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Add some color to your tent event

If you’re planning a formal event with a classic theme, black and white are the colors of choice. But, an outdoor event is a great time to have some fun with the color palette. Celebrate a spring party in a tent with some pastels. Enjoy summer with bursts of bright color. Decorate for your fall wedding with warm earth tones. There are numerous ways to add color to a tent event.

  • Lights: Lighting can set the mood for any tent event.

  • Linens: Our linens are available in over 50 different colors plus prints.

  • Striped tents: Many tents are available in blue and white, red and white, or yellow and white

Want to make your event stand out? Get a tent rental quote today.

Should I close the tent walls?

Should I close the tent walls?

Today we’ll be talking about tent sidewalls. During the tent installation, one of the questions we’ll ask is whether you’d like us to enclose the tent walls or leave them open. If at all possible, it’s best to keep the walls open

How to protect yourself from mosquitoes during outdoor events

 How to protect yourself from mosquitoes during outdoor events

If you frequently host or attend outdoor events and parties during the warmer months, then you need to know how to protect yourself and your guests from mosquitoes and other unwelcome guests that might be in attendance, and avoid the whole lot of you getting eaten alive by the bloodsucking hordes.

What is the difference between a frame tent and a pole tent?

This article is part of a series of posts with further explanation on many of our frequently asked questions.


Many people wonder what the difference is between a frame tent and a pole tent. This article will be a bit more technical than most. So, I'll do my best to make it easy to understand.

Pole tents, also known as tension structures are an evolution of the earliest type of tents. The forerunners to modern pole tents were the big top circus tents of the past. They have one or more high peaks in the center. Their structure comes from the fabric itself. They can be installed quickly with no need for beams to support them. Many of today's pole tents are engineered to withstand up to 70 mph sustained winds and 90 mph gusts. Pole tents are the most economical type of tent that we offer. They are great for weddings, backyard parties and other events of all kinds. They have tall, graceful peaks and airy spacious interiors. Many people prefer this style over the more traditional square frame tent appearance. They can be installed on nearly any surface where stakes can be driven into the ground.

While pole tents fill the needs of most of our customers, there are some situations where only a frame tent will fit the bill. Frame tents, also known as clearspan structures or clearspan tents offer some unique advantages. Sometimes, tents must be secured with weights instead of driving stakes into the ground. In locations where a driveway cannot be penetrated or where underground utilities make it unsafe to drive stakes, a frame tent with weights is the perfect solution. Frame tents are much more flexible in the ways that they can secured. They can be installed on a deck, patio or even the rooftop of a building. Frame tents have other advantages as well. They have no interior poles. This is great for construction projects where machinery must work inside the tent or events where poles would obstruct the flow of people. Frame tents also work well as weather protection for a stage at a graduation ceremony or other outdoor event with a large audience. Lighting and speakers can be hung from the aluminum beams of the tent. The front of the stage can be completely unobstructed by tent poles. Frame tents can also be easily raised to a taller height to cover a stage or to allow machinery to enter the tent. Some people prefer the more modern, "Euro" appearance of a frame tent.

Still not sure which type of tent you'll need? Contact us and let our representatives find the best solution for your event. Whichever type of tent you choose, rest assured that Tents For Rent will provide you with a quality tent and excellent service to make your event successful.

Where can I find pricing information?

This article is part of a series of posts with further explanation on each of our frequently asked questions.


One of the first questions we get when people contact us is, "what is the price?" Everyone is looking for the best value. However, there are many variables in tent pricing. We have a wide range of tent sizes. Any rental of up to three days does not increase the price. However, renting longer than three days will increase the price incrementally. Also, your distance from our location can change the price as well. For this reason, we don't list our prices on our website. As a starting point, 80% of the weddings we serve cost between $350 and $5,000 total. This includes delivery, installation, all the accessories, removal and tax.

As you're comparing and looking at tent rental prices, remember that value is about more than just price. A great tent company provides:

  1. Knowledgeable, courteous, professional staff

  2. Excellent customer service

  3. Quality tents that are designed to handle all types of weather

  4. A company that has been in the business long enough to understand the industry well

  5. Good reviews from other customers

  6. A company the cleans and maintains their tents regularly

  7. Prompt response to your inquiry

  8. Integrity

  9. Flexibility for last minute changes

  10. Friendly, experienced installation crew.

  11. Someone on call 24/7/365 should any issues arise.

For an exact quote for your event, please fill out this form or call us at 717.733.9700.

Share Your Photos, Get $10

We love to see photos from you. For the last two years, we've held a photo contest and given away a free Kindle Fire tablet for the best photo submitted. This year, everyone wins. If you submit a video and/or 10 photos, you will get a $10 Amazon gift card. Click below for details and to submit your photos:

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