Pop Up Marquees

In today’s want-it-now culture, everything is Instant. Instant food and drinks, same day delivery, downloadable movies and music available in an instant at your fingertips. Everything must be fast, available now, and quick to build.

So, it comes as no surprise then, that this need for urgency has extended into marquees and outdoor tented shelters. Yes, of course, you can still purchase standard pole marquees from Gala Tent, and they are the finest pole marquees currently available on the UK Market (and when there’s a finer marquee on the market, you can be assured that it will be sold by Gala Tent!) but when you need something that can be deployed instantly then Gala Shade Pop Up Marquees are the choice for you.


What is a Pop-Up Marquee?

Also known as a pop-up gazebo, the pop-up marquee is a temporary shelter that is manufactured in one piece, as opposed to the beams-and-braces construction of a classic marquee. This one-piece opens up and firmly locks into place at each corner, and the frame would have a canopy. Optional additions would be ground bars, to strengthen the structure, or sidewalls which turn it into an enclosed, private space.

Due to the technical aspect and the sheer bulk of the framework, a pop-up marquee would tend to cover a smaller area than a classic marquee would, although it's possible to connect individual tents together to cover as large a space you need.

Choosing the right pop-up marquee

Six distinct models available across five different sizes mean that Gala Tent supplies a pop-up marquee to suit almost any environment. Which one is right for you will depend on certain conditions, such as what you’re using it for, where you’ll be using it, and how often. For example, if you have a small trading pitch at a country fair where there'll be plenty of people and potential for gusty weather, you'll need the 3m x 3m Pro 50 pop-up. If you're looking to cover a dozen guests at occasional garden party or barbecues, you might need the 3m x 3m Pro MX pop-up. You can take our great Advice Test to figure out exactly which one is best for you, as well as any recommended accessories that will help to strengthen and protect your investment.


Which Pop-Up Marquee is best for grass?

Any Gala Tent Pop Up Marquee is ideal for on grass, and the height adjustable legs mean that they can even be set down on a stepped area, if necessary. Whichever tent you select in the long run, you should be looking to anchor it effectively, and on grass, the most cost-effective method would be the Gala Tent Heavy Duty Storm Kits.

Heavy Duty Storm Strap

This product is perfect for anchoring your pop-up marquee on soft ground, such as grass. Simply wrap one end of the ratchet strap around the corner of the framework (DO NOT USE THE D RING ON THE CANOPY - it is not designed for anchorage) and use the supplied heavy duty tent peg to drive into the ground and firmly anchor your tent to the ground. We recommend one of these per corner for maximum effect.

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Which Pop-Up Marquee is best for lots of people?

The biggest pop-up marquee we can supply is the 4m x 8m. Something of this size can offer coverage for around 32 people when standing. However, if you wish to cover many more people and instant deployment is still the biggest requirement when buying a tent, then it is absolutely possible to attach our tents to each other using connector clamps and gutter kits, so realistically you can build a shelter to a size as big as you wish to go. If you’re looking at huge areas and on a stricter budget than Pop Up Marquees will allow, then you may need to compromise on speed of erection and revert to a classic Pole Marquee option.

4m x 8m Gala Shade Pro 50

The 4m x 8m Gala Shade Pro 50 can be erected so much more quickly than its pole-and-joints companion marquee, with a team able to put this up in less that 20 minutes, as opposed to 90 minutes or so. The covers are available in 12 different colours, and the tent can easily cover 32 people.

Price from: £449.99
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Which Pop-Up Marquee is cheapest?

It really depends on the use you have for the tent, and which size you need. If it’s a strong pop-up for the garden then the 3m x 3m Gala Shade Pro 50 is absolutely brilliant value. If you’re a professional Detailer looking to perform some mobile work then you may be better served by the 3m x 4.5m Gala Pro 40. But, the question is which is the cheapest, and the answer to that is the Gala Shade Pro DX.

3m x 3m Gala Shade Pro DX

Introduced to the UK market as a low-cost garden marquee that was easy to erect. The quality of the components in the Pro DX proves that you don't need to spend beyond your budget to get superior standard shelter. This is made with 32mm steel, plus shock-resistant nylon joints. Seriously good value.

Price from: £219.99
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Spare Parts Guarantee

From pop up marquee canopies, to spare side panels, to the details and everything in between. Gala Tent prides itself on our ability to supply a back up service of spare parts delivered next day. Our expert guide will help you find the exact spare part required, but if you're not sure then get in touch, our experts advice centre can help.

Buy online today and take advantage of our fantastic deals which include free gifts on selected packages. We also offer great finance options with Klarna, a Price Promise and free UK delivery on all orders when you spend over £100, saving you even more money.


You can find more help on choosing the right Pop Up Marquee over at our Advice Centre , or by clicking the button below to access our Interactive Brochure page. If you’re still not sure which is the correct tent for you then please give the team a call on 01709 242454, or start a Live Chat session. Alternatively, why not drop us a message via the form below and one of the team will be back to you as quickly as possible.

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