If you're planning to be outdoors for an event, having a party tent on hand is a good idea. In the cases of flea markets and outdoor trade shows, such a structure can shelter you and your goods from the sun and, in case of rain, will continue to protect you during such weather changes. Such a shelter gives the same protection at family events or outdoor parties at home or at the beach. Use a party tent to give your guests shelter and to shade your food outdoors. In all cases, smaller tents can be attached together to cover a larger area with shade and, in order to stay in the ground, all should be anchored with metal stakes.
Traditionally, many think of party tents as being smaller and square shaped, ideal for individual use. Such structures, however, are created on a larger scale for weddings. Often referred to as a wedding tent, these steel structures can cover a large area for a day to protect guests at an outdoor wedding. Similarly, such wedding tents, when used for a reception or ceremony, should be anchored into the ground and are ideal as a central meeting place for guests. As an outdoor wedding for a large group can cover a large area, multiple tents can be attached together to give the guests enough shade outdoors.
Party tents are often grouped with portable garages and are found through many of the same dealers. If you're considering such a structure to protect your wares or guests, party tents often come in square and rectangular sizes.