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EVENT DOME


Tool-Free, Geodesic Event Domes



Customizable Geodesic Event Domes
Starting at $8,500.

Differentiate your brand from the competition and capture more attention with the 100% tool-free Geodesic Event Dome. The entire dome can be customized to fit your brand — from custom print, to windows, doors, counters, TV mounts, mobile power, HVAC, and more — your imagination is the only limitation. Our dome frame is 60% lighter than traditional steel frame domes, making it easier to transport and set up.




EVENT DOME


Tool-Free, Geodesic Event Domes



Customizable Geodesic Event Domes
Starting at $8,500.

Differentiate your brand from the competition and capture more attention with the 100% tool-free Geodesic Event Dome. The entire dome can be customized to fit your brand — from custom print, to windows, doors, counters, TV mounts, mobile power, HVAC, and more — your imagination is the only limitation. Our dome frame is 60% lighter than traditional steel frame domes, making it easier to transport and set up.






Lifetime Frame Warranty
Ships in 5-7 Days
Tool-Free Setup
Made in the USA
Lightweight
Portable

20’ Dome Specs (Without Windows)

  • - Diameter: 20’
  • - Square Footage: 314 sq. ft
  • - Height: 12’ 2”
  • - Frame Weight: 140 lbs
  • - Overall Weight: 185 lbs
  • - Setup time: 45-60 min with 2-3 people
  • - Packed Weight: 444 lbs
  • - Packed Dimensions: 66”x48”x47”



What’s Included?

Every part and component of the dome structure is made at TentCraft. A dome purchase includes:


  • - Tool-free Frame
  • - Dome Cover
  • - Heavy Duty Stake Kit
  • - Five 3' Long Stakes & Straps
  • - Rubber door threshold / ramp
  • - All Terrain Transport Case
  • - Lifetime Frame Warranty

Geodesic dome tents have a number of advantages over other portable event structures but there are a few barriers or pain points that have prevented them from being widely used within the experiential marketing and outdoor event space.


We attacked those pain points, introducing a simplified event dome without sacrificing customization. We did that by building our domes with a lightweight, anodized aluminum framework and creating the first tool-free dome design.

The First Tool-Free Dome Design.

To eliminate the manual and clunky bolt system, we designed a 3-way push button connector. Simply press the button on a connector and insert one of the aluminum poles. This design feature not only reduces the number of people required to install the dome but also reduces setup time by more than 2 hours.

Lightweight, Anodized Aluminum Framework.

Steel is more common because it’s cheaper—but it’s also more dense—which is why steel domes weigh so much. Anodized aluminum is ⅓ weight of steel, delivering a much higher strength-to-weight ratio. This allowed us to reduce the number of pole supports needed without sacrificing durability—reducing overall weight by more than 60%. Fewer poles also means reduced setup time, reduced costs, and increased portability.

Customization Options & Common Accessories for Geodesic Dome Structures

In addition to events, domes have been adopted by breweries, wineries, and restaurants. Yoga and fitness studios have begun to host fitness classes within domes. You’ll even find geodesic domes used as glamping tents. Here are some of the ways domes can be customized for your brand and experience.

Interior and Exterior Counters

The wood counter extensions install in 30 seconds and can attach to both the interior and exterior of the dome windows to support experiences both inside and outside of the dome.

Custom Printing

While a standard geodesic dome tent itself captures attention, the entire exterior of the dome can be printed with logos, branding or any other custom graphics and colors. And since the entire structure is built and fabricated in-house, adding custom printing will not impact turnaround time.

Perimeter Windows

The dome cover can also be customized to include 5 perimeter windows. The windows are made of clear vinyl and open and close using a zipper system. When open, the windows roll up and secure just below the window opening.


If you're setting the dome up in a hotter climate or during summer months, windows are recommended—otherwise you’ll want to use a portable AC unit.

Dome Ballasting


D-Ring Straps

D-Ring Straps are included with all domes. Loop the D-Ring straps around the dome connectors for use with all of our ballasting options.

Stake Kit

A stake kit is included with every dome purchase and should be used when the dome is not positioned on concrete. A mallet or sledgehammer is not included.

Water Ballasting

Event Domes require 800lbs of ballasting. Avoid expensive shipping fees with water ballasting bags.

Steel Ballasting

If you are setting your dome up on concrete and don’t have access to water, steel plates can be used for ballasting.

Dome Transportation


Included Parts
Loaded Dome Cart
Dome Cart Ready To Ship

Dome Frequently Asked Questions


  • What is the expected turnaround time?
  • On average, a custom printed event dome ships within 5-7 business days. Transit time depends on shipping location and shipping method.

  • What event domes sizes are available?
  • For now, the 20’ diameter dome is the only available size. Larger sizes will be available in the future.

  • Why use anodized aluminum instead of steel for the dome frame?
  • Anodized aluminum is not only stronger than steel but also weighs 66% less than steel--therefore, we were able to reduce the overall weight by 66% without sacrificing strength & durability. This is also why we choose to manufacture our heavy duty canopy tent frames with anodized aluminum. Within the event industry, portability and easy transport is paramount.

  • How much is a dome tent?
  • A 20' diameter dome event tent costs about $8,500 with custom printing. That includes the frame, cover, staking system, rubber door threshold, and heavy duty transport wagon. The frame hardware includes a lifetime frame warranty

  • What is the dome cover made of and how does it attach to the frame?
  • The cover is made of a heavy duty, 600 denier polyester which is the same material used to make our pop up event tents. This material is lighter weight which simplifies and speeds up installation. The cover and material is water resistant. View the setup instructions to see how the cover attaches to the frame.

    We plan to offer a thicker vinyl cover in the near future which will be ideal for glamping and winter applications.

  • What is the capacity?
  • Standing capacity is approximately 30-35 people without feeling too cluttered. With tables, chairs and counter extensions, capacity would be closer to 20-25.

  • What kind of customization is available?
  • Not only can the dome cover be custom printed with your branding but also windows, counters and additional doors can be added.

  • Can it be used in heavy winds and rain?
  • Yes. The dome shape and fit of the cover is designed to shed water down the sides of the structure

    Weights & Ballasting:
    Five 3' long stakes and straps are included with the dome. When properly installed, these stakes will secure the dome against wind-speeds up to 42mph.

    If you'll be setting the dome up on a surface where stakes cannot be used such as asphalt or concrete, we have a water ballasting system that secures to the base of the frame. When properly installed, the water weights will secure the dome tent against wind speeds up to 35 mph.

    The dome shape and fit of the cover is designed to shed water down the sides of the structure.

  • How long does a dome structure take to set up?
  • 45 to 60 minutes with 2-3 people. If you're installing a dome without any windows, setup time will be closer to 45 minutes.

    If you're setting up a dome with windows, you'll be closer to 60 minutes. The windows have zipper pole pockets that need to be secured around the window frame.

  • How much does the dome frame and cover weigh?
  • The entire frame weighs 150 lbs. When fabricated without any windows, the dome cover is approximately 36 lbs. When adding clear vinyl windows (which zip open and close) the dome cover weight increases to approximately 46 lbs.

    The dome tent system also includes five 3’ long stakes and straps.

  • What is the warranty?
  • The geodesic frame hardware is backed by a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects and workmanship. Replacement pieces can also be swapped out easily in case something unexpected does happen that is outside of the warranty. The cover is backed by a 1-year warranty against manufacturing defects and workmanship.

  • What is the square footage of a 20' diameter geodesic dome?
  • The square footage of a geodesic dome with a 20' diameter is just over 314 square feet.


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What Made In America Means

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Geodesic Event Domes 100% Made In America

Some companies throw around the phrase, “Made in America,” pretty loosely in our opinion. Truth be told, more than 95% of the custom tent industry today imports metal frames from overseas and prints the branded canopies in the U.S.


At TentCraft, we choose to control quality, focus on speed, and support American craftsmanship — right here in Northern Michigan. We manufacture all of our aluminum tent frames in house and print the branded canopies in the same facility. All of our custom solutions are setup for a final inspection, then carefully packaged and shipped from our headquarters near Lake Michigan to all corners of the United States.


American made. American sourced. American jobs.


We believe our way is better.


TentCrafters focus on innovation, quality, and customization to better serve our customers. And that results in some obvious and not-so-obvious benefits.


Of course, there’s that good feeling you get supporting good old-fashioned American manufacturing. But when you need a custom tent tailored to your brand and event, you want a team of experts on your side who are all under the same roof. From designing your canopy to figuring out a way to create some off-the-wall structure to really stand out at your next event, our knowledgeable team of sales reps, project managers, creative artists, metal fabricators, printing specialists, and sewing savants collaboratively bring your pie-in-the-sky idea to life.


We Make it here

We Make It Here So We Can Make It Better


Better Protection for your team, brand and investment


Better Features & Accessories to simplify events


Better Customization to support unique ideas and help you stand out


Better Turnaround Times to accommodate changes and last minute opportunities


Better Knowledge & Expertise wth Engineering, Art, Print, Sewing, & Metal Machining being under one roof