Types of Tents
Learn the differences between all of our tents.
Different Types of Tents
Canopy tents are ideal for public events such as carnivals, community day events, flea markets, etc. These events typically do not need tents that are aesthetically pleasing. Canopies are basic tents that are used for shelter from sunlight or light rain. They do not have a high peak and depending on the size, can have a somewhat flattened style roof. Lightweight canopy tents are not equipped for sidewalls and are not designed to be used in heavy wind or rain. Smaller canopies are often used for small, backyard parties where the customer is looking for an economical alternative to a professionally installed tent as they are easy to install and can be picked up and set up by the customer themselves.
Traditional Pole Tents
Traditional pole tents have been a staple in the rental industry for a good reason. They are the ideal style of tent for all types of occasions. They feature high peaks and are offered in many different sizes and widths from 20′ to 60′. Typically, pole tents are used for larger events such as weddings, corporate picnics, fundraisers, etc. They can be decorated with fabric and pole skirts for a very elegant look or can be used for casual parties as well. The disadvantages of pole tents are that they require a larger footprint as staking is critical to the installation and inside views can sometimes be obstructed by the center poles underneath the tent. Sidewalls of different styles are available for pole tents as well.
Sailcloth tents have sculpted peaks and eaves in a translucent fabric that enhances daytime events with warm natural light, and brightly glows for evening gatherings. Our elegant Sailcloth Tents are 100% waterproof and built strong to help assure your special day is not affected by the elements. The
poles have an elegant fruitwood finish that pairs perfectly with this tent of romance. Sailcloth tents are available in both pole and frame versions. The pole tent version features center poles at two different heights. These are called King poles and Queen poles. While Sailcoth tents were originally inspired by a nautical theme, they have grown in popularity with many events that require distinction.
Cross Cable Frame Tents
Cross cable frame tents are the ideal type of tent to rent when you need to have a tent installed on a surface other than grass or dirt. Frame tents are the type of tent to choose when installing on pavement, concrete, decks, patios, etc. as they do not rely on staking. These tents have no center poles underneath which means there are no obstructions. They have dramatic high peaks and are designed to hold up to higher amounts of wind. These types of tents are also a great choice when working with different layouts as they can be joined together to create different shapes such as L-shaped or
T-shaped tents. Sidewalls of different styles are also available for these tents. Cross cable frame tents are a wonderful choice for all different events including backyard birthday parties, showers, engagements and smaller weddings with less than 100 guests.
Structure tents are ideal for long term installations. These tents have no center poles and a heavy aluminum frame which gives them a high wind resistance. There are no ropes or stake lines required and they have a tension sidewall system.
Pop-Up Canopy Tent
Pop-up Tent Canopy is a small, lightweight, collapsible-frame fabric canopy. This style provides shelter and protection from light rain. It is typically a do-it-yourself rental that can be erected and removed quickly.