Frequently Asked Questions

Are the Pearl tents weatherproof?

Yes. The exteriors are made from high quality cotton canvas which is regularly waterproofed throughout the season. It is important when positioned on windy sites to put in additional supporting poles inside the tent to support the pyramid ceiling, to ensure they can endure winds of up to 30 mph.

Will the tents be warm enough?

Pearl Tents can be easily heated on cool days as their vented elevated ceilings and canvas exteriors are geared towards providing shade on a hot day rather than warmth on a cool one.

What surface can the tents be erected on?

Being frame structures they can be erected on hard standings such as tennis courts, concrete car parks and gravel drives and this requires eye bolts to be drilled into the floor. Because of their construction, they require the area where they are being erected to be level. Scaffolding can be put in place to level areas that have too much of a slope to them. However, if the ground is slightly uneven then a hard-flooring upgrade can be used to level out the floor within the tent.

How much space is needed for guide ropes?

The guide ropes are a key element to these structures and 2m around the edge of the ‘footprint’ of the tent is required for the guide ropes to be correctly positioned.

How long do the tents take to set up?

The Lulu Pearl take a minimum of 2 days to set up, and the Dana Pearl requires 3 days. The build would ideally begin on Monday or Tuesday to ensure everything is ready for a Saturday event.

When would you take them down?

The day after your event (usually a Sunday).

Do you need a power supply?

Yes, we will always require power. Most lighting can run from a 13-amp domestic supply or a generator. Our cabling is weatherproof.