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How to Choose a Tent for Your Next Party or Special Event

How to choose the best tent for your party.

Whether you’re planning an outdoor wedding, family reunion, corporate celebration, or other type of get-together, there’s a good chance that you’re going to need a tent for your party. This is a big decision, so today we’re going to give you a few hints on how to choose a tent for your upcoming special event.


Size of the Location

The size of tent you choose will obviously be dictated by the size of your event’s location. This will also determine how many items you can get from a rental company such as tables, chairs, tent accessories, dance floor, concessions, etc. You can pick up a large variety of event rental equipment, but you may need some open space to get everything you want.


Surface of the Site

If you’re planning an outdoor event and you want to use a tent or two, then you need to consider the area’s surface. Pole tents are perfect for dirt and grass because they’re staked into the ground. Frame tents, on the other hand, are preferable for a concrete surface. If you’re not sure which to choose, a rental company will go over what’s best.


Number of Guests

The number of guests who attend your party will be another obvious factor in determining the size of your tent. You also need to make sure that there’s enough room for accessories for those guests, whether just for basic items like tables and chairs or something more specific such as a dance floor. When in doubt, go a little larger if you can.


Potential Weather

Outdoor parties are great, but you always need to consider the weather to ensure your guests are comfortable. Certain parts of Florida can have inclement weather throughout the year, so you always want a tent big enough to accommodate all of your guests at once just in case they require shelter. You may also need to add sidewalls to the tents to block wind and rain.


Social Distancing

Although certain restrictions have been lifted since the beginning of the pandemic, increases in Covid-19 cases these past couple of months have put many people back on high alert. You want your guests to feel safe, so make sure that the tent is big enough to allow for social distancing. It’s also a good idea to provide free face masks and hand sanitizer.


Height Restrictions

If you’re having an outdoor event, you probably won’t need to worry about height restrictions. For indoor parties, however, this is something you may need to consider. Before choosing a tent, ask the owner or operator of the location for the exact dimensions.


Contact Elite Events & Rentals to Learn How to Choose a Tent 

Elite Events & Rentals is the premier provider for party rentals in Tampa and neighboring cities. If you would like to learn how to choose a tent or have any questions about our equipment or services, reach out by giving us a call at (727) 791-7082 for your next indoor or outdoor event and to schedule a consultation.