake provided the perfect setting in which to erect one of our traditional marquees. […]

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Glastonbury Festival – through the eyes of a marquee company

Glastonbury Festival conjures an image in everyone’s minds – whether it’s a memory from your youth, the pictures on the TV or an annual event that is as big to you, if not bigger than Christmas, we all know about it.
As one of the marquee companies nearest to the site here in Somerset, we’re right in the thick of it, and have been going there for 15 years to put up an array of structures. […]

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The UK’s only video guide to measuring a garden for a marquee

We get hundreds of phone and email enquiries every year and the two most commonly asked questions are…

“How big a marquee can I fit into my garden?”

and

“How many people can I invite to my wedding/ party?”

Planning an event in a marquee is an unfamiliar experience for most people […]

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