Choosing the Perfect Tent for Your Event

Fairs and Festivals

You have many options when it comes to choosing the right tenting structure for your event and it can be difficult to decide which type of structure will work best for you and your company. Avalon Tent offers many different sizes and shapes of tents as well as custom designs, so you can select one that fits your needs. To help you make the best decision, here are some factors you should consider when choosing a tent.

How many people will be using the tent?
This is probably the most important factor when it comes to making your tent selection. Your structure needs to have the capacity to fit all of your event’s attendees comfortably and give them space to move around easily as well. For large events like concerts and conventions, you’ll likely want to opt for a Clearspan structure, which can easily hold hundreds or even thousands of people. If your event is a more intimate one like a private party, a standard frame tent will be more effective at a lower price.

Where is your event located?
This can make a big difference when it planning an efficient setup of your tent. Standard and summit frame tents offer a good amount of flexibility when it comes to location. They work well for festivals and touring events, where your structure may need to adapt to different terrain and weather conditions. Clearspan structures are more limited by terrain because of their size, but they are more resistant to rain, snow and wind. Tents can also be customized to include heating systems, which may be a good choice if your event is taking place in a cold climate.

What interior features do you need?
For many types of events, the ambiance of your tent is just as important as its functionality. In this case, you’ll need to choose a tent with lining options for a professional look, as well as the appropriate lighting system. Both frame tents and Clearspan structures can be rigged for many types of overhead lighting. Summit tents are particularly good for making the space feel more open and elegant. These structures can also be customized with additional features. For example, in the past, we’ve created large temporary warehouses, complete with heating, HVAC, temporary restrooms and more. Finally, consider what kind of entrance you need for your tent. Larger Clearspan and frame tents can support both single and double doors. However, if you are using the tent for an event with heavy foot traffic, then a tent with open walls may be a better choice.

What is your budget?
As you might expect, larger tents cost more than smaller tents do and custom features can add on a higher cost as well. When choosing a tent for your event, look for a structure that will provide you with an optimal balance between great quality and cost efficiency.