Events, big or small, can be a headache to organise, from finding the right suppliers, organising the theme and the stationery, sorting out the entertainment food, and alcohol… the list is endless! Thank goodness for event planners, these people are the professionals, and they have such great eye for detail.
A company who have recently signed up with Utilise It’s free finding service is Party On The Grass. Based in Arundel, they are a marquee company with a difference, not only can they organise the marquee, they can help you with everything else that fits around it, from the lighting and staging, to the bunting and garden games. This is another fantastic example of a business diversifying their product, and diversifying is what Utilise It (link) is all about!
With the summer here, and festivals, fetes and fairs in full swing around Chichester, The South Downs and all over Sussex, Party on the Grass are in-undated with enquiries, I was intrigued about their business and how they came to the point they are at now, so I popped over to chat with the dynamic duo Kelly & Nathan Lee, owners of Party On The Grass.
Nathan, so what inspired you to launch your own business? After working for someone else, my wife and I decided to team up 10 years ago to launch Party on the Grass, and we haven’t looked back since!
What does the future hold for Party on The Grass? We are very excited this year as it is our 10th birthday, so for the next 10 years and beyond we will be focusing on the weddings, we have a small-holding, so we will be moving into catering and hiring our venue out too.
Kelly, before your life as owner of Party on the Grass, what did you do? I spent years in media and journalism, which is a very tough job, it was a breath of fresh air to launch Party on the Grass, and love creating these events for people.
What would you say is the most exciting part of your business? Our marquees hold so much history, we have in the past worked on some of the biggest music festivals, so our marquees have housed so many famous bands of the noughties, of which Noel Gallagher is now one of our regular customers!
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