As the popularity of holding outdoor events, such as weddings, corporate events and gatherings increases so has the demand for marquees. After all, we live in a country with the highest UV ratings in the world, so we need to keep ourselves covered!
On many occasions, the terrain and environment make it difficult to erect a marquee. Stretch Tents provide a flexible alternative, whether it’s for a big or small event- this solution can work well.
Bedouin Stretch Tents date back thousands of years and are most noticeably attributed to images of the Middle East and Bedouin tribe’s people.
As nomadic tribes, they always had to break camp at a moment’s notice and carry everything they owned on camels. This meant the tents had to be strong to withstand desert storms, light enough to carry and easy to set up anywhere the landscape afforded a campsite. Deserts are not particularly flat, so the poles within the tents would be used to create various pitches at different heights according to the shape of the ground.
The concept has been used in various ways in other countries but the issue has always been the material tended to be made from canvas or materials associated with marquees, meaning the application was still quite restrictive.
The introduction of stretch materials has brought with it an opportunity to mimic the Bedouin-style tent as the material can be shaped according to the terrain and available anchor points.
This has made it an ideal solution for people holding outdoor events where shade or shelter from the elements is required without the need for walls. The tents are made of a waterproof stretch material and come in a range of sizes depending on the area to be covered.
There are many applications for Stretch Tents:
Festivals and Concerts: They can be used for large-scale events, such as concerts to cover the stage and the audience. The tents provide cover and thanks to the waterproof fabric, that is also UV resistant, you won’t have to worry about the unpredictable weather ruining your event and still retain that outdoors feel.
Weddings: Hosting a wedding outdoors can be a brave undertaking - this an ideal solution for people looking for something different, while covering some of the weather risks on your big day.
Garden Parties at Home: It doesn’t have to be a major event in order to use a Stretch Tent. They are available in a range of sizes and can be set up in homes or the local park for smaller events – birthday parties, BBQs, family gatherings.
Semi-Permanent Covering: The tents can be used to add coverage to existing structures on a semi-permanent basis for longer periods of time. For example, in the warmer months when your venue is busier -you can add a covered area to an existing bar or restaurant. They can also be used to create an additional area for an outdoor market, retail shop or even a kid’s play area.
Corporate: Stretch Tents provide a great way to make your corporate events memorable. Ideal for golf days, customer functions, new product launches etc. They also provide the chance to get your brand out there as you can incorporate your branding into the design.
If you want to find out more about Bedouin Stretch Tents, the friendly team at Reece’s Event Hire is happy to assist.