Tool-Free, Geodesic Event Domes
Customizable Geodesic Dome Tents for Events & Outdoor Experiences
While geodesic dome tents have a number of advantages over other portable event structures, there are a few barriers or pain points preventing greater adoption within the experiential marketing and outdoor event space.
Here’s how we attacked those pain points to introduce a simplified event dome with full customization.
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.
TOOL-FREE DOME SETUP INSTRUCTIONS - PDF
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What are the advantages of a geodesic dome for event spaces?
In terms of design advantages, a geodesic tent creates the largest volume of interior space and shelter while requiring the least amount of surface area. They also have an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio and can withstand heavy winds.
Our research revealed that brands and agencies would be more likely to use domes if the setup time was closer to 60 minutes for 2 people. We delivered on that.
Lifetime Frame Warranty
If the dome frame ever fails due to a manufacturer's error, replacement parts will be provided at no cost.
Ships in 5-7 Days
Stock or custom—orders ship in 7 business days or less.
45-minute, Tool-Free Setup
Push button hub connectors and fewer poles save you hours on install time when compared to traditional dome models. Less people and less time means lower costs.
Made in the USA
Every piece made in-house. Professional quality backed by 100% American craftsmanship
60% Lighter Than Traditional Domes
An anodized aluminum framework and fewer poles deliver a geodesic event shelter that weighs significantly less than traditional steel models without sacrificing strength & durability.
The entire dome shelter breaks down to fit within the included all-terrain transport wagon.
Tool-Free, 45-Minute Dome Setup with Only 2-3 People
60% Lighter Than Steel Frame Geodesic Dome Models
What's included with an EVENT Dome?
100% USA-MADE. 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
- Rubber door threshold / ramp
- 3' Long Stakes & Straps
- All Terrain Transport Case
- Lifetime Frame Warranty
Examples & Ideas for Event Dome Tents
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.
And since the entire structure is built and fabricated in-house, adding custom printing will not impact turnaround time.
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 to.
Get to Know Our Process
1. Start the conversation with a quote request.
We work where it’s easiest for you. After answering just a few quick questions, we can make sure your request is directed to the best person to help bring your project to life.
2. We’ll help guide you to the perfect solution.
Our team consists of skilled event experts, artists and customer service savants who live and breathe outdoor custom solutions 24-7. We’ll hear your challenges, learn about your specific use case and guide you into a tailored solution.
3. We’ll show you how awesome it’ll look.
Once we figure out your product fit, our team of professional artists will craft a document to help you visually see what the finished product will look like at no cost. If you don’t like the first version, we’ll keep working with you until we hit a homerun.
4. We'll build it and ship it.
All within 3-days your custom product is printed, cut, hand-sewn, assembled, quality checked and shipped out our door and on its way to you.
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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 near 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 do 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 eight 60-pound footplates that secure around the base feet. Each footplate breaks into two pieces with an integrated handle for easy transport.
- 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.
American Craftsmanship built into each and every project.
We’re masters of our craft, driven by grit, gumption, and our unwavering commitment to elevating your brand. From custom pop-up tents to event accessories to experiential footprints, we do it all and we do it well. We’re interested in becoming an extension of your team, committed to your brand and the impressions you'll make.
We’re different. We’re experienced. We’re TentCraft. Let’s make something together.