In 1979, New England sailmaker Steve Sperry built the first-ever Sperry Tent using his fabric design skills and the materials available in his sail loft, Sperry Sails. Little did he know that this prototype would evolve into a full line of rental marquees whose look and feel would create an international revolution in event marquees.
Steve’s son, Tim, took over ownership of Sperry Tents and incorporated it separately from Sperry Sails in 1996. Today, Sperry Tents is still a family-owned enterprise, with Sperry Fabric Architecture, helmed by Steve’s other son, Matt, producing the tents and Tim overseeing the provider network both in the U.S. and abroad. And while the company has welcomed new manufacturing technologies and canopy shapes, it continually prioritizes classic, timeless fabric designs.
Sperry Tents South West was founded in 2015 by Director Tim Francis and provides Sperry Tents - a unique, one-of-a-kind sailcloth marquee for hire - as well as flooring, lighting and other outdoor event accessories throughout South West U.K., including Cornwall, Dorset, Devon, Somerset and the Isle of Wight.