We’ve been designing and making luxuary tents in Northumberland since 2006.
We’re a specialist family company based in Northumberland. We started making tents in 2006 when Oran designed the Giant Bell Tent for our own wedding. We wanted to have an outdoor ceremony and banquet in a hay meadow next to home and were looking for something more elegant than the traditional marquee.
We design our tents to sit harmoniously in natural settings; the vivid natural colours and sweeping lines are inspired by shapes and colours in nature – to compliment the gardens, fields, parks and woodlands where they are used.
About our range of Tents
The Giant Bell Tents and the Arched Wedding Tent are a unique and original designs by Curious Tent Hire. Other tents in our range are adapted from traditional designs originating here in England and around the world.
Each of our tents is made here, using canvas sourced in the UK. The wood for the poles is locally coppiced ash from sustainable sources here in Northumberland. Ash poles are cut in May and the bark is peeled off to reveal the natural beauty of the wood. The wooden finials that crown each pole are turned by hand from cherry wood and ash, all from sustainable, local sources.
All out tents are tension tents – this means the canvas is stretched into shape by the poles. Tension tents are strong and because the canvas is stretched taught, the lines of the tent are elegant. The tents won’t flap in the wind – take our word on this , they’ve been made and tested on a windy hill in Northumberland!
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Who we work with
As well as providing tents for private weddings, gatherings and parties, we supply tents to the BBC; Kew Gardens,Wakehurst; Alnwick gardens; The National Trust; Petersham nurseries. And to festivals all over the country, including Wilderness, Secret Garden Party, Camp Bestival, Shambala, Beat Herder and Raw Fest.