Terrapin Tents & Contents


Marquees, Big Tops, Outdoor Event Infrastructure and Management


By Terrapin Tents and Contents 


Helping you to build better, brighter parties


Am I planning an outdoor event?

Where and How do I hire a Marquee?

What IS a Marquee?!

Learn the answers here:


Are you looking to Hire a marquee for an Event? If so, you're probably wondering where to start.
What do you do first? Who do you go to to not get taken advantage of?
What you need most is information. Information on things like:
-Type of tent
-Colour of tent (yes, there are advantages and disadvantages here!)
-Lighting and Sound
-Power (do I need it?)
-Flooring (do I want it?)
-Staging (what do I put on it?)
Hi, I'm Arif
I've been hiring out marquees for a long time and I know that it's easy for people to forget what it's like coming into a new industry that they might not understand. Most people haven't hired a tent before but if you have, this is still for you.
What I've tried to do is simplify the process.
Not keeping any secrets, Not even trying to convince you to hire from me. I'd love it if you did, but right now this is general advice for you to take and do what you will with.
You'll get a PDF which will take you through the process and make it as transparent as possible for you so that by the time we talk (if we talk…) you know exactly what I'm going to ask you and a lot more about what you want.
It'll help you to learn what you should be able to reasonably expect from your marquee hire company too. I'm big into transparency and having things kept 'in the club' isn't really the way I do stuff.
This helps you because you get to know what to consider before you even email a hire company. You feel a bit more secure with some knowledge and the terminology won't confuse or annoy you.
This helps the company (whether it's me or not) because believe it or not, better-informed customers are actually much easier to deal with. They know what questions to ask and have a better idea of what they want.
No obligation, if you don't like it you don't even have to give it the hard drive space. Just delete it. But even if it gives you one idea, it's worth a read.
If you know a bit already or you just want to have a talk, you'll find a phone number and an email on the contact page too. Simple. But really, I'm telling you this because it could well save us both a lot of time.
You'll see what kind of tents I do and also a bit about what kinds of tents I don't do (you may gather from the photos  that I lean heavily towards the coloured ones) You'll get some ideas about what you want from your event and be able to ask me for what you want so that I can make it happen.
Sound good? I bet you an email I can open your eyes, even just a little bit.
Fill out the form above or below. Do that and the Guide will be with you within minutes. By the time you've read it you'll have all the information I can give you.
I think you'll like it.
If you want to have a look around then click one of the big buttons below for a bit of a look at the kinds of things we do. I'm contactable easily if you have any questions. 
Warm regards,



Find out more about our complete range of Terrapin tents and outdoor structures, and decide which size, style and colour will best suit your outdoor event.

Our dressing up box is fully stocked to help your event come alive! Learn more about our huge range of flooring, lighting and décor options.


We're completely confident in the sturdiness of our structures and our ability to put them up and take them down. For that reason we offer a no-quibble 100% money back guarantee on all equipment and our own work. That means that if anything goes wrong with a tent, stage, floor, or anything else you've hired from us, you get your money back for it. Simple.