Oli & Shannon are based in Bedfordshire and wanted to get married in a marquee.

They decided against a venue as they visited a few wedding venues in their local area and every venue wasn’t quite right.

Whether it was the decor & style of the venue, or limited catering options, or the overall costs weren’t aligned with their total budget, a venue wasn’t working out for them.

They didn’t like the fact that venues forced them into using suppliers they didn’t particularly wanted to use.  They wanted the free roam of choosing every single supplier for their wedding.

Oli & Shannon we’re recommended to Abacus by a friend who had used us for their wedding.

Their brief was simple: they wanted to focus on creating the most memorable evening for the friends & family.  (There just happened to be a wedding during the day too!)

Oli & Shannon had 120 guests coming to the day and an additional 30 guests to the evening.

They didn’t want something too formal and traditional.  The main focus was the evenings festivities.

They also wanted a location for their marquee not too far from there home, with good travel links and close to hotels.

Abacus recommended Nortonbury Spa & Events in Letchworth Garden City.  Set in a five acre private garden, This venue is an ideal wedding marquee venue due to already having power & toilet facilities on site without the additional cost of bringing these in.  It has ample car parking and the bride & groom had exclusive use of the venue.

Its beautiful surroundings with great backdrops including a small lake and trees for the wedding photos was the reason this was the location of choice.

The Venue

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Nortonbury Events & Spa in Letchworth Garden City is an excellent wedding venue in Hertfordshire.  

It boasts 5 acres of private land and already has power & toilets in situ meaning a good saving on overall hire costs.

Oli & Shannon's Wedding Marquee

Oli & Shannon opted for a reveal curtain to be installed in their marquee.  This created a false temporary wall behind the head table hiding the dance section of the marquee.

This curtain is down for the wedding breakfast and lifted up when the evening festivities are going to start.  This allows the band to set up in privacy and creates a little wonder for guestsof what is behind the curtain!


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Join our in-house design team to help design the layout for Oli & Shannon exactly how they wanted it. They wanted a little mistery to their day to keep their guests excited for the evening.  The reveal curtain to hide what was behind the head table created exactly that.

Our 2D CAD’s allow you to have complete confidence during your wedding marquee hire journey to help you visualise and design your space exactly to your unique specification.

If you would like to start your wedding planing journey book a site visit with our wedding team online here

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Everybody really cared about the success of our Wedding...

“Abacus made our wedding dreams come true.  All the months of planning was totally worth it.

We had the very best time with all of our family & friends.

I came across Abacus from Instagram but Abacus offered the widest range of services.  We wanted to deal with the least amount of companies and the fact Abacus could bring in everything such as the furniture, the dance floor and bar it just made our lives easier.

We had no clue where to start with everything as we never had planned a wedding before!  Abacus gave some really useful advice and even sourced the venue to have the marquee for us.

We felt they were the most professional marquee Company we got our quotes from and had the confidence they would be the best Company for us.

All of our questions were answered in a timely manner.

We would 100% recommend Abacus for anyone planning a wedding.  From the initial enquiry to dealing with the office when we had booked – everybody really cared about the success of our wedding.

Thanks so much for your amazing service!”

Oli & Shannon Johnson-Moore | Wedding in Letchworth Garden City

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Let us arrange your complete wedding infrastructure including:

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Flooring Options

You can choose from an array of flooring options to suit different budgets & requirements.

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Lining Options

White Pleated Linings for a crisp modern wedding look.  You can also add blackout starlight linings over the dance area.  

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Furniture Options

A wide array of furniture options to choose from including Chiavari Chairs (5 different finishes) and a variety of different sized tables.

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Lighting Options

Lighting makes all the difference to transform your marquee. Choose from a vast array of lighting options

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Heating Options

For events between October – April marquee heating systems would be required to ensure guest comfort.

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Bar Infrastructure

Abacus can help bring in all bar infrastructure including glasses, tills, bars, fridges and bar & cocktail staff

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Dance floor Options

You have a wide choice of dance floor options to suit different styles of any wedding.

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Event Loo Options

External or Internal Toilets can be fitted to your marquee.  Ideal for field based weddings 

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Event generators to provide power for your complete event.  Ideal for field based weddings with no infrastructure on site.

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Take the stress of organising your wedding away with our experienced wedding coordinator packages

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I’ll will guide you through every step of the way to ensure your wedding day is exactly how you would have dreamed of.

I’ll explain the wedding marquee hire process and offer recommendations to ensure your wedding is a complete success.

I firmly believe every wedding is different and I want to hear exactly what your dream wedding looks like.  

Call Mark: 01462 262012

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