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

photo 2 copyDon’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 transformations to these spaces for a range of events using our tents, drapery, lighting, furniture and accessories.

15 x 25 frame tentAtent for Rent also has a very talented fabrication team that can create custom sidewall for many porches or patio areas that already have an existing roof structure. We have several size frame tents in stock that can be installed on adjustable legs, with sides, rain gutters, lighting heat, air conditioning, flooring and more. You can essentially create another room in your house!

The frame style tent is a “free photo[1]standing” structure with a metal frame that supports the tent top. The frame tent is still secured by staking or with weights to be sure it remains safe and in place. The pole style tents just have center poles and side poles with guy ropes that support the tent. This makes them easier to install, but they require additional space and have more restrictions. The frame tent can be installed right against the house or existing structure. It can also be installed in smaller yards or on a patio or driveway for homeowners in the city with limited yard space or as an extension of the garage space. Personally I think the garage can be a little tacky, but if done right it can look great. Check out this link on How to Covert a Garage Into a Party Hall.

10x20 frameMy niece’s 2nd birthday was an impromptu garage party thanks to a hurricane. I had a moonwalk and a tent, but I was afraid to even set them up. Her 1st birthday was a success with great weather. We rented a 10′ x 20′ frame tent and had the band, Beatles for Sale, set up under the tent because it was so sunny and hot! That is one thing you can be certain to be unsure about in New England… the weather!

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There are a lot of ways to decorate and use the new space. I love the concept of utilizing existing furniture
and accessories to really bring the warmth and decor from your home into the new space. You might use plants, patio furniture, lighting, artwork or tables from inside your home to accessorize. Atent for Rent has fabricated custom drapery for the clear top tents to hide the metal frame and adda great accent to the tent. It looks amazing! You can see the stars at night with the clear top. If it is cloudy and rainy, you win too because you rented a tent! Now you can listen to the rain outside and see it pour down the sides of the tent while you and and your guests party on!

 

Lakeside Wedding – Hosting Events at Your Home

Photo Courtesy of Better Life Foods
Photo Courtesy of Better Life Foods

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 it creates an irreplaceable memory in that space! Visiting the lake in the summer and spending time on the boat with family and friends is a favorite pastime of mine, so this event was particularly close to my heart.

Getting the house and grounds ready to host a formal event can be a lot of work, even quite overwhelming at times. Having reliable, helpful and informative vendors to work with goes a long way!

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Perhaps some of the household improvements/preparations needed to be done regardless of the impending event date. It just might be the kick you needed to cross the rest of the items off that “To Do List”. If you focus on the right improvements, temporary verses permanent, the money spent can increase the value of your home and help maintain the house. In my mind, that is money well spent!

IMG_3208At this particular estate, the grounds were amazing, the lakeside location was a beautiful setting, the perfect backdrop for a spectacular wedding! Our General Manager, Jon, met with the client and developed the concept to build a custom staging system level with the existing patio and abutting roof of the porch above. This design allowed flow from the house to the tent to be wide open and seamless while also creating additional useable space on the patio!

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The 40′ x 60′ tent has a beautiful cleartop, natural light into the tent and not obstructing the beautiful view from any space in the house. The tent and staging are nestled between the trees perfectly, helpful to keep the clear tent cool in the summer!  Guests on the balcony above can see down into the tented space and out on to the lake! The house and the tent accentuate each other very well, while not taking away from the waterfront setting!

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Some of the other accessories on the installation include the paper lanterns and string lighting adding a great ambiance at night. We also installed leg drapes to soften the metal side poles and side rails to keep the guests safe. The crew, the caterer, the client and all the event staff did a great job putting this together!