When planning a tented event, there are various types of tents that serve distinct needs for specific kinds of events and situations. Many variables play a part in deciding which tent is best suited to the event space, theme or rental requirements.
A frame tent is ideal when there is limited space, when staking is not an option or when installing over decks, patios, driveways or up against other structures or buildings.
A frame tent is supported by a metal framework, visible on the inside of the tent and needs minimal staking distance outside the perimeter of the tent. It has no center poles to obstruct views and maximizes the space inside the tent. The poles are along the outside edges and are secured by ground staking or anchored to weights allowing it to be installed on any surface.
A pole tent remains a very popular option and can accommodate a wide variety of events by using a combination of center and side poles that are anchored into the ground. They provide the classic look of a traditional tent at an affordable price. The style has been in use for many years and looks elegant from both inside and outside. They are available in a variety of widths and can be expanded to any length.
A high peak century tent is a type of pole type tent with sloping majestic peaks and elegant lines, creating a uniquely regal atmosphere for formal events, such as weddings, graduations, festivals and corporate events. The high peak design of a century tent provides maximum ceiling height with limited interior obstruction. Century Tents feature graceful curves and high peaked cathedral ceilings. They are designed to enhance your special event while offering superb performance.
Clearspan structures are excellent when your event requires long term placement or when the site eliminates the ability to stake a traditional style pole or century tent. They are extremely durable and sturdy. The absence of center poles creates an open airy feel with no obstructed views and allows for maximum use of interior space. They create a truly expansive environment for a high-profile corporate event, commencement ceremony or sports competition.
Marquee tents can provide a shady walkway for your guests when connecting to other tents or buildings. They are often used as an entrance to protect guests from the elements. Marquees are also ideal when there is a need for a small tent or covering such as food fairs, craft sales or antique shows. They can be used with and without walls. The function of a marquee is limited only by your imagination. They are available in various lengths and widths.
All tents and marquees can be fitted with sidewalls available in various styles including clear, white mesh, arched cathedral windows, square french windows and solid white. This element of customization adds great variety to a tent’s appearance. You can mix or match the different sidewall styles. They provide protection from the elements as well as insulation for heated and cooled tents, insect reduction, privacy and a sound barrier.