Things to Know About Renting an Event Tent

If you’re planning a graduation party, wedding, anniversary party, family reunion, or any other type of outdoor event, you will need a party tent. Since most people don’t have a lot of experience with party tents, we’ve created this handy guide to help you choose the right tent for your party. Use these tips to choose the right party tent:

The Guest List Plus A Few More

How many people are you inviting to the party? When you choose a tent, choose a size that could accommodate everyone on the guest list, plus a few extra guests. That way, if some people don’t show up, there will be more room for everyone else. And if everyone does show up, including a few extra people, you will have a tent large enough that everyone will have enough space to spread out. Large party tents can comfortably accommodate more than 200 people, so even if you are planning a huge event, there is a tent that will fit your event. 

Set A Budget

There are a lot of expenses involved when you’re throwing a party, so having a budget is an excellent way to make sure you don’t end up spending more than you want to pay. Party tents come in a vast range of sizes,  materials, and options, so no matter your budget, there are tents in your budget. Some easy ways to save money on your party include things like:

  • Choosing solid color linens.
  • Choosing globe lighting.
  • Choosing a pole tent.
  • Using fans instead of air conditioners.
  • Choosing dark chairs. 

If you’re worried about the cost, talk to one of Baystate Tent’s event consultants for great money-saving ideas. 

Choose A Tent That Fits Your Event

If you’re using a tent as a backup shelter in bad weather, you may not need a fancy or eye-catching tent. But, if the tent is the center of your event, where everyone will be for the entire event, then you will need a tent that is a little more high-end. Choose a tent that fits your needs as well as the style of the event. 

Pole Tents vs. Frame Tents

There are two types of party tents: pole tents and frame tents. Pole tents are the best choice for most events. They’re affordable, easy to set up and take down, and weather-resistant. Pole tents look more festive and are easy to decorate, so you can create a unique look for your event. You can also create fun social media photo locations with a pole tent. 

But, if you are holding your event in a location where you’re not allowed to have stakes hammered into the ground or no ground is available, a frame tent is a better option. For example, if your event is in a state park, on a deck, or on the beach, and you need extra protection, a frame tent will work better for you. A frame tent is held in place with weights to be used in more locations than a pole tent. 

Baystate Tent Can Handle All Of Your Event Needs

Baystate Tent has the perfect tent for your event. Contact us today to discuss your event with one of our experienced event rental staff. Our talented staff can handle the design, setup, takedown, and delivery of your tent and other rentals, so your event will be effortless and fun! Give us a call or fill out our online contact form.

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