FAQs


What are the different types of tents available?

We specialize in the following two types of tents – High Peak Frame Tents (QwikTrac® Peak) and Engineered Structural Tents (Fastrack 022®). All of our tents are made in the U.S.A and use the highest quality materials. We provide the most elegant, safe and sturdy tents in the market. The following provides information to help you decide what tent would work best for your event.

High Peak Frame Tents (QwikTrac® Peak), are great for festival booths, stage covers and smaller events. They can be installed on grass, asphalt, concrete or earth and they have the sleek swooping look of high peak pole tents. They require staking or weights to secure them to the ground. Several of these tents can be erected together, or with Engineered Structural Tents, to create unique shapes. Click on the links below to see examples of the QwikTrac® Peak.

Engineered Free Span Structural Tents (Fastrack 022®). These elegant free span fabric structures make up the majority of the Good Old Fashion Fun Tent Rentals inventory and are in a different category of tent than the traditional frame or pole tent. They are engineered for safety and provide a distinguished and classy feel above and beyond the status quo. Our structures have ten-foot walls rather then the standard eight-foot walls, giving your event an amazing feeling of space and openness. We also include Sunrise window panels on the end of the tent, which allow the space to be filled with natural light. The Fastrack 022® tents require staking to hold them in place and in some instances they can be held down using weights. Click on the links below to see examples of the Fastrack 022® Tents.

 

Can the tent be installed on a hard surface?

Erecting a tent on an asphalt or concrete surface generally requires us to drive stakes or drill holes through the surface. We will fill the holes after the stakes are removed. There will be an extra fee for this service. In some cases we may be able to use weights to secure the tent on a solid surface.

What size tent do I need?

Selecting the correct size tent for an event is critical and we can help you determine this when you contact us. Some of the considerations involved are:

- How many people do you plan cover with the tent?

- How will you use the tent?

- Will you be having seated dining or ceremony seating?

- Will you have food buffet stations?

- Will you have a bar/beverage station?

- Will you have other accessory tables such as gift, cake, DJ, check-in, etc…?

- Will you have a dance floor?

- Will you have staging?

As a general guideline, you should allow for the following square feet per person based on the type of event:

Cathedral seating – 6+ sq feet

Standing event – 6+ sq feet

Seated dining

No extra space between tables 10+ sq feet

With extra space between tables 15 sq feet

With serving tables, dance floor 20 sq feet

With serving tables, dance floor,

bar, etc… 25 sq feet

You can call us at (831) 687-TENT(8368) to discuss your needs, or email us at info@goodoldfashionfun.com.

 

What size tents are available?

We have a variety of tents sizes available. We are currently adding to our inventory new tent sizes and tent accessories. If there is something you wish to rent and don’t it see below, please give us a call as we may have it or be able to get it for you.

High Peak Frame Tents

20 x 20 – 400 sq ft

Structure Tents

10’ x 10’ – 100 sq ft

10’ x 20’ – 200 sq ft

30’ x 15’ – 450 sq ft

30’ x 20’ – 600 sq ft

30’ x 30’ – 900 sq ft

30’ x 40’ – 1200 sq ft

30’ x 60’ – 1800 sq ft

40’ x 20’ – 800 sq ft

40’ x 40’ – 1600 sq ft

40’ x 60’ – 2400 sq ft

40’ x 80’ – 3200 sq ft

60’ x 60’ – 3600 sq ft

60’ x 80’ – 4800 sq ft

60’ x 100’ – 6000 sq ft

 

How will I know if the tent will fit where I want it to go?

There are many sites that may be difficult to determine what size tent may work. In such cases, Good Old Fashion Fun Tent Rentals offers a complimentary on-site review of your proposed tent installation location to help in assessing your tenting needs and what will work in the space you have available.

In the event that there is not enough time to arrange for free site evaluations, measure the area that you would like the tent to go and add 5 feet around each edge to allow for the staking. This will give you a fairly good idea of the tent size that will fit. The area must be flat and free of obstacles both above and below ground such as fences, trees, underground power lines, sprinkler systems, etc…

 

Do I need a permit to install the tent?

It is the responsibility of the customer to check with your Building Permit and Fire Departments prior to the installation date to confirm the requirement of permits. We will assist you in any way possible, but these clearances do remain the responsibility of the customer. If you would like, you can elect to have us pull the permits for your event for which we will charge a service fee.

Can I cook under the tent?

You should not to do any type of cooking under or within a reasonable distance of the tent. Costs incurred for damage and cleaning expense to the tent, including without limitation the tent tops due to cooking processes under or near tents are the full responsibility of the customer.

What size dance floor would I need?

The size dance floor needed really varies based on the type of event. Generally you will find more individuals dance at wedding receptions than other dinner/dance events and you should plan accordingly. One rule of thumb is to plan 4 square feet per person when you have a wedding reception and 2-3 square feet per person when you are hosting a dinner/dance event.

50 Guests – 12′ x 12′ Dance Floor

75 Guests – 16′ x 16′ Dance Floor

100 Guests – 20′ x 20′ Dance Floor

150 Guests – 20′ x 28′ Dance Floor

200 Guests – 20′ x 36′ Dance Floor

 

What are the lighting options available?

We recommend string lighting, which promotes a soft glow around the interior upper edges of the tent. With tents that exceed 800 square feet, we recommend supplementing the string lights with par can lights or LED up-lighting. If you need specialized lighting, such as Japanese lanterns, please ask we will do our best to accommodate your request.

What are weather considerations I should be aware of when using a tent?

Tents are temporary structures designed to provide limited protection from weather conditions, primarily sun and rain; however there may be situations, particularly those involving strong winds (70 mph) and lightning, in which the tents will not provide protection and may even be damaged or blown over. Evacuation of tents to avoid possible injury is recommended when severe weather threatens the area where the tents are erected. People must leave the tents and not seek shelter in tents during such conditions. It is best to evacuate when in doubt. Good Old Fashion Fun Tent Rentals offers an on-sight technician during the event for an additional charge to assist with weather assessment and equipment maintenance. If you decline those services, it is your responsibility to be aware of changing weather conditions and to exercise the best judgment with regard to the evacuation of tents.

What is included in the rental of a tent?

Our prices include the cost to install and take down the tent. We also charge a delivery fee based on the location of the tent installation as well as the size of the installation. Due to the unique circumstances surrounding each tent installation, please call us at (831) 687-8368 or email info@goodoldfashionfun for pricing.

How do I make a reservation?

Rental reservations may be placed during normal hours of operation, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm. You can place the order using any of the following methods:

Call us at (831) 687-8368 and speak to one of our experienced rental consultants.

Contact us by email at info@goodoldfashionfun

If you require a site visit, please call us so we can schedule it for you at your convenience. Please note that quotes and proposals do not guarantee availability of rental equipment. Equipment will be reserved only upon receipt of a 25% deposit. Final payment is due three days prior to installation.

 

How far in advance do I need to book a tent?

We have limited number of tents in stock so we encourage you to book the tent early to ensure we have what you need. For the peak season (April through October) we recommend booking your tent up to a year in advance. We understand that you will not always be able to plan every event that far in advance and we do encourage you to contact us, even if it is the day of the event, and we will do all that we can to meet your event rental needs.

What happens if I need to cancel my reservation?

When you reserve a tent and any accessories by placing a 25% deposit on your order, we immediately remove them from our inventory and schedule a tent crew. This deposit is Not Refundable.

When will the tent be installed?

The tent will be installed generally 1– 3 days before the event and will be removed 1 – 2 days after.

Can I install the tent myself?

The size and sophistication of our tenting inventory require that installation must be done correctly for the protection of the users, the tent, and ultimately the success of your event. Therefore, it is our strict policy that all installations and takedowns are done by our experienced crews. All prices quoted will include these services.

What do I need to do to get ready for you to install the tent?

The first step our crews take installing a tent is to spread it flat on the ground where it is to go up. Please have the area completely clear of obstructions before we arrive at the job-site. Fees may be applied if these policies are not met.

There may need to be electrical power to install and operate the rental equipment. Please let us know in advance where electrical outlets are located and distance from the tent site.

You must have all underground facilities, such as water, electrical or sewage lines, clearly marked prior to the arrival of our work crew. Check with your local utility companies to have them marked if you do not know where they are located. You assume full responsibility for damage to all underground facilities.

If you are not 100% sure about the location of unground utilities please call 811 to have underground utilities marked. This is a free service provided by the Common Ground Alliance.

 

Do I need to be home when you install the tent?

You do not need to be present when the tent is being installed. We do ask you to the area marked where you wish the tent to be installed prior to our work crew’s arrival. In addition, all underground lines must be marked.

What happens if there is damage to the tent during the event?

Responsibility for rental items remains with the customer from delivery to pickup. You bear the entire risk of loss, regardless of cause, with respect to the rented equipment. Accrued rental charges cannot be applied against the purchase or cost of repair of damaged, lost or stolen equipment. You must pay for rented equipment, unreturned when due or damaged beyond repair, at its current list price, plus shipping. The cost of repairs will be borne by you whether performed by us or at our option, by another.

What do I need to do after my event to get ready to remove the tent?

The tent must be totally empty before we can take it down. All non-rented equipment and decorations shall be cleared and taken from the tent.