• Winner of "Best Marquee Interior Photo" 2013

Academy Marquees are awarded "Best Marquee Interior" at the Showmans Show 2013

Academy Marquees presence had been requested in the Custom Covers marquee at noon on the 23rd October 2013 at the Newbury showground where the Showmans Show is held each year. After winning "best marquee interior" in both 2010 and 2011 for the images shown below, there was some excitement surrounding the request of our presence amongst the Academy team.  

Winner of "Best Marquee Interior" 2010

Winner of "Best Marquee Interior" 2011

With both of these marquees being on quite a large scale it may have surprised a few that the image below from Academy Marquees took the prize this year. (Read more about 2010Read more about 2011)

Winner of "Best Marquee Interior" 2013

The winning marquee

Installed in the back garden a four story Notting Hill terraced property, this marquee provided quite a few challenges for the site team. Starting with the access, the only viable option was to pass all the marquee equipment through the basement window. Not only was this a challenge with the narrow steps leading to it off of a busy central London road but to make it tougher the property had bars running vertically down each of the windows. This meant that each item was passed carefully through the window, over a granite finished worktop and walked through the house out into the back garden.

Once the components were painstakingly walked through the house one by one, demanding two members of the team per item, its was time to start the incredibly tricky installation. Being careful not to damage flower beds as well as trees, each frame was worked into position on 3m legs. Again pulling on the roofs and fitting the star cloth lining was no easy task but once this was all in place it was time to hand over to Yes Events (lighting) and Bash Bars to add the finishing touches!

Client Testimonial

"I would like to thank you and all your team for everything that you have done over the last week or so with my garden marquee. It was simply wonderful and everyone commented on how beautiful it was. Thank you so much and I look forward to working with you again soon."


The client booked this marquee for a further three events in 2013.

With thanks to:


Yes Events


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By Elliott Kingston


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