Tips For Planning A Successful Outdoor Event

Tips For Planning A Successful Outdoor Event

Hosting an outdoor event can be a complex task. You need to ensure you have enough space for everyone and that you can handle anything the weather throws at your event. You need to prepare for any last minute changes to the guest list, food and beverage mishaps that will happen, and make sure that everything is set up just the way you want it. Read on for tips on how to successfully plan an outdoor event with tent rentals.

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.

3 Tips For Planning Your Summer Party In Advance

3 Tips For Planning Your Summer Party In Advance

If you're planning on hosting an outdoor event or party this summer, you don't have to wait until it's beautiful and warm out to start getting things together. For some reason, many people believe that they can throw a successful outdoor party after a day or two of planning -- but that's simply not the case. A strong party has to be carefully thought out and organized far in advanced.

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.

Tips To Prepare For a June or July Wedding

Tips To Prepare For a June or July Wedding

The most popular month to get married, according to the Knot's Real Weddings Study, is June (15%), followed closely by October (14%). June is often a popular wedding month because it's the month where Spring becomes Summer, which means a wedding is less likely to be rained on as it would be in the Spring while also not being too hot.

Celebrate the Season With These Sensational Backyard Spring Soirees

Spring is in full swing, and there's no better way to celebrate the beauty of the season than by throwing a party for your closest friends and family. Of course, hosting an outdoor event of any kind is great for bringing everyone together and creating fond memories. But if you're looking for a few creative ways to use a backyard party tent this spring, we've come up with a few ideas for an unforgettable social gathering. And don't forget: you'll need the perfect tent rentals for your upcoming shindig! Here are just a few themed events you'll definitely want to throw this year:

How to Decide if an Outdoor Wedding is for You

As you're planning your wedding, you may wonder if you should plan an outdoor wedding or keep it indoors.

Reasons you should plan your wedding outdoors:

  • You love the outdoors, fresh air, sunshine or stars
  • You're planning a country or rustic wedding theme
  • You have an outdoor space that is significant to you
  • You want your wedding to be relaxed or casual

Reasons to opt for in indoor venue:

  • You have a low tolerance for cool or warm weather (although tent heating and cooling are available)
  • You aren't willing to adjust plans to work with weather changes

While there are pros and cons of planning an outdoor wedding, we're sure you'll be just as happy with your event as these customers were.

Wedding Venue Highlight - Nissley Vineyards

If you're wedding is coming up and you haven't chosen a venue, be sure to check out Nissley Vineyards. It's a relaxed rural location that is charming and beautiful. It's not far from Harrisburg and Lancaster. Whether you shooting engagement pictures like this couple or you'd like to host your entire wedding onsite, this historic location is sure to please.

Introducing the Sheer Top Sailcloth Tent

So, you've decided to hold your event outdoors, and you love natural sunlight and breeze. If this is you, then the Aurora sailcloth tent is for you. Its minimalist design, clean lines and translucent fabric are the perfect compliment to your outdoor wedding or other event.

  • In the daytime, it allows sunlight to softly diffuse through the tent.
  • At night, it glows beautifully from the lights inside.
  • Its clean, elegant lines complement any event.

Contact us today to find out more about this amazing sheer top tent.


The newly designed Aurora sailcloth tent from Tents For Rent takes the popular sailcloth style tent to the next level in several key ways:

  • It is engineered to withstand up to 65 mph winds. So, it's more than just a "fair weather tent".
  • Its innovative WeatherShield walls keep out wind and rain.
  • Specially designed fabric is stronger and more translucent than other sailcloth tents.


I Only Need a Tent in Case of Rain

Call us at 717.733.9700 or request a quote to be prepared for any type of weather.

Many people planning an outdoor event or wedding really love the outdoors. So do we. If you're an outdoors loving person, maybe you prefer to have your event outdoors with no tent at all. Maybe you like the full expanse of blue sky overhead during your wedding ceremony. Maybe you have visions of soft moonlight during your reception. Maybe you want to look up at the green canopy of trees overhead.

We understand this and we have a plan in place for you. Most summer days are lovely, warm and beautiful, but you need to plan for hot days with glaring sun or the stormy days with driving rain. That's where we come in. We allow you to reserve your tent and all the other rental items to go with it. If the weather forecast is beautiful, you can cancel the tent. There are several things you should consider when you're thinking of having a tent as a backup plan:

  • Rain isn't the only type of inclement weather. Shade from the hot sun can help keep your guests more comfortable too.

  • Even if you have your wedding ceremony outdoors, it's a great idea to rent a tent for the reception to cover the food, sound system and etc.

  • If you're planning to light the tent, plan for how you want to light the space if you don't rent a tent. Not all types of lighting work as well outside a tent.

  • You may want to rearrange your seating layout if you don't rent a tent.

  • If in doubt, rent a tent. It's much better to rent a tent and not need it than cancel the tent and wish you had it.

So, how does it all work? When you reserve, we require a 25% deposit. This guarantees that your tent will be available in case of inclement weather. However, you may cancel the tent if the weather forecast looks beautiful. You may make this decision up until 9:00 AM of the business day before delivery and save yourself the remaining 75%. If you cancel after 9:00 AM, you save 50% of the tent rental cost. There are two exceptions to this: linens need to be cancelled one day earlier than tents in order to get a 75% refund and permits are not refundable at all. This gives you peace of mind knowing that your guests will have shade from the hot sun or cover from the rain. Yet, you have the option to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. So, reserve today to plan an event that will be beautiful no matter what the weather.