We offer a complete service. From our initial meeting we will bespoke the marquee to your requirements and create a menu to suit. We make sure that you have all the right elements to make your day the perfect day.
Ground Control Marquees recently celebrated our tenth birthday.
Founder & Director
A family business
Please visit the websites of our sister companies
Fare Catering and Marquees is our sister company covering the same services as Ground Control Marquees. Please visit this site in order to view a more detailed and comprehensive list of services and venues.
Sussex and Surrey Tipi Hire offer the same great services and venues but under a different structure. Our giant hat Nordic tipis offer a fantastic alternative to the contemporary marquee structure.
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Think of a marquee as a blank canvas ready for you to create the right environment for you.
Our marquees come complete with ivory pleated linings throughout with mat flooring and stunning chandelier lighting to create the perfect mood. Changing the valance colour is a simple but effective way to bring a little colour into your marquee or if you have a wood floor then a choice of carpet colours awaits you.
Whatever your dream is let us know and we can create the perfect marquee.
Founder & Director
Behind the name
When proprietor Ben Mayhew was 3 years old in 1972 his father, Robin, was 'front of house' sound engineer for the David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust phenomenon. Using the famous line from Bowie's song Space Oddity he formed a sound system rental company called Ground Control. Throughout the rest of the '70's and the early '80s the successful venture engineered and supplied sound rigs to many big named artists of the day. It is the perfect name for our marquee hire and event organising company as we cover, and thereby 'control', the very ground on which your function takes place.