As more companies expand their corporate events and more brides plan large, lavish weddings, designing an outdoor venue space to serve multiple functions and large crowds requires extensive planning and on-point layouts.
Whether its summer sun, winter winds or spring rains, weather is a primary factor to consider when planning the footprint for a multi-tent event. Guests and hosts alike want to focus on celebrating their special time instead of worrying about soggy dresses or whether or not to apply extra sunscreen when moving from the buffet line to the dance floor.
Seamlessly joining multiple event areas into one connected space means choosing a connector-style of tent that can serve multiple functions across multiple styles of tents. And those connections may require bends and angles that simply aren’t possible with traditional frame tents. Zig-zagging pathways are great for a quiet amble through a botanical garden; but those same pathways require a tent design with framework that offers 45 and 90 degree transitions – enough to zig and zag without being a visual distraction to guests, especially for evening events.
Crowd size and traffic volume also needs to be considered. Smaller 6’ width tents may be just fine for coverage along walkways and garden paths that guide guests to smaller, more intimate settings. But for larger crowds or connections from a permanent structure to the main event tent, these covered walkways will need to be wide enough to channel larger volumes of people coming and going from one venue to the next.
Elevation transitions also need to be identified when designing the event schematics. Brides, guest speakers and other VIP’s often make dramatic entrances down stairways or terraced paths. Providing coverage for those areas require a tent system that allows for angled descents.
Nothing ruins a good time faster than a soggy buffet bar. We’ve all been to that one event that started with sunny skies and happy faces but ended with rain and mini-waterfalls cascading between tents that failed to include integral gutter systems. When designing a tented event plan, make sure that the termination point between tents includes gutters to allow for the optimal flow of water away from guests and important event points like the dance floor, bar area and – of course – the food.
Simple snap button frames are very convenient, but more upscale events often require the use of a kedered system to maximize weather protection with sidewalls, doors and more. With the added bonus for your installation crew of faster installation and set-up and the increased functionality of kedered wall systems, choosing a connector tent compatible with a keder system cannot be overlooked.
Moving your client’s party between larger spaces or simply getting them from the permanent structure into the event space may not be simple; but if planned thoroughly and executed well it could be the unsung hero of the day.
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