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In Vancouver, BC, Canada if you plan outdoor events, you should always include tents in your rental line up. They are great for shade and imperative for the “liquid sunshine” we get here all too often. If don’t have a rain plan for your event, you will be sorry. Planning events for the last 25 years, Bright Ideas always encourages our clients to budget for a tent regardless of the weather. It’s such a comfort to know that your guests are covered come rain or shine.

We were looking on the Biz Bash website recently and fell in love with the wide array of tenting they were promoting. We have combined their suggestions and added a few of our local companies to share with you.

Photo: Courtesy of Zephyr Tents

The Savannah Series Tents from Sperry Fabric Architecture are wooden-framed tents with cloth canopies and clerestory windows. The windows, above an adjacent roof, allow sunlight in during the day and indoor lighting to project out at night. The tents seat as many as 350 guests.


Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Methia Photography

Sperry Tents’ Signature Blue Star Tent is handcrafted with genuine navy sailcloth panels dotted with white stars by sailmakers in coastal Massachusetts. It sports geometric support patches and festive pennant flags atop each peak. Support poles are wooden and hand-milled at a 1930s sawmill. The tent is available in six sizes. The largest, at 46’ x 85’, holds 150 guests for a seated dinner.


Photo: Courtesy of Regal Tents

The Double Decker Tent from Regal Tent can be topped with a flat-top façade as pictured above, which hides the peak of the tent and creates a more boxlike shape, providing an area for customization. The structure can be built with glass, hard, or vinyl walls. The smallest size, at 50’ x 16’, holds about 150 guests with larger formats holding as many as 1,500 people.


Photo: Courtesy of Raj Tents

The Grand Marakesh from Raj Tents is a 27’ x 44’ Moroccan themed tent that includes arches and silk string drops on all openings, a full lighting package, and furniture for 24 guests with low tables and area rugs. It has room for as many as 120 people and is very unique.


Photo: Courtesy of Event Labor Works

The Flex Tent from the Flex Tent Company, a subsidiary of Event Labor Works, can be stretched around trees, structures, and rocks and has expandable tent poles that adjust to uneven surfaces. Sizes start at 20’ x 10’ and can increase to any size. As the tents are modular, they can be guttered together or with other structures to form larger spaces.


Photo courtesy of Janis Davis

The Jet Tent from Classic Party Rentals is available in 16’, 32’ and 50’ depths and custom lengths in 16 foot increments. It is available with clear, white, or custom colored fabric and accommodates large graphics.


Photo courtesy of Ian Norman

The safari-style Tipi Marquee Tents from Under Canvas Events are canvas and wood structures that can be joined into custom configurations to seat 500 or hold 800 reception style. Each marquee can accommodate a central open fire.


Photo courtesy of Brand InterActivation Zone SRL

The 24 Metre Trident Inflatable Dome from Brand Interactivation provides almost 4,000 square feet of floor space with no internal support poles or trussing and holds as many as 350 people.


Photo courtesy of Kelli Boyd Photography

The Tidewater Sailcloth Tent from Aztec Tent is a highly translucent pole tent built with a catenary-accented perimeter and starburst design eave and peak reinforcements to give it a unique shape. The Tidewater ranges from 20’ x 17’ x to 59’ x 159’ and depending on the configuration, it can hold as many as 700 people.


Photo courtesy of Millennium Tents

Millennium Tents and Event Rentals has been an industry leader since 2000 in rentals, sales and management for temporary structures, tents and flooring. They also have a full catalog of event accessories including tables, chairs, staging, dishes and heaters. The liners they provide are gorgeous and bring elegance to your event. Millennium owner Rob Kanwal and the rest of the team bring years of experience in the fabric architecture industry and they use their knowledge to develop solutions for special events, corporate events and social occasions.


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Photo courtesy of Alpha Tent and Awning Ltd.

The Luxury Tent House is a unique remarkable Eco accommodation evocatively furnished with a tasteful selection of luxury furniture, Persian rugs, comfortable pillow-top king size bed, hydro-therapy tub, shower, carved rocking chairs, Shoji screens, fireplace, air-conditioner and much more.


Photo courtesy of Tentsations

As Tentsations driving force, Benita Marr began with a passion to bring mystery, beauty, and magic found within the walls of the Moroccan tent, back home. Embarking on a new adventure, in the enchantment that is Africa, she found the inspiration that she had been yearning for. The Moroccan tent is so rich in decadence and culture, and Benita knew immediately that she had to bring these tents home. With the Moroccan tent she has captured her dream of mystery and magic of life under canvas by bringing another world home for you to experience.


Bright Ideas Events will offer expertise and advice when it comes to selecting the perfect tent for your next event.  Call us or Request a Quote today.  Come Rain or Shine, it’s a “Bright Idea”!

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