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Q: Hire of Tent with capacity of 8,000 - 10,000 ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Hire of Tent with capacity of 8,000 - 10,000
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: davidhewitt-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 30 Jul 2005 04:25 PDT
Expires: 29 Aug 2005 04:25 PDT
Question ID: 549747
I need a *LARGE* tent FOR HIRE, to hold an outdoor event - capacity of
the tent needs to be 8,000 - 10,000 and the location of the tent can
be anywhere in EUROPE. I need urls and/or contact details of
company(s) who can provide this hire service.

Clarification of Question by davidhewitt-ga on 30 Jul 2005 06:55 PDT
Tent will be used for a "sit-down" meeting, so really it needs to hold
8 - 10,000 "seats"
The event will be in Ireland
We are willing to get the tent from anywhere in Europe and have it shipped over
The tent is FOR HIRE, we do not want to buy one
Subject: Re: Hire of Tent with capacity of 8,000 - 10,000
Answered By: journalist-ga on 30 Jul 2005 10:46 PDT
Greetings Davidhewitt,

I've found a few resources for you to consider.   It appears to me
that BigTops UK ought to receive your first inquiry.  On their
website, they declare (see below) rental tent accommodation for up to
14,000 persons.


Danco International Plc, 
The Pavilion Centre, Frog Lane, Coalpit Heath, 
Bristol. BS36 2NW
Tel +44 (0)1454-250222    
Fax +44 (0)1454-250444
"Danco Plc Supply Marquees, Tents, Canopies, Multifloor, Flooring,
Clearspan Frames, Traditional Marquees And Raised Platforms
Danco Plc marquee hire provide a design and manufacture facility, our
marquees, frame tents and pavilions are transported, erected and
furnished to reflect the image and quality of your company or
individual personality. With a wide range of framed structures and
traditional marquee styles to choose from, and with the support of our
comprehensive interior decor service, we are able to create the ideal
venue for a private party like a wedding, a product launch or
exhibition marquee,  for your corporate hospitality requirements, or
large scale international events. If you require framed marquees,
canopies or tents, need a temporary building for a storage marquee, or
have a requirement for a heavy duty raised platform or flooring enter
our website and deal with a company with an enviable reputation built
over more than 30 years in the tent hire business."

Big Tops UK Ltd
128 Wilford Lane 
West Bridgford 
NG2 7RL 
Tel:  0115 9819898
Fax:  0115 9826162
Extremely versatile, Big Top tents are available in a variety of sizes
and colours starting at 10m round then 15m and 20m 30m to40m round and
are expandible by 10m middle sections. With the highest point in the
centre reaching a height of 12m, a simple tent with a single centre
pole can easily be enlarged to a much more impressive 9 king polled
tent. . . .It can accommodate up to 14,000 people and also has
blackout facilities for film and video shows."<id=2>BIG%20TOPS&cust=419
"New for 2005 A new 40mx50m Big top and more photos as we build our web site. 
Big Tops is a well established tent and marquee company that uses
expertise to design and build tents to your desired specifications for
purchase or hire.
Big tops and marquees are highly appropriate for any large gathering
such as a concert, exhibition, or party. Navigate through our web site
for more examples. Available in 20m, 30, or 40m widths, they may be
extended by 10m sections covering a total of 3,000 square metres!"
They also offer furniture rental<id=4>FURNITURE&cust=419

Coopers Marquees
Toad Hall, Mullagh
Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland
Tel: 00353 4692 42555
Fax: 00353 4692 42405
"Clearspans - 24 metre span is undoubtedly the most popular width, and
the most economical per square metre of the large marquees. The 32
metre and 50 metre spans are available for very large events. All our
spans increase in length by 5 metre increments."
For free quote, contact 

Bristol Road
Tel: 01452 742222  
Fax: 01452 742244  
"The Traditional marquee is still very popular for weddings and
party's, they come in four widths: 20, 30ft 40ft and 80ft and any
length. The roof is make from white canvas with white pvc walls, both
are flame retardant."
Brochure download
"Attwoolls are one of the leading European marquee and structure hire
companies handling anything from a corporate hospitality village down
to a small marquee for a private party. There are three very adaptable
structure types; the traditional marquees, framed structures and
Hi-Lux 2-storey units. Areas from 2m to 25m wide with limitless length
can be covered structures. Ideal for Weddings, Parties, Social and
Sports Events, Conferences, Exhibitions, Trade Stands and Corporate
Hospitality. Opening Times : Monday to Saturday : 09:00 - 17:30 ,
Sunday 10:00 to 16:00"

"Although the main thrust of WorldWide Tents is sales, we do offer
attractively priced rentals when available.  If you need a tent for a
wedding, church revival, or...  whatever, just give us a call and
we'll see what we can do to provide you with a quality rental.  We
also provide lighting, chairs, sound systems, etc.  Just give us a
call!  We Offer Special Deep-Discounts for Missionaries, Churches,
Evangelists, Etc. - CALL US!"
(407) 579-7187

I hope one of these companies can meets your needs.  I saw many of the
event rentals online, but not many specified occupying large numbers
of people.  I also located a grouping of tent renters - please visit for other contacts.

Best regards,


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Subject: Re: Hire of Tent with capacity of 8,000 - 10,000
From: myoarin-ga on 30 Jul 2005 06:18 PDT
The larger beer tents at the Oktoberfest in Munich seat just under 7,000.
Is this what you are thinking about?  That is about 650 beertent
tables seating 12 (crowdedly).
When you say "can be anywhere", do you mean you are willing to have
the tent brought from anywhere,  OR will you take your crowd to the

IF you are interested in the Oktoberfest tents, on this site you can
click and scroll and click your way.  I have no idea if they can be
rented for other use.

You will find that the LARGEST tent does seat 8000.

At the moment, I cannot think of other alternatives.  Does it have to be a tent?

Subject: Re: Hire of Tent with capacity of 8,000 - 10,000
From: hammer-ga on 30 Jul 2005 06:22 PDT
You might want to be more specific about the capacity requirements. Do
you need capacity for 8000-10000 people standing? Bleacher seating?
Table seating?

How much additional tent room do you need for the event itself? Is it
a podium, or is it a five ring circus?

- Hammer
Subject: Re: Hire of Tent with capacity of 8,000 - 10,000
From: owain-ga on 30 Jul 2005 06:59 PDT
The largest tent I can think of is the Welsh National Eisteddfod
Pavilion. A search produces this page:
which gives dimensions of the pavilion as 77m long and 60m wide

The page includes the information:
  A dutch company called De Boer with offices in the UK, Holland and
Belgium own the pavilion. Apparently they are the only company in
Europe to hire out pavilions of this size.

A search for De Boer pavilion produces
which has contact information; there is also another address listed on
which is The Event Services Association, which might have other useful
links for your event. There is also the Association of Exhibition
Organisers at

AEO have a listing of marquee suppliers at


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