The largest collection of themed marquees in the UK
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, and ever since she has designed, created and executed luxury marquee weddings, VIP areas at festivals across the UK, and brought delight and wonder to home celebrations.
This collection of unique marquees are not just confined to Arabian influences, and have inspired interiors with a multitude of themes as well as the ethnic influences that inspired us originally. These include an ‘Arts and Crafts’ inspired tent interior, vintage-style tents, tea party tents as well as the Arabic, Moroccan and Bollywood themes which were the original source of inspiration for the collection.
Furniture & props
Tell us about your Event!
We look forward to hearing what you're planning; when you get in touch do let us know:
- the number of guests you're expecting, and whether you need the space to be socially distanced or not
- what tent/ furniture/ service you are interested in,
- the date of your event,
- the delivery location.
From 2020 we have limited our delivery distance to within 100 miles within our West Sussex base, to help reduce carbon emissions.
Ask about our Eco tips for your next event.
You can contact us directly by calling 0800 193 5229 emailing email@example.com or you can use the enquiry form opposite.
When we told Jeremy how we wanted our reception venue to be dressed he got it immediately. He pulled all our ideas together and created w wedding venue that literally couldn't have been more perfect. He went above and beyond for us. He is truly passionate about what he does. We didn't have a moment of concern throughout the whole planning process, it was smooth, everything was considered and explained... we really didn't worry about a single thing, we had complete faith in Jeremy and his team
Thank you very much for all your help with getting the tent arranged for our event in September. It was just the right size and the atmosphere was amazing, even though it rained all day. Please convey my sincerer thanks to all your team who were helpful, efficient and did all that was necessary to make it a successful event. With best regards, Allan.
Would like to say thank you so much for the sterling work your team put in for our wedding. The Round Oyster is beautifully captivating! I don’t think anyone had seen anything quite like it before.
My husband and I are ex pats and travel around the world with his job and have been out of the country for the last six years. As such we needed to get a venue and supplier who could easily see our vision and help us create the perfect day. Katherine at House of HUD ticked all boxes. We instantly fell in love with the secluded idyllic location. It had everything we needed, we created our own stunning marquee and had use of a fantastic private party barn on site
When your crew arrived, our rather ordinary framed tent had gone up and it all looked rather miserable so I said to your boys, I hope you can transform this and my god they did just that....it was all I had envisaged.... And far more..... Just looked absolutely spectacular, a tented palace!! No doubt that it had made a significant dent in our budget, but it was so worth it. My husband said to me the night before your guys came.... Dont be disappointed if the interior is not quite as youve envisaged..... Thankfully for both our sakes, that clearly was NOT the case.
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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!Â 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 theÂ chandelier, flower displays and moon-gate are all from Katherine’s own garden, and the overall feel is Bohemian and elegant.
A selection of our tents
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,Â 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.
What a great day we have just had! Your team of Erection Specialists were brilliant. So much has been erected and arranged - the whole creation from marquee to landscape. As we take our eyes up from the open marquee and look through the top marquee and have three gorgeous Indian cocktail tables gently swaying in the breeze and evening sunlight, wow this deserves a medal!! I love it! Many, many thanks, Christina.
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.
We love nothing more than a Memorable Party. We love creating them, decorating them and whenever we can find the time...going to them!
If you are thinking of throwing a party, want it to be unforgettable and fabulous, we are here to help.
We have a wealth of creative knowledge and experience at our finger tips, just waiting for you to tap into.
There are various levels of involvement in our Party Planning services from which to choose, including:
- Advice on generators, caterers, bar, music, entertainment, photographers and styling
- 3D CAD design of the tent/ interior featuring all elements to be incorporated in it.
- Outsourcing equipment and furniture
- Prop sourcing and making
- Producing schedules and where necessary risk assessments
- Providing an Onsite Coordinator for your event.
Contact us with details of what you’re looking for and we will tailor our services to fit.
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.