what to expect at our showcase

Experience our luxury marquees and tipis in all their splendour at our 2024 Showcase.  This year, as well as our usual plethora of amazing suppliers, we are thrilled to present SPINDLES OYSTER & CHAMPAGNE BAR and SPINDLES SUNDOWN RESTAURANT in partnership with Spindle Catering, part of Tuddenham Mill.

If you are planning a wedding or a spectacular event, this is a diary date not to miss. Wander amongst the beautiful marquee alternatives as they are brought to life by live bands and performers, filled with our furniture and finishing touches, and dressed by amazing florists and interior designers. 

For a truly immersive experience, dine in our majestic Sailcloth Tent at SPINDLES SUNDOWN RESTAURANT. 


SPINDLES SUNDOWN RESTAURANT (Saturday only) –  RESERVATIONS [email protected] to secure your place

Oyster and Champagne bar – Food and drink available to sample – Sundown Restaurant – Live music – Children welcome – Dogs welcome



3pm – 8pm
Oyster and champagne bar (3pm – 5.30pm)
Sundown restaurant (6pm – 8pm)


11am – 3pm
Oyster and champagne bar (11am – 3pm)



Great Gilberts Farm, Bluegate Lane, Capel St Mary IP9 2JX

Our Showcase Events are held annually, every April. All our tipis and tents are on show, dressed and ready for a special event.  Suppliers are there to meet and share their services and products. 

an immersive dining experience

Our Grand Sailcloth tent hosts the wonderful SPINDLE SUNDOWN RESTAURANT (Saturday only) and SPINDLE OYSTER & CHAMPAGNE BAR, brought to you from the fabulous Spindle Catering, part of Tuddenham Mill

£60 per couple (not including wine)
(Saturday 6pm – 8pm)
Enjoy a pop-up dining experience in luxury with your friends and family.  Indulge in Spindle dishes cooked over fire for a truly unique experience. Pre-booking is recommended, and walk-ins also accepted, pending availability.  

(Saturday & Sunday afternoon)
Join Lee and Will from Spindle Catering for this walk-in service with freshly shucked classic and modern flavoured oysters, a selection of small plates for those who want more than oysters, and glasses of champagne.

Small plates at the Oyster & Champaign Bar include: 
Spindle X-Dairy slider & black truffle
Highland scallops ‘Cooked in their shell’ over fire, foraged wild garlic
Mackerel ceviche, red chilli, blood orange
Crispy salsify, garlic aioli (v)
St. Jude’s cheese arancini (v)


Our Events Under Canvas expert team will be on hand all through the event to answer any burning questions you might have.

FOR SUNDOWN DINERS ON SATURDAY – if you choose to dine with us on Saturday 27th April 6-8pm, please stay on for our “Lock in” from 8pm, when we’ll turn the music up, get the dance floor started, the disco lights on and have a little dance!

See our spectacular range of tipis and tents, perfect for weddings and events

Guests have the chance to wander amongst our full range of tents and tipis, experiencing and sampling a whole catalogue of additional services including catering, entertainment, photo booths, floristry and many more.

Meet our recommended suppliers

Meet and chat to a full range of our recommended suppliers attending, across these categories:

  • Venues
  • Bridal services
  • Caterers
  • Drinks
  • Floristry
  • Finishing Touches
  • Entertainment
  • Event planners
  • Vehicles
  • Photographers and videographers

Tipis and tents on display

Take a look at which tipis and tents will be constructed and available to experience on our Showcase Event day:

  • Single Tipi
  • 3 Tipis + Kung (all joined together)
  • Kung
  • Grand Sailcloth Tent – 4 pole
  • Stretch Tent 10m x 15m
  • Stretch Tent 10m x 6m
  • Catering tent
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