“Can it keep you from the sun”?
“When it rains what happens”?
“How many people can go under one pergola tent”?
When mounted for events pergola tents look amazing! The chandeliers and colored fabric used in decorating them just adds an exotic touch to the whole setting.
However, there are a lot of questions that usually come up concerning these tents. To address our questions about these unique tents, we interviewed someone who works with them constantly – Nana Ama Mensah of Signature Creations, an event planning company here in Ghana.
AO: Tell us about Pergola Tents.
Nana Ama: In it’s bare definition, a pergola is a permanent structure that is built in houses. Sometimes people use them as
their garages or their porches. So for those who use them in their houses, their pergolas have a
transparent roofing sheet to serve for all weather conditions. However, for events mobile pergola tents can be built and dismantled after the event.
AO: How does weather affect the use of Pergolas?:
Pergola tents mounted at events are usually used in the dry seasons since they are covered with fabric. If you would want one for
an event during the raining season, you might have to pay a little extra for a transparent roofing sheet.
AO: How different is a pergola tent from a bamboo tent?
Nana Ama: Pergola tents are very airy. The ceilings of pergola tents are very high as compared to bamboo tents. The higher the ceiling, the more air the tent gathers.
Also, pergola tents are woven and this allows more air into the tent. So if you ever have to sit underneath one, you don’t have
to worry about getting warm.
AO: How easy is it to set up a pergola tent?
Nana Ama: To be able to set up a pergola tent, you would need to have an appreciable knowledge in carpentry.
Within 30 minutes, some experts are able to mount a pergola tent. The parts of the pergola are
dismantled and put together like a construction. Imagine someone with no knowledge at all in
carpentry; the person might take forever to set this up!
Pergolas must be well cared for. When dismantled, the parts must be kept in a shaded area, with no
sunshine and painted regularly to prevent the wood from getting rotten.
AO: For what events will you recommend the use of Pergolas?
For small set ups, with a gathering of between 50-150 like engagements, christenings and private
parties, pergola tents can be used. You might want to reconsider constructing pergola tents for large
occasions since they are costly, take space and are quite stressful to construct.
AO: How much does it cost to set up a pergola tent for an event?
To get a pergola tent mounted for an occasion, you should be looking at GHc600 to GHc650, transportation inclusive.
We love how these pergola tents can be decorated with chandeliers and fabrics in different colors to suit various occasions.
Have you attended an event where pergola tents have been mounted? What do you think of them?
Are you considering using pergolas for your next event? Talk to Nana Ama on 0243 172 332 or 0269 400 108.