How to rent a tent for a small, but epic Hamptons-style party


It’s summer in New York, and whether you’re in Westchester or Long Island, it’s time to go all out. You may have a smaller guest count, but you can still throw a great event. Food truck catering, bartending, flowy sailcloth tent rentals, and bistro string lighting to set the mood. Our event specialists can guide you in selecting the right tent and party rentals for any occasion.

Sailcloth Tent on Shelter Island, New York

Renting the tent

You might want a tent to provide shade for guests, or maybe there is a forecast of rain and you don’t want to postpone over a few scattered showers. Here’s what to keep in mind before placing your tent order:

The dimensions of your backyard or outdoor event space, and your desired party size

Take a moment and measure the area of your backyard where one could install a tent. You need to know how large of a tent you can actually accommodate. We can also measure your property for you during a free site visit by one of our tent specialists.

Knowing the canvas size you have to work with, it’s time to decide what to place in it. For Hamptons dinner parties, many are going with the farm table style. Decide what tables and bars you’d like, and how many you need. Our party rental list can help you determine how many guests you can seat at each table.

Also consider if you want bars, dance floor rentals, or general flooring.

Stained wood tent flooring.

Once you know what you want under your tent, we can do a quick sketch for you to determine your needed tent size. If you’d like a sailcloth tent, you’ll need at least 10′ of additional clearance on all sides of the tent exterior.

To scale tent sketch.

With the vision of the event in hand, go ahead and schedule a site visit with us. Our seasoned tent specialists will give you a detailed estimate after your site visit. Contact us by email or phone to schedule. You can also discuss any needed add-ons like lighting or tent walls, as well as picking out your dinnerware rentals, glassware rentals, and necessary serving items. We look forward to seeing you.

Contact us today to set up your account.

We recommend confirming your tent order at your earliest convenience, especially during the busy season. Please note that many towns require Fire Marshal Tent Permits, which we can help you facilitate.