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Marquee Lining Terminology

The terminology used for marquee linings is pretty straight forward but there are a few industry-specific descriptions:

  1. Roof linings. These are available in:
    • flat, sometimes called shaped as they follow the interior space in the roof. The most popular lining we currently manufacture
    • pleated, vertically gathered material. Very fashionable in 90-'s-00's
    • pleated, vertically gathered material. Very fashionable in 90-'s-00's
  2. Eave lining, used to hide the join between the roof and walls. Available as:
    • swags (pictured), gathered material very popular for weddings. Usually made in ivory but also available in other colours.
    • flat pelmet, a flat 10cm drop all of the way round the marquee. A very popular option with flat/shaped linings, indeed this is how we finish our roof linings as standard. Usually made in ivory but also available in other colours.
    • gathered pelmet, similar to a flat pelmet but with a slight pleat. Popular in the 90's (the Beckhams had it at their marquee wedding) but far less popular now.
    • scalloped pelmet with gold tassle fringe. The typical finish with rouched linings. Thankfully equally out of fashion now!
  3. Curtain linings. Used to hide the metal legs 'curtains' are essentially leg covers and not actually large enough to cover the window panel. Any commercial hirer or supplier would not normally supply linings that cover the window panels as the pattern shining through does not give a professional finish.
  4. Wall linings -not displayed in photograph as a window is used. Used to hide wall panels. As mentioned above on basic ranges walls can only be at the ends of marquees. On more advanced, commercial marquees wall panels can be placed anywhere and so the wall linings are placed on the interior to match.

We are always happy to offer more customised advice for your event, please contact us giving a few details of the event you are planning (type of event, space available, number of guests and diagrams/photographs of the site if possible) and we will be more than happy to advise on your options.

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