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4m x 4m Gala Tent Marquee Elite (100% PVC)

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The Gala Tent range of marquees is built to last. We’ve listed below the key features of the Gala Tent specification; combined we believe these features make Gala Tent the most durable marquee of its kind in the world:

* 650g 100% Heavy-Duty PVC commercial quality self-cleaning covers
* British fire-rated to BS 5438 and BS 7837
* Heavy duty eyelets
* Industrial Dutch-lacing fastening on all side panels
* Strong tubular steel frame (up to 44mm).
* Tube wall thickness upto 1.2mm
* Powder coated framework
* Georgian style window panels
* Locating/retaining screw at each joint for stability and strength
* Heavy-duty Velcro and bungee cord straps
* Full instructions and care manual
* Watertight tense welded material joints
* Window blank covers included for privacy
* 3 different size door entries on end panel, for multi use

Height Dimensions:
Eve Height: 205cm
Centre Apex Height: 310cm

Door Dimensions:
Width 3.3m x Height 2m

People Capacity:
Standing Auditorium Style: 24
Seated With Table: 12

Packing Information:
1 x Carton 218x17x13cm – WT 16.75kg
1 x Carton 218x17x8cm – WT 10.75kg
1 x Carton 58x46x19cm – WT 11.30kg
1 x Carton 58x47x16cm - WT 13.05kg
1 x Carton 58x46x11cm - WT 9kg
2 x Carton 58x47x8cm - WT 4.05kg


Structure Size:
4m x 4m (aprox: 13ft x 13ft)


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Gala Tent™ is the ideal solution for covering outdoor events or work areas. Easily transportable, Gala Tent™ is simple and quick to erect and provides immediate protection against the elements, rain or shine.
Practical uses of the Classic Gala Tent™

* Celebrate spontaneous events at home or work, as and when they occur.

* Provide an elegant guest marquee for garden parties, celebrations and festive occasions.

* Protection from the ever changing weather and cover for catering.

* Shade from the sun, pleasant cover during the chillier evening hours, prolonging your event.

* Suitable for all occasions. Perfect for sports teams, companies, clubs, markets, weddings, birthdays, and many other celebrations

* The ideal solution for use as temporary shelter, storage space or cover even an for an outdoor pool

* Other potential uses include trade stands, market stalls, car port cover, smoking shelter and with the window covers makes the ideal storage area. Gala Tent™’s use is limited only by your imagination. Gala Tent™ is made up of linked 2m bays, which can be detached to create an opening anywhere around the tent.

Duel sidewall with privacy blind

The Gala Tent™ range have dual side panel options so you receive panels with large Georgian style windows and privacy panels to cover them. The vertical side walls of the Gala Tent™ means it can stand flush with adjoining buildings to maximise floor space as required.

Side skirt for water drainage

The sidewalls also have 15cm(6”) side skirts to promote improved water run-off and drainage. The Gala Tent™ frame simply slots together, no tools required, and each leg comes complete with a base plated that can be pegged, bolted or weighted.

No hidden costs

There are no hidden costs with Gala Tent™ as all come complete with full set of sidewalls with privacy blinds and pegs to fully enclosure the structure, along with guild ropes and pegs.

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I made a commercial decision many years ago not to compete on price but compete on quality and value for money. I was well aware of low-price items claiming to be the high specification of Gala Tent. However after many case studies it was clear they are evidently not. What I did was invest in research and development, design and technology and produced the finest range of marquees and gazebos on the market. And I'm sure again you will agree that you can in fact make anything cheaper and we have all bought a product on Price and been very disappointed which comes at a COST. And guess what, Gala Tent is still the market leader and recently posted double digit growth in our first quarter of this year alone.

Gala Tent is the only British manufacturer of garden marquees. All our competitors despatch from either Germany, Denmark, France or even China and pose as UK companies by using a .co.uk address. Return postage can cost £100's leaving you with more COSTS and replacement parts will not be available.

Don't get caught out, buy right, first time !!!

Jason Mace, Managing Director

P.S "It's not an event without Gala Tent"

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Finance is a fantastic way to spread the cost of your purchase. To make it easy we’ve added the ability to let you apply for and then complete the loan application quickly and entirely online.

Check your eligibility

Before you apply please note you will only be considered for finance if you:

  • Are having the delivery to a UK address
  • Are having the delivery to the same address as cardholder
  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are in regular full or part-time employment (minimum 16 hours per week or £5,000 per annum, unless you are retired and receiving a private / company pension or in receipt of disability allowance)
  • Are a permanent UK resident and have lived in the UK for at least 3 years.
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders, CCJs, IVAs or bankruptcies.

Please note discounts can not be carried over if you are purchasing using finance.

Buy Now Pay Later

First add the items you wish to purchase to your basket. When you reach checkout select the best finance option for you and choose 'Buy Now Pay Later'. The quick application form takes no more than a couple of minutes to complete and then you’ll receive an instant decision.

In the unlikely event that you believe you have seen a like for like product at a lower price, then please use this form to request a Price Match.

Gala Tent™ Marquees are perfect for many different occasions and provide a truly affordable event solution, whether for home or commercial use; ideal for Trade Stands, Market Stalls, Car Port, Garden Parties, Functions, Weddings, Storage and Community Fetes. Gala Tent™ is a trusted quality trademarked product that will keep your event covered, come rain or shine.

View the new, dynamic PVC, which features premier quality, self-cleaning 100% Heavy-Duty PVC – we believe it’s the most durable marquee of its kind in the world! Gala Tent™ is the result of over a decade of improvements and modifications, much of which has been stimulated by suggestions and feedback from Gala Tent™ clients. The focus is on product flexibility, functionality and durability. The goal is to ensure that Gala Tent™ remains the best quality commercial quality structure in its class.


Gala Tent™ is manufactured in seventeen different sizes. If you find that you need a larger marquee at a later date, the Gala Tent™ Multi-Bay option offers the flexibility you need, benefiting from a 2m add-on bay option. Gala Tent™ is supplied with a manufacturer’s quality guarantee. Anyone can understand the frustration of misplacing a pole, peg or panel. With Gala Tent you can simply replace any missing part by ordering it online. How many other marquee suppliers offer that level of customer service?

Non - Toxic Steel Structural Components

* Gala Tent™ steel tubular pole framework is carefully treated with white powder coating, NOT toxic galvanized or zinc coated paint. This method can potentially be dangerous to humans due to the acid that is used in the manufacturing process. Remember that your hands will be coming into contact with the poles, and in some cases, this can lead to poisoning. Galvanized steel also stains the material which then makes the marquee fabric more perishable, this is why Gala Tent™ use powder coating for the perfect elegant finish.

* Gala Tent™ powder coated steel joint connectors secure to the pole frame with locating heavy duty 50mm winged threaded bolts, with no tools required as the specially designed bolt can be tightened by hand.

* Steel base plates are used on the leg poles, which can also be anchored down for extra security with pegs provided.

* Side skirt and sidewall ground pegs are all included in this package.

* Gala Tent™ Marquees are super quality, ahead of the competition with quality price and value for money. We do not sacrifice quality for margin or seek to compete with off-the-shelf, Chinese mass-produced products which do not stand the test of time.

(COPQ) Cost of Poor Quality

"The below video was sent in to our customer service department, by an individual who asked specifically to create awareness of his story after purchasing a cheaper tent elsewhere. The video shows a mass-produced, cheap Chinese-manufactured inferior product which is not suitable for its purpose. Clear video evidence shows the poor quality in manufacturing and misleading descriptions. The frames are sometimes advertised as galvanised, when they are in fact zinc coated and made on the cheap. This can be quite toxic to the touch, and once in contact with the tent covers will eventually stain and perish them. Another clear give-away to look for, is if the range of 6m wide marquees are limited to a height of 3m at the centre apex. This is to save on manufacturing and material costs, and it would be wise to stay clear of this particular tent and any company selling them. If you have had a similar story of events please let us know."

Keep Reading About Gala Quality, you get what you pay for.

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* All canopies are made from approx. 650g/m² PVC which are double stitched for extra strength, and UV resistant. With welded seams they are sealed water-resistant, and most importantly, they are British fire-rated to BS 5438 and BS 7837

Gala Tent Material

Gala Tent™ marquees come in two material variations; PE (polyethylene) and PVC. There are a few levels of PVC and PE quality in the market place, and some unscrupulous sellers will incorrectly advertise them as 240gsm or 500gsm. We have even seen material being advertised at 650g to match Gala Tent™ PVC quality, and upon inspection, they are closer to 380gsm PVC and 160gsm PE.

Here is a video case study below

"If you are still unsure then order a sample of material from Gala Tent and few other sellers and compare we will guarantee you that nothing compares to Gala Tent™ quality."

* Gala Tent™ Marquees which are 6m wide have an extra A framework, and extra centre ridge frame. The height is also enhanced and increased to 3.7m, engineered for safety, whilst our competitors supply 3m unsafe versions which do not compare to Gala Tent™.

* You can control the climate and atmosphere of your event by removing individual 2m sidewalls or end panel sections instantly, to accommodate the occasion.

* Gala Tent™ canopies are manufactured in a seamed one-piece roof section which is an important feature, as this enables the material to remain nice and taut for many years of use.

* Both the end gable sections and the side panel sections can be completely or individually removed to make a canopy only structure, which would be ideal for use as a car port.

* The end gable walls feature both a wide entrance and a narrow doorway that can be rolled up.

* The entrances are opened and closed using heavy duty zip or Dutch laced systems exclusive to Gala Tent™

View Video of Super Quality Dutch Lacing

* Large Georgian panoramic windows in each sidewall section let light flood in to the marquee, and every window panel benefits from a blind cover suitable for blocking light, privacy and storage.

* The windows are made from windproof hard-wearing PVC material.

* All side and end panels overlap using zip, bungee or lace and Velcro. This ensures no draughts, and limited movement of covers flapping in the wind, reducing the annoying cracking noise.

* Package includes: full framework and joint fittings, bungee straps, side panels, end panels, canopy, internal and external sidewall pegs, guide ropes and guide rope pegs.

Enhance Your Company Brand Image.

The Gala Tent™ PVC range is used by many of Britain’s leading hire companies for promotional events to raise brand awareness. The quality finish of the Gala Tent™ range provides the qualities that companies seek to incorporate into their brand identities. You can raise awareness of your product, company and campaign through the use of colour printing on the Gala Tent™ canopy and gable end walls. Ask our specialist contact centre staff if you require printing and branding.

Safety Precautions

It is very important to anchor your marquee to the ground even in the calmest weather conditions. The Ground Bar Rail Set is not included in this package, and for Ratchet Tie Down Kits, and Heavy-Duty Ground Rail Pegs and Storage Bags, please see related items.

*** Gala Tent only sell marquees in the colour white because this is the most popular colour and has the highest second-hand re-sale value. ***

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Case Study - The Cost of Poor Quality

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Frequently asked questions

The best deal differs from customer to customer. Some customers want the lowest priced marquee possible because they have just a few events a year, whereas the majority want a commercial quality marquee for that special garden party which will be erected for a long period of time.

So, whatever your budget or what your definition of 'the best sale price' is, we can sell you the marquee which is perfect for your event.

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We use a technique called Vinyl heat press where we can print your logo or photo on the marquee, however we can only print on the high-quality PVC material so when you buy a marquee make sure you choose this option.

Gala Tent can also help with your other print requirements, such as invitations, cards, banners, buntings and printed backdrops.

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Established in 1999, Gala Tent is now in its 20th year and an award-winning market leading company, and the preferred contract supplier for many marquees hire companies, pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants chains and stately homes.

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Yes, we have a fully fitted out 4000sqft marquees sales showroom displaying all our range of commercial marquees, plus all the optional equipment you may require for a successful event and you are welcome to visit.

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Yes, we know it`s always stressful planning an event, and we do hear horror stories of marquee hire company that have double booked, or not shown up at all, or just gone out of business and this can leave you without cover.

Gala Tent was established for that very reason, as the founder and managing director Jason Mace could not get a delivery of a marquee for a millennium celebration and had first-hand experience of the pain, so at Gala Tent you can buy a marquee and have this delivered next day free!

And the marquee you have just purchased will be used again for future special occasions, like birthdays and your first anniversary saving ££££ on hire costs.

You could even hire it out to friends and work colleagues and they’ll always be family members who`d love to borrow it.

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Yes, with patent technology, Gala Tent is the market leader in the sale of bespoke marquees for large events and commercial applications. Gala Tent sell and distribute over 15,000 structures per year.

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Literally, a few minutes. Our team are experienced experts and once you provide us with the information for your event our system will generate you a quote and send this via email instantly. However, if it is a bespoke garden marquee you require then this may take a few days due to calculations and bespoke designs that maybe required

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Yes, we can, as you already know traditional weddings are becoming extremely expensive affairs, and many couples are opting to host their wedding reception at home or rent or borrow a piece of land.

We have some amazing case studies that our event team will share with you, to help you get inspired. Just ask?

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Gala Tent is now the number one resource for starting a marquee hire business. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur ready to start a new business for the first time or an established business, we have all the products and information you need to get your hire business fired up.

Many of our existing hire network clients work part-time often at weekends, or simply add their marquee hire facility on to their existing business. Whatever your motivation for starting, becoming a member of the Gala Tent National Hirer Network we will help you make a success of your venture.

There is a myriad of business opportunities in your local community; from the hiring of small, portable wedding marquees for wedding parties and fetes, to large-scale events like county shows and corporate hospitality.

There are also local government and corporate hire contracts to chase.

Gala Tent have a developed an Event Industry Boss Workshop Manual, which shares all the secrets so join now.

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Yes, we have three marquee wedding package deals, Bronze, Silver and Gold depending on your budget and of course your guest list.

Gala Tent have also produced a marquee DIY wedding brochure click here to download free.

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Yes, Gala Tent offer buy now pay later and 0% interest free finance, this is a fantastic way to spread the cost of your marquee. To make it easy we’ve added the ability to let you apply for and then complete the loan application quickly and entirely online.

Gala Tent offer a range of interest-free and interest-bearing finance options to help you spread the cost of your purchase over 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months depending on the type of finance you choose. The value of the loan needs to be over £350 and you can choose a deposit of up to 50% of the value of the goods click here for more info.

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Delivery Pricing

Gala Tent offer an unrivalled next-day delivery (if ordered before 4pm), delivery is free if you spend £100 or more.

Trusted Contact Centre

Gala Tent agents will never ask you to read out and compromise your credit card banking details over the phone, we use SOTpay which is a fully PCI DSS Compliant digital payment technology speak to us in confidence CALL NOW 01709 913990.

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