508-420-2215

800-542-4335

508-420-2215

800-542-4335

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO PLAN PERFECTION

Renowned on Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts for excellent equipment and reliable service, we specialize in tented affairs-weddings and parties, large and small, formal or casual.

In addition to tents, our extensive inventory includes lighting, dance floors, staging, tables and chairs, china, glassware, flatware, linens and catering/serving items. We work with you, your caterer or your event planner to make certain your event is a success. Our fully insured, experienced crews provide round-the-clock personal service that’s second to none.

To begin planning your event, take a look at our Planning Guide below. If you like, you can download a printable list of Rental Options for offline planning. It provides details on all available options.  If you’d like pricing information, click here. You can also request a detailed quote/estimate.

If you prefer, we also invite you to call or stop by our office so we may personally assist you with your event planning.

 TENTS, TABLES AND SO MUCH MORE

Tents

Tents are available as both “frame” and “pole/tension” structures. Frame and Genesis pole tents are available in variety of widths and in most any length. Tidewater sailcloth pole tents come in a variety of widths and fixed lengths.

The size tent you need for your event depends on a number of factors including number of guests, type of party, and your preferred accessories such as dance floor, band stand, buffet tables, etc.

Frame Tent Genesis Tent Tidewater Tent Marquee Tent

Tent Styles & Widths

Frame Genesis Pole Tidewater Pole
10′   32
15′ 40′ 44
20′ 50′ 51
30′  

General Tent Requirements

  • Wedding Receptions
    ~20-25 square feet/person and assume 8 people seated at a 60” round table as well as dance floor, buffet tables, etc. 
  • Dinner Only Parties
    ~10-12 square feet/person and assume the maximum of 10 people per 60” round table and no dance floor or other accessories.
  • Cocktail Party & Theater Style Seating
    ~8-10 square feet/person. Cocktail assumes a mix of people standing and sitting whereas theater style seating has chairs set up in rows as for wedding ceremonies, graduations and memorials.
  • Marquees
    Available in 8’and 10’ widths to use as protective walkways for access to a tent entrance or for catering set-ups.

Please call us or submit an inquiry if you have any questions. We’ll gladly assist you in determining the correct size tent and accessories for your event.

Tables

Tables are available in various sizes and shapes as listed below. The most common table for seating is the 60″ round table which allows for 8 people/table for more formal place settings such as a wedding and 10 people/table for less formal place settings. Banquet tables are generally used for food and bar tables but can also be used for seating.

Table Sizes

Table Size Serving Capacity
30″ Round* 2
36″ Round 4
48″ Round 6
60″ Round 8-10
72″ Round 10-12
6′ x 30″ 6-8
8′ x 30″ 8-10
6′ x 18″ 3
8′ x 18″ 4
Tuscan 8′ x 40″ 10
Serpentine ¼ Rounds NA
36″ Square Card Table 4
6′ x 12″ Bar Top NA

* Available in 30″ (seating) and 42” (cocktail) heights

Chairs

Several different styles of chairs are available. The Chivari/Ballroom chair is one option for more formal events. It comes in white and fruitwood with a 2” foam seat. The most popular wedding chair is the Garden chair available in white, natural or fruitwood with a ½” pad. Samsonite chairs are generally used for informal backyard parties, meetings, graduations, etc. Chair covers/sashes are also available for all styles of chairs.

Chivari Chairs Garden Chairs Samsonite

Flooring

A dance floor is the most common flooring used under tents. It consists of 3’x4’ wood grain parquet panels which are secured together and finished with a metal edging around the perimeter. To calculate the size of a dance floor for a function it is generally estimated that ½ of the guests will dance at any one time. Each person dancing requires ~4 square feet. Use the chart below as a guideline.

 

Dance Floors

Guests Sq. Feet Size
50 100 9′ x 12′
100 200 12′ x 16′
150 300 15′ x 20′
200 400 18′ x 20′
250 500 20′ x 24′

Although the majority of tents are set up on existing ground, such as grass, asphalt, gravel, etc., tent flooring is sometimes necessary due to an undesirable surface and/or uneven ground. There are several choices of tent flooring available.  Please inquire.

Lighting

Lighting is recommended for all evening events or in areas that require additional illumination. Several types of lighting are offered – streamer, onion lamps, bistro/café, rice paper lanterns and track lighting.

  • Streamer lights are placed along the inside perimeter of the tent and provide a subdued, festive lighting. 
  • Onion lamps (Tidewater tents) and globe lights (Genesis tents) are mounted on the tent center poles. 
  • Bistro/Café lighting can also be installed in tents as well as rice paper lanterns which are available in several sizes and colors. 
  • Track lighting is used when specific areas need additional illumination such as in trade shows or in a caterer’s tent. 

Rice Paper Lanterns Streamer Lighting Bistro/Café Lighting Onion Lamps

Linens

Linens add the finishing touch to any event. The longer the linen, the more formal the look. Toppers, napkins, skirting and chair covers/sashes are also available. All linens are available in white and various colors. Standard table height is 30″.

Linens

Table
Size
Linen
Size
Distance
From Floor
72″ Round 132″ Round Floor Length
120″ 6″
108″ 12″
96″ 18″
90″ 21″
60″ Round 120″ Floor Length
108″ 6″
96″ 12″
90″ 15″
72″ 24″
48″ Round 108″ Floor Length
96″ 6″
90″ 9″
72″ 18″
36″ Round 96″ Floor Length
90″ 3″
72″ 12″
30″ Round 90″ Floor Length
72″ 9″
8′ Banquet 90″ x 156″ Floor Length
60″ x 120″ 15″ – 18″
6′ Banquet 90″ x 132″ Floor Length
52″ x 114″ 9″ -19″

Staging

Staging can be used for wedding ceremonies, bandstands, modeling runways, etc. Our most commonly used stages are 15” height, carpeted 4’x4’ panels or 4’x6’x10” height carpeted risers. By placing panels or band risers together, most any platform can be designed to meet your requirements.

Table Settings

We offer white European china, stainless flatware, fine glassware and other table accessories to suit any setting you desire.

Table Settings

China Flatware Glassware
Dinner Plate Dinner Knife Wine
8 oz.
Salad Plate Dinner Fork Martini
5 oz.
B&B Plate Dessert/
Salad Fork
Balloon Wine
12 oz.
Soup Cup Teaspoon Champagne Flute
6 oz.
Cup/Saucer Soupspoon Beer Footed
12 oz.
Mug Butter Knife Water Goblet
10 oz.
Luncheon Plate Serving Fork/
Spoon
Highball
8 oz.
Lobster Platter Cocktail Fork Rocks
5.5 oz.
Sugar/Creamer Lobster Cracker Shooter
2.5 oz.
Old Fashioned
9 oz.
Collins
9 oz.

Accessories

Numerous other party accessories and serving items are available to meet the needs of your event. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please inquire.

Accessories

Bread Baskets Coolers Bus Trays
Coat Stands Coffee Makers Coffee Servers
Portable Ovens Cambros Tent Heaters
Grills Tent Centerpole
Skirts
Serving Trays
King Cookers Tent Liners Beverage Containers
Tent Sidepole
Skirts
Generators &
Electrical Panels
Tent Flags
Chafing Dishes Water Pitchers