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The Tent Merchant

Santa Barbara , CA
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202 E. Haley St.
Santa Barbara, CA US 93101 (map)

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ABOUT US

The Tent Merchant Inc is Santa Barbara's premier boutique event and wedding rental company. Imagine, dream, and create- The Tent Merchant specializes in making your event everything you... Read more
The Tent Merchant Inc is Santa Barbara's premier boutique event and wedding rental company. Imagine, dream, and create- The Tent Merchant specializes in making your event everything you could imagine. Dreams and events come in all shapes and sizes....from corporate events to wedding, festivals to showers, fundraisers to birthdays, The Tent Merchant's experienced event specialist 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.... Read less
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INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Aisle Runners, Altar / Arch Arrangements, Barware, Chair Covers, Chairs, China, Dance Floor, Decor, Flatware, Glassware, Lights, Linens, Lounge Furniture, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

REVIEWS

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Maria
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with the Tent Merchant was easy and stress free. They did everything to be sure my wedding was perfect!
Working with the Tent Merchant was easy and stress free. They did everything to be sure my wedding was perfect!
Working with the Tent Merchant was easy and stress free. They did everything to be sure my wedding was perfect! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The Tent Merchant provided all rentals for my rehearsal dinner, and August 9th Carpinteria wedding. We live out of town and made a couple of trips up to their Santa Barbara location to make decisions. Kirsten was amazing to work with! By the time we arrived my fiancé was losing steam from a long day of decision-making, and she made it quick and painless for both of us. They have a ton of great options for tables, chairs, china, silverware, dance floors, and more! We used the harvest tables for the head table (3 tables in a row) and it was beautiful! The white chiavari chairs were perfect on their rustic dance floor as well. The set up and tear down were painless. The men who arrived at our outdoor venue were very eager to make it exactly what we wanted... even after we had them adjust the exact placement of the dance floor about 3 times! :) I would recommend The Tent Merchant for ANY of your upcoming events!
The Tent Merchant provided all rentals for my rehearsal dinner, and August 9th Carpinteria wedding. We live out of town Read more...
The Tent Merchant provided all rentals for my rehearsal dinner, and August 9th Carpinteria wedding. We live out of town and made a couple of trips up to their Santa Barbara location to make decisions. Kirsten was amazing to work with! By the time we arrived my fiancé was losing steam from a long day of decision-making, and she made it quick and painless for both of us. They have a ton of great options for tables, chairs, china, silverware, dance floors, and more! We used the harvest tables for the head table (3 tables in a row) and it was beautiful! The white chiavari chairs were perfect on their rustic dance floor as well. The set up and tear down were painless. The men who arrived at our outdoor venue were very eager to make it exactly what we wanted... even after we had them adjust the exact placement of the dance floor about 3 times! :) I would recommend The Tent Merchant for ANY of your upcoming events! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Akhila
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't been know where to start! John and the tent merchant team was amazing. Together with my planner Percy, John helped create his magnificent gorgeous space that made the Fess Parker, which is already a gorgeous venue, even more magical. His creative eye is amazing, and he helped me put together a space that was truly something out of my dreams. He was easy to work with, gave me the best prices, sent me the CAD worksheets showing the layouts, and helped make my dreams a reality.
I don't been know where to start! John and the tent merchant team was amazing. Together with my planner Percy, John helped Read more...
I don't been know where to start! John and the tent merchant team was amazing. Together with my planner Percy, John helped create his magnificent gorgeous space that made the Fess Parker, which is already a gorgeous venue, even more magical. His creative eye is amazing, and he helped me put together a space that was truly something out of my dreams. He was easy to work with, gave me the best prices, sent me the CAD worksheets showing the layouts, and helped make my dreams a reality. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Lemi
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
The Tent Merchant provided the chairs, china, flatware, glassware and cocktail tables for our wedding. John, the owner, was delightful and easy going. The staff was always friendly and helpful. They answered any question we had regarding the rentals and were very accommodating to our indecisiveness. Everything went smoothly, even on the busy July 4th weekend. I strongly recommend them!
The Tent Merchant provided the chairs, china, flatware, glassware and cocktail tables for our wedding. John, the owner, Read more...
The Tent Merchant provided the chairs, china, flatware, glassware and cocktail tables for our wedding. John, the owner, was delightful and easy going. The staff was always friendly and helpful. They answered any question we had regarding the rentals and were very accommodating to our indecisiveness. Everything went smoothly, even on the busy July 4th weekend. I strongly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the first time we visited the Tent Merchant the owners were helpful, professional and enthusiastic! As the wedding date grew closer they were patient with our changes and concerns and always tried to help us do things in a way that was economically favorable to us.
From the first time we visited the Tent Merchant the owners were helpful, professional and enthusiastic! As the wedding Read more...
From the first time we visited the Tent Merchant the owners were helpful, professional and enthusiastic! As the wedding date grew closer they were patient with our changes and concerns and always tried to help us do things in a way that was economically favorable to us. Read less
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Virginia
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Had a wonderful experience with The Tent Merchant! They were a breeze to work with, even with an insanely complicated event such as a from-scratch wedding. From the bar to chandeliers, glasses and tables, TTM went out of their way to make us happy. They even ordered new blush glasses that would work well for our event. Don't hesitate, these guys are the best in town!
Had a wonderful experience with The Tent Merchant! They were a breeze to work with, even with an insanely complicated Read more...
Had a wonderful experience with The Tent Merchant! They were a breeze to work with, even with an insanely complicated event such as a from-scratch wedding. From the bar to chandeliers, glasses and tables, TTM went out of their way to make us happy. They even ordered new blush glasses that would work well for our event. Don't hesitate, these guys are the best in town! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Kristen
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Having our wedding at a winery meant that we had to bring everything into the venue with us and the very thought of that was very stressful. Thankfully we worked with The Tent Merchant and they made it an easy and stress-free process. They have the most amazing collection of rental items and picking everything out was so much fun. They were able to work within our budget and suggested items that helped save us money that still delivered a wedding that our guests described as "something out of the movies." The staff was so friendly and helpful and we loved working with all of them. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them at all!
Having our wedding at a winery meant that we had to bring everything into the venue with us and the very thought of that Read more...
Having our wedding at a winery meant that we had to bring everything into the venue with us and the very thought of that was very stressful. Thankfully we worked with The Tent Merchant and they made it an easy and stress-free process. They have the most amazing collection of rental items and picking everything out was so much fun. They were able to work within our budget and suggested items that helped save us money that still delivered a wedding that our guests described as "something out of the movies." The staff was so friendly and helpful and we loved working with all of them. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them at all! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Tent Merchant was absolutely wonderful! We worked with Kirsten and she was by far the most helpful, patient, positive vendor we worked with! In the hectic and stressful wedding planing process, she was someone we looked forward to working with. She helped us make our vision a reality and never made us feel rushed, always taking the time to work out every detail with us. Although Tent Merchant was a little more expensive then other vendors in the area, Kirsten and the Tent Merchant team made it well worth the additional cost..
Tent Merchant was absolutely wonderful! We worked with Kirsten and she was by far the most helpful, patient, positive Read more...
Tent Merchant was absolutely wonderful! We worked with Kirsten and she was by far the most helpful, patient, positive vendor we worked with! In the hectic and stressful wedding planing process, she was someone we looked forward to working with. She helped us make our vision a reality and never made us feel rushed, always taking the time to work out every detail with us. Although Tent Merchant was a little more expensive then other vendors in the area, Kirsten and the Tent Merchant team made it well worth the additional cost.. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Tent Merchant was the complete package for rentals. They helped us sort
through the inventory and develop a style and feeling for the wedding that
matched our vision and site. The wedding took place in a canyon meadow,
and the reception down at the barn area. We wanted a rustic meets elegant wedding, Italian market style seating with 16 foot tables, and comfortable padded oak chairs. We used ivory instead of white to soften the effect, and
popped the tables with bright orange napkins. Live succulents were boxed
and mixed with hurricane candle holders down the middle. We used the
ivory plates with the gold rims and the mixed vintage cutlery. Water carafes and red and white wine bottles were on the tables. I changed the size of
the tables the last week and Tent Merchant was very flexible. They addressed
all of my concerns and were very understanding on any changes I made along the way. They know how to throw a wedding. Trust them! I did!
Tent Merchant was the complete package for rentals. They helped us sort
through the inventory and develop a style and Read more...
Tent Merchant was the complete package for rentals. They helped us sort
through the inventory and develop a style and feeling for the wedding that
matched our vision and site. The wedding took place in a canyon meadow,
and the reception down at the barn area. We wanted a rustic meets elegant wedding, Italian market style seating with 16 foot tables, and comfortable padded oak chairs. We used ivory instead of white to soften the effect, and
popped the tables with bright orange napkins. Live succulents were boxed
and mixed with hurricane candle holders down the middle. We used the
ivory plates with the gold rims and the mixed vintage cutlery. Water carafes and red and white wine bottles were on the tables. I changed the size of
the tables the last week and Tent Merchant was very flexible. They addressed
all of my concerns and were very understanding on any changes I made along the way. They know how to throw a wedding. Trust them! I did! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the Tent Merchant couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating. They easily met all of our needs including delivery schedule and followed up to be certain we hadn't forgotten to include additional items that they knew would be needed. They also made appropriate suggestions regarding set up and lighting needs based on their familiarity with the outdoor venue we were using. All in all the Tent Merchant staff was very professional, caring and dedicated to making our event a success. It was a pleasure working with them.
Everyone at the Tent Merchant couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating. They easily met all of our needs including Read more...
Everyone at the Tent Merchant couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating. They easily met all of our needs including delivery schedule and followed up to be certain we hadn't forgotten to include additional items that they knew would be needed. They also made appropriate suggestions regarding set up and lighting needs based on their familiarity with the outdoor venue we were using. All in all the Tent Merchant staff was very professional, caring and dedicated to making our event a success. It was a pleasure working with them. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We used the Tent Merchant for our wedding in July and loved working with them. They were very easy to work with and accommodated all of our changes and order updates. They thoroughly set up everything the day before the wedding and took great care in the work that they did. I would highly recommend them and would use them again.
We used the Tent Merchant for our wedding in July and loved working with them. They were very easy to work with and Read more...
We used the Tent Merchant for our wedding in July and loved working with them. They were very easy to work with and accommodated all of our changes and order updates. They thoroughly set up everything the day before the wedding and took great care in the work that they did. I would highly recommend them and would use them again. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Tent Merchant helped us with rentals for our rehearsal dinner as well as our wedding. They were incredibly easy to work with, very flexible and great communicators. This was the most stressful part of the planning for me, and they made it very simple and pointed us in the right direction. Quality was lovely and everything looked terrific on both days. Really great!!
Tent Merchant helped us with rentals for our rehearsal dinner as well as our wedding. They were incredibly easy to work Read more...
Tent Merchant helped us with rentals for our rehearsal dinner as well as our wedding. They were incredibly easy to work with, very flexible and great communicators. This was the most stressful part of the planning for me, and they made it very simple and pointed us in the right direction. Quality was lovely and everything looked terrific on both days. Really great!! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Tent Merchant had all the rentals we wanted and were very reasonable with their price. John was so patient with us when he met us at our wedding site (Firestone Vineyards in Los Olivos). He knew what core rentals we would be needing and was so very helpful with making sure we had what we needed and wanted. Then we went back to the showroom in Santa Barbara and made our detail selections. Again John was very patient with us in our selections, specifically when we were choosing our wine glasses as we were getting married at the vineyard, we knew the wine glasses were a big detail that we wanted to be perfect. We even changed our color selections after we left the showroom and the Tent Merchant team sent us napkin color samples in the mail as we lived three hours away. All the details were exactly how we imagined them.

All the rentals were delivered on time and arrived in perfect shape. We couldn't recommend them more. The Tent Merchant team made it easy for us to have a destination wedding without worrying about the details.
The Tent Merchant had all the rentals we wanted and were very reasonable with their price. John was so patient with us Read more...
The Tent Merchant had all the rentals we wanted and were very reasonable with their price. John was so patient with us when he met us at our wedding site (Firestone Vineyards in Los Olivos). He knew what core rentals we would be needing and was so very helpful with making sure we had what we needed and wanted. Then we went back to the showroom in Santa Barbara and made our detail selections. Again John was very patient with us in our selections, specifically when we were choosing our wine glasses as we were getting married at the vineyard, we knew the wine glasses were a big detail that we wanted to be perfect. We even changed our color selections after we left the showroom and the Tent Merchant team sent us napkin color samples in the mail as we lived three hours away. All the details were exactly how we imagined them.

All the rentals were delivered on time and arrived in perfect shape. We couldn't recommend them more. The Tent Merchant team made it easy for us to have a destination wedding without worrying about the details. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We need to rent just about everything for our wedding, and the Tent Merchant delivered. We rented dishes, cutlery, glasses, linens, patio heaters, a dance floor, a bar and an amplified sound system (we DJ'd our own wedding using the sound system and a laptop).

We visited all the local rental companies one Saturday, and had the best experience with the Tent Merchant - even though we didn't have an appointment, they spent plenty of time showing us around and talking to us about our wedding. Since we had such a good feeling from them, we pretty much decided right away to do with them, and *then* they told us they would match their competitor's prices if they were lower! So amazing (as it turns out, their prices are very competitive so this didn't really make much of a difference).

They apparently delivered everything to our venue on time, and were able to clean up everything we rented in just about an hour (including disassembling the dance floor). The guys who came to pick everything up were also super friendly! A bunch of our guests were sort of drunkenly hanging around and generally getting in the way, but the Tent Merchant guys were so polite and understanding. We really appreciated it!

A side note - when we were talking to our caterers, they mentioned that the Tent Merchant is definitely at the top of their list in terms of rentals vendors to work with.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Tent Merchant, and if I ever throw need event rentals again, I'll definitely go with them!
We need to rent just about everything for our wedding, and the Tent Merchant delivered. We rented dishes, cutlery, Read more...
We need to rent just about everything for our wedding, and the Tent Merchant delivered. We rented dishes, cutlery, glasses, linens, patio heaters, a dance floor, a bar and an amplified sound system (we DJ'd our own wedding using the sound system and a laptop).

We visited all the local rental companies one Saturday, and had the best experience with the Tent Merchant - even though we didn't have an appointment, they spent plenty of time showing us around and talking to us about our wedding. Since we had such a good feeling from them, we pretty much decided right away to do with them, and *then* they told us they would match their competitor's prices if they were lower! So amazing (as it turns out, their prices are very competitive so this didn't really make much of a difference).

They apparently delivered everything to our venue on time, and were able to clean up everything we rented in just about an hour (including disassembling the dance floor). The guys who came to pick everything up were also super friendly! A bunch of our guests were sort of drunkenly hanging around and generally getting in the way, but the Tent Merchant guys were so polite and understanding. We really appreciated it!

A side note - when we were talking to our caterers, they mentioned that the Tent Merchant is definitely at the top of their list in terms of rentals vendors to work with.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Tent Merchant, and if I ever throw need event rentals again, I'll definitely go with them! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Mark
Wedding:
1/5/2013
4.9/5.0
The staff and workers were very professional and corteous.
The staff and workers were very professional and corteous.
The staff and workers were very professional and corteous. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The people at Tent Merchants were fabulous to work with. They were professional, experienced, wise and calm! They helped with every single detail - and there were MANY! We had a gorgeous tent complete with chandeliers and it was fairy tale-esque.
The women I worked personally with were gracious, helpful and always so kind. And the end result was stunningly beautiful!
The people at Tent Merchants were fabulous to work with. They were professional, experienced, wise and calm! They helped Read more...
The people at Tent Merchants were fabulous to work with. They were professional, experienced, wise and calm! They helped with every single detail - and there were MANY! We had a gorgeous tent complete with chandeliers and it was fairy tale-esque.
The women I worked personally with were gracious, helpful and always so kind. And the end result was stunningly beautiful! Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Kristen was a doll to work with. Several changes were made along the way and she was very quick to make the changes.
Kristen was a doll to work with. Several changes were made along the way and she was very quick to make the changes.
Kristen was a doll to work with. Several changes were made along the way and she was very quick to make the changes. Read less
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Sasha
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Tent Merchant was great to work with
Tent Merchant was great to work with
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Benilda
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The tent merchant staffs were very helpful and responsive to my questions. Excellent customer service and always available to assist you. I would highly recommend TTM to anyone planning an event.
The tent merchant staffs were very helpful and responsive to my questions. Excellent customer service and always available Read more...
The tent merchant staffs were very helpful and responsive to my questions. Excellent customer service and always available to assist you. I would highly recommend TTM to anyone planning an event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Love this place!! I planned my daughter's wedding in Santa Barbara on 09-15-12 entirely from my home state of Oklahoma. The first time I called the Tent Merchant which was in May, 2012, I spoke with the owner who was so helpful and guided me through placing my first order. Many times, I think it was 12 to be exact, I either changed and/or added to my order. I even sent a prototype of a chair bow I made to them for fitting. The girls took pictures of the bows and emailed them back to me. All the girls were friendly, very knowledgeable and went out of their way to help me. Everybody was so pleasant to deal with. I felt like I was dealing with family. When I finally visited their location, the showroom was beautiful and has many, many items to choose from. The day before the wedding, at the last minute, I had to add umbrellas and a cake stand. This was no problem and everything was delivered on time and in perfect condition. My daughter's wedding was beautiful and the venue has just asked me if they can use pictures of her reception on their website. All of this would not have been possible without the great people at the Tent Merchant. Thank you so much.
Love this place!! I planned my daughter's wedding in Santa Barbara on 09-15-12 entirely from my home state of Oklahoma. Read more...
Love this place!! I planned my daughter's wedding in Santa Barbara on 09-15-12 entirely from my home state of Oklahoma. The first time I called the Tent Merchant which was in May, 2012, I spoke with the owner who was so helpful and guided me through placing my first order. Many times, I think it was 12 to be exact, I either changed and/or added to my order. I even sent a prototype of a chair bow I made to them for fitting. The girls took pictures of the bows and emailed them back to me. All the girls were friendly, very knowledgeable and went out of their way to help me. Everybody was so pleasant to deal with. I felt like I was dealing with family. When I finally visited their location, the showroom was beautiful and has many, many items to choose from. The day before the wedding, at the last minute, I had to add umbrellas and a cake stand. This was no problem and everything was delivered on time and in perfect condition. My daughter's wedding was beautiful and the venue has just asked me if they can use pictures of her reception on their website. All of this would not have been possible without the great people at the Tent Merchant. Thank you so much. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Morgan
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.7/5.0
Emmalee at Tent Merchant was amazing and really helpful with any changes or updates we needed. The staff was great setting up and taking down and we were really happy with all the rentals!! Thanks so much
Emmalee at Tent Merchant was amazing and really helpful with any changes or updates we needed. The staff was great setting Read more...
Emmalee at Tent Merchant was amazing and really helpful with any changes or updates we needed. The staff was great setting up and taking down and we were really happy with all the rentals!! Thanks so much Read less
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carly
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love working with the Tent Merchant! They are very prompt, friendly, and easy to work with. They are always conscious of budgets and very detailed. I would highly recommend to anyone in need of rentals! All the staff is a pleasure to work with and makes the process very easy!

~ Carly Boyd
I absolutely love working with the Tent Merchant! They are very prompt, friendly, and easy to work with. They are always Read more...
I absolutely love working with the Tent Merchant! They are very prompt, friendly, and easy to work with. They are always conscious of budgets and very detailed. I would highly recommend to anyone in need of rentals! All the staff is a pleasure to work with and makes the process very easy!

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catherine
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
WOW!! I can't ever describe how grateful I am to the tent merchant. They had everything and more to choose from and they were so friendly. I planned the wedding myself, so I had many questions and revisions along the way and they were great at answering all my questions and providing me with whatever I needed. I am so happy that I used them. Their rentals really took my wedding from mediocre to magnificent!!
WOW!! I can't ever describe how grateful I am to the tent merchant. They had everything and more to choose from and they Read more...
WOW!! I can't ever describe how grateful I am to the tent merchant. They had everything and more to choose from and they were so friendly. I planned the wedding myself, so I had many questions and revisions along the way and they were great at answering all my questions and providing me with whatever I needed. I am so happy that I used them. Their rentals really took my wedding from mediocre to magnificent!! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more pleased with the Tent Merchant for my daughter's wedding. Their showroom is beautiful and offers many options. The owners and sales people are very courteous and helpful. They were very patient through our changes and did everything they could to try and bring our vision to reality, all why staying within our budget. We rented stunning tables and chairs from them, dance floor, china, flatware, glassware, stage, heaters and more. We felt that they were offering their services at a very good value as well. The result was a stunning wedding that many of our guests commented was the most beautiful they had ever attended.
We could not have been more pleased with the Tent Merchant for my daughter's wedding. Their showroom is beautiful and Read more...
We could not have been more pleased with the Tent Merchant for my daughter's wedding. Their showroom is beautiful and offers many options. The owners and sales people are very courteous and helpful. They were very patient through our changes and did everything they could to try and bring our vision to reality, all why staying within our budget. We rented stunning tables and chairs from them, dance floor, china, flatware, glassware, stage, heaters and more. We felt that they were offering their services at a very good value as well. The result was a stunning wedding that many of our guests commented was the most beautiful they had ever attended. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Christine
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
The Tent Merchant team is amazing! A few months after we got engaged I walked into the showroom hoping to get some ideas on reception decor ...but I had no idea what I wanted! The showroom was absolutely immaculate and the way everything was staged was truly inspiring and so easy to look though. Sherine & John were incredibly helpful with making sure no detail was missed, willing to search & procure random products because I asked for it, made countless revisions to our estimate while never fudging a number and worked tremendously well with the rest of my vendors.
You can't beat the great pricing, personal attention & investment to your event, wonderful customer service and the endless amounts of candy available in the showroom - yum :) Love you guys and thank you for making our wedding day vision come to life!
The Tent Merchant team is amazing! A few months after we got engaged I walked into the showroom hoping to get some ideas Read more...
The Tent Merchant team is amazing! A few months after we got engaged I walked into the showroom hoping to get some ideas on reception decor ...but I had no idea what I wanted! The showroom was absolutely immaculate and the way everything was staged was truly inspiring and so easy to look though. Sherine & John were incredibly helpful with making sure no detail was missed, willing to search & procure random products because I asked for it, made countless revisions to our estimate while never fudging a number and worked tremendously well with the rest of my vendors.
You can't beat the great pricing, personal attention & investment to your event, wonderful customer service and the endless amounts of candy available in the showroom - yum :) Love you guys and thank you for making our wedding day vision come to life! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Katie
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Emmalee worked with my caterer but still kept me in the loop so I had absolutely no stress.
The one time I had to stop into the showroom to pick out a few things I got amazing service and felt like I was their only client.
They had another really large party the same day as my wedding so they gave me complimentary upgrades on a few things but I didn't feel their stress in any other way at all.
When changes needed to happen they just made them with no question or hassle at all.
They made the part that can be the most stressful absolutely stress-free.
I will definitely not be using any other rental company again.
Emmalee worked with my caterer but still kept me in the loop so I had absolutely no stress.
The one time I had to stop Read more...
Emmalee worked with my caterer but still kept me in the loop so I had absolutely no stress.
The one time I had to stop into the showroom to pick out a few things I got amazing service and felt like I was their only client.
They had another really large party the same day as my wedding so they gave me complimentary upgrades on a few things but I didn't feel their stress in any other way at all.
When changes needed to happen they just made them with no question or hassle at all.
They made the part that can be the most stressful absolutely stress-free.
I will definitely not be using any other rental company again. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Karen
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.8/5.0
I'm really glad we went with The Tent Merchant for our small backyard wedding in Santa Barbara. They were really quick to answer my dozens of questions via email and they were extremely flexible with several changes I needed to make (some very last minute). The delivery guys were also quick, knowledgeable and professional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing party rentals in Santa Barbara.
I'm really glad we went with The Tent Merchant for our small backyard wedding in Santa Barbara. They were really quick to Read more...
I'm really glad we went with The Tent Merchant for our small backyard wedding in Santa Barbara. They were really quick to answer my dozens of questions via email and they were extremely flexible with several changes I needed to make (some very last minute). The delivery guys were also quick, knowledgeable and professional. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing party rentals in Santa Barbara. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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katquiro
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
The entire team at the Tent Merchant is wonderful to work with. They go above and beyond to make your event the best it can be and they work with you all the way through. I would recommend them to anyone and we were so happy they were a part of our wedding process.
The entire team at the Tent Merchant is wonderful to work with. They go above and beyond to make your event the best it Read more...
The entire team at the Tent Merchant is wonderful to work with. They go above and beyond to make your event the best it can be and they work with you all the way through. I would recommend them to anyone and we were so happy they were a part of our wedding process. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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AmyB
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Everyone at The Tent Merchant went above and beyond to make sure our reception was flawless. Jon and company had everything we wanted available for rent. They went out to measure our sight, reserved a tent up until the last possible moment, and made sure everything was in place and on time. I could call or email them with a change or an addition and within the day they would respond with an updated invoice. They were extremely professional, and worked closely with our caterer to perfect the day. Because of them, we had an ideal reception.
Everyone at The Tent Merchant went above and beyond to make sure our reception was flawless. Jon and company had Read more...
Everyone at The Tent Merchant went above and beyond to make sure our reception was flawless. Jon and company had everything we wanted available for rent. They went out to measure our sight, reserved a tent up until the last possible moment, and made sure everything was in place and on time. I could call or email them with a change or an addition and within the day they would respond with an updated invoice. They were extremely professional, and worked closely with our caterer to perfect the day. Because of them, we had an ideal reception. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Perla
Wedding:
4/3/2010
4.8/5.0
Got married 4/3/10 and we loved their service. Very attentive with what we needed and they all helped us with any question or concerns we had. Thank you so much for helping us make our wedding day perfect.
Got married 4/3/10 and we loved their service. Very attentive with what we needed and they all helped us with any question Read more...
Got married 4/3/10 and we loved their service. Very attentive with what we needed and they all helped us with any question or concerns we had. Thank you so much for helping us make our wedding day perfect. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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jawinstabray
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!! I absolutely love these guys. They worked well with me and helped me with every question I presented. They even helped me with a wedding day dilemma. Try them out and you will be as amazed as I was.
AMAZING!! I absolutely love these guys. They worked well with me and helped me with every question I presented. They even Read more...
AMAZING!! I absolutely love these guys. They worked well with me and helped me with every question I presented. They even helped me with a wedding day dilemma. Try them out and you will be as amazed as I was. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
I think we used all of their china at our reception.It was very affordable and had a good number of different sets.They did a very professional job with pick up.
I think we used all of their china at our reception.It was very affordable and had a good number of different sets.They Read more...
I think we used all of their china at our reception.It was very affordable and had a good number of different sets.They did a very professional job with pick up. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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cjinoxnard
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Again, Percy Sales Events, hooked us up with The Tent Merchant, and they were so easy to work with. They found exactly all the items that we needed and was very flexible when we had to add or change things to the order. Their products were top notch. Wonderful group to work with.
Again, Percy Sales Events, hooked us up with The Tent Merchant, and they were so easy to work with. They found exactly all Read more...
Again, Percy Sales Events, hooked us up with The Tent Merchant, and they were so easy to work with. They found exactly all the items that we needed and was very flexible when we had to add or change things to the order. Their products were top notch. Wonderful group to work with. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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livelyshively
Wedding:
9/23/2006
5.0/5.0
I had actually won their service at a wedding fair, so it was all free and they did an excellent job! We used champagne glasses, chairs and a trellis. I highly recommend them.
I had actually won their service at a wedding fair, so it was all free and they did an excellent job! We used champagne Read more...
I had actually won their service at a wedding fair, so it was all free and they did an excellent job! We used champagne glasses, chairs and a trellis. I highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths

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