Flash Custom Tent

Custom Tents: Your Questions Answered in a Comprehensive FAQ

Picture this: You're at an outdoor business event, and amidst the sea of ordinary tents, yours stands out with its vibrant colors, unique logo, and eye-catching design. Potential clients are drawn to it, eager to snap photos and explore what you have to offer.

That's the power of a high-quality custom tent! It's the ultimate visual branding solution that keeps your organization memorable and engaging during marketing events.

Curious about how to make the most of your custom tent at trade shows, school functions, and other events? You're in luck! We've put together this comprehensive guide to answer all your burning questions and ensure you have the best experience possible.

Transform your organization's presence at marketing events and leave a lasting impression on potential clients.

What are the advantages of using a custom tent for my event?

Flash Custom Tent

Custom pop up tents with logo provide a versatile and highly visible branding solution for outdoor events, offering many benefits that set them apart from traditional event structures.

Here are some key advantages to consider when choosing a custom tent for your event:

Protection From the Elements

Custom tents offer shelter from sun, rain, and wind, ensuring that your event can proceed comfortably regardless of weather conditions. This added protection helps keep guests, staff, and promotional materials safe from potential damage.

  1. Shelter from harsh weather: Create a comfortable space for guests and staff, reducing the risk of sunburn, heat exhaustion, or discomfort caused by adverse weather conditions.
  2. Protection for promotional materials: A custom tent helps safeguard promotional materials like banners, posters, and product samples from potential damage caused by rain, wind, or prolonged sun exposure, ensuring that your marketing materials remain in pristine condition throughout the event and for many years.
  3. Enhanced safety and organization: Create designated areas for activities, such as registration, information booths, or product demonstrations. By establishing clear boundaries and guiding foot traffic, you can maintain order and organization, reducing the risk of accidents or confusion among attendees.
  4. UV protection: At MVP Visuals, our custom tents are designed with UV-resistant materials that block harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun.
    Each tent, such as the Flash Custom Tent, has a 600 Denier water repellent, flame retardant, and UV resistant canopy. This feature offers additional protection for both guests and staff, as well as any sensitive promotional materials that could be damaged by prolonged sun exposure.
  5. Stability and durability: Custom tents are typically constructed with robust materials and sturdy white or black metal frames, ensuring that they remain stable and secure in various weather conditions.

Ample Customization Options

With a wide range of customization options available, custom tents allow you to prominently display your brand's logo, colors, and messaging. Our high level of personalization helps create a unique and memorable experience that strengthens brand recognition and leaves a lasting impression on attendees.

Our Spark Custom Tent, Flash Custom Tent, and the Forever Flash Custom Tent offer unlimited full color printing on the entire canopy giving you the ability to create eye-catching, impactful branding, maximizing visibility and audience engagement, while delivering a professional and memorable experience.

Need to match a color exactly? We can also print a swatch with your design at no cost.


Custom tents come in various sizes, styles, and configurations, making them suitable for all types of events, from trade shows and charity events to pop-up shops and product launches. Their adaptability ensures that your custom tent will blend seamlessly with your event's theme and purpose.

Portability and Ease of Transport

Custom tents are designed for easy assembly and disassembly, making them a convenient option for events held in multiple locations. Their portability allows you to quickly set up and dismantle your branded space, saving time and resources.

Increased Brand Visibility

The high visibility of custom tents ensures that your brand stands out in a crowded event space, attracting attention from attendees and passersby alike. By utilizing eye-catching graphics and bold colors, your custom tent can serve as a powerful marketing tool that generates interest and drives engagement with your brand.


Our custom tents are made using high-quality, durable material, designed to stand the test of time.

Once you make your purchase of a Forever Flash Custom Tent, rest assured that you can pull it out again and again at different events, and enjoy the same beautiful appearance it had the first time you purchased it.

Our client, Six Flags New England, reused 7 custom pop up concession tents purchased in 2018 at their Food & Brew festival in 2020.

Get our durable custom tents and make a statement at all your events, all year round.

More than aesthetics, custom tents are reliable because you have a say in everything:

  • Size: You can ask us to tailor the tent to match the expected turnout and field size allotted.
  • Material: Pick the material that suits your needs and falls within your budget.
  • Strength: Custom tents have varying levels of strength and durability that make them suitable for use in a range of weather conditions.
  • Custom Printing: Showcase your brand in the best light and create a lasting impression by designing a look for your event, or explain what you’re looking to achieve to our talented design team.

How do I choose the right size for my custom tent?

Choosing the right tent size depends on your event needs.

Consider the following aspects to choose the right size for your custom tent:

Space Required

Consider the area you will need to showcase your products. 

Determine the dimensions and layout of your equipment and displays, as these often serve as focal points for your event. Ensure to account for any necessary access points, such as electrical outlets or space for technical support.

Seating arrangements will also impact the tent size and layout, depending on whether you plan to have a seated presentation, workshop, or dining area.

The table below provides some guidelines for events and tent sizes:

Tent Size (Ft) Area (Sq Ft) Standing Event (Number Of People) Sitting Event (Number Of People)
10*20 200 33 20
10*30 300 53 30
20*20 400 70 40
40*60 2400 245 200

Also consider storage areas for supplies or merchandise, catering or food service space, and other interactive elements that may require extra room.

If you are holding a small exhibition and won’t need clients to step into the tent, opt for canopy tent sizes of 10’x10’, 10’x15’, or 10’x20’.

Field Size

Sometimes, you will get a different field size from the one you require. Consider the space available for the event when choosing a customizable tent.

This consideration helps ensure the tent fits comfortably within the area, even if the ideal size differs from your initial requirements.

Audience Turnout

It is important to ensure there is enough space for smooth navigation between different areas and avoid overcrowding, which can negatively impact the success of your event.

If you anticipate a large turnout for an event, consider choosing larger custom tent sizes like our Custom Summit Tent to ensure a smooth flow of guests without obstacles. 

Custom Summit Tents


Different tent sizes have different price offerings, with bigger sizes costing more. Choose the custom tent that meets your needs and is affordable for you.

What materials are typically used in the construction of custom tents?

Our custom tents are constructed from high-quality materials designed to withstand weather elements and provide long-lasting durability.

Our standard tent material is made of 600 Denier, water-repellent canopy.

Some products are constructed using unique materials. The Custom Inflatable Dome Tents use waterproof ripstop material with a solid wall or window walls, while the Custom Shape Inflatable Tents are made of heavy-duty PVC Tarpaulin material.

Custom Inflatable Dome Tents

The frames are made of lightweight aluminum or steel for easy setup and transport.

Can I customize the design and colors of my branded tent?

Yes, you can fully customize the design and colors of your branded tent. The guidelines on our Art Requirements page will help you along.

Alternatively, choose a template design for your branded tent, pick the right size, and work from there.

Our expert team will work with you to create a custom design that perfectly showcases your brand's message and identity. 

You can choose from a variety of customization options, including full-color printing, custom graphics, and branding elements such as logos and slogans.

You have different options for sending your art file:

  • With your order: Upload your art file before adding to cart. Include any special instructions at checkout.
  • Via Email: Reply to the confirmation email you receive with an attachment of your art file.
  • WeTransfer.com: Large files can be uploaded to hello@mvpvisuals.com.

We can help you with your design process like we did for this client.

“The promptness and clarity of communication and service of MVP Visuals was extremely appreciated! Shoutout to RC in particular for graciously helping us through our multiple design changes.”

Elaine Mehary

What are the printing options available for custom tents?

We offer three printing options: digital printing, screen printing, and fusion printing.

We use a full-color dye sublimation printing method for custom tents. We don’t charge extra for large logos since every square inch of the durable 600 Denier fabric must be printed.

You can choose to print one or both sides of your custom tent, and you can request upgraded print and accessories on our Custom Tents MVP Bundle and Custom Tents All Star Bundle.

Our advanced printing technology ensures that your custom tent design is vibrant, long-lasting, and highly visible. We can print on any part of the tent, including the roof, walls, and valance, to create a fully customized look for your event.

How do I set up my custom tent at my event?

Setting up your custom tent at your event is a straightforward process that can be done in just a few steps. 

  1. Unfold the tent: Carefully unfold the custom tent, ensuring that there are no twists or tangles in the material. 
  2. Extend the frame: Gradually extend the tent frame, pulling each section outward until it locks securely into place. Ensure that the frame is fully extended and stable before moving on to the next step.
  3. Attach the canopy: Carefully attach the canopy to the frame, aligning the corners and edges to create a snug fit. Use the provided fasteners, such as Velcro straps or hooks, to secure the canopy to the frame and prevent it from shifting.
  4. Secure the tent to the ground: Utilize the included ropes and stakes to anchor the tent firmly to the ground. Attach the ropes to the designated points on the tent frame, and drive the stakes into the ground at an angle away from the tent to maximize stability.
  5. Double-check all connections: Once the tent is set up, go around and double-check all fasteners, ropes, and stakes to ensure they are secure and properly tightened.

Always ensure you follow the manufacturer's guidelines, including the number of people required to set up the tent.

Are custom tents weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use?

Yes, all of our custom tents are constructed with high-quality materials that are weather-resistant and suitable for outdoor use.

The tents are made using 600 tough Denier, a quality polyester fabric. The canopy tops are also coated, so they are water-repellent, flame-retardant, and UV resistant.

Our tents are designed to withstand wind, rain, and other weather conditions, providing a durable and reliable shelter for your event.

You can rest assured that you’ll enjoy the same tent quality and color vibrance on your canopy whether you use it indoors or outdoors.

Our Custom Misting Tents are perfect for summer events because they provide shade from the sun and treat you to lower temperatures than the surrounding areas.

Custom Misting Tents

On a cold, rainy day, use our Summit Tents that are perfectly built to provide protection from heavy winds and rains.

Our Custom Printed Illuminated Tents provide shelter from the rain and safe lighting from the built-in lights so you can keep your clients wowed by your products come rain, come shine.

You can stand out any day, any place, any time, with the right MVP Visuals custom tent that meets your needs.

What is the best way to clean and maintain my custom tent?

Keep your custom tent in perfect shipshape for reuse at your next event by ensuring it is clean before storage. Here are the best practices to follow:

  1. Mix a mild detergent with warm water in a bucket, creating a gentle cleaning solution for your custom tent.
  2. Carefully remove the canopy from the frame and lay it flat on a clean surface. Collapse the frame and set it aside.
  3. Use a soft brush or sponge dipped in the cleaning solution to gently scrub the canopy, paying attention to any stained or dirty areas. Rinse the canopy thoroughly with clean water afterward.
  4. Wipe down the frame with a cloth or sponge dampened with the cleaning solution, ensuring all dirt and grime is removed. Rinse the frame with clean water and wipe it dry with a clean cloth.
  5. Allow both the canopy and frame to air dry completely, ensuring no moisture is trapped before storing the tent.
  6. Once fully dry, store your custom tent in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to protect it from damage and prolong its lifespan.

Expert Tip: Our previous article on how to choose and care for custom event tents goes into further detail on this topic.

How do I properly store my custom tent between events?

The care with which you handle your custom tent between events determines how long and how well it serves you. 

If you leave your tent out overnight, make sure to secure it using weight bags. These bags, usually filled with sand, add up to 40 pounds of weight to each leg. They are key to keeping your tent secure on any surface.

After gentle cleaning, ensure the tent is fully dry before storing it, and avoid folding or creasing the canopy or frame

You should place your tent in a roller bag as it is a safe way to store and travel with your custom tent. Roller bags are sturdy, and you can ensure the safe storage of your tent by getting one that allows one person to move the tent to and from your event space.

Can I order replacement parts for my custom tent?

Yes, we offer replacement parts for all of our custom tents. If you need a replacement part, please fill out the warranty form with your order information, the specific part you need and upload an image of your damaged item

We will be happy to assist you in getting your tent back in top condition.

How long does it take to produce and deliver a custom tent?

The production and delivery time for custom tents can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the design, the size of the tent, and the availability of materials. 

At MVP Visuals, we typically require 10-15 business days for production, and delivery times vary depending on the shipping method and destination.

Different custom tent collections have varied production and delivery times. Every pop up tent order and Combo order includes a free 2-day rush production and 2-day rush shipping, while customized tent orders include free 10-15 day rush production and 2-day rush shipping.

We recommend placing your order well in advance of your event to ensure timely delivery.

What warranty or guarantee does my custom tent come with?

At MVP Visuals, we stand behind the quality of our custom tents and provide different warranty offerings for our products. The standard warranty includes manufacturing defects. Warranty applies only to normal and expected uses of our products.

We offer a 2-year frame warranty for our Flash Custom Tents, a 1-year frame warranty for our Spark Custom Tents, and a lifetime frame warranty for Forever Flash Custom Tents and Custom Tents MVP Bundle.

Custom Tents MVP Bundle

Our Custom Summit Tents include a 1-year warranty on the canopy & a 2-year warranty on the hardware.

The warranty does not cover damage caused by normal wear and tear, misuse, or weather-related events.

You will receive replacement pieces at no charge if a warranty claim is approved. You will only need to pay for the shipping costs

How much do custom tents typically cost?

The cost of a custom tent can vary depending on several factors, including the size of the tent, the complexity of the design, and the materials used in construction. 

At MVP Visuals, we offer a range of custom tent options to fit different budgets, ranging from about $68,500 for Spark Custom Tents to about $205,400 for Custom Tents MVP Bundle.

Find the accurate price of the tent you want from the Customized Canopy Tent Collection page or request a quote.

We love rewarding our top customers. If you’re ordering multiple logo tents or MVP products, ask about our volume pricing.

Our team is ready to assist you. If you would like to talk to us live, call us at 800-980-6871 during our office hours. We guarantee you will always reach a real person.

How can I maximize my return on investment with a custom tent?

A custom tent can be a valuable investment for your brand, providing a prominent and professional presence at outdoor events. 

To maximize your return on investment, we recommend choosing a high-quality tent that is designed to last for multiple events. Select robust materials and construction which minimize wear and tear, and save on potential replacement costs

Additionally, incorporating eye-catching branding and design elements can help attract attention and drive brand awareness. Incorporate striking branding elements, such as bold colors, logos, slogans, or lighting kits for Custom Printed Illuminated Tents, to create a unique and memorable experience for event attendees.

Custom Inflatable Dome Tent

Are there any financing or leasing options available for custom tents?

Yes. At MVP Visuals, we provide custom tents at affordable prices. However, we can adjust our costs to ensure you get a quality custom tent without breaking the bank.

Other producers may offer varying payment plans or financing alternatives. For example, when ordering a custom tent, a company might ask for an initial 50% deposit, with the outstanding balance due before the shipping date.

Additionally, certain manufacturers may introduce customers to financial partners who can offer loans to support the acquisition of inflatables for commercial use.

Opting for a financing solution can be advantageous if you need a custom tent but don't have the required capital at the moment. 

Choose a manufacturer who is understanding and compassionate about your current financial circumstances. Talk to us about your tent needs and we’ll figure out how we can help.

How can I incorporate my brand's logo and colors into my custom tent design?

Incorporating your brand's logo and colors into your custom tent design is a great way to make your event stand out and increase brand recognition. Our team of graphic designers can work with you to create a custom design that showcases your brand's personality and messaging. 

Create a custom art display from scratch or find a design template that suits your event branding needs.

We use high-quality printing techniques to ensure that your brand's colors are accurately represented and that your logo looks crisp and professional.

Can I use multiple custom tents for larger events?

Using multiple custom tents is a great option for larger events, as it allows you to create separate areas for different activities or to house different vendors. 

Multiple custom tents offer the following advantages:

  • Branding opportunities: Prominently display your brand, reinforce your identity and values, and create a memorable presence at your event.
  • Adaptability: Multiple custom tents improve your flexibility and responsiveness to changing event dynamics, such as weather conditions or guest requirements, demonstrating a proactive and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Networking zones: Dedicate separate tents for networking and foster an environment that encourages relationship-building and collaboration.
  • Enhanced visitor flow: Optimize the flow of visitors throughout the event, reducing congestion and promoting an organized and efficient experience, showcasing your organization's meticulous attention to detail.

Our custom tents come in a variety of sizes and shapes, so you can choose the best configuration for your event's needs.

What accessories are available for custom tents?

We offer a wide range of accessories for our custom tents, including sidewalls, flags, and banners. These accessories can be customized with your brand's logo and colors to further enhance your event's branding.

These can include Custom Pop Up Tent Walls, Custom Rail Skirts, Custom Printed Tablecloths, and Advertising Flags.

Printed tent walls bring organization to your event by ensuring that visitors coming to your tent approach from one direction only. Logo tablecloths give a polished, professional look, while advertising flags grab the attention of customers, directing them to your tent or display table.

Custom Canopy Tent and Custom Branded Tablecloth

Accessories that help keep your custom tent safe and secure include sand bags and weight plates.

Learn More: How does color choice affect the perception of your company? Our article on printed logo tablecloths covers this in more detail.

Can I order custom table covers and banners to match my tent?

Yes, we offer Custom Table Covers and custom advertising banners that can be printed to match your tent's design. 

These additional branding opportunities can help to reinforce your event's messaging and make a lasting impression on attendees. It does so through:

  • Consistent branding: Using custom elements that feature your logo, colors, and messaging ensures your branding remains consistent throughout the event space. Event attendees can easily recognize and remember your brand this way.
  • Increased visibility: Custom banners and table covers can grab attention and make your booth stand out from the competition, drawing in potential clients.
  • Showing professionalism: High-quality custom elements show that you’ve invested time and resources into your brand, giving a polished image that builds credibility with clients.

What are the most popular uses for custom tents in the event industry?

Custom tents are popular in the event industry for a variety of uses, including outdoor festivals, trade shows, sporting events, and corporate events. 

Custom Sports Tent

They provide a versatile and customizable solution for event branding and shelter, and can be used in a variety of settings and for a variety of purposes including:

Trade Shows and Exhibitions

Custom tents provide an attractive and professional space for businesses to showcase their products and services. They can be branded with company logos, slogans, and colors to increase brand visibility and create a lasting impression on potential clients.

Outdoor Markets and Fairs

Custom tents can provide a professional and branded space for vendors at outdoor markets and fairs. They offer protection from the elements and a visually appealing setup for displaying and selling products.

Product Demonstrations

Businesses can use custom tents to host product demonstrations and sample giveaways at various events. This allows potential clients to experience the product first-hand and provides a memorable and interactive experience.

How do I choose the right vendor for my custom tent needs?

Choosing the right vendor for your custom tent needs is an important decision. Look for a vendor with a proven track record of delivering high-quality, durable, and reliable custom tents. 

A vendor with experience in the event industry is also ideal, as they will understand the specific needs of your event.

Bonus Tip: Aside from experience and expertise, are there any other factors I should consider before I settle on a vendor? Find out more here.

MVP Visuals is a leading provider of custom tents, with a team of experts dedicated to helping you choose the perfect tent for your needs. We use the full-color dye sublimation printing method to provide clear and bright images for your trade show displays.

You can also request a sample for your custom tent. We send samples within 24 hours and they usually take a couple of days to arrive.

We pull all the stops for you when you work with us. Here is a review from Cindi:

“The company, and especially their consultant Alex, are fantastic! We wanted something that would make our club visible at these events so we ordered the Custom Tents Intro Bundle. Alex was there to help us at every step of the way, from setting up EPS files to figuring out how much sand we needed for the sandbags. The quality of the work printing and materials are top-notch.”

How do custom tents compare to other event branding solutions?

Custom tents are a versatile and effective branding solution for events of all kinds. Compared to other branding solutions, such as banners and signage, custom tents offer a larger and more visible branding space. Different custom tent types offer different benefits.

inflatable dome features

Benefits of custom tents compared to other event branding solutions:

  • Memorable brand presence: One of the primary benefits is the extensive branding area they provide, enhancing visibility and making a more significant impact on event attendees.
  • Overall positive experience: They ensure the comfort and well-being of event-goers, which can contribute to a positive overall experience.
  • Provide better organization: They can be used to create a defined area for your event so event attendees can easily find designated areas, navigate around easily, manage the flow of people, and prevent congestion in high-traffic areas. 

Can I request a mock-up or preview of my custom tent design before production?

At MVP Visuals, we offer mock-up and preview services to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your custom tent design before production begins.

The order process starts with you choosing your product and then sending your artwork. You will receive a proof of your order within 24 hours

We can do a free rendition for you so you can see a preview of your artwork on your custom tent before production.

Our team of experienced designers will work with you to create a design that perfectly represents your brand.

Are there any special considerations for setting up my custom tent on uneven terrain?

When setting up a custom tent on uneven terrain, it is important to take special considerations to ensure that the tent is safe and stable. 

Here are some tips to help you:

  • Choose an appropriate tent: Opt for a tent designed to accommodate uneven surfaces, such as those with adjustable legs or an adaptable framework. Dome or geodesic tents are also suitable options due to their inherent structural stability.
  • Level the ground: If possible, try to level the ground in the area where you plan to set up the tent. Remove rocks, branches, and other debris that could affect the stability or comfort of the tent.
  • Anchor the tent securely: Use stakes, weights, or sandbags to anchor the tent firmly to the ground. This is especially crucial on uneven terrain, as the tent may be more prone to shifting or toppling.
  • Consider using a groundsheet or flooring: A groundsheet or temporary flooring can provide additional stability and comfort inside the tent.
  • Inspect the tent for tension or stress points: Uneven terrain can cause tension or stress on the tent's fabric or frame. Check for any areas where the tent might be under undue pressure and adjust the setup accordingly.

What are the best practices for securing my custom tent in windy conditions?

ground stake securing an outdoor inflatable

The best practices for securing your custom tent in windy conditions include using proper anchoring methods, such as stakes or weights, and making sure that all tent components are securely attached. 

  • Proper anchoring methods: Depending on the ground type, you can use stakes, weights, or sandbags to anchor the tent firmly. Stakes are suitable for soft ground, while weights or sandbags are ideal for hard surfaces.
  • Secure tent components: Ensuring that all tent components, such as poles, joints, and connectors, are securely attached is vital for maintaining the structural integrity of the tent.
  • Reinforce tent fabric: Use tension straps, guy ropes, or ratchet straps. They should be attached to the tent's anchor points and tightened evenly to distribute tension and maintain the tent's shape during windy conditions.
  • Positioning and orientation: Set up the tent in a location with natural wind barriers, such as trees or buildings, to minimize wind exposure. 
  • Monitor weather conditions: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and be prepared to make adjustments to the tent setup or evacuate if necessary. 

Can I use a custom tent for indoor events as well?

Yes, custom tents can be used for indoor events as well. They are versatile and can be set up in any space, whether it's indoors or outdoors. 

In fact, many businesses and organizations use custom tents for trade shows, conventions, and other indoor events to create an eye-catching display or a branded area.

Use custom tents for these indoor setups:

  • Booths or kiosks: Set up custom tents as booths or kiosks to showcase your products, services, or promotional materials. This provides a distinct and branded space, attracting potential customers or partners.
  • Networking areas: Create designated networking zones using custom tents, where attendees can meet and connect with industry professionals. 
  • Product demonstrations: Use custom tents as stages or demonstration areas for new product launches or interactive displays. 
  • Themed environments: Design custom tents to create immersive, themed experiences related to your brand or industry. This can help you stand out from competitors and create memorable experiences for attendees.
  • Photo opportunities: Use custom tents with eye-catching designs or backdrops as photo booths, encouraging attendees to share pictures on social media and increasing your event's visibility.

Talk to us about your tent needs and explore our tents for tight budgets for your indoor event.

How much time should I allot for custom tent setup and teardown?

The time it takes to set up and tear down a custom tent can vary depending on the size of the tent, the complexity of the design as well as the experience of the setup crew. 

A pop up tent for a farmers market event is easy to set up because it comes with a frame already built-in, so all you have to do is unfold it like an umbrella. This way, you won't waste time and energy assembling the frame, and it’s also easy to take down.

Generally, a team of experienced professionals can set up a custom tent in a few hours, and teardown can take just as long. 

Here are some general guidelines to help you plan:

  • Small to medium-sized tents (10x10, 10x20, or similar): For simpler pop-up or folding tents, setup and teardown times can range from 15 to 45 minutes, assuming a team of 2-4 people with some experience.
  • Larger tents (20x20, 20x30, or bigger): These tents usually have more complex frames and may require additional anchoring or supporting elements. Setup and teardown times can range from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the crew's expertise and the number of team members.
  • Custom or specialty tents: For tents with unique designs, shapes, or custom features, the setup and teardown process can be more time-consuming. Allow for 2 to 4 hours or more, depending on the complexity of the tent and the crew's experience.

To ensure a smooth and efficient setup and teardown process, consider the following tips:

  • Familiarize yourself with the tent assembly instructions beforehand.
  • Assemble a team with prior tent setup experience, if possible.
  • Allocate additional time for first-time setups to account for potential learning curves.
  • Schedule setup and teardown during non-peak event hours to minimize disruptions.
  • Account for factors such as weather conditions or venue restrictions that may affect the process.

What are the shipping and handling options for my custom tent?

At MVP Visuals, we offer several shipping and handling options for our custom tents. We can ship your tent directly to your location, or you can pick it up at our facility

All tents in our collection i.e., Pop Up Tent orders, Combo orders, and Customized Tent orders include a 2-day rush shipping option

We also offer expedited shipping options for customers who need their tents quickly. 

Additionally, we can provide tracking information so you can keep an eye on your shipment. 

We pride ourselves on providing quality, seamless service. Let us know your preferred delivery date. If you haven’t received your items by then, you will get them at no cost, and we will refund your order within 24 hours

How do I choose the right custom tent shape for my event?

The shape of your custom tent should depend on the size of your event space and your specific needs.

For example, a square or rectangular tent is great for creating a defined area or booth, while a hexagon or octagon tent can add some visual interest.

Pop-up or folding tents are ideal for trade shows and festivals. They offer quick assembly and portability, but might not be suitable for large-scale events or harsh weather conditions.

Geodesic or dome tents have a unique, rounded shape that’s eye-catching and provides excellent structural stability. They are suitable for experiential marketing events, product launches, or outdoor installations where aesthetics and weather resistance are crucial.

Green Mountain Energy Inflatable Dome Tent

We recommend speaking with our team of experts to determine the best shape for your specific event.

What are the differences between a pop-up tent, a frame tent, and an inflatable tent?

Pop-up tents are lightweight and easy to transport, making them ideal for small events and trade shows. Frame tents have a sturdy frame that allows them to be used in a variety of weather conditions and can be built in larger sizes. 

Inflatable tents are quick to set up and provide a unique look, but are typically not as durable as frame tents. The choice between these types of tents will depend on your specific needs and the nature of your event.

Here’s a table showing the differences between a pop-up tent, a frame, and an inflatable tent.

Feature Pop-Up Tent Frame Tent Inflatable Tent
Structure Collapsible, lightweight frame Rigid metal frame Inflated air beams
Setup Quick and easy, 15-45 minutes Moderate, 1-2 hours Fast, 10-30 minutes
Portability Highly portable, compact when collapsed Less portable, requires more storage and transport Portable, easy to transport when deflated
Interior Space Unobstructed Unobstructed, versatile layout Unobstructed
Weather Resistance Moderate, suitable for mild conditions Good, more resilient against wind and rain Varies, depends on material and construction
Installation DIY, minimal crew needed Professional help or experienced crew recommended DIY, can be set up with an electric air pump
Aesthetics Simple, functional Customizable, professional appearance Unique, eye-catching
Cost Budget-friendly Moderate to expensive, depending on size and design Varies, can be budget-friendly or more expensive
Applications Trade shows, festivals, small gatherings Weddings, corporate events, versatile uses Promotional events, experiential marketing

How can I make my custom tent stand out from the competition?

To make your custom tent stand out, we recommend incorporating unique design elements and branding elements that align with your brand's messaging and visual identity. This can include the use of bold colors, custom graphics, and unique structural features.

Design Element Description
1. Logo Display your logo prominently for instant brand recognition
2. Brand colors Use your brand's color palette to create a cohesive and eye-catching look
3. Custom shapes Choose unique tent shapes (e.g., domes, geodesic structures) for a standout setup
4. Patterns and textures Incorporate brand-related patterns, textures, or illustrations to represent your brand identity
5. Typography Use your brand's typeface for legible and visually appealing text
6. Taglines and slogans Display your brand's tagline or slogan prominently for easy reading from a distance
7. Interactive elements Add interactive features (e.g., LED screens, touchscreens, QR codes) to engage visitors
8. Sustainability Use eco-friendly materials to align with your brand's environmental values
9. Lighting Incorporate unique lighting elements to highlight your brand and create a welcoming atmosphere
10. Social media integration Design your tent to encourage social media sharing (e.g., photo backdrops, hashtag incorporation)

These elements can be customized to align with your brand's messaging and visual identity, ensuring that your custom tent stands out from competitors.

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What are the most effective ways to promote my brand using a custom tent?

The most effective ways to promote your brand using a custom tent include using eye-catching graphics, strategically placing your tent in high traffic areas, and providing engaging experiences for attendees within your tent.

You should invest in a high-quality, visually appealing design that showcases your brand's logo, colors, and message. A memorable design will help your brand stand out from the competition and attract attention.

Here are amazing tips on how to make your logo pop:

Additionally, place your tent near entrances, exits, or popular attractions and offer interactive activities such as product demonstrations, games, or contests, to draw visitors in and create a memorable experience. 

Another way is encouraging visitors to share their experience at your tent on social media. Create a hashtag for the event and display it prominently on your tent. You can also provide a photo booth or backdrop for visitors to take pictures with, which they can then share online.

Can I update or modify my custom tent design in the future?

Yes, you can update or modify your custom tent design in the future. This can include replacing graphics, adding new branding elements, or updating the overall design to reflect changes in your brand identity.

Updating the overall design may include changing the color scheme, updating the logo, modifying the messaging, or adding new graphics. Check our guide on the dos and don’ts of customization for guidance.

You can also change your tent’s modular elements or replace graphics, such as banners, flags, or sidewalls without altering the entire tent. This can save you time and money while keeping your tent looking fresh.

Other ways to modify your custom tent design include creating different designs for seasonal events, using interchangeable elements such as removable banners, and integrating a QR code into your website in the design.

What are the fire safety requirements for custom tents?

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Fire safety requirements for custom tents vary by location, but typically include the use of fire-resistant materials and adherence to specific setup and spacing guidelines

Our Forever Flash Custom Tents include a 600 Denier water repellent, flame retardant, and UV resistant canopy, as do our Custom Tents MVP Bundle.

To meet the requirement for fire resistant materials, look for fabrics that meet industry standards such as NFPA 701, CPAI-84, or California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Title 19

Include a tag indicating the fabric's fire-resistant properties, as well as compliance with the relevant safety standards on your custom tent.

Other common fire safety requirements include maintaining a safe distance between your tent and any open flames or fire hazards, using properly installed, grounded electrical equipment and ensuring there is proper ventilation if you are using cooking or heating equipment.

It is important to research and comply with all local regulations and guidelines to ensure the safety of your attendees and staff.

How do I ensure that my custom tent complies with local regulations and guidelines?

To ensure that your custom tent complies with local regulations and guidelines, it is important to research and understand all relevant regulations and guidelines. 

Regulations and guidelines include fire safety requirements, structural safety standards, accessibility requirements, and zoning or permitting rules

We recommend working with a knowledgeable and experienced vendor who can guide you through the process and ensure that your custom tent meets all the necessary requirements.

Your vendor should be familiar with industry standards and local regulations, and be able to guide you through the process of creating a compliant tent.

MVP Visuals has been in operation since 2006, and we pride ourselves on providing high-quality, safe, custom tents. We use 600 Denier polyester fabric that is water-repellent and fire retardant and are ready to guide you to get a tent that adheres to local regulations.

You should also set up your custom tent according to local guidelines, ensuring that it is properly anchored and secured. This may involve using specific types of anchors, weights, or tie-downs, depending on your location and the type of tent you have.

Can I create a custom tent with a unique or unconventional shape?


At MVP Visuals, we specialize in creating custom tents that are tailored to the unique needs of our clients. We can work with you to design a custom tent in any shape or size you desire, whether it's a hexagon, octagon, or even a circular tent. 

Our team of experienced designers will work with you to bring your vision to life, ensuring that your custom tent stands out and leaves a lasting impression on your audience.

We will guide you in choosing a tent style by considering the best one that suits your needs and gives the desired aesthetic.

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How do I determine the ideal placement for my custom tent at my event?

When it comes to selecting the perfect location for your custom tent, there are several factors to consider. You'll want to choose a location that is highly visible and easily accessible to your target audience

It's also important to consider the surrounding environment, including the terrain and any potential obstructions that could impact the placement of your tent. 

Uneven or sloping surfaces may require leveling or additional anchoring to ensure the tent remains secure. Soft or muddy ground can also pose challenges and may necessitate the use of specialized anchors or flooring solutions.

The type of terrain can affect the overall aesthetic and accessibility of your tent, so choose a location that complements your event's theme and provides a comfortable experience for your guests.

Be aware of any potential obstructions such as trees, buildings, utility poles, or other structures that could block the view of your tent, limit access, or create safety hazards.

Our team can work with you to assess the layout of your event space and recommend the best possible location for your custom tent.

Can I use lighting and other visual elements to enhance my custom tent's appearance?

Yes! Lighting is a great way to enhance the appearance of your custom tent and create a more impactful visual experience for your audience. 

We offer a range of lighting options that can be customized to complement your tent's design and branding.

Incorporating special LED lights allows any customized tent to boost your impact after dark, providing an easy and convenient way to stand out and attract more attention to your brand. 

Our Custom Printed Illuminated Tents have the lighting built directly into the arch. The lighting becomes part of the tent itself, ensuring that it doesn’t detract from your branding. Quite the opposite, in fact: with the lighting in place, customers have more opportunities to see what your brand has to offer.

Custom Printed Illuminated Tents

In addition to lighting, there are several other visual elements that can be incorporated into your custom tent design, including custom graphics, branding elements, and decorative accents.

How can I create a welcoming and comfortable environment inside my custom tent?

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Creating a welcoming and comfortable environment inside your custom tent is essential for maximizing engagement and creating a positive brand experience for your audience. 

Consider adding comfortable seating, interactive elements, and branded decor to create an inviting atmosphere that encourages visitors to linger and engage with your brand.

Choose seating options that are flexible and can be easily rearranged or repurposed to accommodate different activities or changing needs throughout the event. You can enhance the comfort of your seats with cushions, throw pillows, or blankets.

You can also incorporate audio and visual elements to create a more immersive and engaging experience for your audience.

Use spotlights, uplighting, or LED strips to highlight key areas, create ambiance, or enhance your brand's colors.

You should also include eye-catching signage and visual displays that highlight your brand, products, or services like banners, posters, or digital displays that incorporate your logo, taglines, or promotional messaging.

Are there any specific design tips for creating an impactful custom tent?

When designing a custom tent, follow our ultimate guide to create a cohesive and visually striking design that effectively communicates your brand message. This can be achieved through the use of bold colors, eye-catching graphics, and strategic branding elements

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It's also important to consider the overall layout and flow of your tent, ensuring that it is easy to navigate and provides ample space for visitors to engage with your brand. 

Ensure that there is enough room for visitors to move around comfortably without feeling cramped or overwhelmed.

Create clear pathways that guide visitors through your tent, allowing them to easily access various areas and features. Avoid bottlenecks or congestion points by spacing out high-traffic areas, such as entrances, exits, or popular attractions.

Our team of designers can work with you to develop a custom tent design that is tailored to your unique needs and maximizes the impact of your brand message.

Use consistent colors, themes, and visual elements to create a cohesive and memorable experience for your visitors.

How do I maximize sponsor visibility on my custom tent?

Maximizing sponsor visibility on your custom tent is an important consideration. One effective way to do this is by prominently displaying sponsor logos and branding on the tent's surface, utilizing high-quality printing techniques. 

tent showing logo and branding on the peak and valance

Additionally, utilizing strategically placed custom business banners or feather flags can help draw attention to sponsor branding. Place these in high-traffic areas, such as near the entrance, exits, or main stage, to ensure maximum visibility.

Another option is to create branded products, such as custom table covers, that match the tent's design and color scheme. Incorporate sponsor branding into the design of your custom tent, such as printing their logos on the tent walls, roof, or sidewalls. Custom printing options create a strong visual impact and enhance sponsor recognition. 

If yours is a sports team, you can get custom branded displays for the team including advertising flags, inflatable dome tents, and custom tents all showcasing sponsor branding.

Can I order a custom tent with transparent or mesh walls?

Yes, MVP Visuals offers custom tents with transparent or mesh walls to provide additional ventilation and visibility. 

Fully customizable sidewalls for star shaped tents can offer single or double-sided digital printing options and come in three styles – solid, door, or window. The sidewalls attach to the canopy with buckles for easy set-up and are available for both the single and double pole custom star tent models.

illustration showing double poled custom star shaped tent

All of these benefits come with additional real estate for customized branding. For example, you can place your social media information, logo, or phone number on your sidewalls, helping your customers get the information they need about your brand while also closing off your space.

Talk to our customer service team by calling (800) 980-6871 to place your order for a custom tent with transparent or mesh walls.

What is the typical lifespan of a custom tent?

The typical lifespan of a custom tent depends on various factors such as frequency of use, weather conditions, and maintenance. However, with proper care and maintenance, a well-made custom tent from MVP Visuals can last for many years.

Some key factors that impact the lifespan of your custom tent include:

  • Material quality: Higher-quality materials, such as heavy-duty vinyl or polyester fabrics and robust aluminum or steel frames, typically result in a longer-lasting tent. 
  • Maintenance and care: Proper maintenance and care are essential for prolonging the life of your custom tent. 
  • Storage: Proper storage plays a significant role in extending your custom tent's lifespan. Always store your tent in a clean, dry, and well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. Make sure the tent is clean and completely dry before storing it to prevent mold, mildew, or damage to the fabric and frame.
  • Weather exposure: Repeated exposure to harsh weather conditions, can wear down even high-quality tents over time. Our custom tents are not designed for extended outdoor use in harsh weather.
  • Assembly and disassembly: Proper assembly and disassembly techniques can also impact the longevity of your custom tent. Following the manufacturer's instructions and handling the tent components with care can help prevent damage and prolong its life.

How can I ensure the structural integrity of my custom tent?

Ensuring the structural integrity of your custom tent is crucial for safety and longevity. 

At MVP Visuals, we use heavy-duty 600 Denier polyester fabric, and a robust frame of aluminum or steel, so your tent can better withstand weather conditions and regular use and maintain its structural integrity.

Proper assembly and secure anchoring is important, and our team provides detailed instructions and guidance to ensure proper setup. 

We also recommend securing the tent using appropriate anchoring systems, such as stakes, weights, or sandbags, based on the surface type and the tent's size to prevent the tent from lifting or moving during windy conditions.

Regular inspections and maintenance can also help identify and address any potential issues before they become bigger problems.

Can I order a custom tent with built-in electrical outlets or other amenities?

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Yes, MVP Visuals offers custom tents with built-in electrical outlets and other amenities, such as lighting and heating options and mesh banners, to provide additional functionality and convenience.

Our team can work with you to create a custom tent that meets your specific needs and requirements. We pride ourselves in offering a variety of customization options, ensuring that every brand walks away with the advertising tent of their dreams.

We’ll get to know your brand and help you design accessories that match your illuminated brand tent for a cohesive marketing experience. Whether you want to purchase an outdoor event tablecloth or a feather banner, we can provide exactly what you need for your next big event.

Are there any eco-friendly or sustainable options for custom tents?

Yes, there are eco-friendly and sustainable options available for custom tents. At MVP Visuals, we offer custom tents made with eco-friendly and sustainable materials like aluminum and steel

Aluminum is highly recyclable, and the recycling process requires significantly less energy compared to producing new aluminum from raw materials. This means that aluminum tent frames can be recycled at the end of their useful life, reducing waste and conserving resources.

Tent frames made from aluminum are likely to last longer and require less frequent replacement.

Steel is a strong and robust material, which means that tent frames made from steel are likely to last longer and require less frequent replacement. This reduces the overall consumption of materials and minimizes waste.

How do I create a cohesive brand experience with my custom tent and other event elements?

Consider best practices to create a cohesive brand experience with your custom tent and other event elements, you should ensure that your branding elements such as logo, colors, and messaging are consistent across all marketing collateral, signage, and promotional materials. 

Some further tips to create a cohesive brand experience:

Consistent logo usage: Ensure that your logo is used consistently in terms of size, placement, and orientation on all marketing materials, including the custom tent, customizable tablecloths, banners, signage, promotional items, and digital assets. This helps attendees easily recognize and associate your brand with the event.

Color consistency: Use your brand's primary and secondary colors throughout your event materials, from the custom tent and signage to tablecloths, napkins, and staff uniforms. Maintaining color consistency helps create a visually harmonious environment and reinforces your brand identity.

You can also incorporate complementary design elements, such as custom table covers, banners, and flags to create a cohesive and memorable brand experience for your attendees.

Can I use a custom tent for events in extreme weather conditions?

Yes. Custom tents are designed to withstand most weather conditions, including wind, rain, and snow.

At MVP Visuals, we use 600 Denier fabric for canopies. The fabric is water-repellent, flame retardant and UV resistant.

You can also opt for tent designs that are better suited for extreme weather, such as tension or dome tents.

Our Custom Summit Tents are made using sturdy, water repellent fabric which ensures that no matter how rainy it gets where you are, you and everyone inside your star tent will be comfortably dry.

Ensure that you secure the tent using weights or sandbags to prevent the tent from lifting or moving during windy conditions and ensure the overall stability of the tent structure.

You may also consider including reinforcements like extra poles, cross bracing, or ropes for additional support.

In extremely hot or cold conditions, consider using ventilation systems or portable heaters to maintain a comfortable temperature inside the tent. Make sure to follow safety guidelines when using heating equipment to prevent fire hazards.

However, extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes or tornadoes can pose a safety risk and should be avoided

We recommend consulting with a professional event planner or tent specialist to determine the best course of action for events in extreme weather conditions.

What are the key factors to consider when selecting a custom tent for long-term use?

When selecting a custom tent for long-term use, it is important to consider the durability of the materials, the frequency of use, and the expected lifespan of the tent. 

Opt for heavy-duty tent fabric with weather-resistant materials, such as reinforced PVC or polyester that can withstand prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain, and wind.

You should also consider the ease of maintenance and repair, the printing method used and necessary permits or regulations for long-term tent installation. 

At MVP Visuals, we offer a variety of custom tents designed for long-term use, with durable materials and easy maintenance and repair options.

Talk to us about your needs and we’ll guide you in choosing the best custom tent for your event for long-term use.

How do I know if a custom tent is the right branding solution for my event?

A custom tent is an excellent branding solution for events of all sizes and types, particularly those held outdoors. 

Whether you’re looking for a tent for a festival or a farmers market, you can find a versatile, customizable, and cost-effective branding solution that can help promote your brand, increase visibility, and provide shelter for your attendees.

Custom tents offer:

  • Versatility: They come in various sizes, shapes, and designs, making them adaptable to a wide range of events and locations. 
  • Customization: They offer a high level of customization, allowing you to create a unique and memorable brand experience. You can personalize the tent with your logo, brand colors, graphics, and messaging to reinforce your brand identity and create a cohesive marketing presence at the event.
  • Cost-effective branding: Custom tents provide a cost-effective branding solution compared to more permanent structures or larger event setups. 
  • Increased visibility: A custom tent can help increase your brand's visibility at events, as it serves as a prominent visual element that stands out from the crowd. 

Our team of experienced event specialists can help you determine the best branding solutions for your event based on your specific needs and budget.

Call us at (800) 980-6871 or request a quote through our website.

Get a Custom Tent From MVP Visuals for Your Next Event

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MVP Visuals is your ultimate partner in creating custom branded tents that elevate your organization's presence at events and gatherings. Don't miss this game-changing opportunity to showcase your brand with unrivaled impact and distinction.

Our custom tents are designed to meet your exact specifications, ensuring a captivating and cohesive extension of your brand's visual identity. By choosing MVP Visuals, you are investing in an eye-catching, high-quality shelter that not only elevates your brand recognition but also leaves a lasting impression on attendees.

In the competitive world of events and expos, every detail matters. Custom branded tents from MVP Visuals serve as a powerful, strategic marketing tool that sets your organization apart from the competition, attracting potential clients and customers effortlessly.

Stand out, be memorable, and experience the benefits of a professional, visually stunning branded tent. Your brand deserves it. 

Call us at (800) 980-6871.