Using tents to create different areas for your outdoor wedding

Outdoor weddings offer a lot of versatility in terms of creating different areas within the same space. A tent can be a great way to create different areas, each with its own unique purpose and atmosphere. Here are some ideas for using tents to create different areas for your outdoor wedding.

Reception area The main tent can be used as the reception area where guests can gather for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing. You can create a welcoming entrance to the tent with decorative lighting and foliage, and set up a bar or beverage station near the entrance. The reception area can be decorated with elegant table settings, floral arrangements, and other decorative elements to create a memorable atmosphere.

Dining area A separate tent can be used as the dining area where guests can enjoy a sit-down dinner. This tent can be decorated with beautiful lighting, elegant table settings, and floral arrangements to create a formal and intimate atmosphere. You can also use different types of seating, such as long banquet-style tables, circular tables, or even family-style seating to create a unique dining experience.

Lounge area A lounge area can be created within the tent for guests who want to relax and socialize in a more intimate setting. You can use comfortable seating such as sofas, chairs, and ottomans to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. This area can also be decorated with rugs, coffee tables, and other decorative elements to create a homey and relaxed atmosphere.

Ceremony area If you plan on having an outdoor ceremony, a separate tent can be set up as the ceremony area. This tent can be decorated with beautiful floral arrangements and other decorative elements to create a memorable setting for your vows. You can also use different types of seating, such as theater-style seating or circular seating, to create a unique ceremony experience.

Kids’ area If you have young guests attending your wedding, consider setting up a separate tent as a kids’ area. This tent can be decorated with games, toys, and other kid-friendly activities to keep them entertained during the reception. You can also hire a babysitter to supervise the kids’ area and ensure that the children are safe and having fun. Ask us about the games we can provide for your Kids’ area. 

Photo booth area A separate tent can also be set up as a photo booth area where guests can take fun and memorable photos. This area can be decorated with props, backdrops, and other decorative elements to create a unique and personalized experience for your guests.

Consider the flow of guests and make sure each area is easily accessible and functional. Also consider the overall atmosphere you want to create and choose decorative elements that reflect your personal style and vision for your wedding.

Using tents to create different areas for your outdoor wedding is a great way to add versatility and depth to your event. You can create special experiences for your guests by having separate tents for dining, a lounge area, or a kids’ area. Remember to consider the practicalities of each area and ensure that they are easily accessible and functional for all guests. With a little creativity and planning, you can use tents to create a wedding that is both beautiful and functional.

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www.flatlandequipment.ca | 204-809-1360 | When planning an outdoor wedding in a tent, there are endless possibilities for unique seating arrangements. Whether you want a traditional layout or something more unconventional, there are many ways to create a seating plan that reflects your personal style and creates a memorable experience for your guests. Here are some ideas for unique seating arrangements for your outdoor wedding tent.