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Do I need Permits for My Event?

Do I need Permits for My Event?

Permits are often required for tents and other accessories such as heat and generators. Requirements vary so it is best to check with your local municipalities when planning a large event. Atent for Rent is licensed and fully insured and can obtain permits for our equipment.

Rent a Tent For Any Event: Weddings, School, Corporate!

Rent a Tent For Any Event: Weddings, School, Corporate!

Tents are a great addition to any outdoor event. Whether you are hosting a party for 10 or 10,000 we have tents of all sizes to accommodate your needs for weddings, graduations, festivals, corporate events, and more. Along with tents we have many accessories to complete your event. Browse our lighting, flooring, furniture, linens and more!

How to Keep Your Tent Cool During the Summer

How to Keep Your Tent Cool During the Summer

Making sure your guests are comfortable is an important part of planning your event. Air Conditioning is a very expensive option but sometimes just adding fans and shade can help cool your guests. Consider one or more of these cooling options for those hot summer days!

Turn Your Backyard Into a Party With a Tent Rental

Turn Your Backyard Into a Party With a Tent Rental

Often times clients choose to host parties at their home to provide a more personal touch to their event and to avoid restrictions that venues can have. At home you are free to build your event from scratch and most times it starts with choosing the tent. We can help you determine the best tent to fit in your space and to accommodate your guests.

Winter Construction Tents

Winter Construction Tents

Typically in New England construction work comes to a halt as the cold weather rolls in and the snow starts to pile up. Our climate controlled tents will make sure the show goes on.

M.A.T.R.A. Tent Show

M.A.T.R.A. Tent Show

The Mid-Atlantic Tent Renters Association was created to provide a forum for various tenting industry professionals to help and educate each other about safety and new products. The rental industry is constantly changing with innovations in technology and new products. It is important that we grow with the industry to provide the best products and service.

Food Truck Fanatics!

Food Truck Fanatics!

Food trucks are a great addition to any event. They are fun, convenient, full of variety and, most importantly, they are tasty! From burgers, to grilled cheese, to cookies, to ice cream, to bahn mi, you are guaranteed to find whatever fare you crave for your big event.

HarpoonFest 2015!

HarpoonFest 2015!

Harpoon Brewery paved the way for smaller independent breweries in the New England area. Atent for Rent is proud to have collaborated with them on their festivals as we both continued to grow our businesses. Harpoon not only makes great beer and hosts epic festivals, but they also have a fantastic beer hall with the best variety of pretzels and dip around.

Advancing Technology in the Tent Industry

Advancing Technology in the Tent Industry

Advancing technology has changed every aspect of day-to-day life and it is no different here at Atent for Rent. From the way we store and wash our equipment, to the way we write orders and communicate with customers, we utilize helpful technological tools daily. One of favorite tools is Google Earth, we use it all the time! With Google Earth, we can get a bird’s eye view of a customer’s yard and even measure to have an idea of what will fit.

Congrats Graduates! Commencement

Congrats Graduates! Commencement

Commencement season has always been our busiest time of the year. New England has many noteworthy colleges and universities of which many host a Spring Commencement ceremony. The installation and size of these tents never cease to impress onlookers and spectators, grads, faculty and families.

Are we there yet? Spring? Hello?

Are we there yet? Spring? Hello?

Winters in New England present a unique set of challenges. Sites must be shoveled prior to setup, tents must be cleared of falling snow, frozen ground forces weights to be used, but the show must go on! We install tents all throughout the year, but we sure do long for those warm Spring days!

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

The Winter Wonderland is a popular theme. The options for décor are endless, and if done well, can create a cozy and beautiful setting for any special event. Just imagine a venue filled with white and silver glistening with your candle-lit tables, snow flakes and crystals hanging from white branches that are scattered throughout, hot cocoa served during cocktail hour, a horse-drawn sleigh to welcome your guests as they arrive, a quiet snow falling outside.

Summer is Here!

It may have taken a while to arrive, but summer is now in full swing! From summer weddings, to graduation parties, to clambakes on the beach, the summer is a perfect time of year to have an outdoor function. The ocean is an ideal backdrop to any function, but there...

The Historic Endicott Estate

The Endicott Estate in Dedham is one of our favorite venues to work with. Situated on a 15 acre plot just outside the city, the grounds have large old trees, a beautitful gazebo and an expansive lawn for tents of all sizes. Dedham is a town rich in history and the...

Outdoor Winter Holiday Parties

This winter we had several events on the calendar that were confronted with unpredictable New England weather. If you can pull it off, a party in the winter, surrounded by the white covered ground and snowflakes falling overhead, can be fun and magical! A client...

~A Little Feedback~

~A Little Feedback~

Atent for Rent loves to hear back from our clients "post event".  It is often time a journey from start to finish for anyone hosting or planning an event and we are happy to be able to help and be a positive part of the process.  Having the opportunity to work with...

Planning a Benefit or Fundraiser

Fundraising events come in many forms: formal galas, car washes, sporting tournaments, bake sales, walks or runs, raffles, etc. If you have decided to take on the task of coordinating or hosting a fundraising event, you don't have to be overwhelmed and stressed out....

Corporate Clearspan Tent Rentals

Corporate Clearspan Tent Rentals

Many corporate clients use tents to create a temporary venue unique to their event or function. Whether it is a large presentation, product launch, ribbon cutting, annual company meeting, or small gathering there are many ways to utilize the blank tent canvas,...

The Sailcloth Tent

The Sailcloth tent is relatively new to the tenting industry. The concept was born about 30 years ago, but it only really set sail recently in the past few years gaining popularity across the country. The sailcloth tent design was created in Massachusetts, targeting...

The Functional Frame Tent

The Functional Frame Tent

The Frame style tent is more adaptable to its surroundings, allowing for more custom installations than the traditional pole tents. The frame tent, as you might imagine, has a frame structure that allows it to stand freely without the support of center poles and guy...

The Elegant Victorian Tent

The Elegant Victorian Tent

The Victorian Style tent offers the same benefits of the party tent with an added elegance. Often referred to as a Century tent or a High Peak Pole tent, the Victorian tents have exaggerated peaks giving them a grander appearance from both the interior and the...

The Practical Party Tent

The Party tent has the ability to essentially become an outside room with the addition of sidewall. It is a pole style tent which means it has center and side poles for support like a basic canopy tent; however we have larger party tents available for rental. The...

Choosing the Best Tent for Your Event!

Choosing the Best Tent for Your Event!

There are many different styles of tents to choose from when you are considering a rental for your event. Many variables play a part in deciding which tent is best suited to the event space, the theme and any additional rental needs. It can seem overwhelming when we...

~ Festival of the Arts ~

~ Festival of the Arts ~

This week the crew at Atent for Rent installed a variety of tents for the 15th Annual Boston College Arts Festival. The inspiring event will host a variety of musicians, artists, painters, dancers, writers, sculptors & more that have all come together to entertain...

Why the Elephant, Atent for Rent?

Did you know that before we had heavy machinery and nifty gadgets to help install tents, elephants often assisted the crew and in some circuses they still do! I was sporting my Atent for Rent hat with the logo and someone commented, "I love how you have a random...

The 117th Annual Boston Marathon: Forever In Our Hearts

The 117th Annual Boston Marathon: Forever In Our Hearts

Just last night I posted a blog about the great people & accomplishments that encompass the Boston Marathon. The charities that are supported, the funds raised and the thousands of people coming together from all over the world for a common goal. It is not just...

The Boston Marathon: Start to Finish!

Our office is open on Marathon Monday as it marks the beginning of our busiest season. It is a nice, quiet day in the office with several businesses and town halls closed, even some roads inaccessible. Still sometimes I think we all wish we could break away from work...

Need More Space? Hosting Impromptu Dinners & Events at Your Home

Don't let your "cozy" dining room or small entertaining space keep you from hosting large dinner events or holiday parties. There are many ways to create valuable space using your deck, patio, yard, and perhaps even the garage. We have seen some incredible...

Lakeside Wedding – Hosting Events at Your Home

Lakeside Wedding – Hosting Events at Your Home

The amazing transformations that take place to create a unique event space are truly incredible. The possibilities are almost endless with today's technology and our resources. Hosting an event at your home (or a family member or friend's house) is unique also in that...

Event Staging & Performance Bandstands

Atent for Rent has a wide range of inventory available to create the perfect custom stage tailored specifically to your event! We install everything from small bandstands for casual 4th of July celebrations to custom staging that remains in use all summer long. There...

Good Old Easter Memories & Fun New Traditions!

We all remember those creepy Easter bunnies hopping all over town this time of year. I really don't recall much from when I was 4 years old, but I absolutely remember this picture taken in the corner of Burger King. I don't remember what I ate or what toy I got with...

“Quigs” & The James Quigley Fund: An Inspirational Story!

“Quigs” & The James Quigley Fund: An Inspirational Story!

Jimmy has been with Atent for Rent since 2004. We have seen him grow into the respectable burly man he is today! He is our Permit Expert and In-house Engineer, a valued worker, and a great friend! But more than anything else he is an inspiration to so many of us....

Atent for Rent Hosts ARAM Meeting

Atent for Rent Hosts ARAM Meeting

Last week Atent for Rent transformed its warehouse into an event space as they opened their doors to several vendors and leaders in the industry, hosting a dinner conference for the American Rental Association of Massachusetts. The featured speaker of the night was...

Under a Magnificent Canopy

Under a Magnificent Canopy

A Canopy style tent is sure to add comfort and ambiance to your outdoor functions, transforming a patch of grass into a backyard party experience! When planning an event in a backyard a canopy tent allows you some relief from the sun or rain without sacrificing the...

The Right Table For Your Event

Square or Circle? Rectangle or Banquet? How do you know what type of table is going to be the right choice for your next event? When deciding what type of table to use for your next event there are a few variables you should consider. You should first consider what...

Tips For Your Holiday Events

Tips For Your Holiday Events

The holidays can be stressful and they shouldn't be. The holidays should be a time to enjoy your family and friends, not stressing about a dinner party or other holiday function. To (hopefully) make your holiday season more cheery and bright, we've put together a list...

Oh No! Where’d My Facebook Posts Go?

Two weeks ago we talked about many of the great features of the Facebook timeline for event planners, but there is one big disadvantage that came with the timeline. Your posts do not get shown to as many of your fans. The latest Facebook change was made to encourage...

Follow Us On Pinterest

If your company is not on Pinterest yet and is in the event industry, we highly recommend joining. Take a look at what we've used our page for. In addition to repins and followers we have also increased our website traffic because so many users are interested to see...

What Makes Pinterest So Pinteresting?

What is Pinterest you ask? It’s a place to bookmark (Pin) images and videos you find from around the web. Your pins are visible to other Pinterest users even if they don't follow your page and you can see the pin boards of others.  If you are considering creating a...

The Clear Choice For Construction Sites: Clearspan

A clear span tent or construction site cover can take the guess work out of your next job. The ultimate in design flexibility, a clearspan tent provides a well secured environment for short and long term projects. Here are just a few reasons why a clearspan tent would...

Benefiting From A Facebook Timeline

The Facebook Timeline has been mandatory for Facebook pages since March, but some companies are still not taking full advantage of the new offering because they aren’t convinced its any better than before. The Facebook timeline presents a great opportunity to show off...

Welcome!

We’re very excited to welcome you to our new blog that came with our new website. Our new site is much more user friendly and includes much more great information about our company, including; About Our Staff, Equipment Sales and all of our Social Networks. Our new...

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