Learn about the tent rental process before sending an inquiry.

Thank you for check out Party On Delmarva! We are a family-run business whose goal is to provide simple, affordable tent and party rentals to Delmarva. We realize not everyone has experience planning events that require tents, so here is some helpful information to get your started.

  1. Pick the date for your event.

  2. get an estimate on # of guests. We can make small changes if your numbers change, but we may not be able to change the size of your tent during the busy months, so we suggest getting a larger tent than you may need, just in case!

  3. Think about where you want the tent to be setup. All tents require a flat, unobstructed space for setup. If you have a large, grassy yard, our canopy tents (pole tents) are the most cost-effective option. The canopy tents require room for the tent, plus 5 feet all the way around the tent for staking. If you’re thinking about a tent in a tight space, on cement, near your house, etc then you will need a frame tent which is a tent with a metal frame that can stand on it’s own and doesn’t require as much space for ropes and stakes. See below for more info on canopy vs frame tent.

  4. Make sure there aren’t underground hazards! Think about your yard and let us know about underground hazards like sprinkler lines, electrical lines, septic tanks, gas lines, etc. None of these things are deal-breakers, but we have to know about this before driving stakes into the ground.

  5. If you aren’t sure about any of these things, take a picture! You can send us photos of the area if you aren’t sure.

  6. Send us an inquiry!

What is the difference between a canopy tent and a frame tent?

Frame Tent

  • a metal frame structure with tent fabric

  • can be setup on cement, over a patio, near your house / garage

  • still must be secured, but can be held down with stakes or water-barrels.

Canopy Tent

  • held up by center poles and pulled tight with ropes. Uses tension to stay in place.

  • must be staked into grass

  • requires 5’ around the tent for ropes / stakes.


This is a canopy tent

Notice the ropes and stakes anchoring the tent in place.


This is a frame tent

Notice the tent is open underneath, with no center poles. The tent requires less staking.