23 Oct 2014

Party Tents And Their Myriad Of Uses

0 Comment

A party tent is popular choice for wedding events, trade fairs and other outdoor events where 50 or more people gather together. This type of tent is more costly than traditional canopies used in the backyard and it usually requires a few extra people to set up. Party tents for special events are harder to set up than regular canopy tents.  That’s why sometimes they are rented instead of being purchased. The majority of tent rental companies that offer these tents for lease also offer services for “pitching” and “striking” the tent.

If you need a party tent for your event you will need to first consider the area where the tent will be erected. Companies that provide tent rental services commonly charge additional fees if the venue is not exactly the best location to set up a tent.  For example, a concrete surface will be more difficult to set up on than grass. The distance of the event from the rental company is also important to consider because typically the greater the distance the greater the cost.

Weddings are a more common event  that would use party tents. Since weddings don’t happen frequently, most people would prefer to rent a tent rather than purchase one.  When tents are used for something more frequent than the occasional event or wedding, people are more inclined to buy a party tent instead of renting one. Tents for weddings come in various designs and colors, although white is by far the most common choice. Tent manufacturers who offer wedding tents often provide accessories such as carpet, flooring, platforms, tent designs, awnings and even lighting. The type of tent that will be used for a party needs to be chosen with the weather in mind. If the party will be held during the summer, tents without sidewall are the most common.  These party tents for summertime parties are normally set up with only the tent top and the necessary center and wall poles.

These type of tents are called pole tents. Pole tents became very popular in the United States back in the 1950’s for use as tents for church planting and revival meetings. Pole tents became extremely popular back in those days due to their classic look and ease of set up. Frame tents are another type of party tent for events and parties. Frame tents do not use center or wall poles. Instead, the tent is supported with a framed assembly and anchored with stakes and secured with guy ropes on the outer perimeter.   This allows the center to be completely free so that people can move without a center pole obscuring their view or keeping them from dancing at the center.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this post. If you still have questions and need assistance, please do not hesitate to give our tent experts a call today at  918.540.2435. One of our knowledgeable and friendly staff members will be happy to assist you. Thanks for reading!

[top]