Every fabulous outdoor party needs a tent. Not just any tent, but the right tent suited to meet the needs of the party. Whether you are planning a graduation party, wedding reception, bar mitzvah, or another event, here are some of the factors to consider to help you find the right selection.
Consider where you will host the party and place the tent. This is important because the location of the tent will decide what type of accommodations are necessary. For example, if you are hosting the party on your lawn, you probably want to choose an option that can be secured with water barrels or cement weights. If you choose a tent that can only be secured with a stake, you might run into trouble if there are any underground sewer or piping connections in the area.
Number of Guests
Consider the number of guests that will attend your event, as this determination is by far the most important factor. You should only choose a tent that will allow each guest enough space to move around comfortably and that is able to accommodate any fixtures you have in the tent, such as a buffet table. It's always best to let a representative from the event services company know how many guests you are inviting so that they can help you choose the right size tent.
Consider the weather around the time of the event. For a winter party, it is best to choose an enclosed tent. Even if you don't pick an option that can accommodate a heating element, an enclosed tent can help keep much of the cold air out. For a spring event, you probably want to go with an open-air tent to allow some of the breeze from the outside in. Be mindful of the weather when choosing the tent to help ensure your guests are comfortable.
It's also helpful to consider just how important privacy is for your event. Tents are available in solid canvas options, as well as varieties with transparent, open areas--like a window. If you're looking for a more intimate and private occasion, you probably don't want to choose the selection that is equipped with these window-like fixtures. However, if privacy is not a concern, either option will work just fine.
Make sure you take your time to choose the right tent for your party needs to ensure everyone has a great time.