Hand Crafted Cotton Canvas and Wood Marquees with a Timeless Quality and Elegance Gained from a Long Heritage of Bespoke Tent Making
The Wills Marquees story, as with our own, was about a search for a special marquee for Chris and Lynsey’s (the owners of Wills Marquees) wedding in 2011.
Eventually they found an artisan maker in Cornwall run by a former boat builder and a polymath, David and Laura, who spent decades making beautiful handmade pole and cotton canvas marquees the traditional way. They were looking to retire from marquee making but wanted to pass their skills on, to keep their knowledge alive. So Chris and Lynsey took on these techniques and launched Wills Marquees based in North Yorkshire.
They recruited craftsmen and women canvas cutters, seamstresses, carpenters and engineers to make marquees with the same timeless quality that came from a long heritage of bespoke tent making. Today Wills Marquees are available to hire in the UK and parts of Europe.