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8 Popular Ways to Have a Memorable Tent Wedding

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There is something oh-so glamorous and timeless about a wedding tent. From the gorgeous florals and ceiling installations to the romantic lighting variations, tent weddings offer a romantic and elegant way to commemorate the joys of a wedding celebration

Wedding tents vary in shape, size, and even color — making them the perfect venue space for your particular wedding needs, regardless of the season. 

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But first: Keep reading to discover 8 wedding tent styles from some of our favorite events as seen on PartySlate — along with the talented team of wedding event professionals that pulled off the look. 

1. Wedding Tent Lights

How do you light up a wedding tent? Forget what you know about wedding tent chandeliers or lanterns. String light tents offer guests a sense of intimacy and enclosure — without sacrificing beautiful views or a romantic summer breeze. 

From lavish drapery to dramatic ceiling installations, string lights transform any space into a romantic dreamscape. Keep reading to discover this unique and stunning wedding tent style.

Enchanted Tent Wedding Ceremony

San Diego, CA

Summer Night Wedding With String Light Wedding Tent | PartySlate
photographer: Paul Barnett

Hire Elegance created a tent wedding ceremony that took place after sunset. This premier rental company shares how they “opted for the twinkle light structure as opposed to traditional lighting in order to mimic the romantic and enchanted look and feel that was created in the ballroom following the ceremony.” They went on to tell us how “the structures truly got better and better as the night got darker.” As you can imagine, the effect was pure magic.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Paul Barnett | planner: Victoria Weddings | floral design: Flowers Annette Gomez | venue: Fairmont Grand Del Mar | event rentals & custom production: Hire Elegance | candy station: Concepts Event Design

Fairytale Garden Wedding Tent

Bainbridge Island, WA

Look: This open-tent wedding structure wows with an addition of twinkling string lights. CORT Party Rental and Light Smiths teamed up to create this beautiful lighting installation. We especially love how the open-air concept allows guests to enjoy the surrounding greenery and stately manor house. Click to see other beautiful elements from this romantic wedding celebration — such as the French Country-style lounge area.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Maria Lamb Photography | planner & design: Sinclair & Moore Events | venue: Bloedel Reserve | rentals: CORT Party Rental | specialty rentals: Classic Vintage Rentals | bar rentals: Happy Hour Designer Bar Rentals | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | lighting: Light Smiths | caterer: Deru Catering | stationery: la Happy Design | cake: The Sweet Side

Gold and Glimmer Wedding Tent

Los Angeles, CA

Outdoor Nighttime Wedding Reception with Open Tent Structure With String Lights | PartySlate
photographer: Birds of A Feather

Without a doubt, an open-air frame tent wedding becomes an otherworldly setting with suspended fairy lights. Other elevated details from this evening wedding (with décor and rentals by Hire Elegance) include overhead florals, shimmering drapery, and dreamy candlelight. Moreover, discover the floral-forward table settings beneath this luxury wedding tent.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Birds of A Feather | planner: The Lynden Lane Company | floral: Kevin Lee Weddings | venue: Hotel Bel-Air | décor & rentals: Hire Elegance | videographer: AndHer Visuals | draping: Amber Event Production | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | tabletop & chairs: Theoni Collection | lighting: Amber Event Production | entertainment: RedShoe

Canopy of Light Wedding Tent

New York, NY

String Light Wedding Tent Structure With Floral Pillars | PartySlate
photo courtesy of Simply Perfect Events

It’s true: Everything about this vow renewal celebration captures our imagination. Al fresco dining became the perfect photo op with this wedding tent structure by Party Rental Ltd. and Decco By Party Up Productions. Loose fairy lights mimic the elegant curve of draped fabric, while floral-wound pillars create a sense of organic beauty that seamlessly ties into the garden space.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photos courtesy of, planner, & design: Simply Perfect Events | floral: Sag Harbor Florist | venue: private residence | rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | lights: Decco By Party Up Productions | tabletop: borrowed BLU


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2. White Tent Weddings

A classic white wedding tent never goes out of style. This versatile wedding tent encompasses everything from canopies and pole tents to frame tents and sailcloths.

White tent weddings create the perfect blank canvas for the décor, style, or theme of your choice. Whether you are dreaming of an elegant tent wedding or a one-of-a-kind celebration, discover how this time-honored tent style can capture your unique vision.

Romantic White Tent Wedding

San Diego, CA

Open Frame Wedding Tent With Roof of White Drapery | PartySlate
photographer: Victor Sizemore Photography

This elegant tent wedding embraced the beautiful Santa Fe weather to celebrate the newlyweds. Abbey Party Rents created a gorgeous open tent draped with lightweight fabric that swayed in the warm summer breeze. See how the crisp-white palette continued throughout the space with white crystal chandeliers, white leather sofas, and bright white tablescapes. 

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Victor Sizemore Photography | planner: Thomas Bui Lifestyle | florals: Adorations Botanical Artistry | venue: Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa | tent: Abbey Party Rents | draping: Pacific Event Productions | lighting: Amber Event Production | custom dance floor: Concepts Event Design | caterer: Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa

Elegant White Wedding Tent

Chicago, IL

Romantic White Tented Wedding
photographer: Codrean Photography

White luxe draping and sparkling chandeliers, Elegant Event Lighting created a starry night for guests at this elegant tent wedding. We love how this dreamy aesthetic was completed with a sleek white dance floor and soft-toned floral arrangements. Click to see how the celebration continued outdoors with a chic lounge area and cocktail tables for mingling.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Codrean Photography | wedding coordination & design: LOLA Event Productions | floral design: Elizabeth Wray Designs | venue: The Morton Arboretum | lighting & draping: Elegant Event Lighting | entertainment: Accolade Musicians | videographer: DP Weddings | furniture rentals: AFR Event Furnishings

Light and Airy Tent Wedding

Napa, CA

Open Wedding Tent With Illuminated White Drapery | PartySlate
photographer: Shannon Stellmacher Photography

An ethereal white tent wedding feels right at home in this romantic Napa setting. Cole Drake Events effortlessly combines classic with innovative styles, and the result is pure magic. Discover other dreamy details from this outdoor wedding celebration. We particularly love the unique fruit centerpieces and custom place settings.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Shannon Stellmacher Photography | planner: Cole Drake Events | floral: M Design | venue: Calistoga Ranch

Oceanside Destination Wedding Tent

Cancún, Quintana Roo

Cabana-Style White Wedding Tent | PartySlate
photographer: Lauren Muckler Photography

This beach wedding tent wows with its ethereal cabana style. Everything, from the mix of billowing drapes to the gold bubble chargers at this luxe reception, evokes the feeling of ocean and cloud. Click to see how KATE & COMPANY captured the Cancun spirit with the addition of driftwood pieces, glass vases, and hanging candles.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Lauren Muckler Photography | planner: KATE & COMPANY | floral: Vanessa Jaimes – Floral Design | venue: Hyatt Ziva Cancun | décor: Gama Decor

From Tent to Tuscany

Richmond, MA

Ethereal White Canopy Wedding Tent With Elevated Greenery Centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: The Wedding Artists Co

Wildflowers, farmlands, and rolling hills surrounded this pole tent design by Bright Event Rentals. We adore how the tent space captures the clean design with a crisp white and green color palette. A suspended beam wrapped in greenery adds drama and depth to the soaring tenting. Moreover, vintage furnishings and abundant greenery remind us of a luxe vineyard in Tuscany.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: The Wedding Artists Co | planning & design: 42 North | floral: Dana Markos Events | tent: Bright Event Rentals | caterer: Chive Events | videographer: Cullen Studio | floor: Sperry Tents | lighting, draping, & lounge furniture: Exquisite Events Details & Decor | entertainment: The Sultans | rentals: Rentals Unlimited & True North Rentals | cake: Jenny’s Wedding Cakes & Pure Pastry | hair: Melissa Noel Hair Design | makeup: Dani Wagener Beauty


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3. Clear Wedding Tent Ideas

A clear wedding tent is the perfect solution for couples who want to enjoy the outdoors — regardless of weather. Not only do clear tents offer a window to stars, they also beautifully reflect chandeliers and candlelight.

Much like a frame tent, transparent tents allow for open floor plans and unobstructed views. Wedding planners and design teams will love the freedom to bring your wedding vision to life — without the need to work around poles or other obstructions. A clear-top tent wedding, like a blank canvas, awaits your imagination. 

Seaside Georgia Wedding Tent

Sea Island, GA

Clear Wedding Tent With White Flower Ceiling Installation | PartySlate
photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography

Beachview Event Rentals and Design made this modern, transparent tent wedding an affair to remember. Partygoers were able to enjoy the stunning Georgia sky and sands from this luxurious transparent structure. Make sure to “head inside” and see how suspended white orchids garlands brought a contemporary vibe to this lavish setting.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography | planner & floral: Aisling Florals | venue: Sea Island Resort | tent & furniture: Beachview Event Rentals and Design

Vibrant Rustic Tent Wedding

Winnetka, IL

Clear Wedding Tent With Rustic Wooden Beams and Colorful Floral Centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design

This backyard tent wedding combined rustic elegance with ballroom-style glamour. Kehoe Designs gave this transparent tent a twist with natural wooden beams and brass chandeliers. We also love how colorful floral centerpieces added a whimsical touch to this elegant setting.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Bob & Dawn Davis Photography & Design | planner: Reva Nathan & Associates | designer: Kehoe Designs | venue: private residence | videographer: VDO Productions | sweet table: Entertaining Company | cake: Alliance Bakery | invitations: Magnificent Milestones | makeup: Darcy Lynn McGrath | hair: Robyn Tornabeni | entertainment: Arlen Music Productions

Cosmic Glamour Wedding Tent

New Orleans, LA

Clear Wedding Tented With Globed Lighting Ceiling Installation | PartySlate
photographer: Greer Gattuso

Luminous Events of New Orleans gave the stars some competition with this globed lighting installation. We especially love how the clear tent lends an extra shine to this universe of candlelight. Make sure to see the other beautiful scenes from this stunning celebration. Hint: There’s a Second Line Parade.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Greer Gattuso | planning & design: Elyse Jennings Weddings | floral: Bella Blooms | venue: Il Mercato | candle décor: Luminous Events of New Orleans

Floral-Forward Tent Wedding

San Francisco, CA

Clear Wedding Tent With String Fairy Lights, Pink Seating, and Pink Flower Centerpieces | PartySlate
photographer: Alexandrina Owens Photography

It’s true: A wedding set in a historic conservatory is bound to be picturesque. Three premier rentals companies made this beautiful setting even dreamier with a clear-top tent and luxe rentals. Twinkling lights by Fantasy Sound Event Services and gorgeous florals brought the garden indoors. Best of all, open side panels gave guests the option of walking out beneath the stars.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Alexandrina Owens Photography | planner: ROCKNEVENTS | floral: Three Petals Design | venue: Conservatory of Flowers | rentals: Blueprint Studios – Rental, Hensley Event Rentals, & Bright Event Rentals | caterer: Dimitri | cake & bakery: The Cakemaker | videographer: Killer Creations & Tri Second | entertainment: DJ Teddy Raven & Pop Rocks | mariachi: Mi Tierra Linda | lighting: Fantasy Sound Event Services | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | photo booth: Kande Photo Booths

Autumn Roof Wedding Tent

Summit, NJ

Clear Wedding Tent With Covering of Autumn Leaves | PartySlate
photographer: Meg Smith Photography

Naturally, the addition of colorful autumn leaves and vintage lanterns turns this clear-top tent by Stamford Tent Company into a one-of-a-kind covering. We also love how chic furnishings bring vintage and rustic charm. Make sure to see the wall of greenery and twinkling lights that made for a photo-worthy backdrop. 

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Meg Smith Photography | planner: Storied Events | floral design: Blade Floral and Event Design | venue: private residence | tent rental: Stamford Tent Company | stationery: Katie Fischer Design | catering: Marcey Brownstein Catering & Events | lighting: Social Decor | event rentals: Patina Studios, Broadway Party Rentals, & Party Rental Ltd. | entertainment: Élan Artists | makeup: Stacey Ford Weddings


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4. Wedding Canopy Tents (and Pole Tent Weddings)

Imagine a beautiful tent on a sprawling lawn, and you will likely conjure up an image of a wedding canopy tent. These iconic tents capture the imagination with their soaring pitched roofs.

Sailcloth tents, like pole tents, are another popular option that captures natural lighting while adding a nautical element to your setting. 

While a pole tent wedding comes with some limitations (such as the need for ropes, stakes, and center poles), a talented wedding planner and design team can help create a floor plan that optimizes such a space. 

Keep reading to see how these design teams take advantage of all the bells and whistles that come with this photo-worthy style of tent.

Twinkling Seaside Wedding Tent

Westerly, RI

Pole Tent Wedding With Roof of Lavish Greenery | PartySlate
photographer: Christina Zen Photography

Nautical meets nature at this stunning seaside wedding in Rhode Island. Lush strung greenery lines the space and adds a lightness to the sailcloth tented venue. We love how gold ornate light fixtures by Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design create contrast against the lush greenery. We also appreciate how the tent is centered above the wedding bar, making it easy for guests to navigate from drinks to the dance floor. 

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Christina Zen Photography | planner & design: Simeral & Co. | florist: Marc Hall Design | venue: Misquamicut Club | lighting design: Suzanne B. Lowell Lighting Design

Bright & Bold Tent Wedding

Alpine, NJ

Sailcloth Wedding Tent with Pink Floral Mandap | PartySlate
photographer: PS Photography and Films

A gorgeous mandap pops against this sailcloth tent with rope-like seams and exposed wooden beams. Of course, this beautiful tented ceremony was just the beginning. After the ceremony, wedding guests entered a clear tent for the wedding reception planned by Premini Events. Click to see the lavish tablescapes and towering gold candelabras that graced the wedding reception tables.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: PS Photography and Films | planner: Premini Events | design & décor: Elegant Affairs | venue: private residence | entertainment: DJ SUNNY P EVENT PRODUCTION | lighting: Pegasus Productions

Rustic-Chic Wedding Tent

Lake Geneva, WI

Canopy Sailcloth Wedding Tent With Rustic Greenery Ceiling Installation | PartySlate
photographer: Anna Guziak Photography

Guests welcomed the newlyweds underneath a grand white sailcloth wedding tent designed by Canopies Events with Distinction. This blank canvas was transformed with hanging lights and golden fixtures attached with colorful florals. We also adore how rustic tables and greenery gave this wedding the perfect lakeside feel. Make sure to see how the party continued outside with a two-tiered boat ride.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Anna Guziak Photography | planner: Five Grain Events | floral & décor: Fleur Inc | tent: Canopies Events with Distinction | caterer: Shully’s Cuisine And Events | lighting: Elegant Event Lighting | rentals: AFR Event Furnishings | paper: Studio M Creations | band: Maggie Speaks | dessert: Vanille | hair: Clear Waters Salon and Day Spa | makeup: Makeup by Laura Rose

Wedding Tent With California Corals

Montecito, CA

White Canopy Wedding Tent With Wooden Cabana Installation | PartySlate
photographer: Brian Saculles Photography

Rustic and vintage details — including a hardwood bar, wooden furniture, and glowing candlesticks — graced this sheer white tent by The Tent Merchant. However, it’s the bold and bright color palette that steals the spotlight. Coral linen and lush floral centerpieces beckoned guests to their seats. We also love how a wreath of suspended florals created a colorful ceiling display across the white tent backdrop.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Brian Saculles Photography | planner & design: Percy Sales Events | floral: EmmaRose Floral | rentals: The Tent Merchant | caterer: Modern Art Catering | pastries: Superfine Bakery | linen: Luxe Linen | lighting linen: Spark Creative Events | videography: Expressionary Films | paper goods & calligraphy: Susan Silverberg | bartending: Flair Project | door rentals: Eye of the Day | parking director: Signature Parking | guest book artist: Paint Jam | transportation: Jump On The School Bus | alcohol: BevMo | bathrooms: Nick’s Production Services | entertainment: The Replicas Music

A Tent of Light and Shadow

Lake Bluff, IL

White Pole Wedding Tent with Lantern Ceiling Installation and Shadowy Leaf-Patterned Roof | PartySlate
photographer: Carasco Photography

Without a doubt, a sailcloth wedding tent captures the surrounding play of light and shadows. SQN Events transformed this luxury space into a scene from an enchanted forest (with a glimmering lantern installation that heightened the shadowy treetop design). The addition of transparent panels meant guests could still enjoy unobstructed views of the surrounding arbor. 

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Carasco Photography | planner: SQN Events | floral design: richard remiard design | venue & caterer: private club | videographer: Mirar Weddings | rentals: Hall’s Rental Service, Inc | entertainment: Larry King Orchestra | linen: BBJ Linen

Dance Party-Perfect Wedding Tent

Sunol, CA

Hora in Pole Wedding Tent With String Lights and Chandeliers | PartySlate
photographer: Sarah Greene Photography

Show off the classic simplicity of a wedding canopy tent with an elegant addition of string lights and glittering chandeliers. This classically-decorated and open space was especially great for dancing — and the talented Vybe Society knew how to keep guests happy on the dance floor.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Sarah Greene Photography | venue: Nella Terra Cellars | entertainment: Vybe Society


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5. Frame Tent Weddings

Unlike the canopy tent, frame tents are open structures. The lack of ropes and poles result in a more flexible floor plan — with the option for custom installations.

Wedding planners and design teams love a frame tent wedding for its limitless possibilities — especially when it comes to décor. Expect elaborate wedding tent drapery, wow-worthy lighting installations, and dazzling color combos.

By the way, did we mention the metal frame means a sturdier structure? That’s right. You can use a frame tent on grass, concrete, or anywhere in between. 

Technicolor Tent Luminance

Chicago, IL

Frame Tent Wedding With Technicolor Drapery | PartySlate
photographer: Cara Garbarino

A custom-made chandelier centered this lavish tented space designed by Partytime-HDO Productions, Inc. Created from hundreds of branches and crystal clusters, this installation immediately grabs our attention as it twinkles in the illuminated setting. See how the event’s lighting changed throughout the evening, emitting bold greens and blues, and then later transforming into a soft candle-lit glow. 

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Cara Garbarino | planner: Birch Design Studio | florist: The Flower Firm | venue: Millennium Park Rooftop Terrace | tent: Partytime-HDO Productions, Inc. | caterer: Entertaining Company | videographer: ABSA Productions | entertainment: Arlen Music Productions & DJ Kidd Ice | paper goods: RedBliss Design | rentals: Tablescapes Event Rentals | lighting: Frost Chicago | linen: Tabletoppers

Preppy Private Estate Wedding Tent

Barrington Hills, IL

Frame Wedding Tent With Preppy Navy and White Striped Drapery | PartySlate
photographer: Liz Banfield

This gorgeous summer wedding boasted several styles of frame tents by Partytime – HDO Productions — including one with custom-made blue-and-white striped drapery. Custom wall décor turned every moment of the wedding reception into the perfect photo op. Moreover, click to see the Marquee style tents that brought additional luxury to each outdoor lounge area.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Liz Banfield | planner & design: Bliss Events Chicago | flora & décor: Kehoe Designs | tenting: Partytime-HDO Productions, Inc. | caterer: Blue Plate Catering | videographer: I Do Films | entertainment: Party on the Moon | lighting: Frost Chicago | paper goods: Cheree Berry Paper

Wedding Tent Set in the Sonoma Hills

Napa, CA

Open Frame Wedding Tent With Cream-Colored Drapery in Sonoma Hills | PartySlate
photographer: Myrtle + Marjoram

This elegant tent design by Bright Event Rentals offered the perfect amount of coverage and intimacy, without obstructing the gorgeous views of the Sonoma hills. Click to see close-ups of the stunning tablescape décor that included glittering linen, lush floral centerpieces, and unique lighting fixtures.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Myrtle + Marjoram | planner & décor: Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants | florist: Loop Event Design | venue: Healdsburg Private Estate | rentals & tenting: Bright Event Rentals | caterer: Componere Fine Catering | cake: Sweet on Cake, Napa | entertainment: Wine Country Entertainment & PleaseRock | lighting & sound: The Lux Productions | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation | paper goods: Hyegraph invitations & Calligraphy

Rose-Patterned Wedding Tent

Beverly Hills, CA

Clear Top Wedding Tent with Drapery and Rose Panels | PartySlate
photographer: Roey Yohai Studios

As guests entered this Instagram-worthy wedding tent, they passed a wondrous spiral design created from hundreds of mini votive candles. Click to see how the illuminated trail led into the frame tent space that boasted a roof of luxe drapery and painted clear materials. We especially love how the backdrop of pink roses served as the focal point of this one-of-a-kind tent space planned by Billy Evers Creative.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Roey Yohai Studios | planner & creative designer: Billy Evers Creative | florist: Flower Wild | venue: Hotel Bel-Air | beauty & makeup: Mandy Blaine Poliner | hair: John Hanousek | calligraphy & invitations: Cheree Berry Paper | cake: The Butter End Cakery

Pastel-Paradise Tent Wedding

Colorado City, CO

Wedding Tent With Dreamy Pastel Blue and White Drapery | PartySlate
photographer: Megan Burges

It’s true: We are loving the pastel palette at this Colorado wedding. Adding a touch of color to the draping transforms the tent space into a dreamy wonderland. Another ethereal element is the suspended garden by Pink Monkey Solutions which floats above the dance floor and gives a feeling of lightness. The floral installation is complemented by crystal chandeliers and white, towering treelike centerpieces on each table.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Megan Burges | planner: Crested Butte Events | florist: From the Ground Up | venue & caterer: Crested Butte Mountain Resort | design & production: Pink Monkey Solutions | transportation: Alpine Express | cake: Danielle Gutter

Tented Dreamscape for an Epic Dance Party

Red Cliff, CO

Couple Dance in White Wedding Tent With Baby's Breath Ceiling installation | PartySlate
photographer: Dani Cowan Photography

Dreamy white drapery gets an upgrade with a lavish ceiling installation of baby’s breath. Cold fireworks during a performance by Mannequin The Band add a fairytale vibe to this high-energy celebration. Make sure to check out how uplighting cast this ethereal tent in different colors throughout an evening of non-stop dancing.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Dani Cowan Photography | venue: Camp Hale Weddings | entertainment: Mannequin The Band

Elegant Tent Wedding With Greenery Aglow

Santa Rosa, CA

Golden Wedding Tent with Suspended Greenery | PartySlate
photographer: Valorie Darling Photography

This elegant wedding tent by Hensley Event Resources combines modern vibes with fairytale enchantment. A lightbulb ceiling installation lends a contemporary look to a shimmer of gold drapery and enchanting forest greenery. We also love how abundant greenery framed the band stage — not to mention, the backdrop of pink rose photographs. You have to see it to believe it.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Valorie Darling Photography | planning & design: So Eventful | floral: Revel Floral | venue: private clug | production, lighting, a/v, & draping: The Lux Productions | tent: Hensley Event Resources | entertainment: Train & Chris Clouse | videographer: IQ Videography | chef: Chef Michael Mina, Pabusf, & Dustin Valette | sweets: Noble Folk | rentals: Bright Event Rentals, Theoni Collection, La Tavola Fine Linen, & Rion Designs | signage: Blush Type | ice sculpture: Ice Illusions | paper: Paper by the Bay | transportation: Urban BCN World Wide & Pure Luxury Transportation | gift bags: Favor Custom Gifts | restrooms: The Posh Privy

Enchanted Forest Tent Wedding

Burlingame, CA

Open White Wedding Tent With inside Garden | PartySlate
photographer: Andrew Weeks Photography

Guests discovered a secret garden getaway inside this unique frame tent wedding. This tented space by Bright Event Rentals truly created a transformative environment, strategically separating the dining space, dance floor, and mingling areas with rows of trees. Lush greenery donned every element, from the suspended lantern light installations to the pond sculptures. 

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Andrew Weeks Photography | planner: Garden Gate Events | floral: La Follia | rentals: Bright Event Rentals | entertainment: Hip Service


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6. Cabana Tent Weddings

A cabana tent, also known as a beach wedding tent, combines a wooden framework with elaborate drapery. Perfect for waterfront celebrations, these eye-catching structures offer a relaxed (yet romantic) vibe. 

Use cabana tent wedding drapery to incorporate your wedding color palette. The overhead beams also create the perfect opportunity to feature wedding tent chandeliers or other unique lighting installations. Ask your wedding planner for more ideas, or check out PartySlate’s Wedding Idea Gallery for additional inspiration.

A Cabana Tent in Paradise 

Kapalua, HI

Long Cabana Wedding Tent With White Drapery Illuminated by Chandeliers | PartySlate
photographer: O’Malley Photographers

This all-white cabana tent creates a sense of intimacy — even as guests are separated by several table lengths. Valley & Company Events took advantage of the structural beams to illuminate the evening with glittering chandeliers. We love how this open cabana allows guests to enjoy views of the tropical landscape. Click to see how tropical décor brought Hawaii indoors for the chic ceremony.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: O’Malley Photographers | planner, design, floral: Valley & Company Events | venue: The Steeple House | catering & bar: Sugar Beach Events of Hawaii | shave ice: Ululani’s Shave Ice | videographer: Sunlit Films | stationery: Momental Designs | hamu: Meili Autumn Beauty Maui | entertainment: Maui DJ & David Wolf

California Countryside — Cabana-Style

Napa, CA

Wedding Cabana Tent With Blush Drapery in Garden Setting | PartySlate
photographer: Weddings by Scott & Dana

You see, cabana wedding tents aren’t just for tropical beaches. We love how this rustic-style cabana by Encore Events Rentals (with romantic pink drapery) creates a dreamy dining space in this mountainous setting. We especially adore how each cabana section boasts a different chandelier style. 

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Weddings by Scott & Dana | planner: A Savvy Event | floral: Nancy Liu Chin Designs | rentals: Encore Events Rentals | videographer: Swoon Films | cake: Kara’s Cupcakes | entertainment: Lucky Devils Band & Eloquence Strings | lighting: Twilight Design

Autumnal-Chic Cabana Tent Wedding

Los Gatos, CA

Cabana Style Structure With Open Roof of White Ribboned Drapery | PartySlate
photographer: Russ Levi Photography

Bright Event Rentals created a cabana-like vibe at this Autumn wedding by suspending ribbons of dreamy-white fabric between the surrounding wooden enclosure. Burnt-orange seating — along with red and golden floral centerpieces — completed the look at this photo-worthy celebration. 

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Russ Levi Photography | planner: Amazae Events | florist: Nicole Ha Floral Design | venue: Regale Winery and Vineyards | caterer: Cafe Primavera | entertainment: Spazmatics | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen | rentals: Bright Event Rentals | Enhanced Lighting & Audio Visual

Ceremonial Comfort with a Shaded Wedding Cabana

Lahaina, HI

Wedding Ceremony in Hawaii With Two Rows of Cabana-Tented Seating | PartySlate
photographer: The Grovers

Cabana tents are perfect for wedding ceremonies, too. We love how this tent-style offered guests shade from the sun at this romantic wedding planned by LVL Weddings & Events. Click to see how the party transitioned to an evening reception in a clear-top wedding tent complete with twinkling lights and glimmering chandeliers.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: The Grovers | planner: LVL Weddings & Events | venue: Montage Kapalua Bay

Beautiful Beach Tented Wedding 

Anguilla

Beach Wedding With Reception Table Beneath Suspended Drapery | PartySlate
photographer: One Luv Photographers

Everything about this wedding reception planned by Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli belongs in a paradise setting. We love how a single white draping spans the wooden cabana structure — allowing for panoramic beach views. Click to see how the ceremony also used the ocean as an awe-inspiring backdrop.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: One Luv Photographers | planner: Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli | floral, rental, & lighting: Black Orchid | venue: Belmond Cap Juluca | videographer: Joseph Edwards Films | linen: Nuage Designs | entertainment: The Projekt & Boss


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7. Marquee Tents for South Asian Weddings and Other Celebrations

Marquee tents boast the visual flair of a pole tent with the flexibility of a frame tent. They often come in diverse colors and sizes, making them a favorite for South Asian and Indian weddings

Whether you opt for a single Marquee tent or several consecutive Marquee tents, this stunning structure will make a gorgeous addition to your wedding celebration. Keep reading to discover some of our favorites.

Colorful Henna Tea Ceremony Tent

Montecito, CA

Pink and White Henna Tea Ceremony Wedding Marquee Tent | PartySlate
photographer: Raj Tents

Raj Tents created a gorgeous setting for this Henna Tea Ceremony with an exquisite marquee tent. Authentic South Asian carpets and luxurious seating made this a picture-perfect place for family to celebrate the bride and groom.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer & rentals: Raj Tents | planner: Lisa Vorce CO | venue: Rosewood Miramar Beach

Wedding Tent Illuminated

Napa, CA

Three Connected Marquee Wedding Tents Illuminated at Night | PartySlate
photographer: Anna Kuperberg

By day and night, this string of marquee tents by Raj Tents turned this reception dinner into a glamorous affair. Glittering chandeliers illuminated the delicate tenting and created gorgeous reflections on the nearby waters. Click to see a close-up of the stunning tablescapes — especially the unique floral centerpieces. 

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Anna Kuperberg | planner: Marilyn Ambra Party Consultants | floral: Plan Decor | tent: Raj Tents | caterer: Componere Fine Catering | entertainment: DJ Jeremy Productions & Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine | furnishings: Standard Party Rentals | lighting & furnishings: Bright Event Rentals | paper goods: Hyegraph invitations & Calligraphy | linen: La Tavola Fine Linen

Wedding Tent With Bright Hues

Burr Ridge, IL

Colorful cabana with hot pink and bright orange draping | PartySlate
photographer: Rick Aguilar Studios

Without a doubt, we love how this couple turned their home into the perfect wedding venue with a backyard tent wedding. Three food-themed marquee tents by Arena Americas kept guests mingling and satiated. We appreciate how a smaller marquee tent allows for curated spaces within a larger celebration.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Rick Aguilar Studios | planner: VKL Consulting Group | décor: Kehoe Designs | venue: private residence | tents: Arena Americas | entertainment: Okyne Medialab


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8. Miscellaneous Wedding Tent Styles

Look beyond more traditional wedding tents and discover other unique tent wedding styles. From conical tents to draped organic structures, there’s plenty of innovative ways to create your ideal wedding space.

Searching for other unique wedding ideas? Head here to see creative wedding ceremony ideas. You can also discover some of our favorite unique wedding centerpiece ideas here

Glamorous Tent Wedding in the Mountains

Crested Butte, CO

Three Connected Conical Wedding Tents Set in Colorado Mountains | PartySlate
photographer: Ali and Garrett Photography

This unique cluster of conical wedding tents by Under The Sky Event Rental made for one gorgeous photo op after another. Don’t miss peeking inside; click through to see how vibrant lighting transformed the tented space at night — along with the luxe floral ceiling installation.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Ali and Garrett Photography | planner: Sweetly Paired | florist: Olive & Poppy | tent rentals: Under The Sky Event Rental | accessory rentals: Colorado Party Rentals

Tented Wedding in the Treetops

Napa, CA

Overhead Canopy of Branches at Botanic Garden Wedding | PartySlate
photographer: Arrowood Photography

This garden bridge at Beaulieu Garden transforms the treetops into a tent that’s straight out of a fairytale. Click to see other stunning elements from this garden wedding. We especially love how pink florals were woven throughout the overhanging branches.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Arrowood Photography | planner: A Savvy Event | floral: Kathleen Deery Designs | venue: Beaulieu Garden | rentals: Casa De Perrin, Standard Party Rentals, & Bright Event Rentals | hair & makeup: Audrey Crandell | paper: Underwood Letterpress | lighting: Got Light | entertainment: Boutique DJs & Entertainment | caterer: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events | cake: Sweet on Cake

Botanical Garden Wedding Tent With Delicate Pink Details

Miami Beach, FL

Unique Tented Tropical Wedding | PartySlate
photographer: La Vie Studios

This beautiful wedding reception, executed by Bill Hansen Miami Venue Sourcing & Production and Island Life Events, captures our imaginations with unique tenting. Make sure to see how the modern wedding cake mirrored the vibrant pink wedding centerpieces. While you’re there, check out the epic dance party.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer & video: La Vie Studios | planner: Bill Hansen Miami Venue Sourcing & Production & Island Life Events | floral: A Lavish Event Design | venue: Miami Beach Botanical Garden | chairs: Elements & Accents | cake: Cloud 9 | entertainment: Dave Trakz | tables & rentals: Diamonette | linen: Over The Top Rental Linens

Romantic Rose Garden Tent Wedding

Glencoe, IL

Tent Wedding at Chicago Botanic Gardens | PartySlate
photographer: Laura Witherow Photography

This tented Chicago wedding takes its inspiration from its setting: the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden. The simple stretch of canvas and rustic brick — along with neutral linen and furniture — allows the natural landscape and florals to steal our attention. Of course, we couldn’t be happier.

The vendors that made this event happen…

photographer: Laura Witherow Photography | planner: NSWE Events | décor & floral: Ashland Addison Floral and Event Decor | venue: Chicago Botanic Garden | entertainment: TVK Orchestra | transportation: M&M Transportation | cake: Elysia Root Cakes


More Wedding Tent Ideas and Inspiration…

A wedding tent offers a luxurious event space — regardless of location or season.

Hosting a beach wedding? Consider the cabana tent with it’s open views and billowing drapery (perfect for an ocean breeze).

Or looking for a luxury wedding tent in a gorgeous winter landscape? We recommend a clear wedding tent with panoramic views (and lots of heat lamps, of course).

Tent weddings offer a romantic and elegant way to commemorate the joys of a wedding celebration.”

Ask your rental company for ways to customize your wedding tent to fit your surroundings. Patio heaters and diffusers are just a few of the ways to ensure your guests enjoy the celebration in full comfort.

Find a Wedding Tent Rental Company (and Other Event Professionals)

Putting together your ideal wedding is no easy task, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be overwhelming. 

Keep reading to discover even more inspiration for tent weddings. Remember, PartySlate is also here to help you find a tent rental company and other wedding event professionals.

Check out our curated directory to find your dream wedding team. Use the filters to narrow by location and category. 

Tent Wedding Décor 

A tent wedding is also the perfect choice for couples looking to customize a blank canvas. Floral décor, lighting installations, and colorful drapery allow you to transform your wedding tent in your dream venue — even one inside your backyard

Talk to your wedding design team about how to create a stunning backdrop in the tent of your choice.

You can also search for tent wedding décor ideas here:

For further inspiration, click here to see how this tent wedding used lighting and greenery to transform the event space.

Wedding Tent Layout

Your tent style, in addition to guest count, will determine the overall floor plan and layout. A canopy tent, for example, will require working around poles. On the other hand, a frame tent allows for a more flexible floor plan. 

When creating your wedding tent layout, it’s important to consider the shape and size of the following:

Remember to ask your wedding planner for diagramming solutions and suggestions. 

Wedding Tent Flooring

While natural ground is always an option, wedding tent flooring comes with several advantages. Flooring circumvents the need to deal with soggy or icy ground due to unforeseen weather. It also offers another blank canvas for your any wedding colors and themes

*Find wedding floor rentals here.

Wedding Tent Draping

Looking for wedding tent décor ideas? Consider draping. Draping is a beautiful way to incorporate your wedding colors and style.

Click here to see how wedding tent drapery can serve as a blank canvas for uplighting and light mapping — with ever-changing colors and designs.

Also, discover how draping (along with the right lighting) can act as a delicate accent to beautiful tent roof designs here.

*Connect with drapery designers here.