Monaco Marquees were privileged last month to be trusted by the Irish guards regiment to build a marquee to host their St Patricks Day parade celebration. The day had special importance as the guests of honour were no less than His Royal Highness the Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge Princess Katherine.
It also marked a special day for Monaco Marquees as the marquee we provided was the biggest singular structure we had ever erected. The Marquee was 12m in Width and 39m in Length. It was large enough to hold 300 people for a sit down meal, a large stage, dance floor and two fully stocked bars.
It was erected on the Irish Guards Parade square situated in Mons Barracks, Aldershot. I wanted to write this blog to explain the process and challenges that the job posed for us. We had the opportunity to tender for the job as we had provided a similar marquee for the Sergeants Christmas Ball. Word passed to the commanding Major of the Irish guards who contacted us requesting a site survey.
I met with the major to talk through his requirements and was excited at the prospect of supplying a marquee for such importance. The main problem that I could identify with the job is that the marquee was to be erected on the concrete parade square and we were unable to drill the marquee into the hard surface. Usually if we cannot drill into the ground we would use water weight to anchor down the structure but on a marquee this size that would not be possible so it […]