We have made a range of beautiful canvas marquees of different sizes to perform & delight
We have worked at over 100 Festivals over 16 years & offer you a responsive & intelligent service.
We offer assistance starting, planning & improving festival venues, areas & events.
Our marquees are fully insured & have been built to highest standards to delight & perform in British weather. Our marquees create spectacular venues & we work closely with you to bring your plans to life.
Roland has 16 years experience providing festival venues. Hugh Carthew has joined our team bringing years of experience setting up marquees at a wide range of events. Tell us what you want & our unique structures will add colour, atmosphere & eye catching craftsmanship to your festival.
We can install marquees to suit your production plans . We are used to working with Area Coordinators or Production Teams to liaise before events & set up our structures in a reliable, efficient manner.
If needed we can be present at your event to manage the marquees, from checking structural safety in bad weather conditions to opening & closing the venues at start & end of day or even being more hands on. We can do a handover to the venue manager or a member of their team to train in best use of structure.
We can offer reductions when a festival books a multiple structure package for their event. Our range of canvas festival marquees look great together or spread about your site & come in many sizes and potential uses.
From welcoming reception tents as a hub to meet & greet to intimate gig spaces or wonderful music venues for up to 500. Our canopies can offer cost effective & beautiful extra cover for alfresco dining & drinking next to food outlets and bars. This is a great insurance against excessive rain or sun, offering shade & rain cover, boosting popularity of stalls near the canopies. Our mid sized marquees can be dressed and furnished to create warm, welcoming spaces for talks, workshops, food demos, yoga, art & craft, kids activities, the possibilities are endless. The Heartwood Marquee & Star Marquee can be set up as spacious dining halls creating ambience & quality for food festivals.
We are used to working with large established festivals Like Glastonbury, Greenman, Shambala but also love helping smaller and new events get off the ground and grow.
Roland has been hired by the National Trust to help plan and manage Woodfest, a lovely little festival in the amazing woodland setting of Hatfield Forest. He has also helped manage festivals, festival venues and private parties at different scales so has insight into all aspects of event design and coordination that can help your event or venue, whatever size or type.
Because we manufacture our tents ourselves we can make anything you require.
We have worked with several events over the years to make them bespoke structures to exactly meet a particular requirement they have. We also work with festival venue coordinators to team up to create new venues for festivals where we can hire the same set up to multiple events over a season, freeing them up to manage content.
The Dragon Tent is an example, made to a brief set by Greenman Festival to create a sculptural & engaging space that can be used for storytelling and more for their wonderful little folks kids area. Ymuno, a community arts & music festival in North Wales commissioned us to create a perfect venue for their performance art, poetry and music space.
If what you want has a clear use elsewhere, we may only need one years hire cost in advance to manufacture something unique for you. If you want something very unusual we may need a commitment to book the structure for a certain number of years to make its manufacture viable. In any case, if you have a need that isn’t available or want to discuss a far out or tailor made creation- get in touch!
"Roland is my go-to-guy if I want something really special for an event. His care and attention translates right through from his canvas cutting, to his on site delivery when he takes time to site his tents to the designs you’d only dreamt of until now. Roland doesn’t do things by halves and his custom canvas structures are refined, providing the perfect backdrop so you can just concentrate on everything else you have to think about!" ...read more reviews