Gary Mitchell and Keith Wilson of Weald Event Hire.

Marquees and catering offered by new Uckfield business

Marquees and catering for every occasion are offered by business partners Keith Wilson and Gary Mitchell through their new company Weald Event Hire.

Keith is a local businessman who formerly developed, owned and ran Whitehouse Farm Holiday Cottages, near Nutley, and Gary is a trained chef and host who managed Barnsgate Manor Vineyard and Function Suites for more than 14 years. He is currently restaurant manager at the Picture House Restaurant.

Keith lives in Uckfield and Gary in Buxted and the two call on a team of people to support their enterprise. They got to know each other when Keith’s son Ian worked with Gary at Barnsgate Manor and talked many times about starting this business before taking the step.


They now hire out marquees and offer catering for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, garden and dinner parties, communal, charitable and corporate events in and around Uckfield and East Sussex, and covering the towns and villages of nearby Kent and West Sussex.

Their marquees and tents can be set up on any relatively level surface, grass, patio, asphalt or gravel and can accommodate parties ranging in size from 30 to 140 people.

They can be supplied alone or with a comprehensive inventory of furnishings and catering options.


Linings and decorations are available along with flooring, lighting and heating, tables, chairs, crockery, cutlery and glassware, dance floors, bars, mobile kitchens and outside toilets.

PA systems, DJs and live music can also be provided and arranged.

Bespoke catering ranges from afternoon tea, hog roasts and carveries to fine dining set meals.

Meticulously planned

Keith said: “All can be costed to your budget, meticulously planned, created and prepared, then served by our enthusiastic staff, under Gary’s watchful supervision.”

Learn more about packages and prices on the Weald Event Hire website.

• Contact details for Weald Event Hire can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Marquees, Catering, Parties or Weddings.

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