In 1979, sailmaker Steve Sperry built the first-ever Sperry Tent using his fabric design skills and the materials available in his sail loft, Sperry Sails. Little did he know that this prototype would evolve into a full line of rental tents whose look and feel would create an international revolution in event tents.

For outdoor weddings, community and corporate events, and special occasions of all sizes, Sperry Tents’ elegant, handcrafted rental tents are perfect for any setting, from backyards and wineries to historic estates and beaches. Our sailcloth tents – manufactured from genuine sailcloth by New England-based sailmakers and available only from our exclusive network of providers – are in demand by the world’s foremost event planners and caterers due to their exquisite detailing, impressive silhouettes, and elegant look, inside and out.

The source of our signature tapered spruce poles.

Sawmill blade closeup.

Matt Sperry, president of sister company Sperry Fabric Architecture, designs Sperry Tents and oversees their specs and manufacturing.

The Sperry Fabric Architecture barn in Rochester, MA, features an open loft floor and was sustainably constructed from locally sourced pine and super insulated panels.

Hand stitching by trained craftsmen is the hallmark of an authentic Sperry Tent.

The Sperry family’s sailmaking heritage is evident in every tent detail, like this perimeter patch.

Our authentic, translucent sailcloth canopies allow sunlight in during the day …and give off an illuminated glow at night.

The first-ever Sperry Tent 1979, designed and built by Steve Sperry.

The South Coast Party Hire Story

South Coast Party Hire is a family owned and run business located in Shellharbour servicing the Illawarra and South Coast from Helensburgh to the Shoalhaven, far South Coast and inland to Kangaroo Valley, Southern Highlands and Canberra.

We are extremely customer focused and determined to provide the residents of and visitors to the Illawarra and South Coast with top quality products and service.

South Coast Party Hire offers a vast array of event hire equipment for parties, weddings or corporate and community events. We provide chairs and tables in a variety of styles and prices to meet any budget as well as wedding marquees, marquees, catering equipment and event decor.

The whole team at South Coast Party Hire from our sales and events team, to our warehouse and delivery drivers will provide you with outstanding service to ensure your event is all that you want it to be.

Areas we service:

Sperry Tents South Coast & Southern Highlands service a large area of the South Coast from Wollongong, down to Narooma and into Kangaroo Valley. We also service the Soutern Highlands and Canberra.

The Sperry Tents Story