Socially Distanced Marquees and Outdoor Spaces

If the events of 2020 have taught us anything, it is to accept the things you cannot change with humility and learn to adapt and diversify.

If the events of 2020 have taught us anything, it is to accept the things you cannot change with humility and learn to adapt and diversify!

Across the board, businesses have been forced to roll with the punches and adapt. The newly engaged have had to drastically reimagine their celebrations and the hospitality industry has had to move swiftly and nimbly, reshaping their offerings to keep their customers safe.

The Arabian Tent Company have worked with a number of venues and private homes to create beautiful, ventilated outdoor spaces to enable business to continue as usual, whilst safely social distancing. 

Tents make excellent extensions to homes, restaurants, pubs and venues as they’re outside – which is proven to reduce Covid infection, they are naturally ventilated and can be easily opened up to create even more ventilation if needed, and they are weatherproof.

And with the selection of structures available in the Arabian Tent Company’s armoury it means that it is possible to have a beautifully interior-designed, covid-friendly, entertaining space.


In 2020 we’ve created spaces amongst others for Chewton Glen, Hand and Flowers restaurant, Babur restaurant, Chelsea Arts Club and The Ram Inn in Firle.

The ‘rooms’ were well received in the various locations – so much so that The Chelsea Arts Club ordered a second frame tent to replace their dining room, having extended the bar so successfully.  And Babur Restaurant loved their Cornish Cream tent so much that they are keeping it!


The Arabian Tent Company have been absolutely fantastic, helping us to provide extra dining and bar space for our private members' club. The tents are beautiful and their service top quality.” ~ Sarah, Chelsea Arts Club


“This summer Babur celebrated its’ 35th anniversary. We normally plan these celebrations many months in advance but with COVID running rampant we didn't think we'd be able to open the restaurant for dining in. So when restaurants got permission to open with precautions, we had to organise ourselves in just a few weeks and the Arabian Tent Company saved us. They were able to supply us with a beautiful Indian marquee at a very fair price, with all that we needed to make it work. And, most importantly, our guests have all been enchanted with the marquee and our Twitter and Facebook pages were awash with rave reviews.”

~ Babur  

“The Garden Room provided by The Arabian Tent Company enables us to look after the full guest experience which is really important to us.

~ Tom Kerridge – Hand and Flowers  

“The 'Tent' has been a huge asset to the pub, and looks so much nicer than all the other socially distanced marquees that I've seen at other establishments.  All the clients comment on it and now even specifically ask to be seated in the tent! 

~ Hayley Bayes – The Ram Innn, Firle  

Arabian Tents can design and create a garden room or outdoor space perfectly fitted to your specifications and needs. With a multitude of themes, looks and props available, your business can keep on rolling with panache.

Get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Katherine is the founder of Arabian Tents and her day is a whirlwind of meeting clients, writing emails (lots of them!), brainstorming décor ideas and snatching moments to feel very lucky she loves what she does.

When throwing a party it’s always colourful, inviting, warm and relaxing – she loves the Purple Palace interior as it apparently looks good against everyone and she makes sure there is always a ‘surprise’ for guests, whether it be a secret room to discover, an alternative performance or after-dinner liqueur treats. She believes that people parties are important and moments at them are remembered for the rest of people’s lives, so it’s important to break the ice as fast as possible and get on with having fun! The next project she’s working on is a new structure design that should be manufactured and ready to be unveiled to the world next year!

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