Our Story

We’ve been around since 2010

We are a family run business based in Cheshire fronted by husband and wife team Steve and Sarah and ably supported by our experienced staff. With our love for all things canvas we have built up a stock of wonderful canvas marquees for every occasion.

We are proud to source our marquees here in Britain manufactured by Barkers Marquees in a time-honoured tradition by highly skilled crafts people.

We are passionate about 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 it’s worth it. We also use compostable membrane as a damp proof layer under our matting. We utilise the services of trusted local suppliers wherever possible for all our services to save fuel consumption and to support local businesses.

Authored by Sarah Powell-Barker

We love tents!

Sarah and Steve launched Posh Frocks and Wellies in 2010 with a vision to enhance peoples’ lives with lovely canvas pole tents for events.
Sarah has always had a zest and passion to beautify her surroundings and yearned to extend this to her work life. This led to the birth of of Posh Frocks and Wellies, and an avenue for Sarah to channel her flare for interior design.

Steve worked for his father’s marquee firm as a lad, he has always loved the outdoor life and escaped from manufacturing in 2013 to work full time in Posh Frocks and Wellies. Steve has often provided the Perspiration but so has Sarah!

We are canvas tent nerds, Posh Frocks and Wellies has over 20 different styles of canvas marquees, these are often hired out to TV or Film programmes such as Peaky Blinders, World on Fire, Sanditon etc.

Sarah

Steve

Beautiful Interiors

Our creative team have come up with wonderful lighting and decoration ideas over the years and we continue to be inspired by the weird and wonderful, driving us forward to generate new and interesting ideas for weddings.

We also provide marquees to the film and TV industry through our sister company – Classic Canvas, offering over twenty five types of tent from single person up to and including our 12m span marquees. Our marquees have been in many films and TV programmes including Howard’s End, Outlander, Peaky Blinders, Call the Midwife, Philomena and many more. If you see a tent on the tele or in a film, it’s probably ours.

“Thank you Posh Frocks and Wellies for providing our wedding marquee this summer. For our festival inspired wedding we knew that it was important to get a marquee that looked the part and Posh Frock’s beautiful, canvas pole marquees couldn’t have been better! Posh Frock’s also provided stunning decorations, lighting, tables, benches and sound equipment which made the wedding setup and take down incredibly easy. The whole service was provided at such a reasonable price and we couldn’t recommend Posh Frock’s more highly. Thanks again!”

Daniel and Hannah (Google)

We are so glad we worked with Posh Frocks and Wellies. Steve was so helpful in answering all of our questions and making sure we got exactly what we wanted. There is such a large selection of decorations, furniture and other add-ons that we had no problem outfitting our entire marquee. We really relied on them to make our garden wedding perfect and they delivered! Our families are still gushing over how beautiful the marquee turned out!

Grace and Connor (Google)

Steve and the team did a great job at providing a marquee for our wedding. They were really friendly and put the tent up in no time! It looked brilliant and the lights were so effective. They walked us through everything that we needed to know and were available on the other end of phone if needed. Thanks!

Belinda and Rory (Google)

Thank you so much to Steve, Sarah and the PF&W team !!! You really helped me bring my Wedding Pinterest board to life, with your stunning marquee and decorations - it was just what we'd both dreamed off and really impressed our guests too. Nothing was too much trouble for you and you're clearly used to brides-to-be flapping around !!! We really appreciated all your advice, patience and calmness.
We chose to have a Posh Frocks & Wellies marquee, as not only were you the most reasonably priced, but we had the best feeling about your company. There's a real sense of you being a family business that genuinely cares about your brides. We felt some of the other companies were too corporate and conveyor-belt-wedding for what we wanted. So many reasons to highly recommend you !!!