Espree² 148 (28x57ft)

A never before seen, new size with 50% more capacity over the Espree² 102
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Price: £5,349.00 + VAT (includes walls and stakes)

The Espree combines flowing lines with a robust design. Whether you want to impress at a wedding or have room to party all night long, this pole marquee excels.

Easy to put up, and convenient to transport, it's a versatile marquee for hirers or individuals, whether you're just starting out or are a seasoned expert.

Already have an Espree, Pagoda or Capri and need more space? No problem, get another Espree with one of our bespoke gutters and connect them up!

How does the Espree extend the hire seasons further than the rest in the class?
  • The strongest framework and heavy duty PVC
  • Extensive securing: Large triangle feet, 18x 750mm double-head stakes and 10x 560mm single-head stakes
  • Adjustable centre pole with a tie off rope from roof, rest assured the spike won't pierce the top
  • Walls included: 4x Panoramic walls, 4x Plain walls with centre zips

  • Anodised aluminium centre poles, fully adjustable to get a well tensioned roof (class leading 76mm / 2.99" diameter pole)
  • Heavy duty white opaque 550g PVC (19 oz) - UK fireproof approved to B.S. 5438, blackout and UV resistant. Not the lightest but probably the strongest
  • 38x Stakes included. You don't have to use all of them in fine weather, but if the weather is variable then use them for piece of mind. A marquee is only as good as the ground it's secured to. See 50mph wind loadings for more details
  • 8x outside triangle feet that take up to 4 large stakes each
  • Fairy light loops for the wall rims and wall hooks for folding the walls back
  • Erected within 1 1/4 hours (weather permitting, using 2 people, excluding walls, first few times may take longer)
  • All parts designed and stocked in the UK
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    Why we use a predominantly Anodised Aluminium structure:

    • Pros: Rigidity, cost, strength
    • Cons: Weight, aesthetics, naturally prone to corrosion
    • Used in: Budget marquees (for the poles)

    Steel is comparatively more rigid than aluminium, but this strength comes with a weight penalty, meaning the poles will be more challenging to handle and move. Steel needs to be galvanised for outdoor use, but can still leave black marks on material that rubs up against it. It is a cost effective choice for the poles of mass market, budget end marquees.

    Anodised Aluminium Alloy:
    • Pros: Durability, lightweight, corrosion resistance, aesthetics
    • Cons: Cost
    • Used in: Premium marquees (for the poles)

    Aluminium is a lighter metal than steel and in order to strengthen aluminium it is combined with a second metal to create an alloy. Aluminium can then be anodised to resist corrosion better than steel, requiring less maintenance. The aesthetic look of anodised aluminium is also another reason it is popular for premium marquees. You will only find anodised large aluminium poles / boxing in premium marquees.

    Due to its aesthetic, weight and durability, aluminium comes with a more expensive price tag.

    At Crown Canopies we do not use steel poles for the above reasons. Instead we use a hard anodised aluminium alloy for the poles and occasionally use corrosive resistant, zinc plated / galvanised steel parts where we require the strength of steel without adding unnecessary bulk.

    This creates an ideal combination of a strong, yet lightweight strucutre which is built to last.

    Reviews of the Espree Canopy
    "We brought two of crown canopies espree tents about 3 years ago. They are still going strong and prove to be a very popular marquee choice every year. Really quick and easy to put up and take down"
    2020 - All Style Marquees

    "We were absolutely blown away by this tent, we have never encountered such a versatile & easy to erect marquee. The instructions were easy to follow and the unit is very manageable. It is so easy to erect, our Commercial Director Kester and Hospitality Assistant Rosie managed to put this tent up on their own in less than an hour, only having seen it erected once before"
    Bradfield College

    "We purchased the Espree as a “cheap spare canopy” in case Wedding bookings required a last minute cover for reception drinks. However after the first practice installation at our yard we found it to be a good quality, easy to erect canopy that looked a great. Customers who saw pictures of it in our portfolio immediately started booking it and were very impressed by its look and durability. I would highly recommend it as a spare for larger companies and a great business opportunity for start up businesses."
    Quality Marquee Hire

    "Generally the quality is good with the poles much more robust than the original Capri marquees, the velro sides are harder to hang than the Capri sides but when all pegged down they do provide a more robust feel."
    Medstead Marquees

    "I bought an Espree 102 from you a few years back - it continues to give great service!"
    2020 -


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Accessories (marquee order prices):

  • Save on the accessories delivery costs by selecting a Combo deal
  • For large or more complex orders please contact us.

Next day delivery

  • Freight to London, Isle of Wight, Ireland, Scotland is extra. Please contact us.

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Aluminium frame
The Espree uses the strongest T6061 hard anodised aluminium with a 76mm / 2.99" diameter centre tube and a 3.2mm wall. This is designed to be resilient for UK weather and is bigger and stronger than any of the competitors
Quality PVC
The 550g UV resistant, UK fireproof certified, UV resistant, blackout PVC is a little heavier than others but benefits from more tensile strength and increased durability. This PVC is proven in the field for over 10 years on the Pagoda Canopy
Fireproof PVC
All the PVC is fully tested in a UK laboratory to meet strict UK fireproof regulations. If you are using this at a public event be aware that if a fire officer finds that the PVC hasn't got a UK specific fireproof certificate (a general European or American will not be sufficient) you may be asked to take your marquee down
Adjustable poles
An adjustable centre foot allows you to increase or decrease the theoretical height of the centre poles. This is particularly useful for keeping the top tensioned on uneven ground and also makes it easier to erect. With a Pole lifter / Stake puller it makes it even easier to adjust the pole length when its in place and pull the 18 double head stakes out.
Walls included
The Espree² 148 comes with 4x Panoramic window walls and 4x Plain walls. All walls come with a centre zip, tabs at 500mm along the bottom of the wall, pins and heavy duty 50mm Velcro to connect to the roof. The Velcro has been fully tested to prevent water and wind entering the tent
Designed in the UK
The Espree has been exclusively designed for the UK market and weather. It uses far more securing than alternatives available and will therefore extend a hire season further than possible before
Connects to others
Connect 2x Espree² 148 together to create even more space. If you have a Capri already then we have a bespoke gutter to connect them together. If you have a 6x6m Pagoda Canopy then there is a gutter for that too! (works great as a service tent)
Espree Feet
The tailor made feet have been designed to allow unprecedented securing that covers outside and inside of the tent. Provided in the price are 3x 750mm double head stakes per foot. Add another stake for the most extreme conditions
With 24x 750mm double head stakes and 14x 560mm single head stakes, the Espree² 148 is incredibly strong and versatile
Transports in a van
With the longest part at 2.71m (part of the centre pole that is split with a sleeve), the Espree can fit in cars with a roof rack or most small vans


Espree² 72

7 hires
(Avg. hire price is £360.00 per hire)

Espree² 89

7 hires
(Avg. hire price is £420 per hire)

Espree² 102

7 hires
(Avg. hire price is £510.00 per hire)

Espree² 148

7 hires
(Avg. hire price is £650.00 per hire)
After charging an industry average price an Espree could have paid for itself in as little as 7 hires (excludes VAT, delivery and hire related costs)


Up to 116 with tables

Espree seating
Using 5ft round tables the Espree² 148 comfortably seats 116 or join two together (end to end) with a gutter to seat 236. Also compatible with a 5x5m (or 18x18ft) dance floor
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The Espree² 148 allows for up to 116 and / or a dance floor. Join them together seemlessly or to an Espree² 72 or 102² to create even more space.


To join ends

Espree gutter
(for the 28ft / 8.53m end)

Set to join sides

Espree gutter
(3x gutters for the 57ft / 17.37m side)

To join to a 6x6m Pagoda

Espree to Pagoda gutter
(A gutter to connect a segment of the 57ft side to a 6x6m Pagoda)

Pole lifter and stake puller

Espree gutter
(To achieve the maximum tension on the roof and pull out the stakes with ease)

Wall Bar System

Espree wall  bars Espree wall  bars assembled
To quickly secure wall bases

UHD 3 Way Stake Puller

Espree wall  bars assembled
(The ultimate dedicated stake puller)
(all prices exclude VAT and delivery)