The Birth of Sailcloth Tents
Accomplished sailmaker Steve Sperry founded Sperry Tents in response to the classic American inspiration: necessity. To accommodate an expanding guest list for a family function, Steve Sperry first created a sailcloth tent in the late 1970s by applying his mastery of sail making. Identifying the potential for high-end wedding tent rental, Steve and his sons Tim and Matt Sperry grew the project. Today, Sperry Tents are made with the traditions and knowledge of hundreds of years of American sailmakers.
Sperry Tents now serve locations throughout the United States through a franchise network of trained, certified dealers and service providers. Sperry Tents Seacoast was founded by Bancroft Potter in 2006 after he apprenticed for seven years at Sperry Tents Nantucket. Bancroft's Sperry Tents Seacoast now serves much of Northern New England for wedding tent rentals including York, Maine; the NH Seacoast; Essex County, Massachusetts; Westchester County, New York; and Western Connecticut.