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If you’re planning an outdoor wedding reception, need a wedding tent backup for a ceremony outdoors, are arranging a backyard wedding, or you just want to figure out where to buy a wedding tent cheap, you’ve come to the right place!
Did you know you can buy a wedding tent / canopies online? It’s true. I know, it’s ridiculous how many wonderful things are online yet you wouldn’t really think something as large as a wedding tent could be bought online and shipped to your door!
When Nicole wrote us about her upcoming May wedding, we swooped in to help her find a wedding tent online that was cheap yet sturdy and durable enough for an outdoor reception.
“Hi Emmaline! My fiance Tim and I are planning a May wedding and need an outdoor tent. We looked at prices online to rent but we were wondering where to buy a wedding tent for cheap versus renting one. We have lots of friends getting married in the next few years and perhaps we could rent it out ourselves to recoup costs. Any ideas? Thanks!”
Hi Nicole! Great question — and fantastic idea about recouping those costs by renting it out after the big day. Buying a wedding tent online is a great alternative to renting, as long as you can find one at a great price and you’re fine with setting it up yourself. It’s to your advantage, really, since you can set it up at a local place (such as your own backyard or a venue, if they allow early set-ups) and have it all ready-to-go before the big day.
In many ways, buying wedding tents online is better than renting out an extra space in the event of inclement weather for a ceremony. For example, if you’re getting married outside but there is a rainy forecast, many couples plan on having a reception hall or other space available “just in case”. If you buy a wedding tent and have it set-up as your backup plan, it will cost significantly less than a hall rental and may put your mind at ease.
In addition, a wedding reception tent or canopy can be rented out (as you mentioned) or even re-sold online after the wedding day at a discount, so you can help out another couple and get some of your money back. A real win-win, if you ask us!
What Size Wedding Tent to Buy
Before we get started, here’s a quick guide to wedding tent sizes you need, depending on guest list. You may need larger or smaller, depending on if you’re adding a buffet table, cake table, dance floor, etc.
120 – 30′ x 40′
180 – 30 ‘ x 60′
300 – 40′ x 80’
You can get a great estimate with this handy calculator.
We did some digging for you and found out where to buy wedding tent options that are cheap, durable, and online. Here are a few to choose from; we hope it helps!
Where to Buy a Wedding Tent
You can buy a wedding tent from the following stores online.
1. Wedding Party Tent with Removable Sidewalls, 21’x29′ – $699.99
This wedding tent comes with all the bells and whistles you may want for your reception, including a powder-coated steel framework (for extra durability), metal corner joint and base plate, and provided stability.
If you’re concerned about where to buy a wedding tent that stands up to wind, this one has ground bars to make it more wind-resistant (a definite plus!)
And for those hot summer days, this wedding tent features good ventilation and offers 8 removable sidewalls and 2 zipper doors for cross-ventilation, a must-have when looking to buy wedding tent / canopy for a reception.
You can see more info / buy wedding tent here.
2. Heavy duty wedding tent, 13’x26′ – $449.99
This heavy-duty tent also has sidewalls for cross-ventilation; it is a smaller size than the one above, measuring at 13’x26′. But it’s a great option for coverage as it offers a waterproof cover. As mentioned earlier, you can also get this style with expert assembly for you, crossing another thing off of your list! Add it here. You can buy the tent here.
Available for purchase here.
This style is available in other sizes, so here’s your “cheat sheet” for which size you may need (all have free shipping):
The most popular size of wedding tent for reception space is 20’x40′, the largest available, and you can buy it online here. As you can see, this tent space is HUGE, allowing you enough room for guests to sit comfortably, add a dance floor, bar, etc.
When it comes to price, this is the best wedding tent to buy online cheap, as others we’ve found in the same size and with the same sidewalls are $1498 and up! This comes with free shipping and is just slightly over the $1000 mark. It also comes with storage bags, so you can keep it looking great after the wedding and have it ready for a friend’s wedding to borrow/rent or resell online. (Some of my friends have had great success reselling their wedding things on Amazon, EBay, and/or Facebook Marketplace.)
Here’s what that gigantic 40’x20′ wedding tent by Delta looks like:
3. Pop-up 10’x10′ wedding canopy
If you just need a very small tent to keep your wedding cake table / card table / coolers / etc. out of direct sunlight, this 10’x10’x canopy is a great option. By CharaHome. This affordable wedding tent looks elegant for a wedding and is durable, UV-coated, airy, and easy-to-install with a pop-up style. I like how you can remove the sidewalls; this means you could make a long, sunlight-protected area for guests to throw corn toss or play lawn games without standing in direct sunlight.
And there you have it: where to buy a wedding tent or canopy options online for cheap! What do you think? Are you going to DIY your own wedding tent?
Thanks so much to Nicole for writing us + I hope it helps!