Services and Suppliers

These are our preferred suppliers.

These marquees and caterers are very much our preferred suppliers and you may use these with confidence.   In our experience the service and result produced by these companies is polished and first class.


Company Name Location Contact Web
Camelot Marquees Ltd Corfe Castle 01929 439177
Oakleaf Marquees Dorset 01258 520345
Coastal Tents Swanage 01929 505005
Abbas Marquees Somerset 01749 890909
DP Marquees Dorset 01258 452539


Name Based Contact Web
Rabbit & Rose (Nomad) Wareham 01929 551978
Beales Gourmet Catering Poole 01202 700992
Rebecca Green Catering Dorset 01300 348526

Other/Evening Catering

Name Based Contact Web
Long John's Fish & Chips Dorset 01202 791465
Mexi Mish Mash Swanage 07934 082906
Paul Loudon - BBQ Swanage 01929 427970

Wedding Cakes

Name Based Contact Web
Fancie Buns Cakery Poole 07796 614978
Hayley Jones Bournemouth 07535 627479
Iced Gems (Louise) Swanage 07846 044780
Alexa at Butterfingers Swanage 0787 6212402
Virginia Morris Studland 01929 450095 email
Godminster Cheese Somerset 01749 813733


Name Based Contact Web
Pains Fireworks Bournemouth 013794 884040
UK Firework Company London 0808 281 0115
SelStar Fireworks Chichester 01243 606777

Aerial Photography/Video

Name Based Contact Web
Rudolf and Gabriel Swanage 07748060562
Rudi kindly demonstrated his remote-controlled high-definition video quadcopter and gave us the results. Very impressive indeed - click the "must see" label on the heading to see this.

Other Hire

Name Based Contact Web
The White Chair Company Dorset 01202 804685


Name Based Contact Web
Paul Loudon Swanage 01929 427970
Mike Stone Bournemouth 07973 148773 -
Solly Bournemouth 01202 246607
Posh Pigs Dorchester 07977 079144
Dorset Catering Company Beaminster 01308 863339
Bar-B-Hire Poole 01202 718500
Purbeck Pigs Swanage 01929 439334

Sound and Lighting

Name Based Contact Web
Artiste Projection Bournemouth 01202 580596
Did a great job, competent and very professional.

Bar Services

Name Based Contact Web
Great Mobile Bar Dorset 0845 459 5510
The Cherry Bar Dorset 01305 307107


Name Based Contact Web
Chess Band Bournemouth 01202 576633 Chess brochure
A very experienced firstclass band who can play anything and are fronted by the lovely Michele who has the most wonderful, clear note perfect voice. Listened to them rapt all night. Highly Recommended
Emily Louisa Rowell Dorset 07759 146909 Emily Rowell
A very charming and accomplished harpist who adds grace and elegance to first class musicianship. She plays beautifuly to complement the event.
Claire Manners Dorset 07976 632766
A very good musician who can provide a full musical accompaniment either solo with backing tracks or as part of a band. Beautifully presented and first class musicianship. We were impressed.
Fantasia Music Bournemouth 01202 421743
An agency with a comprehensive range of musicians and bands.
Stringendo String Quartet Bournemouth 01202 421743
A fabulously professional quartet with a great repertoire including Teddy Bears Picnic, Beside the Seaside and other works of the great masters. Great fun and very polished.
Amanda de Jong Cleyndert Poole 07710 642812
A cellist who can play solo or provide a quartet or trio.
The Van Goghs Essex 0800 034 3232
The Van Goghs were just great, the dance floor was always full and everyone said what a great band.
Function Central Dorset 0845 643 2160 Function Central Agency
We have had several bands here from Function Central and they have all been great
The Baker Brothers Bournemouth 07971 226176
A great dance band. A five piece line up with sax.
Funky Buddha Band - 07872 566865
A really great band. We loved them.
Stylistic Roots London 07904 198 777
An excellent duo who played outside and set the afternoon mood perfectly. Everyone said how perfect they were.
Bell Street Jazz Band Dorset 01747 852116 myspace
A seven piece traditional jazz band with a four piece front line.
David Pope - Pianist Dorset 07914347194 -
David can bring his own Roland piano and his repertoire includes: Kern, Porter, Berlin, Rogers and Hart Bachrach, Beatles, Carpenters, Crosby, Munro Nat King Cole and Oscar Peterson.
A1 Discos Tadley, Hants 0800 801228
A professional disco company that specialises in weddings.


Name Based Contact Web
Sound of Soul Choir Bournemouth 07793 159188 Audrey Irwin
A full choir who made the ceremony in the amphitheatre really special and dramatic.


Name Based Contact Web
Ray Weedon Wimborne 01202 882859
David Pretty Bournemouth 07764 577446

Wedding Celebrants

Name Based Contact Web
Rev Leslie Edwards MA BTh Southampton 023 8086 1256
Sandra Cook Blandford Forum 01258 455182
Diana SaxbyBournemouth 07760 110 007

Wedding Cars

Name Based Contact Web
Bryan Drake Poole 01202 708708
A royal blue, classic, vintage Rolls Royce open tourer.
Wedding Wheels Wareham 01929 550036
A porcelain white, classic, 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
Robert Kemp Poole 01202 896153
A selection of vintage or modern wedding cars.
High Steppers - Horse Carriage Dorset 01202 708708
A fabulously classic, beautifully turned out team of carriage, drivers and matching horses.

Buses and Coaches

Name Based Contact Web
Link Rider Swanage 01929 477344
A local company that can provide a bus or coach and gives excellent service

Local Taxis and Minibuses

Name Based Contact Notes
Swanage Associated Taxis Swanage 01929 421122 Main taxi rank - open till 4 am
DMB Cars Swanage 07968 142134 -
Phil's Cabs Swanage 07824 492463 -


Name Based Contact Web
Judy Ives Studland 07731 789330
Big Bouquet Bournemouth 01202 394097
James White Photography Portsmouth 07595 177450
Kevin Cox Bournemouth 01202 761590
Kevin Wilson Wimborne 01202 880444
Christian Lawson Ferndown 01202 861851
AnneMarie Wadlow Studland 01929 450095 AnneMarrie DropBox


Name Based Contact Web
Bloom Swanage 01929 426197
Nicky Lllewellyn Flowers Somerset 01458 223564
Signature Flowers Lilliput 01202 709470
Bouquet Florist Wareham 01929 553630
Helen FFoulkes-Jones Lychett Minster 01202 631906

Refreshments and Accessories

Name Based Contact Web
Purbeck Icecream Cart Purbeck 01929 480090
Cafe bonbon icecream tricycle Somerset 07515 893294 Facebook
Forget Me Not Vintage Blandford, Dorset 07759 350407

Chimney Sweep

Name Based Contact Web
Tony Swanage 01929 423244 (mob) 07974 809779

Luxury Mobile WCs

Name Based Contact Web
Little Rooms Ringwood 01425 899095
VIP Puddletown 07780 670709
Marlin Fordingbridge 01725551117
Luxury Loos Basingstoke 01256 325011

Marine Transport

Name Based Contact Web
Sea Events Poole 07887 780764