Our wedding was unbelievably wonderful, thanks due in no small measure to the fabulous marquee.
The set-up crew, headed by Jez, was very friendly, polite, helpful and efficient. I had to leave the house for the day before they had finished putting up the marquee - I was meeting my husband-to-be in London - and only came home late at night, so I was unable to oversee the layout of the furniture and ornaments . When we arrived home and unfastened the uninspiring PVC door curtain of the marquee I could hardly believe my eyes - the effect inside was absolutely magical. My daughter, had already sent me a text saying 'The marquee is PERFECT!' but what we saw exceeded all our expectations. Everything was arranged so beautifully, and the lovely table lamps, candle lamps and ornaments disposed around the marquee gave it a real feeling of authenticity and permanence.
All our friends and family were knocked out by the stunning interior. too, and many said to me that it was the best party they ever had been to.
The crew which arrived yesterday to take down were similarly friendly and efficient; indeed one of the crew - Martin,or Martino, I think he was called - excelled himself by finding a little gold ring which one of the guests dropped on the lawn and for which about 10 of us had already spent a fruitless half hour searching. Needless to say our guest was thrilled to have it back, and Martin(o?) is to be commended for his honesty.
All in all we were absolutely thrilled with the marquee and the service, and will definitely find another occasion to use The Arabian Tent Company in the future (although not for another wedding unless it's for my daughter...we hope!).
yes the lovley young men that do the set up and the fantastic tents all seem worth the impressive price tag. however be very warned the price3 tag also comes with hidden extra cost is the very small fine print. Yes the terms and conditions arent they wonderful. well what your find is that whatever they qoute you, you have to add on at least an extra £250. on the invioce it states you are paying a deposit and 5% of this will be taken for wear and tear and in the small print it will say that they will take 5% of the overall hire costs which end up being pretty much the whole deposit.
so bewear the money you lookforward to getting back once home from your honeymoon is just not going to be there.
my advice is to work this into your deal knowing you will pay this 5% regardless.