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Rent a Tent for a Wedding: What You Need to Know

How to choose the best tent for your wedding.

No matter what size wedding you plan to have, you’re going to have dozens of different tasks on your to-do list. One thing you need to figure out is what type of tent you’re going to rent. Especially if the event is taking place outdoors.


Selecting the right tent and making sure that it’s fully prepared for your wedding is obviously a necessity. We’re going to help you out by explaining what you need to know when you rent a tent for a wedding.


Tents Will Protect Your Guests

You obviously want to protect your guests from the elements at your wedding. Even during the fall season, the Florida sun can make guests uncomfortable. Setting up a tent for the wedding itself, is a great way to protect your guests throughout this glorious event.


Plus, a tent will provide your guests with privacy and give them a better sense of security. In other words, it’ll be harder for wedding crashers to invade your space.

Tent Size Depends on Several Factors

The size of the tent you’re going to need will depend on several factors. For example, you’ll need to make sure that you accommodate not only the number of guests that you have but also tableschairs, a stage, a dance floor, and any other items appropriate to your wedding.

The size of the tent could also be limited by the size of the location or what the venue will allow. You definitely want to talk to the venue before renting a tent, just to make sure there aren’t any surprises.


A Permit May Be Required

Depending on where you live, you might not be able to rent a tent and simply put it up. Many localities require a permit to set up any type of structure over a certain size. This can include  something as simple as a tent. We’ll be able to take a look at your wedding plans and help you navigate the permit process if needed. This will also prevent any surprises from coming up that could cause a problem with the wedding.


Daytime vs. Nighttime Wedding

Whether you hold a daytime or nighttime wedding, it may make a big difference in how your tent is set up. If you have it during the day when the sun will be shining, you may want to rent some tent accessories, such as fans or an AC unit. With a nighttime wedding, you’ll need to add more lighting outside the tent, inside the tent, or both. All of these items can be rented from your local party rental company, which will save you a huge sum of money.


Surface Makes a Difference

When you rent a tent for a wedding, you always need to consider what kind of surface you’re dealing with.


If your wedding takes place on a hard surface, you’ll need to get tents that can be weighted down. Structure tents are very popular because they can be staked or anchored down with concrete blocks.


You Should Rent a Wedding Tent in Advance

Tents are a huge part of many events, both in size and importance. Although we always keep many tents in stock, there are busy times of the year where supply can run a bit low. This is why it’s always best to reserve your tent as far in advance as possible.


You should rent a tent for a wedding at least 30–45 days before the wedding date to make sure that you get exactly the type you require. Of course, the earlier you make the reservation, the better.


Choose the Right Accessories

In addition to the tent itself, you may need a few tent accessories. This could include the aforementioned fans, AC units, or tent lighting, depending on the time of year and where you’re holding the wedding. You might also want sidewalls to give your guests a sense of privacy. Or perhaps you need a generator and/or portable restrooms.


Contact Elite Events & Rentals to Rent a Tent for Your Wedding

Elite Events & Rentals is the perfect place to rent a tent for your wedding. If you have any questions about our event equipment rentals in Tampa or would like to reserve a structure, frame, pole tent or any other item, reach out to us at (727) 791-7082 today!