WHO WE ARE
Original Marquees is run by Alex & Harry, supported by a team of fellow perfectionists. All with the knowledge and understanding to ensure every box is ticked.
Drawing from a collective 50 years of experience in the events industry, we take immense pride in our work and in crafting exceptional experiences for your events. Our commitment extends to maintaining a strong network of specialist suppliers. Rest assured, we are dedicated to delivering only the finest results that we wholeheartedly believe in and trust.
Managing & Northern Director
Alex brings 15 years of experience in delivering a diverse range of events. Alex’s journey began working in luxury hospitality at large sporting events – doing this his enjoyment of client focused work began, relishing the opportunity to exceed expectations at every opportunity.
Now, his focus is on constant improvement, and driving strategy – Original Marquees now has solid foundations; an incredible team, using the finest equipment and working with best suppliers, we ensure dreams become reality for everyone we work with.
Creative & Southern Director
Harry began a career in event production and delivery in 2007 while working for a well known marquee provider in Oxfordshire. After juggling a marquee job and studying architecture, Harry worked at the most luxurious boutique camp site in the world, on private yachts and private festivals across the Mediterranean.
A broad project management experience and passion has given him the confidence and practical know how to deliver events to the highest standard.
Sales & Events Manager
Eleanor is all about the customer experience! She’s worked in weddings and events for the last six years and she was previously in luxury travel, so it’s safe to say…she loves planning! When you enquire, you won’t just be asked what date you would like, she loves to hear how you got engaged, get to know you as a couple, talk through your ideas over a brew and she loves to see an inspirational pinterest board! A true wedding and events enthusiast, she cares about the finer details and strives to make your dreams become a reality!
With over 10 years in administration, Carla is our queen of organisation. Working alongside Eleanor to plan your event, Carla is our logistics guru, arranging suppliers to ensure your delivery and set-up runs seamlessly. With her keen eye for detail you can be sure your event is in safe hands.
Head of Ops - South
Alistair (Civ) began working with OM back in 2018 and joined the team full time in March 2019. Civ has worked in the events industry from a young age, starting out doing outside catering and bar work at weddings, parties and large functions giving him a great understanding of all aspects of events. Day to day Civ works alongside harry helping run the southern branch of OM.
Head of Ops - North
Dave joined the team in the 2021 summer season. After a few years of planting trees in the wilds of Cumbria it was time for a change. Dave brought with him his keen eye for detail developed from his passion for photography. He is looking forward to working with everyone to meet your expectations with his high standards.
Ben set up Original Marquees together with Alex back in 2017. Originally from Kenya, Ben has spent 20 years in the world of safaris. He was able to use his experience setting up and running a number of successful UK travel companies to work with Alex to start the company and create its customer-oriented culture. Day to day Ben’s role focuses on strategy and ensuring the company keeps focused on having happy customers and staff.
Click & Walter
Security & Lunch Gobblers
Click & Walter, the dynamic duo of security and lunch gobbling hounds – the watchdogs of Original Marquees. With their keen senses and protective instincts, they ensure the safety and well-being of our cherished events. Walter, the tech-savvy genius, keeps a watchful eye on every corner, safeguarding against any unwanted surprises. Click, the food enthusiast, devours any lunchtime temptations that dare to enter. Together, they create a secure and enjoyable environment for our team.
We understand that unique events and individual circumstances sometimes require flexibility and thinking “on your feet”.
Our event manager will be on site during set up days and can work with you to make any adjustments which you may need. If you’re worried about outdoor events in the Great British weather, don’t worry. We started in the Lake District and we’ve seen it all! Our tents have withstood everything mother nature has thrown at them.
Through experience, we’re organised and have processes that are tried and tested but if you’d like to do something a little different then please just ask.
“Our event manager will be on site during set up days and can work with you to make any adjustments which you may need”