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Traditional marquees

Our range of traditional marquees include pole tents as well as our ‘Showspan’ tensioned tents. As the name implies, these tents are characterised by the internal poles that support the marquee’s roof.

Traditional marquee hire

Our pole tent traditional marquee combines elegance and graceful style, with the technical ability to cover just about any required space. It is ideal for a variety of applications, from a basic marquee shell at agricultural festivals and shows, to a fully lined, floored and carpeted hospitality environment for more glamorous events.

Our pole tent traditional marquee is available in widths of 30ft, 40ft and 50ft, and any length can be constructed in 10ft and 20ft multiples. The side wall height is 7ft to the eaves. Pole tent marquees can also be easily linked together side by side with connecting awnings. All of which means that we can offer incredibly flexible traditional marquee hire and covered square meterage that is limited only by your available ground space.

Showspan traditional marquee

GL events’ Showspan marquee is a giant tensioned tent suitable for a range of applications where a very large marquee is required. With a standard width of 90ft, the length of the Showspan marquee can be customised to your event’s requirements.

We can offer any size from 65ft long, when you need to accommodate a few hundred guests, up to a maximum length of 500ft, when you need a capacity in excess of 10,000 people. The side wall height of the Showspan marquee is also flexible, with available eave heights of either 7ft or 10ft.

Customisable traditional marquees

Depending on how you want to use your Showspan tensioned marquee, your account manager will be able to advise you on how to customise your structure. Unlined, the Showspan marquee is ideal for use at flower shows, agricultural shows, music festivals and religious events, where the requirement is a large volume of basic covered space.

Alternatively, an elegantly lined interior, offering flooring and carpet and furniture, will enable you to create an excellent hosting area for corporate parties and graduation balls. Bespoke lighting, audio visual solutions, and back of house facilities can all contribute to making your Showspan traditional marquee a real showstopper!

A range of Interior and Ancillary options are available, including specialist roof linings, audio visual equipment and furniture.