Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding - September/October 2023 (Issue 100)

GATIS PODZINS, DIRECTOR What makes the business stand out? We opened in 2020, just before the lockdown, so it’s been quite a journey since then. What makes us stand out is our amazing outdoor game arena, modern and easy to use equipment and friendly customer service. We have five-star ratings across all platforms like Google, TripAdvisor, Facebook and more. What do you offer for hen or stag dos? Laserguys Laser Tag is located in Blandford Forum right in the middle of Dorset – it’s super easy to get there. We also offer mobile stag and hen parties at your location! Offering private hire, privacy is guaranteed with no other groups spoiling your fun. All stag and hen dos include a free weapons upgrade and a special game mission to enjoy. Our two-hour package will be a great addition for any action packed itinerary. What’s your favourite part of the job? We spend a lot of time, money and effort to come up with original and fun game missions. Therefore, it’s very satisfying to watch players complete these missions in real time and to see smiles on their faces! What advice can you share with nearlyweds? You won’t agree on everything, but that’s cool. Learn to meet in the middle and make decisions together. It’s a team effort, after all (just like our laser tag games). For more information: LIZZY COOPER, CO-OWNER & CREATOR What makes the business stand out? Myself and my husband started Marvo Mysteries Escape Room in 2016; it’s a passion project based on our love of 80s and 90s adventure movies! We wanted to create a game that immersed players into our world and took them on an adventure. Marvo is rated the number one fun thing to do in Dorset and Bournemouth on TripAdvisor, with more than 1,000 five-star reviews. What do you offer for hen or stag dos? Hen and stag groups can book for teams from two to 24 players. We have three copies of our award-winning ‘M.A.R.VO Induction’ game, so you can split into teams and play simultaneously in a head-to-head competition. ‘M.A.R.V.O Induction’ is an adventure game that requires good communication and teamwork. It’s a mix of ‘Sherlock Holmes meets the Crystal Maze’ with a hint of sci-fi. Teams must search for clues, solve the mystery, recover the artefact and escape – all before time runs out! What’s your favourite part of the job? We do everything from prop building to electronics to video production. But most of all, I love storytelling! Being able to create puzzles, build props, see players interacting with the game, and the buzz they get when they solve puzzles and escape is contagious! We’re always developing and improving, finding new and exciting ways to immerse players into the fun game. What advice can you share with nearlyweds? Never stop having adventures! Making memories and shared experiences lasts forever. Our motto at Marvo is #BelieveInAdventure. For more information: Laserguys Laser Tag Marvo Mysteries Escape Room HEN AND STAG 63