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.

Graduation is in the air

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They made it!  Now lets have a celebration to mark the milestone.  Pacific Party Canopies is here to help you create a party setting that your son or daughter will remember for years to come.  We can provide you with tents in the back yard, tables, chairs, BBQ’s and Fill-n-Chill tables.  We have fun & games like Bounce Houses, Dunk Tanks, “Beat the Bucket” along with fun food equipment  like the Steamin’ Demon hot dog steamer, cotton candy machine, sno-cone machine and pop-corn poppers.  Music is important at any event and a Graduation party is no exception.  We carry a Passport PA sound system which you can patch in music from individual cell phones, CD players and an array of computers.  Lastly a dance floor and a mirror ball create a fun inviting atmosphere.  Call us today to arrange your Grad Party rentals.

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.