(Closed) TENT A/C HELP!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
Member
2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m getting married in a tent in June, and I’ve rented AC units through my tent company. Depending on the company and how many square feet the venue is, The cheapest I found is $1100 for a 20 ton unit, and I was told a 40×100 tent needs two of those. But the clear top might make it difficult since the sun will still be shining, you may need more than I do to cool the tent. Hope this helps! 

Post # 4
Member
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

An alternative may be to use block ice.  Depending on the size of the tent and the projected heat, you’d likely need 8-10 blocks or maybe even more; put each in a big bin (decorate it to make it look pretty) and cover with a layer of plastic to keep things dry, then a tablecloth. The ice will have a pretty noticeable cooling effect on the area.

I would recommend doing something with the underside of the tent so it’s not clear; you probably can’t paint it but you could drape fabrics, parasols, whatever, up there to provide shade. The clear tent is going to act like a magnifying glass, making the sun hotter and stronger under there, and you’ll be happier (and so will your guests) if you find a way to make shade rather than intensify the heat.

Post # 5
Member
2 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Valarie, depending upon where you are located evap coolers can be used in combination with air conditioners to bring the cost down significantly. Also use sidepole mounted tent fans, these are a very low cost method of adding cooling without distracting guests. For more information and free handouts visit http://tents.theeventline.com.

The topic ‘TENT A/C HELP!’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors