Festival Marquees – Marquee and Tent Hire Manchester

All about Festival Marquees

Festival Marquees was started about 5 years ago, and initially traded as Green Event Services. The founder, Matt Favier, has a background of working in the environmental, community and voluntary sector, but alongside this ran one of the North Wests best loved party sound systems, and spent a lot of time creating events from scratch in fields, forests and festivals.

From these rather underground beginnings, a love of building spaces for parties and events was born, along with a passion for interesting tents and interiors. We looked long and hard at the existing market for marquee hire, and were struck by the fact that 90% of the companies out there offer pretty much the same range of structures, furniture and accessories, so we set out to do something different: We love attractive, earthy, colourful and themed tents, and use a pretty unique range of structures, interiors, and furniture, most of which you won’t find elsewhere. If you want a massive white ‘clearspan’ tent that looks much like a warehouse, we’re probably not the company for you!

Reasons to choose Festival Marquees:

  • We are a small, passionate, professional and ethical outfit.  
  • We stock pretty much everything you might need for an event in house, and can offer a huge range of different styles and sizes of tents, as well as a wide selection of furniture and accessories.
  • We believe we provide great value, and do not charge VAT, making us cheaper for private customers.
  • Our standard hire period is two or three days, a weekend basically. We don’t charge by the day like some companies.
  • We work hard to ensure the safety and integrity of our marquees and equipment, following industry standards for anchorage, electrical and fire safety.
  • Every marquee and interior photo on this website are of our tents, and our tents only, not catalogue, photoshopped or image bank photos
  • We pay all our crew and workers at least the Living Wage  
  • We are strongly committed to keeping our environmental impact as low as possible, and are investigating carbon offsetting for our unavoidable energy use.  We love to work with community and campaign groups.
Previous client list (not including private events or weddings)


Festival Marquess are the perfect combination of high quality top class product vs small family-style business friendless and most importantly fair pricing. Thanks so much for providing the marquee for our wedding, for working within our budgets and for going out of your way to source everything we asked for. Peter – June 2019
Peter Ord