House & garden

Buying or renting a marquee – tips on choosing and functional designs

Most people want to buy or rent a party tent in order to find a practical solution for their planned garden party in different weather conditions. Property owners or tenants who live in a house with a garden can use it to organize an event with minimal effort. For this reason we have put together some useful information about different models of party tents for you.

Which party tent for which occasion?

Rent or buy a folding tent for special occasions such as weddings

Are you planning an outdoor family celebration? Then a folding tent is a very suitable option. This allows you and your guests to share moments together in the cool shade or in rainy weather in summer waterproof gazebo spend. So if you want to enjoy a relaxing time in the garden with your neighbors or friends, such a party tent or garden pavilion would be the best choice. Party tents are usually used for short periods of time and for special occasions. Because of this, you should be able to do this Set up and dismantle garden pavilions as quickly as possible to be able to. Most of these tents are therefore made of fabric and can be folded quickly. But a marquee can do more than just serve for occasional events. Sometimes it even stays in the garden all summer. You can also equip it with lighting so that you can stay late at night.

Tips on buying

inside of a large garden pavilion built with metal construction

When buying such a tent, you should of course first of all pay attention to your own needs. If you want to set up and dismantle the party tent frequently, you are well advised to use a folding tent. Stability is also important: Even in summer, one or the other storm can sweep the garden, but the party tent should remain standing. A stable basic construction as well as a resistant material with which the tent is covered is crucial. When it comes to size, your own needs also play a major role. So you have to think about the average number of guests you would like to accommodate in your party tent. Even for a small-group party, the minimum size should be Party tent 3 × 3, or even better 3 × 6 Meters. For larger events, the garden pavilion could even measure five by five meters and more. However, what types of such tents might be best for your purposes? Here are some of them:

Folding tent

foldable benches under a green garden tent made of fabric garden party rain protection

Such folding tents are an extremely practical option for private use. Their construction is usually made of aluminum or steel. The aluminum variants are particularly easy to transport due to their low weight, so that regular assembly and disassembly are no problem. To set up, you have to pull the tent apart at two corners. To protect against sun, wind and rain, folding tents are covered with a textile material or a tarpaulin.

Pagoda tent

huge pagoda tent party tent on a meadow outdoors

The pagoda tent is a functional and beautiful tent at the same time. This is also available in the folding version and is usually used for very special occasions such as weddings or outdoor corporate events. Pagoda tents can be found mainly in Asia, but they are also enjoying increasing popularity in Germany. With their high, pointed roofs, pagoda tents look elegant and light. This tent usually has a frame made of aluminum profiles and connecting parts made of steel, as well as roof and side tarpaulins.

Buy and set up a suitable party tent

For example, if you have a barbecue party planned but the weather forecast says a rainstorm for the afternoon is no reason to change your plans. The purchased marquee can keep all guests and the grill dry. However, you need to build and set it up properly to do this. In most cases, at least two people should take part in the construction and observe the following information:

barbecue in the garden folding tent rain waterproof protection

  • Choose a flat surface that is at least as large as the marquee.
  • The pipes are usually marked to show where they belong.
  • Profiles for the corners are also marked.
  • Then insert the pipes into the corner profiles.
  • Now pull the roof over the main frame and fasten it to the pipes with straps.
  • Tension cables provide more stability.
  • The party tent is ready – the celebration can begin.