Festival Marquees – Marquee and Tent Hire Manchester

Music festival, beer festival, festival wedding, community festival, arts festival, we do them all! Festival Marquees can help with other sorts of events as well,  and we often work with shops, street food markets, event organisers, businesses, clubs and venues.

We can provide furniture, dance floors, lighting, heating, staging or PA, without the need to hire a marquee. 

Our aim is always to offer something a bit different alongside a great, personal service.

Larger events requiring structures as well are easily catered for too – we provide all the furniture and marquees for Chorlton Beer festival for instance.

Our unique range of tents and accessories can create a stylish and memorable setting for your event. Get in touch to discuss your requirements.



Below are three example packages that we get asked for fairly often, as a guide to pricing and options.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your ideas or request a bespoke quotation.

Package 1

For 165 standing


Using our fabulous and festive 40ft round circus tent, we can furnish you with a great venue for a stage, PA and audience of 150 or more stood, ideal for a small festival stage or big birthday party.

Festival tent 40 round

40ft (12m) round circus tent, red and white striped roof, red walls, housing a small 16x8ft stage with an extra deck at the back for the drummer or DJ.  12 LED lights with controller, multicoloured festoon lighting all around the perimeter of the tent, 2000w  PA system with bass speakers, and 2 trestle tables for mixing desk or DJ kit (not included but available on request)

Package 2

For 220 standing


Using our impressive festival tent, we can build you brilliant a space for a small stage and a good sized audience. This tent is perfect for music events, with it’s high sides and light block blue covers. The side poles,straps and pegs are spaced a full ten feet apart, making for easier and safer movement of your audience.   By building a triangular shaped stage in one corner, suitable for 4 or 5  piece bands, we can maximise the space available for the audience,  giving a capacity of approx 220 standing. (Use our larger version of this tent if you need standing capacities of up to 400, or see the 3rd Wedding page tent package for an example of the larger tent with chairs and tables added)

Festival Tent 40x40

40x40ft (12x12m) Festival tent, with a corner shaped stage of six decks, with another two at the opposite rear corner for the sound engineer and mixing desk (not included but available by request). 2 trestle tables.  Festoon lighting round 3 sides of the tent plus 12 LED up-lighters or stage lights and associated cabling. PA system is not included but is available by request.

Package 3

For 50 seated and 150 standing


For an event requiring a stage and dance floor, as well as seating, why not use our colourful circus tent?  This example package will seat 50 at round tables, with space for a bar, stage, dance floor and up to 150 people standing.

Festival Tent 40x55

40x55ft (12×16.5m) Circus tent, carpeted throughout, with 50 wooden folding chairs at round  tables, an 8ft bar unit, 16x12ft stage, and 2000w sound system including bass cabinets.  Fairy lights draped from one centre pole over seating area,  12 LED lights with controller for up-lighting and stage lights, multicoloured or white festoon lighting all round edge of the tent. Outdoor chill out seating for 20 with rattan bistro chairs and deckchairs,  and five 3ft round tables.

All prices are exclusive of travel. We do not charge VAT.
What a wedding!!! Right from our very first no-obligation meeting to waving goodbye after the best weekend of our lives, we were overwhelmed by Matt’s energy, creativity and enthusiasm, not to mention patience! One of the most down-to-earth event organisers you will ever come across, his dedication to helping us develop and realise our festival-wedding dream was outstanding. Having had no previous experience of planning anything even remotely like it, we were a little anxious about the sheer scale of the event we were envisaging, not to mention the cost. Matt put us completely at ease, constantly looking for ways to help us keep costs down, as well as giving expert advice on everything from toilets to tea. He worked closely with us and the venue owners to overcome the (many) practical obstacles and challenges to turning a muddy field into a mini-festival. But more than that, Matt was completely on board with the vibe and atmosphere we wanted to create and made the whole process enjoyable and exciting, not to mention relatively stress-free. He was super supportive through some pretty difficult periods, loads of fun to have around and has become a proper friend. Literally cannot thank him (and his exceptional crew) enough for an event that celebrated our marriage in such a fitting way! S.Hallett – 2018