Marquees

County Marquees supplies three types of marquee, each suited to different occasions. Our frame marquees can also serve as extensions to a house, catering tents and walkways.

Choosing the right marquee

Frame marquees

Frame marquee

Good use of space, no inner poles, flexible.

Because frame marquees need no extra space around them, they work well in awkward sites. They can also serve as catering tents and walkways.

Our frame marquees range in width from 4 metres (14 foot) to 15 metres (50 foot) and can be pretty much as long as you like.

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See some of the uses of frame marquees:

Traditional marquees

Traditional marquee

Romantic looking with inner poles. Need clear space around them.

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Chinese hat marquees

Chinese hat marquees

Pointy topped for chill outs & porches

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Stretch tents

Stretch tents

Contemporary and eyecatching. Can be rigged in different shapes to suit your site / event

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Bell tents

Bell tent

Ideal for luxury camping & chill out areas

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Frame marquees

Framed or clearspan marquees are a modern style of marquee. Instead of centre poles and ropes, these tents are supported by an aluminum skeleton around the edge.

Features of framed marquees:

Frame marquee in very pretty setting Frame marquee lit up at night L-shaped marquee

In an L-shape

Interior of frame tent

Clearspan interior

Frame marquee divided into sections

Divided into sections
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  • Clear span: no central pole, which means clear space inside the marquee and an unobstructed view for speeches.
  • Installation on any surface: including hard surfaces like sand, gravel, and concrete. This is because frame marquees can be secured to the ground with weights instead of pegs (though pegs are used where possible and are advisable in severe winds).
  • Installation anywhere: well... almost anywhere. No guy ropes means frame marquees can fit in small town gardens, on roof terraces, in courtyards etc as they can make the maximum use of space. See photos of marquees in awkward spaces for some examples.
  • Winter stability: framed marquees withstand higher wind speeds and snow loadings so they are a practical option in winter.
  • Safety: made from flame-retardant PVC manufactured to the latest BSI standards.
  • Flexible use of space: can be joined together to cover large areas, fit L-shaped gardens or allow for different areas within an event
  • Easily divided up: see this case study for a popular wedding marquee configuration, dividing a marquee into three areas: the first section to receive guests and for chilling later; the second section for dining; and the last section for dancing. This case study shows a different layout, with a marquee divided to accommodate an exchange of vows ceremony with an audience in one section, with the other section for dining and dancing.
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    Small, huge, catering tents, house extensions..
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Traditional marquees

Combining the best of old and new, our traditonal-style marquees have all the classic elegance of old fashioned pole marquees along with the benefits of modern technology.

Features of traditional marquees:

Traditional marquee Traditional marquee lit up at night Traditional marquee interior with bunting and paper lanterns
  • Romantic: these have the beautiful 'swooping' lines of the classic English garden party marquee. Ideal for romantic traditional weddings, formal garden parties or any event where period style or a little extra elegance is called for.
  • Poles: supporting poles inside the marquee which can be decorated with ribbons, flowers etc. The poles are illustrated in the lower photo alongside.
  • A little extra space: erected with guy ropes and pegs. But unlike older marquees, they do not need huge amounts of space. Thanks to modern technology, only 5' extra space is required around the marquee for the ropes and pegs.
  • Safety: made from flame-retardant PVC manufactured to the latest BSI standards.
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Chinese hat marquees

Oriental-style pointed high roof: chinese hat – or pagoda – tents make a fun centrepiece for a small to medium-sized party.

Porch marquee Row of chinese hat tents Chinese hat marquee

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They can also serve as a buffet or bar, or as a chill out area away from the main marquee of an event – a quiet rest space with sofas and comfy chairs, for example. A row of chinese hat tents is a particularily impressive sight.

Chinese hat marquees can also serve as an attractive entrance porch to a larger marquee, as in the lower photo showing a prettily lit Chinese hat tent with clear walls.

Chinese hat marquees can have walls, or transparent walls to allow a view to be enjoyed, or in warm weather have no walls at all. They cannot be lined, but they can be lit for special effects.

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Stretch tents

Made from a strong and flexible fabric waterproof fabric, stretch tents are a modern and eye-catching alternative to a traditional marquee.

Stretch tent evening cocktail party

Evening cocktail party

  • Adaptable: stretch tents can be installed on any surface including sand, gravel and concrete. They can be secured by a number of different methods and are well suited for awkward sites
  • Suitable for all weather: in warm weather, stretch tents can be assembled as an open sided canopy. In poor weather, all four sides of the tent come down to create an intimate and protected space.

Please see our stretch tents page for more information.

Bell tents

Round and roomy, easy to transport and assemble, bell tents lend themselves perfectly to luxury camping.

Bell tent decorated with rugs

Decorated with cushions and rugs

  • Capacity: our 5 metre bell tent is great for a family or group of friends and comfortably sleeps four.
  • Events: bell tents are well suited for large groups. Decorated with beanbags and cushions, they can provide a relaxing chill out area at a festival or a fun addition to a garden party.

Please see our bell tents page for more information.

Or contact us for more information on all tent types.

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