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Welcome

Bespoke.  Traditional.  Vintage.  Whatever your celebration create your unique venue with one of our elegant canvas canopies. 

Shades are based in Yorkshire and travel throughout the UK and Europe, specialising in hiring a variety of traditional canvas marquees and tents; our range includes a host of different styles from more traditional Indian Grand Pavilion and Raj marquees, to our Sailcloth tents which are brand new for 2016. Somewhere in between all of these is a fabulous Vintage Army Tent and a range of bars, furniture and accessories to add the finishing touches. 

Our up-to-date range offers something to suit every occasion and we are happy to furnish the tents in the style of your choice, be it contemporary, traditional or something completely different.  At Shades we pride ourselves on attention to detail, the quality and presentation of our marquees and tents, and all our equipment.  With our years of experience in the events industry you can be assured that your Wedding, Celebration or Party will be perfect. 

 

We would be delighted to work closely with you to personalise every detail of your tent. With just a little creativity and imagination, you will be amazed at what we can achieve. 

If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, then give us a call or contact us by email. We are a rapidly expanding company and we’re always adding new and unique items to our stock. If you want it and we don’t have it, we’ll get it (even if we have to build it ourselves)!

'...just to say the most enormous heartfelt thank you for all your fabulous help for our wedding.  Your Indian tent was more than beautiful, it was the most exquisite, gorgeous and incredible tent in the whole world, we can't thank you enough... you were the loveliest team to work with ever and we have so so much to thank you for, we really do...'

Latest from the blog

Shades' Raj Tents

Private Wedding at Home

Back in September 2014 we were lucky enough to be asked to work on this fabulous Wedding at home in Yorkshire.  The setting was magnificent, the suppliers some of the best around and the couple and their guests were just lovely – here’s a few of our favourite images (courtesy of Nicola Denby Photography) from […]

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Charity Summer Ball 2015

One highlight of last Summer was this fantastic fundraising evening for a pre-school in Hertfordshire. The theme for 2015 was ‘Passage to India’, which is how the organisers found us, and upon seeing our tents they knew they’d offer the perfect backdrop to the celebrations.  All images are courtesy of Lunette Opperman Photography, with thanks! […]

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The Year of the Wedding Festival!

Yes, we know it’s only January but we are already really excited for 2016!  May sees us partnering with the lovely team from Brides up North launching two fantastic, brand new Wedding Festivals.  Designed to showcase Weddings and suppliers in an alternative setting to the usual venues and hotels, #wedstock16 and #wedstival16 will be held at Stockeld Park […]

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Shades’ Highlights of 2015

Over the past 12 months, Paul and his team have seen some really great events; from parties to weddings, anniversary celebrations to family barbecues – this year has proved we genuinely do have the perfect tent or marquee for any occasion! The fabulous Grand Pavilion has been our most popular marquee this year mainly due to its flexibility […]