InTents October/November 2023 - 8

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Floating uphill
From a ceremony on the water to a reception
up the hill, Premier Event Tent Rentals creates
seamless transitions so guests hardly notice
the changes in elevation.
By Sigrid Tornquist
W
RIGHT: Premier Event Tent
Rentals built this showstopper
of a tent atop two
floating barges to host a
wedding ceremony in the
Muskoka region of central
Ontario, Canada. All photos
courtesy of Premier Event
Tent Rentals.
BELOW: This photo, taken of a
different event with the same
install, shows off the beauty
of this unique venue on a
picture-perfect sunny day.
hen clients wanted to create a dazzling-yet
challenging-wedding ceremony and reception
for their daughter in the lake-filled Canadian region of
Muskoka in Ontario, Canada, known as the " Hamptons
of the North, " they turned to Brampton, Ont.-based
Premier Event Tent Rentals Inc. to pull it off. The
lakeside cottage was the perfect venue in terms of
natural beauty, but for Premier, it meant building a
tent atop two floating barges welded together for
the ceremony, creating a reception structure up a
steep incline in a field and managing other elevation
challenges along the way.
Walking on water
Like many other events planned for 2020, the wedding
was delayed until July 2021, so the client and Premier
had two years to plan. The ceremony took place on
a picturesque lake north of Toronto atop two barges
welded together. Each barge was 24 by 60 feet, welded
at several points above and below the waterline. All
materials for installation were loaded onto the barges,
which were then brought to the dock before erecting
the tent.
Premier built a wooden subfloor to cover the barge
surface, hiding the welds and imperfections of the
barges while providing a surface to which the crew
could secure the tent.
Atop the floating foundation, the crew members
installed a 40-by-55-foot Legacy structure with vinyl
flooring. They also installed a glass railing around the
perimeter to provide safety without creating a visual
barrier between the guests and the beauty of the lake.
" The glass railing is a standard element we use on
elevated platforms, " says Paul Ussher, vice president of
Premier. " In this case, we wanted to make sure none of
the guests ended up going for an unexpected swim. "
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