About Us

By Sarah Powell-Barker

We are a small family business based in Cheshire, run by husband and wife team Sarah and Steve.
As our company is small we are able to give a very personal service, which is tailor-made to each of our clients. We build a relationship with every customer so that through getting to know you and your wishes we can provide you with exactly the right feel for your marquee and interior.

Our traditional marquees are canvas pole tents made in the UK in a time honoured tradition by experienced crafts people.
We believe in protecting the environment and so we recycle materials wherever possible and buy sustainable products. We do not use carpets in our interiors as these are used once only and then go the landfill sites, instead we prefer to use washable matting, it’s more labour intensive but we feel its worth it. We use local suppliers wherever possible for all our services.

The interiors are designed by Sarah and are inspired by a love of quirky venues, vintage trends and an interest in DIY and festival style weddings. By sourcing natural muslin fabrics for draping and using lovely printed fabrics to make bunting, and with an ever-growing collection of vintage items and accessories she has been able to create enchanting interiors that will make your party feel very special indeed. Why not explore Sarah’s Pintrest board.

We also provide marquees to the film and TV industry through our partner company – Classic Canvas

Posh Frocks and Wellies continues a family involvement in marquee hire since 1888, when Steve’s great grandfather and great grandmother founded Barker’s marquees in South London.


By Sarah Powell-Barker