Tips and Tools


Frame Tents

Frame tents are supported by an aluminum interior framework and do not require the tension of ropes and stakes. Frame tents are perfect for concrete and asphalt installations or where driving stakes into the ground is not an option. Leg drapes can be installed on frame tents to create a beautiful look that is perfect for weddings and elegant events. Frame tents can be joined together with rain gutters to create a custom grouping of tents that can fill any space. Frame tents come in 10′, 15′, 20′, 25′, 30′, 40′, and 50′ widths in both white and clear tops. Concrete blocks can be used instead of stakes, to secure the tents when needed.

Pole Tents

Pole tents are the traditional peaked tents. They utilize center poles which support the main weight of the tent. Ropes or ratchet straps are placed around the perimeter and secured with stakes to create tension and to pull the tent into shape. The tent design between center poles is typically straight with some “swoop” between the tent peaks. Pole tents come in 30′, 40′ and 60′ widths. These tents must be staked and are best suited for grass applications.

Hi-Peak Tents

Hi-Peak tents are the best of both worlds. Hi-peak tents have a suspended center pole that sits on two cross cables overhead, giving it a peaked tent look but with the aluminum framework. This allows hi-peak tents to be installed just about anywhere, whereas pole tents will require staking. Hi-peaks can be staked or weighted with concrete blocks.

Event Checklists

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