Eco-friendly and efficient, bell tents are totally in, and they are the perfect solution for your indoor-outdoor event dreams! Bell tents are proving to be hugely popular! Often being used for festival and wedding accommodation; kids’ birthday sleepovers in the garden; glamping and even as cute little weekend getaway destinations.

So, it’s time to plan your event! You’ve settled on the theme, the location and now you just need to pick the right bell tent to host your guests in. There are many options to choose from and a lot of different things to consider. So, we have broken your bell tent buying down into this handy little guide to help you get started.

Things To Consider

Set Up

Whilst bell tents can be a pain to transport due to their bulkiness, they are super quick and easy to put up – not that you need to worry about transporting or erecting them because here at Poptop, all our suppliers will do this for you as part of their price to make things super easy for you and your event!

You will want to make sure you have all the correct dimensions for the space you are hoping to plonk your bell tent in. Unlike when shopping for your average tent, bell tents are not measured in a ‘4-man’ metric but rather by the size of the actual tent itself. Bell tents typically range from 3m up to 7m.


If you’re looking to have your guests sleep in the bell tent, you will want to consider how comfortable you want to be. If you don’t mind sleeping on the floor and being packed in like sardines, a 5m bell tent could sleep up to 8 people! However, if you’re looking for more of a glamping experience or just prefer a bit more space, you could comfortably sleep 5 or 6 adults.

If you’re booking one of our supplier’s fully furnished bell tents, you should account for how much space this would take up too! These are perfect for handling all the fuss but if you prefer to set your own space up, we have plenty of options for this also.

POPTOP TIP: Some bell tents have much higher sides than others which means you will get more usable space. Usable space will vary between service providers so take a good look at their photos and measurements!


Traditionally, bell tents have been made from 100% cotton canvas which means they are highly breathable and durable! However, this does mean they generally cost more and unfortunately are not fully waterproof upon first use so you will definitely need to consider the weather on the day of your event.

There are, however, new options available to you now with polyester, oxford canvas and polycotton bell tents emerging as great alternatives all with different pros and cons. If you’re worried about the weather, oxford canvas bell tents are fully waterproof from the first use so these would be the better option in this case.

POPTOP TIP: Cotton canvas tents are way more breathable than other bell tent materials. This means they are perfect for the summer months as they will be able to regulate the temperature much better. No more uncomfortable awakenings in a roasting hot tent!

Book a Bell Tent Now

We have a whole range of bell tents available to book on Poptop, whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway with your significant other or an overnight glamping experience for your kid’s birthday party in the back garden, the options are fruitful! From fully furnished to beautiful blank slates ready for your personal touch, there is something for every occasion.

So, onto the bell tents! Check out just some of our amazing bell tent services available on the Poptop website waiting to be booked…

Lantana Events

Lantana Events pride themselves on supplying that extra special ‘wow’ factor service for your event so that it is definitely a night to remember! This service includes chandelier and fairy lighting, venue dressing, coconut matting flooring and vintage rugs to do just that.

This service would be perfect for a night with the girls or a unique birthday celebration!

Price From: £300 per event

Wigwams & Dreams

Wigwams & Dreams offer a range of high-quality, furnished themed tents with full installation servicing included in the price. Their ‘Chill Out’ themed tents are ideal for afternoon tea parties, breakfast with friends, birthdays or indeed, chilling out!

Furnished with lighting, bedding, and flooring as part of the price, Wigwam & Dreams also offer party food, helium balloons and personalised light boxes to complete the package.

Price From: £450 per event

Rose Diamond Events

Looking for a movie night with a twist? Rose Diamond Events offer this fun and luxurious outdoor cinema set up inside their popular bell tents.

Each tent includes the cinema setup, cushions, and decorations with a NOWTV box also provided so that you have plenty of film options to choose from. Perfect for a date night with your significant other, or the girlfriends!

Price From: £240 per event

V and Js Soirees

V and J Soirees’ believe there is just something so special about being in a bell tent in your own back garden – a safe space that becomes magical! This service provides set up, and themed decorations from the rugs, cushions and blankets to the side tables and lanterns.

With a variety of themes to choose from, including Harry Potter, Jungle Adventure, Marvel, Boho and more, this service really is the perfect package for whatever occasion you are planning!

Price From: £220 per event

Stars Under Canvas Bell Tent Hire

Stars Under Canvas Bell Tent Hire offer their cosy couple’s hideaway as the perfect way to create beautiful memories.

Whether it be a special anniversary, a proposal to remember or just an excuse to spice up your weekend with a loved one, this fully furnished Bell Tent package comes with king-size deluxe airbed, snuggly tog bedding, tea light chandeliers, champagne cooler and flutes, bed throws and all the romantic finishing touches needed to create the warmest atmosphere.

Price From: £240 per event

ASJ Events Group

ASJ Events Group offer their new, funky rainbow bell tent for hire with little guests in mind. It is made from light-weight polyester and is water-resistant!

Whilst the bell tent does not come fully furnished, leaving the best parts for you, they do provide colourful bunting, bean bags and lighting to compliment whatever theme you’re going for. This groovy little bell tent is the perfect set-up for a kids’ birthday celebration or special weekend treat with friends.

Price From: £139 per event

Final Thoughts

Bell tents are certainly in as something you must experience at least once! Perfect for any occasion, the range of packages available at Poptop are the perfect starting point to plan your event.

Just remember: ask lots of questions and make sure you have the sizing measurements of your space before booking so you know what will fit in your space!

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