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The Tent Merchant Inc is Santa Barbara's premier boutique event and wedding rental company. The Tent Merchant specializes in making your event everything you could imagine! Our experienced event specialists will guide you through planning your event. Come by and visit our newly remodeled showroom and prop & decor shack in Santa Barbara's downtown district or schedule a venue visit. The Tent Merchant carries so much more than tents, china, flatware, chairs, and tables...We are in the business of making your dreams come true!

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95% Recommended by couples

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Alanna M. Married on 06/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Everything went smoothly

We mostly worked with Tent Merchant through our wedding planner but we did go to their physical location in Santa Barbara to see what they had in advance, which was helpful. Everything we received looked perfect. Pickup and dropoff went smoothly at the scheduled times.
Melissa G. Married on 11/16/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Great service and rentals

Everything was beautiful, the service was exceptional and all my rentals arrived as expected. We had no issues and highly recommend The Tent Merchant.
Kimberly K. Married on 09/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

So easy to work with for beautiful rentals

We loved working with The Tent Merchant for our rentals. They did our dance floor, chairs and tabletop items and they did a beautiful job. We had a mixup with the pickup and the owner, Shareen, could not have been more lovely. She was responsive and helpful and I cannot recommend Tent Merchant enough!
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Love+Story Events Love+Story Events Wedding Planners

As a wedding/event planner in Santa Barbara, I've worked with The Tent Merchant for over 10 years - and I recommend them every time! Their staff are friendly and helpful, and they have worked at every event space in the Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez area. If you have questions about how to make an event space the best it can be, The Tent Merchant can help. They have high quality rentals at a reasonable price, and a large inventory which is most helpful. I adore working with Kirsten and the entire TM staff!

Tyler Speier Events Tyler Speier Events Wedding Planners

I love working with the Tent Merchant team! They are professional, polite, knowledgable, flexible, and positive. I am consistently impressed with their attention to detail and client-centric focus. Definitely my preferred rental company vendor in Santa Barbara.

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The tent merchant has very different linens & many things to choose from If your looking for classic linens they are great Tamara


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