Selecting the Right Tent for Your Event

When it comes to planning an event, selecting the right tent is crucial. Choosing a tent that is poorly suited for your event provides a negative lasting impression. In this post, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge to wow your guests, so that the only thing they recall is how much they enjoyed celebrating your special occasion.

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Select the right tent for your event.

Selecting the Right Tent Size

When selecting the right tent for your event, the first thing you’ll want to consider is the guest count. Are you having a small soiree and only wish to accommodate 40 to 60 guests? Or are you having a grand celebration, and wish to have a guest list of 400 to 600 people? In addition to guests, will you need space for a DJ or live band? Will you have a sit-down meal with servers or a buffet? What type of tables will you have? Long, banquet style tables or round?

Will you need an area for the bar? If so, how many bars do you wish to have? And finally, what type of event are you hosting? Is it a wedding, birthday bash, graduation BBQ, or a corporate holiday party? Answering these important questions will determine how large your tent needs to be and what type of tent you should select.

Selecting the Right Tent Type

Marquee Tents are small tents (10 ft-100 ft) that can be used as a covered walkway, perhaps between tents. They can also be employed as a dramatic entryway into a building.

Frame Tents can accommodate 10600 guests. They range in size from 10′ X 10′ to 50′ x 120′! These tents are great, because they are versatile, can be installed on any surface, and provide an unobstructed view.

Pole Tents have a center pole that creates an alluring peak in the center of the tent. This tent type can seat 80 to 920 guests! They range in size from 40′ x 40′ to 60′ x 150′, making it the largest tent type of the three. Pole tents are best for events on soft surfaces like the ground, however, they can be installed on an asphalt surface.

Now that we know the tent types, let’s discuss further considerations. As previously mentioned, guest count is most important. As you can see, having a guest count of 700 guests would require a pole tent whereas having a guest count of 600 would provide the option of having either a pole or frame tent. What will your guests be doing at the event? Will they be seated most of the time meaning that having an unobstructed view is crucial? Or will guests be moving within the tent making a pole inconsequential?

As you can see, selecting the right tent for your event will either make or break your celebration. Use this information to ensure that your selection makes your celebration a pleasant and memorable occasion.

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