Our new line of custom made sail clothe fabric high peak tents create romantic lighting effect without the negatives of additional center poles. These tents also have valances that help keep rain and wind from spoiling your party. (site map)
There are three basic types of lighting that are used in a party tent. Although we only provide primary lighting, we work with Gala LTD to provide our customers with decorative style lighting.
Primary lighting is the basic type of lighting that you will need if your party is going into the evening. In addition, you may want to consider primary lighting during daylight hours for large tents or lined framed tents. Primary lighting is usually made of globe style light strings or chandeliers. Lighted chinese lanterns can also be used as primary lighting and decorative lighting.
Decorative lighting or mood lighting is generally not bright enough to light up an entire tent. Mini lights can light up table treatments, ceiling decor, garland and floral arrangements. Lighted chinese lanterns can be used as decorative or primary lighting. Up lights can create interesting patterns on the tent fabric, colored up lights add to this effect.
Dynamic or Entertainment Lighting- Is either computer or manually controlled and is constantly changing with the entertainments needs. Your entertainers may provide dynamic lighting. If not, there are companies that specialize in providing this type lighting.
Tent Heating Tent heating is extremely variable. It's impossible to call weather conditions any more than a few days in advance of your event. We can give good advice based on past experience. This can help, but is a far cry from exactly what you may or may not need.
We have never had to heat a tent in late June, July or August.
We have heated tents in late May, early June and early September. (this is rare)
Early May and late September, we recommend that you reserve at least some heat capacity to take the chill out of the air. (You may need more heat depending on conditions)
April and October plan on using a large amount of heat.
The rest of the year it can be extremely difficult and expensive to keep a large tent comfortable.
Tent heaters use propane for fuel but need a small amount of electricity to operate the heaters igniter and blower.
Tent heaters normally installed on the outside of the tent, but if there is plenty of ventilation you can put them on the inside. (If its a windy day, moving the heaters inside the tent makes them more effective).
Using multiple small heaters rather than one large heater makes a tent more comfortable.
Tent heaters are controlled by a thermostat similar to a house thermostat.
The heaters we use are UL listed for tent heating. They come in 2 sizes 80k BTU per hour and 170k BTU per hour. (We have a heating specialist on staff that will assist you with your heating needs)