Supported by poles and guy-wires and has a big showy top with one or more peaks. Beautiful and elegant, it is a truly sophisticated choice. Since pole tents must be staked into the ground, however, they cannot be set up on concrete or other hard surfaces, making them less versatile than some other types of tents. Our pole and tension tents are classics built in a traditional style that has been in use for many years. Today’s tents are engineered to meet stringent building codes and provide safe environments for your event. Tension tents with either single or twin center poles look elegant from both inside and outside and provide the classic look of a traditional tent.