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3 Ideas For Fun Outdoor Fall Parties

3 Ideas For Fun Outdoor Fall Parties

The summer is by no means over quite yet, but you can almost smell the pumpkin spice lattes of fall. From the appearance of winter squash and beets in the farmer's market, to a slight nip in the morning air, we all know that the blazing orange sun of summer is making way for the vibrant hues of fall. And what better way to celebrate than by throwing a party?

3 Ideas for Upcoming Corporate Event Rentals

3 Ideas for Upcoming Corporate Event Rentals

Tented events and corporate event rentals are our specialties at Tents For Rent. We believe every time of the year has opportunities to celebrate and show appreciation -- especially for employees -- at companies of all sizes. Outdoor events can be the perfect way to do this and with summer right around the corner, the time to start planning was yesterday.

Custom Tents, Our Specialty

Do you need protection from sun, rain, wind, snow or cold? Do you think it's impossible to cover your space with a tent? Think again. Here at Tents For Rent, we are experts at finding solutions that fit your needs. We have access to a large range of tent sizes and styles. If none of those fill your needs, we can always design a tent especially for your needs just like we did for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and other customers as well. We have years of experience in finding the perfect solution for your tenting needs. Our goals is to create a solution that will be safe and secure while serving you well. So, whether you need a tent for your wedding, construction project, or some other type of temporary coverage, contact us today to learn how our custom solution can work for you.

Project Spotlight: Custom Pavilion

At Tents For Rent, we delight in working with you to solve even the most difficult challenges. For Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, we did just that. They had a rooftop patio with a beautiful view. The only problem was that the sun and the rain made it unusable for much of the summer. Before we could install a tent on the patio, there were several challenges that we needed to overcome:

  • The patio was a rooftop and thus needed to remain waterproof.
  • The patio was right in front of the announcer's stand. So, it needed to be very low profile.
  • The roof was not strong enough to support the weights required to secure the tent.
  • The patio had two levels.

Each of these challenges alone would have been difficult to solve. After surveying the location and extensive discussion on what would be the best solution, we worked with Anchor Industries to design a custom tent that all sloped in one direction. This created a solution that gave Mohegan sun the needed space until their new facility was completed. The tent was complete with lighting, heating and all the necessary amenities for a great outdoor event...rain or shine. Do you have a difficult tenting challenge? Contact us today. We'd love to help.

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.

How to Plan an Outdoor Event?

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


So you're planning an event, and you're thinking of holding it outdoors. You just don't know where to start. Here's a place to start.

  1. Choose a date. If you'd like to see the average weather for a given date, look here.
  2. Create a guest list. This will help you estimate the number of guests who will attend. On average about 80% of the people you invite will attend. Will they all be there at one time or will it be a drop-in?
  3. Choose a location. It can be your backyard, a park, a bed and breakfast, the home of a friend or family member, or another venue.
  4. Research vendors for tents, other rentalscatering, event planning and entertainment.
  5. Expect the best weather, but plan for the worst. If you plan to have any portion of the event outside, have a backup plan to add another tent or move indoors in case of rain.
  6. Plan the details:
    1. Lighting
    2. Heating or cooling
    3. Tent layout
    4. Tables and chairs
    5. Linens
    6. Flooring
    7. Restrooms
    8. Power
  7. Enjoy your event.

We'd love to hear from you with your success stories, comments, suggestions or questions. Contact us to get a rental quote

Why Google is Proposing a Huge "Tent" for It's New Headquarters

Of course, we, here at Tents For Rent have been touting the flexibility of tents for years. Now Google is doing the same. They are planning to achieve numerous benefits with their new fabric structure:

  • Openness to the surrounding community
  • Green indoors and out
  • Flexibility for changes in future needs.

Whether your tent is for a wedding or an office space it offers you:

  • A blank canvas to design or decorate as you like
  • The ability to easily move or change it as necessary
  • An "outdoor" feel
  • Low environmental impact
  • Reasonable cost

Contact us today and let us help you find the tent for your needs.

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.

Tents, Now 100' Wide

Warm, spring weather is finally here and so are outdoor events. We’d like introduce you to the newest member of our inventory: 100’ wide tension tents.

They start at 100’ x 100’ and increase in 30' or 40’ increments. Currently we can create a tent up to 100’ x 340’. This is an Anchor Century tent which is second to none in quality, design and aesthetics. Inside, you will find smooth, flowing space with very few poles. Outside, futuristic curves and peaks defy the elements.

If you have any questions about any of our products or features, please contact us.