Outdoor seating is nothing new – but socially distanced seating is!

A few months ago the phrase “socially distanced” would have meant nothing to you. In fact we Googled it, and ‘social distancing’ didn’t really much to anyone before Coronavirus evolved. Today the world has changed, and the restrictions placed on our movement and gatherings have had quite an impact – not only on what we…

Social distancing in pubs, bars and restaurants

The lockdown restrictions on pubs and restaurants have prevented them from opening – and even now there is no clarity on when they can start trading properly again. But, from July, there is a possibility they can start serving – and D&S Marquees have the solution. If you’re in Devon or Somerset – or even…

Top 6 tips for fallback event planning during the crisis

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Tens of thousands of events in Devon and Somerset through April and May have been postponed or cancelled, and big question marks loom over events in June and July. Will the country be open for business or locked down? You can still make your dream event happen – albeit with some necessary changes to your…

Our guide to marquee sizes

If you have an event to plan and you’re unsure of the number of confirmed guests, that’s not necessarily a problem. Especially in this crisis, planning for a future event has some uncertainty around guest numbers, so it’s important that we’re flexible. Many of our marquee options are modular – so we can add or…

Don’t let Coronavirus spoil your plans – refundable deposits

Coronavirus has thrown us all into uncertainty. Sadly many of you will be planning events this summer – whether weddings, birthdays or corporate events – not knowing if you’ll be able to gather friends together or not. It’s a small way of helping, but if you’re looking for marquee hire in Devon or Somerset we’re…

Finding the right marquee for your corporate event

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A flawless corporate event can look straightforward and simple to many of the guests, but backstage there’s an events manager who has organised everything, from the location to the room, stage, catering, decoration and seating plan. It can be months worth of planning because a large event requires excellent time management, research and marketing. If…