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Introducing the new Saffron Tent

30th June 2017

The Arabian Tent Company is thrilled to introduce the latest addition to our collection, the Saffron Tent.

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Creating your Bespoke Marquee: Using SketchUp to Tailor to Your Event

19th June 2017

Discover how we can tailor your event for you with our 3D design SketchUp!

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Sussex Spring Open Day: Florists, Bakers, and Ambassadors for Change makers

14th June 2017

This week we look at the people who contributed to our Sussex Spring Open Day. As the memories are slowly ebbing away of the day, we present some of our favourite photographs, and the people that helped contribute towards them.

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Sussex Spring Open Day: Part One

23rd May 2017

Over here at Arabian Tents, we are still feeling the warm fuzzy glow from our Sussex Spring Open Day! We would just like to say thank you to everybody that came down on the day and made it such a fun and enjoyable experience.

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How to put on the Very Best Corporate Summer Party of 2017

27th April 2017

It’s that time of year again, the planning of the annual corporate summer party. Christmas comes but once a year, but summer parties are on the rise so it’s a good time to take advantage of those longer hours in the sun!

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Our Sussex Spring Open Day 6th May: It’s all in the Details!

11th April 2017

Come to our Sussex Spring Open Day this year on the 6th May at Rye Farm, BN5 9QY, complete with a Greenery ‘look’ to inspire, delight and let your imagination run wild!

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How a Tent Can Embody Your Interfaith, Multicultural or Fusion Wedding

27th March 2017

The Arabian Tent Company has always been a fusion – firstly with the tents which are a combination of Western practicality and Eastern design and then of course with the interiors which are inspired also from travels to countries such as Mexico, Morocco and India.

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Top 7 Dos and Do Not’s of Party Planning

17th March 2017

Katherine Hudson, party planner extraordinaire of The Arabian Tent Company, shares her secrets for her Top Seven Do’s and Don’ts of Party Planning to make sure 2017 is a great year for your special event.

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The Greenery Wedding Trend – And Why it’s a Big Hit with Brides

13th February 2017

It’s official: Pantone’s Colour of the Year is Greenery.

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Our Annual Christmas Do in our Party Tent

13th January 2017

A proper roast in our party tent. Never one to follow traditions, we decided at The Arabian Tent Company to all get together the first weekend after New Year for […]

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A magical Disney 21st Birthday Party in the hilly countryside of Surrey

9th January 2017

“All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney.

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We Won Sussex Business Innovation of the Year for our Innovative Party Tent Hire.

21st December 2016

Winning awards for our innovative party tent hire. We are excited to announce we won Sussex Business Innovation of the Year at The Business Women Excellence Awards! Celebrating the very […]

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Top 5 unique Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah party ideas

21st November 2016

How to honour a coming in age in style! The Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah is a traditional Jewish celebration of the transition from childhood to adulthood. It is also […]

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Unique Party Ideas: A week in the Life of Katherine

18th November 2016

We asked Katherine Hudson, founder and director of House of Hud, to ‘detail a week in the life of’ showcasing The Arabian Tent Company’s unique party ideas during the busy […]

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Halloween Party Inspiration! If you go down to the woods today…

27th October 2016

Behind the scenes at our Halloween Woodland photoshoot. Feeling that first crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and autumn is in the air. Although, welcoming Autumn isn’t with […]

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Hooray for Bollywood – Party inspiration for your Bollywood theme party

10th October 2016

How to bring a touch of exotic eastern promise to your next Bollywood theme party. With the right theme, you can turn any party into an extraordinary event that will […]

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A Meadow, A Field, Or Pastures New: How to find your Festival Wedding Venue

26th September 2016

Is your perfect wedding more ‘all-hands-on-deck D.I.Y fun in muddy fields’, than fairy-tale castles and huge budget banquets? You’re not alone.

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Why the Rio Theme Party is Hot this Summer

31st July 2016

When it comes to picking a coporate party theme, the Rio theme party is trending for all the right reasons.

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The best corporate event themes of 2016

23rd May 2016

Whether you’re planning a gala or a gathering, these party themes will ensure your corporate event is a success.

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Win at the Wedding Industry Awards

17th December 2014

Lewes-based event company ‘House of Hud’ better known for their brands Arabian Tents and Pearl Tents is celebrating after picking up ‘Best Marquee Supplier in London and the South East’ which was one of 25 titles awarded on Tuesday night at a glittering ceremony held at Farnham Castle in Surrey.

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How to throw an English garden party like the Queen

20th April 2016

We’re celebrating HRH’s 90th birthday this year with a jam-penny perusal of our favourite royal garden party practises.

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How old is too old? Is 60 really becoming the new middle-aged?

20th March 2016

Approaching your forties or fifties with trepidation? Fear not! A recent scientific study by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria has re-categorised ‘middle-age’.

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The greatest seductions ever staged

14th February 2016

The art of seduction is a fine one. History is peppered with libertines, roués and sirens who used sexual charisma and the charm of confidence to enthral the opposite of sex.

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How incorporating the 5 senses makes for the most memorable wedding…

2nd February 2016

It’s finally here. The big day. The day that has taken up every spare waking minute (and sometimes ones when you are asleep) for the last couple of years…

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How to survive the festival season like a pro

16th July 2015

It’s here. Somewhere on a not-too-distant horizon a field is being prepped, installations erected and sound stages checked. Festival season is upon us.

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The Pinterest Bride Phenomenon

17th March 2015

It’s not surprising that the popularity of the visual bookmarking tool Pinterest is on the rise. Our boundless obsession with visual feasting expands as quickly as the growing smorgasbord of the digital images we create.

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New Oyster Pearl tent

23rd January 2015

The Arabian Tent Company (ATC) is delighted to announce the launch of its new Oyster Pearl Tent. The new tent has been specially designed to accommodate larger wedding parties (seating up to 240 people)…

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Top 5 Wedding Trends of 2015

23rd January 2015

We definitely know a thing or two about weddings, here at House of Hud. Through organising so many every year; talking to brides and grooms year-round about their ideas, inspirations and dreams and then helping to turn those dreams into reality; we get quite a good idea of what is hot and what is not!

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Top ten finishing touches for your wedding that everyone will remember

20th November 2014

It goes without saying that both of you will always remember your wedding. Whether the Best Man’s speech

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Wedding Marquees fit for #HeforShe

20th November 2014

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a marquee that has been hired for a wedding must be in need of an Erection Specialist to set it up…

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Curious Arts Festival

15th July 2014

Our marquees and tents have hosted many strange and remarkable parties and events over the years but few can quite compare with the Curious Arts Festival to be held in the magical grounds of Pylewell Park in the New Forest over the weekend of July 18th – 20th.

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Arabian Tent Company puts the ‘Glam’ in Glamping!

4th July 2014

Everyone loves the thought of long summer days and starry nights under canvas in the heart of the English countryside…

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Is love just a four-letter word? Our magical new wedding venue

13th March 2014

LOVE it would seem is more than just a four-letter word. At a recent photo shoot on the South Downs to launch our fabulous new Beanstalk Wedding Venue, LOVE also turned out to be the perfect backdrop for the ultimate group selfie.

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Twinkling Unique Marquee Wedding

10th December 2013

Kate and Corin’s wedding photos have been some of our most favourite ever taken of our Cornish Cream tent, their marquee wedding was so beautifully romantic we couldn’t wait to find out a little more about them, and how they made their wedding so special.

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Here’s to the past, present and the future

12th November 2013

Just over 12 years ago Katherine Hudson finished college and started her working life…

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Beach hut-themed Marquee

22nd October 2013

Creating a beach hut style tent was something we had always wanted to do, so we were really pleased to have an opportunity to try it out when Bournemouth University came to us with a seaside brief for their latest student feedback day.

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William Morris Marquee Walls

14th September 2013

Although the William Morris marquee we designed in 2006 has been a huge success from the start, and has looked stunning at all the weddings and parties it’s been booked for, we couldn’t quite shake the feeling that something was missing from the overall look of the tent interior.

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Real Party 18th Birthday Extravaganza

28th August 2013

Now is the time for a warning; to all eighteen year olds, and to anyone who has ever been eighteen reading this; if you’re prone to a touch of the ‘green eyed monster’, this post may just tip you over the edge…

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Weird! Psychic Phone Readings

18th July 2013

Yes, really. This summer, our La Rouge marquee interior was used by Talk Talk at Westfield shopping centre in order to conduct ‘psychic mobile phone readings’…

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