Our story

After years of renting wedding arches and chuppahs through his rental business, owner Jim Mariano decided there must be a better way to connect couples to the perfect wedding arch (or chuppah)!

Jim has owned and operated Backyard Tent Rental, a Boston-based tent and party rental business specializing in smaller, "backyard," parties. 

Before going full-time into the event rental world Jim was a tech dork (professional), working in Marketing and Product Management for software companies in the Boston area. 


Why does this business exist?

The rental business is extremely fragmented.  Finding the perfect rental is time-consuming and cumbersome.  The wedding arch / chuppah rental business is a tiny segment of the "wedding rental," industry, but its a REALLY IMPORTANT one.  Your arch or chuppah will be the focal point of your wedding, and it will be seen in all of your ceremony photos.  Ironically, its also probably the LEAST EXPENSIVE part of your wedding day.  Making it a perfect opportunity to get creative, have fun, and create something beautiful. 


We want you!

If you are interested in starting your own arch / chuppah business then please get in touch!  This business has very little start-up costs, very low overhead, and is extremely low-risk. 

If you already have a business that you want to expand then we can send you fresh new inquiries as they come in.  Or, if you want to create a micro-business for side income, we can help you get started, build you a website, and help you find customers.