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As it stands if things progressed where your original event date will be impacted with the Coronavirus we are happy to let you to defer to an alternative date that will work for you.

We understand nobody knows when this pandemic will finish but you would quite like to make plans to book your event.  If you are concerned about your 2020 event we have given you the complete peace of mind than you can postpone your event with 48 hours notice!




Wedding Receptions

You are allowed to hold wedding receptions of up to 15 people.  Please contact us for a hire quote today!

Informal Gatherings up to 6 People

Informal Gatherings are allowed up to 6 people.  Can only be a part of two households only.

Latest restriction information accurate on 6th October 2020.


Maddy Vinther

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

21st Birthday Party in Harpenden (January 2019)

Denise Williams

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

18th Birthday Party in Harrow (December 2019)

Bryon Lancaster

“Thank you to Mark and his team. Our event went very smoothly and the marquee was perfect. I love the attention to detail, in particular making sure the electric cables were hidden away and out of reach. Excellent service from start to finish. Our event was decided very last minute and Abacus were able to accommodate us. Definitely recommended to all.” 18th Birthday Party in East Barnet

Georgie Gremesty

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


21st Birthday Party in North London (January 2019)

Cheryl Miller

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

James Naylor

“From the first moment to the last every interaction with Abacus was nothing short of excellent.  On top of the excellent service, they are a very pleasant group of people to deal with.  Do not look anywhere else for a marquee company!”  50th Birthday Party in Pinner

Frances Philpotts

“Dear Abacus Team

I want to thank you very much for the efficient and no problem erecting and dismantling of the marquee.

The boys were absolutely marvellous and extremely polite and courteous,

We would definitely recommend your team again to family and friends.

Thank you once again.”

Frances Philpots Garden Party (Hertford)

Kaye & Mick Oyston

“Excellent service from start to finish. We had a difficult garden with a step up so didn’t think it would be easy to get a marquee in our garden. A solution was found and the marquee looked great. Just what we needed for a party of 85 guests! We ordered a last minute heater as the weather wasn’t great, which was brought round very quickly. I would definitely recommend Abacus for the service, staff and they do everything they promise on the website. Our party was a great success thanks to the Abacus team. A big thank you from Mick and Kate.”  50th Birthday Party in Baldock

Freddie Best Half Moon Pub, Hitchin

“Mark and the guys at Abacus marquees were an absolute pleasure and very professional. We used them for our beer festival in April and not only was the setup and pack down quick and precise but they were very accommodating! Would definitely recommend for wide use of functions and we will be using again in the future!”

Beer Festival Marquee (April 2018)

Kay Rogers

“From the moment I met Mark, I had absolute confidence that he would be able to bring to life the vision we had for our wedding. His enthusiasm and capacity for ideas are superb and made everything so much more that we thought possible.

Mark, Adam and the team worked incredibly hard in quite windy and wet conditions to complete the build without once losing that enthusiasm. They even adopted our dog as site mascot which made him very happy.

We’ve had so many compliments about the quality and ambience that the marquee gave to the wedding and we can’t thank Abacus enough for its efforts – thank you so much, guys! There’s more tea waiting whenever you want to pop in!”  Wedding in Chalfont St Giles

Krish & Chloe Varma

“Cannot write enough praise for Abacus Marquee & Events!! Made our wedding the perfect day & night! They catered for our every need for the most important day in our lives. They provided 3 perfect sized marquees for our needs. Literally everything went by without a hitch. The dance floor, tables, chairs, decorations, filming, tv screens, waiting staff, glass hire, ice & a chiller trailer. All the staff were happy to help & provide solutions for every issue my new wife could throw at them! The team were friendly, approachable, understanding, knowledgable, reasonable and punctual.

Will definitely be using them for our next event! A*” Wedding in Letchworth

Simon Speller

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

Lynn Schindler

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


Sally Jowett

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

Family Parties in Letchworth (January 2019)


Ash Taylor

“We used Abacus Marquee Hire last year for our neighbours significant birthday event. The team were super helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks so much to Mark and the team for making a great event so special for everyone involved. Most importantly for removing all the stress! Cheers!

An edit – we used the guys again on the 15th June for our wedding based on our previous experience and could not be happier. The build was huge and complex. From walkways to reveal curtains, luxury loos and catering tents. The team were super helpful, worked incredibly hard and produced a space that was perfect for our day. We had numerous comments about how wonderful it looked and how well put together it was.

Thank you so much guys, you made our day work brilliantly!”  Wedding in Chalfont St Giles

Jason Kennedy

“I was very impressed with Abacus and I felt confident we were in good hands.”
18th Birthday in Harrow (November 2018)

Ian Buckey

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

18th Birthday Party in Harpenden (December 2018)

Alicia Galway

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

Preetesh Mistry

“Used Abacus for some pre Wedding events at home, and went for a 6m x 9m marquee with roof lining and LED uplighters. Fantastic service from start to finish! Mark and Adam were very helpful with suggestions when quoting and the setup/take-down team were excellent. Marquee looked awesome!

Would highly recommend these guys!

Asian Wedding in Hemel Hempstead (May 2018)


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

Anne Kenney

“Well, I cannot recommend these lovely people enough! From them pulling out all stops as I booked last minute to keeping in contact with me every step along the way., to putting my marquee up with a laugh and a joke and then to taking it down in much the same way!
Thank you so much” . 21st Birthday Party in Stevenage

Jo Culhane

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

50th & 18th Birthday Parties in Harpenden (January 2019)

Maxine Glasscoe

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

Deena Good

“Absolutely recommend Abacus Marquee very friendly. My party would have been a washout super quick at putting up the marquee. I will be using them again next for another surprise party 😁😁😁😁😁” Surprise 30th Birthday in Letchworth

Yuval Lagne

“We contacted Abacus regarding a party at our garden for 35 friends. It was immediately evident that they were experts and that we were in good hands – so much so, that I didn’t bother comparing prices. The assembly day went without a hitch and on the day all the guests were impressed with the professional setup. The following day the guys came and disassembled the marquee while we were at work, again, no problem there.

Overall I’m very pleased with our choice of provider, the marquee and it was an extra bonus that we could hire glasses, plates and a bar fridge through the same company.   Highly recommended.”  Family Party in Bushey

Esther Nye

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

David Crow

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


40th Birthday Party in Bushey (December 2018)

Roubina Constantinou

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

40th Birthday Party in Stevenage (December 2018)

Leeanne Shine

“We hired Abacus Marquee’s to create a football colour theme for my little boy’s holy communion. I can’t stress enough how good these guys are from the 1st phone call to the dismantling and the end everything run as smooth as clockwork.

They go above and beyond to make it happen even last minute “oopsss” I think I need second marquee phone call the week before the event they pulled it off. the whole team have been a pleasure to deal with and work with.

And the event itself is one that will be remembered for years to come. I actually can’t wait to get the chance to use these guys again the bar a fridge wear a top hit with our guest along with the paper lanterns that just set the right theme and the colour uplighter’s which you can change to suit your mood, no damage to our grass either which is a bonus considering it was up for 6 nights.

I honestly can’t thank use enough well done Mark & well done to the guys in pink hope to come across use all again in future service excellent.”

Son’s Holy Communion in North London (May 2018)

Anant Patel

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

Asian Wedding in Dunstable (November 2018)

Gill Mcnally

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


My daughter, Lucy and her friends had an amazing time celebrating her 18th birthday party and a big part of the success goes to Mark and Abacus so thank you!

Lucy was recommended to Mark from a previous party he had done. She got in touch with Mark and he spoke to her about some ideas to present to her. He sent her a quote with three packages and we were impressed with how it was laid out.

He came over for a site visit and explained in more detail what he had planned and from the get go he gave us all the confidence we needed. I’ve never hired a marquee before and I had my doubts whether it would work. Mark provided almost everything that was needed to make her birthday party a huge hit.

He explained clearly where everything would go inside the marquee, offered advice the location of the tent and always had our interests of our event before his own.

Lucy wanted a nightclub experience and thats exactly what Abacus provided. The black lining with lighting in the ceiling, huge dance floor, bar & the lovely bar staff too. The LED cube seats were a huge hit and looked great at night! I was amazed at the extent at what was available the list is endless and glad we stopped when we did at choosing options.

I was pleased when it came to the set up that Mark was actually part of the installation team. They came to install the marquee a day before the event and were all polite, courteous and friendly and had it all set up by mid afternoon.

The event itself went without a hitch and Abacus provided an event videographer too and Lucy’s eager to see the footage! Lots of her friends were amazed with the marquee and am sure they’d like something similar for their birthday too.

The team came on the Tuesday to dismantle everything and left the garden just as they found it.

The whole process of hiring the marquee wasn’t as stressful as anticipated and I will happily recommend Abacus to my friends & family as they made planning an event easy. Thanks Mark & team.

Nicola Murphy

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

Great value for money – would highly recommend. A1 Service”  (April 2018)


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 highest reviewed & 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!

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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”

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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We are responsible for over 500 marquee hire's every year - make sure you have the most experienced marquee hire company in the South East look after your party!



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. I am your marquee hire expert.

Mark Hammond – Owner & Founder




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