Newmarket Food & Drink Festival September 2018
We were delighted to sponsor our local Newmarket Food & Drink Festival as well as providing our marquees!
As a local, family run company we feel it is very important to support our local community.
Traditional Marquee Wedding September 2018
We recently supplied a beautiful, traditional marquee to create that quintessentially English, rustic, country wedding.
VIP Corporate Event September 2018
We recently provided some of our amazing Chinese Top Hats for a local corporate event.
We also transformed the onsite restaurant for an evening reception filled with VIP guests.
Long Term Hire
Marquees aren't just for weddings!
Frame Marquees are freestanding structures using a metal frame with white PVC roof and walls and used more on hard standing areas where the marquee can be weighted as opposed to staked. Frame marquees are also ideal when you are looking to join straight to a building.
Here is an example of our recent work.
Country Wedding July 2018
One of our wedding marquees from
the weekend. We couldn’t have wished for more fantastic weather for this lovely
couple. What a location!
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Guineas Ball 2018
The Guineas Ball 2018 creation ⭐️✨
What an incredible night! Hats off to Julie & Derek Thompson, Emma, Tolly & all the committee for raising lots of money for three local charities: The Injured Jockeys Fund's 3rd Rehabilitation Centre, St Nicholas Hospice and My Wish Charity for West Suffolk Hospital. This amazing event seated 400 guests, dining to include stars from Coronation Street, Made in
Chelsea, Strictly Come Dancing and many more!
Marquee: The Highfield Event Group
Catering: Crown Catering
Sound Production: 3D Events Productions
Loos: Classical Toilet Hire
Oval Mirror Bar: Intents Effects
Silver Chiavari chairs: Rosetone
25m frame marquee
Our 25m wide frame marquee has just arrived here at HQ, the busy season has started here at The Highfield Event Group!
Large marquees allow customers to maximise the space available, they are quick to assemble and offer the highest level of safety. It makes them so easy to use for a wide range of occasions including weddings, shows, festivals and corporate events.
Wedding season has begun! It's going to be a busy year for us at Highfield.
18th Birthday Party - 27th January 2018
We created a beautiful 18th Birthday party at the weekend. Our client wanted a spectacular chic and flawless design throughout the marquee.
Open Weekend 2018 - March 17th & 18th
Highfield Event Group invites you to join us on 17th & 18th March 2018 for our Open Weekend. Call in between 11am - 4pm to view our beautiful marquees and meet the experts to talk through your wedding ideas and party planning.
View a range of furniture, linings, dance floors, entertainment, tableware, flowers and lighting options.
We look forward to welcoming you to the event and helping you create your special day. Keep an eye out on our social media for regular updates.
Shortlist for East & East Anglia Family Business Award
We're thrilled to be shortlisted for the East & East Anglia Family Business of the Year Awards 2018. Voting is so easy and we'd love your support! Please follow the link here. Thank you to everyone who have voted. We’d like to show how much a family businesses can achieve!
Results will be announced at The May Fair Hotel on 7th June 2018.
Please click here for more information on the awards.
Magical Christmas Party - 22 December 2017
Our client wanted to hang baubles at the top of the ceiling of the marquee to mirror what Annabel Club London have done in the past during the Christmas period. This shows you can do anything creative inside of a marquee. The final product looks so magical and stunning!
Thank you to everyone involved to help pull this off!
Christmas Day Marquee Extension - 25th December 2017
We created a temporary marquee extension from the house for a client for Christmas day dinner! You can add decor, lighting, flooring, heating and furniture. If you would like us to create something spectacular for any occasion contact us on 01638 743860. This is perfect for any dinner party not just for Christmas!
We were able to support DIY SOS in Mildenhall this year and provide a catering marquee for the workers to have a coffee/tea break.
Simon's life was changed in early 2015 when he was left brain damaged after a unprovoked attack at a football game.
We were delighted to be part of the great project and support Simon Dobbins & his Family. More than 300 volunteers gave up their time to renovate their home. The show relies on the support and generosity of local tradespeople to carry out the work.
No date has yet been set for the programme to be aired.
Mystical Christmas Party - 8 December 2017
Highfield Event Group turned a sports centre into a mystical magical Christmas party. We were responsible for creative design and event management for the night, along with sourcing and coordinating all suppliers involved.
Steele Bodger Rugby Match - 22 November 2017
We were absolutely delighted to provide a marquee for the Cambridge University vs Steele Bodger's Rugby Match. This will mark the 70th time Micky Steele Bodger has brought a side to Grange Road, Cambridge. The marquee was used for guests to enjoy food and drink in the warmth.
Corporate celebration- 10 November 2017
Today we have been working at Rose Builders, a family run firm like us! – specialising in building & developing.
A simple frame marquee for staff & guests to enjoy a tea-party to celebrate the end of another successful build. We have used clear sides to keep visible from inside as much of the building as possible.
Corporate opening- 27 October 2017
We provided a clear span marquee for 100 VIP guests for the official opening of the K4 Operations Centre at John Henry Group. The food looked delicious and this was catered by Elizabeth Hall Event Design.
Clear span marquees are ideal for a corporate event for a small or large space.
Jesus College reception event - 10 October 2017
The Earl of Wessex opens the new West Court at Jesus College, Cambridge. A reception event was then held where the Earl met the college students, we had the pleasure in helping out on the day for the reception including Event Management and hiring out one of our marquees.
A fabulous Wedding in Newmarket - 16 September 2017
Decking viewing platform installed to stunning wedding marquee
Highfield provided a decking walkway to the most amazing wedding marquee – we don’t just do marquees! Our in-house carpenter provided a decking walkway and firework viewing platform to this exquisite wedding structure. Contact us for more details about balconies and walkways to your wedding or party marquee email@example.com.
Wedding: Burnham Overy Staithe, September 2017
We headed to the beautiful Burnham Overy Staithe, we helped create a Kenya inspired wedding in the intriguing rustic and country setting. Bright fun colours were used in the dining marquee, it was a great contrast between the two. The day was shared with 180 guests, many close friends joined to make the occasion a memorable collaboration of helping hands.
Bugsy Malone theme joint 50th & 21st Birthday Party
We created a Bugsy Malone themed joint 50th and 21st Birthday party in Essex. Claire worked very closely with our client, to produce a fully functioning live Bugsy Malone themed party set for 250 guests. Guests were welcomed into the marquee by a live cast, and were entertained throughout dinner by a fully choreographed performances before our DJ, kicked in to take the party through until 3am. Anything is possible with the theme and effects.
Summer Wedding - 5th August 2017
On the 5th August we headed to Snailwell for a Summer wedding. We provided our completely clear wedding marquee which has been very popular throughout 2017. The pink hues of the florals and hanging lanterns really complemented the interior perfectly, it was a very romantic setting.
Corporate Fun day - 29 July 2017
We helped create a family fun day for a Corporate Shipping Company at Felixstowe. Our team were on hand to arrange the following for our client: giant games and team building, face-painting, fun fair stalls and bouncy castle, ice cream van, BBQ, first aid, prize giving.
All event management was done by us at Highfield Event Group.
The team had lots of fun on the day and really enjoyed themselves!
Hemmingford Abbots Wedding, 22 July 2017
We headed to Hemmingford and we were very lucky to provide them with a traditional canvas pole marquee and event management for their wedding. They had fairy light canopy throughout the entire ceiling and a flower chandelier over the dance floor which was very beautiful. Each place setting had a tied bunch of delicate flowers to compliment the overall wedding flowers. We had lace and hessian runners on our bare rustic wooden banquet dining tables.
Cereals show Hutchinson 14 & 15 June 2017
Cereals this year was in Lincoln. We provide a variety of corporate exhibition show ground marquees for our clients. All marquees are frame clear-span structures and can incorporate as much or as little branding as required by our client. Please contact us if you're exhibiting at the Cereals Show in 2018 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for a quotation. Cereals will be returning to Duxford, Cambridgeshire in 2018.
A Spring Wedding in Foxton, 13th May 2017
This wedding was based in Foxton & 120 guests attended. We had a traditional canvas pole wedding marquee with stunning fairy lights which wrapped around the king poles and exterior. Ladders suspended overhead with hops and greenery. The decor had a vintage flare, fun and very whimsical!
STUNNING 21ST BIRTHDAY
Our in-house event management team were in full flow ensuring our clients 21st birthday party truly was a night to remember. The YouTube sensation Hobbie Stuart played 2 stunning sets and the guests danced until dawn.
Family Business of the Year Awards 2017
On Thursday June 8th we were thrilled to hear we were runner up in the East and East Anglia Regional category!
We had found out earlier this year that The Highfield Event Group was short-listed as finalist in the regional as well as the Public Choice awards.
Congratulations to all who took part, we are all winners!
Norfolk Luncheon party
Delightful lunch party in Burnhman Overy Staithe this weekend, where 40 guests relaxed in the sun and enjoyed fabulous views.
The Suffolk Show 2017
Another roaring success this year! After over a month of installation, the sun shone on two fun packed days at Trinity Park. Our clients were delighted, as were we.
Traditional wedding marquee - Norfolk
We headed to Morningthorpe in Norfolk last week, where we installed a beautiful natural canvas traditional marquee for a beautiful countryside wedding that was held on Saturday. It was a pleasure be part of this event, and we loved working alongside our new Norfolk catering friends from The Running Duck Company. Hopefully this will be the first of many such collaborations!
Spring wedding bliss
Walkern Hall provided a stunning backdrop to this beautiful spring wedding. We enjoyed working alongside this venue again, and it is worth bearing in mind that we work with many other such lovely venues throughout the region.
London Area Conference April 2017
We have been working this week on a small conference in the greater London area for a new corporate client. Lovely to have you onboard!
Under the Sea - April 2017
This weekend, the Highfield Event Group provided the marquee but also themed and event managed a stunning event in Thurlow, Suffolk. This was a themed 21st birthday day, which was a stunning affair!
Our Open day!
The Highfield Event Group held its annual Open Day on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of March. The weather was simply glorious and our traditional canvas and clearspan frame marquees looked amazing in the spring sun. We had a fantastic time talking to many brides and grooms to be and talk through their plans and ideas. We were were thrilled to have worked with several of our regular suppliers, these included CMA, Covers by Gill, Simply Linen, CTN Carpet, Crown Catering, Elisabeth Hall Catering, The Hanging Lantern Company, Intents, Jade's Flowers, Tollys flowers and Bottle Proof.
Join us on our next Open Days this March
We are hosting an Open Day weekend on Saturday March 25th and Sunday March 26th 2017 at our premises in Cambridgeshire. Please call Alix on 01638 743 860 to book an appointment. You can view our fully decorated Frame and Traditional Marquees and chat to our team
Coming of age birthday party - Newmarket
We were thrilled to be part of a very special 18th Birthday Party in Newmarket recently. 150 guests attended this distinctive and chic celebration, where the elegant interior reflected a strong Italian feel. Daring to go against the normal black starlit nightclub interior widely used for 18th parties, we were able to show that taking risks can pay off! We used a flat lining ivory marquee on 3 meter high legs. We kept all the colours neutral, from the linings, to the carpet to the table linen to the dancefloor. We then injected thousands of candles, ambient lamps, funky coloured LED cube seats and a master install of lighting production over the dancefloor which brought the marquee to LIFE in THE MOST magical way. The WOW factor was the life size blossom tree which we installed in the centre.
Marquee and Event Management by The Highfield Event Group Ltd
Catering by Nicky Swinburn, Newmarket Security by Safe Door Security, Newmarket DJ,
sound and lighting supplied by the Highfield Event Group Ltd
Claire's wedding New Year's Eve 2016
On December 31st, our very own Claire Chapman tied the knot and became Mrs Claire Rigarlsford-Chapman. Claire's marquee was a winter wonderland of rich colours and blooms, a truly romantic fairytale brought to life before our every eyes and illustrated to aptly why winter is such a fabulous season to tie the knot!
Marquee and Event Management by The Highfield Event Group Ltd
A sumptuous affair - Norfolk September 2016
A romantic and magical setting for a beautiful Norfolk wedding, held the first weekend of September, the soft, warm light cast by the festoon lighting and candles reflected off the greenery and tableware, enhancing and embellishing everything it shone on.
Glorious Lanwade Hall
A beautiful wedding celebration held in this stunning Cambridgeshire in setting.
A traditional marquee that gave a lovely, rustic feel to the celebrations.
A brand new Roder UK marquee
A semi permanent structure with hard sides for Cheffins. A pristine, top range marquee
Cambridge Conference August 2016
A great conference held this summer
A summer wedding with a charming bohemian feel - July 2016
Beautiful touches crafted by the bride herself, where the personality of the happy couple shone through
Starry night wedding celebration June 2016
Newmarket June 2016 Birthday celebration
A 21st birthday party with a 70s vibe. How wonderfully vibrant and colourful it was!
Jesus College Graduation June 2016
A beautiful day despite the rain.
Cereals Show - 15 & 16th June 2016
A fixture in the agricultural calendar, this year the Cereals Show was held on June 15th 7 16th in Hertfordshire. This year we once again supplied a variety of sizes and shapes of marquees, complete with flooring and furniture.
The annual event held in the beautiful college grounds, Another fabulous one this year despite the weather's best attempts at rain.
Our second wedding for this charming family - June 2016
Another fantastic year at The Suffolk Show! This is the beautiful Co-op marquee. It is just another example of what we can do for you to make your event truly unique and special!
June 4th - WEDDING VOWS RENEWAL
A beautiful, emotional gathering took place in the early summer sun.
For this event, we not only provided the marquee and accessories, but also all the event management.
A wonderful day we were privileged to be a part of.
A grand birthday celebration - in style. May 2016
A vintage sale with a difference! Cheffins Ely May 2016
A beautiful wedding - May 2016
Weekend of May 7th: a Wedding Reception with a cool twist! This just shows how creative you
can be with the blank canvas of a marquee for your wedding reception.
Everything special about the day for you, you can bring right to the forefront.
Even a blue car inside the marquee! There are very few boundaries so just let
your imagination go wild as did our client here. Fabulous photos. Fabulous wedding!
Sunday, 1st of May 2016 "Baby Shower"
We were delighted to be involved in such a lovely event held on May Day in sunny Cambridgeshire.
Saturday, 5th March, 2016 - "Isleham Horse Trials 2016"
We were proud once again to be a part of Isleham Horse Trials 2016. Despite the weather's best efforts, a great day was had by all who attended! Our marquee showed how versatile it could be, as a pop-up cafe.
Saturday, 5th March, 2016 - "Highfield Event Group sponsors Event Rider Alison Wallace"
The Highfield Event Group were thrilled to be sponsoring Event Rider Alison Wallace in her quest for victory at the Isleham Horse Trials. Great to see Team Wallace repping their Highfield kit!
Saturday, 20th February, 2016 - "First wedding of 2016"
A lovely setting for our first wedding set up of 2016. A frame marquee with flat lining was the order of the day for this Bride & Groom. Lets hope it was the start of their happy ever after.
Wednesday, 17th February, 2016 - "Launch of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class"
We were pleased to work for Mercedes-Benz and be a part of the exciting launch for their new C-Class. They tied the launch in with a fashion show at the Cambridge, Peterborough and Norwich branches, where we turned their showrooms in to a live catwalk!
Thursday, 4th February, 2016 - "Charity Auction for Neuroblastoma UK"
What a great night had by all at the charity auction for Neuroblastoma. It even saw us rubbing shoulders with Alan Carr Chatty Man and Jacqueline Wilson.
We hope lots of money was raised for a very worthwhile cause
Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 - "Lloyds exhibit at LAMMA 2016"
The UK's leading Farm Machinery Equipment and Services Show takes place this week. The Highfield Team have been on site installing the stand for Lloyds Banking. The hidden heaters will be a welcome addition to the marquee this week!
Thursday, 24th December, 2015 - "This is how we spent our Christmas Eve..... building a Santa's Grotto"
.....we were building a magical Santa's Grotto at our clients beautiful house.
With real snow, a polar bear and a throne for Santa!, it looked truly spectacular when the sun went down.....
Monday, 21st December, 2015 - A Party Marquee attached to the Garage!
This is fantastic example of how flexible our marquees can be. This structure has been joined on to an existing garage - and you wouldn't even know! Along with the clever lighting it has created a great space and atmosphere for a party.
The 'pink' lit area is the Garage and the 'blue' area is the marquee.
Wednesday, 16th December, 2015 - "A Christmas spectacular transformation from the Highfield Event Management Team "
The Highfield Event Team were tasked with transforming a plain room to a Christmas night to remember for the Base 4 employees.
From venue design and decorating, catering, cocktails and entertainment - which included the amazing table magician Phil Jay who really wowed the audience. Phil has performed at over five thousand events and has never failed to impress, including performing at Royal Events! We were very lucky to have him on board.
See the results for yourself below.
Wednesday, 2nd December, 2015 - Arm celebrating 25 years!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Arm are celebrating their 25th birthday and they really know how to celebrate in style. The Highfield Team were thrilled to be a part of the happy occasion and provide a huge 50m x 20m marquee. Complete with an array of activities, music and a stylish looking bar on wheels we're sure a great day was had by all.
With thanks to Thomas Ellwood photography we are pleased to be able to provide an insight to the day
Friday, 27th November, 2015 - Presents Galore at Newmarket Racecourse
The Christmas countdown has begun! We were thrilled to be getting in to the Christmas spirit by putting up this marquee for the Presents Galore Christmas Fair at the Newmarket Racecourse this weekend.
Wednesday, 25th November, 2015 - Steele Bodger Corporate Rugby Day
A day of rugby, good food and a bit of rain! This was Steele Bodgers 68th annual match between Oxford and Cambridge.
Taking place each year and growing with each one, this corporate event is a must in any sporting fans diary.
Wednesday, 18th November, 2015 - Corporate Grand Opening of State of the Art Mushroom Farm
This was a huge marquee to cater for the large number of staff attending the grand opening of this State of the Art Mushroom Farm. They certainly know how to celebrate the evening even included a firework display!
Luckily storm Barney chose the previous day to hit and we're proud to say our marquee stood up to the Barney challenge.
Saturday 31st October, 2015 - Ford Motor Group Fleet Driving Day
Providing a corporate marquee for the Ford Motor Group Fleet Driving Day
Saturday, 10th October, 2015 - Senate House, Cambridge
Senate House provided the latest backdrop for our marquee
Assisting with their campaign launch we got to work with some great people and hope it was a good weekend all round
Sunday, 4th October, 2015 - Open Day at Paddocks House
Thank you to Paddocks House for kindly allowing us to showcase our marquees as part of their Wedding Exhibition
The Highfield Team had a great day chatting with excited Bride & Grooms
Our suppliers helped to create the ideal features to really highlight how beautiful a marquee can be!
CMA Hire for the table layout and decorations
Covers by Gill for the lovely Chair Covers
Classical Toilet Hire for the Loo's
Intents Effects for the amazing starlit dance floor
Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 - Chelsea College of Arts Parade Ground, Chelsea, London
Freshers Fair! Another event we were delighted to be involved in
Judging by the queue this was a much anticipated event
Saturday, 26th September, 2015 - Aldeburgh Food Festival
Taking place in the beautiful setting of Snape Malting, we were thrilled to assist with the Aldeburgh Food Festival marquees. We hope a great weekend was had by all
Monday, 21st September, 2015 - Conference Marquee Cambridge University
What a three week period Highfield staff had in Cambridge assisting with a conference marquee at Churchill College for 400 guests per day! We managed the turnaround between each conference, relaying carpet, flooring, re-positioning and redesigning the furniture layout
The marquee was used for delegate refreshment breaks, conference networking, exhibition stands and evening entertainment throughout the day and evening of three individual 3-day conferences
This is a great example of how versatile a marquee can be
Saturday, 19th September, 2015 - Harry Potter Wedding Reception
Delighted to team up with Harry Potter wedding Theming Company 'Magical Wedding Rentals' on the WOW factor wedding.
Beautiful photos supplied by Roger Brown Photography
Marquees, interiors and drapes supplied by the Highfield Event Group Ltd
Saturday, 12th September, 2015 - Wedding with a Car in the marquee!
We love this Bride & Grooms addition to our marquee
What a fun quirky centre piece for their special day
Thursday, 10th September, 2015 - Working with Velvet Magazine for their A/W Fashion Show
What a fantastic effect! John Treby you are a complete superstar! A design genius!
The Catwalk which we installed for the Autumn/Winter Velvet Magazine Fashion Show at Granary Barns
We LOVE it
Saturday, 5th September, 2015 - Working with Bernadette Chapman of Dream Occasions
What a pleasure it was working with Bernadette. the most beautiful and elegant wedding marquee creation
Saturday, 5th September, 2015 - Event Management working with Lobster Pot Catering
Blue & green were the colours of the day
Event Management and marquee hire supplied by the Highfield Event Group
Saturday, 29th August, 2015 - Party marquee for a 40th
An extension on to a Hotel for a 40th Birthday party with a difference
Saturday, 8th August, 2015 - Quintessentially English Wedding Reception at Hemingford Abbots
Marquee & Event Management by Claire Champman at the Highfield Event Group
A traditional lined reception marquee with a pealight canopy throughout. Simple but oh so very effective.
Teaming up with the Cambridge Dining Company for catering, The Mini Big Band and Sliding Vinyl for music, Larkspur Floral Display, Tom's Cakes, Routes Master Bus, Jo Adams Wedding Make-Up, Cloud Nine Wedding Cars and the Rose String Quartet
A receipe for success - a fantastic day and evening......
Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 - Working at Ipswich Town Football Club
Sporting venues are perfectly flat for a marquee! Popped this one up this morning for a corporate event at Ipswich FC.
Saturday, 4th July, 2015 - The ultimate in elegant country weddings
This is the most beautiful country wedding which we installed a traditional marquee for
The elegant long banquet tables dressed in creams and ivory's really set the scene for a breathtaking finished marquee
Saturday, 4th July, 2015 - Working at Lanwades Park, Newmarket, Suffolk
A beautiful traditional canvas marquee set in a beautiful wedding venue
Working with our friends at Landwades Park Wedding Venue
Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 - Norfolk Show
Providing Corporate Hospitality marquees at the Royal Norfolk Show
Tuesday, 16th June, 2015 - St Johns College May Ball 2015
We were proud this year to be involved in one of the biggest Cambridge May Balls at St Johns College
This took our involvement to 4 of the University Balls held during May Ball Week
Saturday, 13th June, 2015 - 80's Birthday Party with Event Management
Welcome to our 80's theme 50th Birthday Party held in Barnet. Marquee design and Event Management by the Highfield Event Group's Claire Chapman.
Starting with a frame marquee adjoining the house with a flat white lining gave us a blank canvas to work from. We then added some clever LED lighting and once the sun had set, the colours were fab!
We arrange for our client:
Marquee and design
Theming and props
DJ and sound production
Cocktail service and flairers
Event Management on the day and evening
We worked closely with a catering company which was booked directly by the client, but one whom we work with very regularly.
Saturday, 6th June, 2015, - Wedding Party with the wow factor!
This party had the ultimate wow factor! Totally wedding white for early evening and dinner - then transformed into a party venue with colour for later in the evening.
Saturday, 30 May, 2015 - Rustic hessian country wedding
Our beautiful canvas pole wedding marquee. Elegantly decorated with bunting and beige cloths by our clients, this really does look lovely we hope you agree,
Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 - Working for Investec International Specialist Banking & Asset Management Company
Set in the beautiful gardens of Walkern Hall, we were delighted to provide Investec with a traditional marquee to host their Garden Party this afternoon