April 01, 2003
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts April 2003 Current Issue
April 2003

How to Rent a Tent

image Getting the right tent means knowing what to ask beforehand. Consider these tips from The Event Planning Network (

Price check. Ask if the cost of renting includes setup and take-down and if additional charges apply for weekend delivery.

Drying time. To avoid mildew, ask if the tent has been properly dried and deodorized from prior use.

Contract details. Make sure the contract spells out type of tent, all fees, setup and take-down times, deposits and the refund policy.

Insurance issues. Ask the company to provide a current certificate of insurance indicating adequate compensation for any possible damages caused by tent setup, take-down or use.

Tent types. Note that canopy tents are not suitable for use during heavy rain or high wind. Sturdier pole and marquee tents require additional room for staking.


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