Oyster Pearl

Max Capacity: 300
Min. Space Required: 16m x 16m
Build Time: 1 - 2 days
Layout and Price: See examples

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum capacity for the Oyster Pearl tent?

Answer: 300 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 16m x 16m for the Oyster Pearl

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 Oyster Pearl takes 1 - 2 days 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 Oyster Pearl is a traditional pole tent inspired by the Sperry sailcloth tents arrived from The Hamptons around 2010.  Our version of the Sperry tent has an additional external design in the form of a beautiful 1m sculped veranda around the perimeter, finial details on top of the side poles and king poles, and due to the number of guide ropes required to secure it, is only suitable for erecting on grass.

This oyster canvas pole tent has a rustic charm and a pristine flat white interior which accents it's sweepingly high ceiling.  It makes the perfect blank canvas for white weddings just as it is, however our decor team can drape and innovate the interior of it to your hearts desire.

The Oyster Pearl tent is our largest single structure and can stretch to 12m x 42m - suitable for accommodating up to 300 people for a wedding-breakfast with space for a dance floor, bar area and lounge seating too.

We can also join these tents together to create interesting T shaped design spaces for the largest guest numbers, and can also add 'secret' dance pods at the back of the Oyster Pearl tent too.

For the smallest event the round version can accommodate a Covid-friendly Micro Wedding consisting of 30 diners with a dance floor, bar and lounge area.

For those who wish to create interior features for these structures our Venue Dressing team can add a variety of other decorations to the interior of the tent including coloured silks and soft voile swags into the ceiling of the tent creating a fabric fountain effect, hessian draping to create a rustic backdrop, custom-made wisteria and cherry blossom chandelier features for the ceiling and elegant Empire chandeliers that twinkle beautifully as an elegant centrepiece. If there are any ideas you have for creations within the tent, don't hesitate to get in touch.

The Cornish Cream interior marquee lining is also available to use within this sailcloth tent.

As with the Frame Tent Collection, clear walls can be used instead of canvas ones to maximise the setting and view and keep guests warm during the evening, and hurricane lanterns on the stake-line creates a pretty feature drawing guests view out of the tent and into the grounds beyond.

If you would like to find out more about our marquee hire and event design, or want to chat through your ideas for your next party, please Get In Touch. | 0800 881 5229

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
  • what tent/ furniture/ service you are interested in
  • the date of your event
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We have limited our delivery distance to within 100 miles of our West Sussex base to help reduce carbon emissions.

Ask about our Eco tips for your next event.

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