Event Tent Hire

Event Tent Hire

Event tent hire offers those that choose it a large financial saving. Event tent hire allows you to host your event within your own garden and therefore you don’t need to pay the at times extortionate prices of hiring a section of a bar.


While I think it is almost always a good choice for any type of event, there are two commonly made mistakes that you need to be careful about if you want your decision to avail of event tent hire not be a decision that you regret.

For a start, you need to make sure that the tent that you hire is large enough to accommodate all of your guests comfortably. A lot of people get this decision wrong. You need to ensure that you have at 7 square feet for each guest. Please note that this is if you do not intend on providing seating for your guests, if you would like everyone to be sitting down than this figure rises to 14 square feet per person. If you would like to have a buffet or beverage station within your tent then you need to allow about 100 square feet per table. The same figure applies if you require a DJ table. Speaking of DJs if you would like some form of dance floor, it is usually a safe guess that no more than fifty percent of your guests will dance at any one time and each dancer requires 5 square feet. The last thing that you need to remember is that guest lists tend to get bigger more often than they get smaller so a little bit of extra space is always a good idea.

The other thing that you need to be careful about is the often vengeful UK weather. Nowadays it is possible to hire a tent for an event that is practically weather proof however not all tents are like this. Tents can either be open, closed or partially closed. A closed tent will keep your guests perfectly dry no matter how much it rains, however in the hope of a sunny day, some people hire completely open tents. If the sunshine arrives, then an open tent on a sunny day can be a beautiful thing however a completely open tent can lead to very wet guests should heavy rain begin. Therefore, I always advice that people hire at least a partially closed tent. A partially closed tent will allow some fresh air in so that your guests can enjoy a sunny day but will also protect them should it rain.

In conclusion, event tent hire is a pretty easy thing to do. You just need to be careful about both the size and the level of protection offered by the tent that you choose. Provided you do this, you are bound to not only save a bit of cash but also provide your guests with a comfortable and professional looking venue.