How A Tent Can Compliment Your Event Atmosphere

How-A-Tent-Can-Compliment-Your-Event-AtmosphereOutdoor events can be done in so many ways, it can leave one wondering where to start. A great first step is deciding what kind of atmosphere you want your event to have. That gives you somewhere to start in terms of design and décor. No matter what design you settle on, there’s a way you can turn it into an outdoor event and there is a tent that can make your event really capture the attention of your guests. Here are some things tents can do that will compliment your event atmosphere!

 

Lighting

Outdoor events have an advantage with lighting. Light travels well in the open spaces and can give your event a really great ambiance that you just wouldn’t get indoors. The possibilities for outdoor lighting are so varied, there are a lot of routes you can take. Picture this: a large outdoor tent, open to the outside and strung with fairy lights. The small lights give the whole scene a delicate look while also putting off sufficient lighting. This is great for weddings or other classy, formal affairs. You can also use things like lanterns if you’re going for a more rustic theme.

No matter what light source you decide on, the benefit of using them outside is that it opens the space up. Lighting indoors is said to make things feel bigger, but it actually can do a better job of making it feel small when you can see all of the confining walls so clearly. Lighting outdoors during the hours of dusk or after the sun has set will contrast the darkness surrounding the event area and really accentuate how much space there is which leaves guests feeling free and unconfined.

 

Music

Playing music through a stereo or hiring someone to perform for your event are both perfectly valid options depending on the budget you have and the purpose of the music. What do both of those have in common when being displayed outdoors? They can both be amplified with speakers the same way without the feeling that there’s no escaping the noise.

One of the downsides to music in indoor areas is that it can sometimes feel like the noise is filling the entire event space with no escape. People will often go outside to get into the fresh air and away from the noise. This isn’t an issue when your event is already outside. Whatever speakers you have to work with can be set up around the main event area. Then people will be free to move closer or further away as they please, remaining part of the event.

 

Nature

And lastly, outdoor events using tents to host gives you that access to nature that you just can’t get from indoors. Varsity Tents offers a selection of heaters and air conditioners to keep the temperature stable even while outside. With those and the cover from weather, tents allow your guests to enjoy fresh air and nature views nearby.

The Benefits of Hosting Outdoors

The-Benefits-To-Hosting-OutdoorsHosting an event can be such an exciting way to bring people together, be it for a wedding, a corporate gathering, or a party. When beginning to plan an event, we usually get an image in mind for what we want out event to look like and what atmosphere we expect it to have. If your first vision for your event is of an indoor venue, I urge you to read ahead and take note of all the benefits to hosting outdoors!

 

More Personalized

The first thing you might be worried about is losing the class that comes with an indoor venue. When most people think of tents, they don’t think of class. That’s sadly misinformed! Tents can be ordered to fit whatever theme you have planned and decorated to the nines.

As a matter of fact, tents lend themselves to even more personalized experiences as they can be arranged in whatever way suits your needs best. You can order many different sizes so that the space isn’t too empty nor too full and if you’d like, you can rent multiples.

 

Easier Scheduling

Big, beautiful venues can be just the thing for something like a wedding. You, of course, want such a special day to be held in a special place, right? Well, that special place doesn’t need to be a pricey indoor venue with a waiting list a mile long. Renting a tent for an outdoor wedding can be just as beautiful and it’s much easier to find a spacious outdoor area to reserve than to fit yourself into a venue’s busy schedule.

 

Spacious

One of the big benefits to hosting outdoors is that there’s so much space! Indoor venues can get so crowded and begin to feel claustrophobic. Hosting your event with a tent is a great solution. If things are a little crowded inside, there’s plenty of room to expand past the covering. It becomes easier to mingle and weave through the groups of people loitering around.

The spacious advantages of hosting outdoors make events family-friendly as well! Taking your kids to an event can be such a hassle, especially if it’s indoors. Outdoor events give kids enough room to play nearby without disrupting the adults catching up with each other or networking.

 

More Beautiful

Last but not least, outdoor events are more scenic. Indoor venues can feel so closed in. When you host outdoors, you open your event up to all kinds of possibilities. Time vows to align with the sunset. String up lights and dance under the stars. Host in a natural garden filled with flora that will give your event an aesthetic no indoor venue could match. The ways you can use tents to your advantage are so numerous, you’re only limited by your imagination. Don’t worry about the lighting or the temperature. The accessories you can rent with your tent will have you covered. Just decide on the vision you want to bring to life and imagine it outdoors and it can become a reality with Varsity Tents.

Accessories for the Perfect Event

When you’re planning an event, one of the first decisions you must make is the location. You want to ensure that your guests not only enjoy themselves, but also have access to everything they might need. Instead of combing through pages and pages of potential event spaces, you could save yourself some time and rent a tent.

While you may be thinking that a tent rental couldn’t possibly supply all of the amenities you will need to host a memorable event, think again. Varsity Tents offers accessories for everything you could imagine. From climate control to lighting, we have you set!

Climate Control

Perhaps the thing that will worry you the most is the uncertainty of the weather on the day of your event. Tents are the perfect way to simultaneously incorporate indoor and outdoor features into your party. If there are any unfortunate weather conditions, like rain, you and your guests will be comfortable inside your tent rental.

If your event is in the summer, excessive heat could put a real damper on the mood of your party. Fortunately, you have the availability to add air conditioning to your tent. In contrast, if you are planning an event in the winter months, there are different types of portable heaters that can be used for the comfort of your guests.

Adequate Seating

Something that can be stressful in event planning is ensuring there is enough seating for your guests. This isn’t simply making sure every guest has a chair, but considering extra seating options like couches, or lounge areas. If you are renting a tent for a wedding, there are also tables available for rent.

Entertainment

If your event or party will have some sort of entertainment, you can look into stage settings. Stages can be used for music performances, or other forms of live entertainment. There are also risers available to highlight any displays at your event.

If you are indeed having live performers at your event, your tent can come with all the related accessories. We offer stage and theatrical lighting, along with all of the audio-visual equipment you could ever need. You can add on accessories like turntables, amplifiers, mixers, and projectors.

Everything Else You May Need

There are some seemingly small accessories that make a huge impact on your event. A commonly overlooked part of an event, is accumulated trash. Supplying your guests with an adequate number of trash and recycling cans not only makes things easier for your guests, but for your cleanup as well.

You may be wondering if all of these amenities are available for you, and they are! All tents have the availability to be equipped with a generator. This means that you can have power even in remote locations.

There are so many things to check off when planning an event. You have to ensure that your guests are comfortable, and everything runs smoothly. No matter what event you are hosting, all of your setups can be done with one simple step-renting a tent!

Accessories for Tent Rentals: Everything You Could Possibly Need

When you’re planning an event, one of the first decisions you must make is the location. You want to ensure that your guests not only enjoy themselves but also have access to everything they might need. Instead of combing through pages and pages of potential event spaces, you could save yourself some time and rent a tent.

While you may be thinking that a tent rental couldn’t possibly supply all of the amenities you will need to host a memorable event, think again. Varsity Tents offers accessories for everything you could imagine. From climate control to lighting, we have you set!

Climate Control

Perhaps the thing that will worry you the most is the uncertainty of the weather on the day of your event. Tents are the perfect way to simultaneously incorporate indoor and outdoor features into your party. If there are any unfortunate weather conditions, like rain, you and your guests will be comfortable inside your tent rental.

If your event is in the summer, excessive heat could put a real damper on the mood of your party. Fortunately, you have the availability to add air conditioning to your tent. In contrast, if you are planning an event in the winter months, there are different types of portable heaters that can be used for the comfort of your guests.

Adequate Seating

Something that can be stressful in event planning is ensuring there is enough seating for your guests. This isn’t simply making sure every guest has a chair, but considering extra seating options like couches, or lounge areas. If you are renting a tent for a wedding, there are also tables available for rent.

Entertainment

If your event or party will have some sort of entertainment, you can look into stage settings. Stages can be used for music performances or other forms of live entertainment. There are also risers available to highlight any displays at your event.

If you are indeed having live performers at your event, your tent can come with all the related accessories. We offer stage and theatrical lighting, along with all of the audio-visual equipment you could ever need. You can add on accessories like turntables, amplifiers, mixers, and projectors.

Everything Else You May Need

There are some seemingly small accessories that make a huge impact on your event. A commonly overlooked part of an event is accumulated trash. Supplying your guests with an adequate number of trash and recycling cans not only makes things easier for your guests, but for your cleanup as well.

You may be wondering if all of these amenities are available for you, and they are! All tents have the availability to be equipped with a generator. This means that you can have power even in remote locations.

There are so many things to check off when planning an event. You have to ensure that your guests are comfortable, and everything runs smoothly. No matter what event you are hosting, all of your setup can be done with one simple step-renting a tent!

Outdoor Wedding Trends

outdoor wedding trendsOutdoor wedding trends are all about creating the best atmosphere for a new couple to beginning their lives together. The main thing is to take advantage of what already exists and to try to enhance it. Start by finding a venue that means something to you. Then, look to small, meaningful ways that you can ensure your wedding will be a day you won’t ever forget.

Backdrop

As everyone sits in the audience, looking at the bride and groom recite their vows, why not wow your guests with a stunning backdrop? Mountains, the ocean, a grove of trees, all are free forms of decoration and as a bonus, the wedding pictures will look truly superb.

If you’re a true perfectionist, try to time the wedding ceremony with the setting of the sun. This will really wow your guests.

Different Areas

It can be tempting to have all the wedding elements under one big tent, but one of the outdoor wedding trends that is popping up is multiple areas under multiple tents. Different areas include eating, dancing, lounging, and drinking. This has a few results.

One result is that there are more cozy, intimate areas. It can be hard to talk over the dim of the wedding band, and a separate lounge tent allows a space for those wanting conversation. Tents can be open or closed depending on the space or feel of the wedding.

Different tent areas add variety and something that guests will notice and remember. To add even more variety, have different sizes of tents. Include micro-tents that can only accommodate one lounger. Then, have larger ones that can hold a bar area and a few chairs. Variety will make guests want to circulate and discover.

Blend formal with casual

Just because your wedding is outdoors, doesn’t mean that it will be a casual BBQ affair. Instead, blend the rustic charm of the outdoors with the formal elements of a posh wedding. China plates and sterling silver cutlery with linen napkins show sophistication. Pair them atop a wooden table for a great juxtaposition.

Host the wedding inside a barn but have a chandelier hanging from its ceiling. Use gold accents and gingham fabric. There are less restrictions with outdoor wedding trends, so don’t be afraid to take a few risks with the décor. It’s a great chance to show your diverse personality.

Flower power

Like all weddings, flowers hold a special place in outdoor weddings. Here, though, you can be really creative. There is more space for potted flowers and shrubs. You can also choose a venue that has a garden for spectacular live flowers.

Add a personal element by using local flowers from your garden in your bouquet. The more meaning that is incorporated into a wedding, the better it will be.

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Downsview Park
40 Carl Hall Rd.
Box # 5 Toronto, ON
M3K 2C1
TEL: (416) 410-7370
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