Rain or Shine Tent and Events Reviews

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19 Reviews for Rain or Shine Tent and Events

Recommended by 93% of couples

4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Alyssa · Married on 10/11/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The best in the business!!

    From the big items to the small, from the early planning to the last minute changes- these guys are INCREDIBLE to work with AND they have it ALL! We had a decent rental order with them and not only were they easy to work with but they were completely reliable and efficient with setup/teardown. Hire them- you won't regret it!!

    Sent on 11/20/2020
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    Caoimhe B. · Married on 09/21/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Great tent/lighting rentals

    We got married at a venue that could not hold how large our group was, so we opted for a dinner tent for the group of around 250. We had worked with Pete in the past for my sister's wedding, and it was just as easy of an experience this time around. He was super helpful in explaining the different types of tents, and why one might be better than another for a Vermont September wedding. They also handled the lighting and a few extra rentals we needed and it went just as smoothly. They had great suggestions but had a wide inventory of things in case we wanted something a little bit different. I would highly recommend working with them, everything went off without a hitch.

    Sent on 10/09/2019
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    Lauren · Married on 07/27/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great Tent and Lighting Vendor!

    We booked Rain or Shine for our wedding this past July at Hildene in Vermont and they were great! They delivered on the lighting in the tent and it looked exactly how we envisioned! We also added a boxwood, faux greenery backdrop about a week before our wedding and it was no issue - and it looked amazing! Overall Rain and Shine is great to work with and they deliver on your wedding vision!

    Sent on 02/26/2020
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    Katelyn · Married on 06/10/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Pete and team were great to work with! There must have been 20 versions of the order form by the end due to all of my requests, changes, etc. and they were so accommodating and flexible. A few days before the wedding our forecast was iffy and Pete was able to coordinate a beautiful clear top tent for our outdoor cocktail hour which was beautiful regardless of rain or shine! The security of knowing we had this made the few days leading up to the wedding worry free. The lighting under our reception tent is something I will never forget and only complimented the natural beauty of our Green Mountain surrounding. We would absolutely recommend Rain or Shine for any and all of your event rental needs:)

    Sent on 07/20/2017
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    Carolyn · Married on 10/09/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Rain or shine has an incredible selection of items to rent for a wedding or special event. What is more, they were able to listen to my vision and transform the reception venue for my wedding, a white tent, into a beautiful, enchanted space complete with lights and greenery. I wanted to hang greenery from the ceiling of the tent, and they were able to listen to my vision and somehow engineer a structure in the tent to exactly deliver what I wanted. I was thoroughly impressed by their expertise and creativity.

    Sent on 11/01/2016
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    Hannah · Married on 09/03/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Rain or Shine was amazing! They were super responsive, communicative, and professional. They were able to provide us with all the rental equipment we wanted: a beautiful tent, chairs and tables for the reception, bars and adirondack chairs for the cocktail hour, fire pits and a tent heater for the night, and chairs for our ceremony. We hosted our wedding at my parents house in a open field that was uneven, and they worked with us for a year to help get the land ready for the wedding. They were able to give us much needed advice on where the tent and chairs should be placed, but also listened to and fully accommodated our preferences. They took exact measures and pictures of the land so that when other vendors had questions about the tent, we could answer them in detail. We can't recommend them highly enough!

    Sent on 10/09/2016
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    Samantha · Married on 09/19/2015

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Rain or Shine provided such a beautiful setup for our wedding day including the ceremony space and beautiful sailcloth reception tent. They had special touches such as the beautiful mahogany 3-sided bar (a must!!!) as well as the black and white checkerboard dance floor and crystal chandeliers of my wedding dreams. My goal of creating a sophisticated elegant space in the middle of a rustic and beautiful VT field would not have been possible with out them.

    Sent on 01/04/2016
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    Caitlin · Married on 07/11/2015

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My spouse and I planned our Vermont wedding from California, and Rain or Shine made it so easy to get exactly what we wanted! Pete and Mary were easy to work with, prompt with their communications, and delivered on exactly what we envisioned for our reception. They have an extensive selection of tables and chairs for every taste. Everything we ordered was delivered and set up according to our specifications, and we had absolutely no problems. We could not be happier!

    Sent on 07/23/2015
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    Jaclyn · Married on 06/21/2014

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The whole team was very helpful while we were planning, helping us figure out exactly what we needed. We basically said "We need a tent for the caterer, tables and chairs" and they took care of the rest! We got exactly what we needed for a super reasonable price. They had the tent set up in no time and loaded up the barn with the tables and chairs (We had asked to set them up ourselves since we were using the field we were in for games the day before). When they were all set up, I had mentioned we were serving brunch and they switched our pick-up time from morning to the afternoon without even having to ask! They were so quick with taking everything down that I hadn't even noticed they were there until I saw the tent move out of the corner of my eye. I thought renting this stuff would be a battle, but it was the easiest part of the wedding planning!

    Sent on 06/26/2014
  • User3959958 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Excellent vendor - very responsive and helpful

    Sent on 07/08/2014
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    Meagan · Married on 05/25/2014

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We hired Rain or Shine to decorate the tent at our venue. I had a picture of what I wanted - but they also suggested some additional elements that really made the space look special and beautiful. I would've loved to see a few more really clear pictures from them with suggested decor, but I was happy to trust them - and I'm so happy I did.

    Sent on 06/10/2014
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    Jill · Married on 07/07/2012

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We were very happy with Rain or Shine. They spent a lot of time with us prior to the wedding to ensure that we had the perfect tent, size, etc. that we wished. They set up and tore down seamlessly....very professional. The tents were clean (we had two) and in excellent condition. We also rented wooden tables and chairs which were a huge hit with ourselves and our guests.

    Sent on 09/25/2012
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    Renee · Married on 09/10/2011

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My husband and I were so pleased to have found Rain and Shine Tent Co. The variety of what the offer (tents,lighting, benches, flooring) allowed us to customize our wedding exactly the way we pictured it. Pete and Perry made sure everything was in line for the event without us even knowing it. The service was friendly, prompt, and reliable. Seeing the carnival-like lights and everything else come together was pretty amazing. Can't say enough good things here...

    Sent on 09/16/2011
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    Joseph · Married on 07/30/2011

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Rain or Shine hit a massive home run with our wedding. We had a 3-day event in Woodstock, VT - Friday BBQ, Saturday Ceremony/Reception, and Sunday Brunch. We rented a sailcloth tent and had hardwood floors put down for 120 people - along with all the other necessary rentals for dinner. We were especially impressed with the attention to detail they put in so that the floor had perfectly rounded corners to match the tent. Pete worked with us two days before at the same time of our ceremony to make sure we could take advantage of all the shade that would be available. Pete also made sure to stay throughout the day of the ceremony/reception to make sure our mic/sound system was operational and all the tent-related items were functional. I could go on and on about their great service but suffice it to say that they did a wonderful job and they were worth every penny.

    Sent on 08/03/2011
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    Leslie · Married on 05/31/2008

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We can't thank Rain or Shine staff enough for the service and quality they provided. We were very happy with everything, and their staff was friendly and constantly in good communication with us through the planning and design of our outdoor wedding. Their set up suggestions looked beautiful, and helped the wedding atmosphere feel intimate in a large open space! The price was better than the tent company closer to the wedding site, and we couldn't have been happier with everything!

    Sent on 06/16/2008
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    Josh · Married on 06/29/2013

    4.8
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.5

    Pete was very easy to work with and incredibly responsive. He was also flexible and gave great suggestions as we tried to stay within our budget. He was also able to add something to my order at the last minute which really helped! And his crew was timely and professional!

    Sent on 07/03/2013
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    Ginelle · Married on 07/11/2011

    4.0
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      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    We used rain or shine company for outdoor lighting (torches) around the berm at the Equinox Pond Pavilion. We also rented a fire pit from them to set up outside the Pavilion. They were very good to work with, and provided several options for indoor/outdoor lighting. They delivered and set up everything on time, and it was really great having the outdoor firepit at the event.. our guests really enjoyed making s'mores at the end of the night!

    Sent on 10/11/2012
  • User5193087 · 2+ years ago

    3.4
    • Quality of service:
      3.5
    • Responsiveness:
      3.5
    • Value:
      3.5
    • Flexibility:
      3.5
    • Professionalism:
      3.5

    We used Rain or Shine for our recent wedding in Vermont. They were highly recommended by many of our other vendors, and they had custom lighting and bar for our venue. Everything we rented from them looked great, and they were even able to get the chairs we wanted from a related company in another state. Everything was as expected and promised.

    That being said, communication was a big issue. We (both of us and our planner) would have to follow up repeatedly on emails to get responses, even calling to follow up in order to get a response. Also, due to the technical difficulty of the lighting set up, they regularly install the lights and deliver a day early (on Friday), which really surprised us when we arrived at the venue on Friday afternoon. The welcome dinner and Saturday breakfast both took place in the reception venue, so the decor and chairs for the reception were already there, sort of spoiling the surprise for the guests for the actual wedding. When I followed up after asking about it, they explained why, and it totally made sense, but I really wish that had been conveyed ahead of time so we weren't caught off guard.

    Sent on 11/04/2015
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    Charles L. · Married on 10/18/2020

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    Inflexible

    Despite the fact that we are unable to travel from Florida to have our wedding in Vermont due to a pandemic, Rain or Shine Tent and Events seems to think it is entitled to keep our full security deposit of almost $4,500 simply because they "secured" our date in their calendar. Be careful who you work with - they may end up stealing your money!

    Sent on 08/28/2020

    Rain or Shine Tent and Events's reply:

    hi charles, We are sorry that this pandemic forced your to delay your wedding. It has been hard on all of us. Remember, we offered to apply your deposit to an event next year. In addition, we have provided many different orders and tent layouts due to the changing nature of your initial wedding plans over the past year. This was time and effort that we have put into your event. We are sorry that you chose to cancel your wedding altogether and not postpone to a later date next year. Mostly, we are sorry that many people have died from this pandemic needlessly.