About Our Tents
Whatever the New Zealand weather might bring, our tents provide the perfect cover for both sun protection and rain shelter. Ideal for any occasion, from engagement party to wedding celebration, anniversary, birthday or just a simple summer BBQ, you can be sure you and your guests will be in comfort within the truly spectacular surrounds of our amazing handmade tents. So, please enjoy our site as we are sure there’s a tent to hire that’s perfect for you!
Inspired by the nomadic traditions from around the world Raj Tent Club NZ gives you the opportunity to experience its collection of amazing highly detailed exotic tents at first hand.
Adapting the inspirational design and workmanship of Rajasthan to meet with the practical demands of the event world Raj Tent Club NZ can provide a tent perfect for any event.
Every tent comes with an external canopy made of a high quality water resistant canvas in cream adorned with decorative scalloping and tassels – giving you an alternative to a clear-span PVC Marquee. Whilst on the interior, all our tents come with a cotton lining available in a wide range of colours and prints finished to the highest detail with hand wood block printing, embroidered mirrors and sequins. Choose from classic creams and subtle shades or go for lavish Bold Colours.
The tents have the option of solid canvas, clear PVC or clear arched wall panels. Wall Panels are finished to the same specifications as the main tent, consisting of a waterproof cream canvas outer with the option of a separate cotton interior lining. Traditional hand block printed scalloping or Moroccan Arches with intricate Jalli printing, all with gold sequins, decorate the linings.
The walls are very versatile and can either be fully enclosed, swaged back, temporarily rolled up or fully removed to suit the weather conditions of the day.
Our tents are dressed with our voile drapes. They come in a vast array of colours to compliment any theme.
Flooring is available in the form of Chittai Matting, made from a highly durable woven grass; this natural rush matting perfectly enhances the look of the tent, helps protect the lawn and can cover any surface and is even high heel proof!
Solid flooring can be provided using “pro floor” (a plastic sub floor that can be laid under our matting), should the surface be too uneven or wet for just our mats.
The art of tent making
The exotic tradition of tents has touched the spirit and soul of many different cultures, capturing the imagination of nomads and free spirits throughout the world. India and particularly the desert state of Rajasthan has always had a special nomadic tent culture. Whole tented cities were sometimes erected for royal weddings, special celebrations, durbars and hunting expeditions.
Raj Tent Club NZ brings this exotic way of life and celebration to New Zealand with its fine range of exquisite Tents and Furniture. This unique range combines the finest traditional craftsmanship of Rajasthan with innovative design to adapt these tents to suit the modern demands of the event world.
All the tents are made by hand using natural materials and employing many different local skills – block-printing, dyeing, tassel-making, embroidery, applique, rope-making, mirrorwork, weaving and many more.
Tented Encampments (The original Glamping experience)
For Centuries India has had a nomadic tent culture, dating back to the days of the Mughal Empire when whole Tented Cities were set up for celebrations. However by the mid 20th Century they had all but died out until the Raj Tent Club resurrected this art and has now created a number of camps around the world.