Why stretch tents are a must

The Bedouin-inspired look of tents has ensured that they have a truly unique and memorable look to them. They literally have helped to banish the boxy special events marquees of the past and are available in almost any shape, size or color that you can think of.

One of the first things that anyone notices is the wide selection of different sized stretch structures that is out there. This is because Tentickle Ireland stretch tents are easy to join together to create a covered space of unlimited size. All these tented spaces are waterproof, fire retardant and immune to almost all types of weather the elements can throw at it.

All of stretch tent structures can be custom-branded to bring your product or company branding to life. This will help raise the awareness of what it is you offer, but it will also allow you to do it with style and comfort, showing confidence in your company.

All are able to be used on a variety of different ground types, be it a flat field, a terraced garden, a steep hillside or even inside an existing permanent structure. Furthermore, the look of the tent can be altered at a whim as there is the option to leave the sides up to let in more light and fresh air in summer, or to keep the sides down in winter for a warmer atmosphere.

Not only do stretch tents look the part, but they are also made from some of the most advanced tent fabric in the world. They are 100% waterproof, UV resistant and include fire retardant features to ensure you and your guest’s comfort and safety at all time.

Stretch tent hire is affordable, luxurious and most of all stylish unlike any other and above all they are the perfect event cover option!


Article source: https://stretchtentsforhire.co.za/stretch-tents-must/


8 Magnificent Marquee Wedding Venues in Ireland

If there’s one thing we love, it’s weddings under in beautiful locations, under the most gorgeous stretch tents Ireland has to offer. Stretch tents are the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for a blank canvas on which to paint the picture of their personality as a couple for their big day. What’s more is that it can be great fun coming up with different colour schemes and alternative styles to make your beautiful big white space come alive. Unique marquee venues are popping up all over the country as contemporary couples choose to mix and match their personal style with all the comforts of a chic country house or manor, and we’ve chosen these as our top eight venues.

The Millhouse, Slane

Those in search for a romantic garden setting for their wedding celebrations needn’t look much further than The Millhouse in Slane, County Meath. The Millhouse is renowned amongst ‘alternative’ wedding fans, who value a subtle and serene setting in which to create an event that is always one-of-a-kind. Bespoke weddings are what The Millhouse is all about, and their enthusiastic, talented and dedicated directory of suppliers work hard to tailor weddings entirely to the bride and groom. The Grand Pavillion on the front lawn of The Millhouse is the setting of choice for most couples looking for a magical, laid back area to make their own, and can hold up to 300 guests.

Hotel Doolin, Clare

Specially tailored marquee weddings at Hotel Doolin in Clare are always a delight. Couples are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild when it comes to making the space their own, but if they’re lacking inspiration of course the dedicated team at Hotel Doolin is on hand to give their advice. Hotel Doolin itself is a beautiful space for entertaining guests before they make their way out to the beautifully manicured lawn and into the magical marquee, and while guests are enjoying the sunshine and cocktails, you can head off with your photographer and grab some of the most incredible photos from the stunning scenery that surrounds.

The Marquee at Mount Juliet, Kilkenny

Mount Juliet Estate, set next to the historic Kilkenny city, is one of the oldest surviving walled estates in Europe. Its outstanding beauty and privacy make it one of Europe’s most exclusive and romantic wedding venues. The backdrop of the beautiful country estate makes for an idyllic location for your wedding photos. Marquee Weddings at Mount Juliet can cater for up to 240 wedding guests. The marquee is located in the clubhouse area of the hotel, in a central courtyard area. For marquee weddings the drinks reception is held in Mount Juliet House with the full reception taking place in the marquee, only a few moments walk away. This gives couples the opportunity to experience the joys of both a beautiful Georgian Manor House and a contemporary marquee venue. The marquee can also be located beside Mount Juliet house overlooking the River Nore*.


Clonabreany House

The spectacular Clonabreany Estate set in the gateway to Boyne Valley consists of two restored Georgian Houses and is a true hidden oasis in the heart of Co. Meath. Wedding banquets are held in the adjoining marquee, which is full of character and style, while the private courtyard on the estate is a real treat for guests. Ten beautifully finished self-catering houses and sweet old-country feel private sibin ensure that the party can continue into the night with traditional music and great banter.

Kippure Estate, Blessington, Co. Wicklow

Kippure Estate is undeniably one of Ireland’s more unusual venues, and has been home to some of the most interesting and eclectic weddings we’ve seen this side of the sea. The romantic Estate is privately set on 240 acres of secret valleys and ancient woodlands, hugged by purple heather soaked granite mountains and shaped by the meandering River Liffey –  a more than ideal backdrop for some hauntingly beautiful wedding photos. A grand marquee can be set up for large weddings, and is perfect for couples who want to put their own stamp on their day. Kippure is a unique, tranquil and exquisite setting, ideal setting for couples who wish to plan a personal and memorable celebration.

Ballybeg House

“A bohemian style wedding in an idyllic location in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere” so goes the adage of one of Wicklow’s most romantic exclusive wedding venues. At Ballybeg there is the opportunity to take your vows in an outdoor ceremony with the spectacular and serene gardens and grounds as your backdrop. Personalise the entire estate as much as your heart desires to create your own unique and personal setting. Guests will adore the venue’s quirky Victorian style marquee, which has played host to over 200 weddings in the last five years, each with their own unique vibe. Ballybeg is different to any other wedding venue and the team prides themselves on knowing that everyone who comes to Ballybeg for weddings leaves “happy, contented and suitably replenished in both mind and body!”

Bellinter House, Meath

Standing majestically on the banks of the River Boyne in the rolling landscape of County Meath, Bellinter House exudes period glamour and a unique contemporary style to ensure it meets the mark for a ‘wedding venue with a difference’. Bellinter offers exclusive use of the house and grounds for weddings, to ensure yours is a private, relaxed and informal celebration. An outdoor ceremony under the majestic trees that surround the historic manor house is a must, as is a luxury drinks reception in the colourful and contemporary confines of the house itself, before personalities shine through in the venues beautiful and bespoke marquee. The Bellinter Marquee can cater for up to 200 wedding guests and the house includes 35 guestrooms.

Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant

Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant, with its panoramic views across to Rossbeigh Beach and Inch Peninsula in Co. Kerry, is truly a unique wedding venue. Jacks combines impeccable service and superior food with its breathtaking surroundings to create a wedding celebration that’s guaranteed to impress even the most discerning of brides and grooms. The restaurant can in fact cater for up to 130 guests but if you’re throwing a larger celebration, the team can arrange a high quality marquee to fit seamlessly in with the timeless, elegant décor of the entire venue.


If you’ve already found your perfect venue and you’re looking for a great stretch tent for hire in IrelandTentickle International will have you covered.


Article source: https://www.weddingsonline.ie/blog/9-magnificent-marquee-wedding-venues-marquees-for-hire-in-ireland/


Ideas Why You Should Use A Stretch Tent For Your Next Activity

Looking to throw a classy, elegant outdoor event but unsure of what shelter to use? Look no further than modern stretch tents!

Throwing an outdoor event can prove to be tricky do to the many variables that have to be considered. Certain variables are out of your control, such as the weather. The weather can change at any moment and could be the breaking point to what would have been a marvellous occasion outdoors. This is why using some form of a shelter is a necessary requirement for any outdoor event.

Tentickle International recommends the use of a stretch tent in many types of outdoor occasions, this style of tent is very different to traditional cover options such as marquees. Aside from looking absolutely elegant, here are a few more reasons as to why you should utilise a stretch tent for your next outdoor event!

Stretch tents offer great flexibility, a single stretch tent can be positioned in a variety of different configurations make it an ideal fit for just about anywhere.

Traditional pole marquee tents generally consist of a roof canopy, supported by tall centre poles and tensioned on the side lines that are secured by stakes that are driven into the ground. When using a stretch tent, these constraints found in the traditional marquee tents are not found. A stretch tent is essentially a “free form” fabric structure that has been erected through tension. The stretch tent itself is a single square piece or rectangular piece of specialised fabric. The fabric is set up and then manipulated into the desired position through the use of various lengths of pushing poles. These poles are pushed into the fabric and then secured in place to give of the desired pattern. Once the tent has been deconstructed, the square or rectangular piece of specialised fabric returns to its original state (size). This basically means that a single tent can be rigged into multiple configurations depending on the venue, this effectively means that a stretch tent is the most versatile tent option available!

Stretch tents can be erected off and around existing structures within a venue. Unlike traditional marquee tents which are independent structures, a stretch tent can literally be attached to any existing venue and used an extension. These stretch tents are also able to be erected as a fully concealed venue to protect against harmful weather conditions, or erected with either one or two sides up, allowing open access and viewing to the venue.

Stretch tents offer comfort, these tents are made from a specialised waterproof stretch tent fabric that is also highly breathable and sound absorbing when compared to the traditional PVC materials used to construct marquee covers. The more breathable material means a less stuffy and less noisy venue, especially in summer months.

Another great feature of these tents is that they generally pack down to a relatively small size and a pile of articulated poles. The poles generally also breakdown to 2m and 1.5m lengths. When comparing the storage and transportation of a stretch tent to a traditional marquee, the stretch tent is a winner yet again. Stretch tents can easily be transported on the back of a small utility van or small truck.

A traditional marquee requires an entire team to assemble it, a stretch tent however requires very little man power to assemble. An experienced individual will be able to comfortably rig a 50 square metre tent on his own if really necessary. Larger stretch tents require no more than a team of 5 to assemble.

Another winning feature of a stretch tent is the setup time involved when erecting one of them. The actual setup time at large events are usually around 6- 7 hours whilst dismantling is completed in a mere 2 hours!

Stretch tents also come in a vast range of colours and like sizes are able to be linked together they are also available in many sizes as compared to traditional marquees which are generally manufactured in set sizes.

Having a private party at home used to exclusive to those with larger properties, however with stretch tents, the party has been spread to anyone and anywhere, from a small garden to a simple courtyard, any area can be transformed into a party venue.

The atmosphere beneath a stretch tent is electric! Perhaps the biggest deciding factor between a traditional tent and a stretch tents would be the vibe and atmosphere experienced beneath them.

Gone are boring white interiors draped in fabric and flowers. Stretch Tents hold a different kind of romance. The atmosphere beneath these tents is spectacular. The gentle curves of the fabric create an impressive interior that requires little or no dressing. During the day, the light is soft and inviting. At night, the addition of lights or graphic light shows bounced off the fabric brings everything to life.

So when you are out hunting stretch tents for sale, look no further than Tentickle International Stretch Tents.


Article source: https://tentsavvy.weebly.com/blog/ideas-why-you-should-use-a-stretch-tent-for-your-next-activity

Five Benefits of Holding an Outdoor Event

When you think of a wedding, banquet, or other special event, an outdoor location doesn’t necessarily spring to mind. After all, we have been conditioned since childhood to think of churches and banquet halls. Yet an outdoor locale can add an extra layer of style to any event, from a casual dinner to a black-tie affair. Here are 5 major benefits of holding your next event outdoors.

  1. Date and Venue Options

Popular venues typically book up months or even years in advance. If you plan that far out, you can probably get your top choice location, as long as you are extremely flexible about the exact date and time. If your planning timeline is shorter, you will have to settle for whatever venue and date happen to be available.

Moving your event outdoors opens up a wealth of new possibilities. For a private event at home, you can choose exactly the date and time you prefer. If you would rather use a public location, consider a zoo, museum, sculpture garden, park, or other scenic spot. While these venues do have bookings regularly throughout the year, the volume is typically much lower than that of indoor venues, making it far easier to get even a last-minute booking. You might also save a great deal of money when compared to booking the most popular spot in town.

  1. Creative Freedom

Many venues require you to use their preferred vendors for everything from entertainment to catering. Although you should always ask for confirmation when booking space at a privately-owned locale, moving your event outdoors generally gives you the freedom to use any vendors you like. This opens up new possibilities, such as ice sculptures or strolling violinists, that might not be available on a traditional venue’s vendor list. It also allows you to negotiate for the best prices or even enlist the help of friends and relatives.

  1. Customisation

No matter how nice an indoor venue might be, the space is what it is. You might be able to move tables around or change the decorations, but you are limited by everything that is built-in, from the overhead lights to the stage, as well as the walls and ceilings. For an outdoor event, you are limited only by the physical size and shape of your chosen space. You might hire a series of wedding marquees to hold different activities or stations, or hire a bounce house to entertain the kids. You can place a dance floor outdoors under the stars, or use portable heaters to create a cosy, intimate setting underneath a wedding marquee.

  1. Look and Feel

Being outdoors, connecting with nature adds a look and feel to your event that simply cannot be replicated in even the most stunning indoor venue. Choose an outdoor locale with a tremendous scenic vista for a sunset event, or someplace well away from city lights for late-night stargazing.

You can also build exactly the setting you desire underneath one or more marquees. The venue becomes a blank canvas for you to create the event of your dreams. Is your affair formal? Twinkling white Christmas lights add a touch of glamour. Do you have a beach party theme? Add some flip flops and sand buckets to the decor. While it is possible to create a mood inside an indoor venue, it is much easier at an outdoor event where you are not constrained by what is already there.

  1. Being Memorable

Think through the weddings and special events you have attended throughout your life. Can you really remember many of the details? Odds are good that if you have been to more than a few, they all sort of run together in your mind. That’s because most special events are very similar in terms of venue and basic theme.

If you want to stand out from the crowd and create a night to remember, it would be hard to go wrong with an outdoor event. Just the act of moving it outdoors sets it apart as something special, and any layers you add in terms of theming or decor will only enhance the effect. Why settle for a run of the mill event when you can create something truly magical?


Get in touch with Tentickle International to get started on hiring the best marquees for your wedding or special event.

Article source: https://www.bettaeventhire.com.au/betta-party-hire-blog/5-benefits-of-holding-an-outdoor-event.html

Undecided about whether to hire a marquee for your event?

Here are some reasons why marquee hire might be the right option for you:

If space is an issue – whether that is because you do not have much space, or you need more space than your chosen venue can provide – then hiring a marquee can solve this problem. A experienced supplier can give you different options, tailoring the size of our marquees to your numbers of guests and any other of your requirements. This might include areas for chilling out and relaxing as well as areas for dancing and eating.

A marquee can be a blank canvas for you to create the most magnificent event with your style stamped all over it. Tentickle International marquees are just the start of you creating your personal event that will be remembered for a long time to come.

As the day draws to an end, and with the stars shining down, you and your guests can celebrate into the night. Will you and you guests gather around a fire pit or dance the night away?

Hiring a marquee from Tentickle is for your event and not just for the day. Why not enjoy breakfast on the morning after the night before in the marquee with your guests?.

Whatever your event is, Tentickle will  have you covered with unique and great looking structures.

Article source: https://tentsavvy.weebly.com/blog/undecided-about-whether-to-hire-a-marquee-for-your-event

Planning an Outdoor Wedding in the UK

If you are considering a wedding between May and September and love the idea of getting married with the sun shining down on your celebration, you must be aware of the UK rules and regulations associated with an outdoor wedding before you commit to booking a venue. This article has been designed as a guide, to help you plan a perfect wedding ceremony with an outdoor theme.

The Rules and Regulations of Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies in the UK

It may be okay to get married wherever your heart desires if you’re in the United States, but here in the UK the rules on celebrating your wedding outdoors are quite different. According to the Buckinghamshire County Council, “All the legal requirements of a ceremony must be held within a permanent, immovable structure, with a fixed roof and solid floor. This needs to be large enough to accommodate the couple, two Registrars, both witnesses and a table large enough to prepare the paperwork.” Wedding guests, however, are able to witness your wedding from a garden or outdoor set up.

How to Celebrate an Outdoor Wedding in the UK

If you plan on celebrating a civil wedding ceremony at a licensed wedding venue, you can replicate the al fresco feeling by setting up an aisle with chairs either side of it leading up to two chairs and a table set up inside a licensed room or structure. If you’ve chosen to get married at a licensed wedding venue or hotel, they may advise that the doors are opened out on to the grounds or gardens and that the couple can sit facing forward with their guests sat outside, behind them.

Alternatively, a wedding venue may choose to ‘license’ specific structures around the grounds, such as a wooden pergola, a stone structure or an historic feature at the venue. If your chosen wedding venue has an official licence granted on an external structure (featuring a fixed roof and solid floor as mentioned above), then a truly outdoor wedding is possible.

Top Tip: It’s down to the discretion of the registrar marrying you on the day as to whether or not the temperature is suitable for you to go ahead with your pre-planned outdoor wedding ceremony set up. If the temperature is not deemed warm enough then you may need to forego your original plan and bring everyone inside.

Celebrating an Outdoor Ceremony

There are ways to celebrate your marriage without having to legally get married under a licenced structure in front of your guests. This would be known as a celebrant ceremony. The couple would legally need to marry at a licensed venue such as a registry office, but are then free to celebrate their marriage with friends and family anywhere they like in a more casual setting.  

5 Things to Consider When Planning an Outdoor Wedding

  • Ensure your venue has a wet-weather back up plan in place, just in case.
  • If you think your guests may get too hot during your ceremony, perhaps ask to have electric fans set up in appropriate spots where possible. Alternatively, you could have a basket of hand-held fans available for guests to pick up as they arrive at your venue and parasols for more elderly guests.
  • If you are inviting a large number of guests to your outdoor wedding, they may not be able to hear you over the natural noise created by being outside. Consider speaking to your venue about hiring a microphone if they recommend it for your guest numbers or set up, and if amplified music is permitted outside.
  • You may not want to scatter petals down the aisle or have any decorative items that might blow away if the wind picks up. Candles are particularly challenging!
  • Older guests may become thirsty if the weather is very hot or muggy. Having jugs and glasses of water at the ready could be a good idea.
  • Consider using stretch tents for weddings in the UK – as it allows adequate shading, and airflow throughout. It also looks magical having a wedding in a stretch tent. Tip – find stretch tents, UK and around, at Tentickle International Stretch Tents.


Article source: https://bijouweddingvenues.co.uk/make-it-happen/wedding-ceremony/planning-outdoor-wedding-uk



La tente de réception est l’une des solutions idéales pour dîner dehors lors de vos réceptions (mariage, anniversaire, départ en retraite…) De nombreux professionnels proposent désormais de vous louer une tente ou un chapiteau de réception pour votre mariage ou fête d’anniversaire. Malgré tout, ce choix n’est pas forcément le plus économique et ne correspond pas forcément à vos envies et à vos besoins sur le long terme…


Les aléas et les incertitudes de la météo rendent presque impossible de prévoir de dîner dehors sans tente même en plein été, et vous ne souhaitez pas gâcher cette fête que vous organisez depuis des mois…

Les professionnels de la réception proposent aujourd’hui un large choix de chapiteaux pro et de tentes de festivités en location.

Cela présente bien sûr de nombreux avantages de louer ce matériel : montage et démontage assurés par des professionnels et pas de problème pour entreposer le matériel une fois la fête terminée.

Mais est-ce réellement économique ?

En effet, cela impose de louer une tente de réception à chaque fois que vous organiserez un événement. Alors pourquoi ne pas vous tourner vers les sites experts en décoration et en aménagement de votre extérieur et utiliser un service de vente de tentes de réception?


De nombreux magasins spécialisés dans l’aménagement et la décoration extérieure vendent de nombreux modèles de tentes de réception. Inspirés des modèles des spécialistes des chapiteaux pro, ces tentes, inspirées du savoir-faire des professionnels, sont très robustes et sont un très bon investissement.

Leur durée de vie est de plus en plus longue et elles supportent des montages et des démontages périodiques. Vous vous en resservirez donc à chaque événement de votre vie et de celle de votre famille.

Facile d’utilisation, elles se démontent entièrement en très peu de temps, facilitant ainsi leur stockage. Il existe forcement le modèle de tente de réception correspondant exactement à vos besoins. Les gammes sont de plus en plus grandes et vous trouverez un large choix de taille et de coloris et ce sans jamais négliger la qualité.


Il existe donc de nombreux modèles et il est nécessaire de faire le bon choix. Choisissez une tente de réception facile à monter. Il existe, par exemple, des modèles sans visserie ce qui facilite leur montage : les tubes et les connexions s’assemblent directement en très peu de temps. La structure de votre chapiteau de réception doit être solide et résistante et la densité de sa toile doit résister au vent et à la pluie. La structure du toit doit être renforcée avec des barres de toit et des renforts d’angle.

Réfléchissez également bien à l’usage que vous en ferez et aux nombres de personnes que votre famille et vos amis comptent. La taille de votre tente est primordiale dans l’organisation de votre réception : nombre de table pliante, piste de danse ou non, taille des buffets…

Ensuite tout n’est qu’une question de goûts … Coloris, formes de la tente, décoration intérieure… Certaines tentes de réception offrent même des toits translucides, pour profiter du ciel étoilé… Alors n’hésitez plus !

Source: http://stretchmarquees.blogspot.com/2018/06/quelle-tente-de-reception-choisir-pour.html