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Your ONLY award winning local marquee hire company with a money back guarantee!


Let us take all the hassle out of organising your event and let us do all the work for you! We can arrange for you:


Don’t just take our word for it – companies such as BBC, Tesco, Redbull, Honda, Firetrap, Access Self Storage and Warburtons have trusted us to create great events for them too!

We’re the UK most frequently used marquee hire company for good reason you know!  Come and join our long list of happy customers and let us come and see you.  Nearly all successful events start with a site visit. If you want to get an idea how you can wow your friends, family or colleagues with your event then click here and let’s design your perfect party!

Book a site visit and we’ll pop round to measure up and see exactly how we can make your party go with a swing!

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We’ve won the Hertfordshire Business Awards where the judges’ quoted
“Abacus has its customer service as the heart of the business. It is their core value”

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In our clients words

  • Alan and Bridget Culverhouse

    Alan and Bridget Culverhouse

    6m x 6m Marquee, Letchworth

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

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

  • Barbara Lacey

    Barbara Lacey

    6m x 4m Marquee, Harlow

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

  • Anika Parmar

    Anika Parmar

    3m x 8m Marquee, Watford

    “Hi Mark

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

    Kind Regards, Anika”

  • Caroline Rooney

    Caroline Rooney

    9m x 12m Marquee, North London

    “Hi Mark, 

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

    Best wishes”

  • Ana Fernandes

    Ana Fernandes

    6m x 4m Marquee, Hatfield

    Hi Mark

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

  • Cel and Colin Goddard

    Cel and Colin Goddard

    3m x 4m Marquee, Baldock

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

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

  • Dave and Shirley Smith

    Dave and Shirley Smith

    4m x 8m Marquee, Cheshunt

    “Hi Mark

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

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

  • Dave Revell

    Dave Revell

    6m x 14m Marquee, Potters Bar

    “Hello Mark,

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

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

  • David Utting

    David Utting

    6m x 14m Marquee, St Albans

    “Hi Mark,

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

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

  • Dennis & Christine Driscoll

    Dennis & Christine Driscoll

    4m x 4m Marquee, Potters Bar

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

  • Georgia Green

    Georgia Green

    3m x 6m Marquee, Baldock

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

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

  • Glynn Barber

    Glynn Barber

    3m x 6m Marquee, Hitchin

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

  • Georgina


    4m x 8m Marquee, Potters Bar

    “Hi Mark

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

  • Helen Mudd

    Helen Mudd

    4m x 8m Marquee, St Albans

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

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

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

  • Jane Millet

    Jane Millet

    6m x 8m Marquee, Stotfold

    “Hi Mark,

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

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

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

  • John & Michelle Mawhinney

    John & Michelle Mawhinney

    9m x 9m Marquee, Hitchin

    “Hi Mark

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

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

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

  • John Virgo

    John Virgo

    3m x 6m Marquee, Cheshunt

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

  • Lynn Hedgeland

    Lynn Hedgeland

    4m x 8m Marquee, Harpenden

    “Hi Mark,

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

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

  • Michael Allen

    Michael Allen

    12m x 12m Marquee, Little Chalfont

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

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

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

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

  • Michelle


    “Dear Mark

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

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

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

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

  • Miranda Lyell

    Miranda Lyell

    6m x 6m Marquee, St Albans

    “Hi Mark,

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

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

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

  • Nadine Spagnol

    Nadine Spagnol

    6m x 10m Marquee, Hertford

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

  • Nilam Patel

    Nilam Patel

    6m x 6m Marquee, Wymondley

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

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

  • Priti


    6m x 12m Marquee, North London

    “Dear mark

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

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

  • Seher Nagar

    Seher Nagar

    3m x 4m Marquee, Edgeware

    “Hi Mark, 

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

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

    Again thank you for your service.”

  • Stephanie Carey

    Stephanie Carey

    Stephanie C

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

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

  • Susanne Pittard

    Susanne Pittard

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

  • Tony Williams

    Tony Williams

    6m x 12m Marquee, Letchworth

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

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

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

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

  • Tessa Holeman

    Tessa Holeman

    3m x 6m, Stevenage

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

  • Steve Harris

    Steve Harris

    3m x 6m Marquee, Hitchin

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

  • Mark Sheard

    Mark Sheard

    4m x 10m Marquee, Letchworth

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

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

  • Joy Cansfield

    Joy Cansfield

    6m x 9m Marquee, Hitchin

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


After popping over and making sure your marquee will fit and making sure your event is completely organised. Our award-winning team shall typically come on a Thursday or Friday (if your event is on the weekend).

You keep the marquee for the whole weekend unless agreed otherwise and we shall come on Monday or Tuesday to take it all away for you!

Marquee Hire Made Easy.

Watch how our boys erect your marquee to create the party space that suits your events, no hassle and all done for you.


After popping over and making sure your marquee will fit and making sure your event is completely organised. Our award-winning team shall typically come on a Thursday or Friday (if your event is on the weekend).

You keep the marquee for the whole weekend unless agreed otherwise and we shall come on Monday or Tuesday to take it all away for you!

Marquee Hire Made Easy.

Watch how our boys erect your marquee to create the party space that suits your events, no hassle and all done for you.

Want to make sure your event is a guaranteed success?

Want to make sure your event is a guaranteed success? Fill in Your Quote Request right here and let’s make sure it’s the party of the year! I personally promise you, you’ll be blown away by how amazing your event will be – with your family and friends celebrating right with you.

Mark Hammond – Owner & Founder

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