Tented weddings are trending right now, and we expect them to be a total success for summer and winter weddings. When you start looking for tents, there are several alternatives, from the classic white ones to beautiful clear ones that allow you to see the blue skies through them. But one has stolen couples’ hearts with its beauty and aesthetically pleasing look; the stretch tent is both beautiful and functional because you can easily set it up against buildings or stretch it to cover your guests from natural elements such as the sun and wind. 

But before you sign the dotted line and hire a stretch tent for your upcoming event, it is advisable to read on a couple of things to be considered before making your decision. We hope you can make an informed decision after reading the following advice and finding the right option for your wedding or corporate event. 

  • Size of the event

The size of your event is a big deal when choosing the perfect type of tent to fit everyone. When we talk about the size of the event, we need to include the number of guests and all the other spaces you need to have under the tent. For example, a wedding has guests tables, a dancefloor, cocktail hour space, ceremony space, lounging areas, and many others, depending on your needs. 

Keep in mind all the above when determining the size you will need for your stretch tent. One of the perks of hiring a stretch tent is how versatile it is because, as the name says, you can stretch the edges to cover your needs perfectly. Consider you can also have more than one stretch tent; for example, if you wish to keep your catering service separate from the main tent, you can install a smaller one at a different location. 

  • Configuration of your event

The flow of your celebration will help you know if a stretch tent is ideal for you. You can host several events inside a stretch tent, birthday parties, weddings, corporate events, graduation parties, and the list goes on. But each one has a different timeline and configuration, and you must be aware of it when setting up a tent. 

A wedding starts with a ceremony, then cocktails or photos, and the reception includes a dancefloor, a live band or wedding DJ, perhaps a photo booth, a seating area for your guests, and space for kitchen and bar. In comparison, a birthday party is simpler, because you only need the tables for guests or lounge areas and perhaps some space for entertainment. 

  • Style of your event

Each event has a unique atmosphere and décor items. Based on your vision for your wedding or any other event, you need to ensure a stretch tent fits into the picture. The good news is that stretch tents are versatile, and the structure is not stiff as a traditional marquee, meaning you can move the poles around as desired to leave enough space for large décor items or floral arrangements. 

The overall aesthetic and style are also important, stretch tents tend to be more like a blank canvas, and they easily fit into any style. You can find them in different colours, but they tend to look quite the same. If you envision a clear top tend, this might not be the best option, but a stretch tent is perfect for organizing a bohemian, classic, rustic, and even luxurious themed party. 

Top 6 things to be considered before hiring a Stretch Tent

  • Event space

Uneven surfaces or surroundings are often a concern when hiring a tent, but that is not the case with stretch tents since they can adapt to many unconventional spaces. The surface can be grass, concrete, gravel, and even dirt. If you want to add a bit of space to a building or cover a piece of land right across from a ditch, the sturdy stretch tent is your best alternative. 

Stretch tents are suitable for awkward spaces like corners, different levels, and obstacles like posts, tree branches, or any other overhead obstruction element. And they work like magic for large spaces and large events like festivals or weddings. 

  • Installation time

Marquees take time to set up because the person needs to unload all the posts and pieces needed to build the structure, line them up, and have enough individuals to do the whole job. While a stretch tent could be less of a hassle since all the team needs to do is secure the sides and stretch the tent. The tent’s time depends on the size and specific surface. It might take a bit longer if the tent needs to be attached to a building or if the terrain is complex. 

  • Date of your event

This is a common misconception for stretch tents, and people often believe they are only suitable for summer days to cover guests from the sunny days. Still, they are made from resistant materials that can protect your event from wind, rain, and sun. So, all you need to consider is how much protection your space needs. You might need to ask for the sides to be a bit lower if you expect some cool wind since stretch tents don’t have traditional walls. 

As you now know, stretch tents are beautiful and versatile. They adapt to any time of the year and any surface. And most importantly, they adapt to any style, so you can hire a stretch tent for your upcoming wedding, anniversary, birthday party, or any other celebration that requires protection from natural elements. Remember that Trez Entertainment takes care of installing everything for you to sit back and enjoy, and we also offer a great number of services to complement your event.