Not So Sweet Sixteen: Channel 5

Producer: Oliver Wright

The Channel 5 show which aired on the 8th Jan 2018 followed 4 young children their sweet sixteen. All the children came from different backgrounds with different ideas on how to celebrate their 16th birthday party.

LEX Marquee Hire were approached and booked by Channel 5 in August 2017 to create a one-off party for twins Archie and Fran. They wanted to hire one of our Capru style marquees for the party but after a discussion we agreed on creating a one of a kind party. We teamed up with APS and put together one of the best sweet sixteen parties imaginable.

To create this party, we provided the following:

The package provided didn’t just provide the venue but also a top-quality DJ and photography and videography that will give ever lasting memories for the twins. As well as supplying top of the range equipment and entertainment we also provided over 15 years of planning experience for the twins and Channel 5 producers to create the perfect party and setting for the TV show.

Our Star Shade marquee fits perfectly into our range of marquees along side the Capri marquee and Pagoda HEX marquee.

When we receive an enquiry for high quality parties we discuss all of our services and marquees with the client and identify the best option  for their needs and requirements. For the Channel 5 booking the Star Shade and Capri marquee were top choice as they fit in with the client’s vision as well as the TV producers’ requirements. Both the Star Shade marquee and Capri marquee are a stretch style structure with dramatic peaks and sweeping canopies to the ground. This ensured the look of the party looked the part as well as ended up party of th year for the twins.

Take a look at some photos from our Channel 5 booking  and other Dark Star Disco events.




What is Dark Star Disco?

In the summer of 2017 LEX Marquee Hire joined forces with APS Ltd to create a new modern take on landmark parties and celebrations. Not your usual marquee hire Dark Star Disco consisted of Brand-New Star Shade Marquee Structures and our Capri marquee. The Capri marquee is a stunning ice white while the Star Shade marquees are in two colours purple and black. Our Capri and Star marquee were kitted out with high tech marquee lighting disco and production lighting, dance floor as well as top of the range sound systems to enhance this structure into the best party venue outside of London.

We are based in between Reading and Newbury in Berkshire and provide our marquee hire, event services and furniture hire to Berkshire and the surrounding counties or Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Middlesex. We also provide our marquees further afield to weddings and festivals like Reading Festival, Wilderness, and the Boomtown festival venue in Hampshire.

The Perfect Marquee Package:

Not only did Dark Star Disco provide the venue the package included a skilled DJ, mobile bar hire


Capture The Perfect Moment:

Dark Star Disco included a photographer, videographer for every booking helping capture the night forever.



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