On-trend bar and food stations

December 1st, 2022

Taken after sunset, this shot reveals the dramatic lighting design that served as a backdrop to the stunning cocktail bar that awaited guests at a private wedding reception under a clear-top tent. Planning and design: Evantine Design Inc. Photo courtesy of Dan Chen of Roey Yohai Studios and Evantine Design Inc. After the past several […]

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The return of festivals

August 1st, 2022

Revelers crowd the stage at the 2019 Beachlife event held in Redondo Beach, Calif. Choura Events provided a variety of structures for this festival, including those seen off to the side of the stage and VIP tents. After a two-year pandemic pause, the company is seeing a resurgence of festivals, which prior to COVID comprised […]

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An Olympian Task

June 1st, 2022

Several volunteers and VIPs at the Beijing Winter Olympics are shown outside the 15-by-30-meter double-decker lounge structure by Liri Modular Structure. Photo courtesy of Liri Modular Structure and Liri Tent US. It would have been a tall order for a less adept company. After all, the job wasn’t only extremely high-profile—the Beijing Winter Olympics—it involved […]

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Flooring and staging trends

April 1st, 2022

Weddings began returning in 2021, picking up steam as the year wore on. But now they’re really making a comeback, foretelling a wedding season that could extricate the tent and event rental industry more fully from the doldrums of the past two years.  A TF2100 Engineered Tent Floor provided the foundation for this beautiful wedding […]

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Workforce challenges and solutions

December 1st, 2021

Workers with L & A Tent & Event Rentals are shown opening fabric for an install. In addition to weddings, the company focuses on the educational, corporate and event segments, and has become more selective about the jobs it accepts due to labor shortages. Photographer: Envious Media Group; photo courtesy of L & A Tent […]

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Bright ideas

October 1st, 2021

String lights using G40 bulbs encircle and illuminate this tent. The G40 bulb, available through Tentwares Accessory Catalog, is a 1 ½ inch round bulb that can be used with either candelabra or intermediate-based lighting options. Photo courtesy of Tentwares Accessory Catalog. Although not typically the star player when it comes to tented events, lighting […]

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Stake it to the limit

August 1st, 2021

Allsite Structure Rentals installed a tensioned fabric structure for a movie shoot taking place in Swampscott, Mass. The structure, which would be used to film a night scene, required a height of 80 feet. To meet the client’s demands, a 157-by-246-by-54.5-foot structure was anchored atop 60 shipping containers, stacked three high around the perimeter. Twenty […]

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The return of “I do”

June 1st, 2021

Gorgeous views and an elegant 44-by-63-foot sailcloth tent provided the setting for a wedding located in California’s Lake Tahoe area. Celebrations! Party Rentals and Tents installed the lighting inside the tent and provided additional rental items for the reception. Photo courtesy of Elise Events; Joel Seratto; Celebrations! Party Rentals and Tents. As the country begins […]

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To the rescue: tenting for disasters

April 1st, 2021

The Shelter G-Series of tent structures are a popular disaster response option. The tents are often used to provide sleeping and dining quarters, and have also been deployed for COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution. Their lightweight, strong design and universal parts allow for easy handling in the field. Photo courtesy of Shelter Structures America Inc. […]

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InTents “5 under 40”

December 1st, 2020

An in-depth look at five young professionals who are helping the tenting industry move toward an innovative and vital future. by Pamela Mills-Senn You can’t discount the contribution of folks who have spent decades in the tenting industry, advancing it through innovation and hard work. At the same time, those at the start of their […]

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