Congratulations! Your Special Birthday is Coming Soon...


What better way to celebrate your Special birthday than with your very own ourdoor event?

You deserve to surround yourself with your closest family and friends, doing what you all do best - laughing, sharing and building memories to last a lifetime.

Our emphasis is on taking the look, feel, individuality and inspiration of the Fairground, Circus and Festival worlds and transferring them to places you wouldn't expect to find them - your back garden, an open space, perhaps even a local campsite.

Not sure where to put it? Get in touch with us by using the form or give us a call - we have affiliated venues all over the UK.

We aim to leave you with memories of a colourful event and a stress-free process every step of the way. This creates an overall experience both before and on the day that you and your guests will talk about for years to come.

Fill in your details to receive a FREE copy of our 'How to Hire a Marquee' which will outline all of the stages of the hire process and make it as transparent and enjoyable as possible for you.

Hi, We're Arif and Elise.

Brother and Sister duo, offering you as much of the inside industry info as possible to put you firmly in the driving seat when planning your Special Birthday Party.

We've been hiring out marquees for a long time and know that it's easy for people to forget what it's like coming into a new industry that they might not understand. Most people haven't hired a tent before but if you have, this is still for you.

We wanted to simplify the process so wrote a Guide to help you through the whole thing from start to finish called 'How to Hire a Marquee'. You can get your free PDF copy of it by filling out the form above.

To get in touch you only have to reply to the email containing your Guide or you'll find some contact details at the bottom of this page.

Want to know more? Read on....


Our Tents


The Regal

The biggest and newest tent on the block. Capable of housing a huge wedding under one roof, it will provide cover for a large stage, a full sit-down meal and still leave space for a bar and a dancefloor.


The Candycane

Leaning even more heavily towards the traditional circus look, we decided that we'd allow a bit of white if it was mixed in nicely with a striking red. Very light inside and a perfect cenrepiece to any outdoor wedding.

Tent Specifications

Tent Specifications


The Mulberry

Emanates sunny vintage flair. Stunning both inside and out, the Mulberry is our most versatile tent too. It can be specially constructed in a variety of sizes to suit your preference, from 9m to 24m.


The Humbug / Rambutan

Smaller, cuter, still sturdy and bright! These two tents are great as ancillaries for bars, cloakrooms or kids tents.

Also great for main structures for those with limited space or a more intimate affair.

Tent Specifications

Tent Specifications


Wow! Everything about the service and the marquees was just excellent. The team were professional and friendly and everything was done to help make our 2 day festival a success. Many thanks guys.​

St Mary’s Chuch – South Mimms


"From helping us to decide what size tent we needed, to erecting the big top on site, BigTopWeddings made the whole process easy. It was such a relief to know we were in good hands"

Sam and Rob Flower

Not just a great service but it looked amazing and Terrapin couldn’t do enough to help. Highly recommended ​

Whimple Cricket Club

We would like to say thank you, the professionalism and knowledge of the Terrapin crew really helped us gauge exactly what we needed for our event this summer. The chaps on site paid attention to detail and had a cheerful approach which helped everything run smoothly. See you again next year.​

Phatdrop Productions

The Terrapin team were a pleasure to work with at Chilled in a Field. They are friendly, hard working and professional. They provided valuable guidance when planning the event and the colourful structures were just right for our family friendly festival.

Chilled in a Field Festival – Sussex

Why did we write the guide?

First off, congratulations on your Special Birthday! What an amazing moment in life to celebrate!

You deserve a unique and bespoke event and if you've never done that before it can be a daunting experience.

The events industry can sometimes try to make you feel like you have to an insider in order to put on a spectacular party but here at Terrapin we want to arm you with the knowledge we've acquired over many years and hundreds of events. From festivals, weddings, corporate events and of course... Birthday Parties.

Granted, you’ve got to contend with the weather, how to get power and space for all the necessities like a kitchen or bar - things you don’t have to consider with a venue, BUT the pay-off is amazing. The beauty of the outdoors, the fresh air and sense of Summer Festivities brings a different magic to the party atmosphere.

Here's the top tips for how you can have the ease of an indoor party in the brilliance of the outdoors.

Whether you want to throw your own festival, explore a country farm theme, have a taste of the circus or want to create something completely new and unique, we’ve personally written the ‘How to Hire a Marquee’ guide to cover all the aspects you’ll need to consider - from which site to choose, down to how to get the right people doing the right jobs.

All you have to do to receive your free copy is to complete the form on this page with your name and email address to get your very own copy straight away.

From your first email or phone call to Terrapin Events we want you to know you are in good hands. Because what’s most important for us is to offer you something that no one else in the industry is willing to - the trade secrets - a step-by-step guide about how it’s done.

That puts you in the driving seat and allows you to have control of your overall vision every step of the way. It also instantly explains our commitment to working with you to create something unforgettable.

We don’t do package birthday deals. Beautiful, bespoke, fun, energetic and unforgettable outdoor events are our speciality. By going above and beyond your expectations when it comes to customer service, by listening to your wants and by arming you with the knowledge you need to come up with something magical, we can work together to build a Special Birthday party that people will be telling stories about for a lifetime.

Planning a party doesn't have to be difficult, and getting hold of your own copy of the guide couldn’t be easier. Simply fill out the form at absolutely no cost to you and start to have a look through the 6 episodes. We're on the end of the phone or an email away if you have any questions. Again, with absolutely no obligation. If it’s no use, delete it. We just want you to see the value we can offer.

We're 100% confident that there will be something in there you haven’t considered or thought of. So grab a copy today and have an enjoyable time planning your birthday party.


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