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  • Writer's pictureKatharine Snowden

How to create a doorway in your pole and canvas marquee

Updated: Feb 5

Welcome, nearly-weds and event planners, to an exciting marquee tutorial brought to you by the dedicated team here at Peacock and Bow!


You may be wondering how you might add an extra doorway to your pole and canvas marquee on your big day, perhaps for a surprise reveal, or so a marching band can enter at one end of the marquee, parade through your guests and exit at the other end (no?...just me?) Or so your caterers and entertainment have a separate entrance. Whatever the reason, if you want to know how to whip out that perfect additional entrance once the P&B team have left you to your celebrations, you're in the right place.


Today, we're diving into the step-by-step process of creating a doorway in your marquee. Whether you're gearing up for a special event, a wedding, or a corporate do, join us as we guide you through the ins and outs of crafting a stylish and functional doorway for your pole and canvas marquee. Check out this quick video and open the door on the secrets to an inviting and accessible space that will leave a lasting impression.



Video transcript

So you'll see the laces here. You just undo this knot at the bottom and then go all the way up. Undo those.


You'll find that it's hooked just in the middle here. So you just need to undo this one.


And then it'll fold back against the wall pole under the valance, and clip on one of those there.


And you do the same the other side around to here.


So, bring them back to the centre and clip them to the hook here.


So, it goes through the back, through the eyelet. Then this one goes through the eyelet. And then you connect it through that one and pull down. You just do that all the way.


Peacock and Bow's step by step guide to creating a doorway in your pole and canvas marquee

Step one

In the bottom corner of the wall panel you will see a knot. Untie this and then undo the Dutch lacing all the way up the edge of the wall panel until you reach the top.


Step two

Lift the valance and you will see the rope at the top of the wall panel is hooked onto the canopy, unhook the rope.


Step three

Fold the wall panel inwards and around the wall pole.


Step four

Lift the valance and hook the wall panel to the canopy.


Step five

Repeat on the other side.


Step six

To close the doorway, unhook the wall panels and bring them back to the centre, then hook them to the canopy.


Step seven

Do up the Dutch lacing, starting from the top, bring the first loop through the first eyelet, then bring the second loop through the second eyelet and thread it through the first loop. Continue until you reach the bottom.


And, voila! You're ready to make your big entrance.


A triumphant couple of newlywed walk through the doorway of a Peacock and Bow pole and canvas marquee.

At Peacock and Bow, we are on hand at any time throughout the whole process to make your marquee hire experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Call us with any questions you have and we will be more than happy to provide all the guidance you need.

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