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Alex Hoogewerf, Director

About our company: The Stretch and Tent Journey

Stretch and Tents was founded in 2010 by our director Alex Hoogewerf. Alex first encountered the Stretch Tent canopy on a worldly trip to South Africa. Alex was amazed at how versatile and eye catching they were. The light bulb moment came back when he was at a festival in the UK, surrounded by your standard white marquee.  He realised something new needed to come to the market.

Fast-forward to today and Stretch & Tents are one of the biggest Stretch Tent providers in the country with over 10,000 square metres of stretch tent. The company have expanded beyond stretch tents and now provide the full event production setup. With the launch of sister brands, Premium Pagodas and Moroccan Marquees we are able to cater for everyone’s needs.


In the press

rock my wedding blog


“A stunning awning from Stretch & Tents within a walled garden provided the backdrop for the Champagne Afternoon Tea. The bespoke nature of their tents & our amazingly good fortune with the weather meant that we were able to have the sides of the tent totally raised.”
girls get wed blog


“Crisp white or classic cream stretch tents are perfect for weddings. With so many options in terms of the structure itself and of course, the internal decorations and dressing. Stretch tents look equally amazing if your style is casual and fun, or if you’re planning something altogether more classic and sophisticated.”
especially amy stretch tent blog


“It was the hottest day of the Summer! Perfect for the stretch tent with views to Birling Gap and the Miami inspired swimming pool in the courtyard garden. This wedding took place at Birling Manor in East Sussex.”



“From start to finish dealing with these guys was a great experience. I sought quotes from quite a few different suppliers, and these guys were the best. They were friendly, replied to emails quickly, and best off were competitively priced. The tent looked amazing up, the build was quick and very easy, all staff were lovely with a quick assembly and take down. Everyone commented on how the tent looked and how different it looked compared to a traditional marquee. They provided us with lighting, furniture and matting even a dance floor. I couldn’t rate these guys highly enough.”