About Us

At South Coast Marquees, we’re a tight-knit, passionate family-run business dedicated to turning our clients’ wedding and event dreams into reality. Since 2005, we’ve been committed to delivering a personalised, professional, and friendly service, paired with the highest quality marquee and event equipment available.

At South Coast Marquees, we’re a tight-knit, passionate family-run business dedicated to turning our clients’ wedding and event dreams into reality. Since 2005, we’ve been committed to delivering a personalised, professional, and friendly service, paired with the highest quality marquee and event equipment available.

Celebrating 20 years in business…

With nearly two decades of invaluable knowledge and expertise in the marquee hire industry, we take pride in our identity as a family-run business and have built the business into what it is today by focusing on our brand values that help underpin who we are and why we do what we do.

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Our Values

Quality Products: We use only the highest quality marquees and products to guarantee customer satisfaction, delivering the finest structures for every event, ensuring optimal quality and a memorable experience.

Personalised Service: Rooted in our family tradition of integrity, honesty, and respect, we treat every customer with the utmost care and attention. You’ll experience a personalised and attentive service that makes you feel like a valued member of our extended family.

Customer Satisfaction: Your happiness is paramount to us. From your initial contact with us to the delivery of your event and beyond, we go above and beyond to exceed your expectations. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is readily available to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Attention to Detail: We understand that the smallest details can make a significant impact. That’s why we pay close attention to every aspect of our products and services, ensuring a consistently exceptional experience for you.

Community Engagement: As a family-run enterprise, we recognise the importance of giving back to our community. We proudly support local initiatives and charitable causes, reinforcing the bonds within our community and making a positive difference where it’s needed most.

Our brand values are the cornerstone of our operations. When you choose us, you’re investing in quality, integrity, and a tradition of excellence that defines who we are.

Meet the team


Founder / Director
AJ loves the outdoors! When he’s not building marquees, you’ll find him surfing the high seas, walking Jango the Viszla or entertaining his 3 daughters.


Becki manages everything behind the scenes, so you’ll probably have spoken to her at some point.
In her spare time she loves to run and cook lots of curry.

You might also see our extended family on site from time to time!

Pixie, Jemimah, Coco & Jango, the SCM Vizsla.

Expertise, Trust & Peace of Mind

What do we offer?

Based in Lymington, Hampshire, we offer wedding marquee hire, party tent hire, small marquee hire, garden marquee hire, as well as corporate event marquee hire for events of any size. We also provide furniture hire, including table hire, chair hire, bar hire, flooring hire, stage hire, lighting hire plus many more marquee accessories and extras such as loo and shower hire, generator hire, heater hire and refrigerator hire.

What can you expect from us?

We know that planning an event, whether it be your wedding or a small private garden party, can be a busy time. That’s why, from the point of enquiry we’ll provide you with all the information you need to make well informed choices; including options on style of marquee, size of marquee, furniture and accessories that fit your needs. We’ll also be able to advise you and make recommendations on a selection of venues, caterers, stylists and entertainment.

What’s more we’ll provide you with transparent, straightforward pricing with no hidden costs. We will be on hand at any time to answer any questions you may have and we’re always happy to meet in person to help you envisage bringing your event to life.

In the lead up to your event, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that our team of experts will be present to handle all marquee related matters and are on call to assist in any questions you may have. We will ensure your event is one to remember for all the right reasons.

A massive THANK YOU to you and your team for the amazing service you provided this past weekend. I was really impressed with the level of professionalism. The Marquee provided the “wow” factor we were hoping to achieve.  We will certainly be recommending your services!

Joelle & Ian
Sway, Hampshire

Thank you so much for making the days before, during and after the wedding so easy.  You and your team were professional and friendly.  The marquee looked fantastic and we had lots of compliments from the wedding guests.  It all went off without a hitch!

Alex & James

We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for helping us put together a fantastic wedding. We really had a brilliant time and couldn’t have done it (certainly in that awful weather) without our fantastic marquee. Please do pass our thanks on to your team.

Brockenhurst, Hampshire

I would like to give these guys 5 stars. We had a stretch tent in the garden for a very relaxed wedding garden party with an African vibe. AJ and Becki were on the case promptly and were very responsive to our requests and changes! The team were very polite, energetic and fun to work with. Couldn’t have been better.

J Milln
Romsey, Hampshire

Thank you both so much again for helping us make the day the best ever it could be! We had the time of our life!

Jack & Phoebe
Tadley, Hampshire

Thank you so much for making our big day the best day ever!  The help and advice you both provided in the planning and set up of our event was superb.  I can’t recommend your company highly enough. We’ll be using you again in the future!

Laura & Steve
Christchurch, Dorset

The event was perfect and we all loved the tents.  Thank you for all your help.

Chichester, West Sussex

Thank you for everything. If we hear of anyone that wants a marquee we will be recommending you.

Pauline and Nigel
Christchurch, Dorset

The marquee was perfect, including a dance floor, chill out zone, heaters, and dining areas. AJ and Becki were very knowledgeable regarding the positioning of all the tents and marquees (in relation to the weather), making sure all the electric was set up and liaised with the farmer. I cannot recommend working with South Coast Marquees enough! Everything was great!

Danielle, Grafton & Co

Just wanted to say a very big thank you to you and the great ‘team’ for setting us up with the capri marquee at such short notice. It was just perfect for us and we rather miss seeing it now that it’s been safely dismantled!

Mrs Henley
Lymington, Hampshire

AJ, Becki & their team were amazing! They turned a simple garden wedding into something very special with their marquee and furnishings. They were friendly, professional and reliable. Fabulous team and we thank them for all of their hard work.

Bethany Page
Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire

Our Friends

We work with some of the best wedding and event suppliers in the industry, from photographers and stylists, to caterers and entertainers. See below a list of some of our friends who we guarantee will bring an element of WOW to your event:

Kemlo and Kemlo


Wedding and event florist using fresh, seasonal produce grown from our cutting garden in the New Forest.

7th Wave Events


Amazing food flawlessly served for an unforgettable experience. Combining passion for incredible food using the best possible local …

Linen and Lace

Stylists & Prop Hire

Offering a professional venue decorating service alongside bespoke on the day set up packages. Our unique collection of beautifully …

Angela Ward Brown


Hampshire wedding photographer with over 10 years’ experience, taking pictures of people living their lives!

The Still Moving DJs


A lively and unique duo with an eclectic selection of records by great musicians. With live percussion, ship lanterns, gramophones, …

Tasha- Mae On the Day Events

Event Planner

On the Day Tasha-Mae (and if needed, our team) will make sure every aspect of your event runs without a hitch and to your personal …

Red Herring


Our philosophy is that food should be fresh, fabulous and above all, FUN. We have over twenty years’ experience catering parties, …

Hop on Inn

Bar Hire

Mobile pub and bar hire, the Hop On Inn is a classic 1966 red Routemaster, A fully equipped bar including draught products lagers and …

Laurel Designs

Stylists & Prop Hire

Creations brought to life through inspiration, ideas and dreams with our handmade bespoke stationery and event styling.

Ministry of Food


Boutique catering based in Hampshire, covering the UK. Fresh, fast British food for weddings, parties and fun times.



Custom made cakes for any occasion. Alice Gates based in Hampshire makes the most amazing and detailed cakes. Highly recommended! …

Tom’s Bar

Bar Hire

Tom’s Bars provide Mobile Bar Services throughout Dorset and Hampshire. We take pride in our premium bar services and are committed to …

Jean Lauren Gaudy


French photographer who travels worldwide to capture special moments, based in New York City.

Our Venues

In search of the perfect venue for your event? Whether you’re looking for a marquee wedding venue in Hampshire or Dorset or a blank canvas venue for a corporate event, we can recommend the following superb options…

Carey’s Manor Hotel

Brockenhurst, Hampshire – Nestled between the New Forest National Park and the Solent, Careys Manor New Forest Hotel provides the …

Gins Barn

Beaulieu, Hampshire – A very glorious slice of up-river, down-town chic tucked in tight where the Beaulieu River joins the Solent. It’s …

Private Hampshire Venue

Boldre, Hampshire – In search for that perfect Hampshire venue? Available for weddings, parties and corporate events, this hidden gem …

Teddy’s Farm

Lymington/Brockenhurst, Hampshire – This spectacular Hampshire venue is nestled within private farmland on the outskirts of Lymington. …

Warborne Farm

Boldre, Hampshire – A rustic, rural base for a unique boutique wedding or event based on an award winning, family run, working farm. …

Work for us

If you come to work for us, you’ll understand that we’re not just another company – we’re a tight-knit, passionate family-run business who value our staff as though they were part of our own. Since 2005, we’ve remained steadfast in our commitment to delivering personalised, professional, and friendly service, paired with the highest quality marquee and event equipment available. Working for us is both fun and rewarding!