You have always dreamed of an outdoor wedding, in the gardens of a Provençal estate, on the courtyard of a historic castle or in a private villa. Yes, but if there is no inside plan B at your wedding place, maybe you should have a look on a marquee to protect you from wind or rain if the weather is unfortunately not with you on this day or just from the sun. Opting for a tent would be the solution. Today, several companies offer you the rental of very beautiful tents that will perfectly dress your reception area. Two of these vendors in the Provence region, Belounge and Organic Concept answer a few questions to give you the necessary informations about this service.
What are the different types of tents that you offer and what are their differences in terms of climate or location?
“We try to respond as best as possible to all of our customers’ requests. For this, we have four types of tents:
– The Stretch or “nomad” tent, the smallest model is 54m² and the largest is 525m². They can also be combined with each other, so we can extend the installation up to 1000m².
– The Silhouette tent, from 40m² to 364m²
– The classic Bi-slope Structure tent
– The Pagoda tent (or caterer), in 3x3m, 4x4m or 5x5m
So far we have recommended the Silhouette tent or structure from October to May / June because they close completely. From now on, we can also offer the Stretch with its crystal curtains to also close it completely! Our Stretch and Silhouette tents are UV-Proof and Waterproof, we protect you whatever the season. “Organic Concept
What is your price range for renting a tent for a weekend?
“We generally start at € 900 up to € 15,000. It all depends on the model of the tent and the options chosen by the couple (floor, lighting, furniture).”. Organic Concept (16 to 24 € ht / m2 depending on the size of the structure at Be Lounge)
What types of accessories do you offer for tents?
“We can offer you complete and turnkey fittings thanks to our range of furniture, lighting, decoration and floor covering to best meet your expectations. We particularly like a nice lighting by indirect lighting (autonomous spots ) on a warm color and create a pretty outline in garlands. But we can also install hooks (brackets) on the tent poles to create bright decoration (chandeliers for example) or floral. “. Be Lounge
How long before the wedding is it best to contact you?
“It is always better to contact us once the location has been chosen but after making sure that it is possible to temporarily install a structure. We also offer to support you in your complete development with a wide range of furniture, in light and decoration. The earlier you contact us, the more availability and choice you will have. Generally, I think the best is to contact us about 8 months before reception, so as not to have to deal with last minute stress. “. BeLounge
When is the tents usually pitched and how long does it take to pitch?
“The assembly is generally done one or two days before the wedding, it is the same for the disassembly. We try to be the most flexible to stick to the request of the client. The assembly time varies from assembly to another depending on the size of the tent and if we have to put a floor. However, we usually come first on the site and we dismantle the last. “. Organic Concept
Do you offer tents that we can put up yourself?
“All our structures must be erected by our teams, who have undergone CTS training ensuring the security of erections: these are not small tents but many structures that require increased knowledge of security standards, questions of tension on each matt and on the canvas of the tent. ” . Be Lounge
What size should you choose based on the number of guests?
“Generally, we count 1.5m per guest. What can also influence the size is the type of tables (round or long tables) but we take all these criteria into account when designing the quote.” Organic Concept
Do you use other colors than white? If yes, which ones ?
“Absolutely, we also offer tents in beige or taupe, which adapt just as well to any type of place: stone mas, castle, meadow, cityscape.”. Be Lounge
What do you suggest for the floor?
“For the ground, we are very often asked for the floor for the tent. We offer a very beautiful plain light, fairly rustic floor as well as petticoat to hide in case of stalling.” Organic Concept
Which is the most successful marquee and why?
“Our newlyweds love the nomad tent! But the orangery is also very successful. They are both very requested” Be Lounge
In which region do you offer your services?
“We offer our services throughout the PACA region as well as in Morocco, Italy, Greece … We are available 24/7 and service is our priority!” Organic Concept