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Five Tips For Choosing the Right Tent

When you’re planning a large event in the Utica, New Hartford, Rome, Clinton, or surrounding areas, it’s important that you have the right tent. Your tent is the social center of your event, and making sure that you have enough space for your guests and are keeping within your budget are both priorities. At Brownie’s Tent and Awning, our professionals can help you decide on the right tent for you party or event, and we can handle the set up and the tear down – plus, we offer a number of other great rentals that can help your event be as great as possible.

Here are a few things to consider when you’re planning on renting a tent:

The Location of the Tent

Will your tent be set up on grass, a black top, or concrete? This is important to consider before you decide on the type of tent you rent:
Frame tents are better on concrete or in tight spaces.
Pole tents are better on flat grassy areas.

How Much Space Will You Need for Your Tent?

At the location of your tent, you’ll need to think of how much space is available for the setup. Frame tents will take up less space than pole tents, which require five extra feet on each side for the staking of the tent. So for example, the space you’d need for a 20 ft. by 30 ft. pole tent would be a 30 ft. by 40 ft. area.

What Will Your Tent Be Used For?

Frame tents don’t have a center pole, which for some uses can be quite an obstruction. For instance, if you’re having a wedding ceremony inside the tent, you may want to choose a frame tent just to avoid the center pole.

How Many Guests Will Be Attending?

If space is a problem, a frame tent is probably your best option. You’ll be able to accommodate more guests in a smaller space.
A pole tent that’s set up on grass is the most economical option, as long as space is not an issue.

The Cost of the Tent, and Your Budget for the Event

Any time you have the space for it, a pole tent is your best option for staying under budget. They’re cheaper to rent, but they require more space.

If you’re looking for a tent rental for any event in the Utica area, call Brownie’s today at (315) 853-2931, or fill out our online request form.

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10 Reasons Why You Need a Tent at Your Event

Whether you are producing a small event or a big event, having a tent will always come in handy. Here are 10 of the best reasons why.

1. Weather. As we all know, weather can be so unpredictable. If you are planning for an event in advance it’s impossible to know what the weather will be like the day of. Having a tent can save you and your guests from the rain and give you shade from the bright sun.

2. Food. Having a tent can help to create a space and protect your food from outdoor temperatures.

3. Customize. Having an event with a tent means that you can customize the layout of your event space. Need multiple levels? No problem. Need several rooms inside one giant space? Sure, why not. Do you want clear walls and ceilings so that your indoor event will look and feel as if it were outdoors? Sounds good to me.

4. Atmosphere. Think of a tent as a blank canvas. With the right décor, it will allow you to create any mood you want your event to have whether you want it to be elegant, dramatic, or even casual and relaxed. Whatever the mood, it all starts with the tent.

5. Location. One of the best qualities of a tent is that you can reasonably place it anywhere you need to. No need to limit yourself, dream big.

6. Bugs. Everyone hates mosquitoes. We all know you’re lying if you say you don’t. A tent with walls will keep those pesky bugs away, saving your guests from a weeks worth of itchiness.

7. VIP. Certain events require a separate place for VIP guests to gather and be entertained. A tent can definitely provide this place if there isn’t one available.

8. Size. The beauty about tents is that they come in all shapes and sizes. It doesn’t matter how many guests you have because there will always be a tent size that can accommodate it.

9. Sound. Tents can act as sound barriers making the sound inside much more lively and controlled within the structure.

10. Experience. All of the reasons above can ensure that your guests have a once in a lifetime experience.