Designer dome

August 1, 2015

Todd Events shows that a dome can be a stunning choice for any party. When a client wanted an iconic tent, event design firm Todd Events of Dallas, Texas, didn’t just source a tent. They bought one. And not just any tent, either. A geodesic dome nearly 100 feet in diameter, with a center height …

Music City soul

June 1, 2015

Music City Tents and Events constructs celebrations that reflect Nashville’s rock-star style. Country music, the Cumberland River and long lingering springs and autumns are a few of the things that make Tennessee’s capital city of Nashville a first-class location for outdoor tented events. Music City Tents and Events understands the city’s culture and has incorporated …

Two-week notice

A minimalist wedding comes together under a minimal time frame. Some weddings are planned for months or years. For a couple that resides in New York but desired to be married at the bride’s parents’ home on Lake Sammamish in Bellevue, Wash., the planning was reduced to two weeks. “Our first site visit was two …

Location location location

April 1, 2015

Tent rental companies share the unique considerations they give to regional festivals. By Jake Kulju Like peanut butter and jelly and Simon and Garfunkel, festivals and tents are just better together. However, every classic combination has its variations. Tent rental companies across the continent face unique regional challenges and considerations. From climate to codes, regional …

A cut above

December 1, 2014

A New York family business evolves into a rental provider for large-scale events. Hank Parker’s Party & Tent Rentals, Rochester, N.Y., began as tool and equipment rental stores with a limited tent rental inventory available for small parties and weddings. Now, 75 percent of the Berardi family business comes from corporate and sporting events, and …

Epoch installation

A unique air beam solution for a unique venue—the roof terrace of Carnegie Hall. Imagine conceptualizing and installing a tented structure on the roof terrace of a historic, iconic venue built in 1891, a venue that featured Tchaikovsky on its opening night. Take into account that the architectural structure of the building reflects Italian Renaissance: …

Working with difficult clients

June 1, 2014

Client actions and reactions can add stress to already stressful event management. Anticipating what makes a client difficult for you can help to resolve problems before they swell. By Melynda Norman-Lee So you have a client you don’t like to work with. Have you taken the time to figure out why? What is it about …

Wedding seasons

April 1, 2014

Four tented weddings showcase seasonal decor—and preparation for all kinds of weather. By Holly O’Dell Every bride and groom hopes for perfect weather on their wedding day. But tent rental companies know to be prepared for any scenario in any season—strong winds, precipitation, extreme temperatures—and work to ensure the perfect day regardless of the forecast. …

Coastal charm

A Georgia beach serves as a stunning—and challenging—site for a tented ceremony and reception. It’s easy to fall in love with the idea of a tented beach wedding, unless you are the one charged with executing a flawless installation. Then, thoughts of natural coastal beauty and gentle ocean breezes turn quickly to uneven terrain, unpredictable …

Getting creative in the Carolinas

Party Reflections does what it takes to meet the tenting demands of North and South Carolina. From coastal sands to mountainous inland terrain to the red clay that can, at times, pack tighter than concrete, Party Reflections makes events happen in and around the Carolinas. Party Reflections has three locations for its special event rental …