There are a lot of benefits to having your wedding reception under a huge tent. For one, it guarantees protection from the elements in the event of rain and keeps the wind at bay when you're trying to eat. Tents also allow for unique decoration that would otherwise be unavailable. Imagine having your reception under a canopy that glows a lovely deep red as the sun goes down.
There are a few different types of tents. You'll have to plan your decorations around what sort you end up with. Clearspan frame tents, for example, are perfect for those looking for a huge and open space. Let guests know on their invitations to prepare for possible allergies.
Traditional pole tents are somewhat more affordable, but at the sacrifice of size. They are a good idea if you are having an outdoor reception and want some sort of interior space.
And then there's the Indian wedding tent. Called mandaps, the entire ceremony and reception takes place underneath them. They are colorful and ornately designed. If you're looking to go for broke, this is the way to do it!