Make your wedding a magical outdoor celebration of music, love, the arts, dancing and friends under the stars.
Festivals are in our DNA. The Arabian Tent Company was born at a festival, rising from Katherine’s involvement at Glastonbury’s now infamous after-party hangout The Rabbit Hole which is now frequented by celebrities and royals.
Now our collection of unique marquees and inspired wedding décor and furniture has been booked by hundreds of happy couples looking to create a boho outdoor wedding, and of course are used at many of the UK’s boutique festivals.
A festival-style wedding is incredibly fun, vibrant and colourful with a more relaxed vibe and is a perfect option for those couples who hosted bijou celebrations in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, to be able to kick back and celebrate with the origional guest list they desired to witness their communion, once we're allowed to gather and commune en mass again.
You are in the best possible hands to achieve the most magical of festival weddings with 20 years’ experience in the world of festivals and having been involved in the UK festival scene as it has expanded into the colossal industry it is today.
And as winner of the best 'Backstage VIP Tent' at The Festival Supplier Awards in 2019, we've got the professionalism to match to the fun.
How to strike the balance between creating your dream wedding whilst minimising your environmental impact? The world of weddings and events are major culprits in landfill and CO2. There are an estimated 2.5 million weddings a year, with the average wedding producing nearly 200kgs of rubbish and 63 tons of CO2. Globally that equates to about a billion tons of rubbish and as many emissions as four people would create in a year. Read our tips on how to Eco your wedding here.
And here are a few ideas to get started with your festival wedding planning...
The Marquee / Centre Camp...
Take your inspiration from your favourite festival and allow us to deck out a marquee in bunting, ribbons, fairy lights and festoon. Book your very own headliner, briefed to play your ultimate festival tunes. And then, of course, the bride and groom can crowd-surf to their song.
We all know the campsite is a huge part of the festival experience. Your wedding base camp will make the event cheaper for your guests and inject a lot of fun into the weekend. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be slumming it. Your guests will recline in luxury.
We were the ‘Glamping’ pioneers, creating a series of decadent boudoirs at Bestival 2005 at the very beginning of the glamping hype: boutique bijou tents decked out with plush velvet and mirrored linings.
We can create your own Boutique Camping Village with a range of accommodation for your guests to choose from. Bell tents, yurts, an Indian themed Shepherd’s Hut, there’s a stunningly decadent Airstream perfect for a couple and even a dome.
We are constantly creating new and unusual props and raiding the warehouses of certain festivals to bring even more colour and sparkle to your day. The sky is the limit. We specialise in creating the most boho of environments, popping with colour and vibrant decor. We bring the festival and put the twinkle in your party. We will create a bespoke festival dreamworld. Tassel garlands, lampshades and tropical hammock hangouts, miles of festoon and fairy lights, a secret garden interactive door, beautiful garden pallet furniture, late night dancefloors, a luxury 'bridal boudoir' bedroom hidden away in the woods, after-party areas and plush interior lounges. It’s all about the sparkle. Anything is possible.
Lights and Fire...
The quintessential festival vibe involves a campfire, twinkling lights, woodsmoke, stories around the fire and impromptu songs. Think tealights in jars, festoon mapping the paths and fairy lights strung from the trees. We can illuminate your festival incandescently - and will site your braziers for those rum-soaked, late-night fireside jams.
Other fun stuff... because its all about the fun!...
Our sprawling collection wealth of festival props, décor and accessories is limitless. Here are a few extra ideas to display the scope of what we can provide on your special day (or weekend).
Silent disco, festival-style bars, photo booth and backdrops, heart shaped mirror balls, shimmer disc installations, wishing tree, light up letters and neons, Gypsy Caravan themed toilets, a wealth of food truck recommendations and more. Dream big lovers.
We'd love to hear what you're planning so please... with;
- your predicted guest numbers
- any preference in our tent structures or style (inspiration images are always helpful!)
- the location (ideally postcode) you would need it delivered to
- the format of the day (for example, 100 guests for a wedding breakfast, followed by 30 more for the evening reception, with a dance floor, bar area, lounge seating and outdoor furniture)
It was literally the best day of our lives. The Secret Door went down an absolute storm, as did the themed loo's (can't imagine many brides get compliments on the toilets at their wedding!). Feedback from guests was that it was head and shoulders above any other wedding they had ever been to!