is the only tent rental company who focuses solely on small, backyard events. Owners Cal McCarthy and Jim Mariano are college-educated entrepreneurs with 11+ years in the tent rental business, who care about running a quality business. Our business runs on referrals and good reviews, meaning we treat you well, you treat us well – all are happy.

About the Owners:



Jim Mariano worked in software as a marketer / product manager.  Jim spent his high-school and college summers working for a large tent rental company and decided to start his own tent rental business after graduating with a Business / Finance degree from Merrimack College.  Jim left the software world in 2016 to focus entirely on growing and managing Backyard Tent Rental.


Cal McCarthy joined the team as co-owner after graduating from Roger Williams University with a Business / Finance degree.  Cal McCarthy is a successful and experienced Boston Area General Contractor in his spare time.  Cal helped Backyard Tent Rental scale and grow quickly. 

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Our business is expanding!  We are seeking to add locations by offering low-cost, highly rewarding franchise opportunities is the perfect fit for your graduation party, baby shower, bridal shower, birthday party, etc.  We don’t do formal weddings, we stick to more casual events.   This Metro-West location is the original branch of our growing franchise.  We have recently added Backyard Tent Rental - Bridgewater to service the South Shore/Bridgewater area.  We are a thriving business because of our customer service and excellent pricing.  Please give us a call or email and see for yourself.



You were the man of the hour yesterday!  We were SO grateful to have the tent yesterday.  We all got cozy and stayed dry during the downpour.  Thank you so very much for providing the larger tent.  It made the day!

— Lynda, Needham

“I can’t wait until next summer!”

Hi Jim.

Thanks again for doing such a great job with the tent. It worked out really well and you did such a great job setting it up.  

Thanks again !

- Lisa (Belmont MA)