Using a Clearspan Tent for a Mardi Gras Party

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It’s that time of year again. The time when people from all over the world travel to New Orleans for parades, music, partying, and making memories they may very well never even remember. While many people want to make this journey and partake in these festivities, not everyone has the opportunity.

Who says you need to be in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras? Why not throw your own party? In fact, creating your own party means that you can invite who you want, chow down on the food you choose, all while partying in your own backyard – close to the conveniences of home. What could be better?

First, clear space in your backyard and rent your clearspan tent. Then, keep reading:

The Invitations

You are going to want to send out invites to those you want to share your Mardi Gras event with. The invites will allow you to keep everyone on the same page about the party’s happenings and what is requested from guests. For instance, tell your guests to dress for the occasion and to bring their own masks and supply of beads for sharing.

To keep it fun and intriguing for your invitees, keep your invitations festive. Use sparkles and make them shine in colors of purple, green, and gold. Hint: Your invitation is going to be the first clue as to how thrilling your Mardi Gras party will be – so be bold and make it stand out!

Decorate Your Clearspan Tent

Here comes the fun stuff – decorating. You made the great decision to rent a clearspan tent, allowing you to have the freedom of openness for your guests to get wild and crazy. Now all you must do is transform your backyard and your tent into Mardi Gras central. If you don’t know where to start, keep reading – we’ve got you covered.

  • Stick to the festive colors green, purple, and gold. And make sure to add some sparkle.
  • Use garland, tinsel, and balloons to decorate the area.
  • Get table coverings, paper plates, napkins, and cutlery to match.
  • You must have a sparkling disco ball.
  • Decorate walls and poles with masks, Mardi Gras signs, all things jazz (such as music notes, saxophones, trumpets, etc.)
  • String decorative lights throughout the tent and fly the Mardi Gras flag high and proud!

Use your imagination and check out your local party stores for ideas and decorations.

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This is where the fun stuff comes in. You want to get your guests involved into playing the part to make your Mardi Gras party true to form. Idea: Entice your guests by letting them know in the invite that there will be an award for the best dressed.

Mardi Gras is all about having fun and letting loose. It is a time that you can go wild with your look, in a glitz and glamour sort of way. Sequined dresses or gowns for the ladies and suits for guys are the top ideas for attending a party. Keeping your outfits within the color scheme is also recommended. For example, wearing a sequined purple suit would fit in perfectly!

Masks are also a big hit with party-goers. Years ago, these decorative masks allowed guests to mingle in an incognito manner – overriding the constraints of different societal classes. Nowadays, the masks are worn because they are just part of the culture. You can decorate your own or buy masks from party or masquerade stores. Whatever you do, make sure you include feathers!

Beads are perhaps the biggest symbol of Mardi Gras these days. The colors, purple, gold, and green have a historical meaning – purple for justice, green for faith, and gold for power – and were initially meant to be thrown to those in the crowd who exhibit the meaning of the colors. Now, not so much. Beads get tossed for various reasons and are a staple of any Mardi Gras party.

The Sounds of New Orleans

Music is HUGE in New Orleans – and that also goes for Mardi Gras celebrations. You have a ton of people at your party that you want to entertain, keep them moving, and keep their spirits high. You can do that with the perfect Mardi Gras playlist. It must include:

  • Louis Armstrong’sWhen the Saints Go Marching In
  • Al Johnson’s Carnival Time
  • The Hawketts Mardi Gras Mambo
  • Earl King’s Street Parade

It doesn’t have to be perfect. Any Jazz, Cajun, or pop music will do the trick to keep your guests smiling. Don’t forget to plug in those speakers and sound system – then kick it up a notch!

Classic Mardi Gras grub and cocktails

New Orleans uses flavors of Cajun and Creole to spice up the party. You absolutely cannot have a Mardi Gras party without gumbo, jambalaya, crawfish, and hush puppies. Let’s not forget the king cake – the delicious cream cheese cinnamon sweet cake with a little plastic baby hidden inside. Yes, you read that right – a plastic baby hidden within the cake. While you want to be sure not to choke, if you get the slice with the hidden baby it is supposed to symbolize prosperity.

Cocktails are also a big part of the celebration. Here are a few of the most popular mixed drinks:

  • The Hurricane: a powerful drink of fruit juices mixed with two types of rum.
  • A Ramos gin fizz: this is a classic in New Orleans created by Henry C Ramos. It is a gin fizz combined with egg whites and orange flower water.
  • Southern Comfort: on the rocks or any way, shape, or form. This liquor is a staple in New Orleans.

If you combine each of these elements under your rented clearspan tent, you will create a Mardi Gras party that is so memorable, many of your guests may wonder if they are really in your backyard or if they have been transported to the Big Easy. Cheers!

Why You Should Plan a Fundraising Event in the New Year

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With each New Year, there is a new opportunity for growth and change – for individuals and organizations. January is the perfect month to start planning the fundraising event for your non-profit or charity organization. Plan a gala under a clearspan tent or host a marathon! You turned over a new leaf – now you can do so for your organization, too!

Asking for money is never exactly easy. That is what makes fundraising events so fantastic – you get to receive money for your organization or charity and have fun at the same time!

If you are looking to revamp your organization this year and gain some fundraising dollars to do so, then keep reading to discover the cream of the crop in fundraising event ideas to get you moving!

The Talent Show

How fun would it be to see all your employees, co-workers, friends, or family up on stage showing off their talent? Whether you choose to have dinner and a show or just the show, this is sure to be one of the most fun and entertaining fundraisers.

Have people you know sign up to participate in the talent show. To make it more interesting, inviting, and well-rounded, set categories such as: most musical, funniest talent, weirdest talent, no one else can do your talent, and best overall. Have prizes for each category. This will entice everyone to participate – not just those looking to land a spot on the next America’s Got Talent.

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Themed dinner party events are always a hit – especially the extravagant ones. Choose a theme and create a uniquely decorated space for your party. To maximize your options, it is best to find an open area and rent a tent. Clearspan tents offer wide open areas with no poles or inside barriers and have many of the perks of an indoor venue – including climate control, flooring, protective walls, etc.

A clearspan tent rental will allow you open decorating space to match your theme in the best way you can. Make sure your theme is spread throughout your food selection, decorations, entertainment and music choices, as well as any goodie bags or gifts for guests. Keep it uniform and eye-catching.

To get you started, here are a few themed ideas:

  • Under the sea theme –Use lighting in your clearspan tent to bathe the entire event space in hues of blue. Create decorations in the shape of sea life.
  • Black and white – This is the blanket idea for a formal gala. It calls for a classy dress code and your decorating should be classy and tasteful, too – in black and white, of course.
  • Casino night – Use a Vegas theme and get the games rolling. Decorate with casino-flair and get some of your friends to dress as cocktail waitresses. Make sure to check your local gambling laws first.
  • Caribbean night – Turn your clearspan tent into a tropical oasis. Tiki torches, palm trees, sand, and steel drum bands can give your guests a vacation without having to go anywhere!
  • Fiesta – Complete this party with a piñata, a taco bar, and tequila.

Remember, your guests are paying for a memorable and good time – and your organization needs their support.

Any of the many a-thons

There are jump-a-thons, bike-a-thons, dance-a-thons, bake-a-thons, and many, many more. Have your friends, employees, or co-workers sign up to participate. They will then collect donations from everyone they know who want to support them while they do something like tip-toe in ballet slippers wearing a tutu for 24 hours. The more participants you can gather up, the more money your organization can make. Does anyone really ever make it to the 24-hour mark at these things?

Guest Speaker

Find someone noteworthy who supports your cause and reach out to see if you can get them to donate their time by speaking at your event. It is highly unlikely you will get Matthew McConaughey to come speak at your auto show fundraiser, but there are many influential people out there that will be willing to. Use your network and see who you can come up with – you may surprise yourself!

Turn it into an event – including dinner, and sell your tickets. You will be well on your way to raising money!

Race – Ready, Set, Go!

Are you into fitness? Are you trying to motivate others? Do you have a large outdoor space available? You can always create a race. Plan a 5k course and have runners and walkers alike sign up. They can solicit donations for their participation and for the support of your organization. That gives you the opportunity to obtain further funds for your fundraising in addition to the registration fees.

You can rent a clearspan tent for registration and a post- race snack. Use donated prizes for the runners who place in each category.

If you are into the idea that you must spend money to make money, you can also use various race companies that will take care of the logistics for you.

Wine Tasting

If you are familiar with wine or know someone who is, you could set up a wine tasting. Depending on the turnout, you will need to purchase bottles of several different wines. Combine this with platters of cheese, crackers and other pairings and you have a wine tasting! It is also a good idea to talk to a local liquor stores to see about getting discounts on bulk purchases.

If wine isn’t your thing, don’t rule this idea out just yet. You can always turn it into a beer tasting or, say, a whiskey tasting.

You can also use this platform combined with a raffle or silent auction using donated items.

Fundraising doesn’t have to be boring and it doesn’t have to be torture. Everyone likes to have a good time. If you can make an exciting event happen, then you can raise the much-needed funds for your organization. New year, new growth opportunities – go for it!


How to Choose the Perfect Lighting for a Clearspan Tent

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Well look who decided to host the biggest party of the year – you! You have decided to hold your event in a clearspan tent, knowing it will allow you to create the perfect space! You have been busy designing the layout for the event, picking out your theme, your decorations, your centerpieces, your food, etc. Everything seems to be falling into place.

You saved the lighting decisions for last. After all, you know what look you are going for, but you are unsure of your options and what will work best for you. Your party is taking place after the sun goes down so you must have sufficient lighting or you will have some unhappy – and possibly scared – guests!

Lighting for tents can take on many forms, depending on the look you are going for and the mood you are trying to set. Here is a list of a few of the more popular options to help you make your decision.

Setting a Romantic Mood in a Clearspan Tent

Some parties and events such as weddings, dances or balls require soft and romantic lighting. There is just something magical about outdoor, soft lighting such as light displays during winter holidays. For example, using fairy lights around your centerpieces – even placing them inside empty lanterns for a soft glow. Depending on your level of concern for fires, you may choose to use candles to light your way (or you could always opt for the flameless variety). String lights and bulbs roped across a clearspan tent in decorative fashion can add that warm glow and a giddy, romantic feel.

The Spot Light is On

Are you hosting an event that you will need a focus light? Are you wanting to display an item – a special piece of art, a cake, etc.? Are you wanting to draw your guests to a specific area once they are under the event tent? Spot lights can make that happen. When you think of these lights, don’t think solely of the light that follows your favorite musician around the stage. Think about it like this – throughout your clearspan tent you have the soft, romantic lights mentioned above, then BOOM – a single bright light shining over the wedding cake. In other words, you would use this spot light to grab attention of your guests as soon as they walk in the room.

Another idea for spot lights is to use smaller versions to hang over centerpieces on the table, letting guests see your beautiful design, while also allowing them to enjoy their meal with a dimmer light – since the light will not be focused in the middle of the table. This is known as pin spot lighting.

Colored Lights, a Disco Ball, and a Dance Floor

If you want to get funky and keep the vibe flowing on the dance floor you must kick up your light game. Lights can push the energy almost as much as music can. So, whether you are looking to have your guests waltz or do the cha cha, you may want to pay attention.

People tend to not dance as much when the venue is light. If it is dark outside, people think no one can see their dance moves. So, keeping the lighting low at the ground level is a good idea. Uplighting allows you to light from the floor upwards. At the base (the floor) it will be darker and as the lighting extends up, it branches out. This lights up a space, with most the light toward the ceiling. The great thing about uplighting is that you can usually use a variety of colors – which allows you to keep with your décor.

Wash Lighting to Get that Glow

It is likely that the clearspan tent you rented for your event will be white. However, what if you don’t want it to be so white and get creative instead? This is where wash lighting comes into play. This is a neat lighting trick that can paint the whole area a new color. Blue, pink, soft green? The choice is yours. Wash lighting does just as it says – it washes (or paints) the whole space with a color. Choose the color based on the decorations or theme of your party. You can also choose the color based on the mood you are trying to set:

Blue – calm, tranquility

Red – sultry, passion, lust

Orange and Yellow – energy, sunshine, happiness

Green – growth, freshness

Purple – luxury, royalty, power

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If you are trying to create a space using the lighting as part of your decorations, then you are in luck! A few options are:

Chandeliers. Chandeliers come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. They can be hung high or low, and offer a feeling of extravagance. Many times, chandeliers can be used as the focal point in the tent.

Lanterns. If you want to keep with the outdoor feel, lanterns can help. They can add a bit of ruggedness to your beautiful event. The great thing about lanterns is how versatile they are. You can fill them with many different things – candles, 1 light bulb, fairy lights, etc. They can be placed on tables, on the floor, hung from the ceiling, etc.

Candles. Real or flameless, these things just scream romance. Candles can be used in candleholders, candelabras, in lanterns, on platters, or even by themselves. You can use 5 or 500; scented or unscented. Candles provide many, many options.

String lights. Known as “bistro style,”string lights can add a uniqueness to any event. You can choose from many different size, wattage, shape, etc., of string lights and use them as you wish. You can string them from side to side, in a design, wrap them around poles, or wrap them as balls and hang them from the ceiling for a unique look.

Lighting for your party or event can be as unique as the event itself. Once you know the mood you are trying to set, you can easily select a lighting to match. Use your imagination and make it shine!


Clearspan Tents: Your Ultimate Event Tool

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Many ideas are behind every great event, and even more time and thought. Whether you are planning a networking event for work, a wedding for your sister, or a birthday party for your son – you want your guests to arrive in a state of awe and leave with a barrel chock full of memories. In other words, you want to create the ultimate party or event. Of course, who doesn’t?

Who Uses Clearspan Tents?

Everybody! Better question is – who wouldn’t use a tent? You may think it would seem odd or a bit much to hold a party in a tent, rather than at a home or an indoor venue. I assure you that it is very, very common, and for good reason! After you find out all the benefits of using a clearspan tent below, we will come back to this question!

Freedom to Choose Location

Finding a location to hold an event can, at times, be tricky – especially if the event needs to be held in a specific area. Be honest, you don’t really want to host a house full of people, do you? Moving the party or event outdoors can take away a lot of frustrations.

Clearspan tents can be used anywhere.  They can be assembled in vacant lots, parking lots, backyards, parks, or any other open space. This is a convenience that will decrease the worry of finding the perfect venue.

Custom Design

Make it yours! Clearspan tents allow for much customization. Depending on the event, you could have 15 people or 500! You can design the tent for what you need. Other ways to tailor your tent rental is to decide what amenities your guests will require. For example, are you looking for flooring or do you prefer the grass under your feet?

When planning your event under the tent, make sure you design a space for all that you will need. For instance, if it is a networking event, you will want to ensure there is enough space for vendor tables in the layout. If it is a dinner and a show, you will need room for tables, a stage, and possibly a dance floor.

Clearspan tents give you a wide-open area to design your party or event specifically for your needs. Customize the space just how you imagine it to look.

Don’t forget your furniture, lighting choices, and decorations!

No Inside Poles

Guess what? These tents have no poles in the middle of the tent. Poles can be dangerous. They can be a safety hazard for rambunctious kids, creating another obstacle to dodge or, unfortunately, run in to. In addition, if you are hosting a concert or speaking engagement, poles can tend to obstruct the view of guests.

Having to create a layout for vendors at a craft show or line up cages in a petting zoo and do so around poles can be a hassle.

Clearspan tents allow for an open floor space with which you can design and create your ultimate hotspot.

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Parties and events don’t just happen on perfectly beautiful days. They happen when it’s hot, cold, rainy, storming, windy, snowing, sleeting. You name it! But the party must go on. Offering your guests protection from any weather condition is just the polite thing to do.

Likely, when you think about hosting an outdoor tent party, you may worry about unexpected weather. Lucky for you, clearspan tents offer all the amenities of an indoor space and keep your guests comfortable. In addition, side walls are an option, keeping guests dry and the wind at bay, too.

Guests will be delighted with effective and efficient temperature control within the tent – warmth on a cold day and cool air on a hot day.

Now, Who Uses Clearspan Tents?

Now that you know all the benefits that using a clearspan tent can provide and the secrets as to why people love to use them, here are a few ideas to get you thinking. Remember, clearspan tents can be used for any occasion, big or small.

  • Networking – Using a tent for a networking event provides ample room. You can designate food and mingling areas, as well as have room for vendors to set up displays and do a meet and greet.
  • Kids parties – Think about it – do you really want 30 of your eight-year-old daughter’s friends running and yelling through your house? I didn’t think so. Clearspan tents provide a place for you to let kids be kids and protect the inside of your home.
  • Fundraisers – Set up a petting zoo or a small carnival. Find a few local bands and hold a benefit for someone in need. Renting a tent would make this a cost-effective venture, as well as providing the perfect space, too.
  • Weddings – Who hasn’t dreamed of getting married under delicate, sparkling lights on a dance floor under a huge tent? Whether you hold the nuptials there or just the reception, a tent can provide the perfect setting for a sit-down dinner or a buffet style luau on your big day. Not to mention that the wide-open space of the tent allows the bride and groom to create their dream space, rather than working around the design of an over-used wedding venue.
  • Holiday parties – Because clearspan tents can be used at any time of the year (thanks to the climate control) you can send your family straight to your backyard for their next holiday feast!
  • Sports events – Whether it’s the end of the season baseball party or the ultimate man-cave for a Super Bowl party, you can transform a tent to fulfill your needs.

Clearspan tents can provide the ultimate party location. Protection from the outdoor elements and fully customized to match your ideas and dreams, you can dismiss the worry of finding a venue and focus on what is truly important – your guests. With so many reasons to have a party – what are you waiting for?


5 Reasons to Choose Clear Span Tent Rentals for Your Next Event

5 Reasons to Choose Clear Span Tent Rentals for Your Next Event | American PavilionTent rentals come in many different sizes to accommodate most any occasion, from corporate trade shows to construction sites. The problem with some large tent rentals lies in their construction and assembly; they often have interior support columns that get in the way or interfere with your line of sight. For events that require open space without these obstructions, a clear span tent is the best option.

Why a Clear Span Tent is the Clear Choice

  1. You can install them anywhere.

Because of their modularity, you can place clear span tents most anywhere, from an uneven grass field to a paved parking lot or a rooftop. They mount to most any surface thanks to their modified leg heights and scaffolding floors, which come in handy for golf courses when you need to get off the ground for a better view of the action.

  1. Clear span tents can withstand heavy wind and rain.

Clear span tents have a weather-resistant design and prevent the wind and the rain from ruining your event. These sturdy and reliable tent rentals withstand wind gusts up to 90 miles per hour or more and can be covered with waterproof tape at the seams to keep you and your guests dry. You can also quickly pull the sides of the tent closed in case a storm pops up without notice. These tents don’t use ropes or straps to keep them standing upright and from blowing away. Instead, they feature steel base plates that are driven into the ground for improved support and rigidity.

  1. You get a clear view of the event space.

A clear span tent differs from a traditional tent in that it doesn’t have interior support beams to distract you from the view or get in the way as you walk around. Therefore, you get a complete 360-degree view of the interior space and ample room to set up stages, seating, booths and more. These large tent rentals also provide enough open space for completing construction projects on-site while staying covered during inclement weather.

  1. The optional features improve your experience.

You can get the bare minimum or go all out with a clear span tent. Why have your guests walk directly on the grass or the pavement when you can have wood or carpeted floors installed? You can also opt for glass entry doors, theater lighting and heating and air conditioning to create a luxurious event space. Other features such as ceiling liners, glass walls and power distribution are also available when you select a clear span tent.

  1. Get a tent size to fit any event.

You’re not limited when it comes to clear span tents. Whether you need a 10-foot or a 160-foot space, you can select a size that accommodates your event. The tent’s modular design makes it easy to create most any length, shape or size for setting up a single booth or creating a concert space for a large crowd.

A clear span tent gives you the freedom to transform most any outdoor area into a covered and reliable event space. With weatherproofing and available options such as wood flooring, glass side walls and theatre lighting, you can entertain your guests and host a memorable event anywhere you can imagine.

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Three Ways to Use a Clear Span Tent for an Event

Three Ways to Use a Clear Span Tent for an Event | American PavilionIf you are researching tents and trying to find the right one, you are likely planning an event that you need covering for. This is probably the most common use for clear span tents, and they are generally the best option for events of varying sizes. This is only the beginning of the potential uses a clear span tent has, however, and there are even more uses when you choose clear span tents. Unlike traditional tent structures, a clear span tent can be erected and used without obtrusive poles or guy-lines on the exterior. This makes it a great choice for events or for any of the following innovative uses as well.

Create a Dramatic Ballroom

Are you thinking about dancing? Does your next event involve the potential for some salsa? This is rarely a bad thing, but it can be bad if you do not provide enough room and accommodation for the intended activities. One way to ensure your guests are ready to get swingin’ is to offer a great dance floor space covered by a temporary structure. This creates an atmosphere much like that of a ballroom, and the dramatic space all but demands that your events’ attendees start dancing. A clear span tent makes it so that there are no structures or poles obtruding on the floor that might pose a risk to people who are moving about.

Stage an Entrance

One of the most innovative ways to control incoming traffic at an event is to assemble a clear span tent at its entrance. Doing so makes a grand first impression, and it gives event organizers the opportunity to provide services such as greeting, registration, mini gift suites and restrooms. These are all attractive options that keep incoming attendees occupied as you control your traffic and manage the crowd effectively. The simplicity of a clear span tent allows you to set this up easily.

Achieve the Perfect Ambiance

A temporary structure gives users the impression that they are both inside and outside, and this feeling can be used to make your next event a memorable one. While maintaining the refreshing feeling of being outside, you can control the atmosphere within the temporary structure through air conditioning and other options. Ambiance is not just about temperature, though, it is also about the atmosphere you cultivate in the space. A clear span tent makes it easy for you to construct a reliable tent space, control its dimensions and features and turn it into whatever your event’s unique needs call for.

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The Versatility of Clearspan Structures

The Versatility of Clearspan Structures | American PavilionClearspan tents get their name from their distinguishing feature: the specialized design that obviates the need for interior support columns and dangling ropes, no matter the size of the tent. Instead, the tent’s roof is supported by an assembly of aluminum box-beam rafters that are lifted and fastened onto steel or aluminum supports along the walls. This design creates an open-plan interior that cuts down on crowding and is aesthetically  pleasing.

Assemble Anywhere

Unlike most other types of tents, clearspan structures do not use ropes or cables for anchoring. Instead, steel stakes are used to stabilize the tent. An additional bonus is the fact that such a structure can be put up on almost any type of surface, with custom modified leg heights allowing for setup even on uneven or sloping terrain. Whatever the setup, a clearspan structure that is correctly set up can remain in place for months, even years.

Weather Protection

Weather resistance is another standout feature, with the sturdiness of the framework providing for increased stability in the face of strong wind and rain. Some tents also offer integrated flooring to get rid off water runoff, ensuring that the floor remains dry even when it rains. Energy-efficient materials and design minimize the escape of heated or air-conditioned air from the tent.

Optional Features

While the typical covering for such a tent will consist of heavy-duty vinyl, some tents also offer the optional feature of including safety glass sliding doors and walls. This is a great feature when views are important, such as during a sporting event.

Variety of Use

Because clearspan frameworks are modular and can be speedily assembled, shape and size are incredibly customizable, making this type of tent a great choice for almost any use. Due to their unparalleled versatility, clearspan structures are in demand for weddings, events, conventions, temporary emergency housing and military use. Low maintenance and lightning-quick assembly times are additional advantages.

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Important Questions to Ask a Tent Rental Company

Important Questions to Ask a Tent Rental Company | American PavilionChoosing a company to provide event tent rentals is not as simple as choosing the first one that you find. Not all companies are the same, so if you want something that truly works for your needs, you need to know which kinds of questions to ask.

Ask About Quality Standards

Ask to see pictures of the tents at the very least. If you can, it is preferable to actually check out the rentals in person so you can check for signs of damage. However, be sure to put any damage into perspective. A small tear might mean more to you on your wedding day than it would for a birthday party with a group of rambunctious toddlers.

Ask About Pricing

Of course, the rental price for the tent is important, but do not forget to ask about other fees. Find out whether there is a deposit, and if so, when it is due and whether you will get it back if you need to cancel for some reason. Some companies also charge for delivery, so be sure to factor this into your budget. If you hope to save a bit of money, try holding your event in the off season and asking for a discount.

Find Out How Long It Takes to Set Up and Tear Down

The time it takes to set up and tear down a tent will vary depending on the type and size. Unless you are holding your event on your own property with no restrictions, you will need to factor construction time into your venue rental. For example, you do not want to rent a space for four hours if it will take that long just to set up or tear down the tent.

When choosing tent rentals, always go with your gut. If a deal seems too good, it just might be. If the person you speak to is rude or unprofessional when answering questions, it is a good indicator that you will have problems on the day of your event, so keep looking.

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5 Advantages of Clear Span Buildings

5 Advantages of Clear Span Buildings | American PavilionA growing innovation across many industries, clear span temporary building structures have many advantages over both permanent buildings and standard pole tent designs. The special design of these tents, called “clear span” because their interior spans are clear of support structures, make them useful, safe and convenient for a variety of reasons.

No Obstructions

Because these tents are supported entirely by their framework and the steel spikes securing their base plates to the ground, they have no poles or support columns obstructing the interior. This makes for wide, completely open spaces where no one’s view is cut off during events, and construction and moving equipment can freely maneuver without any fear of damaging the structure or risking its collapse.

Modular and Resizable

Support rafters and other extensions can be added into the basic structures at most points, allowing for customizable arrangements. Vendors and rental companies offer clear span tents ranging in size from only three meters to up to 50 meters wide, suiting almost any function.

Fast Set-up and Removal

Like any other tents, clear span structures are designed to be transportable, with all the parts fitting on standard trucks and trailers. A single experienced crew can install anywhere from 10,000 to as much as 20,000 square feet of tent in a day.

Weather Protection

The vinyl fabric covering these tents is sturdy and waterproof, and separate roof panels are sealed together with high-frequency welding to make a single piece that will not leak. The sides can be closed in the case of rain or wind, or plastic sidewalls can protect against worse weather conditions.

Variety of Locations

Using specialty shims, adjustable legs or anchored scaffolding, clear span tents can be safely erected on uneven surfaces. This allows placement anywhere from parking lots to grassy fields to building rooftops.

The spacious interiors and flexible construction of clear span building structures are ideal  for many purposes. Whether you are arranging a reception, creating temporary storage or any other objective, clear span tents offer solutions.

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Video: Clear Span Tent Install

Have you ever wondered what a clear span tent can do? This installation video gives you a quick glimpse into the setup time and shows you just how quickly we can transform your space into a true event venue.