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The Shade Shifters is a rental company based in South Lake Tahoe, California that provides Bedouin-style tents for weddings and other celebrations. Unlike traditional marquee tents, these stretch tents can be fully customized to suit your preferences and highlight your venue’s natural beauty. They can be stretched over uneven terrain, accommodate standing or seated guests, and work around existing structures. The team has set up these versatile pavilions from Reno to Los Angeles and is happy to travel across California for your event.

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Browse the extensive tent offerings from The Shade Shifters to find the right size for your wedding needs. All options are rain and fire-resistant, can hold up against heavy winds, and can be set up open-air or closed. In case of inclement weather, siding and rain gutters are also available. Once you’ve made your selection, the detail-oriented and efficient crew will work hard to conceptualize and anticipate the best possible configurations. For your convenience, they will run the installation and breakdown and make sure that everything goes smoothly. The company also provides a range of lighting supplies to personalize your structure. These include bistro lights, which can be draped atmospherically above dining tables and dance floors, and changing colored lights.

  • Woman-owned

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Geena C. Sent on 10/08/2022
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No matter the elements, Shade Shifters rocks!

Shade Shifters exceeded all of my expectations. I had an outdoor wedding in Truckee, California with uneven ground. That was no problem for this crew! They were timely, flexible, and made it so easy I did not have to worry about a thing. Plus the tent looked stunning, way better than those stock tents. And man was that tent sturdy! It ended up snowing three inches for my June wedding and the tent didn't falter. Thank you Shade Shifters for making my wedding! I would highly recommend them to anyone.
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Dana Olson
Dana Olson

I moved to Tahoe almost 20 years ago and never looked back. I found a home that spoke to my love for the environment and outdoors. I have always loved going to and planning events and saw a lack of inventive shade at these otherwise beautiful events which lead me to start Shade Shifters. I balance this with my work for a conservation district that is involved with projects that help keep Tahoe the natural wonder that brought me here, to begin with. When not working, I keep busy skiing, mountain biking, and visiting my farm in Nicaragua.

Nick Palmer
Nick Palmer

I grew up in Orange County and moved to Tahoe 15 years ago. I am the mind behind every unique tent set ups we do. My critical thinking, problem solving skills and artful eye make setting up these versatile tents go smoothly. In my spare time I enjoy skiiing, mountain biking and metal sculpting.

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