Tents Make Events SpecialBy Amanda | Thu, 03/15/2012 - 9:16pm
Create the Perfect Setting
By the lake, at the park or on your lawn, tents and tent accessories make any event sparkle with success. Consult your event and party rental professional to discuss all your options in tents.
When is a Tent Appropriate
The answer to that question is just about anytime. Tents can be erected just about anywhere there's space, including parking lots, on your lawn, in a warehouse, at a convention center, in the park or on a lakefront. Here are some occasions where tents have been proven to be very popular.
- Private parties
- Charity fund raisers
- Summer and winter carnivals
- Weddings and receptions
- Family reunions
- Sidewalk sales
- Grand openings
- Open houses
- Annul meetings
- Groundbreaking ceremonies
- Sales meetings
- Holiday parties
- Trade shows
- Special sales events
- Company picnics
Types of Tents
Do you want your event to be open and airy, or more private? You can rent a tent with open sides, or one with sidewalls and windows. When you choose your style and size, there's so much you can add to make your tent event unique. Here are the basic tent shapes usually available. Visit your event and party rental consultant to discuss available colors, shapes, sizes and new and unique options.
This is a lightweight overhead shelter that protects guests from sun or light rain. It's usually inexpensive to rent, and most customers can erect and take down most canopies themselves. Canopy installation includes set up of one or more center poles.
A frame tent has a metal frame that supports the tent top and, it has no center poles.
A trac tent has a metal frame and no center poles. Tent fabric fits into channeled beams for a smooth look, weather-tight fit and maximum stability.
A heavy-duty tent supported by poles around the perimeter and in the center. The number of interior poles is determined by tent size. A pole tent must be staked into the ground.
A winter tent party? Why not? For every season, your party/event rental store has flooring, heaters, walkways and more. Check out these accessory options that can help you invent your elegant setting.
- Air conditioning
- Audiovisual equipment
- Dance floors
- Linens and table skirting
- Portable bars
- Table settings
Tent Seating Arrangements
To maximize use of interior tent space, several seating arrangements are easy to accomplish. The following allowances are approximate. Your event and party rental professional can help you determine exact seating specifications.
All chairs in rows: Allow 6 square feet per person
Tables and chairs in rows: Allow 6 square feet per person
Oblong/rectangular tables: Allow 8 square feet per person
Round tables seating 10: Allow 10 square feet per person
Round tables of 6, 8 or 12: Allow 12 square feet per person
Cocktail Parties & Receptions
With all guests standing: Allow 6 square feet per person
Some seated: Allow 8 square feet per person
Additional Space Allowances
Dance area: Allow 2-4 square feet per person
Bar area: Allow 100 square feet
Buffet area per table: Allow 100 square feet
- Spinet: Allow 50 square feet
- Grand: Allow 100 square feet
- Band: Allow 100 square feet