Anyone who has ever planned an event in New England knows that trying to anticipate the weather can be a futile endeavor. You learn not to trust the forecast and prepare for the worst! Most days, that means having umbrellas ready in case of rain, and blankets or jackets in case it gets chilly, maybe something heavy to weigh things down if it's windy. But what if it got too hot… in November?
That's the New England we know! Imagine, a fall day with leaves still on the trees, and the good fortune of clear weather and a high of 80 degrees! That's great, except the Sun turned our event tent into a virtual greenhouse!
Throwing a networking event for a major tech company, we began the day with a Biergarten Event inside a clear top, 30-foot by 40-foot party tent. During the day, or even at night, clear-top tents are a great opportunity to let in natural light or allow views of a beautiful sky during a fun event, cocktail hour, or even dinner. The one thing you have to look out for is the greenhouse effect it creates!
During the day, with the sun beating down on us as we were setting up, the tent was getting hotter and hotter … and more humid? We took down most of the sides just to create a breeze and cool off the space for everyone working. Soon enough, condensation was forming at the top of the tent – we were steaming up our event! This wouldn't be a very clear view if it didn't dry up.
Luckily, we had started to cool off the inside of the tent in time for the Sun to start drying up the condensation, while the breeze kept things comfortable inside. With 5 minutes to spare, everything looked – and felt – perfect once again!