Bespoke Structures


We are delighted to launch our new Abbas Marquees Permanent and Temporary Structures service. From simple canvas sails to give your garden a seaside feel, to a full-on catering kitchen, Abbas Marquees can create the perfect structure for you. Just tell us your ideas, and we’ll come up with a plan.

Based in Somerset, having designed and constructed countless outside spaces as a premium marquee hire company within the area, we have the skills and experience to turn our hands to any outdoor structure. We have a fantastic in-house team of carpenters, builders and electricians, who are professional, cheerful and weatherproof; as well as great contacts among suppliers and specialist craftspeople.

Abbas Marquees provided the temporary structure for Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage when the barn used for its HQ was destroyed by fire. This temporary structure had to hold a professional kitchen, a catering school and space to hold banquets – and be strong enough to last and look great until River Cottage HQ can be built again. We were commissioned to build the bespoke structure on 16 February 2012 – the temporary space opened for business on the 28th. Whatever the job, our team works quickly and efficiently to create great results.

So what temporary and permanent bespoke structures can Abbas Marquees create for you? Well, any outside structure that takes your fancy. People are surprised to hear that we don’t just use canvas – thanks to our carpenters and builders, we also work with wood and even bricks. We’ve just built a beautiful bespoke outdoors pizza oven, complete with slate roof.

We also have a lot of experience in designing lighting schemes – come and talk to us about how we can make your garden the perfect indoor-outdoor entertaining space.

To find out more about Abbas Marquee’s temporary and permanent structures and how we can help with your project, please contact us.

What our clients have to say

Dear James,

Thank you for the team who worked brilliantly yesterday to put up the marquee. They were a great solace to the soul for good hard English work ethic and they managed to fill the space and use the space creatively. You were quite right about it all fitting in…. I learnt its all about angles!

We are really looking forward to our weekend, the party has started already with the South African team here.

best wishes and many congratulation to you and to Sam


Thank you so much, it was a wonderful place to celebrate our wedding – I never knew a marquee could look so perfect! If you’re considering a marquee go for it – the atmosphere inside was incredible xx


Hello Nina,

The marquee looks absolutely fantastic thank you, we love it! It looks even better than I imagined.

The marquee isn’t set up with a dimmer although that was specified below, would it be possible for that to come with the furniture tomorrow? Just think we might want it a bit darker for dancing.

Many thanks,


James and the team,

I just want to say a huge thank you for everything over the weekend! You did an amazing job for Lauren and Darren and you certainly made my job very easy. There was nothing you couldn’t do and you gave such an amazing add on venue for the clients.

I look forward to working with you in the future!

Kind regards,