These organic, free-form tents give a modern twist to events and with our beautiful draping and lighting options they can be transformed to cover occasions that no other tent can reach!
These practical clearspan marquees are often used when covering large numbers of people and are fitted with our linings, drapes and lighting to build immense event spaces.
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Intricately designed and made, our marquees add magic to any celebration and we are proud to provide them for your special ocassions throughout the historic county of Oxfordshire.
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The Arabian Tent Company have taken inspiration and technical expertise from stunning festivals and cultures around the world. Our tents create beautiful and open spaces to entertain your friends and family in for your wedding, party or festival!
Intricately designed and made, our marquees add magic to any celebration and we are proud to provide them for your special occasions throughout the historic county of Oxfordshire.
You may well have spotted our Arabian Tents at Wilderness Festival in Cornbury Park in recent times. Party-goers were enthralled by our Macquillage Tent where our founder Katherine got to paint many faces including that of Mark Carney's daughter!
The masks and painted faces were all unique to each individual thanks to their own input and the expertise of Katherine and her colleagues. It is the same approach we employ when bringing to life your ideas, adding glamour and luxury to a party environment that helps both hosts and guests express themselves creatively.
Dressing up at Wilderness Festival!
Our Oyster Pearl tent also played host for a wedding in Aynhoe Park, the 17th century stately home in the Capability Brown Cotswold countryside, where Jade Jagger and Take That’s Howard Donald recently got married!
Gillian Anderson's daughter chose us to provide the marquee for her 21st birthday celebrations. She wanted her marquee to be hidden deep in the woods of Oxfordshire. Our sumptuous Bombay Boudoir provided the perfect atmosphere for her party and careful planning meant we achieved the effect she was after.
The Bombay Boudoir - perfect for any party!
“The Arabian Tent Company did it all – and it was incredible! Beautiful lamps, fire bowls, umbrellas, lanterns, tassels and bunting.”
The couple got married in Henley-On-Thames and selected the Cornish Cream and the Bombay Boudoir tents to hold their wedding reception in for their Marquee Hire Oxfordshire.
Jamie and Martin wanted to create a 'relaxed, festival feel' so two Cornish Cream and two Bombay Boudoir tents were set up, with outside chill out areas and a fire bowl to create the ultimate festival wedding ambiance!
The reception of a wedding is a chance for family and friends to share in the enjoyment of the couple in a less formal setting. This is where you get the chance to stamp your personality on the occasion. You need a space that can both accommodate all your guests, allowing them to let their hair down and to create the ultimate in ambiance.
And as Jaime puts it: “Thank you for your stunning marquees for creating the most sumptuous and magical wonderland of fun and love!”
“I felt a massive rush of joy when I looked around at our reception and saw everyone I love most in the world in the same place at the same time – that is so so rare”
We also offer matching props and décor options that can enhance and personalise your chosen tent. Our involvement can stretch as far as you would like and we consult with you at every stage, using CGI design 'Sketch Up' to design a birds eye view of the layout and design of your tent.
Feeling inspired? Check out our framed tent collection.
Or contact us directly to talk about ideas for your own marquee hire Oxfordshire or elsewhere.
Jamie and Martin's wedding photography courtesy of Rory Lindsay.
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Depending on how many guests you have, whether you are dining, and if you want a dance floor and other seating and chillout areas, will determine what size of tent you will require.
This table provides a good reference to work out what kind of space you will need. If you are having an even bigger party than our maximum capacity, we suggest putting more tents together!
This area takes into account the tent itself as well as the guide ropes, which need 2 metres around every side to ensure it is set up safely. Use the chart above to work out exactly how much space you will need.
Being frame structures our tents can be erected on hard standings such as tennis courts, concrete car parks and gravel drives and this requires eye bolts to be drilled into the floor. Because of their construction, they require the area where they are being erected to be level. Scaffolding can be put in place to level areas that have too much of a slope to them. However, if the ground is slightly uneven then a hard-flooring upgrade can be used to level out the floor within the tent.
Our tents vary in size, some of our smaller tents can be set up in a few hours, whilst our largest tents can take several days. The build would ideally begin on Monday or Tuesday to ensure everything is ready for a Saturday event.
To give you an idea of the build and what to expect at your party, here's a time-lapse of one of previous events.
The exteriors are made from high quality cotton canvas which is regularly waterproofed throughout the season. It is important when positioned on windy sites to put in additional supporting poles inside the tent to support the pyramid ceiling, to ensure they can endure winds of up to 30 mph.
Our tents can be easily heated on cool days as their vented elevated ceilings and canvas exteriors are geared towards providing shade on a hot day rather than warmth on a cool one.
We would come and take them down the following day (usually a Sunday).
We will always require power. Most lighting can run from a 13-amp domestic supply or a generator. Our cabling is weatherproof.
Every single party and event is unique, however, we have given a few examples below to give you an idea of how much it might cost.
A 9m x 18m tent with a 6m x 9m dance extension, dining seating for 60, lounge seating for 50, 1.5m x 1m bar area, 5.5m x 5.5m dance floor.
9m x 18m dining area for 150, 6m x 9m dance/bar area. Lounge seating for 60, formal dining for 90, 3.5m x 1m bar, 4.5m x 4.5m dance floor and two cocktail tables.
This set-up includes a 9m x 18m dining area, a 9m x 9m dance area (with dance floor [4.5m x 5.5m] and stage [3m x 6m]), a 6m x 6m lounge tent, a 6m x 9m bar tent (with 3.5m x 1m bar) and lounge seating for 30.
If you have any other question, big or small, just ask away. We are happy to answer any queries you may have.
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