Star of Arabia

Max Capacity: 500
Min. Space Required: 3m x 3m
Build Time: 1 day
Layout and Price: See examples
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum capacity for the Star of Arabia tent?

Answer: 500 people

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!

Tent Sizes Standing Dining Mixed
3m x 3m 12 12 0
4.5m x 4.5m 20 16 0
4.5m x 9m 40 32 20
4.5m x 14m 50 45 30
6m x 6m 30 24 20
6m x 9m 60 60 30
6m x 12m 60 80 40
6m x 18m 120 120 60
9m x 9m 90 90 50
9m x 18m 180 180 90
9m x 27m 260 260 150

What spacing requirements should I consider?

Answer: The minimum space you will need is 3m x 3m for the Star of Arabia

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.

How long does it take to set up?

Answer: The Star of Arabia takes 1 day to set up

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.

Are the tents waterproof?

Answer: Yes, they are waterproof

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.

Will the tents be warm enough?

Answer: Yes, they are easily heated

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.

When would you take them down?

Answer: The following day

We would come and take them down the following day (usually a Sunday).

Do you need a power supply?

Answer: Yes

We will always require power. Most lighting can run from a 13-amp domestic supply or a generator. Our cabling is weatherproof.

How much will it cost?

Answer: Varies (See examples)

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.

Anniversary party marquee

Price: £6,900 plus delivery & VAT
  • Max capacity: 110
  • Dining capacity: 60

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.

Vintage Tea Party Tent

Price: £8,000 plus delivery & VAT
  • Max capacity: 150
  • Dining capacity: 90

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.

Marquee wedding reception

Price: £14,500 plus delivery & VAT
  • Max capacity: 200
  • Dining capacity: 170

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.

The Star of Arabia interior is our Celestial offering for 2022.

A cream cotton backdrop is screen-printed with twinkly gold stars, creating a magical and subtle backdrop.

This interior is perfect for an elegant dinner party, a luxury micro-wedding, stylish lounge area, or subtly themed Christmas party.

Pretty and understated, this interior is lit with fairy lights under its interior lining and with gold palm-leaf pendant features in the ceiling, and for even more sparkle, add fairy lights over the lining for extra twinkle twinkle to those little stars!

The new 'Boho' furniture collection compiled to complement this interior features dark wood for contrast and brass to accent the gold design, contrasting Victorian velvet chairs and chez lounges for comfort and style as well as gorgeous woven rattan furniture inspired by Katherine's travels to Africa.

In addition, Bloomsbury-style statues, woven pineapple ornaments, vases of pampas grasses and dried flowers decorate the tables from Katherine's garden.

This unique marquee is light and airy by day, and warm and romantic by night.

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 info@arabiantents.com or you can use the enquiry form opposite.

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