Choosing the Right Tent for Your Event!

With so many tents available for rental, how do you choose which one is right for your event? With our many years of experience dealing with tents for all types of events and functions, we’ll walk you through what you need to know in order to decide what size, and style is best for you.

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1) How big is your outdoor venue?

This is one of the few times size DOES matter ;)! Venue size is one of the most important factors when choosing a tent for your event. For example; you may have a 40’x60’ flat area available for tenting,  but may not realize that you need space on every side for stakes/weights to secure the tent. A general rule is to leave 10’ on every side for larger tents, and 2’-4’ for smaller tents.

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2) What is the ground like? Grass? Gravel? Asphalt? Cement?

Most tents are staked into the ground, and this method is the most effective for securing the tent. Surfaces such as Asphalt or Cement can be tented using cement weights, water barrels or even staking directly in to the Asphalt. Knowing the condition of the ground will help your sales representative select the best and most secure method to tie down your tent.

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3) Is there anything under the ground that will affect staking?

If there are any; gas lines, power lines, water lines, or septic tanks under the ground, it will affect your ability to put a tent up in that location. Knowing the locations of all these lines, mentioning them to your sales representative, and marking them before the setup, will speed up tent instillation and create a more efficient delivery.

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4) Your vision!

Do you want the high swooping peaks of a Pole Style Tent, or the picturesque views through a beautiful Clear Top Tent? Your vision for your event plays a huge part in your tenting choice. Let your sales representative know what you have in mind so they can make your vision become a reality!

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5) Your Guest List

The amount of people you have attending your event is another important factor when deciding what size/style of tent you choose. As a rule of thumb, a seated guest takes up 10 square feet of space, and a standing guest takes up 6 square feet of space. We also factor in things like: the head table, cake table, buffet tables, bars, and DJ areas to name just a few. If you’re having a larger event, and are having trouble coming up with your own floor plan, you may qualify for a complimentary CAD drawing.

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6) Kitchen

Does your venue have a kitchen? If not, you may add one to your tent package. These are usually smaller tents specifically designed to be kitchens,  are attached to the main tent, and are used to cook under. We also can provide the right cooking equipment to make sure you have an efficiently running kitchen.

Throwing an event can be a headache, but choosing a tent doesn’t have to be! Just follow our 6 simple steps and picking your tent will be as easy as 1, 2, 3!

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Our Top 20 Wedding Songs

Welcome! 

Here at Gervais, we truly believe in teamwork so for today’s blog, we recruited some of our team members to help us out. We asked them to come up with their Top 20 Wedding Songs. Below is the list they came up with. Our staff believe you will get all your guests up, dancing and grooving with these 20 classic hits.

  1. Billy Joel – It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me

2. The Jackson 5 – ABC

3. Chubby Checker – The Twist

4. Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two

5. The Isley Brothers – Shout

6. Kool and The Gang – Jungle Boogie

7 – Bob Seger – Old Time Rock n Roll

8. Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

9. Boyz II Men – Motownphilly

10. RUN-DMC – It’s Tricky

11. Thurston Harris – Little Bitty Pretty One

12. Bee Gees – Staying Alive

13. Blue Swede – Hooked on a Feeling

14. Anything by Michael Jackson !

15 – Billy Idol – Mony Mony

16. Train – Marry Me

17. Nat King Cole – Unforgettable

18. UB40 – Falling In Love With Your

19. Micheal Bolton – When a Man Loves a Woman

20. Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody

Thanks for reading our blog today, we hope you enjoyed our music selections! Stay tuned for next week’s blog, and have a great weekend! ”

Remember at Gervais Party & Tent Rentals we have everything you need to rent (from accessories to décor) for a memorable corporate event.  You can start planning at https://www.gervaisrentals.com/rentals or call us at 416-288-1846 today!