Event Structures

Our custom tents are in-demand for their luminous sailcloth canopies, graceful silhouettes, and masterful craftsmanship.

Savannah Series Tents

Over 10 years ago, we set out to design and build a clearspan custom tent with elevated aesthetics for weddings and special events. At the time, a typical seasonal tent produced by other manufacturers was comprised of an aluminum frame and vinyl canopy, which customers in turn had to drape and decorate.  Our vision was to deliver custom tents for events that were unique and pretty from the get-go, without need for additional décor.

Collaborating first with Newport Harbor Corporation (now Newport Restaurant Group), we installed the iconic pavilion tent at Castle Hill Inn in Newport in 2012. It established a new, aspirational standard against which all other seasonal custom tents are measured. Today, this custom fabric structure is an in-demand wedding venue, sought-after for its visually alluring composition inside and out.

We dubbed this style “Savannah,” a name inspired by its distinctive cupola lined with clearstory windows. This extra dose of clear glass allows sunlight to stream in during the day and a warm glow to emanate at night. Since this inaugural project, we have developed a variety of Savannah fabric structures for leading event venues across New England and farther afield, including D.C., Virginia, and the Bahamas.

Clearspan Fabric Structure

Our latest venture into the world of modular clearspan tents is decidedly Sperry in look and pleasing to the discerning eyes of top event planners. Sperry’s new clearspan fabric structure was developed specifically for the high-end wedding and event market to better suit the needs of high-guest-count occasions.

This trussed design immediately communicates grandeur with weather-proof sailcloth sweeping up to a tall 31-foot peak, creating a cathedral-like ceiling and expansive interior. A series of curving arches support the rustic trusses above. Marine-grade rigging (aka steel rods and turnbuckles) reinforces the structure while hearkening back to our sailmaking origins. The canopy curves six feet beyond the perimeter, creating a comfortable overhang where guests can linger while protected from the shedding of rain.

The result of our expansion into the clearspan arena is an elegant event structure that communicates Sperry craftsmanship from every angle. Event designers can lean into the crispness of its sailcloth, the rusticity of its wood frame, or the industrial feel of its exposed steel rods – in short, this tent is highly malleable and ideal for clients demanding a high degree of creativity. Size wise, the structure is 66 feet (20m) wide and expandable in 16-foot (5m) increments.

Let's chat about how a custom fabric structure can benefit your space.