Are you planning a party and need a venue? There are so many styles of a tent out there, you’re having a hard time choosing the right one for your event. Whatever you need the tent for, you’ll be able to find the right one with this guide.
Basic Tent Types
Firstly, you’re going to need to know what kinds of tents are out there for you to choose from. Here are the basic styles you need to know:
Pole tent: As the name implies, these tents are held up by poles. They’re the most traditional style of tent, and the one you probably thought of when you considered getting a tent. They have poles within them which hold the structure up, so you’ll need to be aware of this when planning the layout in your tent.
Frame tent: These tents are held up by a frame, so they don’t need any poles underneath to keep the roof up. As this is the case, they allow for a clear space underneath for you to use.
Marquee tent: This style of tent is designed with gable ends, and so is often used to create corridors and pathways to your main event tent.
Concession tents: These tents are smaller tents that are perfect for commercial events. They help create booths for businesses or organizations when attending events, but they may not be the best for parties.
Clearspan tent: Like a frame tent, these tents offer a large space underneath for you to use, without obstruction. These are often the largest style of a tent and can be used on a long term basis thanks to their durability.
If you’re thinking of renting a 40 x 100 wedding tent, or a tent for a birthday party, you’ll need to think about the ground you’re using before anything else. The ground has a large influence on what kind of tent you’ll use.
Are you going to be using grass, or another kind of soft ground? Then you can look into almost any kind of tent. Pole tents need to be staked down, in order to keep them secure when they’re being used. That means they need grass or softer surfaces in order to be used.
If you’re using a harder ground, like concrete, then you’re going to need a frame tent. These are able to be staked down when used on grass, but they can also be weighed down too when staking isn’t an option.
Next, you need to consider the tent size. This depends on several factors, but most importantly your guest list. The larger the number of guests, the bigger the tent you’ll need. Are you thinking of holding a cookout in your backyard? A very simple pole tent will often do the job perfectly.
If you’re holding a larger event, then you’ll need a larger tent. Frame tents come into their own here, as they offer a lot of space for your event. You can get up to a 40 x 100 tent, and they are modular so you can look into using several tents. If you have an even larger guest list, then a clear span tent5 could be the option for you.
It’s not just your guests that you’ll need to think about though. There’s also the furniture you’ll have to include. Let’s take a wedding as an example. You need space for several dining tables, as well as a dance floor, a stage for a DJ or band, and any other tables you’ll need. That’s going to be more floor space that you need to have enough room in your tent. Keeping all these things in mind, you’ll be able to correctly calculate how much room you need for your party.
Clear Views In Your Tent
Here’s something you may not have thought of. In your tent, are you going to need to be able to see right through it? If you’re renting for a wedding, then every guest will need to be able to see through the tent so they can see the ceremony. If there are going to be speeches or a band, people need to be able to see them too.
If you’re going to be using a pole tent, that may pose a challenge. The poles holding the tent up may stop some people from being able to see the whole way across the tent. If you’re concerned about this being a problem, then you’re going to need a frame or clear span tent in order to create clear sightlines.
Picking The Right Accessories
No matter what tent you choose for your party, you’ll need the right accessories to make it just right for you. Firstly, think of temperatures. Tents can be used year-round, but you’ll find that in the height of summer or dead of winter you’ll need to keep the temperature stable. When booking your 40-foot wide tent with your supplier, talk to them about getting air conditioning or heating to keep it comfortable all night long.
There are plenty of other accessories that you’ll need for your tent, depending on what you need. For example, tent walls are a must if the weather promises to be wet or windy. Clear tops are perfect if you want to be able to see the night sky. Look into what’s available to you, and pick something that works for your party.
Talk To Your Supplier
Finally, if you’re at all unsure of what tent to order for your event, then talk to your supplier. They’ve catered to thousands of customers, and know just what you need. Take on their advice and you’ll have the right tent.
Now you know how to pick the right tent for you and your event, whether it’s a full event like a wedding or a simple backyard birthday party. With this info, you now know how to pick the best tent for the day.