July 2017

How to Choose the Right Tent Size for Your Event

We’ve all heard it before: size matters. This is especially true when orchestrating an outdoor event and choosing the right tent size to accommodate your guests. In fact, choosing the right tent is a crucial aspect of the success of your event.

So how exactly do you choose the right tent size for your event? Today, we’re sharing our top tips to help you! Let’s take a look.

Step 1: Define your event

Before anything else, you need to know what you will need. So sit down and define your event. What kind of event will it be? Will it be a formal event? Is it a casual sit down with food to be served? How many people are you expecting to attend? Will your guests be seated for the whole event or will there be a dance party? How is the weather looking around the date of the event? These are some of the things that you need to put into consideration in order to choose the right tent. Remember, the comfort of your guests and their feedback will define your success!

Step 2: Decide on a tent type

There is a variety of tents that can accommodate any number of guests. Thus, it is paramount that you pick the right tent type for your event. Take the time to research on the different tent types and select the style that best suits your event.

Traditional Tents

These are typically used on patios during warmer months. Usually, these tents are used for small group gatherings and have no interior pole support.

Pole Tents

These lofted shaped tents peaks on the top like mountains due to its center pole support and interior poles.

Gable End Tents

Gable end tents are similar to traditional tents but have fabric panels with a scalloped edge on its ends to create a formal entryway.

Marketplace Tents

This type is perfect for all kinds of events. Its roofline peaks with several interior poles support similar to pole tents. However, what makes this type different is its ability to support side panels to protect guests from inclement weather such as gusts of wind and rain.

Pergola Tents

Pergola tents are perfect for outdoor events and receptions. Although guests may be exposed to the outdoor elements, this type of tent supports overhead beams for better lighting and entertainment such as screens and speakers.

Step 3: Create the right design

This is where the detailed planning of your event matters. Create a design that accommodates not only your guests but also the furniture pieces to be used at the event such as tables, chairs, walkways, and lighting. Remember, you want to give your guests a vibrant and extraordinary experience so make sure to put their comfort and convenience as a top priority when designing the interior of your tent.

Though there is no one-size-fits-all solution to organizing your outdoor event, Artisan Tents can help you find the right fit, design, and tent for your special occasion. Our team of experienced professionals will not only bring your vision to life but also guide you in making the most of your outdoor event!