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Rectangular Marquees

Rectangular Marquee Tents

RECTANGULAR MARQUEES can be found in historical sketches from Roman times through the Medieval era and well into the 19th century. We have seen paintings of these tents in war campaigns and 18th century garden parties. With square corners, they offer a great deal of useable floor space for furniture or a vender’s wares. Historically, many of these tents were decorated with stripes for a truly striking appearance.

Rectangular Marquees have been popular at Rendezvous and Trade Fairs as vendor’s trade tents. Walls are easy to move, or remove, to display wares and make it easy for customers to enter and stay dry while they shop. Walls may be lifted like awnings to further shade clients and spread inventory beyond the normal wall space. Optional wall ties allow the walls to be lowered, exposing stock while adding to security, or for venting.

Families have found the benefits of Rectangular Marquees to be delightful for multiple-day events. With just a slight bit more set up time the Marquee offers stand up room in the entire tent, poles to hang clothing and gear, the ability to subdivide for separate selling and living, and a wonderful structure to weather a long storm.

Rectangular Marquee with optional striped roof

Rectangular Marquee with optional striped roof

We build our Rectangular Marquees to be supported with wall poles at every seam (approx. every 3′) as the seams are designed to take the weight of the canvas and the stress of the wind. Walls are suspended with brass snap hooks and “D” rings. We also offer the wooden toggles that appeared on the Austrian 15th century marquee if you don’t mind trading the interior valance for the look of the past.

Mud flaps are standard on all marquees, (10″ wide).  Doors are routinely placed in the center of the long sides but may be moved anywhere or added to any location that suits your needs.  The addition of a third and fourth door add to ease of set up and ventilation on those hot summer days.

Prices reflect Rectangular Marquees at specific wall heights, we add or subtract from wall heights to a clients specification. Although period marquees had steep roofs to shed rain and snow, we also have patterns to increase or decrease the roof rise and therefore, the overall ridge height.

Square Marquee tent

Width x Length Wall Height Roof Rise Sunforger Sunforger-Flame
8’6″ x 11’3″ 6′ 3′ $830 $950
8’6″ x 14′ 6′ 3′ $860 $995
8’6″ x 16’10” 6′ 3′ $935 $1,075
11’3″ x 14′ 6′ 4′ $1,010 $1,165
11’3″ x 16’10” 6′ 4′ $1,095 $1,265
11’3″ x 19’8″ 6′ 4′ $1,185 $1,350
14′ x 16’10” 6′ 4’6″ $1,210 $1,455
14′ x 19’8″ 6’6″ 4’6″ $1,280 $1,585
14′ x 22’6″ 6’6″ 4’6″ $1,355 $1,645
14′ x 25’4″ 6’6″ 4’6″ $1,440 $1,725
16’10” x 19’8″ 6’6″ 5′ $1,450 $1,765
16’10” x 22’6″ 6’6″ 5′ $1,540 $1,865
16’10” x 25’4″ 6’6″ 5′ $1,620 $1,975
16’10” x 27’2″ 6’6″ 5′ $1,750 $2,065
19’8″ x 22’6″ 7″ 5′ $1,690 $2,035
19’8″ x 25’4″ 7″ 5′ $1,890 $2,300
19’8″ x 27’2″ 7″ 5′ $2,100 $2,490

Please specify Trim Style & Color when ordering.
Dimensions above are usual finished sizes.


Roof Vent $95 for 9′ Ridge Ties at the 1/2 way points add 4%
         $120 for 12′ Ridge & Larger            Segmented Muds  ADD 6%

EXTRA DOORS ~ $40 each (6′ walls)…$45 each (6’6″ and 7′ walls).

Rectangular Marquee Slant Wall

SLANT WALL RECTANGULAR MARQUEES: Rectangular marquees can be built with slanted walls. Many drawings and paintings of tents in the Middle Ages and the 18th century show slant wall rectangular tents in use. We use a standard slope of 18″ for a wall so the tent footprint is three feet greater than the eaves measurement. (Please be sure of the placement of doors as the slanted walls make moving the doors to a new location impossible.) To modify any marquee above to slanted walls please add 7%.

FLOORS ~ Even on a dry day, and especially at night, moisture rises from the ground into your tent. Canvas floors breathe too much and plastic sheeting is quite noisy. We began with a 15 oz. woven poly-cotton fabric, treated it with a flame-retardant, and applied a vinyl finish for a vapor-barrier. Our flame-retardant, vapor-barrier floors add a great deal to the comfort level of your tent.  Send for a sample piece if you want to see the beige color and feel it!!!


8’6″ x 11’3″ $109
8’6″ x 14′ $146
8’6″ x 16’10” $203
11’3″ x 14′ $243
11’3 X 16’10” $292
11’3″ x 19’8″ $324
14′ x 16’10” $365
14′ x 19’8″ $405
14′ x 22’6″ $486
14′ x 25’4″ $547
16’10” x 19’8″ $486
16’10” x 22’6″ $583
16’10” x 25’4″ $656
16’10” x 27’2″ $729


Rectangular Marquee tent


Marquees are a great space to sell from. Opening a wall shows off your wares and gives potential customers increased access. Lifting one of those walls adds rain and sun resistance to the entrance of your store. But lifting a wall, turning it into an awning and then returning it to a wall to close off your store can get pretty old after a couple of days and varying weather patterns.

Deborah has solved that problem. After listening to many customers over the years she has come up with a simple, elegant solution, the “Vendor Awning”. This awning is completely independent of the walls so you may control the entry into your marquee with your walls and the weatherproofness overhead with your awning.

Square Marquee Dunn

The Vendor Awning is a system. Best added when we are building your marquee roof (but any square or rectangular marquee is retrofittable) we add a narrow shingle of fabric along the eave of your roof. This shingle is sewn at the top edge so the rain will run over the shingle. The shingle overlaps the grommets for your pole pins so we add grommets at each of those positions for the pole pins to pass through. We also add a strip of velcro to the underside of the shingle (unseen). You’ll see why…

That’s the tent preparation, the Awning itself is (usually) the width the tent side and 8’6” from the eave outward. We add grommets to the outside edge for the placement of poles and grommets to the inside edge to go over the existing pole pins in the tent’s perimeter. We also add the matching piece of velcro to the top inside edge.

Setup is simple. Set up the marquee without the pins passing through the Vendor shingle. Drop the awning over the pins, slide the edge up under the shingle, attach the velcro and place the shingle grommets over the pole pins. Add perimeter poles and guylines to the outside edge of the awning and it’s ready for weather. Use tall poles for sun shade and add weather resistance by lowering the poles when things get ugly.

Your walls will still work completely independently underneath. The awning protects your goods, your customers and your event, allowing your store to stay open even in bad weather.

Some clients have replaced the simple steel perimeter pole pins they use on their marquees with threaded rod glued in place and finial with a matching threaded nut in the base. The finial is place over the shingle to ensure there is never a wind strong enough to lift their awning. Pretty cool idea.

Marquee Awnings

Length of Awning 9’ Flap Trim
8’ 6” $160 $63 $74.25
11’ 3” $200 $84 $82.50
14’ $240 $105 $90.75
16’10” $280 $126 $99.00
19’ 8” $320 $147 $104.50
22’ 4” $370 $168 $112.75
25’ 4” $420 $189 $126.50
27’ 2” $480 $210 $134.75

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