About us

About us

About us

Started by Chris Baird and Sarah Haynes (now Baird after their very own marquee wedding in 2016), Milestone Marquees was born out of a love for the outdoors and a passion for the event industry. With backgrounds in marketing and project management, they wanted to offer something different to the wedding and party scene. Now with hundreds of events under their belt, and the addition of two children, they’re still as passionate, dedicated and excited about the future of the business as when they started.

Each summer we draw on dedicated staff and freelance crew to help us deliver amazing events. They’ve been keeping the cake and flowers dry since 2014, and will continue to do so for a long time yet.





Our tents

Originally we used the Capri marquee as we loved its shape with its peaks and curves like the rolling Yorkshire hills and the Peak District. However, it didn’t perform as well as we would have liked in bad weather so we made the choice to switch it up and start using Trapeze tents.

Ratcheted to the ground with super thick poles, it is the only tent of this style which is wind rated to 60mph. We are proud to use the best. They are also 2ft longer and wider and have a more efficient pole layout resulting in 20% more space than a Capri.

Designed and developed by one of the world’s leading tent manufacturers Tentnology. Supplying some of the biggest brands in the world such as Facebook, BMW and Disney. They know a thing or two about making tents. They also work to ISO 9001:2000 international standards. Being American means we work old school in feet and inches. How quaint.

Please give us a shout if you’d prefer us to work in metres.


This is a 60 second video of what Milestone Marquees are about. We took our camera out on jobs in 2018 and this is the result. Featuring weddings, parties and charity events catering from 40 to 245 guests across Yorkshire, the Peak District and beyond.