Saturday, 18th March, 2017 - "The Fairytale Wedding supplied by us - VIDEO FOOTAGE"

The Fairytale Wedding supplied by the Highfield Event Group > See the Weddinng video here for some inspiration into how to host the perfect Winter Wedding.




Saturday, 11th March, 2017 - "Dream 18th Birthday Party"

A stunning 18th Birthday Party in Newmarket.


Daring to go against the normal black starlit nightclub interior widely used for 18th parties, we were able to show that taking a risk definately pays off!


We used a flat lining ivory marquee on 3 meter high legs.

We kept all the colours neutral, from the linings, to the carpet to the table linen to the dancefloor.


We then injected thousands of candles, ambient lamps, funky coloured LED cube seats and a master install of lighting production over the dancefloor which brought the marquee to L.I.F.E in THE MOST magical way.


The WOW factor was the life size blossom tree which we installed in the centre.


The ultimate in 18th Birthday interior.


We were also delighted to provide Event Management on the evening by our own Claire Rigarlsford-Chapman


Catering by Nicky Swinburn, Newmarket

Security by Safe Door Security, Newmarket

DJ, sound and lighting supplied by the Highfield Event Group Ltd


To view a video of the interior click HERE >>>> PARTY VIDEO <<<<


To view a video of the dining end of the marquee click HERE >>>> DINING VIDEO <<<<






Saturday, 4th March, 2017 - "Marquees make the perfect venue for a winter party"

There's nothing better than a clear marquee on a wintery night - let's bring the outside in...


Tuesday, 7th February, 2017 - "A recommendation"

Local wedding planner Katrina Otter very kindly recommends our services here on this great link - fabulous for ideas for local wedding venues and suppliers >> CLICK HERE TO READ THE BLOG <<


Saturday, 28th January, 2017 - "Fabulous January Winter Wedding "

A dry and frosty evening made for a perfect Winter Wedding





Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 - "Open Weekend Sat 25 & Sun 26 March 2017"

The Highfield Event Group Open Days


Saturday, 31st December, 2016 - "NYE Wedding of the Year - Saturday 31st December 2016"

New Years Eve is THE BEST date to get married! and I know from experience! I hosted my wedding on New Years Eve 2016 and what a fantastic date it was!


Professional photos and videos to come beginning of February so check back then for more details of my suppliers and all the images, but for the moment, a snippit of what I created....


Claire x




Saturday, 17th December, 2016 - "December Winter Wedding Saturday 17th December 2016"

December is THE most beautiful month for a wedding. Its magical in every degree and we couldnt advise it more. 


Its the most amazing month, everyone is excited and looking forward to Christmas, its a great time for family and then a wedding added in will truly make it the most special, special day.


We were so proud to be involved in this lovely families wedding in December. It really was an honour. It looked breath-taking, we hope you agree......





Saturday, 10th December, 2016 - "December Wedding Saturday 10th December 2017"

We really cant sing and dance about December weddings enough. Such a beautiful time of the year to get married and quite often drier weather than in the months of June and July!


So warm with heating and beutiful lighting, Christmas trees and just a super amazing time of the year for families to be involved in such a great day.


This is the first of many Christmas weddings we catered for this December....






Saturday, 10th December, 2016 - "HQ Christmas Party Nights - how to create a winter wonderland in a venue"

Take very very plain Town Hall......



Add in Claire and her team at the Highfield Event Group Ltd....






Saturday, 8th October, 2016 - "21st Birthday Party into Sunday Lunch Party "

It was an ABSOLUTE pleasure working for the Hurrell family for youngest son Jack's 21st on the Saturday night, and his father Henry's Sunday lunch party for 100 guests.



Jack went for a cool, sophisticated, chic nightclub feel for the bar and dance area, with an alfresco food bar with clear roofs and fire pits outside. It worked so well and was a very different layout from the 'norm' which is what we like here at Highfield.



Claire Event Managed the design, build and party arrangements for both events, with our team returning at 7am on Sunday morning and turning the marquee design around completely for the Sunday lunch at 12.00 midday.


The Highfield Event Group Ltd provided:

Design and Ideas

Event Management

Cocktails and flairers

Co-ordinated the catering

Sound, lighting and DJ

Glassware and tablelinen




For a video of the interior of the marquee on the Saturday night view here:



Saturday, 24th September, 2016 - "George of the Jungle themed 18th Birthday Party"

Designed for our client  - this George of the Jungle themed 18th Birthday Party nightclub marquee was not only partied in by 140 x 18 year olds, but also the evening before it was used for a drinks party for 60 of the adults!


You can see the detail in the design from the daylight photos, and then when the light dropped if was a magical jungle nightclub that really wowed the guests.


The Highfield Event Group provided:

Design & Management

Marquee & theming

Lighting and effects

DJ and sound

Bar and staff

Contemporary luxury loos










Watch a video of the interior from this event here:




Saturday, 17th September, 2016 - "14th Birthday Party design and styling Hilton Hotel"

Claire and her team transformed a conference room in the Hilton Hotel for a 14th Birthday Party.


The before and after looks good.....








click below >>>>



Balloons by our supplier the amazing Cambridge Balloon Company


Saturday, 10th September, 2016 - "Worldpay Event Management Fun Day"

We welcomed 300 Worldpay staff to a day of craziness doing the Highfield Event Group 'Its a Knock-out!'


Whether it was getting covered in foam, doing the obstacles dressed as one of the giants, riding a sausage or stuffing your face with the great food on offer from La Hogue - fun was had by everyone - little and small.


Later on we had live music and drinks and danced the night away until the early hours.


Try it for your corporate fun day this year. Its the best fun ever and our team here at Highfield can be on hand to handle every part of the detail for you.






Tuesday, 6th September, 2016 - "A sumptuous affair"

A stunning wedding held in Norfolk. An incredible atmosphere was created by the combination of festoon lighting, candles and greenery. A soft and warm light was cast to create a magical setting for such a happy event, where even the food rose to the occasion.



Monday, 5th September, 2016 - "Cheffins August 2016"

A brand new Roder UK frame marquee, which is going to be a semi-permanent fixture. This amazing marquee comes with rigid sides



Monday, 5th September, 2016 - "Cambridge Conference"

Conference held in the grounds of stunning Jesus College this summer



Monday, 5th September, 2016 - "Lanwade Hall Wedding"

A beautiful wedding in this magnificient East Anglian venue



Friday, 5th August, 2016 - "Bohemian wedding"

A summer wedding with bohemian touch, which the bride designed and crafted herself. Glorious touches to reflect the married couple's personality and love for each other.






Friday, 8th July, 2016 - "Starry night wedding"


Monday, 4th July, 2016 - "A wedding to remember"

a stunning wedding in June in East Anglia



Tuesday, 28th June, 2016 - "Newmarket birthday celebration June 2016"

A vibrant and colourful 21st birthday celebration with a 1970s twist




Thursday, 23rd June, 2016 - "Jesus College Graduation 2016"

A beautiful graduation in a magnificient setting, in typical English summer weather!



Saturday, 18th June, 2016 - "Wedding Reception with beautiful hanging flower balls"

The ceilings of the marquees can be difficult to decorate....but we think the hanging flower balls look beautiful 



Friday, 17th June, 2016 - "Cereals Show June 15-16th 2016"

A fixture of the agricultural calendar, the annual Cereals Show took place this year on June 15th and 16th and was held in Hertfordshire, close to Royston. This year we once again provided a variety of marquees in different sizes and shapes.






Tuesday, 14th June, 2016 - "Corporate marquee for the Co-op"

A great example of what can be done to tailor-make our marquees to your company's corporate identity. A sense of nature, and the countryside and its fresh produce brought to your customers, wherever you are. 



Tuesday, 14th June, 2016 - "A family affair"

Another beautiful wedding for this family, with a stunning marquee interior, elegant lining and classic furniture.





Tuesday, 14th June, 2016 - "Jesus May Ball 2016"

A regular event in Cambridge, a beautiful setting for a fun event, which even the weather could not spoil.





Saturday, 21st May, 2016 - "Wedding Reception with a cool theme!"

A very creative wedding reception which ouzed personality and individuality in the table centre pieces. This is what we love to see. Congratulations to our couple from the weekend...



Saturday, 21st May, 2016 - "60th Birthday Party and a stunning location!"

Why cover up such a beautiful house with white PVC walls when you can use clear walls and clear roofs to keep this beautiful house at the forefront of this glamorous occassion.


A great result for our client at the weekend...



Sunday, 1st May, 2016 - "Rock my Wedding"

Wedding Reception with a cool twist!


This just shows how creative you can be with the blank canvas of a marquee for your wedding reception. Everything special about the day for you, you can bring right to the forefront. Even a blue car inside the marquee! There are very few boundaries so just let your imagination go wild as did our client here. Fab photos. Fab wedding.








Sunday, 1st May, 2016 - "Baby Shower"


A lovely day celebrating an upcoming happy event with friends and family this May.






Saturday, 5th March, 2016 - "Isleham Horse Trials 2016"

We were proud once again to be a part of Isleham Horse Trials 2016. Despite the weather's best efforts, a great day was had by all who attended! Our marquee showed how versatile it could be, as a pop-up cafe.




Saturday, 5th March, 2016 - "Highfield Event Group sponsors Event Rider Alison Wallace"

The Highfield Event Group were thrilled to be sponsoring Event Rider Alison Wallace in her quest for victory at the Isleham Horse Trials. Great to see Team Wallace repping their Highfield kit!





Saturday, 20th February, 2016 - "First wedding of 2016"

A lovely setting for our first wedding set up of 2016. A frame marquee with flat lining was the order of the day for this Bride & Groom. Lets hope it was the start of their happy ever after.





Wednesday, 17th February, 2016 - "Launch of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class"

We were pleased to work for Mercedes-Benz and be a part of the exciting launch for their new C-Class. They tied the launch in with a fashion show at the Cambridge, Peterborough and Norwich branches, where we turned their showrooms in to a live catwalk!







Thursday, 4th February, 2016 - "Charity Auction for Neuroblastoma"

What a great night had by all at the charity auction for Neuroblastoma. It even saw us rubbing shoulders with Alan Carr Chatty Man and Jacqueline Wilson.

We hope lots of money was raised for a very worthwhile cause. 






Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 - "Lloyds exhibit at LAMMA 2016"

The UK's leading Farm Machinery Equipment and Services Show takes place this week. The Highfield Team have been on site installing the stand for Lloyds Banking. The hidden heaters will be a welcome addition to the marquee this week!







Thursday, 24th December, 2015 - "This is how we spent our Christmas Eve..... building a Santa's Grotto"

.....we were building a magical Santa's Grotto at our clients beautiful house.


With real snow, a polar bear and a throne for santa!, it looked truely spectactular when the sun went down.....










Monday, 21st December, 2015 - "A Party Marquee attached to the Garage!"

This is fantastic example of how flexible our marquees can be. This structure has been joined on to an existing garage - and you wouldn't even know! Along with the clever lighting it has created a great space and atmosphere for a party.


The 'pink' lit area is the Garage and the 'blue' area is the marquee.









Wednesday, 16th December, 2015 - "A Christmas spectacular transformation from the Highfield Event Management Team "

The Highfield Event Team were tasked with transforming a plain room to a Christmas night to remember for the Base 4 employees.


From venue design and decorating, catering, cocktails and entertainment - which included the amazing table magician Phil Jay who really wowed the audience. Phil has performed at over five thousand events and has never failed to impress, including performing at Royal Events! We were very lucky to have him on board.


See the results for yourself below.


From this.....


To this......





Wednesday, 2nd December, 2015 - "Arm celebrating 25 years! "

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Arm are celebrating their 25th birthday and they really know how to celebrate in style. The Highfield Team were thrilled to be a part of the happy occasion and provide a huge 50m x 20m marquee. Complete with an array of activities, music and a stylish looking bar on wheels we're sure a great day was had by all. 


With thanks to Thomas Ellwood photography we are pleased to be able to provide an insight to the day.














Friday, 27th November, 2015 - "Presents Galore at Newmarket Racecourse"

The Christmas countdown has begun! We were thrilled to be getting in to the Christmas spirit by putting up this marquee for the Presents Galore Christmas Fair at the Newmarket Racecourse this weekend. 




Wednesday, 25th November, 2015 - "Steele Bodger Corporate Rugby Day"

A day of rugby, good food and a bit of rain! This was Steele Bodgers 68th annual match between Oxford and Cambridge. 


Taking place each year and growing with each one, this corporate event is a must in any sporting fans diary.




Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 - "Corporate Event for the opening of State of the Art Mushroom Farm"

This was a huge marquee to cater for the large number of staff attending the grand opening of this State of the Art Mushroom Farm. They certainly know how to celebrate the evening even included a firework display!


Luckily storm Barney chose the previous day to hit and we're proud to say our marquee stood up to the Barney challenge.







Saturday, 31st October, 2015 - "Ford Motor Group Fleet Driving Day"

Providing a corporate marquee for the Ford Motor Group Fleet Driving Day









Saturday, 10th October, 2015 - "Senate House, Cambridge"

Senate House provided the latest backdrop for our marquee. 


Assisting with their campaign launch we got to work with some great people and hope it was a good weekend all round.






Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 - "Hospitality Bar at Tattersalls"

Our marquee provided the perfect base for an additional hospitality bar at Tattersalls Newmarket, for the eagerly awaited October Horse Sales.



Sunday, 4th October, 2015 - "Open Day at Paddocks House"

Thank you to Paddocks House for kindly allowing us to showcase our marquees as part of their Wedding Exhibition. 


The Highfield Team had a great day chatting with excited Bride & Grooms.


Our suppliers helped to create the ideal features to really highlight how beautiful a marquee can be!


Credits to:

CMA Hire for the table layout and decorations

Covers by Gill for the lovely chair covers

Classical Toilet Hire for the loo's

Intents for the amazing starlight dance floor


Frame marquee with clear roof section


Traditional Marquee with decorated trestle table


Traditional marquee with decorated round table


Traditional marquee with parquet dance floor and rustic wooden bar


Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 - "Chelsea College of Arts Parade Ground, Chelsea, London"

Freshers Fair! Another event we were delighted to be involved in.


Judging by the queue this was a much anticpated event.





Saturday, 26th September, 2015 - "Aldeburgh Food Festival"

Taking place in the beautiful setting of Snape Malting, we were thrilled to assist with the Aldeburgh Food Festival marquees. We hope a great weekend was had by all.



Monday, 21st September, 2015 - "Conference Marquee Cambridge University"

What a three week period Highfield staff had in Cambridge asssiting with a conference marquee at Churchill College for 400 guests per day! We managed the turn-around between each conference, relaying carpet, flooring, repositioning and redesigning the furniture layout


The marquee was used for delegate refreshment breaks, conference networking, exhibitions stands and evening entertaining throughout the day and evening of three individual 3-day conferences.



This is a great example of how versatile a marquee can be.






Saturday, 19th September, 2015 - "Harry Potter Wedding Reception"

Delighted to team up with Harry Potter Wedding Theming Company 'Magical Wedding Rentals' on this WOW factor wedding.


Beautiful photos supplied by Roger Brown Photograpy.


Marquees, interiors and drapes supplied by the Highfield Event Group Ltd.







Saturday, 12th September, 2015 - "Wedding - with a Car in the Marquee!"

We love this Bride & Grooms addition to our marquee. 


What a fun and quirky centre piece for their special day. 







Thursday, 10th September, 2015 - "Working with Velvet Magazine for their A/W Fashion Show"

What a fantastic effect! John Treby you are a complete superstar!! A design genious!!


The catwalk which we installed for the Autumn/Winter Velvet Magazine Fashion Show at Granary Barns.



We LOVE it!!!!!




Saturday, 5th September, 2015 - "Working with Bernadette Chapman of Dream Occasions"

What a pleasure it was working with Bernadette. The most beautiful and elegant wedding marquee creation....





Saturday, 5th September, 2015 - "Event Management working with Lobster Pot Catering"

Blue & green were the colours of the day!


Event Management and marquee hire supplied by the Highfield Event Group Ltd




Sunday, 30th August, 2015 - "A marquee with a starlit balcony!"

Whats more lovely than eating your delicious dinner whilst looking out under a starlight sky! - YES! and even in the UK! By using a balcony to your marquee with a black starlight roof lining as we did this weekend...





Saturday, 29th August, 2015 - "Party marquee for a 40th!"

An extension on to a Hotel for a 40th Birthday party with a difference.



Saturday, 8th August, 2015 - "Quintessentially English Wedding Reception at Hemingford Abbots"

Marquee & Event Management by Claire Chapman at The Highfield Event Group.


A traditional lined reception marquee with a pealight canopy throughout. Simple but oh so very effective.


Teaming up with the Cambridge Dining Company for catering, The Mini Big Band and Sliding Vinyl for music, Larkspur Floral Display, Tom's Cakes, Route Master Bus, Jo Adams Wedding Make-Up, Cloud Nine Wedding Cars and The Rose String Quartet.


A receipe for success - a fantastic day and evening....













Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 - "Working at Ipswich Town Football Club"

Sporting venues are perfectly flat for a marquee! Popped this one up this morning for a corporate event at Ipswich FC.



Saturday, 4th July, 2015 - "The ultimate in elegant country weddings"

This is the most beautiful country wedding which we installed a traditional marquee for last week.


The elegant long banquet tables dressed in creams and ivorys really set the scene for a breathtaking finished marquee.












Saturday, 4th July, 2015 - "Working at Lanwades Park, Newmarket, Suffolk"

A beautiful traditional canvas marquee set in a beautiful wedding venue.


Working with our friends at:


Lanwades Park Wedding Venue, Newmarket, Suffolk


Tolly's Flowers, Newmarket, Suffolk


Pure White (and their Tuk Tuk Photobooth), Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk







Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 - "Norfolk Show"

Providing Corporate Hospitality marquees at the Royal Norfolk Show





Tuesday, 16th June, 2015 - "St Johns College May Ball 2015"

We were proud to this year be involved in one of the biggest Cambridge May Balls at St Johns College.


This took our involvement this year to 4 of the University Balls held during May Ball week.









Saturday, 13th June, 2015 - "80's Birthday Party with Event Management"

Welcome to our 80's theme 50th Birthday Party held in Barnet on Saturday 13th June 2015. Marquee Design and Event Management by the Highfield Event Group's Claire Chapman.


Starting with a frame marquee ajoining the house with a flat white lining gave us a blank canvas to work from.


We then added some clever LED lighting and once the sun had set, the colours were fab!


We arranged for oue client:

Marquee and Design

Theming and Props



DJ and sound production

Cocktail service and flairers

Photo Booth 


Event Management on the day and evening


We worked closely with a catering company which was booked directly by the client but one whom we work with very regularly 


The results.....















Saturday, 6th June, 2015 - "Wedding Party with the wow factor!"

This party had the ultimate wow factor! Totally wedding white for early evening and dinner - then transformed into a party venue with colour for later in the evening.


The effects were amazing.


Marquee Design, co-ordination and Event Management by The Highfield Event Group Ltd
















Saturday, 30th May, 2015 - "Rustic hessian country wedding"

Our beautiful canvas pole wedding marquee. Elegantly decorated with bunting and beige cloths by our client, this really does look lovely. We hope you agree.



Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 - "Working for Investec International Specialist Banking & Asset Management Company"

Set in the beautiful gardens of Walkern Hall, we were delighted to provide Investec with a traditional marquee to host their Garden Party this afternoon....




Saturday, 2nd May, 2015 - "Pop-Up Nightclub in a Paddock!"

We provided a pop-up nightclub in a paddock for an evening event on Saturday 2nd May 2015.


We supplied a bar area, dancefloor with full sound and production, TV screens, bar staff, VIP area with chill-out booths, VIP hostesses, Burger Van facility - Burger & Beyond, full Event Management, DJ, security, loo's and smoking terrace - and all for one night!


Its incredible what you can achieve. And you can achieve all of this for a Private Party, Corporate Event, Birthday, Festival or even a Wedding!


Contact us for more details on hosting your own 'pop-up nightclub' event. 01638 743860. 


See a video clip of the event below













Friday, 27th March, 2015 - "Our local company sponsorships - supporting local sports"

We are proud to sponsor the Cambridgeshire Football Association Youth Challenge Cup Final (Under 18's) to be held on 1st April 2015 at 7.30pm at Ely City Football Club's ground.


We are also proud sponsors of the Cambridgeshire Football Assocation Brenda Ince Memorial Cup Final (Under 16's) to be held on 1st May 2015 at 7.30pm at Soham Town Rangers ground.


Good to luck to all teams involved!




Friday, 27th March, 2015 - "Wedding overlooking the the river Orwell, Suffolk"

Here is an image of the wedding marquee which we installed for a wedding last weekend overlooking river Orwell.


Further photos to follow....



Thursday, 19th March, 2015 - "Benefactors Congregation Senate House Cambridge "

We were part of a very prestigious occassion at the Senate House on Thursday 19th March 2015.


The clear roofs gave stunning views of the building and the guests were treated to a wonderful evening of refreshments during the Congregation of Benefactors.









Thursday, 19th March, 2015 - "New Offer from the Highfield Event Group - 20 off your hire!!"

If you are able to send us a photo of your wedding marquee we will happily refund £20 off of your hire charge!


Here is the first photo received from our Bride & Groom this weekend!


#happilymarried #weddingmarquee #weddingphotos



Saturday, 14th March, 2015 - "Wedding Marquee"

This is a frame wedding marquee built to seat 70 guests, with ivory pleated lining, hard timber floor with brand new carpet overlay, a white LED dancefloor under a black starlit ceiling and a LED bar section.


Looks fab! Cute little wedding marquee up this weekend. 





Thursday, 12th March, 2015 - "Training our staff"

We take Health & Safety and Staff Training very seriously. This week we had a two day training session where the 2015 summer staff were put through their paces....



Thursday, 5th March, 2015 - "Working at the magnificent Quendon Hall, Essex"

The very beautiful Quendon Hall in Essex working for the well respected corporate company Dalehead Foods & Tulip Ltd at their recent conference held on Thursday 5th March 2015





Saturday, 14th February, 2015 - "Outside Public Bar for Point-to-Point"

We provide outside Bar Services for the Point-to-Point's held at Horseheath throughout the season organised by Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chase, and the Thurlow and Puckeridge Hunts.



Saturday, 24th January, 2015 - "Birthday Party "

We provided the marquee and full event management at this party at the weekend. 


We hope you agree that the results were breath-taking. A party for 160 guests. The marquee, bar, event management, catering, dancers, band, DJ, lighting, production and internal decoration co-ordinated and arranged by the Highfield Event Group.


For more details about our Event Management service please email:












Thursday, 25th December, 2014 - "Christmas Day Marquee"

We created this perfect extension to a house for a Christmas Day lunch. Attached to the house exterior door, we created an additional room so that the family could fit everyone around one big dinner table. 


Fitted with heating, it is little different from having an actual extension to the house for the day!, and at a fraction of the cost!


Contact us for your Christmas Day quote:






Monday, 15th December, 2014 - "We love Christmas! as we provide marquee hire for local Farm Shops!"

Marquees can be used for so many things. Shown here installed this week. Extension of a Farm Shop for customers to queue to collect their turkey's! Sooooo Christmassy!!!!




Saturday, 13th December, 2014 - "Great Gatsby 16th Birthday Party"

Marquees can go over things, against things, extend things, and generally change things!!!


Look how cool this set up of marquees looked in the garden this weeked incorporating the trees and box hedging! Looking at the space, you wouldnt be able to see how you could fit a marquee in - but you can with some imagination!!


Fabulous location for a 16th Birthday Party to be held, and all had a fab little time!






Saturday, 6th December, 2014 - "Working at Belgrave Square, SW1"

Working for Blue Bubble Events Company to provide a Frozen themed Childrens Day at Belgrave Square, SW1. We were even lucky enough to meet Harrod's Santa! Great fun for the children for Belgravia!



Catering provided by Mosimann's Private Dining Club, Belgrave Square




Thursday, 4th December, 2014 - "Cambridge University Winter Ball"

We were pleased to provide Marquees and Production at a Cambridge University Winter Ball last night. Main act 'The Hoosiers' really made the night with a fantastic set. Watch them bring the crowd alive here....





Roller Disco - brilliant fun!!!!




Stage Set Up




Monday, 1st December, 2014 - "Working at the National Stud"

Working at the National Stud Newmarket for Newsells Park Stud, as part of their attendance at the December Foal Sales at Tattersalls (UK) Newmarket




Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 - "Corporate Sports Lunch"

This is what we have been up to today! An install of a corporate sports event lunch marquee. The baby blue is our clients corporate colour. Looking forward to hosting the dinner here tomorrow for over 250 local business guests.



Monday, 24th November, 2014 - "Watch us work last week in Cambridge!"




Many people dont know how the frame marquees are installed. You can watch us here installing a frame clearspan marquee last week in Cambridge for a Corporate Exhibition


Monday, 17th November, 2014 - "Regional Winner! Best Wedding Marquee Supplier East of England"

We were absolutely thrilled to be awarded with the Wedding Industry Awards 'Best Marquee Hire Supplier' for the East of England on Monday evening.


We will now compete in the National Final in London in January.


Thank you to all of our wedding clients from 2014 who took the time to vote and leave their comments on our service for the judging panel to take into consideration.




Friday, 24th October, 2014 - "Working for Cubiq Design and Velvet Magazine"

Alice in Wonderland theme Awards Ceremony at Granary Barns.


What an imaginative genuis John Treby is creating this magical wonderland!






Monday, 20th October, 2014 - "Take some confidence when booking with us that we are a MUTA member"




Our Managing Director, Claire Chapman, sits on the Executive Board of MUTA, the UK association for marquee hirers.


When booking with us you can take some real satisfaction in knowing that we are a member of MUTA.


Rigorously checked throughout the year to ensure that we are meeting strict industry standards, there is very few reasons why anyone should be booking with a company that are not MUTA registered.


Should you like to read through the Inspection Process, you can find details at this >>>>> LINK <<<<<


When looking to book a marquee, it is definately our strong advice to look out for MUTA membership to ensure that you are booking with a reputable company. 





Saturday, 11th October, 2014 - "50th Birthday Celebrations"

Plenty of dancing went on this weekend at this 50th Birthday Party marquee supplied by our team in Stradishall, Suffolk....





Saturday, 4th October, 2014 - "Working at 3 Olaf Street, London"

We LOVE working in venues as well as marquees, and we were delighted to work in this siuper-modern venue at 3 Olaf Street, London at the weekend to install furniture, sofas and gaming tables for a Wedding reception... Wedding Reception



Wednesday, 17th September, 2014 - "Providing Conference & Exhibition Marquee for large Multiphysics Company"

Marquees are an excellent way to provide exhibition and conference facilities, especially when working in association with a Cambridge University.


We work with many of the Cambridge University Departments & Colleges, an example shown here when working with Churchill College and a large UK Multiphysics Company on 17th September 2014. 



Saturday, 16th August, 2014 - "Working at Orwell View Barns...."

Working at another beautiful wedding venue in the East of England, Orwell View Barns.


Photographs by:






Saturday, 16th August, 2014 - "Wedding Day Management and Marquee Hire"

Our very own Jayde Chorlton co-ordinated the wedding marquee and wedding day management for this weekends Bride & Groom.


Jayde was on onsite all day to set up the wedding marquee, and ensure that all of the arrangements made by the couple came together for the most perfect day.


We also provided a member of event staff to serve cocktails and drinks at the evening reception.


So as part of your package with us you can also have a wedding day manager to take away the stress of the day itself - and enjoy every minute.






Saturday, 9th August, 2014 - "Adding a little Festival feel to your Wedding - We love Festivals!"

What a brilliant festival atmosphere our client created at their wedding reception at the weekend. Beautiful skies, soft lighting, canvas marquee - very alfresco!


Festival feel weddings have been very popular this year...



Saturday, 9th August, 2014 - "Working at the Old Fire Engine House Restaurant and Gallery, Ely"

A pretty english garden wedding in the grounds of the Old Fire Engine House in Ely.....



Saturday, 9th August, 2014 - "Wedding at Dukes Stud, Ashley near Newmarket"

Another Wedding Reception from the weekend. This time a frame clearspan marquee in the grounds of Duke Stud in Ashley. 


Here you can see the reveal wall that was dropped later in the evening to unleash the black starlit dancefloor area...



Sunday, 3rd August, 2014 - "Supplying chair covers"

Should you be looking to hire chair covers for your wedding, let one of our girls know! 


Here are some chair covers supplied this weekend featured in the beautiful surrounds of Jesus College, Cambridge



Saturday, 2nd August, 2014 - "Working for Festival VIP boutique camping company across the country"

We are delighted to work with the very best VIP Boutique camping company in the UK at many of the big Festivals this year, Glastonbury, Lattitude, V Festival....





Saturday, 26th July, 2014 - "Working at the Garden Barn, "

Working at the Garden Barn, a beautiful wedding venue in Little Bradley just outside of Newmarket


We install frame and traditional style marquees as an extension to the Barn, for evening bars, reception drinks and chill-out areas.


This weekend was the turn of a traditional canvas marquee....




Saturday, 19th July, 2014 - "Working at the Olympic Park"

Our marquees are not all used for weddings and parties. They are also used for Sporting events for competitors, medical, baggage and staff. If you are running a sporting event, get in contact!






Saturday, 19th July, 2014 - "Ostentatious Black Tie joint 18th & 21st Birthday Party for 90 guests "

Claire was delighted to join forces with the Lee family to assist in the organisation of their sons joint 18th and 21st Birthday Party.


With 'ostentatious' very much the feel for the night, Claire was asked to provide a marquee to follow the boys red, black and white theme for the evening.


The ground was very unlevel, but do not worry!!! - Highfield Event Group love a challenge! So we installed a level platform area for the dancefloor, and it worked perfectly!!


Catering was provided by the highly recommended Crown Catering (Cambridge) Ltd.


DJ was provided by the highly recommended Pro Event Hire Ltd & DJ Charlie T.











Saturday, 19th July, 2014 - "Caroline & Simon's Wedding Reception, Harston"

The most elegant and beautifully crafted wedding reception for the very lovely Caroline Wedd at Harston.


More photos to follow soon (these are from my phone!)





Saturday, 12th July, 2014 - "Pretty evening fairy lights in a traditional marquee...."

So pretty. Fairy lights are so pretty.... make sure you fill your marquee with them like our client did here.



Saturday, 28th June, 2014 - "Walkways for prestigious events - not just weddings!"

We dont just provide wedding marquees, we also provide small marquees & walkways for prestigious events and corporate days...




Saturday, 7th June, 2014 - "Pretty little pink Wedding Marquees"

Fushia pink is my ultimate fav! How cool does it look against the ivory.


Myself and Jayde definately think fushia pink is the way to give your wedding marquee a girly finish!


A lovely little summer wedding marquee supplied by the Highfield Event Group Ltd.....




Thursday, 29th May, 2014 - "Working at the Suffolk Show!" after a month of working on site at Trinity Park, Ipswich, we were really to roll for the Suffolk Show on 28th & 29th May 2014!


Lots of marquees for the Suffolk Agricultural Society and individual clients.


A little taster of our works this year....








For Show marquees up to 40m wide, contact


Saturday, 24th May, 2014 - "Turning an un-used barn into a wedding venue!"

This un-used barn at the family home of our bride at the weekend really transformed with the use of fairy lights and crystal style chandaliers, bunting and furniture!


Never under-estimate the use of outbuildings and barns at home, as we have many items that will turn it into a venue fit for any princess! 










Thursday, 22nd May, 2014 - "Working at Brook Farm Cuffley"

Our 8.00m round traditional style canvas marquee - perfect for wedding reception drinks! Contact us now for a quotation




Monday, 19th May, 2014 - "Working in different spaces"

We have today laid carpet to the floor of a Sports Centre for Examinations.


So if you have a big event and the venue are concerned that the floor will be marked by tables or chairs, let us know and we will send out one of our representatives to quote to provide a protective flooring! Call now 01638 743860






Saturday, 17th May, 2014 - "The start of the Country Weddings....."

This weekend saw the start of the ever-popular traditional canvas wedding marquee season... out in the bright sunshine looking glorious!


Pictures by:


A few very lovely words also from this weekends client. A very big well done to our Foreman Perry Roberts...


''I honestly cant thank Perry and the team enough. The lads were excellent and jolly good fun considering it was so hot. they worked non stop and did the most amazing job whilst making it fun and stopping to chat to us as we came and went''.

''The marquee and service from yourselves was just amazing. Having the right suppliers that you can trust is possibly one of the most important things when planning your own wedding as you need people who you ave confidence in and this was certainly the case''.



For a quotation for a traditional canvas wedding marquee:

email: To see a time lapse of this marquee beig installed click >>> HERE <<<



Friday, 16th May, 2014 - "Working for Cheffins"

We were delighted to work for Cheffins Estate Agents at Brent Eleigh Hall for the on-site House Sale. Providing a marquee for Cheffins clients to sit during the proceedings.




Saturday, 10th May, 2014 - "Working for the East of England Co-Operative"

A small curved-roof Pagoda marquee for the East of England Co-Operative AGM



Saturday, 3rd May, 2014 - "HQ Nights - Exclusive After Racing Club, Newmarket"

This weekend saw the launch of the brand new 'sell-out' 'HQ Nights' Exclusive After Racing Club hosted on private estate land in Newmarket.


Put together by our amazing team at the Highfield Event Group, HQ Nights look forward to hosting another evening very soon. Keep check on the website for more details 











Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 - "Claire is awarded a place on the MUTA Executive Committee"

I am extremely proud and honoured to have been awarded highest votes and a place on the MUTA Executive Committee!


I look forward to helping to ensure high levels of practice in the event and marquee hire industry, and becoming a spokesperson for the small to medium size businesses. 


To see more about the work I will be involved in visit



Saturday, 29th March, 2014 - "18th Birthday Party with a Noah's Ark Twist!"

The plan started with a choice between a theme of 'Pairs' or 'Noah's Ark'..... and birthday boy Jack chose Noah's Ark which worked so well!


The black starlight was the nightsky, the blue carpet and blue lighting was the sea, the bamboo bar surround by straw was the ark, and the animals were the 130 fancy dressed eighteen year old party animals!!


It was an incredible party with the dancefloor packed from 8.00pm until 1.00am. The DJ, supplied by the Highfield Event Group Ltd, went down an absolute storm!


We also provided bar staff to serve our clients own choice of drink behind the bar, with the use of arm bands to limit the drinks to five per guest.


Happy 18th Jack!!!!









Friday, 28th March, 2014 - "The Highfield Event Group Fleet!"

Look out for our vehicle fleet out and about across the country! Another new member of the fleet arrived today...



Monday, 24th March, 2014 - "Conference Cambridge"

A frame marquee is a fantastic venue to also host corporate Conferences and Exhibitions, as provided by the Highfield Event Group Ltd this week at a Cambridge University.


Click on the link HERE to see a 23 second time lapse video of the marquee coming together. Ive seen hundreds of marquees come together, but these videos are still amazing to watch!



Friday, 21st March, 2014 - "Working for Frankie & Catherine Dettori"

Not only do we provide marquees for outside, we also provide them for inside!


We can turn a bright and light room into a dark, starry nightclub no problem!


Shown here at Frankie & Catherine Dettori's house in Newmarket, Suffolk. Not the best quality photos as taken from my phone, but it shows the difference!




BEFORE (at 9.00am)



AFTER (4.00pm)




Saturday, 15th March, 2014 - "Working at a Marquee Venue in Potters Bar"

We worked at the very beautiful marquee wedding venue Brook Farm at Cuffley in Potters Bar on Saturday 15th March 2014. A great venue overlooking the lake available to hire should you be looking at holding a marquee reception. 




Saturday, 1st March, 2014 - "Wedding Colour - Tango Orange! and it looks AMAZING!!!!!"

Mark & Leanne dared to be different with tango orange as their wedding theme colour. And oh my, didnt it pay off.....!!







Friday, 14th February, 2014 - "Video of one of our Traditional Canvas Marquees being installed!"




>>>>>>> Click here to see one of our very popular traditional canvas marquees coming together. Lots of clients ask how they are put up, and this video taken by our client shows it brilliantly! And the photos below are of the finished vintage/festival wedding marquee..


Happy watching, Claire x








Saturday, 1st February, 2014 - "Get Funked - our highly recommended Party & Wedding Band"

I was so excited to be invited by Martyn, Get Funked's Manager (who I might add performs with THE Michael Buble!) to go to Chelsea Football Club's Stamford Bridge on Saturday night to watch the band perform, along with many other industry professionals.


We have hired the band for events in the past, so we know how amzing they are, but their Show on Saturday blew me away once again. You will not be dissappointed by this band. All of the members play with many famous bands and acts - and you can tell when you hear them perform. They really are top of the league. Contact Martyn for further details via the band website




Thursday, 23rd January, 2014 - "Working at the Senate House in January"

January is renowned for being quiet throughout the Events Industry, after such a busy December, but we are still out and about putting up marquees. Today at the Senate House for the University of Cambridge.



Saturday, 4th January, 2014 - "7th Princess Birthday Party"

A birthday party fit for a Princess! This little girl, along with 12 of her friends, had a pretty little Princess marquee attached to the back of her parents house to host her 7th Birthday Party.


3.00m wide x 9.00m long, it will fit onto the back of most houses. So why hire a cold Village Hall, when you can have them all at home in their own marquee.


 Day time




Tuesday, 31st December, 2013 - "Working for National Nightclub Lola Lo and Belvedere Vodka"

We are experienced in not only marquee interiors and outside events, but also theming and decorating venues such as Nightclubs and Bars.


We were pleased to work for the National Club and Bar Brand 'Lola Lo' this New Years Eve to theme their Black and Gold 'Gothic' themed New Years Eve Party in Norwich.


The event was sponsored by Belvedere Vodka so there was a strong influence of gold trees in the design. 


The photos of the entrance area look great! Here are some before and after photos!!




Hand-painted gold Belvedere trees to the Bar area - designed and painted by our Jayde Cholrton in Productions



Saturday, 28th December, 2013 - "December wedding number 3"

December has been such a busy month for us...and we have enjoyed every second. What a great month to be married, and what amazing ideas shown here at the wedding this weekend.


A marquee can really be made your own, which is the beauty of hosting a wedding in a marquee.....





Monday, 23rd December, 2013 - "The Olde Bull Inn Hotel Long Term Hire Christmas Party marquee"

We install a Christmas Party marquee at the Olde Bull Inn Hotel throughout December and into January, in which the Hotel host a number of Corporate and Private Christmas and New Years Eve Parties.


If you are visiting Suffolk, this Hotel is definately one to try! They also host Weddings



Saturday, 14th December, 2013 - "December Weddings..... becoming more popular every single year"

We have a Wedding every week this December leading up to Christmas and one between Christmas and New Year. December is a beautiful month to get married and should never be forgotten about when planning your big day.


This is last weekends wedding marquee, which we worked alongside James and his great team at Crown Catering Cambridge Ltd.


The pealight canopy at this time of the year is truly magical.... so romantic. All overseen as running smoothly on the night by Perry Roberts, a member of our event team here at Highfield.





Saturday, 7th December, 2013 - "PPD Christmas Party "

We joined forces with Pro-Event Hire, The Cambridge Dining Company and the Guildhall Cambridge to work on PPD's Christmas Party 2013, supplying chair covers and other decor to fit with their black and white theme.


Photo by The Cambridge Dining Company


Saturday, 7th December, 2013 - "The challenges of a cart lodge in Norfolk!"

Not only can we extend houses with a marquee, we can also extend tractor barns! Two days before this photo was taken, our client had her tractor parked right here!! Quite incredible! So if you have an interesting space, get in touch with us because we are bursting with imagination and we love love LOVE a challenge!


Where others wont dare to venture, we are the first ones in the que..!



Monday, 2nd December, 2013 - "Cambourne Business Park Marketing Office"

We can extend any corporate office, for extra room for busy periods, for parties and special events, or for use when the offices are being decorated.


Contact us for more details of building extensions!



Sunday, 24th November, 2013 - "Thanksgiving Lunch Party for 40 guests"

Myself and Jayde Chorlton were pleased to be part of a wonderful American Thanksgiving Party on Sunday.


We served drinks reception to 40 guests, and then a selection of yummy traditional thanksgiving foods to include; Turkey, green been casserole, roasted vegetables, baked hush puppies, cranberry, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes and much much more!! The marquee extension to the house worked great and was so warm and toasty for the guests...




Tuesday, 19th November, 2013 - "Highfields link to the Jungle!! #ITV #Imacelebrity"

We were honoured to have ITV's Im a Celebrity contestant, the amazingly beautiful Amy Willerton, as well as TOWIE's Mark Wright, at our Highfield Event Group's event in Newmarket last October, pictured here with our Foreman Paul O'len!


Look out for our new series of events in 2014 at our sister site #celebrity #VIP #party




Saturday, 9th November, 2013 - "Working with Red Echo in November"

Highfield and Red Echo have become the best of friends working very closely over the last couple of years. Long may our great working relationship continue... #eventprofs!




Thursday, 7th November, 2013 - "Celebrity Party Planner Steve Duggans Birthday Party"

I was very excited to be invited to attend Steve Duggan's Birthday Party in Mayfair on Thursday evening! I have always wanted to be a celebrity party planner!!!!!! Attending here with my very good friends in the events Industry - James and Laura Yallop of Crown Catering, and Rob Lawrie of Red Echo.



Saturday, 19th October, 2013 - "Awards Ceremony"

We dont only work in marquees, we can also transform an area inside a building into your perfect venue. We took the blank canvas of this nightclub and created an area fit for a glamorous Awards Ceremony.


Telephone and speak to Claire with any enquries with regard to building interiors. We can supply decorative swagging and material to cover existing walls, carpeting to protect existing flooring, modern and funky furniture, stages and podiums, lighting, sound, production and Event Management on the evening....







Saturday, 5th October, 2013 - "Wedding Reception, Shelley, Suffolk"

This was a lovely, lovely family, and I enjoyed working with them from start to finish! The photos really do show how beautiful this wedding marquee looked, and after sending a text on the morning of the wedding to the Bride who was so worried that it was going to rain!!, no-one was more  happy than me when on the afternoon the sun came out for her.


I still get emotional when the weddings happen and I dont have a reason to speak to my clients anymore - hoping to put up a marquee for another party, or maybe even a christening in the future for this client again soon!!!!!!!!!! This photographer was brilliant!! James Davidson Photography    Claire xx









Saturday, 28th September, 2013 - "Wedding Reception Cambridge"

On Saturday we were proud to be part of a very special wedding day. Our new circular reception marquee looked fantastic and the cornflower blue in the main marquee complimented the ivory lining beautifully. The team on the day working alongside us were Tollys Flowers of Newmarket, and the Cambridge Dining Company.





Photography by Especially Amy


Thursday, 19th September, 2013 - "Velvet Magazine Fashion Show"

Very pleased to be part of the Velvet Fashion Show hosted at the very beautiful Granary Barns at Woodditton near Newmarket.


We provided the catwalk, starlight backdrop and lighting...



Saturday, 14th September, 2013 - "The amazing, the wonderful, Red Echooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I do keep banging on about how very amazing the very talented boys at Red Echo are, but once again here they theme an event with great imagination...


The Great British Empire!! Reception drinks in a traditional marquee with afternoon tea, moving into the dining marquee with a bespoke made dark mahogany dancefloor and bar, chesterfield sofas, gold banquet chairs and a bespoke made wooden wall like one you would find in a beautiful Old Rectory..


We love working with these guys. Their theming is just incredible. Top recommendation:







Thursday, 1st August, 2013 - "In the deepest of Suffolk on the hottest day of the year..."

Prep work was being completed yesterday for this wedding reception in deepest Suffolk this coming Saturday. What an incredible location for the marquee - the most amazing house and the most amazing gardens and grounds! More photos of the interior next week...



Tuesday, 23rd July, 2013 - "Working for Ascot Racecourse "

It was very exciting to be working for Ascot Racecourse today installing a marquee for their Betfair Weekend of Racing 26th-28th July 2013.


With our offices based just outside of Newmarket, the HQ of horseracing in the UK, the racing connection with todays install was very close to our hearts!





Saturday, 13th July, 2013 - "Working with Louise Beamish at Party Parafunalia"

Many of you may have heard about the renowned Newmarket based Party Planner Louise Beamish and her company Party Parafunalia. 


We are very pleased to have worked with Louise on many occassions to be part of some stunning weddings and parties.


This was the latest on the weekend of the 13th July 2013.....





Tuesday, 9th July, 2013 - "Corporate Long Term Hire"

We have just finished installing this long-term hire marquee which is in position for four months whilst the Dining Hall at the University is refurbished.


Students and College clients will use the marquee for both College dining and Wedding receptions.


The marquee has a scaffold base with vinyl covering, ensuring that the flooring can be easily maintained by our client during the hire. The doors are manufactured by Oasis Event Doors Ltd and can be locked at all times for complete security.


Contact us for quotations for any long-term hire requirements like the above on 01638 743860.




Thursday, 4th July, 2013 - "Working for the Co-operative Group"

We have enjoyed our Contract with the  Co-operative Group in 2013 so far, supplying marquees for their corporate shows across the East of England.




Saturday, 29th June, 2013 - "Working with Yurtel at Glastonbury Festival 2013"

We were very happy to be working for Yurtel Ltd this year at Glastonbury Festival. Yurtel provide VIP festival camping for the very best festival experience.


Looking forward to working with Yurtel at other festivals throughout the year so keep an eye out for for all of your VIP camping needs....




Thursday, 27th June, 2013 - "Pealight canopy over the dancefloor at this amazing wedding reception..."



A pealight canopy over the dancefloor can be just as stunning as a black starlight, especially in the summer months, as you can see here in this Highfield Event Group wedding marquee. Wedding Photography by the lovely Sadie Windscheffel at capturing the moment perfectly....


Tuesday, 18th June, 2013 - "Jesus College May Ball 2013 de-rigged in record time..."

For many years now we have been proud to be associated with Jesus College's May Ball in Cambridge, and this year was no exception.


De-rigged by our crew in record time, Simon Hawkey, Domestic Bursar at Jesus College, has put a smile on our Foreman's face with his lovely words of thanks...


''.....the service provided by The Highfield Event Group Ltd this year was exemplary all with many thanks and please convey my sincere thanks and appreciation to Mark and the rest of the team...''



Sunday, 16th June, 2013 - "Our Miss Cambridgeshire goes to Miss England 2013..."

Last October the Highfield Event Group crowned Miss Cambridgeshire as part of our White Tie and Diamonds Ball which raised over £10,000.00 for childrens charities.


On Sunday our winner, Miss Kirsty Bentley, competed in Miss England 2013 alongside 60 other girls.


Claire from Highfields went along to support Kirsty who did remarkebly well....




Wednesday, 12th June, 2013 - "Bidwells Estate Agents - the Cereals Show in Lincoln"

LIVE UPDATE!! We have installed a number of Corporate marquees at this years Cereals Show in Lincoln. Our new 'curved' roof pagoda's are up and looking good. Bidwells stand is busy with visitors chatting with the lovely team of experts on hand, whilst grabbing something to eat and drink from our catering division!!


Another day of show-time tomorrow and then time to de-rig Cereals 2013....




Saturday, 1st June, 2013 - "The Wedding in the Sky in Nutley near Basingstoke, Hampshire....."

Well what can I say...... this wedding reception has got to be one of the most breathtaking marquees that we have ever installed, and we have installed quite a few in our 30 years of trading!


Built on a scaffold base nearly 6.00m high in places, constructed entirely with our own staff and stock, this marquee stood proud. I dont think any of us realised initially quite how amazing the view would be once this marquee was finished, and I hope that you can appreciate from these photographs just how incredible the final product looked...


Our Foreman, Paul Olen, who has been with the Highfield Event Group from the begining, really did push every boundary to create this masterpiece of workmanship. Coupled with various top class suppliers, this wedding went without hitch. Kasimira have been a very good client for many years and we look forward to working with them again in the very near future.













Thursday, 30th May, 2013 - "Suffolk Show 2013 - supplier to the Suffolk Agricultural Association and many private corporate companies"

A major date in our 'Country Show' diary is the Suffolk Show held at Trinity Park. We install many of the marquees on the Showground working directly for the Suffolk Agricultural Association and many private individual corporate companies.


The build of the Suffolk Show commences annually at the beginning of May, with a crew being sited at the Showground for up to 4 weeks building the various show marquees.


Our Foreman David Olen now knows the Showground like the back of his hand being the site managing Foreman now for a number of years. Well done David on another successful Suffolk Show install in 2013...




Saturday, 25th May, 2013 - "Wedding Co-ordination and Marquee Design by The Highfield Event Group Ltd"

For several months Claire had been getting to know Faye and Christian in order that she could help them plan the wedding day of their dreams..... and on Saturday the day finally arrived, and what an amazing day it was. Faye looked like a princess and Christian was a true gent. Two lovely families and a truley beautiful day...













Saturday, 18th May, 2013 - "Wedding Reception Cambridge "

Blues and pretty patterns gave this marquee interior a real 'sense of home' in Cambridgeshire on Saturday 18th May 2013. Working together with Cambridge Dining Company, the day oused originality...






Friday, 17th May, 2013 - "British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists Congress Dinner and Party - Nottingham"

The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists had their Congress Dinner in Nottigham on Friday 17th May 2013, and we were pleased to be part of it.


A black and white themed party for delegates and exhibitors! all under the roof of our cavernous 20 meter wide Roder UK frame marquee with kedar fed contemporary flat linings....








Friday, 3rd May, 2013 - "Long term wedding marquee is up and ready to go for 2013"

Our hexagonal end looks stunning on this wedding marquee in Essex which is now up for the summer season...



Saturday, 27th April, 2013 - "Cambridge Corn Exchange - Ibiza Style Graduation and After Party for the Judge Business School"

The funky contemporary furniture we installed into the Cambridge Corn Exchange for the Judge Business School Graduation and After Party transformed the Concert Hall into a Ibiza style club area...




Saturday, 13th April, 2013 - "Enchanted Forest with Red Echo and Stormy Ltd - a massive theme hit!"

We are always on the look out for new wow factor themes for parties and Red Echo definately proved that an Enchanted Forest is one of the best!


The party at the weekend looked fantastic and we were all blown away with the results. Another strong team working together to produce a very dramatic result for this fantastic 21st Birthday Party #Highfieldevents #RedEcho #StormyLtd







Saturday, 13th April, 2013 - "Wedding Reception in the April sun on Saturday afternoon...."

Working with the renowned Newmarket caterer Nicky Swinburn, we were excited to be part of this beautiful country Wedding in Suffolk at the weekend. Overlooking the pond, it was a stunning location to host this intimate afternoon reception...





On 21st April 2013 we received this lovely thank you letter from our client Lady Caroline Ryder....


Dear Gail, from the moment I met you on that cold, snowy January day I knew that you would deliver and you did in spades. The marquee was a huge success. You have got lovely people that work for you and the joy of that happy, memorable day is in no small way due to the Highfield Event Group. Meg and Charlie were thrilled with it all and it was so exciting seeing it go up. You were calm and efficient. You just made it all so easy for me. Bless you and thank you. We are deeply grateful. Yours sincerely Caroline.


Friday, 12th April, 2013 - "The Wedding Party of all Wedding Parties!"

Our staff were in awe of the fantastic party we provided for on Friday. The guests were all having such a fantastic time. It really was a great celebration of marriage which was really wonderful to see..



Wednesday, 10th April, 2013 - "Accredited Best Practice Quality Assurance MUTA Certificate received for 2013/2014"

We have today received a copy of our Certificate to confirm that we have been accredited with Best Practice Quality Assurance by MUTA - the UK marquee association for temporary structures. Visit to confirm how we have been tested to bring complete piece of mind when booking us to provide for your event. 



Tuesday, 26th March, 2013 - "Summer crew training starts this morning! ..back to school they go!"

Our summer crew are very important to us. This morning we have 40 new members of the team who have come for an induction into what we do and a two-day training course to learn about the safety of marquee installation.



Tuesday, 26th March, 2013 - "Our White Tie and Diamonds Event winner works with Cancer Research UK"

Kirsty Bentley (right), the winner of Miss Cambridgeshire at our award winning White Tie and Diamonds Charity Ball in October 2012 has been working with Cancer Research UK in her work in the run-up to the final of Miss England in June 2013. Good luck Kirsty! We want our girl to win Miss England and tour the world later this year helping disadvantaged children. 



Saturday, 23rd March, 2013 - "White Collar Boxing Evening with Professional Boxer Pat McAleese"

We were delighted to support John Henry and his fantastic Charity the Niamh Henry Fairy Wish Fund by assisting with Professional Boxer Pat McAleese's White Collar Boxing Evening on Friday night.  


Deniros Nightclub transformed into a fantastic sporting venue and 500+ guests attended to support the 10 Newmarket Boxers.



Well done 'Del Boy' on your win - age 55, first ever fight, 10 weeks gruelling training, 2.5 stone lost and all for charity! An amazing acheivement! 


Saturday, 16th March, 2013 - "Birthday Party, Little Gransden looks charming on Saturday night"

The starlight night sky ceiling of the marquee, along with the champagne tudor linen cloths on the tables, gave this marquee a charming and exquisite interior finish.


March can sometimes be a little testing because of the unpredicatable weather, but Saturday nights party demonstrated that March should certainly not be overseen as a great month to have an outdoor event!!








Monday, 11th March, 2013 - "The Bull Pub, Burrough Green"

This week we have extended the front of the Bull Inn Pub at Burrough Green Pub to create a dance area! So many things you can do with a marquee to utilise space!!



Friday, 8th March, 2013 - "We win Small Event of the Year at the 10th National Outdoor Events Association Awards 2013 in Birmingham"

Our own Charity event, The White Tie and Diamonds Ball, hosted by The Highfield Event Group Ltd for the first time in October 2012, has been identified nationally as the NOEA Small Event of the Year.


The Awards held annually is a national event dedicated to enhancing professionalism in the outdoor events industry. 


And we could not be more thrilled! What an honour! We are overwhelmed to have been recognised nationally and look forward to hosting the event for many years to come and raising lots more money for worthwhile charities.


To be alongside other award receipients, such as Lord Sebastian Coe who was awarded the Presidents Award for his outstanding contribution to the events industry in the UK this year with his involvement in the 2013 Olympics and Para Olympics, is just incredible!


My award has taken pride of place on my desk...!



Tuesday, 5th March, 2013 - "BBC Radio Work Place Wednesday comes to Highfield!"

We were excited to welcome BBC Radio Cambridge presenter Jeremy Sallis to our offices this morning to take part in 'Work Place Wednesday' to be aired on Wednesday 13th March 2013. Great to introduce our team to Jeremy and for Claire and Garry to chat over some of their memories from over the years in the Events Industry!



Monday, 4th March, 2013 - "British Eventing and Point to Point weekend of events"

We provided Hospitality for the Sponsors and BE Officials at this weekends British Eventing fixture. Some of our Countries high profile riders such as Zara Phillips, Pippa Funnell and New Zealand's Sir Mark Todd, were present on the Sunday of the two-day event.




We also provided the marquee and bar for this weekends Point-to-Point horse racing at Horseheath. 



Saturday, 16th February, 2013 - "Party room attached to the house!"

Create a Dream Events style extension to the back of your house to house your very own party room! Here we have attached onto the rear patio doors of the house and built the marquee over the two-tier rear patio and upper garden. We have also built over the top of the swimming pool using our in-house scaffolding team. See below! Anything is possible.....






Wednesday, 23rd January, 2013 - "Tollys Flowers - one of our recommended suppliers "

Tollys Flowers of Newmarket create breathtaking floral arrangements for wedding receptions and parties. If you are looking for true professionals who come highly recommended contact or telephone 01638 668805.



Wednesday, 9th January, 2013 - "New Years Eve Party for Mr and Mrs Glasswell"

Mr and Mrs Glasswell had a wonderful New Years Eve Party this year which we were pleased to be a part of.


There is never anything to do on New Years Eve so we think someone should be brave and get married on New Years Eve in 2013!




Monday, 7th January, 2013 - "Looking for a Band? A Highfield Event Group recommendation..."


The Ultimate Party Band and they come highly recommended. 


Based in London, you can contact the bands manager Martyn Strange on:

Tel: 07747 844401




Tell Martyn that you have spoken to Claire at Highfield. Martyn is hugely helpful and would be delighted on advising you on the best play list for your event.


Claire x



Saturday, 29th December, 2012 - "Nania party marquee for 330 for Red Echo in Stansted Abbotts"

We love working for Red Echo and their latest Nania Party for 330 guests looked INCREDIBLE!! 






Monday, 24th December, 2012 - "Merry Christmas! from everyone at Highfield!"

We shall be 'clocking off' this afternoon for some family festivities....but we will be back in the office on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th December, so if anyone gets a fantastic surprise proposal on Christmas day and you have some spare time to think about wedding plans, why not give our team a call on 01638 743860. Christmas weddings are sooooo romantic....



Saturday, 15th December, 2012 - "Computerlinks Christmas Party at the Apex "

Large corporate company Computerlinks of Newmarket held their Christmas Party at the Apex Bury St Edmunds on Saturday. We supplied the event furniture and linen which looked stunning. We also supplied the flares to the entrance which gave an impressive entrance to the party....




Saturday, 8th December, 2012 - "Transform the garden into a nightclub..."

We transformed the garden of this beautiful house into a nightclub for 200 guests on Saturday night.



With raised seating areas on both sides of the marquee creating a sunken dancefloor, and a horseshoe shaped lit bar to one end of the marquee, the result was stunning in red and black.


It really did feel like a london nightclub and all of the guests enjoyed partying into the early hours like true superstars...




Friday, 30th November, 2012 - "A winter drinks Party in Walpole Gardens, Chiswick, London"

A drinks party on a cold winters evening with pretty white paper lanterns and fairy lights whilst eating warm chestnuts.....



Thursday, 29th November, 2012 - "Production of Fitzwilliam College Ball, Cambridge "

We were thrilled to be selected to event produce the Fitzwilliam College Winter Ball this year for 900 Cambridge University Students.


Nania was the theme and with the crisp winters evening, the scene was set perfectly. Britains Got Talent band 'Truly Medley Deeply were the main act in the audiorium, along with pther bands Denim and White Tie who were fantastic.


The Big Wheel and Swing Boats made sure that everyone kept warm outside, along with the chestnuts, pizza, doughnuts, BBQ and crepes, Shisha, Jazz, silent disco, a fantastic snow machine at the entrance and much, much




The auditorium before we started...


The auditorium nightclub when we had finished....



Dining Hall....



Arabian chill-out room in College...



Out into the cold....



Stage set-ups for performers and acts.....


College President Simon Johnston who we really enjoyed working with on the Ball


Wednesday, 28th November, 2012 - "William and Kate come to Cambridge and we could not be more proud to be involved!"

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have this morning visited central Cambridge and we could not be more thrilled or proud of our team here at the Highfield Event Group Ltd who have provided the reception in a marquee at the Senate House. 








Tuesday, 27th November, 2012 - "Princess Royal attends an event held at The Animal Health Trust"

The Animal Health Trust hosted a Royal event in a marquee provided by the Highfield Event Group Ltd on Tuesday 27th November 2012. We were delighted to have Princess Royal in our tent! 




Friday, 9th November, 2012 - "Mark comes back to Cambridge!"

Mark Wright came back to Cambridge to meet Claire on Friday 9th November 2012 to take part in a charity flight that we organised through Marshalls airport in Cambridge as part of our White Tie and Diamonds event on Saturday 20th October 2012. Mark was an absolute superstar and we have been very proud to work with him for our White Tie and Diamonds event this year.



Gemma Manchett with Mark Wright at Marshalls Airport in Cambridge



Miss Cambridgeshire Kirsty Bentley with Mark Wright at Marshalls Airport, Cambridge


Thursday, 8th November, 2012 - "Computerlinks Corporate Staff BBQ at the Polo Club"

A corporate BBQ is always a nice way to say thank you to staff. Computerlinks in Newmarket have 300 staff and always have a staff BBQ mid-year which we are always happy to be a part of...




Wednesday, 7th November, 2012 - "We have a very beautiful Miss Cambridgeshire"

We have an absolutely stunning Miss Cambridgeshire who is available to attend events in the East Anglia area to help with charity, PR and photos. Contact Claire via email if you have an event that you would like Miss Cambridgeshire to attend. 



Thursday, 1st November, 2012 - "101 Dalmatian Theme (joint 50th & 51st Birthday) - Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire"

Challenged with a joint 50th and 51st Birthday Party and 101 Dalmatian adult theme, Claire set herself a task to make this party have a fun feel! Guests were greeted with playful hosts on the gate...and were then made to hop-scotch their way to the entrance of the marquee using the black spots only!!! 


The dance marquee was set in black and white and a marquee covering the terrace to the rear of the house hosted the drinks reception and chill-out later in the evening...


Everyone arrived in themed outfits and the party was an amazing success...lots of perfect memories for our lovely clients...




The carpet still has the PVC covering on in this photo to protect until the guests arrived, but you can see it had a really eye-catching look in-keeping with the theme to the party!







Thursday, 1st November, 2012 - "CTN Carpets - we love Rob! Showmans Show, Newbury"

We were delighted to supply CTN Carpets and One-Up Exhibitions with a marquee at the Showmans Show, Newbury.


Arena Marketing made a specially manufactured interior for the marquee which looked great.


Another successful Showmans Show!



Wednesday, 24th October, 2012 - "Gemma Burtt and Peter Bailey Wedding Reception, Cowlinge - Newmarket"

Never have I seen a Bride put so much effort into the decoration of her wedding reception, and oh what an amazing finished article she created.... Being a girl that adores the country life, Gemma created an incredible masterpiece bringing together all of her most favourite things.... We salute you Gemma!











Saturday, 20th October, 2012 - "The White Tie and Diamonds Ball 2012"

What an amazing night!!!! The Highfield Event Group Ltd were delighted to host their very first White Tie and Diamonds Ball in association with Miss England on Saturday 20th October...and what an incredible night it was!!! Joined by celebrity guest Mark Wright, star of The Only Way is Essex (TOWIE) and ITV's Im a Celebrity..Get Me Out Of Here!! and Take Me Out, along with celebrity model Amy Willerton and Miss England and Britains Next Top Model contestant Charlotte Holmes, we have been overwhlemed with the many congratulations we have received. 


We are delighted to send our winner, Miss Kirsty Bentley, to the finals of Miss England in June 2013 and are already planning the next Ball to be held in 2013. Follow the event by joining our twitter page @WTDparties or on Facebook 'White Tie and Diamond Parties'....



Our Judges, Hairdresser Mr Richard Goss, Model Agent Rachel MGuiness, Velvet Editor Georgie Campbell, Model Amy Willerton and Celebrity Mark Wright



Our Foreman Chris Alleyne with Mark Wright


Our Foreman Paul Olen with Miss England Charlotte Holmes and Amy Willerton


Our Foreman Chris Alleyne with Miss England Charlotte Holmes


Friday, 19th October, 2012 - "Velvet Business Awards featuring X-Factor Band D.U.K.E"

We were delighted to work with Velvet Magazine to co-ordionate their business Awards at the Granary Estates Polo Club, Newmarket on Friday 19th October 2012. 300 business guests were greeted with a champagne reception, followed by an impressive awards ceremony and closely followed by an incredible set by X-Factor band DUKE!!






Saturday, 13th October, 2012 - "Wedding Reception, Herringswell - Suffolk"

Incredible backdrop to the wedding reception as we joined the marquee onto the house... A completely open gable end exposed the stunning wall of the house. The black starlight ceiling created a magical atmosphere...






Saturday, 6th October, 2012 - "Wedding Reception, Little Linton - Cambridgeshire"

Afternoon Tea in the Country was the theme for this pretty wedding reception held in Cambridgeshire.....







Saturday, 29th September, 2012 - "Wedding Reception, Rougham - Bury St Edmunds"

Traditional and sweet as candy....!!







Saturday, 29th September, 2012 - "our very own Event Manager Gail McDonnell, now Gail Parkins, gets married!!!!!!"

Garry and the team had a fantastic day at our Event Manager and long term family friend Gail McDonnell's wedding to Will Parkins on Saturday 29th September in Dullingham.


The marquee looked superb, with even Garry (Dad), who has THE MOST critical eye for attention to detail, admitted that it was a truely amazing job by Gail and our Foreman Mark Olen and his team or merry men!


What a day!!!





Our Dad, Chairman and Founder of The Highfield Event Group Ltd Garry Chapman enjoying the day with Gail....


Saturday, 15th September, 2012 - "Private Party, Red Echo, Cornish Hall End, Essex"

Stunning diamond theme party....



Saturday, 8th September, 2012 - "Wedding Reception, Steane - Northamptonshire"

The 'wow' factor with the pink heart behind the stage.....we want to keep it forever!!!!!





Saturday, 1st September, 2012 - "60th Birthday Party, Ardeley, Stevenage"

An extension to the house for a 60th Birthday Party. Snug as a bug!!!! Instant extra room in the house fit for a party!!!!!!!!



Friday, 31st August, 2012 - "Working at Chaucer Barn, Norfolk"

Chaucer Barn is such a lovely wedding venue and we can see why it was voted one of the top 50 wedding venues in the Independent on Saturday. A luxurious converted barn setting in which we positioned a traditional marquee trimmed with pretty violet accessories...




Wednesday, 29th August, 2012 - "Wedding Reception, Halstead, Colchester"

Another fantastic rustic wedding reception.... this week in Castle Hedingham, Halstead, Colchester. Rustic has been so popular for 2012....we wonder what theme will be in for marquee wedding receptions in 2013..?



Saturday, 18th August, 2012 - "A lovely thank you..."

One of our thank you notes from this year.....''Just a quick note to say how amazing the marquees were, we were blown away. They looked absolutely beautiful, and all our guests commented on how great they were. Also the guys who put them up were fantastic, especially Mark who totally looked after us. We will 100% be recommending you to all of our friends''.

Nick and Holly Rapaccioli. Thanks guys from all at the Highfield Event Group xx


Saturday, 18th August, 2012 - "Wedding Reception, Dedham in Essex"

Pretty, pretty, pretty.....!!!! Lights can change the feel and look of an interior to your wedding marquee at the flick of a switch!





Wednesday, 8th August, 2012 - "Mr and Mrs Shrubbs Wedding Reception"

We love this photo! xx a very happy couple... Wedding Reception Saturday 28th July 2012 in Cambridgeshire provided by The Highfield Event Group Ltd.




Saturday, 4th August, 2012 - "Working for Soho House Group Ltd"

We were very proud to work for Soho House Group Ltd, a Private Members Club for those in Film, Media and Creative Industries this weekend.... dont you just want to jump into that pool!



Saturday, 28th July, 2012 - "Picturesque Wedding Reception"

We were pleased to manage and arrange the wedding of Neil and Caroline on Saturday 28th July 2012 at the picturesque Kingswater Lake.


A traditional english wedding from start to finish with everyone still on the dancefloor until the very end.


A fantastic wedding, and a fantastic day for everyone concerned.






Saturday, 21st July, 2012 - "Joint 21st and 50th Birthday in Hertfordshire"

This party looked fantastic. Our in-house scaffold team produced a terrace area, covered by chinese top hats, for guests to chill-out later in the evening. 


Overlooking the lake, the exterior architectural lighting picked out the features in the garden beautifully.


Guests were invited to a champagne reception, three course meal and dancing by the family and everyone had an amazing time.


The evening was entertained by the fabulous DJ's Ed and Rob of Red Echo.






Monday, 16th July, 2012 - "Working at the beautiful wedding venue Rectory Farm, Cambridge..."

We transformed the beautiful english marquee into a venue set for a fantastic evening party - funky, contemporary, stylish and one hell of a party!




Friday, 13th July, 2012 - "Help for East Anglia Childrens Hospice fundraising as the bad weather destroys their own marquee"

The heavy rainfall last night destroyed the pop-up marquee that was going to be used for the Ladies evening of fundraising for the East Anglia Children's Hospice - so we donated one of ours so that the event could go on. A great cause and we were more than happy to help.








Thursday, 5th July, 2012 - "Motor Racing Contract"

Our marquees can be used for various different requirements and have been installed this week at one of the UK's biggest oval race tracks...




Thursday, 5th July, 2012 - "Cutest marquee snuggled in a beautiful garden!"

Our marquees are not all huge! this is the cutest little marquee that we put up in a pretty garden this afternoon... ideal for a summers evening party.



Tuesday, 3rd July, 2012 - "What a lovely twist....."

It just shows that not every wedding reception needs to look the same. Dare to be different and your wedding reception will be one that really stands out as being special. Our client created a very special space here with an interesting display of balloons between the king poles....






Tuesday, 3rd July, 2012 - "Pink, pink and pink for this fab party!"

Go for a statement carpet colour and it can transform the interior of your venue.... bright pink looked amazing in this party marquee from the weekend where we provided the marquee and event management...








Monday, 2nd July, 2012 - "Corporate party for specialist veterinary practice in Cambridgeshire"

Marquees are just as popular for corporate events as weddings and parties. Whether it be for training, awards dinners or christmas parties, a marquee is definately a consideration to make if you have the available space. Our client hosted a great party in a marquee on their grounds this weekend..



Tuesday, 26th June, 2012 - "Royal Norfolk Show"

We are at the Royal Norfolk Show today! and its sunny!!!!!!!!!!!! woooo!!!!!!! The marquee is slowly taking shape for the Co-Operative Group Limited....




Monday, 25th June, 2012 - "The sky tells the story of 2012 Cambridge May Ball week!"

It always seem to rain at some point during May Ball week in Cambridge, however, it didnt stop the fun at the five Balls we were involved with this year..







Monday, 25th June, 2012 - "Louise Beamish creates a beautiful brightly coloured reception...."

Lime greens, pinks, oranges and purples....




Saturday, 23rd June, 2012 - "Marquees are popular for corporate requirements as well as personal events this year..."

Maybe your a business owner and want to say thank you to your staff...a marquee and BBQ is a perfect way to do that, as did Boniface Engineering Ltd last week..



Thursday, 21st June, 2012 - "a day in the life of Highfield...." our teams are at Sidney Sussex May Ball, Trinity Hall May Ball, a Wedding in Banbury, Oxfordshire, a Wedding in Felixstowe, a Wedding in Depden and a Corporate marquee in Ely...could really do without the rain!


Monday, 18th June, 2012 - "Jesus College May Ball, Cambridge - tonight! Rizzle Kicks to headline!"

4.30pm and our team are just putting the finishing touches to the Jesus College May Ball 2012 which goes live tonight with hip-hop band Rizzle Kicks headlining!


Sunday, 17th June, 2012 - "Recent bad weather brings testing times for the marquee hire and event industry....Suffolk Show thank our staff"


''As has been well documented in the media, our rationale for abandoning the Show was based on information from RAF Wattisham's Met Office, which accurately forecast worsening weather conditions, which made the site unsafe for those who were present and who would have attended later in the day''.


''We would like to thank you, and are very appreciative, for the professional manner in which you helped us to deal with this unprecedented situation''.


Christopher Bushy

Executive Director

The Suffolk Show 2012


Friday, 15th June, 2012 - "Rain, rain and more rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

The rain and wind have tested us to the max in the last week. 


We have had marquees up all over the country at various shows namely the Suffolk Show, the Cereals Show in Lincolnshire and weddings all over.


We hope that we may get the opportunity to put a marquee up in the sun sometime soon!



Corporate hospitality and marquee..



Miserable day but lovely wedding marquee in Northampton..



Cloudy day in East Berghott...


Sunday, 10th June, 2012 - "A small patio on the back of the house...honestly it is no problem for our team"

We can work around most obsticles and are not frightened of a challenge, so if you have a slightly awkward location for your event, dont hesitate to let us know and we will see what we can do for you.



Thursday, 7th June, 2012 - "Vintage Weddings and Tea Parties by The Highfield Event Group Ltd...we love them!"

so pretty .... and so simple to create....





Saturday, 2nd June, 2012 - "The amazing Walkern Hall on this fantastic Jubilee weekend"

A wedding on the Jubilee weekend......and with the rain that we exprienced on Sunday you certainly wouldnt have wanted to be without a marquee!



Saturday, 2nd June, 2012 - "Vintage is definately the way forward!"

Vintage weddings are uber stylish and definately remaining popular for 2012. Here are some photos from the weekend wedding 2nd and 3rd June 2012.




We are loving the vintage theme so much that we are showcasing our 'vintage wedding' stand at the Suffolk Show this Thursday and Friday (7th and 8th June 2012).


Come along and have a look at our ideas...... stand number 587. Tiffani will be there!



Saturday, 26th May, 2012 - "What a lovely festival style wedding reception in the sun..."

Stutton Hall was the venue for our festival style wedding reception at the weekend. Basking in the beautiful sunshine, the marquee looked very proud!







Friday, 25th May, 2012 - "Our traditional style wedding marquees are going off the shelves like hot cakes!"

Our traditional canvas marquees are so popular and with the beautiful summers days we have had this week, they are really refreshing to be inside.


This weekend we have lots of traditional marquees up over the country. Here is a 60' (18 meters) x 40' (12 meters) canvas marquee that we have up this weekend in Rutland....



Tuesday, 22nd May, 2012 - "Business magazine IQ - an insight into our family business"

For an insight into how our family business has evolved, take a look at business magazine IQ. Your quarterly quota of expert insight and fresh thinking. Visit to register for your copy..



Saturday, 19th May, 2012 - "A wedding reception overlooking a lake....what an amazing location!"

We were delighted to be involved with a wedding this weekend where we not only provided the marquee, but also the complete Event Management.


A great location overlooking a beautiful lake in Manea, really made this reception something that every guest will remember for a long time. 


Every detail oused the style of the bride and groom. A lovely couple and an absolute delight to work for. 











Friday, 18th May, 2012 - "Out and about today to see some Cambridge University Clients with events this weekend...."

We are proud that our teams are experienced at working at some of the most historic and prestigious locations in Cambridge, working regularly at University Colleges and grounds.


We have this week installed two marquees in such locations. Having worked in the area for over 25 years we are very experienced in the restrictions that the centre of Cambridge can bring.




Friday, 18th May, 2012 - "Wedding of Rav Azad and Manpreet Chahal"

The pastel lanterns co-ordinated with the table favours at this wedding for 350 guests in Essex at the weekend. 


After a couple of weeks of planning, we were pleased to see this wedding happen this weekend and wish Rav and Manpreet all the very best..






Tuesday, 15th May, 2012 - "Pretty Roof Only Ceremony Canopy"

Our new neat scolloped gable aluminium covers - we think it finishes the marquee off really nicely....



Sunday, 6th May, 2012 - "Lanwades Hall Launch Party - The Animal Health Trust. Come and view our work...."


Saturday, 21st April, 2012 - "Professor Sidney Ricketts retires as Senior Partner of Rossdales"

Emily Heslop and our team at Simpers were part of Professor Sidney Ricketts retirement event hosted at the Equine Hospital, Exning, Newmarket at the weekend. Professor Ricketts retires as Senior Partner of the very well known equine veterinary practice Rossdales.



Friday, 20th April, 2012 - "Fashion Fusion, The Apex"

We were delighted to be part of Fashion Fusion at the Apex on Friday evening - thank you to Cubiqdesign and Velvet magazine who put us forward. We successfully found three models for Miss Cambridgeshire! Great event and great fundraising for St Nicholas Hospice.



Friday, 20th April, 2012 - "Highfield Event Group sponsor Boxer Pat McAleese's Night!"

We were excited to be part of Pat's White Collar Boxing Evening which was an outstanding success! 


Wednesday, 18th April, 2012 - "Attaching marquees to buildings...keeps it all nice and snug!"

Our team have attached a marquee to the new library at a Cambridge University today. The weather is not at its best and it helps to keep the draughts to a minimum....



Saturday, 14th April, 2012 - "Bat Mitzvah ~ Louise Beamish"

A very elegant Bat Mitzvah. Our team have done a great job and we are proud to see it all finished and ready this afternoon.....





Monday, 2nd April, 2012 - "Miss England"

We are proud to be working in conjunction with Miss England. For further information on the Miss England Ball to be held on Saturday 20th October 2012 in Newmarket visit The search has started for Miss Cambridgeshire. Enter now via the above website.



Saturday, 17th March, 2012 - "The Garden Barns"

We used our LED pealight canopy in this wedding marquee at the Garden Barns. Beautiful venue and beautiful photographer When it gets dark = M.A.G.I.C.A.L....totally princess like!



Tuesday, 13th March, 2012 - "Super Sweet Sixteen"

A marquee to host a 16th drinks party this weekend...the chill-out area in the marquee



Monday, 12th March, 2012 - "Working for The Bedford Lodge Hotel"

We worked with The Bedford Lodge Hotel, Anne Furbank and Bury Bridal Rooms yesterday as part of the newly introduced Bridal Fashion Show.



Saturday, 18th February, 2012 - "Working with Louise Beamish"

Add injections of colour and you can turn a barn into the perfect party venue!



Thursday, 16th February, 2012 - "Paper lanterns are as popular as ever...."

Create the 'wow' factor with simple coloured paper lanterns like our bride has here....



Wednesday, 8th February, 2012 - "We are featured in the February Wedding edition of Velvet magazine..."

Packed full of lots of helpful articles if you are planning a wedding.....



Monday, 6th February, 2012 - "Saturday 4th February 2012 Wedding Reception"

We were proud to be part of a very exciting wedding reception and wedding brunch held this Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2012.


Charged with the challenge to create a magical wedding reception for 170 guests at our clients beautiful family home, it was quite emotional to see it all pull together after weeks of planning.


With a strong military influence to the day, the colour scheme for the interior was navy blue and cream, which looked absolutely stunning. The starlit dancing area was hidden behind a secret reveal to the back of the marquee ready for the evening's entertainment.


We embraced as much of the garden features that we could and included the lawn areas, trees, steps and the different levels to the garden at the rear of the house. Looking down from the back doors of the house, which the guests arrived through, was really quite breathtaking.


The floral displays were supplied by Tolly's flowers in Newmarket and the catering by Wendy Millbank. A great team of professionals with total dedication to making this event one to remember.


Even the 4inches of snow on the evening of the wedding and for the wedding brunch on Sunday morning didnt stop the event going with a bang. 


The big log fires in the house, the candle lit tables and snuggly warm marquee definately re-confirms that February is the perfect month to get married. 






The starlit dancing area was hidden behind the back ivory lined wall of the marquee in the above photo and was revealed by an instant drop curtain as the toastmaster announced the evenings entertainment.







                            The snow just made it even more perfect!


Sunday, 22nd January, 2012 - "We are now fully booked for the Cambridge University May Ball week! "

This year we are pleased to be working with Jesus College, Sidney Sussex College, Trinity Hall College, Robinson College and Gonville and Caius College May Ball Committees. We annually work with a maximum of five May Balls during the May Ball week in the city of Cambridge.



Friday, 20th January, 2012 - "Career Opportunities "

2012 looks like being another busy year for us at Highfield and we are looking to employ full time temporary marquee crew and drivers at all levels.


If you enjoy working outside, are fit, punctual and keen to work long and flexible hours throughout the summer months, why not give us a call or email for further details. Please contact Chris Chapman, our Operations Director on 01638 743860 or email  



Saturday, 14th January, 2012 - "30th Birthday Party at Parsonage Farm Barn"

The Granary Barn is a great new venue available in Woodditton, Suffolk. A beautiful barn which acts amazingly as a blank canvas to really put your own feel on your event.


We worked at the Barn this weekend for a 30th Birthday Party.


For further details on the barn call Hannah on 07867515914.





Sunday, 8th January, 2012 - "Stephen Hawkings 70th Birthday Party "

Emily Heslop and our team at Simpers Marquees and Events are to be involved with Stephen Hawking's 70th birthday celebrations on Sunday 8th January 2012.


The Symposium is to be held at Lady Mitchell Hall in Cambridge with a drinks reception and media stands in the marquee.





Tuesday, 20th December, 2011 - "What a lovely photo of our marquee in Banbury!"


Saturday, 17th December, 2011 - "Wedding Reception, Leicestershire"

Christmas time is becoming a very popular time to get married. At such a lovely time of the year, a wedding reception in the weeks running up to christmas is very romantic. Emily and our team were very pleased to be involved in the wedding reception held at Oakham, Leicestershire this Saturday 17th December 2011.





Saturday, 17th December, 2011 - "Birthday Party"

Christmas is also a lovely time to have a family party or celebration. Our Event Manager Gail, Foreman Mark and their team were proud to be involved in this 40th Birthday party held this weekend in Great Chesterford, Cambridgeshire. The marquee was built on a scaffold floor, installed by our in-house team. The interior was black starlight with bright red and looked really stunning.....










and the scafford floor....



Friday, 16th December, 2011 - "Olympics 2012"


Monday, 12th December, 2011 - "Woodbridge Wedding Saturday 10th December 2011"

We were extremely proud to be part of the marriage of Georgina Hewlett and The Honourable Benjamin Fitzherbert at the weekend. Georgina and her family wanted a festive candle-lit feel to the marquee in which 175 friends and family were invited for supper after the marriage at the Church in nearby Melton.



Photographer Nick Clark. Tel: 0208 9684047


Friday, 2nd December, 2011 - "Work begun yesterday for a Wedding Reception in Woodbridge on Saturday 10th December"

We will go to whatever lengths are required. Our client wanted the toilets down the slope to the garden and inside the marquee. We have installed a ramp and will ensure that it will happen! Early stages of the build have commenced which will continue now for five days in preperation for the Wedding Reception to be held on Saturday 10th December. More photos to follow soon!



Friday, 25th November, 2011 - "Olde Bull Inn Christmas Party Season"

Our team have been and created the christmas party room at the Olde Bull Inn ready for the Christmas party season!




Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011 - "Varsity Rugby Match sponsored by Jack Wills "

Simpers Marquees and Events were very proud to be involved in the Varsity match held today sponsored by the very popular clothing brand Jack Wills.



Monday, 21st November, 2011 - "Working in connection with Forest Heath Town Council"

Newmarket Retailers' Association carnival day



Monday, 14th November, 2011 - "Hansa Marquee Hire win new contract at impressive Essex wedding venue!"

We are delighted to be involved in a new contract at a stunning tudor manor house wedding venue in Essex in 2012. 



Wednesday, 9th November, 2011 - "The Highfield Event Group are a team in and out of work"

Some of the team attended a meal to celebrate our Foreman David Olens 30th Birthday on Wednesday evening. David's birthday treat was to attempt the 72oz rump steak challenge!!. Never to have been done before, David completed the meal of 72oz rump steak, onions, mushrooms and chips within the hour at The Green Man, Six Mile Bottom. A sign of his true dedication, not only to work...but also eating!! Well done David!! Pictured here seconds after the hour was up.......



Saturday, 5th November, 2011 - "Wedding Reception Culford"

Our traditional canvas marquees are still hugely popular as they are brilliant at setting the scene for a traditional english style wedding....




Thursday, 3rd November, 2011 - "Out of season discounts available from November to April !!"

Winter Weddings

Getting married? Deciding on a date? Why not choose to have your wedding in the magical month of December, or the ever increasing popular month of April when the weather is glorious. Get some great discounts on bookings in November, December, January, February, March and April. Call us now for more details on 01638 743860.



Saturday, 29th October, 2011 - "Wedding Party"

Knebworth was the location of this fantastic black and white themed wedding celebration party. With acts performing such as Stavros Flatley, the guests enjoyed a fantastic evening of cabaret entertainment.... 




Saturday, 22nd October, 2011 - "A Suffolk Wedding "

Our Event Manager Tiffani Barrett and Foreman David Olen, did a fantastic job at transforming this agricultural barn....



into a venue fit for a princess....



Saturday, 15th October, 2011 - "Chancellor of the University of Cambridge"

Simpers Marquees and Events and Emily our event manager were delighted to be part of the Chancellorship elections. 



Wednesday, 12th October, 2011 - "New wedding venue, Suffolk"

New wedding venue for Spring 2012

The Highfield Event Group are delighted to be a recommended supplier of marquees for weddings and events to be held at a new prestigious wedding venue to be launched for Spring 2012.





Monday, 3rd October, 2011 - "Tattersalls, Newmarket"

Emily at Simpers Marquees and Events has arranged two stables to be transformed in order that they can be used for corporate hospitality at the Tattersalls Horse Sales in Newmarket this week.


Before:                                         After:




Friday, 30th September, 2011 - "Corporate Fun Day"

Claire and Tiffani event managed a Corporate Team Building and Fun Day hosted by drug discovery company Cellzome at Granchester meadows.


110 employees from the Head Office in England and the German office were invited to attend the day. Guests punted from Cambridge city centre along to the meadows at Granchester. They were greeted by the Jazz Band who played throughout the afternoon. Guests were then treated to a BBQ and drinks from the bar, afterwhich games such as table football, volleyball, rounders etc were organised.


It was such glorious weather, everyone had a fantastic time out in the sun.



The marquee install commence at 7.30am to be set

and ready for guests to arrive at 11.30am.




Saturday, 24th September, 2011 - "Food Festival"

Hansa Marquee Hire were delighted to be part of the Food Festival held in Suffolk over the weekend. Many large companies were involved including Marks and Spencers pictured below.





Thursday, 22nd September, 2011 - "Wedding Reception"

Small and intimate wedding reception....



Saturday, 17th September, 2011 - "Wedding Reception"

The Turner Family, Fordham

We were delighted to be involved in the wedding of Lucy and Matt at the weekend. A few heavy down pours during the day didnt effect porceedings whatsoever, and the pretty pink theme of the day looked absolutely beautiful..


Saturday, 17th September, 2011 - "Wedding Reception Luton Hoo Estate"

Wedding drinks reception in the garden of The Gables at the Luton Hoo Estate....




Saturday, 10th September, 2011 - "The Leys School, Cambridge"

Parents party at the school...



Saturday, 3rd September, 2011 - "Velvet Magazine Editorial"

Velvet Magazine editorial

The Highfield Event Group Ltd were delighted to be included in the September Wedding edition of the Velvet magazine. The on-line magazine can be viewed at



Wednesday, 31st August, 2011 - "Levington Kasimira"

Wedding Welcome Dinner 

Dinner was served in a frame clearspan marquee joined to the house, fitted with clear roofs and gables to make the most of the beautiful surroundings.



Monday, 29th August, 2011 - "Conference Marquee"

Long Term Hire

Installed for a three month period to host various corporate exhibitions and conferences.





Saturday, 27th August, 2011 - "African Party Louise Beamish"

21st Birthday Party celebrations

A traditional canvas marquee was the home of this african themed 21st Birthday party...




Saturday, 27th August, 2011 - "Levington Kasimira"

A traditional Country Setting for the Wedding Reception

Our traditional canvas wedding marquee, unlined, with coconut matting and wooden folding chairs.



Saturday, 20th August, 2011 - "Vicars and Tarts 21st Birthday Party "

Event Management by The Highfield Event Group Ltd

Claire was delighted to be booked to party plan this absolutely brilliant 'Vicars and Tarts' themed 21st Birthday Party. Claire, the three birthday boys and their their mums set to the challenge at the beginning of the year to the organise a birthday party that would be one to remember for the 230 inviited guests....


...and what a night it was....with half of the marquee in the theme of a church, and a reveal into a 'seedy' nightclub area at the other end of the marquee.....the party was certainly one to remember..






Saturday, 20th August, 2011 - "Wedding Reception "

Wedding Reception Event Managed by The Highfield Event Group Ltd

Gail McDonnell Event Managed this wedding reception for 150 guests. Guests were treated to a delicious roast beef main course and yummy dessert, followed by dancing under the black starlight ceiling in the marquee.


The evening photo is quite breathtaking with the beautiful skies in the background.....



Friday, 19th August, 2011 - "Velvet Magazine Awards "

Glitzy Awards Night

Claire was very pleased to be part of the Velvet Magazine Awards night. We decorated the Barn to compliment the modern and funky feel of the magazine using purple, pink and white as the corporate colours. 


The Highfield Event Group Ltd sponsored the 'Best for Weddings' Award presented to The Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket. Congratulations to Velvet for putting on such an exiciting event, and to the Bedford Lodge, and all of the other regions winners in the various other award categories.


Above some of the Highfield team: Blacky/Foreman (Chris Alleyne), Chris Chapman/Operations Director, Claire Chapman/Managing Director, Cheryl Simmons/Office administration, Mark Olen/Senior Foreman.




Monday, 15th August, 2011 - "Eddie Stobart visits Highfield!"

Claire was rather excited when an Eddie Stobart lorry arrived to deliver our marquee equipment! They are much better in real life than on the television!




Saturday, 13th August, 2011 - "Wedding Reception in Banbury, Warwickshire"

What a view!

Paul headed the team for the build of this marquee on a level scaffold floor to seat 180 guests. The scaffold floor and marquee was installed entirely by our Highfield crew using all of our own equipment. Paul was quite proud of himself - and so he should be....the marquee looked incredible!







Saturday, 23rd July, 2011 - "A traditional style wedding reception"

Wedding Reception in Lincolnshire


Homemade bunting added a personal touch to this pretty country wedding marquee





Saturday, 16th July, 2011 - "Birthday Party, 21st, Wimblington, Black Tulip"

A celebrity feel for this 21st Birthday Party. The mirror tops to the dining tables looked amazing!






Drinks reception marquee.


Friday, 15th July, 2011 - "Congratulations to our Foreman!"

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Temporary Structures for Events

A big well done to oue five Foreman who took and passed their qualification with flying colours. They have worked hard over the summer with their course work and on site exams and have today received confirmation that they were all successful. Well done! Acknowledgement can be seen on the official MUTA website.




Saturday, 9th July, 2011 - "Dream Party Tunbridge Wells"

Standard stock lining in white flat 4oz cotten gave a very contemporary and modern feel to this Wedding.




Saturday, 9th July, 2011 - "Traditional Wedding Farnborough, Surrey"

Wedding Reception

A traditional canvas pole marquee with contemporary clear windows overlooking the picturesque views.



Saturday, 9th July, 2011 - "Orchid Morrocan themed Party"

A splash of bright colour can bring a blank white canvas to life in quite an amazing way....




Saturday, 9th July, 2011 - "Kasimira Wedding, Suffolk"

Wedding Reception

Deep in the depths of the Suffolk countryside, we created a breathtaking venue for a very lavish wedding reception. Our Foreman on site was very excited to have his photo taken with a very special guest!






Saturday, 9th July, 2011 - "18th Birthday Party and 25th Wedding Anniversary "

What an amazing interior.......a magical setting for a magical party....... event managed by The Highfield Event Group Ltd


Our brand new 'blackout' navy blue lining for the

2011 summer season



Monday, 4th July, 2011 - "Corporate Evening Hospitality"

What a stunning setting!!..

A Corporate Drinks Reception and Hospitality for 500 guests.




Saturday, 2nd July, 2011 - "Glamorous Summers evening Drinks Party! xx"

Birthday Drinks Party

A stylish and sophisticated party for 250 guests to sip champagne and eat delicious canapes on a beautiful summers evening...





Saturday, 25th June, 2011 - "A midsummer nights dream.......... by Party Parafunaila"

21st Birthday Party

A breathtaking party interior in the theme of a midsummer nights dream....





Monday, 20th June, 2011 - "Cambridge May Ball week gets kicked started!"

Cambridge May Balls 2011

May Ball week in Cambridge is fully underway and we are this year working in three of the big College Balls! Our teams are hugely experienced in the tight time schedules, and although a hugely busy week for us...keep smiling!



Thursday, 16th June, 2011 - "Cereals Show 2011, Lincolnshire"

Agricultural hospitality at the Cereals Show in Lincolnshire.






Saturday, 11th June, 2011 - "Wedding in Bath with a bespoke takc-off interior lining"

Wedding Reception in Bath

An extremely elegant and luxourious interior for a Wedding Reception held in the grounds of a Manor House in Bath, complemented by a bespoke tack-off interior lining in flat ivory.






Saturday, 11th June, 2011 - "Working with the Sports Industry"

Sports event hospitality and event coverage 

Alton Waters, Suffolk






Saturday, 4th June, 2011 - "A Country Wedding Reception"

A traditional and elegant wedding reception

A strong team headed up the Wedding Reception of Polly Wylie and Charlie Fenwick on Saturday 4th June 2011.


Claire Chapman event managed the event, and Gail McDonnell managed the catering, waitress and bar team.


Polly wanted a very engliash garden feel to her wedding, with bunting in the trees and pretty summer flowers on the tables.







Thursday, 2nd June, 2011 - "Our Show Stand"

Show Stand 2011

Our Show stand for 2011 has been catching alot of eyes because of the beautiful floral arrangement kindly donated by Tollys Flowers of Newmarket. Real cream roses in a tall cocktail vase really sets off a table centre, complimented by our new crystal chandaliers available to hire in 2011.




Wednesday, 1st June, 2011 - "Suffolk Show 2011"

Our Suffolk Show Hospitality Marquee

Come and join us for a drink and something to eat at our stand at the Suffolk Show at Trinity Park this week on Wednesday and Thursday 1st and 2nd June.


Stand number 628 on Eleventh Avenue.


Saturday, 28th May, 2011 - "Birthday Party"

St Albans - 18th Birthday Party

We created a nightclub for Tom to host his 18th Birthday Party. 150 guests have been invited to attend. The marquee contains a fully circular bar with colour changing abilities, lasers, podium stages, a chill-out sofa area and funky contemporary toilets  with an outdoor smoking area canopy.



Saturday, 28th May, 2011 - "Wedding Reception next to the village Church"

Wedding Reception in Newmarket, Suffolk

A pretty suffolk village hosts a classic and beautiful wedding reception in the most perfect location directly next to the village Church.





Saturday, 28th May, 2011 - "Traditional Fen Wedding!"

Wedding Reception

A traditional style wedding marquee is the venue for a wedding this weekend on the edge of the Fen!



Friday, 27th May, 2011 - "Our Foreman out on site making those final touches!"

Mark Olen our Senior Foreman was on hand last night to make those final touches to the wedding marquees for this weekend. Our 24 hour helpline means that when the weather changes at the last minute we can arrange delivery and installation of a heater, arrange delivery of an extra table, or maybe even just some help with a query. Our Foreman and Event Managers are here to help.



Wednesday, 4th May, 2011 - "Tiffani Barrett joins the team "

New Event Manager in training!

Tiffani Barrett has today joined the team here at The Highfield Event Group Ltd. We are very pleased to have her on board and she will be featured on our 'who we are' page very soon!



Tuesday, 3rd May, 2011 - "Amanda Holden and Natasha Bedingfield"

Temporary Television Studio

Paul Olen was our representative on site last week during the Event at the Tower of London. Paul was proud to be part of the event and to meet both Amanda Holden and Natasha Bedingfield who broadcasted live from the temporary television studio which Highfield Tiffany marquees created with Dream.



Monday, 2nd May, 2011 - "Hansa Marquee Hire are looking forward to the Suffolk Show 2011"

The Suffolk Show 1st and 2nd June 2011 at Trinity Park, Ipswich

Hansa Marquee Hire is looking forward to a fully booked attendance at the Suffolk Show this year. Helen Pickard, our Event Manager at Hansa Marquee hire, has been working closely with the Event team at Trinity Park, Ipswich, to co-ordinate arrangements for this years Show.


We have a marquee available to view at the Show, so come and visit us and have a chat to our Event Managers.


Wednesday, 27th April, 2011 - "Her Majesty The Queen"

Her Majesty The Queen's visit to Cambridge


1,000 guests were invited to the Garden Party for Afternoon Tea. Highfield Tiffany Marquees were very proud to be part of the big day and to see our marquees standing in the beautiful gardens whilst Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip met with the 1,000 guests in attendance.




Wednesday, 27th April, 2011 - "Example marquee installed at our headquarters for European client to view"

Bedford Lodge Hotel's client to view their marquee before Party in July

Emily Heslop, our Event Manager here at Simpers Marquees and Events, has today arranged for a marquee to be installed at our Headquarters in Burwell to show a client who flew in specially!


Should you have any queries about how your marquee will look in run up to your event, let our Event Managers know.



Friday, 22nd April, 2011 - "Simpers Marquees and Events to work with Bidwells in 2011"

Bidwells Property and Land Agents

Emily Heslop, our Event Manager at Simpers Marquees and Events, will be working closely with Bidwells throughout 2011 catering for all of their Land Agency Events and Hospitality.


Wednesday, 20th April, 2011 - "Royal Wedding"

Highfield Tiffany Marquees work at The Tower of London

Our team are today installing a bespoke made clear marquee at the Tower of London in connection with the run up to the Royal Wedding.



Saturday, 5th March, 2011 - "Birthday Party"

Funky, contemporary and cool....bespoke made ice bar, silver obelisk....hedges, triumph motorbike painted by Paul lighting.....great party with a real difference.


funky cool


Wednesday, 23rd February, 2011 - "New Event Manager "

Gail McDonnell


Having worked in the industry for ten years, and in the top-end division of the events and marquee hire industry for the last five years, Gail has come to The Highfield Event Group Ltd to Event Manage for our Business Highfield Tiffany Marquees.


Gail brings with her a wealth of experience and contacts in the marquee events industry and is a very exciting new member of our team for 2011.


Tuesday, 1st February, 2011 - "NVQ Level 3 Temporary Structures Training"

Site Staff Training 

Our site Foremen are currently completing the NVQ Level 3 Temporary Structures Training Course, covering all aspects of installation and dismantle of marquee structures and health and safety on site.




Monday, 30th November, -0001 - "Cambridge Conference"

Jesus College conference held in the college's grounds this August