Classical Tents is more than just tent rentals; we’re part of a family. We believe in treating our employees, business partners and all who choose to make the Berkshires their home with respect and dignity. To honor that commitment, we donate both funds and dozens of hours of volunteer time each year to 1Berkshire and Celebrate the Berkshires, which spotlight the innovations and achievements of those within the Berkshire business community.
In 1995, Ben Naylor and Kat Lockridge bought a small party rental business in the Berkshires. Prior to their big move, they had explored the beautiful outdoors all across the US from skiing in Stowe, VT to working in Yellowstone National Park. They even had a destination wedding on the side of a mountain near the Tetons!
When they heard that Classical Tents was being sold, they decided to take the leap and buy the business. But there was much to learn. After a few years of trial and error, early business philosophies were established. Those philosophies made for a strong foundation for a growing company: treat employees and clients fairly, deliver consistent service and products that are well maintained and updated, have solid finances in order to grow and maintain a healthy company.
Besides Classical Tents and the great outdoors, Ben and Kat passionately love the Berkshires. They support the local community by donating to the arts, charities for the unhoused and our local immigrant center. Kat sits on the 1Berkshire board and has chaired one of their largest fundraisers for many years and mentors young people just starting out in the events business.
In order to stay current in product knowledge and selections, Classical Tents belongs to trade organizations such as the American Rental Association and the Mid Atlantic Tent Rental Association.
The staff at Classical Tents has a combined 150 years of party rental experience, which is how we know that client relationships are the backbone of any successful business. We consider it the highest compliment when we’ve provided tent rentals for a client, then run into them 10 years later, and they’re instantly able to relive those memories with us. Most of Classical Tents’ customers have been with us for years, which is why we’re the go-to source for individuals and event planners across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Eastern New York, and Southern Vermont.
Get in touch today to plan your wedding, gala, or party tent rentals!