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Selecting a Tent

Choosing the right tent or canopy for your special event is critical to the comfort of your guests and the smooth flow of traffic throughout the event site. Some things to consider . . .

  • On what kind of surface will the tent be placed? Grass, concrete, asphalt, wood deck?
  • How much space have you got? Dimensions of tent site?
  • How many people do you wish to accommodate and in what configuration? All seated at tables, partial seating, cocktail party setting?
  • What other items would you like to have under the tent? Buffet, bar, cake table, dance floor, stage, etc.?
  • What time of day will your event take place? Will you need lights and/or heat?
  • Is there a power source at the site? What are your power requirements?
  • Do you wish to enclose any portion of the tent?
  • Will you need accessory tents for caterer’s prep station, beverage service station, or to feature a focal point such as an ice sculpture or wedding cake?

With two different styles of tenting available, getting you in the product that’s right for your event is the first step. Having this information available when it's time to reserve your tent will ensure the best possible coverage for your special event.

Some typical tent sizes include:

  • A 20' x 40' tent could accommodate 100 seated theater style (rows of chairs with an aisle up the middle) or 64 seated at round tables of 8.
  • A 30' x 60' tent could accommodate 225 seated theater style, 144 seated at round tables of 8, or 180 seated cafeteria style (rows of 8' banquet tables).
  • A 40' x 60' tent could accommodate 120 seated at round tables of 8 with a buffet, bar, cake table and dance floor.

Stellar Event Rentals can provide the building blocks for your special event. You can count on us to provide personalized "attention to detail" service from consultations and site surveys to professional and friendly installation and removal.

Please call us at (206) 417-5150 for your personal consultation.