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Preparing for an Outdoor Event in Winter

Winter has arrived in full force, and for many, this is the time of year to get out into the crisp air. Hosting outdoor events in winter, whether they be for birthdays, weddings, social or corporate functions can be a memorable and magical affair if you adequately prepare for the cold; but when you don’t, what could have been a pleasant day outdoors, could turn into a miserably cold and uncomfortable one. So to help you prepare properly for your next outdoor event, here are some tips for doing it in the winter time, that will ensure that your event is enjoyed by all, even those who don’t deal well with the cold.

Heat Sources

You are going to need to make provisions for people to keep warm. Sure, your guests will likely show up in garb befitting of an outdoor winter event, but their attire will only do so much to keep them comfortable. To make the most out of a winter event, set up some sources of heat close to where people are expected to gather. Large gas heaters, or even better, bonfires are always a welcome addition to winter events.

Ground Cover

This is particularly important if your event is happening in the morning or evenings. The cold brings dew, and dew might look pretty, but it makes for a fairly uncomfortable and often messy event. Sourcing adequate ground cover where there will be lots of people, or where equipment is being used or food is being served, is an important consideration for you to make.

Timing is Everything

Late morning to early evening will be the best times for you to host an outdoor event in winter since those are the hours that get the most sun. If you’re lucky, the midday sun might even make things pleasant for your guests. Hosting outdoor winter events in the night-time can make things a little more challenging when keeping your guests comfortable.

The Sun is Still There

If you are hosting an event during the day, you still need to protect yourself and your guests from the harmful rays of the sun. Because of this, it is worth your while to invest in marquee hire or a stretch tent that covers a large area. That way your guests will have some respite from the midday sun; which is just as dangerous for people in the winter time as it is in the summer.

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To find out more about hiring a marquee for an event, contact Tentickle International - they are excellent and has tent distributors across the globe.

Common Stretch Tent Rigging Mistakes Can Be Avoided With These Guidelines

A very important element of stretch tent hire and safety is design and rigging. When followed, the tips and best practices set out below will ensure a successful event.

Design guidelines

The sturdiness of a stretch tent’s design is proven either by use over time or by the calculation of a qualified structural engineer. With more complex structures (multiple tents joined together), designs may need to be independently checked by the engineer. As a minimum requirement, such calculations will typically include the maximum wind loading for which the structure is approved and the maximum imposed load permissible. These safety requirements apply to all stretch tent sizes.

Common stretch tent rigging mistakes

As a tent supplier to the international stretch tent market, Tentickle International has years of safety experience – a critical component of the service offering. Industry newcomers often tend to make the same rigging mistakes, so it should be a priority to check a rig’s safety as often as possible.
The main focus of such an assessment is rigging techniques. When a physical site inspection is not possible, send pictures of the setup to an experienced stretch tent hire company for advice and to ensure it is structurally safe and aesthetically correct.
Stretch tent rigging mistakes include:
  • Incorrect pegging and anchoring techniques
  • Incorrect pole positioning and angling
  • Insufficient safety straps

Pegging and anchoring techniques

Correctly angled 3m poles with pegs 3m away.
Anchorage techniques
  • The pull-out force that an anchorage stake can withstand depends on the type of soil, water penetration, and inclination and depth of the anchor.
  • Loose soil provides the least resistance and may require special anchors. In this situation, pull-out tests are required to verify the anchor’s resistance.
  • Where ground penetration is not possible, heavy ballast weights can be used to withstand uplift forces. The ballast weight requirement is often underestimated and can be several tons per anchor point, depending on the size of the structure.
  • Anchors should always be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s manual and be sufficient to resist the maximum uplift force expected.
  • Purpose-designed stakes with defined heads, used in conjunction with gang plates, are generally preferred since they do not need to project significantly above the surface. This provides superior anchorage as well as reducing the risk of tripping.
Pegs lifting out the surface
  • Site inspections should be thorough and include an assessment of the grounds prior to the event .
  • Riggers should ensure that they use the correct length pegs for the type of ground the tent is being erected on.
  • The pegs should be at least 25mmx1000mm in size, and 1 500mm if pegging into soft sand. If pegs are too easy to slam in then double or triple pegging should be considered.
  • Pegs should be hit in straight (no angle) and the full length of the peg should penetrate the ground.
  • All pegs should have covers with suitable padding so not to cause injury if tripped over.
Side-upright Poles
  • Every corner- and side-upright pole should be anchored. An absolute minimum for a side-upright pole is one stake that is at least 1 000mm long and 25mm in diameter, driven fully into the ground. Up to date requirements for the number of pegs required at every point depends on the size of the tent. This information can be requested from RHI.
  • Intermediate points on the stretch tent must also be anchored, even if uplift forces are countered at the main anchor points, as lateral movement can destabilise the structure and cause injury.
  • All side-upright poles should have the means to spread the load at the base to prevent sinking when erected on soft ground.
  • Stakes and ropes near exits or other walking routes should be fenced off or clearly marked to prevent people from walking into or tripping over them. The responsibility of erecting fencing and indicating designated walking routes and will normally lie with the event organiser, but the stretch tent contractor should ensure that the organiser is aware of these safety issues.
Insufficient tension in the tent
  • Riggers should ensure that pegs used at floating sides / entrances are the correct distance from the tent in order to achieve the desired lateral stretch in the body of the tent, as far too often the pegs are too close to the edge.
  • The correct distance to peg is the same distance as the height of the pole being used at that point.

Pole positioning and angling

Centre pole with staggered lengths.
Central poles falling over
  • A good test of pole length is if three strong men can lift a central pole off the ground, then it should be replaced with a longer pole, or moved to where it can’t be lifted.
  • If extreme weather is predicted, ensure appropriate base plates are used.
  • Local weather patterns and direction of prevailing winds should be considered when planning open sides and entrances, as gusting winds can cause the fabric to lift off the poles.
Water pooling
  • Central poles should be placed upright, no less than 4.5m and no more than 6m apart or away from another central pole or edge of the tent.
  • Correct pole lengths will create the ideal run-off with no flat areas. When more than one row of central poles is needed, ensure the lengths are staggered with the longest poles placed in the centre of the tent.
Insufficient tension in the tent
  • Side poles that are positioned too upright will prevent ideal lateral tensioning in the body of the tent. Side poles should be hit in at a 15° angle once the ropes are tensioned.
  • A useful tip is to mark the point on the ground before lifting the edge of the tent, as this is the point where the base of the side pole should be positioned.

Insufficient safety straps

Tent under correct tension.
  • It is imperative that safety straps are use with medium- to large-sized tents, especially where more than one central pole is being used.
  • Safety straps should be placed in the "valley" between each row of central poles. The number of stakes required for the storm bolts over different sized tents do vary.
  • Where the tents join where linked together is an excellent opportunity to use a safety strap by passing the strap through the carabiners that link the tents together.

8 Magnificent Marquee Wedding Venues in Ireland

If there’s one thing we love, it’s weddings under in beautiful locations, under the most gorgeous stretch tents Irelandhas to offer. Stretch tents are the perfect wedding venue for couples looking for a blank canvas on which to paint the picture of their personality as a couple for their big day. What’s more is that it can be great fun coming up with different colour schemes and alternative styles to make your beautiful big white space come alive. Unique marquee venues are popping up all over the country as contemporary couples choose to mix and match their personal style with all the comforts of a chic country house or manor, and we’ve chosen these as our top eight venues.
The Millhouse, Slane
Those in search for a romantic garden setting for their wedding celebrations needn’t look much further than The Millhouse in Slane, County Meath. The Millhouse is renowned amongst ‘alternative’ wedding fans, who value a subtle and serene setting in which to create an event that is always one-of-a-kind. Bespoke weddings are what The Millhouse is all about, and their enthusiastic, talented and dedicated directory of suppliers work hard to tailor weddings entirely to the bride and groom. The Grand Pavillion on the front lawn of The Millhouse is the setting of choice for most couples looking for a magical, laid back area to make their own, and can hold up to 300 guests.
Hotel Doolin, Clare
Specially tailored marquee weddings at Hotel Doolin in Clare are always a delight. Couples are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild when it comes to making the space their own, but if they’re lacking inspiration of course the dedicated team at Hotel Doolin is on hand to give their advice. Hotel Doolin itself is a beautiful space for entertaining guests before they make their way out to the beautifully manicured lawn and into the magical marquee, and while guests are enjoying the sunshine and cocktails, you can head off with your photographer and grab some of the most incredible photos from the stunning scenery that surrounds.
The Marquee at Mount Juliet, Kilkenny
Mount Juliet Estate, set next to the historic Kilkenny city, is one of the oldest surviving walled estates in Europe. Its outstanding beauty and privacy make it one of Europe’s most exclusive and romantic wedding venues. The backdrop of the beautiful country estate makes for an idyllic location for your wedding photos. Marquee Weddings at Mount Juliet can cater for up to 240 wedding guests. The marquee is located in the clubhouse area of the hotel, in a central courtyard area. For marquee weddings the drinks reception is held in Mount Juliet House with the full reception taking place in the marquee, only a few moments walk away. This gives couples the opportunity to experience the joys of both a beautiful Georgian Manor House and a contemporary marquee venue. The marquee can also be located beside Mount Juliet house overlooking the River Nore*.
Clonabreany House
The spectacular Clonabreany Estate set in the gateway to Boyne Valley consists of two restored Georgian Houses and is a true hidden oasis in the heart of Co. Meath. Wedding banquets are held in the adjoining marquee, which is full of character and style, while the private courtyard on the estate is a real treat for guests. Ten beautifully finished self-catering houses and sweet old-country feel private sibin ensure that the party can continue into the night with traditional music and great banter.
Kippure Estate, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Kippure Estate is undeniably one of Ireland’s more unusual venues, and has been home to some of the most interesting and eclectic weddings we’ve seen this side of the sea. The romantic Estate is privately set on 240 acres of secret valleys and ancient woodlands, hugged by purple heather soaked granite mountains and shaped by the meandering River Liffey – a more than ideal backdrop for some hauntingly beautiful wedding photos. A grand marquee can be set up for large weddings, and is perfect for couples who want to put their own stamp on their day. Kippure is a unique, tranquil and exquisite setting, ideal setting for couples who wish to plan a personal and memorable celebration.
Ballybeg House
"A bohemian style wedding in an idyllic location in a relaxed and cosy atmosphere" so goes the adage of one of Wicklow’s most romantic exclusive wedding venues. At Ballybeg there is the opportunity to take your vows in an outdoor ceremony with the spectacular and serene gardens and grounds as your backdrop. Personalise the entire estate as much as your heart desires to create your own unique and personal setting. Guests will adore the venue’s quirky Victorian style marquee, which has played host to over 200 weddings in the last five years, each with their own unique vibe. Ballybeg is different to any other wedding venue and the team prides themselves on knowing that everyone who comes to Ballybeg for weddings leaves "happy, contented and suitably replenished in both mind and body!"
Bellinter House, Meath
Standing majestically on the banks of the River Boyne in the rolling landscape of County Meath, Bellinter House exudes period glamour and a unique contemporary style to ensure it meets the mark for a ‘wedding venue with a difference’. Bellinter offers exclusive use of the house and grounds for weddings, to ensure yours is a private, relaxed and informal celebration. An outdoor ceremony under the majestic trees that surround the historic manor house is a must, as is a luxury drinks reception in the colourful and contemporary confines of the house itself, before personalities shine through in the venues beautiful and bespoke marquee. The Bellinter Marquee can cater for up to 200 wedding guests and the house includes 35 guestrooms.
Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant
Jacks’ Coastguard Restaurant, with its panoramic views across to Rossbeigh Beach and Inch Peninsula in Co. Kerry, is truly a unique wedding venue. Jacks combines impeccable service and superior food with its breathtaking surroundings to create a wedding celebration that’s guaranteed to impress even the most discerning of brides and grooms. The restaurant can in fact cater for up to 130 guests but if you’re throwing a larger celebration, the team can arrange a high quality marquee to fit seamlessly in with the timeless, elegant décor of the entire venue.
If you’ve already found your perfect venue and you’re looking for a great stretch tent for hire in Ireland- Tentickle International will have you covered.

Outdoor Stretch PVC Coated Vinyl

Premium PVC coated stretch fabric is designed for outdoor stretch tents. Neucoat is the developer and designer of this unique product with the following properties:
  • A premium PVC formulation suitable for outdoor exposure.
  • Completely waterproof.
  • Fire Retardancy complying with international Standards.
  • Water repellent base fabric.
  • Excellent adhesion between the PVC coating and the base fabric preventing delimitation under stress.
  • Excellent weldability.
  • Proprietary inhouse manufactured base fabric enables consistent control and repeatability of the tensile and burst resistance.
The PVC formulation to achieve the following attributes:
  • Durable quality with a long expected lifespan.
  • Stretch ability that matches the stretch properties of the basecloth.
  • Clean ability
This product is the next generation in fabric for stretch tents, its benefits over the laminated 2 ply and 3 ply products are as follows:
  • More cost effective
  • Water proof for longer periods
  • Expected life span
  • Excellent adhesion
The stretch tent fabric, like those used by Tentickle Stretch Tents, is customisable in one or more of the following ways:
  • Change the colour of the backing fabric by using different coloured yarns the knitting process.
  • Change the colour of the top PVC surface by using a different colour pigment in our PVC formulation.

5 Great Themes For Your Next Outdoor Event

Stretch tents provide a lovely blank canvas for planning almost any sort of outdoor party. From black-tie formality to casual fun, your options are limited only by your imagination. With so many possibilities, it can be tough to decide where to begin. Choosing a theme can help guide all of your decisions, from chairs to glassware to food. Here are a few theme ideas to get you started.

1. Prohibition Evening

The UK never had full prohibition in the same way as the United States, but the temperance movement did put a damper on our drinking culture in the 1910s and 1920s. We watched with amusement as America’s "noble experiment" quickly gave way to speakeasies and organised crime. Soaked in alcohol and romanticism, the term "Prohibition" now conjures up images of dapper mobsters, glamorous women, and more than a little illicit excitement.
To add intrigue and elegance to your evening party, why not give it a Prohibition theme? Muted red lighting, a wooden bar, classic cocktails, and even a secret password can turn your marquee into a backyard speakeasy. For extra fun, suggest that your guests wear pinstriped suits and flapper dresses and adopt mob-sounding nicknames for the night.

2. Tea Party

To enhance an afternoon soiree, why not adopt a noble tradition from the Brits? A garden tea party is an elegant, semi-formal event that is perfect for all ages. Your marquee provides much-needed shade, while small, round tables allow your guests to chat. If the weather is nice, the party will naturally spill out of the marquee onto the surrounding grounds, so be sure to choose a picturesque setting. White furnishings, including tables and chairs, add an air of distinguished restraint. Provide ambient lighting in the form of twinkling white lights. Serve tea sandwiches and small pastries, several types of English tea, and perhaps a high-quality champagne.

3. Diner Night

If you are looking for a casual theme with a hip, modern twist, why not consider a diner night? Serve upscale gourmet burgers and homemade French fries, along with a hearty salad or two. Choose diner-style furnishings such as colourful booths or chairs, and select neon or neon-look lighting fixtures. Play a 1950s music mix and provide plenty of space for dancing.

4. Dessert Party

Dessert parties have become extremely popular in the United States, and are starting to catch on here in Australia. Yet with so much rich, decadent food on offer, it becomes all too easy for your guests to leave feeling sick rather than fulfilled. The key to a successful dessert party is balance.
Marry heavy, dense desserts such as cakes and custards with light, fruity pastries. Choose flavour notes that complement each other. Cut rich, chocolate desserts with fruit or floral notes. Serve small, bite-sized portions attractively arranged on trays.
Furnishings for a dessert party can be as formal or as casual as you please. Create an elegant evening with subdued lighting and soft music, or create a high-energy dance party to help your guests burn the calories.

5. American-Style Hoedown

While the stereotype of Americans as big truck-loving, country-music listening, gun-toting boors is not exactly accurate, it is true that the hoedown is a distinctly American custom. To create your own hoedown, decorate your marquee and surrounding grounds in early American farm style. Hay bales, pitchforks, tractors, and trucks all make excellent backdrop decor items.
Choose long tables with bench seating and very casual place settings. Lighting options include lanterns and torches, but be careful not to set your marquee on fire! Plan to serve a casual barbecue meal, complete with your favourite grilled dishes.
Play country music and leave plenty of room for square dancing and line dancing. These social dances are easy to learn online and encourage all guests to participate, so take a bit of time to learn how to call them. Ask your guests to dress very casually in jeans or loose skirts with cowboy boots.
For extra fun, incorporate a bit of the American Wild West. Consider renting a few costumes and setting up a photo booth, providing a jail set where guests can "lock up" their loved ones for a few minutes, or creating a cactus ring toss game.
When planning your wedding or special event, why not choose a stretch tents company with exceptional experience? Contact Tentickle International next time you want to wow with your event.

Your Wedding Marquee Hire Checklist

Hiring a marquee provides a touch of elegance for any wedding. Whether you envision an elegant, classic garden party or a sleek and contemporary ultra-modern wedding, a wedding marquee allows you to turn an expanse of grass into the perfect venue. Yet hiring a marquee for your wedding can be a bit frightening, as it means mounting the entire event from the ground up. This checklist will help ensure that you don’t forget any important details.
Weather Contingencies
The marquee itself helps to protect your wedding from both sunshine and rain. However, you might plan to use areas outside of the marquee for different activities throughout the day, possibly including the wedding ceremony itself. Decide exactly where and how every bit of the event will be staged, and consider hiring some smaller marquees or easily-erected tents to cover those areas if needed. In addition, you might need to provide heating or cooling. One or more portable heaters or fans can help your guests feel comfortable and relaxed.

Food and Beverage Service

One of your earliest decisions should be the food and beverage service you have in mind. Will you provide an open or cash bar? Do you plan to have the wedding catered? Will you serve appetisers and finger foods, a full plated meal, or a buffet? These decisions will help guide you through hiring the necessary set-up for food and beverage service.
For example, if you want fresh, hot food, you will need to provide kitchen space, either in your own home kitchen or in a separate marquee. Your bartender will need counter space to pour and serve, as well as easily-accessed bottle storage. You will also need to hire the appropriate glassware, plates, and other items for the menu you have in mind.

Seating Requirements

If you serve a plated meal, you will need tables and chairs that provide plenty of space for guests to comfortably dine. For a buffet-style meal or appetisers, you could probably do with fewer tables. For a cocktail party-style service that will not last too long, you might be able to do away with chairs altogether. Keep in mind, however, that if the wedding itself will take place at the venue, people generally expect to be seated for the ceremony.

Stage or Performance Space

If you plan to hire a DJ or live band, you must provide some sort of performance space. Speak with your musicians as early as possible to determine what they expect you to provide and how much room they need. Hiring a stage ensures better visibility for all your guests, but might not be necessary depending on the size of the wedding and the layout you choose for chairs and tables.

Backstage Areas

In an open venue, it is up to you to find places to hide the things that normally occur behind the scenes. Think about where you will place your lighting and sound boards, store packaging and other materials, and provide a break area for your service providers. Some couples are comfortable with these things taking place more or less out in the open, while others choose to hire a small service tent, provide space in their homes, or develop other creative solutions.

Toilet Facilities

Sooner or later, your guests will need to use the toilets. If your wedding is at home, the easiest option is to allow guests to use your private facilities, but this is often impractical for larger events. Portable toilets are available in all manner of styles and decor, from basic festival toilets to more posh models. Decide which toilets you prefer early in the planning process so that you can incorporate them into your design.

Power Needs

Hiring a generator is usually the best way to provide power for a marquee wedding. Check with all your providers, including the musicians and caterers, to find out how much power they require. If you are unsure, keep in mind that it is always better to provide too much power than not enough.

Furnishings and Décor

Think about the wedding traditions that you want to uphold, and hire the furnishings that are needed. For example, you might want a small table for the guest book and a larger one to hold wedding gifts. Will you have an emcee and, if so, does he or she require a podium? Think through each portion of the event to ensure that you have the furnishings you require.
Decor items such as flowers and candles transform the open marquee into an intimate, elegant space that is ideally suited to your wedding. Choose items that enhance your theme, fit into your selected colour scheme, and are suitable for outdoor use.
Although this is a lot to think about, taking it step by step will ensure that nothing is forgotten. Our specialised wedding team will help you develop your customised package, and are happy to put you in contact with wedding professionals from caterers to event planners to further enhance your special day.
When planning your wedding or special event, why not choose a wedding marquee hire service with a personal touch? Tentickle International has the experience and expertise to help you choose the right marquee for hire for the event of your dreams.

Stretch tents, the ultimate function tent

Planning an event can be stressful, but so much less stressful if you have a reliable venue that can get guests relaxed, helps people to mingle and turn on the charm for something fun. Stretch tents create a spectacular atmosphere for weddings, parties, corporate events, and exhibitions. You too can pull off an event which everyone will enjoy with the use of a stretch tent.
Why use a stretch tent for your next function?
- Stretch tents are UV and water resistant. The slightest rain won’t spoil your function.
- These tents are strong and durable.
- Stretch tents are flexible and versatile.
- Offers fast set-up time and are visually appealing.

Bridal parties, if you have been dreaming of a summer wedding, then we have stretch tents

that will inspire you to conceptualise the ultimate wedding. These stunning tents will make for a fairytale wedding where guests can take in the beauty of the night sky and dance the night away in the splendour of summer.

Choose stretch tents instead of a marquee, here’s why…

  • Stretch tents can be shaped any way you want

  • A marquee is freestanding, unlike a stretch tents that can be attached to an existing structure, trees or even a wall.

  • Due to the versatility, options are aplenty.

  • Folding up a stretch tent is far easier than folding up a marquee. When it has been folded away, you can transport it with no hassle.

If you’ve been inspired to create memorable events with stretch tents, Australia’s reliable, efficient and expert Tentickle International Stretch Tents can help you do just that! Tentickle International Stretch Tents have a range of stretch tents for hire in Australia to suit your event needs.

A brief history of the Bedouin or stretch tent

The basic structure we call “tent" has been around for centuries.

It was intrinsic to the earliest forms of nomadism and has been a source of shelter for centuries – from the traditional Bedouin tents to the Roman tent cities that became real cities, the Viking tents that could be deployed even inside their boats and the Mongolian yurta, which referred to both the land on which the camp was struck and the tents itself. The Mughal dynasty introduced the structure to India, while the Ottoman Turks became famous for their tent-building skills. An example of an Ottoman Turk tent, dating to the late 17th century, is preserved in the Real Armeria in Madrid. In North America, the Native Americans built wigwams and tepees; these tents became bigger with the introduction of horses in the 16th century.

The Bedouin traditionally was made from either goat or camel hair, measured about three by four metres and had a rectangular base. It was divided into two distinct areas, one public and the other private.

The public area was used to welcome and entertain guests and was found on the left side of the entrance. The private area, to the right of the entrance, was reserved for women and other members of the family. The Bedouin was famed for their hospitality and the sight of a Bedouin village was a sight for sore eyes for many a desert traveller.

Today’s Bedouin tents also go by the name of stretch tents. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are waterproof, made from technologically advanced fabrics.

They can be tailored to any occasion – popular uses of stretch tents include weddings, birthday parties, launches, children’s parties, outdoor get-togethers such as spitbraais, fairs and shows, semi-permanent places like beer gardens and coffee shops, religious gatherings and markets. In fact, the only limitation to what you can use one of these tents for is your imagination. They add more than just shelter – they create atmosphere and are suited to any theme.

Yet today’s Bedouin tents still have one great thing in common with the original desert tents – they play host to generous hospitality and are famed for making people feel welcome.

Tentickle International Stretch Tents offer a variety of stretch tents for hire. Contact Tentickle International Stretch Tents for expert service aimed at helping you host the perfect stretch tent event.

5 Astuces pour réussir sa réception de mariage sous une tente

1° Subvenir aux manques éventuels d’aménagements :

– Prévoir les branchements électriques qui devront être faits lors de la réception (traiteur, DJ…) et donc mettre à disposition un accès à l’électricité sur les lieux

– Prévoir également des sanitaires (toilettes, point d’eau), si il n’y en pas sur les lieux de la réception

– Prévoir des installations de chauffage pour le confort des invités

2° Evaluer l’accessibilité du lieu :

– Prendre en compte le déchargement en camion de la tente et donc prévoir un accès pour celui-ci

– Prévoir l’accessibilité pour les différents prestataires qui doivent opérer lors de la réception (traiteur, DJ…)

– Prévoir un parking pour les convives

3° Choisir un aménagement assez grand pour la réception :

– Compter 1m2 par personne (si vous recevez 250 convives à votre réception, prévoyez une tente de 250m2). Si vous souhaitez installer une piste de danse (25m² minimun), plusieurs buffets(5m² par buffet), des espaces dédiés aux animations (comme le photobooth), prévoyez des mètres carrés supplémentaires…

Ensuite, il vous faudra louer tout le matériel nécessaire à la réception : tables, chaises, buffet, éclairage… Vous pourrez aussi agrémenter votre tente de tissu supplémentaire pour décorer : cache poteaux, vélum, cache gouttière….

4° Prendre en compte l’état du sol :

– Si le sol du lieu de votre réception n’est pas totalement plat, optez pour un parquet dit « Auto-porté », qui corrigera les inégalités.

– si le parquet ne vous convient pas, vous pouvez toujours ajouter de la moquette aiguilletée pour le recouvrir

5° Economiser sur votre budget mariage :

– Plus tôt vous réserverez vos tentes de reception, davantage d’argent vous pourrez économisez


Louer une tente de réception pour un évènement

On y est, le beau temps (et un peu de chaleur) a fait son apparition le weekend dernier et annonce les prémices d’un printemps un peu plus ensoleillé que jusqu’à présent. Et ça s’est senti sur les locations de tentes de réception, barnums et autres chapiteaux de ce weekend. Pour cette raison, on a décidé (après notre focus sur la location de camping-car), d’aborder le thème des tentes de réception.

Les types de tente de réception en location:

  • La tente pliante ou tonnelle de jardin est un modèle simplifié, facile à installer et rapidement démontable. Elle est en générale ouverte sur les cotés et permet principalement de s’offrir un coin d’ombre que ce soit pour un repas ou une après-midi à l’extérieur.
  • La tente modulable offre une protection plus importante puisque souvent fermée sur un ou plusieurs cotés. D’une structure en métal plus importante, elle est également plus compliquée à monter. Ce modèle de tente de réception reste l’un des plus loué malgré un prix de location plus élevé.
  • Le chapiteau désigne souvent une tente de réception d’une plus grande superficie avec une armature complète. La location de chapiteau peut désigner tout type de structure. Mais il est commun de désigner le chapiteau pour abriter un événement de grande envergure comme un mariage, un anniversaire, qui nécessite d’accueillir un grand nombre de convives.

Louer une tente de réception ?

Pourquoi louer une tente de réception plutôt que de l’acheter ? Bon allez, on vous donne quelques pistes… Tout d’abord, vous n’aurez pas les mêmes besoins selon les périodes et les événements. De la simple tente pliante pour un apéro entre amis dans son jardin, à la structure pouvant accueillir plusieurs dizaines de personnes pour un mariage, vous n’aurez quasiment jamais besoin de la même surface ou de la même structure. Un peu comme la différence entre un vélo de course et un VTT. Vous ne pourrez pratiquer les deux disciplines avec le même !

Question pratique, la location de tente de réception ou d’un barnum a aussi ses avantages. Plus besoin de lui trouver un espace pour le stocker l’hiver et le retrouver plein de poussière. Le louer, c’est la garantie d’avoir un matériel propre et entretenu uniquement pour les beaux jours ou lorsque l’occasion se présente. Et puis comme ça on évite de perdre des pièces, piquets, ou autre partie de la structure au fond de son garage ou de son débarras.

Enfin, l’aspect économique. Acheter une tente de réception si l’on risque de s’en servir 2 fois par an, c’est la garantie de rentabiliser son achat sur une dizaine d’années ! (bon j’exagère un peu sûrement mais on ne doit pas être loin). Louer sa tente de réception permet aussi de bénéficier d’un matériel récent et moderne !

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