The very best in tent hire

Springing from a love of hosting parties, and a natural flair for interior design, The Arabian Tent Company was founded in 2004 by Katherine Hudson.

The magic and playfulness of festivals captured Katherine’s imagination early, leading to creating ‘The Rabbit Hole’ stage at Glastonbury Festival – an immersive Alice in Wonderland themed stage in the Park Field.

Since then, the Arabian Tent Company has grown in it’s breadth of offerings, designing, creating and executing beautiful parties, luxury marquee weddings, festival VIP areas and unique environments for ultra-special occasions across the UK.

Two Pole Oyster Exterior

Our Tents…

Arabian Tent Company are proud to own the largest collection of interior-designed marquees to hire in the UK, designed and made in-house.

This collection of unique marquees, event hire furniture and lighting are not just confined to Arabian influences, but have interiors inspired by a multitude of themes including a new ‘Soho Farmhouse’ inspired tent interior, Bollywood tent, William Morris tent interior, as well as the Arabic, Moroccan and Bedouin themes which were the original source of inspiration for the collection.

The helpful team provide free planning advice and expertise to all their clients as well as a helpful 3D representation of the tent and also offer Event Management for that extra level of reassurance too.

the Arabian Tent Company offer everything from dance floors to table decorations, props to outdoor lighting, and of course all magical tented environments from the smallest 3m x 3m tent to the largest 12m x 30m your heart could dream of!  As well as a huge range of ‘finishing touches’ and furniture, available along side the marquee hire.

Constantly evolving, the latest interior to the collection is called ‘Star of Arabia’ and is pictured below, created during lock-down and inspired by all the eclectic items Katherine had collected previously and not had the time to put together. The pampas and Prairie grasses for the  chandelier, flower displays and moon-gate are all from Katherine’s own garden, and the overall feel is Bohemian and elegant.

Intimate Events & Home Celebrations…

We create luxury, ethical and environmentally sensitive tented events from small micro-wedding for 20, right up to enormous celebrations for 300 guests.

Arabian Tents are relieved to have weathered the Covid storm and are excited to return to a busy summer season, with a new interior, fresh inspiration and their renowned range of tents and sumptuous party surroundings delivered by a passionate events team that have won multiple awards within the Wedding and Festival Industries and who take pride in creating environments that are described as ‘magical’ for events in the South East of England.

Smaller tents have been increasingly popular. Our vibrant Frame Tent range are ideal for bijou parties for small gatherings with the smallest one measuring 4.5m x 4.5m which is ideal for a dinner party or informal party for 10-15 guests. The Mini Pearl tent makes for a perfectly elegant dining tent for a Micro-wedding and for something slightly larger,  The Oyster Pearl tent (similar to Sperry sailcloth tents) in the round 12m diameter version which makes it slightly smaller than it’s square sister, proved very popular for weddings for 30 guests.

Sustainability…

At Arabian Tents we are thinking about ways we can take responsibility for helping with our impact, finding ways to minimise it (ask for our eco-tips for this,) and providing an option to off-set for our clients where carbon still has to be spent.

We offset all our deliveries through tree planting, recycle, reuse and repurpose, and are always looking for ways to reduce waste onsite.

Our conscientious team can assist you in making the right decisions for your next event from sourcing battery generators to power it, locally sourced vegetarian food to feed guests, or carbon-offsetting schemes to plant a tree for each of your guests to nourish them into the future, you’ll enjoy the experience of working with us too.

So with an ethical, sustainable and aesthetic edge, you are in the most transformational and imaginative hands with The Arabian Tent Company.

Photos: Main tent image: Igor Demba Photography Tablescape: Dan McCourt Photography Chillout: Seth Carnill Photography Food: Helena Abraham Photography

What a year 2020 has been! Katherine was amazing throughout the whole experience, offering her creative genius to provide us with the most memorable and unique wedding marquee for our micro-wedding. She and her team were outstanding throughout, they are the best!

Camilla and Mike

What can we do for you?

We have a full range of services to help make your next event a huge success.

About the Arabian Tent Company

Springing from a love of outdoor parties, The Arabian Tent Company was founded in 2004 by Katherine Hudson. The magic of festivals and marquee parties captured Katherine’s imagination, soon she was hooked and decided she had to try and put on her own event.

After searching the whole of the UK for a suitable party tent, and finding nothing but white PVC marquees, Katherine realised she would have to try a little harder if she wanted to do something truly special.

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Our framed tent collection

Choose from nine beautifully decorated interiors from classically pretty tea-party style linings to bright and colourful party palaces all featuring in the Arabian Collection.

See our framed tents