Tent Rental 101: Answer these Questions Before You Rent a Tent

Determining the right type of tent for an event depends on a variety of factors! So before you book a tent, whether it be for a wedding, birthday, or graduation, you will want to thoroughly consider the details of your event. From the guest count to the activities, the location, and so on. Take the time to answer the following questions before you rent a tent, to ensure you book the best tent and accessories for your Atlanta event!

tent for rainy outdoor events

How Many Guests?

One of the first questions before you rent a tent should be how many guests will be in attendance. You need a tent that can accommodate all of your guests, especially in the event of inclement weather. Not only should it be able to cover all of your guests, but allow for them to move comfortably. You don’t want your guests to have to squeeze between tables or into their seats! Carefully consider how many guests you plan to have, as well as any necessary furniture or vignettes. This will also impact the size of the tent you need! For example, if you plan to have a lounge or bar area, or a dance floor your tent will need to be larger enough to accommodate these different sections.

What Will Happen Under the Tent?

What happens under your tent will not only dictate the size of the tent but the style. Say you will need room for a dance floor. Or will need a stage to deliver speeches or announce awards. If you are serving apps or a plated dinner, you will need room for catering. Depending on the type of event you have in store, you will most often choose between a frame or pole tent. A frame tent has more interior space, making them ideal for events needing to maximize every inch under the tent. Pole tents (shown below) on the other hand may be larger and create a visual statement, the center pole tents will compromise space.

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Where Will you Put the Tent?

When you plan on renting a tent, you will need a place to put it. This means ensuring that there is enough room in the area that your event will take place. Whether it be a backyard, a street downtown, or adjacent to a building, Classic Tents & Events takes pride in providing custom tenting solutions. No matter what type of space you’re working with, trust that our team can create a tented space that meets your needs and fits in the available space.

What Type of Ground Will the Tent Sit on?

Along with where you plan to put your tent, you will also want to consider the type of ground. Some styles of tents must be staked directly into the ground. So if your event will take place on concrete, your options may be a bit more limited. Whereas other styles of tents rely on tent weights, making them more versatile to different ground types.

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Do you Need Power?

Whether or not you will need power is very important, and may impact the placement of your tent. Is there easy access to a power source, or will you need to rent equipment like a generator to deliver that power to your tent? The option that works best for you within the space available may impact the size or style or tent that will work best. Power is essential for a variety of reasons, but primarily lighting and climate control. You will want to provide your guests a space that is safe as well as comfortable.

What are the Qualifications & Experience of the Tent Company?

Last, but far for the least important, are questions regarding the qualifications and experience of the tent company. Renting a tent is an investment, one that you should be made to feel confident in. You want to work with a company that is known to be reliable, especially in the face of challenges. You also want to work with a company that prioritizes quality and safety. Products that are well maintained and properly installed are the safest for you and your guests. Take the time to research a potential vendor. The right company for the job will always be glad to answer your questions in order to alleviate any concerns.


Ready to secure a tent for your upcoming Atlanta event? With the answers to these questions, our team will be able to assist you in securing the best tent for your needs. Get in touch with our team today to start planning!