About Us


It all began in 2006 when two product designers set up a marquee company, which was largest provider of Giant Scandinavian Teepees and exclusive provider of US Sperry Tents in the UK. Frustrated by the limited furniture and furnishings readily available for the rental industry, the team searched far and wide, sourcing the latest product styles worldwide and designing some trend-setting pieces themselves. Realising other hire companies wanted to follow their lead, they launched PapaShop in 2016 which is now Event Shed in 2022.


Design and style is at the heart of everything we do at Event Shed. We’re constantly evolving our furniture and furnishings collections to include the latest trends so that they appeal to your clients. Our most popular products include PAPAFLEX: Event Matting, Cross Back Chairs, dimmable Festoon Bulbs, and Giant (10ft) Shepherds Crooks.

We never compromise function over style though. We understand you need products with quick lead times, that are practical to use, transportable, hard-wearing and long-lasting. And rest assured, all our products have been tried and tested rigorously on site by a group of marquee experts.


With continuous access to several marquee companies, we have priceless knowledge of the rental industry. We know what clients want and what products work for the rental market. And we’re here to guide you through the process. We can provide user instructions, recommend hire prices, provide proven return on investment calculations, advise on matting quantities, offer transportation tips, etc. We want our experience to make your product journey easier!


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