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Vendor Spotlight On: Newport Tent

This week’s Vendor Spotlight is on Newport Tent! Stay tuned for real wedding Wednesday featuring their beautiful tents!

1. How did your business come to be?

Newport Tent was founded by Mike Corcoran in 1971, the current owner, Bill Corcoran’s uncle. Mike purchased his first tent for an auction that he was running, and also purchased tents for the filming of the movie The Great Gatsby. As the number of tents continued to grow, so did the business. Bill had always worked at Newport Tent on weekends through college, law school, and even once he began his career as a lawyer. Bill purchased the company from his uncle in 1998, and has been providing exceptional service to our customers for almost 20 years.

2. What are the services you offer?

Newport Tent provides many services for special events. We carry Frame Tents, Century Tents, Hybrid Century Tents, and Tidewater Tents. We offer our custom-made flooring for inside of the tent with a built in leveling system. We can also provide tables, chairs, and basic tent lighting as well as heaters for events in cooler weather and generators to supply electricity when none is available.

3. Where are you located and how far will you travel to provide your service?

We are located in Portsmouth, RI and will travel throughout all of Rhode Island, most of Massachusetts, and even some neighboring Connecticut cities and towns.

4. How far in advance do you recommend clients to book?  

Clients often times book a wedding or large event one year in advance, but people can book as far out as 2 years or sometimes as close as a month ahead.

5. What is one piece of advice you always give to brides?

The best advice that we can give to brides is to just relax and allow themselves to enjoy this special time–it will be perfect!