Pole tents are the most traditional type of party tent and are an economical option. They’re easy to set up and typically only require two or three people to complete the job. Since pole tents are held in place with large stakes, they typically must be set up on a grass, gravel or dirt surface. If you need a tent that you can put up on asphalt or concrete, you will need a frame tent.
The biggest advantage of a pole tent is the look of them. The poles give the roof a swooping, dramatic feel. They’re very popular for weddings, for this reason. A 40 x 100 foot wedding tent will look amazing when it has a pole tent roof on it.