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How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Tent?

Last Updated: February 02, 2022

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Summary: Rental Tent Prices #

On average, it will cost between $.75 and $1.50 per square foot of space to rent a tent. You could pay as little as $150 for a 10x10 tent or as much as $2,500 for a 5,000 to 10,000 square foot tent. Tent lighting costs $1 per foot. If you need heaters these can run $100 to $300 each.

Rental Tent Prices

You've got a function to put on. It's a rain or shine event so you need to have proper shelter. You hope for sun but you plan for rain. Tent rental services are very common. There's large companies and small. No matter what size your function there's a tent or a combination of tents that is right for your event.

Tent Rental Prices #

It will cost as little as $150 to rent a tent for one day. This will get you a 100 square foot tent. This is as small as they come for tent rentals. You may be able to fit 10 people in a tent like this. This is for a very small group or, perhaps, a good tent for a single booth or gathering.

It will cost $350 to $500 to rent a tent big enough for 20 to 40 people. This will get you a modest sized tent that is 400 square feet to 600 square feet in size.

Large tents cost from $500 to $1,500 per day. These types of tents will have 1,200 square feet of space. This will fit about 60 to 120 people comfortably.

Giant tents can be rented for $500 to $800 a day, plus $1,000 for the setup fee. These tents will have 4,000 to 9,000 square feet. Tents with that many square feet of space can fit 400 to 1,000 people.

Rule of thumb: You should use the ratio of one person per 10 square feet of space.

10 square feet of tent space= 1 person

Rule of thumb: It will cost $.75 to $1.50 per square foot of tent space.

Note: Table size is a big factor in the amount of people you will be able to seat in a tent. Will the table be 50" in diameter and have fewer people per table or will you have 60" tables with more people per table. It's a matter of preference and budget which you prefer. Bigger tables will, ultimately, save space.

Will the tables be round, rectangular, or square? Round is the most common shape for tables as it provides consistent seating. It's much more social than rectangular shaped tables or square tables.

It will cost $50 to $100 to rent a disco ball.

It will cost $50 to $100 to rent chandeliers for your tent. If it's a fancy occasion like a wedding or an anniversary party you might want to spring for these. It will turn your event from a tent party to an elegant affair.