Bohemia Canvas

Bohemia Canvas doesn't just offer tents and marquees - they create unforgettable spaces that are as stunning as they are practical. With a keen eye for aesthetics and functionality, they seamlessly blend architectural style into temporary structures. From elegant weddings to vibrant festivals, their designs set the stage for truly memorable events. We caught up with the team at Bohemia Canvas for their top tips. Get ready to step into a world where beauty meets practicality.

Describe who you are as a company and why you love doing what you do?

Bohemia Canvas was created by directors Charles Preston, Graham Cresswell and John Preston. From their background in set design and drawing inspiration from architectural influences across the globe, their passions for innovating beautiful and interesting tented structures has helped to grow Bohemia Canvas over the last 25 years. Our hand-crafted structures are designed and built with focus, passion and rigorous attention to detail. We design and manufacture all our structures in the UK with a dedicated team of experiences tentologisits, craftspeople, operational heroes, figures folk, pre and after sales team – the Bohemia family has grown to provide a full, friendly and professional service from enquiry through to delivery. 


What sets you apart from other marquee companies?

At Bohemia Canvas, we are dedicated to offering an unrivalled array of beautiful handmade tents, in a wide range of styles and sizes. Our structures are based on a modular system, designed and developed by us over the last 25 years. Our structures versatility allows them to be reconfigured or increased in size to cater for demand and to incorporate bespoke features. Our tents can be connected in a myriad of different ways or tailored to fit a space. Each event is a blank canvas on which to paint your story. We also offer a bespoke range of decorative linings which significantly influence each structure. We offer a tailored approach and are always happy to discuss your specifications in more detail.


What are your top tips for choosing the right marquee?

When searching for wedding marquee and tent hire options, the setting, architecture and landscape of your venue are important factors to consider, along with guest numbers, layout, and any specific requirements you may have, such as furnishings, florals, lighting and heating. Not to be underestimated, the decorative linings of a tent or marquee can significantly influence the overall look and feel of the interior space. Depending on the choice of structure, we can offer customised linings for your tent, offering greater opportunities to experiment with styles and colour schemes to reflect your personal style. 


What trends are you seeing this year?

Teamwork makes the dream work, and we love seeing the story painted on each blank canvas of our structures. Just as we try to create tranquil green spaces in the home with houseplants and earthy tones, wedding and events spaces follow suit. We’re experiencing huge demand for wooden-framed, natural canvas structures that feature wooden flooring and botanical-print cotton linings. Greenery and florals are being used in new and creative ways outside of the traditional table setting; from dressing the tent beams with leafy foliage, to incorporating beautiful displays and installations of plants and trees as the centrepiece or entranceway to the structure. Every event paints a different story and our marquees provide a blank canvas for you to explore your own personal style. We love each event we have the pleasure to be involved in. 


Share one design/project that you’re working on at the moment that makes you really excited for 2024.

Each year offers new and exciting directions. Bohemia Canvas is proud to progress the ancient art form of tent making and continues to evolve the opportunities for demountable architecture. 2024 has some incredible projects in store and we are constantly reminded of our structure’s potential for majestic beauty, symbolism and celebration. At Bohemia Canvas we celebrate the craftsmanship and ancient skills developed across generations, alongside new techniques and advances, to ensure that we continue to offer an unrivalled array of beautiful handmade tents and bespoke linings.