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Shelter Systems' Yurt Dome Wedding Tents

Shelter Systems' Wedding Tents are a beautiful alternative to the traditional box style wedding tents. Shelter Systems' Wedding tents will protect you and your guests from unexpected bad weather. Easy no tool set up in under 30 minutes. Shelter Systems' Wedding Tents offer the best value because they are strong, durable, watertight, wind-resistant, aesthetically pleasing, easy to set up, and affordable.

30' Wedding Tent set up in open-arch form

Easy Set Up
The 10', 14', 18' and 20' Wedding Tents can be set up by most people in 30 minutes without tools. Insert the interchangeable poles into factory-attached connectors spaced evenly over the cover. The poles bend slightly when inserted, tightening the cover into a wind- and waterproof shelter. The cover is freestanding requiring no guy lines and can be moved into the desired position or location without disassembly. The Wedding Tent can be taken down in 5 minutes: just remove the poles and roll up the covering. Shown below is the set up of 30' Wedding Tent.

Sturdy Design
Shelter Systems' Wedding Tents have the poles on the outside with the covering suspended under the frame via Shelter Systems' own Grip Clip tarp fasteners, such that the frame and the covering are not in direct contact. Because the covering is under constant and even tension, the tent will not flap or shred in high wind, poles cannot rub against the covering, which would eventually wear holes in it, and water and leaf debris cannot get caught in dips between poles.

The shingled panels of our Wedding Tents overlap each other by 6", making the structure very strong and completely leak proof (we have a leak-proof guarantee for all of our domes). The shingling design allows the structure to breathe for excellent air circulation and so moisture is driven out by vapor pressure, preventing condensation. Shelter Systems' patented Grip Clips™ tarp fasteners are used to join the dome's cover to the pole frame and to fasten the shingled panels together. Grip Clips remove the need for sewn seams or grommets that puncture the cover, which would allow rain to enter.

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30' wedding dome

Durable Materials
The cover of our Wedding Tents is made out of Shelter Systems' super strong, waterproof, tear-proof woven rip stop film. The material is manufactured in three layers that are heat bonded together, adding even more strength. It is UV-stabilized to withstand up to 3 years of full sun exposure. This material will not rot or mildew, and effectively excludes rain, dampness, wind, cold, leaves and other debris. The cover is totally waterproof and breathable, making a rain fly unnecessary. The frame of the Wedding Tent is constructed of strong, long lasting, resilient, UV-stabilized, Class 200, PVC tubing.

Light and Fresh Air
Shelter Systems' Wedding Tents are light filled and well ventilated. The translucent covering creates a bright interior, transmitting 60% of the light. Our wedding tents come standard with four translucent windows above the doors, which allow more light through than glass, but create privacy as you cannot see clearly through them. These windows can be replaced with clear vinyl windows that are completely see-through (see our Accessories page).

Shelter Systems' Wedding Tents have several features that contribute to good ventilation and breathability. These domes have four evenly spaced flap doors, for good cross-ventilation and light. The door coverings close automatically so you can enter and exit quickly and don't have to fumble with zippers. Because the panels of our domes are shingled, overhead ventilation is can easily be attained by inserting "ventilation tubes" between several panels (two vent tubes are included with each dome). When the vent tube is removed, the panels snap shut and are watertight. For maximum ventilation, the walls themselves can be rolled up, transforming the domes into an open-arch form.

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Shelter Systems' Wedding Tents are winter ready in case you get cold or wet weather
They do not require a fly or liner and are completely watertight and will not leak. They resist condensation build up because of their shingled construction drives out moist air by vapor pressure. The dome shape has minimal surface area for volume so it is easy to keep warm with a wood stove (installation instructions are included with each tent). If you plan on using your Wedding Tent in heavy snow or high wind conditions, read our Snow and Wind Warnings.

The Wedding Tent shape has other comfort features. The interior can be divided into "rooms". The dome has more volume than a flat-sided tent meaning it feels, and is, more spacious. The shape is more heat efficient, using less fuel to heat it, and the heat circulates more easily, increasing comfort in cold weather. The cover of the dome is easily cleaned with a damp cloth.

Shelter Systems' Wedding Tents are great for sound systems
Whether set up in the full dome form or the open-arch form, Shelter Systems' Wedding Tents make a great space for a sound system or dance floor.

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Inside a 30' Wedding tent
20' Wedding tent set up in open-arch form

A Shelter System
Shelter Systems' Wedding Tents come complete with poles, 12" long high-quality Durapeg stakes, guy lines for use in strong winds, ventilation tubes, spare parts (Grips Clips and pole connectors) and a complete Shelter Systems' Instruction Manual. Our manual gives details about floors, site selection, anchoring, cooling, winterizing, and stove installation. Shelter Systems offers Accessories  to enhance functionality and versatility of your Wedding Tent, including sunshades, floors, porches, mosquito net doors, and more.

Shipping and Storage
All Shelter Systems' Geodesic Yurt Dome Shelters are shipped by UPS and pack up into compact packages that one person can handle, take as baggage on a plane, transport in a car or store in a small space.

Comparing Different Domes
You get a lot more volume for your money as you go up in diameter. When you step inside the 18' Wedding Dome after being in the 14' , the 18' feels twice as big. The 20' feels twice the size of the 18'. This is because the extra feet in diameter extends out in all directions (including up) creating a large increase in volume. Since the surface area of the covering does not increase as rapidly as the volume, the larger Wedding Domes are less expensive for the space you get. Our drawings effectively illustrate the different sizes we offer.

Shelter Systems' Wedding Tents perform excellently in strong wind. The Tents have many evenly space anchor points, and the covering is drum tight and shaped such that they shed wind well. The 14', 18', and 20' Wedding Tents have 12 anchor points; The 30' and 30' Wedding Tents have 20 anchor points. If you plan on using your dome in snow or windy conditions, read out snow and wind warning here.


size (diameter)
height at max.
floor size


14 foot
7 ft.
154 sq. ft.
40 lb.
18 foot
9 ft.
254 sq. ft.
60 lb.
20 foot
10 ft.
314 sq. ft.
70 lb.
30 foot
11 ft.
706 sq. ft.
190 lb.
31 foot
16 ft.
706 sq. ft.
270 lb.

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From left: 31' Dome, two 30' Domes, 20' Dome

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1 1/2-YEAR GUARANTEE. If for any reason you're not completely pleased with your purchase, return it in original, dry and clean condition within 30 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange as you wish. All items in this catalog have a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for 1 1/2 years. Should any product prove defective we will repair or replace it at no cost to you. Special Orders are not returnable. Read Snow and Wind Warnings.

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