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Guide to Renting a Tent for Your Wedding or Party
Searching for tent rentals that meet your event's needs isn't always simple. Tents come in different styles, sizes, and layouts, so make an informed choice. Here's a guide to renting a party or wedding tent. It starts with the size of the tent. Before doing the math and pricing tents, determine the size of the tent you need for your party or wedding. While rental tents come in many dimensions, outdoor event still affords the opportunity to create a space that works best for your guests. When calculating your tent rental size, include the number of guests, the bridal party, the buffet length, and other interior items.
Assuming that each of your guests will be seated at a 60'' roundtable, you'll need approximately 8 guests per 100 sq. ft. If you have long tables, then 8 guests will need at least 80 square feet to stay comfortable.
You should allow 10'x10' for every head table. Factor in the 8' buffet table that will occupy a 10'x10' space, along with other items such as the dance floor. Calculate the tent square footage you need for the party. Tent sizes range from 20'x20' to 40'x160 or 80'x80'. It should give you square footages of between 400sq. ft. and 6400sq. ft.
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Regarding colors, white is most common, but you can opt for clear-tops at the same price-point.
Tent walls are of different types and styles. You can opt for the fabric, solids, clear or the cathedral (featuring windows). Please note that while fabric walls might be adorable, they'll not always protect from rainwater.
Maximize space and versatility.
You might be wondering if you should get a structure tent, frame tent, or a pole tent. Each of the three options comes with its advantages and disadvantages. The decision will be based on the topography, personal taste, and budget.
- Usable indoors & outdoors
- No interior support poles
- No interior obstructed views
- Versatility with location placement
- More interior space
- Wider variety of sizes
While frame tents might be less cost-effective, they're more practical. On the other hand, pole party tents are less costly and offer that impressive swoop effect. Structure tents also have their strengths and weaknesses.
- Permanent and semi-permanent
- Unobstructed views
- Higher wind load
- Complete enclosure
- Strong and resilient
- Year-round use
Affordable solutions at any size.
Pole tents offer ideal versatility when it comes to size, color, and budget, making them perfect for weddings, trade shows, festivals, or a casual backyard party. They're the smart choice for creating a unique atmosphere at a minimal cost, and their high peaks and variety of styles are great for creating decorative and dramatic looks.
We offer pole tents in a multitude of sizes and are constructed of interior an exterior supports with a secured staked anchoring system making them a strong and reliable tenting choice. Their high swooping peaks give them a clean line and classic look with that touch of elegance you're looking for.
- Low cost
- Variety of colors and styles
- Ideal flexibility
- Available in large sizes
- Versatile and secure
- Great for decorating
Learn how we've helped our customers create lasting memories.
"Bos has been our go to event rental peeps for tents, tables, chairs, etc... For some time. The entire staff is friendly and fast. They recently helped with a Detroit Firemen's Fund fundraiser in Corktown where last minute (seemingly impossible) adjustments were needed and the guys from Bos came through. These guys get it done and are also accommodating to special needs. Thank you to Mr. Roger and his team for all they help with my fundraising and event efforts." Dean B. from West Bloomfield, MI
Let us transform your environment into the most ideal atmosphere for that picture-perfect occasion. Contact us today for a free estimate by calling 248-926-0296 or filling out our online form.
Please note that due to new and updated equipment, the received equipment might not match exactly as pictured every time. Please call us with questions about your specific equipment rental.