Frame Tent Rentals

Our Frame Tents are the perfect tent for any event rental needs. Frame Tents are the most versatile of all the rental tent styles. Frame Tents have a unique skeleton like structure and metal legs that support the weight of the tent top allowing it to be set up on almost any surface.

Our frame tents are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate any of your party rental needs. Frame tents are available 10 feet wide to 40 feet wide and have few limitations as to where they can be installed. Just let us know how many guests need to be seated under the tent and the dimensions of your area and we will calculate the right size tent for your needs. Please note that Big Tent Events will not install tents on roof top decks.

Why would I need a frame tent?

There are some instances where our canopy tents would not be suitable for your event. The following situations would require a frame tent:

  • Cement parking lots, driveways, patios
  • Asphalt parking lots and driveways where staking is not allowed.
  • Grass areas where additional space is not available for staking of a canopy or party tent (they require an additional five feet on all four sides).
  • Grass areas where staking is not allowed due to unknown sprinkler system or septic system lines.
  • Any situation where the tent cannot be staked on all four sides.

Included in all frame tent packages:

  • Frame tents
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Setup service
  • Teardown service

We setup the business day before your event and takedown the next business day after your event. Package pricing does not include delivery costs. Delivery costs are based on distance traveled.

Package pricing also does not include water barrels or weights. 

Seating Guidelines

What goes under the tent?

When you begin planning your guest seating arrangement, remember that there are other items that need to be under the tent as well. Buffet tables, the dance floor, the D.J. or band, bars or beverage stations, sweets tables, and your head table all need to have room under the tent. Place the big stuff first i.e. the dance floor, band, band riser, head table, and buffet tables, and only then work on placing your seating tables around them.

How many people to a table?

We always ask our customers “How man guests would you like to seat per table?” What was your answer? If you said 10, you are like most people. 10 is an easy number to work with on paper, but 10 doesn’t always work well with tables, guest comfort, and the space available.

48" Round Tables

48” round tables seat 6-8 guests and are great for areas where the larger tables won’t fit, and when mixed with long tables. 48” round tables are also perfect for family seating near the head table or to seat the bridge, groom, maid of honor, and best man.

60" Round Tables

The standard size seating table under a tent is a 60” round table. 60” round tables comfortably seat 8 guests, but you can seat as many as 10 per table. 60” round tables are easy to converse across and area easy to place in all tent sizes.

72" Round Tables

72” round tables allow you to seat 10-12 guests, but they have several disadvantages. It is difficult to have a conversation with someone sitting 6 feet away, and centerpieces need to be larger to fill the 4-foot area in the middle of the table. 72” round tables also create unusable areas in tents less that 60” wide.

6' Long Table

6’ long tables will seat 6-8 guests, but we do not recommend having guests sit on the ends. 6’ long tables are often set end to end in tents and other spaces that are less than 30” wide.

8' Long Table

If you prefer long tables, an 8’ long table will seat 8-10 guests. We discourage seating 10 guests at an 8’ long table because of the table legs. Long tables, when set end to end, can create a beautiful setting when mixed with small round tables.