"There were only 25 of us, but when the rain came we had to squeeze together a bit. I was SO thankful for the tent during the downpour. All items from Big Island Tents made my daughter's wedding day absolutely wonderful!"

- Wanda / Happy Mother of the Bride

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- Cheryl / Happy Wedding Customer

A great company to work with! Great customer service, high quality product and super helpful. I highly recommend Big Island Tents!

- Lottie / Glowing Bride


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Big Island Tents was founded in Waimea, on the island of Hawaii, in 1990 by Bob Simms who realized that as the island grew in population and commerce, the need for an event services organization was crucial. Starting out as a family business with two small tops, Big Island Tents has increased its inventory steadily with sizes ranging from ten-by-ten canopies to sixty-foot-wide New Century tents in every ten-foot increment imaginable. Featuring quality white and clear tops, Big Island Tents specializes in corporate events for large crowds, weddings for all budgets, and caters to parties for fifty people or less – always delivering personalized service and helpful planning advice – islandwide. From the top of Mauna Kea to the valleys of the north coast, from the lava fields of Puna to the “southernmost tip of the United States” (South Point), Big Island Tents has your party covered. Proudly serving Kailua-Kona, Waikoloa, Kamuela, Hilo and Kohala.


Located at 64-1046 B Mamalahoa Highway, Big Island Tents warehouse is across the street from the Shell Service Station on Kinohou Street. For information on any phase of event planning (catering, lighting, tables and chairs, music, decoration, etc.), please feel free to email bob@bigislandtents.com or call: (808) 885-3534

An island resident since 1966, Bob has a wide range of event planning associates who will be happy to assist you.