Happy birthday to you: throwing the perfect party.

Weddings are our most popular event so it’s often easy to forget that we cater for all sorts of other occasions and what better reason to celebrate than a birthday! Birthdays are usually a much less stressful event than weddings (unless you’re getting older) and the planning is often easier. Here are a few things you need to think about:

The Venue-
Depending on the size of your event the venue is the most important part, otherwise where will all your guests go? It needs to have the space and functionality for a dance and a good time- that is what everyone wants at a party after all. Think about what you want from the birthday, for example do you want a sit down dinner or just a knees up, the venue you decide on needs to be based around your idea of fun! It also has to accommodate for any extras you want to include, make sure you think about that bigger picture.

Parties are usually about the alcohol and drunk dancing but that’s not to say there won’t be any food – after all you need to soak up the extra booze. Depending on the amount of guests you should decide what will be cost effective. We don’t think you can go wrong with a buffet. An array of plates filled with all that carbalicious goodness. Perfect for dipping in and out of throughout the night and if there’s anything left over, what more could you want for a hangover?

Pick a theme and stick to it early on, it will make planning so much easier. If you are of simple taste then a few balloons will be more than enough. If you want an extravagant display then pick decorations that tie together. Banners, balloons and party poppers are a standard choice but maybe adding additional bunting, candy carts and a photo booth will take your birthday to the level that nobody will forget.

Disco disco-
Is it really a party without a DJ and dancing? Our advice when picking a venue is make sure you have a dance floor and if a dj isn’t included, that you can hire one. As the night goes on and people get more involved, it will start to become a night that people will talk about for years to come. Dad dancing will be out in full force and it will be laughter all round.

Luckily, we have a one stop solution for all of these things – the marquee is just the start. If you want the great night without the fuss then give us a call!


A massive thank you for providing an amazing and unique tent for our wedding. We were both so glad we went with the stretch tent for something a bit different and we couldn’t have been more pleased! All of our guests said how fabulous it looked! A big thank you also to everyone at Morton’s for helping and answering all of our questions in the run up to our big day. I definitely feel I know more about luxury toilets and generators! We would recommend Morton’s to anyone planning a wedding and wanting a tent which is a little different.

We were delighted with the marquee supplied by Morton’s Events.

Our guests were bowled over by the interlinking hexagonal “pods” (as we called them) and all commented on how special it made the wedding breakfast seem. We managed to accomodate 170 guests in plentiful space while making it seem intimate and cosy.

Mortons’ staff were incredibly helpful,flexible and obliging and decorated the marquee beautifully,with fairy lights and a fabulous starcloth ceiling over the dance “pod”.

Together with table decorations designed by my daughter,the effect created was magical,or as one guest put it “breathtaking.”

We would unhesitatingly advise any family contemplating a wedding in a marquee to opt for Morton’s.

Morton’s were professional, accurate, knowledgable and nothing seemed a problem.


The pods lend themselves in any situation and function and looked far better than we had both dreamed of.
Thank you Simon for making our day go without a hitch and for all your hard work and for what seemed like ours was the only function that year!

We had Mortons marques for our daughters wedding. With 200 guests we had 5 pods, a 5×5 square for the bar area and another as the entrance.

The seating for the guests wrapped round the dance floor giving a wonderful view to all and creating a great atmosphere. Mortons were so helpful always at the end of the phone and the whole day and all preparations went to plan. We would definitely use them again.