We have seen it all. Sidewalls rigged up on strings that are said to move back and forth (they don’t). Sidewalls “pulled back” to create openings (think teepee). Big openings in the tent for guests to enter and exit (also letting the cold wind in and out).
What you really want is a nice tent door. Chances are your fire marshal wants a designated exit also.
A clean, glass-paned, white tent door lets your guests know where to enter the tent.
Marquee connector tent as an entrance. Draping adds to the look.
Clear door and clear tent. Nice entrance.
This door to the service area keeps the heat in and the kitchen/staff noise out of the tent.
Three doors to keep the AC cold. The trees came in on a truck after we put up the tents.
Doors can go in pole tents also. Look over on the right. (We took this picture then freestyled a bit on the mic.)
There you have it. If you have sidewall add a door. Everyone knows how to use one, the tent space and the party become more intimate, the temperature stays where you want it, the authorities love it, and no one will accuse you of being uncivilized.
Doors. You can’t go wrong, and you won’t be anything but extremely happy.