Pole Tent Rentals

Pole tents are our most popular tent rental. The swooping effect the pole gives adds an elegant touch to the tent. The center pole gives a swooping look from peak to peak. When you look up at a pole tent you will see the white vinyl and no metal structure, unlike the frame tents. We can also add side wall or windowed side curtains to complete your elegant look. We can also cover the center poles with fabric to add a finishing touch to your tent.

Pole tents can be set up on grass or pavement. High peak pole tents require stakes to secure them to the ground. Here at Big Tent Events our professional tent installers will ensure your set up and tear down so that your event runs smoothly.

For the best deals in Pole Tents, we have created the following Pole Rental Packages to help you maximize your party rental dollars. Rent everything you need and let us do all the work. Then sit back and enjoy the party!

Sizes and Colors:

Our Backyard Canopy Tents are available in the following sizes: 16′ x 16′, 20′ x 20′, 20′ x 30′, and 20′ x 40′.

We offer Tent Tops in Blue and White stripe, Green and White stripe, and Red and White stripe. Solid White Tops are available for our installation only.

Note: These are our most popular tent styles and sizes. We strongly suggest you place your reservation as soon as possible. We are required by law to contact JULIE One Call Center or Chicago Digger at least 48 hours prior to installing your tent. Only public utilities will be marked by the locating companies. Your sprinkler system, landscape lighting, septic system, or any other non-public lines are your responsibility to mark.

40' x 60' Pole Tent Packages

Space Requirement: 40’ x 60’
Overall Height: 12’
Must be staked on all 4 sides
Includes 1 center pole, 8 side poles, and 12 stakes

Optional Extras:

  • Solid tent sidewalls
  • Table linens
  • Lighting (needed for evening parties or for use with solid sidewalls)
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40' x 100' Pole Tent Packages

Space Requirement: 30’ x 30’
Overall Height: 12’
Must be staked on all 4 sides
Includes 1 center pole, 8 side poles, and 12 stakes

Optional Extras:

  • Solid or windowed sidewalls
  • Table linens
  • Lighting (needed for evening parties or for use with solid sidewalls)
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30' x 60' Pole Tent Packages

Space Requirement: 30’ x 40’
Overall Height: 12’
Must be staked on all 4 sides
Includes 2 center poles, 10 side poles, and 14 stakes

Optional Extras:

  • Solid or windowed sidewalls
  • Table linens
  • Lighting (needed for evening parties or for use with solid sidewalls)
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80 Wide Pole Tent Packages

Space Requirement: 30’ x 50’
Overall Height: 12’
Installation by Big Tent Events only
Includes 3 center poles, 12 side poles, and 16 stakes

Optional Extras:

  • Solid or windowed sidewalls
  • Table linens
  • Lighting (needed for evening parties or for use with solid sidewalls)
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20' x 40' White Canopy Tent Packages

Space Requirement: 30’ x 50’
Overall Height: 12’
Installation by Big Tent Events only
Includes 3 center poles, 12 side poles, and 16 stakes

Optional Extras:

  • Solid or windowed sidewalls
  • Table linens
  • Lighting (needed for evening parties or for use with solid sidewalls)
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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.