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Sustainable Outdoor Events

Sustainable Outdoor Events

With decades in the marquee industry, we've witnessed a significant transformation. Gone are the days of single-use, throw-away event setups. Today, the narrative has shifted towards sustainability. This is not just a trend but a necessity, as we strive to minimise...

Corporate Event Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Corporate Event Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Mistake #1: Forgetting Mother Nature Has a Seat at Your Table The UK’s weather is as unpredictable. Planning an outdoor event without a weather contingency plan is a risk not worth taking. At Purvis, we’ve got your back with all weather solutions. Designed to stand...

Large Event Specialists

Large Event Specialists

Long before the crowds arrive Purvis Marquee Hire steps into the arena, not as the main act, but as dedicated teams working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure every large-scale event unfolds without a hitch. For decades, we've been the silent grafters of some of...

Event Planner’s Guide to Mobile Catering

Event Planner’s Guide to Mobile Catering

Finding the perfect mobile food service is like discovering the secret ingredient that transforms a good event into a legendary one. So, how do you embark on this quest for culinary excellence on wheels? Beginning Your Culinary Quest Your journey starts with the event...

When Other People’s Events Become Our Classroom

When Other People’s Events Become Our Classroom

This morning, as the sun began to chase away the last remnants of Edinburgh's morning mist, our team found ourselves not amidst the familiar canvas and frames of our marquees but within the innovative embrace of the new Port of Leith Distillery. The event, hosted by...

The Future of Outdoor Events

The Future of Outdoor Events

Unveiling the Future of Outdoor Events with a Glimpse into Paris 2024 At Purvis Marquee Hire, we've long championed the belief that every event, irrespective of its size, is a story waiting to be told. A story made not only of moments that take your breath away but...

The Magic Behind the Scenes: Sponsorship

The Magic Behind the Scenes: Sponsorship

Lessons from Cheltenham Races on Mastering Large-Scale Events and Unlocking the Power of Sponsorship If you're into horse racing you'll know that tomorrow in Cheltenham, there's a palpable buzz traveling through the air first thing in morning. The Cheltenham Festival,...

Don’t Be Trapped by Tradition

Don’t Be Trapped by Tradition

Tradition has long been the guiding star for event professionals, a lighthouse in the often turbulent seas of planning and execution. Yet, the question arises: Are we anchored by tradition, or are we, trapped by it?  Tradition, with its rich hues and textures, has...

The Future of Event Marketing

The Future of Event Marketing

In the spirit of supporting our community of Event Managers and your teams, we've dived into a bit of research and analysis as the event space becomes more and more competitive. At Purvis Marquee Hire, we recognise our place in the supply chain for creating dynamic...

Innovative Ground Protection

Innovative Ground Protection

The challenge of preserving the natural beauty and integrity of outdoor venues, while providing a safe, stable, and aesthetically pleasing environment for guests, has never been more critical. Today, at Purvis Marquees I want to share our journey and insights into how...

Repeat Your Event Success

Repeat Your Event Success

If you were to look back not in search of replication but for the essence that made an event truly remarkable, where would you start? This blog post is not to supply the answers but to peel back the layers of a most cherished event, understanding its core, and asking...

Mastering Events with Purvis Marquee Hire

Mastering Events with Purvis Marquee Hire

Purvis Marquee Hire have refined our approach to not just meet but exceed the needs of events across the UK. Our journey has been shaped by understanding that at the heart of every successful event lies a combination of key skills and qualities. They include: 1. The...

Elevate Your Events In 2024

Elevate Your Events In 2024

As we navigate the complexities of 2024, we share our contemplations on the pivotal areas that demand our collective attention. 1. Digital Integration and Hybrid Events The realm of events has witnessed a paradigm shift, with digital integration becoming an...

The Magnetic Pull Of The Dance Floor

The Magnetic Pull Of The Dance Floor

The heart and soul of most memorable celebrations often centres on two things: the people and the dance floor. At Purvis, we've long understood the magnetic pull of a dance floor. It's where moments are made, where the Arctic Monkeys could tell you, "I bet you look...

Mastering the Art of Branding & Theming in Event Planning

Mastering the Art of Branding & Theming in Event Planning

In the intricate world of event planning, the distinction between a good event and a great one often lies in the subtle art of branding and theming. Here, we share our insights into the elements that, when skillfully combined, can elevate an event from ordinary to...

Hilltop Wind Turbine Workshop

Hilltop Wind Turbine Workshop

Our latest adventure at Purvis Marquee Hire see's us venturing into the heart of the onshore wind turbine industry. It's a tale that weaves together innovation, resilience, and the sheer power of human ingenuity, set against the backdrop of the rugged, windswept...

Your Event Remains Etched In Their Memory

Your Event Remains Etched In Their Memory

In event management, the question isn't just about what can be done, but rather how to transcend the ordinary and bring to life an experience that remains etched in the memory of the guests during your event. We operate under a philosophy that every idea deserves to...

GOLD CERTIFIED, Green Business Benchmark 2024

GOLD CERTIFIED, Green Business Benchmark 2024

As a representative voice of Purvis Marquee Hire Ltd, I'd like to share our journey and achievements in becoming a "Gold Certified" green business, as recognised by the Green Business Benchmark. This certification is a testament to our commitment to sustainability and...

Film Production Edinburgh

Film Production Edinburgh

Purvis Marquees have been privileged to witness the city's evolution into a dynamic hub for film and television production. Through our experiences, we've gathered unique insights into how Edinburgh's thriving film sector operates and the ways in which various...

Innovative, Stylish, and High-Quality

Innovative, Stylish, and High-Quality

As a team at Purvis Marquees, we are honoured to share our collaboration with Giulio Barbieri, a renowned name in the world of outdoor structures. This partnership symbolises our commitment to bringing innovative, stylish, and high-quality solutions to our clients...

Marquees For Sale Division

Marquees For Sale Division

While Purvis Marquees stands as a beacon of excellence in the world of marquee hire we also offer marquees for sale. As we have evolved from a small local enterprise to a leading name in the industry and known for our impeccable service and top-quality marquees. The...

Exploring the Versatility of Marquees

Exploring the Versatility of Marquees

Many people associate marquees with weddings and corporate functions. Here are eight innovative uses of marquees we've supported over the years. Just helping to showcase their adaptability and potential to create unique environments for diverse occasions. 1. Art...

Diversity in Marquee Styles and Services

Diversity in Marquee Styles and Services

The diversity in our marquee styles is particularly notable, with options ranging from clearspan marquees and pagodas to century tents and bespoke designs. We provide an array of choices to suit every event’s unique requirements. The marquees are not just structures;...

Choosing the Right Marquee for Your Event

Choosing the Right Marquee for Your Event

When planning an outdoor event, whether it's a high-profile corporate gathering, a bustling festival, or a wedding, one of the pivotal decisions you'll face is selecting the right marquee. This choice is not just about shelter; it's about creating an ambience,...

The Art and Science of Clearspan Marquees

The Art and Science of Clearspan Marquees

As an Event professional, you know that the success of your outdoor event hinges on a multitude of factors. One crucial element is the choice of the marquee structure. Clearspan marquees have become the go-to solution for their versatility, durability, and aesthetic...

Can a marquee be placed on concrete?

Can a marquee be placed on concrete?

Nestled between a statue and park benches in the city centre an unexpected yet alluring sight—a marquee, its white canvas gleaming under the soft caress of the afternoon sun. It stands proudly, not upon the lush turf you might expect, but upon the solid, gray expanse...

Ensuring Excellence and Safety at Every Event

Ensuring Excellence and Safety at Every Event

At Purvis Marquee Hire, the essence of our commitment to safety and client satisfaction has always been guided by a fundamental principle: excellence in service, paired with an unwavering commitment to safety. The Backbone of Our Safety Policy At Purvis, our approach...

Your Bad Weather Workshop

Your Bad Weather Workshop

Surviving the Elements: How Marquees are supporting on-site construction work If you work in construction, every day can be a race against time and the elements. You'll have seen first-hand how adverse weather can turn a well-planned schedule into a chaotic...

Rugby Fan Hosts The Party

Rugby Fan Hosts The Party

If you're the parent or other half of a rugby player, you'll know that hosting a party when you reach the final is a given. It's almost as if the thrill of the game spills over into our lives, demanding a celebration that matches the intensity and excitement of the...

Working with Castles, Stately homes, Hotels, and Stadiums

Working with Castles, Stately homes, Hotels, and Stadiums

Picture this: A sprawling lawn in front of an ancient castle, the kind of place where every stone whispers tales of the past. Now, imagine transforming this space into a modern venue, perfect for any event, while still respecting and preserving its historical essence....

The People’s Postcode Lottery Came To Town

The People’s Postcode Lottery Came To Town

Last Friday and Saturday marked another exciting collaboration for Purvis Marquee Hire, as we had the privilege of working with Rogue City Productions on an event for the People's Postcode Lottery. This partnership isn't new to us; we've had the pleasure of...

Create An Unforgettable Experience – Room Linings and More

Create An Unforgettable Experience – Room Linings and More

Spaces around us can be transformed and inspire your guests. This is particularly true where the setting plays a crucial role in creating an unforgettable experience. That's where the expertise of Purvis Marquee Hire becomes invaluable, especially when it comes to our...

Corporate Launch or Anniversary Event

Corporate Launch or Anniversary Event

As the crisp, festive air descends over Edinburgh, heralding the approach of the Christmas season, it's a time for businesses to reflect, celebrate, and look forward to the year ahead. So I thought I'd guide you through the enchanting world of corporate events with a...

Outdoor Event Stand – The Pagoda

Outdoor Event Stand – The Pagoda

The Pagoda, boasting the largest stock in Scotland, and possibly the UK, these marquees are not just shelters but architectural statements that can elevate any event, be it a branded corporate gathering a community festival, a game fair or large sporting event. The...

Drone Show Suppliers List 2024

Drone Show Suppliers List 2024

Gone are the days when fireworks were the only option for a spectacular show. Now, as the public becomes increasingly aware of the environmental impact and the distress caused to wildlife and pets, the shift towards a more sustainable spectacle is evident. In the...

Outdoor Sports Event Managers, Have You Tamed The Devil?

Outdoor Sports Event Managers, Have You Tamed The Devil?

Event managers tasked with the demanding role of coordinating large outdoor sports events, we are firmly of the belief that the devil is in the detail. Here are some valuable points from Purvis Marquee Hire to ensure your event is as seamless as it is spectacular:...

Outdoor Music Event, Beyond Just Marquee Hire

Outdoor Music Event, Beyond Just Marquee Hire

As I reflect on the journey of Purvis Marquees, I'm reminded that the melody of a music event is not just in its performances but also in the symphony of its organisation. Our expertise is the backdrop to many of the crescendos that the live music industry has...

Preferred Choice for Local Authorities

Preferred Choice for Local Authorities

Walking through the vibrant streets of cities and towns across Cumbria and Scotland, you can't help but notice the myriad of events that bring communities together. From local fairs in town squares to grand festivals in expansive city parks, each gathering is a...

Temporary Buildings for Livestock

Temporary Buildings for Livestock

As the team behind Purvis Marquee Hire, we've always prided ourselves on providing exceptional services for events, and corporate gatherings. But recently, we've noticed a surge in a different kind of request: supporting farmers with temporary housing for their...

Your Corporate Event In 2024

Your Corporate Event In 2024

If you're still hooked on the same old venues, cramped spaces, and dimly lit rooms, it's time to see the light—literally. We, at Purvis Marquees, want to make a bold claim: 2024 is the golden era for hosting your events outdoors in jaw-dropping locations. And why is...

Food and Drink Events, get the buzz right.

Food and Drink Events, get the buzz right.

The world of food and drink events—a vibrant tapestry of tastes, sights, and sounds, where people come together to celebrate, discover, and indulge. At Purvis Marquee Hire, we've seen a lot, done a considerable amount and yes, we have quite a few stories to tell. From...

Outdoor Event Checklist

Outdoor Event Checklist

A Quick Guide to Planning Your Outdoor Event with Purvis Marquee Hire Hello, event managers and organisers! Planning an outdoor event in the UK can be a fantastic venture, as you will find it also comes with its unique challenges and considerations. The following list...

Transform Your Trade Show Experience

Transform Your Trade Show Experience

Ah, trade shows! The buzzing energy of entrepreneurs, the sparkle of shiny new products, and the hum of networking—all within a bustling space. But what if we told you that your next trade show could be something more than just a bunch of stalls in a hall? Imagine a...

Elevate Your Sporting Event to Legendary Status

Elevate Your Sporting Event to Legendary Status

When it comes to orchestrating premier sporting events, I know that you, as an event manager, have a mammoth task at hand. We've been on the frontlines of some of the UK's most prestigious sporting events and we both know, a seamless event requires not just robust...

Large Temporary Structure Hire

Large Temporary Structure Hire

When Time is of the Essence One of the most striking features of Purvis Marquee Hire is our agility and speed. In a situation where every moment counts, such as the aftermath of a fire or other disaster, we've always come through in the clutch. Our vast stock of...

The Mind-Map to Awe-Inspiring Events

The Mind-Map to Awe-Inspiring Events

The Psychology of Event Planning with Purvis Marquees Imagine this: You've just arrived at an event, and the second you step in, there's an electrifying atmosphere. The lighting is soft but dramatic, the layout leads you naturally through an awe-inspiring journey, and...

Hybrid Events 101

Hybrid Events 101

Navigating the Future with Purvis Marquee Hire The atmosphere at Purvis Marquee Hire crackles with energy whenever the blueprint for a hybrid event lands on our desks. For those still acclimatising to this blend of the virtual and the physical, let me say this: hybrid...

The Rise of Green Celebrations

The Rise of Green Celebrations

A Deep Dive into Sustainable Event Planning Imagine: you’re in the middle of orchestrating the largest tech conference of the year. The clock is running down fast and every ticking second is a Slack message, a phone buzz, a new problem to solve. Suddenly, amidst the...

The Power of Events

The Power of Events

Maybe you've organised conferences in bustling hotels and intimate gatherings in chic westend rooftop bars. Consider an elegant marquee tent, surrounded by nature's grandeur, it always leaves an incredible impression when done right. People often underestimate the...

MARQUEE HIRE NEAR ME

MARQUEE HIRE NEAR ME

From Purvis Marquee Hire's perspective we're diving into a subject that's essential for both our customers and us—why "near me" Google searches matter, particularly in the event marquee hire industry. The Power of Proximity Let's face it, when you're planning an...

How much does it cost to hire an event marquee?

How much does it cost to hire an event marquee?

The answer to this question comes from knowing the answer to the following questions: What location (address), this will determine transport and logistics. The date of your event is important, while we have a large quantity of stock we are committed to large events...

VSA Charity Event – Balmoral Castle

VSA Charity Event – Balmoral Castle

CASE STUDY VSA Charity - Balmoral CastleSituation To mark the charities 150th anniversary they were granted the honor of holding the event in the grounds of Balmoral Castle by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who has supported the charity for many years.Task Provide a...

COVID-19 Test Stations

COVID-19 Test Stations

CASE STUDY COVID-19 EMERGENCY FACILITIESSituation The Scottish Government have started to ramp up their requirements for test centres to be built within major cities around Scotland. With the rapidly changing need for these facilities the reaction needs to be...

Helping Segregate Key-workers During Lunch Breaks

Helping Segregate Key-workers During Lunch Breaks

Further to the Scottish Government announcement from Edinburgh yesterday that included - ensuring we keep teams of workers and employees segregated. Purvis Marquee Hire are already on the case. In support of getting the economy back on track, we are already providing...

Helping Segregate Key-workers During Lunch Breaks

Emergency Facilities

CASE STUDY COVID-19 EMERGENCY FACILITIESSituation Due to the pandemic shutdown our client found themselves in a complex situation. How do they continue to produce much needed food for the UK while comply with the strict restrictions put in place by the government.Task...

Castles, Historic Houses, Stately Homes as Venues

Castles, Historic Houses, Stately Homes as Venues

Are you the event manager of a Stately home, castle, historic building or country hotel? If you are planning an event at one of these types of venues Purvis can and will support you. With a royal warrant and the experience of working at royal residences such as...

Support Structures, Temporary and Modular Building

Support Structures, Temporary and Modular Building

You maybe know that we have a division of Purvis Marquees dedicated to modular and efficient building design, both temporary and semi-permanent. Purvis Structures  posted a short video clip showing the type of work they are commissioned to do:Purvis Structures...

Film and TV UK Festivals

Film and TV UK Festivals

Purvis have a great relationship working with various production companies supporting their location based activity. Most recently with Universal on the FF9 Fast & Furious franchise to way back with Mentorn, working on "Robot Wars" TV series. With that in mind, I...

Great Run Company

Great Run Company

CASE STUDY THE GREAT RUN COMPANY Situation The Great Run Company is the UKs biggest mass participation sport business, every year they organise 12 events with 8 of these held in major cities. 250,000 people are inspired to participate with £24m raised for a huge range...

Purvis Marquees Awarded Safe Contractor Status

Purvis Marquees Awarded Safe Contractor Status

Purvis Marquee Hire Ltd are proud to announce that we have been awarded our certificate of accreditation by Alcumus SafeContractor in the work categories of: Ability to Subcontract Events and Leisure Management Principal Contractor Temporary Structures In the industry...

Fast and Furious 9 Film Work

Fast and Furious 9 Film Work

CASE STUDY FAST AND FURIOUS FILM WORK Situation FF9 Pictures were planning the filming of the Fast & Furious 9 which would be based in various film locations around the city centre of Edinburgh. Task Purvis Marquees were approached to provide much of the...

Purvis Marquees at Hampton Court

Purvis Marquees at Hampton Court

  The 2019 Concours of Elegance took place from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September at Hampton Court Palace. The Concours of Elegance began at Windsor Castle in 2012, before moving to St James’s Palace in 2013, Hampton Court Palace in 2014 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in...

Reviewed on Google by our customers

Reviewed on Google by our customers

As you may gather, you, our customers are very important to us and we do our utmost to give you a service that you are more than happy with.  We deal in facts, accountability, responsibility, ensuring you are consulted and informed. This means that beyond working with...

Wedding at Rugby Club, Edinburgh

Wedding at Rugby Club, Edinburgh

You want your wedding day to be perfect in every way. With experience of hundreds of wedding marquees, we understand the desire for it to be an amazing day. We aim to manage our part of your day professionally and efficiently so that you can enjoy your wedding....

Edinburgh Cocktail Week Sponsored By Purvis

Edinburgh Cocktail Week Sponsored By Purvis

As Edinburgh Cocktail Week launches tonight at the Cocktail Village in Festival Square we will be updating our social channels with film, photography and interviews. We are passionate about helping the events industry be the best that it can be, our sponsorship in...

Housing for Livestock

Housing for Livestock

Are you bursting at the seams to accommodate a new intake? As we well know cattle are substantially bigger than they were 40 years ago and both sheep and pigs have gone that way too (breed dependent). You maybe need temporary calving shelters / cattle nursery housing...

Purvis Marquees, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Silver Partner

Purvis Marquees, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Silver Partner

It is with great honour that Purvis Marquees became Silver Partners of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the world’s leading achievement award for young people. They are a Charity and aim to create a world where young people can reach...

Purvis Marquee Hire Ltd

4b East Mains, Ingliston Road
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, EH28 8NB

Freephone - 0800 026 8451
0131 335 3685
(24 Hour - Emergency Contact)

Purvis Marquee Hire Ltd

4b East Mains, Ingliston Road
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, EH28 8NB

Freephone - 0800 026 8451
0131 335 3685

(24 Hour - Emergency Contact)

 

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