1. What is the difference between a pole tent and a frame tent?
A Pole tent has poles down the middle of the tent and has ropes and stakes on the perimeter of the tent. They look more traditional and are usually placed on flat grass/dirt surfaces. Frame tents can be setup on any surface and have no center poles.
2. How do I know what style tent to rent?
The style of tent you choose will depend on the type of event you are hosting. If you are having a wedding our Genesis Pole Style Tent has beautiful sloping peaks and an impressive interior with 25' high ceilings in the center or our Structure Style Tent which allows you and your wedding guest to maximize all tent square footage. If your caterer or wait staff or even production crew need an area for event preparations we recommend our Tension or Frame Tents. Our recommendation for less formal events is a Pole Style tent. Tent Sidewalls can be added to any of the style of tents we rent to accommodate your needs.
3. Can a pole tents be used on concrete or asphalt?
Pole Style Tents can be used on concrete or asphalt if drilling is allowed. There is an additional charge when drilling is required.
4. How do I know what size tent to rent?
There are so many variables to take into account when planning an event. We recommend you use our Tent Sizing Worksheet to determine what size tent is best for you.
5. What size dance floor will I need and can it be used outdoors?
To determine the size of dance floor allow 9 square feet per couple. Dance floor is offered in 3' x 4' sections. For example, if you are expecting 150 guests and you want to provide a dance floor for 50 people or 25 couples at a time, you will need a 15' x 16' dance floor. Dance floors can be used outdoors but will be subject to an additional fee if subfloor is required. Use our Tent Sizing Worksheet to assist you in planning and determing your dance floor needs.
6. What is the charge for delivery/pickup?
Our minimum local delivery fee is $60 but is subject to change based on the outcome of your reservation. Call our office for an accurate delivery rate for local and surrounding areas.
7. What is required to place reservation?
Butler Signature Events requires a 50% deposit on all reservations.
8. Does tent rental include lighting?
Tent rentals do not include lighting; lighting is an additional charge. For pricing information Contact Us.
9. Can I setup my tent?
For the safety of our clients and their guests, all tent installations must be setup and taken down by our professional tent crews.
10. Who do I call to check for utility lines?
It is the responsibility of the client to contact the Texas One Call System before tent installation so the underground lines can be marked BEFORE setup. One easy phone call to 811 starts the process to get your underground utility lines marked for free. Your call will be routed to your local One Call Center. Local One Call Center operators will ask you for the location of your job and route your call to affected utility companies. Your utility companies will then send a professional locator to your location to mark your lines within a few days. Once your underground lines have been marked, you will know the approximate location of your utility lines.
11. Do I need a tent permit and who is responsible for it?
Corpus Christi Fire Department requires a permit for all tents used in public areas. The cost of the permit is the responsibility of the client. Butler Signature Events can make arrangement for this permit if necessary. For Questions or comments contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 361-880-3930.
12. When will tent be setup and taken down?
Depending on the size of tent and scope of event, the tent will be erected, in most casees, one to two days prior to the event. The takedown will be determined by the number of pickups and deliveries we have scheduled for that particular day. If you require special setup or takedown scheduling, please Contact Us.
13. Who is responsible for security of tent?
The security of the tent is the responsibility of the client. Should your event require tear down after the event or on Sunday Contact Us.
14. Are tents water resistant?
Tents are temporary structures used to create an ambiance and to provide some shelter from the elements . However, they are not rain proof.
15. Do you charge for on site consultations?
If you are a client and paid your 50% deposit there is no charge for on site consultation.
16. Can you provide a computerized drawing of tent?
Upon receipt of a 50% deposit, Butler Signature Events will provide client with a computerized CAD drawing at the requrest of the client.
17. Is smoking or cooking allowed in tents?
Per Corpus Christi Fire Department no smoking or cooking is allowed in tent.
18. Can you use propane heaters in tents?
Only fan powered propane heaters are allowed. See Desa Heater
19. Can Air Condition units be installed in tents?
Air conditioning can be installed in our tents. Contact Us for a quote on this tent accessory.
20. Do you rent portable misting fans for tents?
Portable misting fans are available for rent.