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Chattanooga Tent FAQs


While we won’t claim to offer every single thing necessary to the success of your event– Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions comes pretty close to sourcing everything needed to pull off a successful wedding, corporate event, fundraiser, or gathering.

In addition to the inventory of products you can view in our showroom, the most valuable thing we offer is our expertise. Let us organize the details from plan to execution, so you can focus on enjoying your event. Whether it is commemorating the uniting of two families, celebrating life and communities, bringing your team together, providing entertainment, or raising money for a worthy cause, Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions has the experience and Chattanooga event rental resources to ensure a spectacular outcome.

What is the recommended square footage required for each of the following?

A seated dinner with 5' round tables: 15 square ft per person. A seated dinner with 8' round tables: 12 square ft per person. Theater seating: 7 square ft per person. A dance area: 5 square ft per person. A bar area: 100 square ft. Speakers platform: 12 square ft per person. Bandstand: 10 square ft per person plus instruments.

What are the general rules of thumb for the following?

Banquet Style Seating: When using oblong tables, divide the room area (sq. ft.) by 12. When using round tables, divide the room area (sq. ft.)by 15. These figures are for maximum seating. If space is available for more comfortable seating, allow an extra 2 sq. ft. per person.

Classroom Style Seating: Divide student seating area (sq. ft.) by 10.

Theater Style Seating: Divide spectator seating area (sq. ft.) by 7.

This method of calculation allows for chair and passage aisles. It does not allow for problems caused by wide traffic aisles, location of columns, service doors or unique room shapes. It is useful for quick, general approximations. Please feel free to call one of our event professionals to help you determine the best style and size for your event.

How long is my rental period?

Our rental period for tents is the same for one day or one week. Just let us know how many days before the event you would like us to install.

Does it cost more for install or dismantle on weekends?

Yes. There are additional charges for install/dismantle outside of normal business hours.

How are Tabletop Items rented? As grouped sets or individual pieces?”

Tabletop items such as china, glassware, and flatware are made available individually, rather than in sets. So, we ask that a client specify which forks or knives or spoons they like, as opposed to a whole flatware set. Clients also specify which plates or bowls they would like. As for glassware, we typically sell that by the rack. Our rack sizes range from 16 in a rack to 36 in a rack. I always recommend getting more than you need. You will always have guests that don’t reuse their glass and get a second one.

What condition do rented items need to be in when returned?

All china, glassware, and flatware do not need to be washed by the client. They just need to be scraped of food or rinsed off, if possible. We take away the headache of washing dishes for clients. We also clean all the linens they rent, so they don’t have to worry about washing the linens.

What table sizes are available and how many people can fit at certain tables?

Clients are welcome to visit the showroom to discuss this more specifically for your unique situation, but as a general rule, the 6-foot banquet table accommodates 6-8 guests and the 8-foot banquet table works for 8-10 people. The 30-inch round is intended for 2-4 people, the 36-inch table is great for groupings of 4 people at each one, then the 48-inch round table accommodates 6-8 people, and finally, the 60-inch round table typically seats 8-10 people.

Do Linens come with Chattanooga Table Rentals?

They do not; they are rented separately.

What are the Chattanooga Event Tent Rental Prices?

Pricing really depends on what you need. We are happy to talk about it and provide you with pricing information when we connect to talk about event specifics.

What if I don’t know exactly what to get?

Our Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions events specialists are happy to talk about your event and offer recommendations custom-suited to your specific needs. You can quickly gain a sense of what you need to fulfill the scale and grandeur of your planned event. Bishop said they can also answer event-specific questions that most people do not know, such as what items need to be included in informal vs formal place settings and different setup types. Our experience putting these events together gives us an opportunity to offer our expertise to clients as an added value of getting their business.

What if I have something in mind but I don’t see it listed on your website or in your showroom?

If there are any rental items you don’t see listed, Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions can often sub-rent them from another company. “We never say no and are happy to help our clients find the items they are really wanting for their events,” Bishop said. We also have several other questions answered on our FAQs page of this website.

Let’s Talk About Your Upcoming Event and How Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions Can Help

In the excitement of planning a big event, we’re sure you have lots of questions. We encourage you to use our knowledge and experience to get the answers you seek. We want to add you to the long list of happy clients we’ve worked with over the past eight decades.

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