Pavilion-makers for over 35 years; we wrote the book on Period Pavilions™
We design, make, and sell traditional pavilions, colorful and decorated, as well as a line of faux buildings: cottages, castles, chapels, and more, all made of canvas and steel. Period Pavilions are perfect not just for historical re-enactments, Renaissance Faires and movies, but for many different events - parties, weddings, school fairs, sales conventions, flea markets, and more. Accessories available include floor tarps, mud flaps, rain gutters with downspouts, netting & clear walls, interior curtain walls to divide the space, “attics” for storage of light items, and more.
In-stock and Custom Pavilions
We have a large selection of new and used Period Pavilions in stock, available for immediate sale. We also make custom pavilions and faux-buildings to your specifications; unusual shapes are our specialty!
Contact us for a quote - financing is available. Your dream pavilion may be in your reach!
Our Period Pavilions
You can butt two or more flat-sided canopies or pavilions together to have more space - the juncture can be protected with a rain gutter and downspouts. We also make expandable pavilions - each can be set up at either of two depths, with roof sections that zip together to be any length desired (like our sales booth at several SCA wars!). Use just the size you need for any particular event, or use extra roof ends to split it into several complete pavilions at one time. Attics can be hung from the frame, inside the roof space, to add storage without taking up floor space (which is not possible with pole tents). All these features make a Period Pavilion very versatile, especially for merchants!
Period Pavilions go up fast, stay up under adverse weather better than pole tents, then break down easily and pack small. Since they are frame tents, you can set them up places where a pole tent can't be used, like paved areas or indoors. Because there are no center poles, you can use the entire space inside any way you like. Unless otherwise noted, all walls are separate from the tent roof, making them easier to pack and clean. Since they are hung from the perimeter poles, they can be swung up to form a canopy, hung or slid open in many different arrangements, left off entirely, or replaced by netting or clear walls. For safety as well as convenience, each pavilion has at least 2 entrances; in most cases, you can arrange the walls so at least one of the doors opens exactly where desired. Each pavilion comes with complete, fully-illustrated step-by-step instructions, and the joints and poles are color-coded for ease of assembly.
Longevity, Safety and Comfort
We use materials that last for decades without constant re-treating, and that enhance your safety. Then we put in lots of convenient features like wall windows and roof vents that open and close from inside the pavilion.
Coryn Working on a Pavilion in her Workshop
To purchase a Period Pavilion
Contact Mediaeval Miscellanea
Phone: (703) 642-1740
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE INVENTORY REDUCTION SALES ON 17 PAVILIONS & CANOPIES IN STOCK
Period Pavilions in stock
With one exception (Belle Ronde), each traditional pavilion and faux-building is unique. Some are used, others in stock haven’t been used yet. Some are not yet decorated, giving you the option to decorate it yourself. We can sometime switch walls between pavilion or make custom walls of a different color if that suits your needs better. All pavilions are subject to prior sale, and our stock is constantly changing. Please ask us for a updated listing of the ones currently in stock plus color pictures of most of them. We would be happy to advise you, based on our 47 years of making and using pavilions.
Custom Period Pavilions
If you don’t see a pavilion that you like listed for sale on our website, ask us for a quote on a custom traditional pavilion or faux-building. Period shapes like barbells, or pavilions with turrets? Unusual tents like pagodas or pirate ships, rockets or planes? We can do them. Please allow plenty of time for custom pavilions - there are times when we are booked several months ahead.
Come by our booth at many SCA wars
Visit us to chat and to check out our diorama of miniature pavilions and faux buildings (you’ll be both amused and inspired!). Children and adults alike love the miniature people, animals, etc. And because we know emergencies happen, we always bring a few extra pavilions to War.
Any of the pavilions and canopies with flat sides can be butted against another pavilion with flat sides, and the join protected against rain with a rain gutter and down spouts.
Period Pavilions™ - The Book! by Coryn Weigle
If you would rather make your own pavilion, check out Period Pavilions™ - The Book! It will save you a great deal of time, effort, money, and disappointment, and show you how to do things you hadn't considered before (for example, a wall window).
(Out of Print, currently being revised and expanded.)