Rectangular Marquees can be found in historical sketches from Roman times through the Medieval era and well into the 19th century. We have seen paintings of these tents in war campaigns and 18th century garden parties. With square corners, they offer a great deal of useable floor space for furniture or a vend0r’s wares. Historically, many of these tents were decorated with stripes for a truly striking appearance.
Rectangular Marquees have been popular at Rendezvous and Trade Fairs as vendor’s trade tents. Walls are easy to move, or remove, to display wares and make it easy for customers to enter and stay dry while they shop. Walls may be lifted like awnings to further shade clients and spread inventory beyond the normal wall space. Optional wall ties allow the walls to be lowered, exposing stock while adding to security, or for venting.
Families have found the benefits of Rectangular Marquees to be delightful for multiple-day events. With just a slight bit more set up time the Marquee offers stand up room in the entire tent, poles to hang clothing and gear, the ability to subdivide for separate selling and living, and a wonderful structure to weather a long storm.
We build our Rectangular Marquees to be supported with wall poles at every seam (approx. every 3′) as the seams are designed to take the weight of the canvas and the stress of the wind. Walls are suspended with brass snap hooks and “D” rings. We also offer the wooden toggles that appeared on the Austrian 15th century marquee if you don’t mind trading the interior valance for the look of the past.
Mud flaps are standard on all marquees, (10″ wide).Doors are routinely placed in the center of the long sides but may be moved anywhere or added to any location that suits your needs.The addition of a third and fourth door add to ease of set up and ventilation on those hot summer days.
Prices reflect Rectangular Marquees at a specific wall heights we add or subtract from wall heights to a clients specification. Although period marquees had steep roofs to shed rain and snow, we also have patterns to increase or decrease the roof rise and therefore, the overall ridge height.
|Width x Length||Wall Height||Roof Rise|
|8’6″ x 11’3″||6′||3′|
|8’6″ x 14′||6′||3′|
|8’6″ x 16’10”||6′||3′|
|11’3″ x 14′||6′||4′|
|11’3″ x 16’10”||6′||4′|
|11’3″ x 19’8″||6′||4′|
|14′ x 16’10”||6′||4’6″|
|14′ x 19’8″||6’6″||4’6″|
|14 X 22’6″||6’6″||4’6″|
|14 x 25’4″||6’6″||4’6″|
|16’10” x 19’8″||6’6″||5′|
|16’10” x 22’6″||6’6″||5′|
|16’10” x 25’4″||6’6″||5′|
|16’10” x 27’2″||6’6″||5′|
|19’8″ x 22’6″||7′||5′|
|19’8″ x 25’4″||7′||5′|
|19’8″ x 27’2″||7′||5′|
Unless otherwise noted, Tentsmith tents are made out of 10 oz. white Sunforger – Flame resistant canvas.
All PRODUCTS ARE “CANVAS ONLY”. YOU WILL NEED POLES, ROPES, AND STAKES TO SET UP YOUR TENT, WHICH CAN BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.
Allison Pettengill –
We have a 14’*16’10” tent. We have used it for vending, camping and parties! We got the roof vent, which is great on hot days and easy to operate. The roof vent is well worth the extra cost! We wish we had it in our other tent. The only thing I would change was getting extra doors so that it was easier to take the walls up and down. We love our tent!
Gavin Kent –
We purchased a 14×19’8″ rectangular marquee in 2010 and it has done grand duty as our pennsic home for every year from that day forward, plus a few longer events, as a royal room, as a party tent in our yard and more. It’s lighter than most of our housemate’s tent, has stood up to violent rain and winds, baking sun, and rambunctious children with no issues whatsoever. Cannot recommend highly enough!!! (Oddly the web interface isn’t letting me click the last star, so take this as a 5 star review!)