The Craft

American craftsmanship has a rich history and an even richer body of results. Whether the medium is wood, glass, metal, or textiles, a hand-crafted creation stands apart from the mass-produced crowd with superior quality, detailing, and originality.

And this is why a Sperry Tent is more than just your average rental tent. Whether destined for events in California or the Hamptons, on the Jersey Shore or in Palm Beach, each one of our canopies is first designed and manufactured at sister company Sperry Fabric Architecture, located in coastal Massachusetts. While some of the construction techniques involve modern technologies like CAD and a mechanized cloth cutter, most of the work, from sewing to grommet pressing, is still done by hand by local craftsmen. Which is exactly the way we like it.

  • 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.
  • Hand-assembly of a perimeter patch.
  • Seam sealing ensures weather tightness.
  • The Sperry family’s sailmaking heritage is evident in every tent detail, like this perimeter patch.
  • Founder Steve Sperry mills our center poles at the historic sawmill on his Rochester, MA, property.
  • The source of our signature tapered spruce poles.
  • Sawmill blade closeup.
  • Our authentic, translucent sailcloth canopies allow sunlight in during the day...
  • …and give off an illuminated glow at night.
Slider Background
© 2017 Sperry Tents

site by: 6 Square Design and Communications