Hosting your wedding in a tent can provide the best of both worlds for you and your guests. You get the feel of an outdoor reception, while keeping your guests protected from the elements. These expansive venues provide a blank slate for event design and can easily be transformed into a one-of-a-kind space, especially when decked out with beautiful décor like event rentals, floral installations and more. Sold on having a tented wedding? We’ve rounded up our top ten trends to help you create the ultimate tented wedding celebration.
1. Make a Statement Entrance
Design a show stopping entrance that will wow guests as soon as they arrive to your event. Partner with your florist and incorporate stunning greenery and florals, or use decorative draping to create an elegant, yet inviting entryway. Pro tip: Greet your guests with a unique escort card display featuring your favorite bubbly or a signature drink.
2. Dress up Your Dance Floor
Your dance floor isn’t just for dancing. Make it a focal point of your event design by adding a personalized vinyl decal with your couple's custom monogram, a pattern or image, or arrange tiles to create a unique geometric pattern.
3. Don't Forego Flooring!
Not only does flooring offer practical benefits, but aesthetic benefits as well. A hard surface throughout your event adds a layer of safety for your guests, and is a great way to upgrade your event design and give your space the look and feel of a real venue. We offer a variety of different options for floor covering, including turf, carpet, faux hard wood, and even custom-stained hardwood.
4. Bring the Outdoors In
Give your guests the ultimate al fresco feel and host your event inside a clear top tent. Featuring clear ceilings as well as optional clear or glass sidewalls, these tents provide unobstructed views of the sky and surrounding landscape and are available for our frame and structure tents. Just imagine being able to see the colors of the fall foliage at your autumn event or looking up at the stars once the sun goes down ... all while inside a climate-controlled tent.
Not planning to have a clear top tent? No problem! Work with your florist to hang greenery, florals and decorative trees throughout your tent to hide poles and give your event an elevated, outdoorsy feel.
5. Light It Up
Lighting is not only a necessity at events, especially those hosted at night, but it can instantly transform a space, adding ambience and sophistication. We offer several lighting options for your event, including standard spot lighting, canopies of mini-lights as well as decorative perimeter and interior bistro lighting. Chandeliers, onion lanterns and pendants are also the perfect way to provide additional lighting as well as an additional décor element to your event design.
6. Beautify Your Bar
The bar is one of the most popular places for guests to gather at any event. Elevate this high-traffic serving station by creating an original scene featuring one of our stylish bars. Whether your décor says classically elegant or modern and bohemian, we offer bars in a variety of shapes and styles to match any aesthetic. Looking to create a one-of-a-kind setup? Our Morph and Versa Bars can be tailored to fit your unique event theme with custom fabric inlays, patterns, monograms or even photos. And whether you want a semicircle bar, a standalone piece or a large decked out round or square bar in the center of your event space, our Morph Bar opens the door to virtually endless possibilities.
7. Location, location, location!
Whether you dream of hosting nuptials in the backyard of your childhood home or getting married by the mountainside, our tenting team can offer a variety of solutions so that you can host your event in the location of your choosing. And with a number of different styles of tents—from sailcloth to clear tops—we can help you design a space that perfectly aligns with the style and formality of your celebration.
8. Mix Up Your Seating (and tables!)
Add a layer of interest to your event design by mixing and matching table and chair styles. For instance, have your head table set atop farm tables while the rest of your reception features round tables topped with a statement linen. Or mix and match seating. Our Louis Stonewashed Chair pairs beautifully with our Napa Chairs, as do our White Zero Back Chairs with White Ballroom Chairs.
9. Bring on the Blue
Blue hues are sweeping "I do" designs this year thanks to the Pantone Institute, which named “Classic Blue” its 2020 Color of the Year. From tinted glassware and charming chargers, to patterned linens and lounge furniture, the possibilities of adding this calming color into your event design are seemingly endless. Shop our favorite blue rentals here.
10. Lounge Around
Practical, stylish and accommodating, a lounge area is the perfect place for your guests to sit back and relax at your event. Adding a lounge is also a great way to break up an event space, provide an extra spot for photo ops, and tie together your overall design. Create an elegant entertaining space with our Mod Boho furniture, available in neutral beige and grey colors, or design a chic, modern look reminiscent of South Beach style using our new Chippendale furniture collection. For a more casual setup, rent our Island Sectional, which comes in separate pieces so you can arrange your space as you please. Be sure to complete your lounge look with a colorful and stylish pillow package.