Tents are sized by square footage but there are some general rules to follow when sizing the tent needed. Generally, for every person under the tent, you need 10 square feet. So for 10 people you need 100 (10×10) square feet. A 10×10 is 100 square feet. Common sizes are: 20×20 for 40 people (400 sf), 20×30 for 60 people (20×30), a 20×40 for 80, a 30×30 for 90, 30×40 or 20×60 for 120 people, etc. These are general starting points.
When planning what size tent to rent, consider if everyone will be under the tent all at once and if you want room for drinks and food. Another major deciding factor is what type of table you would like to use. Round tables are sometimes considered better for conversation but they need more room than rectangle tables. These charts give you a good starting point for your planning process.
Sides are great for helping stop wind, stopping driving rain AND giving privacy. With weather, most people like to put sides on a tent only if it is going to windy or raining and windy. The reason behind this is because the tent will get very warm with 2-3 sides of the tent enclosed AND guests under it. During the warm summer months, sides are usually make the tent too warm and end up being propped up out of the way. During cooler months, they help keep the tent comfortable.
We typically delivery 1-2 days before your event unless you have specific delivery requirements that require a certain time set up. These can include same day set up (surprise party or public event) or late night pick up (public location). We like to set up a few days in advance so you have time to decorate and get ready.
Our current deposit policy requires a 35% deposit that is refundable if the event is cancelled 21 or more days prior to the event. If you need to cancel within the 21 day window, you will forfeit your 35% deposit. If you cancel within 24 hours of the event, you are liable for the full amount.
If a refund is warranted for a cancelled event, a check will be mailed or a credit card fee will be credited back to your card. It is up to Teton Tent Rental to decide which they will use. All credit card fees will be withheld from a refund.
Our typical rental periods are for a 24-72 hour period. For the weekends, we usually deliver on Thursday or Friday and pickup the day after your party. If you have a Saturday party, we may pick up on Sunday.
The number of tables that a tent can fit varies by the type of table and the size of the tent. GENERALLY, rectangle tables more efficiently use the space under a tent compared to round tables. Round tables with chairs need a 10×10 space for every table.
As an illustration: A 20×20 tent can handle 4 round tables or 6 rectangle tables. A 20×30 can handle 6 rounds or 10 rectangle tables, so on and so forth. If you want round tables for your event, just know going into the planning process that you may need more tent than you would have if you were going to use rectangle tables.
You can see the difference with these charts.
You should reasonably set aside a perimeter around the size tent that you want or need. A 20×20 needs about 25’x25’ of space. A 30×30 needs about 35’x35’. These are general rules and every scenario is different.
Setting up tents over obstructions and large openings such as pools can be done but it usually a case-by-case basis. There are many factors that determine if it is possible including the type of tent being used, the area around the obstruction safety concerns. The best solution is to simply call us and have a trained professional look at the yard. You can also take photographs and email them to us to help us with your answer.
In general, a 6’ rectangle table can handle 6-8 people. A 8’ rectangle can handle 8-10 people. A 60” round can handle 8-10 people. A 48” round sweetheart table can handle 4-6 people.
This HANDY CHART MAKES IT EASY TO SEE THE ANSWER.
The ground should be relatively level for a tent to be installed. Any more than a 1-5 degree pitch and it is unsafe for the tent and won’t be enjoyable for your guests. If you are still unsure, snap a photo and email it to us to look at. We can usually get a good idea just by seeing a photo.
Generally, no you do not have to file a permit for a residential backyard style event. In our experience we have yet to see a town require a permit for a backyard event. Please be aware though that laws and ordinances do change. Your town may have changed its by laws and may now require a permit. It is up to you the consumer to know if you need a permit. We can help with the requirements for your event.
We offer 4 main types of tents and canopies: You can see pictures of the options here:
Keder Frame tents are the largest and go from 30×30 to 30×100. These are used for large events. There are no center poles and they have a high ceiling.
Hi Peak tents are our most popular tents and come in sizes from 20×20 to 20×140. They have a classic peak look with no center pole on the ground.
Frame Tents are a more classic look with a complete metal frame inside holding up the top. These can be used in the winter and unique installations. There are no center poles.
Canopies are lighter weight structures that are great for low key BBQs and graduation parties. They are more budget friendly and have no center poles.
The main difference between our tent are general appearance, sizes and pricing. Tents have different outlines and looks and some people have a preference of one over the other. For 2 same sized tents, it can be just appearance that guides a decision.
For larger events typically a larger type of tent is used because it can house everyone under one expanse and make the event feel more inclusive. This is contrary to having multiple tents that are spread out or connected to each other with gutters.
Ultimately there are different factors that can go into a decision. The simplest way to determine which is best is to gather all of the details about your event and call to speak with a professional. We always try to point customers to the correct tent for their needs while staying within the given budget.
Just like the lighting, our fans simply need a normal 120v residential power source.
Mark the location of any underground obstacles such as SPRINKLER LINES, sprinkler heads or electrical wires. If the tent is going in the FRONT of your home, you should call 8-1-1 dig to have your yard marked by the utility company. This is a FREE service.
No, we typically use weights to secure the tent when we can not use stakes on concrete or asphalt.
Let us know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you have changes to your rental order. The more time we have, the better the chance we can fulfill your need. All last minute add-ons are subject to availability. We have many items in stock but some things are rented in full. We have other partners to turn to but sometimes we cannot get ahold of items.
In general, we deliver within a 50 mile radius of Haddon Heights, NJ. Orders in Pennsylvania are the exception to the rule and are a case by case by basis. We usually just service the eastern side of PA and stay on the east side of Philadelphia.
Currently we DO NOT have an online form that you can pay on. We plan to add this in 2016 and will offer it to you when it is available.
Tent safety is very important to us. It is important that you get all guests OUT from under the tent and contact Teton Tent Rental immediately. Under no circumstances should you resume using the tent until the issue has been resolved by Teton Tent Rental. Contact us at 856-617-1872.
If someone is ever hurt by a piece of equipment and it is life threatening, call 9-1-1 immediately.
We try to keep our delivery prices low but they do exist. We typically charge on graduated range. Surrounding towns to Haddon Heights, NJ pay the lowest fee. Then we charge for 15 miles and under, 25 miles and under, 35 miles and under, etc.. PA delivery charges are on a case by case basis.
Customers typically pay their deposit via credit card over the phone, check or money order mailed to us. The final balance is paid the week before set up and is paid via cash, check or card typically. Special arrangements will be made for day of collection.
You should start the permit process as soon as possible to insure that there are no issues with the government and your event. Teton Tent Rental will help you every step of the way to secure your permit. This can include drawings and proof of fire retardant material for the local fire marshal.