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Devon Party Marquees was born with the idea that a marquee should be stylish to look at and affordable to hire. With this in mind we found an alternative and funky style of marquee called the Capri. Requiring far less manpower to install and break down, the Capri marquee quickly became an affordable hire solution.

The Capri offered an elegant alternative to the more traditional or clear span style of marquee. The structure displayed curved side arches and high peaked roofs, something that was not commonplace in the marquee landscape. Its tension design eliminated the need for guy lines and created a clean and sleek appearance – evocative of Erasmus Bridge or the Sydney Opera House.

As well as its distinctive appearance the marquee's modular design allowed for more than one to be joined together. Hire one for a garden party or create a combination for a wedding reception the choice is endless.

Since our formation we have expanded and now offer three styles of marquee:

  • The Trapeze has replaced our original Capri marquee. They do look very similar but the Trapeze is a specialist marquee with an improved tension deisgn, stronger anchor points, heavier grade material and drip-free connecting joiners and walls. The Trapeze offers far greater protection against the elements and can withstand much stronger winds, something that the Capri struggles with. We have both sizes available, they are 30x40ft and 20x30ft. Each marquee comes with a set of solid white and window walls. The design of the Trapeze takes much longer to install than a Capri marquee. This does mean the hire cost is more because you are getting a better structure that needs more time to prepare. Please remember this when comparing quotes against other companies who supply the Capri marquee.
  • The Poleadion is our flagship marquee. Measuring 60x60ft or 60x80ft, the marquee will comfortably hold between 150-250 seated, plus space for a dance floor and bar. Its superior quality in both design and strength will shield your event from nearly all but the worst of the British weather. With the addition of the 20x20ft Matrix marquee (M20) we can create further space by adding an entrance porch, bar or catering tent.
  • The Matrix is our only clear span marquee. Available in three sizes (20x20ft, 20x30ft & 30x30ft), the Matrix combines traditional tent design with modern innovation, creating an architecturally impressive, yet fully functional, structure system. Because of it’s versatility, the Matrix is an ideal choice for a wide range of event applications. From entrance porches, to catering tents, market stalls or eye-catching hospitality, this type of marquee will impress whatever the event.

As well as our standard Dandy Dura matting we now offer Ika Floor. This is a hard plastic interlocking floor which can also have new carpet added on top, this is compatible with our Poleadion and Matrix range.

Devon Party Marquees not only covers Devon, we now operate throughout the West Country, which includes marquee hire in Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. Our marquees are used for a variety of events including weddings, parties, festivals, county shows and corporate days. We can also supply dance floors, furniture, lighting options and a number of accessories from catering tents to rattan furniture, bars and bell tents.

If you are planning a marquee event please give Devon Party Marquees a call … we’ve got it covered!

The Team

Devon Party Marquees was started in 2004 by Adrian Rodgers. Having cut his teeth at marquee companies in Kent and Bristol - and fallen for the design and versatility of the Capri marquee in particular - Adrian started his own company on moving to Devon.


Q: Do you charge VAT?
A: Yes we do, our VAT Registration Number is GB217112255.

Q: When can I hire a marquee?
A: The marquee season operates between April to September. We still hire furniture, dance floors and other accessories all year round!

Q: On what surface can a marquee be installed?
A: These marquees are meant to go on grass and it should be flat and level. We can sometimes go on hard surfaces but you do need to let us know what type of surface it is.

Q: The marquees and equipment are hired for 1 day. Does that mean they have to be installed and taken down in the same day?
A: No we normally deliver 1-3 days before the hire period, and collect 1-2 days after. We can not provide a specific delivery date and time until 5 days before the hire date.

Q: Do the marquees come with walls?
A: Yes, we provide a set of window and solid walls for each type of marquee.

Q: Payment
A: A non-refundable deposit of a designated sum (normally 25%) to confirm the booking, the balance payable 60 days before the hire date. If the value of the order is under 400 GBP the total amount will be payable on booking, regardless of how far in advance the order was made.

Q: Is there a delivery charge?
A: Delivery is FREE within 10 miles of our postcode TQ12 5UQ. Over 10 miles and delivery is calculated on the size of the order and travelling time.

Q: Is there a labour charge?
A: No. Installation and dismantling of the marquee(s) and equipment is included.

Q: Do you offer a Free site visit?
A: Yes we do.

Q: Do I need to insure the marquee?
A: Yes you do. We ask that the hirer agrees to take out appropriate insurance for our equipment during the period of hire. This must include insurance against cancellation, damage and loss. We will provide a total sum of all equipment whilst on hire for your insurers.

Q: How far do you travel?
A: Devon Party Marquees is based in South Devon between the market towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot. Over the years our service and reputation has grown and we now operate throughout the South West covering Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset.

The Team

Devon Party Marquees was started in 2004 by Adrian Rodgers. Having cut his teeth at marquee companies in Kent and Bristol - and fallen for the design and versatility of the Capri marquee in particular - Adrian started his own company on moving to Devon.

360 Marquee Tour

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