Tips On Choosing A Tent For Your Restaurant

There are a thousand and one explanations to rent a tent if you’re hosting an outdoor business event. Tents have a way of delivering it all: site, uncertain weather, cost efficiency, labor, catering crew, adjustable space, and ambiance. 

Commercial tents have evolved greatly in the last two decades, offering far more than four limbs and a fabric. These include partitions, flooring, and sometimes even doors, providing unlimited options. It seems like you’ve already concluded that renting a tent is the best option. The difficult part is deciding on the proper 40×100 tent or 30×45 tent for the business event.

If you’re unsure what to hire, here are several pointers to get you started searching for the perfect tent.

Choose a Location and a Budget

When choosing between buying or renting a hall, clubhouse, seaside location, or restaurant, an outside tent wins hands down. 

Although prices vary amongst tent rental providers, the anchor and pole marquee is the most affordable tent style. Tables, seats, lighting, heating, singing and dancing floor, silverware, and food may all add up. Luckily, most tent rental businesses also provide drapes, décor, and food services.

Allowing a tent-hire business to handle the cuisine, drinks, décor, and service eliminates the need for you to think about almost anything. Instead, your sole responsibility as the guest shall be to turn up, laugh, and enjoy a great time.

Determine Your Tent’s Purpose

After you’ve determined your area and cost, you may choose the sort of canvas to rent. Most tent businesses carry the most prevalent tent types Bedouin, frame, and canvas. With varying features and costs, below is a general summary of each.

Metal Frame Tents

These tents are robust and weatherproof, distinguished by their “A” shape design and a clear-span aluminum framework. They are great for hard floors and confined places since they are modern, stylish, and simple to install. 

Frame tents are slightly more costly than marquees, but they can be linked with other frameworks, giving you more possibilities for shape/configuration.

Bedouin/Free-Form Tents 

A South African creation that sprang from the open trance dance culture in the early 1990s, Bedouin tents can convert even the most mundane areas into magical environments. 

Free-form tents can generate the most astonishing variety of organic, curvy sculpted shapes and are ideal for any site where the floor is soft enough to rig rigged.

A tough and waterproof choice for people who need a background, they may be left uncovered or fully blocked and joined to certain other tents or fixed frameworks to provide additional space if needed.

Pole and Peg Marquee Tents 

Marquee tents are more sturdy, elastic, and waterproof than a framework or free-form tents, particularly for grassland and beach sand. 

Marquees are both durable and visually beautiful. However, they have center pole obstacles and will need a clearing on all corners for pegs and anchoring ropes. Marquee tents rarely fail to provide safety and security to people who utilize them.

Tent hire is and will always be renowned for amazing outdoor activities in various outdoor places and scenarios, from peg and pole marquees to framework tents, and sinuous Bedouin free-form stretch tents with organic carved shapes.

Tips To Plan an Outdoor Dining Space

If you have not had an outside seating area before, here are some top ideas for designing one that your clients will love:

Choose a lovely location. The meal will taste much better if they appreciate the surroundings. To help guests feel at ease in the yard, you might have to undertake gardening, decorating, or lighting. 

If your outdoor eating area is visible to passing vehicles, it may be a free advertisement. Talking of free promotion, an appealing outdoor environment encourages visitors to share photos on social media, bringing in additional revenue.

Illuminate the area. It’s astonishing how much different accent lighting can make the appearance of a room.

Make the area seem welcoming. Based on the season, this may entail installing warmers and ventilation and opening and shutting the tent sides in response to the weather. Outer walls that are rendered glide open and shut in a track, making your staff’s life considerably easier.

When it comes to comfort, consider welcoming furnishings. Proper patio furniture is sturdy even in wet weather and contributes to the outside atmosphere.

Cook outside. Prepare the cuisine ahead of your visitors if feasible. It will include them and promote food transparency.

Be prepared for any weather. A strong awning or business tent with sidewalls can make the room useful in all weather conditions. However, some eateries only employ a tent during the winter months. Others leave it up all summer to provide shade and weather protection.

Make plans for customer flow. For example, will visitors enter via the restaurant or directly into the tent? Will a single hostess seat visitors both inside and outside?

Prepare access for waitstaff. Make it simple and quick to get to your outside area from the house. This will make waiters’ and waitresses’ lives easier while also increasing customer engagement and fast service.

Obtain the necessary permissions and observe all local laws and guidelines.

Many locations will not let a tent be there for more than 180 days of the calendar year. Permits for tents may also be necessary. Permits for tents may also be necessary. This is something that your tent rental company can assist you with.

  • Naturally, all food safety standards apply.
  • Make sure to abide by any local noise restrictions.

Promote your patio. Mention your outdoor eating area inside and outside the restaurant in your promotion. Yelp even has a category dedicated to restaurants with outdoor dining.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.