InTents October/November 2023 - 14

events | installation spotlight
RIGHT: This 59-by-99-meter traditional
sailcloth tent was a last-minute replacement
that ended up being the better choice to
keep guests shaded and comfortable. Photos
courtesy of Milestone Event Rental.
BELOW: Despite the short install window
and the many challenges, the tent and event
staffs created a gorgeous reception venue.
Making it happen
We plan, fate laughs and this industry still finds a way
to pull off the impossible.
By the numbers:
* 4 tents
* 300 guests
* 7,100 sq. feet of tented space
* 4 crew members
* 26 hours setup time
* 7 hours tear down
E
very event planner knows that trying
to book a tent just four months before
a wedding is going to be very difficult.
Trying to book a tent four months before
a June wedding is almost impossible.
Fortunately for this particular bride,
Marty Haas with Milestone Event Rental in
Farmington, Minn., was determined to find
a way to squeeze her wedding into their
busiest time of year.
" We'd done her sister's wedding as
well a few years ago, and the family really
wanted to work with us again. " Haas
explains. " It took a few phone calls, but we
decided we could make it happen. "
But this was not a small, backyard
event being held nearby with a single
tent to set up-something that could
be easily added to the schedule. This
bride's plans included four tents totaling
7,100 square feet and a guest list
of 300 at a venue located in Pella, Iowa,
which is over four hours away from
Milestone's headquarters.
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" We had to do everything on a super
tight schedule because we were already
really booked, " Haas recalls. " But we
made it happen. "
In addition to providing the tents,
Milestone was also responsible for supplying
the chairs, lighting, tables, fans,
draping and flooring for the event. Installation
began with the floor on a Tuesday,
but the venue was concerned that having
the flooring down for several days would
kill their grass.
Haas' solution? Water the floor.
" We had the venue water the flooring
to keep the grass underneath damp and
keep it all alive and well, " he explains.
But the next day, a much bigger problem
surfaced-there was a malfunction with
the 57-by-96-meter clear sailcloth tent.
" After hours of talking back and forth with
the manufacturer, we didn't really have a
good solution other than to take the tent
down and give the bad news to the event
planner, " says Haas. " It happens. "

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