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tents for top events across the southeastFor a quarter of a century, Chattanooga Tent has been a key part of the Providence Hospital Foundation Festival of Flowers event in Mobile, Alabama. This past March, the company once again participated in this major undertaking.

This year marked the 25th Anniversary of the event by the Providence Hospital Foundation, sponsored by Wells Fargo. Proceeds from the Festival of Flowers are used to support the Cardiac Care Unit at Providence Hospital.

Chattanooga Tent provided a total of 42,600-square-feet of white tents, with the main structure totaling 23,000-square-feet, according to Mark Holland, CERP at Chattanooga Tent. You can grasp the scale of this endeavor by watching this YouTube video: https://youtu.be/J2ZQeeZ7U-Q

Eight landscape companies fill the structures with original landscape designs, and six local gardening societies help with design and installation as volunteers. He said the total installation takes eight days and removal requires six days of work. The festival itself lasts four days.

The result is a wonderland of green spaces where visitors can relax, reflect, and delight on exhibits under names such as “The Square,” “The Meadow,” “The Carousel” and “The Zoo.” This year’s theme, “A Celebration Promenade,” set the tone for a remarkable floral showcase.

“We originally got involved in the Providence Hospital Foundation Festival of Flowers 25 years ago because it made sense as an activity for Chattanooga Tent during the off-season,” Holland said. “As winter begins to change over to springtime, we travel a good bit of the South to provide tents for outdoor events. We used to do a lot of fairs at every county in the state of Alabama, so we were well known in the Mobile area, where the Festival of Flowers happens.”

He said that continued participation in the Festival of Flowers gives Chattanooga Tent a valuable yearly opportunity to put a good number of its personnel to use and get them “warmed up” with cohesion before the bulk of springtime projects start happening. This ensures the team is fully up to speed for other installations.

tent supplier for top events across the southeastChattanooga Tent also participates in other events similar to the Festival of Flowers, such as the Believe Bash to benefit Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, which we profiled in our last blog. In fact, our company has contributed to hundreds of fairs and festivals around the country since starting in 1934. The benefit of this is the accumulation of experience and resources to plan and execute truly world-class events.

Holland said Chattanooga Tent plans to once again participate in the 2019 Festival of Flowers event, March 21-24 in Mobile. The Southeast Tourism Society designated the Providence Hospital Foundation Festival of Flowers event as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast.

To learn how Chattanooga Tent can apply its experience and expertise to make your event great, call us at (800) 843-8514 or use our contact form.

Written by Steven Stiefel

18.05.25 Believe Bash 1 ed2For more than 80 years, people have trusted Chattanooga Tent because of our extensive knowledge and expertise. Clients experience peace of mind because our reputation is well-established in our masterful delivery of corporate events, parties, weddings, fairs, festivals, sporting events, in addition to military and disaster relief efforts.

Last month, we added to that solid record by providing tents and flooring for major events to benefit great causes.

Believe Bash

Chattanooga Tent participated for a second year in the April 14th Believe Bash to benefit the Erlanger Children’s Foundation. Proceeds go to the Believe Campaign to build the new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. The 1920s-themed event sold out with more than 1,200 guests enjoying the evening of dining, dancing, and roaring 20s fun.

The Believe Bash presented special challenges as it was held in the Wilson Air Hangar at the Chattanooga Airport. Chattanooga Tent provided a 40-meter by 25-meter by 4-meter (131 X 82 X 13 in feet) tent and flooring designed to extend the space of the hangar.

“With the event site being at the airport, the timelines were critical and short, allowing us minimal time to install and dismantle. Also, no stakes could be used, so we had to bring in 180,000 lbs of concrete ballast,” explained Chattanooga Tent President Mike Holland.

Chattanooga Tent rose to the occasion, helping the Erlanger Children’s Foundation in its mission to impact the health of generations of children to come. https://www.believebash.build

18th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Promise Gala


Also last month, Chattanooga Tent provided tent and flooring for the 18th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Promise Gala held April 21st at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The black-tie event, hosted by the JDRF Middle Tennessee Chapter, included a cocktail reception, seated dinner, and an auction for Find A Cure to accelerate research on Type 1 diabetes. In 2017, the event attracted 800 guests who contributed to raising more than $1.6 million.

Aside from protecting the field where the Tennessee Titans play, everything had to be driven down in to an underground loading dock and then forklifted to the field.

“It was quite a number of trips with the tent and flooring, plus 240,000 lbs of concrete. The tent was a 30-meter by 60-meter by 4-meter (98 x 196 x 13 feet) clear structure. We used approximately 24,000 square feet of specialized flooring to drive all the equipment to the field,” said Mike Holland.

Careful logistics impact all events of this nature. Chattanooga Tent brought professional planning to both projects and executed for these fundraising events with special event tent rentals, helping them to achieve success in their efforts to ease suffering for those fighting diabetes and other illnesses.  

Planning your own special event? Contact us at (800) 843-8514 or email office@chattanoogatent.com to get the planning process started.

Chair Rentals Chattanooga When hosting an event, you want your guests to not only relax and enjoy themselves – you want to impress them with special touches and decorative accents in details like the guest seating arrangements. Chattanooga Tent provides several options for the table and chair rentals Chattanooga.

Form and function combine when deciding on what styles to select for your wedding chair rental. Obviously, unless you’re throwing a “standing room only” event, you can’t expect everyone to stand for the duration of the occasion, so event solutions call for renting at least some of the chairs. The consistency of seat color and style across the event venue provides a more visually striking presentation than a hodgepodge patchwork of different seating styles thrown together for function alone. Chattanooga Tent offers stylish and comfortable guest seating options.

Chair rental options to accompany your Chattanooga party tent rental range from the simple to the grandiose, including mahogany folding chairs, gunmetal chairs, solid black or white folding chairs, or bar stools. Then there’s the rustic yet elegant Pilgrim Cross Back Chair. If you really want to add a regal touch, you can add the Louis XIV Banquet Chair or the classic gold chivari chair. See photos of these products .

Those options all work great for individual seats, but you can add the true feel of a special event venue with Lounge Seating rentals to add additional seating space in corner spaces and blend in with a variety of spaces. Lounge seating puts couples and friends together for the social activity. Options from Chattanooga Tent include the Briley Corner Seat, Briley Armless Loveseat, Briley Cocktail Ottoman, or Curran Upholstered Bench. Add a round glass coffee table so your guests have a place to rest their drinks while conversing or dancing the night away. You can find these products illustrated on our website.

Whether you’re making choices for the day you’ve dreamed about your whole life or just need to make sure your party entertains and impresses family, friends, or clients, distinctive chair rentals provide simple yet powerful accents to the rest of the décor you choose with your party tent rentals in Chattanooga.

Chattanooga Tent employs the same meticulous standards for guest seating as we do with other products we offer. We look forward to earning your trust as your first choice among Chattanooga tent rental companies. If you would like to learn more about our tent rental services or you simply want to discuss your outdoor wedding needs, please get in touch with us today

Written by Steven Stiefel

Friday, 06 April 2018 13:30

Outdoor Weddings: The Essentials

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12105761 10153724419129604 534734780147254897 nSpring is in full swing and summer is fast approaching, meaning that outdoor wedding season is finally here! At Chattanooga Tent, the premier tent rental company for events in Scenic City, we want to make sure that you have as much information as possible on the essential items that transform an outdoor wedding into the event that your friends and family won’t be able to stop talking about.

Outdoor Weddings Require Certain Items

To pull off an outdoor wedding that isn’t a glorified field party, you need to have a few key items. Now, while there are plenty of items that won’t be on this list that you might include in your wedding, for the sake of brevity we have kept our list to the absolute essentials.


Essential # 1: The Tent

In other parts of the nation, the Southeast is infamous for its heat. When planning an outdoor wedding for the spring or summer, it is imperative that you take into account the fact that your guests (and you) are going to want somewhere that they can cool off, enjoy a drink, mingle, and dance. With a tent from us, you not only have a functional area that all of this can be accomplished, you have a beautiful, customizable venue that can reflect the vision that you have for your wedding day.


Essential # 2: The Lights

Unless you kick off your ceremony at 9am, chances are good that your reception ais going to last well into the evening hours. As such, you are going to need to decide on what kind of lights you want illuminating the area for your guests. Do you want a rustic feel? Are you interested in utility more than aesthetic appeal? These questions are ones that you must answer in order to make sure that your wedding is a night to remember


Essential # 3: Tables and Chairs

When planning your outdoor wedding, it is important that you take into account where people are going to sit during the reception. Across the board, people enjoy having a place to take a quick rest, enjoy a bite to eat, or engage in a riveting conversation with other wedding guests. Many factors go into the type (or types) of tables and chairs that you will need for your outdoor extravaganza, so make sure that you take a look at the tables that we offer and spend some time thinking about which chairs will go best with them and really make your space pop.


Essential # 4: The Dance Floor

A hallmark of every wedding celebration is dancing, lots of dancing. While some might consider dancing in the grass a lovely and bohemian take on the traditional dance floor, most will want a solid surface to cut a rug on. Whether you want a modern weathered oak floor or you want to keep it classic with a black and white checkered pattern floor, we have you covered.


Essential # 5: Ambience

The last essential item for your outdoor wedding is perhaps the most important. Anyone can put up a tent in a field, throw some tables and chairs under it, and light it all up like a christmas tree. However, this approach a wedding does not make. For your outdoor wedding, you need to convey emotion and create an atmosphere that truly expresses the love that you and your partner have for each other. Your wedding needs to reflect who you are as a couple. For inspiration, check out our events gallery and see the many different ways that our tents can be decked out.

If you would like to learn more about our tent rental services or you simply want to discuss your outdoor wedding needs, please get in touch with us today. We will work with you to make sure that all of the little details are taken care of when it comes to your space and help to ensure that your outdoor wedding is a night that your guests will never forget!

Monday, 08 January 2018 17:22

Wedding Trends in 2018

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With a new year come new trends in weddings. From custom venues built especially for the event to creative seating for your guests, Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions can help you incorporate this year’s hottest trends with your visions to create the wedding of your dreams.

Here are just a few of the trends we’ll see in 2018:

Backyard Venues

Rather than opting for the cookie cutter venues, many brides are creating venues all their own. Whether it is your childhood backyard, or high atop a mountain with breath taking views, customs venues are the new trend of 2018.


According to wedding experts, this year’s most popular wedding color will be Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, ultra violet. This calming hue adds an original touch that compliments the purples in many flowers. Additionally, we will see navy making a comeback. Now dubbed the “new black”, deep navy is rich in sophistication, while still feeling fresh and modern.


We’ll be seeing more of the metallic trends from last year carrying over into 2018. While rose gold continues to shine, rich copper and shining silver are all the rage this season. From bridal jewelry to tableware, metallic hues scream sophisticated celebration.

Clear-Span Tents

This year, we’re welcoming the outside in with clear span tents. Not only do these structures offer views of the outside, they have no internal obstructions. As unpredictable as Mother Nature can be, clear span tents offer protection from unexpected weather without compromising style.

Natural Touches

While “rustic” and burlap may be on their way out, woodsy and natural elements are here to stay for 2018. From shaker tables to simple greenery, natural touches lend a laid-back, effortless look to your special day.

Lounge Seating

The matchy-matchy seating arrangements are a thing of the past. Brides this year are likely to opt for a mix of round tables and rectangular tables for the seated reception and add a mix of lounge furniture. Perfect for mixing and mingling or resting your feet from dancing, lounge furniture provides a comfortable seating alternative.

Whether it’s one of 2018’s hottest wedding trends or a time honored classic, your wedding should be a reflection of you. From tables and chairs to linens and tableware, our Chattanooga event rental company has everything you need to create a reception as unique as the bride and groom.

Providence Hospital Flower Show 2018