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December 20, 2018American Tent Life

Why You Should Rent Tents

As a successful event company owner, you’re always looking for opportunities to improve your service, attract new clients, and provide existing clients with even better experiences. One of the best ways you can accomplish all three of these goals is to begin offering rental tents to your clients. In today’s post, we’ll look at three reasons why your event company should add party tents to its inventory, and what you can expect to charge for rental of your tent.

When you’ve finished reading today’s entry, head over to our website to order pole or frame tents that you can rent to your customers! We have a wide variety of sidewall options that can help you further customize your tents, and we’re always happy to help you find the perfect fit. Get in touch with us to learn more, and read on to learn why you should be offering tents to your clients!

How Much to Rent a Tent for a Party or Event

So, the first thing you're thinking is probably: "Is it worth the investment?" Are you an event or rental company owner? Are you tasked with making smart decisions that will boost your company's bottom line? If so, the answer is YES. Buying a tent to rent again and again is the obvious choice.

Depending on your market, you can expect to charge between $.75 and $1.50/square foot for the rental of your tent. 

Check your competitors to make sure you're in line with what the market will bear, and consider a few factors that might make your higher price tag more appealing to your clients:

  • Condition of your tent: Brand new, sparkling white tents rent for more than a tent that has seen better days
  • Set up fees: Consider building them into your rental price or pricing the labor separately 
  • Add-ons: Are you including lighting and chair rental in the cost of your tent rental? You may want to offer these a la carte. 

Don't forget that a good guideline, when deciding what kind of tent to invest in, is to allow 10 square feet per person. Think about your average event numbers and plan accordingly. 

Three Reasons Why You Should Offer Rental Tents


As a business owner, you know that customers are almost always willing to pay for convenience. Whether you’re renting out a large number of tables and chairs, an event space, or you’re helping the host coordinate the night’s festivities, adding a variety of tents to your company’s inventory is an excellent way to profit from convenience. Instead of having to search for their own tents after they’ve agreed to do business with you, you can lighten your clients’ workload and provide them with a variety of options.

Better Customer Service

There’s no such thing as customer service that’s too good. Offering your clients rental tent options is an exceptional way to provide them with the convenience they deserve; it’s also a fantastic opportunity to improve your business’ customer service. You and your employees will become well-versed in tent terminology, from cross-cable and pagoda to frame and pole - plus sidewalls too! Customers will appreciate your staff’s ability to answer their questions and provide recommendations, and your business will benefit from better reviews, increased revenue, and more returning clients.


At American Tent, we know that you want to provide your customers with an experience they’ll never forget. You don’t want your customers to have a so-so event because they rented their party tents from a third party who compromised on quality, and you certainly don’t want them leaving any negative reviews that involve your business. When you choose to purchase your party tents from American Tent, you’re choosing to work with a company that is dedicated to producing top-of-the-line products that won’t disappoint.

Purchase Your Tents Today!

American Tent is your one-stop shop for pole tents, frame tents, sidewalls, and more! We know what it takes to produce party tents that are as functional as they are beautiful. Visit this page to learn more about pole and frame tents, and be sure to get in touch with us if you have any questions about our products.

We look forward to working with you soon!

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Tony Ehrbar

Owner & CEO

Tony's entrepreneurial spirit is woven into the fabric of American Tent (an Inc 5000 company), shaped by his experience running a successful event venue & tent rental service. His recognition as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 is a testament to his impact & dedication to his community. As the Co-founder and CEO of Renegade Plastics, Tony is leading initiatives in the tent industry to integrate eco-friendly, recyclable materials. Contributing as a board member for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) & the Green Bay Area Public Schools Foundation and being featured by Entrepreneur, Oracle, & Modern Weddings, Tony plays a pivotal role in enhancing the growth and success of the textile industry.

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