Clean, Quality Rental Equipment

 

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The summer has come to a close, the traditional wedding season is fizzling out and the dog days of winter are upon us.  What does the crew at PPC do in the winter?  Well we are very busy in the spring, summer and early fall with tent installs and rental deliveries, but the pace of production doesn’t let up come late fall and winter.  During our “Off Season” we are nearly as busy cleaning, inspecting, maintaining and repairing any and all equipment in our inventory.  We service, count and purchase new equipment to fulfill needs we’ve established over the past rental season.  Maintenance of our equipment is crucial to meeting our clients’ expectations that we provide clean, quality party rental equipment at a competitive rate.

Choosing the Right Tent

There is a multitude of options for where you might set up a tent for your wedding day from a park to a parking lot.  However, not all tents are suited for all potential set-up locations.  There are two distinctly different tent types; Frame and Pole and each has it’s pro’s and con’s.

Frame Tents

If you have chosen a site that has hard surfaces, limited space or needs to be abutted to a building or another tent, you’ll want to use a “Frame” tent.  Frame tent consists of an aluminum framework constructed in the prescribed dimensions and then the vinyl (skin) is pulled over the frame work and secured to it.  Frame tents can be adapted more easily to fit a restricted site, un-level or multi-level sites.  Frame tents can be anchored with weights or stakes.  They are clear span inside and are the standard style used in our region by most rental companies.

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Pros: very adaptable, adjustable height and length, clear span, exposed framework for hanging points and décor.  Can be set up on hard or earthen surfaces and can be leveled when set on sloped or tiered surfaces.

Cons: Exposed frame work on underside, building-like sight lines, industrial

Pole Tents

When you have wide open access and space, you might want to rent a “Pole” style tent.  Pole tents require stakes be pounded into the ground around the entire perimeter of the tent, in predetermined spacing (7.5′ or 10′ between legs).  The stakes typically extend at least 6′-8′ off each side pole of the tent with a rope or ratchet attached to each.  Pole tents have center pole to hold them up.  The pole tops offer a clean smooth underside and dramatic site lines from outside.  Pole tents require a site that can be staked; earthen or even some asphalt sites can be accommodated.

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Pros: Less expensive, pleasing exterior sight lines, clean taught vinyl underside, elegant swooping lines, vaulted ceiling feel.

Cons: Stake lines around tent, center pole can be an obstruction, requires 6′ – 8′ buffer around the entire tent for staking.

Farm Tables

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If you’re seeking a rustic farm setting for your wedding locale you may want to go further and rent farm tables.  We now have 8′ Farm Tables which can seat 8-10.  Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pacificpartycanopies to see some photo’s of them on display in our show room and at EDASC’s “Schmooze Fair.”

In our search for the right pairing of seating options we selected a new “Fruitwood” wooden chair.  The chairs are a dark chocolaty brown color with a nice wood grain finish. The chairs complement the rustic feel of the large family style wooden tables.

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The nice thing about these new tables and matching chairs is that you can forgo linen toppers for colorful runners , napkins, place settings and flowers that complement your scheme.  Come visit us at our warehouse location in Burlington; we’d love to show you our tables and more.

Skagit Wedding Tour June 7th 2015

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Save the date!  June 7th 2015 Pacific Party Canopies, along with many local Skagit wedding vendors, will be participating in the Skagit Wedding Society’s “Skagit Wedding Tour.”   The tour highlights seven of Skagit Valley’s finest venues available to wedding parties and professional planners alike.  At each venue you will be greeted by the host facility and 5-7 different wedding professionals that are there to answer your questions and to help you with your special day planning.  Please come see us at Eaglemont Golf Course at 4800 Eaglemont Drive Mount Vernon, Washington 98274.  We will have staff on-site to discuss your needs and offer information on our products and services

Start your day at Cinderella’s Secret, 221 S 1st St. Mount Vernon, Washington.  Pick up your welcome bag and then head out to tour seven of the most beautiful venues Skagit County has to offer.

 

Up lighting and tents

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Colored lights can help create a nice “ambiance” in any venue space, especially in a tent.  You can produce a multitude of potential colors with the latest in wireless, battery operated and programmable lights.  The Foundation light uses less power due to the use of LED’s (light emitting diodes).  These lights are able to be tied into a DMX output from your DJ to strobe and color change at variable speed or with the beat of the music.  Inquire with us about your event lighting needs.