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What do you use your polytunnel for? While most people grow their own fruit, veg, and crops in theirs, there are plenty of other ways to make use of the space.

It could be that you’re trying to come up with potential commercial opportunities for it. It might be that you’d like to take a break from using it for growing and want to use it for a personal occasion instead.

Whatever you have in mind, to give you some inspiration we’ve focused on two excellent uses for this structure. So, whether you want to use your polytunnel as a wedding venue or transform it into an events space, read on.

What makes a polytunnel so versatile?

Polytunnel Wedding VenueIf you’re trying to reimagine your polytunnel, it’s worth having an idea of what makes it a versatile space for events or as an alternative wedding venue. By understanding this, you’ll be able to see beyond its usual purpose.

First, polytunnels come in a range of sizes. So, if you’re making an investment now and you’re thinking of the different uses for your polytunnel, you can buy one that will comfortably accommodate guests.

Additionally, if the polytunnel is in a prime location, you can remove the contents without having to relocate the structure. This means that if you’ve reached the end of growing season and want to swap out your staging for a dancefloor or you want to switch seating for a series of tables, it can be easily done.

Ultimately, it’s the fact that polytunnels are semi-permanent structures that make them stand out as potential event spaces. As it can be dismantled and moved, you can relocate your polytunnel wedding venue and assemble it in a different spot if necessary. This level of flexibility can make the happy couple’s dreams come true and ensure that your polytunnel is hired for their big day.

Planning a polytunnel wedding

Alternative wedding venueOffering sweeping vistas and stunning scenery, rural wedding venues have always been popular. While the UK isn’t known for its great weather, semi-permanent structures such as polytunnels make it possible to indulge in countryside weddings, whether it’s sunny or raining.

In addition to the nature lovers who long to celebrate their special day in the great outdoors, there are many couples who are rethinking how they celebrate their nuptials at the moment. Now more than ever, alternative wedding venues are top of the agenda. With plenty of people downsizing and others opting for countryside settings away from the hustle and bustle of the city, a polytunnel wedding can be the ideal solution.  

These structures can be used for the ceremony itself. Alternatively, it can be the perfect reception venue. If you’re planning on purchasing a polytunnel with this function in mind, it’s worth considering how many people it will accommodate for wedding receptions and ceremonies, along with the tables and seating.  

Creating a polytunnel venue

Polytunnel venueAs well as weddings, polytunnels are perfect for other events and celebrations. This especially the case when growing season has come to an end in late autumn/early winter and the space is free of crops.

When Christmas approaches, you can transform your polytunnel into a winter wonderland by adding some fairy lights and some seating. It can be the perfect space for seeing in the new year or for catching up with friends in the week after Christmas.

However, you might want to use the polytunnel as a venue for events and parties during the summer months too. It can provide the right amount of shade for a summer garden party or you can add benches and tables and transform it into a dining space for a barbecue.

Whatever type of polytunnel venue you have in mind, whether you want to use it as a party space or as an original wedding venue, there are plenty of opportunities to swap out your fruit and veg for celebratory bunting.

Get planning now and see what your polytunnel can become. If you need any help, or further inspiration, get in touch with us today and our experts will be happy to help.

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As we go into a second lockdown, we continue to live in uncertain and challenging times, and the coronavirus continues to affect all of our lives in many ways. We all still have lots of questions about what the future holds and the answers are still limited.

Here at Premier Polytunnels we continue to treat the safety and wellbeing of our staff, our suppliers and our customers as a priority - We are following the guidance available to us, monitoring the situation and updating our practises accordingly.

Our sales team are on hand from 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, to answer any questions you may have about placing or receiving an order. However, you will also hopefully find the information you’re after below:

Current Delivery Estimates

As we go into a second lockdown in England, our production team are continuing to operate in the factory, working hard to fulfil orders as efficiently and as quickly as possible.

We are currently experiencing supply-chain issues for some of the raw materials required to manufacture our polytunnels and accessories. Combined with a surge in orders on an unprecedented level, this means that our dispatch lead times have had to increase.

Garden Polytunnels, Cloches and Fruit Cages – Dispatch lead time of 7-10 working days.

16ft wide to 24ft wide (with 50mm diameter hoops) Commercial Polytunnels and Sheep Houses – Dispatch lead time of 10-15 working days.

21ft wide to 30ft wide (with 60mm diameter hoops) Commercial Polytunnels and Sheep Houses Please contact the Sales Team.

Polytunnel Covers and Accessories – Dispatch lead time of 1-3 working days.

*Subject to the availability of the necessary raw materials.

We continue to monitor the situation and update our practises accordingly, and delivery estimates could change, depending on the number of orders received and on the availability of the raw materials required.

The Delivery page of our website will be updated when necessary with regards to expected dispatch lead times, therefore please ensure you check this information on the day of placing your order.

Please CLICK HERE to check the Delivery page of our website on the day of placing your order for updates.

As always, we will contact customers by e-mail or by telephone to advise them when their order has been dispatched.

Please do not hesitate to contact the sales team if you have any questions about the delivery of your order.

In event of some components becoming unavailable during the second lockdown, customers are entitled to cancel their order for a full refund, if they wish.

How will my order be delivered?

Garden Polytunnels, Cloches and Fruit Cages are usually delivered in disassembled bundles and boxes via a national freight courier.

Commercial Polytunnels and Sheep Houses will be delivered by a courier on 1-2 pallets measuring up to 3.6m long.

Polytunnel Covers and Accessories are usually delivered in boxes by a national parcel courier.

Please Note: Deliveries are made by couriers and we recommend that customers are at the delivery address on the day of delivery.

The couriers have implemented their own precautions to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and, in some cases, have advised that guaranteed services, such as a timed morning service, may not be always possible. 

Will Premier Polytunnels remain open?

It is business as usual at Premier Polytunnels – with lots of extra precautions to keep ourselves and our families, our customers and our suppliers safe and healthy.

No-one knows what the future holds and there are some instances when we may have to close the door to our factory temporarily:

  1. If under strict instructions by the government to close.
  2. If we become short-staffed due to illness or necessary self-isolation. (20% of our workforce are currently in self-isolation as of the 5th November).
  3. If the couriers which deliver our goods are unable to do so.
  4. If the difficulties in obtaining the necessary raw materials required to manufacture our products forces our hand.

Contact Us

If you have any queries or questions, or any concerns about placing or receiving an order, please do not hesitate to contact our sales team on 01282 811250 or by e-mail at

Thank You

We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding in these uncertain times. 

We would like to thank all of our customers for your continued support and custom, and we send you and your families all the best and well wishes at this time. 

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