3 Essential Event Tent Choosing Tips

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When looking for the best tent rentals Philadelphia has to offer, it's helpful to know exactly what you need for your big event. Here are three questions you should be asking yourself.


  1. How Big of a Tent do I Need? The size of the tent that you use will depend on a few different things. First, you will want to consider how many people will be attending. Second, you need to know whether people will be eating under this tent. If they are, the next step is to decide which type of tables you plan on using. If you choose round tables, you will need 12 square feet per person. If you choose rectangular tables, you will only need 10 square feet per person. So, for example, if you invited 10 people and choose a round table, you will need 120 square feet of tent space, while for the square table 100 square feet will suffice.

  2. What Type of Event am I Having? In the event your backyard party tent is going to be used for a wedding reception or graduation party, you might want to rent a tent that’s a bit larger. If you would like to have a dance floor or even a place for someone to give a speech, you will need much more space. Figure out how large you would like this space to be, and factor that into your total square feet calculation. 

  3. Where is the Event? The place you are planning to pitch the tent for your relaxing event will ultimately determine which type of tent you will use. There are two main types. Pole tents require staking into the ground, so you need a soft surface like grass to drive stakes into. Many people prefer the aesthetic of pole tents, but that much is subjective. Frame tents, on the other hand, are able to be built on any surface and have the added benefit of not requiring any poles in the middle that might disrupt your ability to utilize all of the space underneath. 

When browsing for the best tent rentals Philadelphia can provide, it is important for you to know exactly what you are looking for. When you ask yourself the above questions, you will be on the right path to make this party rental a piece of cake.