Sunshine Tent & Party provides quality party and event rental services in the Southern New England
region. (see
: Tent Rentals Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts) We are a full
service rental company that is
family owned and operated. Our product lines include party tents,
dance floors, tent flooing, tables, chairs, linens.

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.
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This page is dedicated to the important early planning phase question, "Can it be done
here"? Many couples have their heart set on a location that has meaning to them. The
tent just helps make the event realistic at the location that is chosen. On the other
hand their are couples that want the outdoor atmosphere of the tented event and
the exact location is secondary. Either way, when your considering locations, its good
to have some basic information.

Unless you have a large open field, you’ll need to get an idea how much area you
will need. As a rule of thumb, a tented reception requires about 15 to 20 square feet of
tented area per guest, (see:
tent sizing calculator). For 150 guests the average tented
space is in the 2400 to 3200 square feet range. Roughly, this size tent requires an area of
about 3000 to 5000 square feet when staking is considered.

Once you get an idea of the size area you’ll need, there are some basic things to look
Large obstacles such as trees, buildings, swimming pools, ECT. Small shrubs can usually
be worked around. Fairly flat and level surface, this is not because of the tent, you just
don’t want to seat a guest on the side of a hill. Drainage should also be considered
just in case of rain. Site variables such as septic systems, buried wires and piping can
usually can be safely dealt with. Overhead obstacles such as tree branches and
overhead wires can impact tent height. Tents pitch up from 7 feet at the edge to 20+
feet at the center. Smaller tents are available with a 10 to 20 foot center height.

Even if you may have some issues with your site. You may still be able to have a
tented wedding at your location of choice. Multiple tents can be used to go around
obstacles, (view our
2012 featured wedding) tents can be placed on and over decks,
frame style tents can be placed within inches of buildings and trees, staking issues can
be minimized by replacing stakes with heavy weights.