Vermont Tent Company
Vermont Tent Company
14 Berard Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403
14 Berard Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403   800.696.8368

Event Consultation

Sales Team


Left to right:
Nancy Mead

Roberta O'Donnell

Emily Davis


Our friendly and knowledgeable staff have years of experience for events from small intimate parties of 25 to large celebrations of 200 and more! And we take the same care and attention to detail for both ends of the spectrum. We’ll help you plan your event, help with your schedule and checklists, and guide you through all the rental items that are available to match your style, budget and vision. We have the largest inventory of tents, tables and chairs, china, glassware and more in Vermont and surrounding areas, to guarantee what you want will be available on the day of your special event. Our CAD system will design your table layouts, and show you how to configure your event space to allow for the optimum traffic flow for your guest’s enjoyment. Come in and share your ideas and get new ones from our experienced team of event professionals. Visit our showroom in South Burlington or call for a free estimate.


Learn more about each of our sales associates.

Roberta O'Donnell View bio
Roberta graduated from Penn State with a degree in Marketing. While working in the ski business she met her husband who worked in the hospitality field. They moved to Vermont in the mid-1990s where they lived and worked at Shelburne Farms; Kevin managed the inn and she coordinated special events on the property. After moving to the southern part of the state, she was the Alumni Director at Vermont Academy and planned alumni reunions, receptions, and parents' weekends. Most recently, she worked for the March of Dimes planning fundraising events throughout Vermont.

"To some, planning an event can be overwhelming and intimidating. I love the energy generated when I work with someone who discovers that it can fun and easy with the right planning. At Vermont Tent, we have a professional staff and we want your event to be as successful as you do. Our fabulous inventory of tent styles, linen, china and accessories gives clients many options to customize the look and function of a special event. I love working with people and helping them create an atmosphere that suits their style and their needs," she said. "Vermont Tent Company has the best customer service anyone could ask for and I am proud to be a part of a team with such high standards."

Roberta and her husband live in Montpelier and they enjoy cooking, entertaining, cycling and hiking with their dog Betty. They have two grown daughters who learned at an early age what hospitality really means.

Emily Davis View bio
Emily grew up in Burlington, Vermont, and is a graduate of the University of Vermont. During her years at UVM she had the opportunity to travel often, which she enjoyed a great deal. After graduating, she spent six months in Australia backpacking down the Gold Coast. "It was an experience I never will forget and one that inspired me to move out of my home town of Burlington." She moved to Boston, Massachusetts for her first experience in event coordination and has not looked back! She worked as a Senior Event Coordinator planning meetings in Boston and road shows all over the country. "I loved planning an event and watching it come to life." After 5 years, she moved back to Vermont to become general manager for Cloud 9 Caterers where she planned, coordinated, confirmed and executed events.

In the spring of 2011, Emily joined the staff at the Vermont Tent Company. "I fell in love working with couples and their family planning the wedding of their dreams which often times was a year long process. The challenge of creating someone's dream in six hours can be stressful to some but to me that is the thrill I love." Emily believes that gaining a clients trust is the most important piece in the overall experience. "Every client should know we are working to make their vision come to life no matter the obstacles or challenges that may arise. My goal is to help each and every client make informed decisions with my knowledge and their vision."

Emily resides in South Burlington with her husband and dog, Max.

Nancy Mead View bio
Nancy grew up in Vermont and attended Champlain College. Immediately after graduation she landed a job at McAuliffe Office Products, where she was fully immersed in sales, marketing, and advertising. Eventually she was promoted to the assistant manager of a major division overseeing all operational functions, advertising, customer service, the internal sales team, and coordination of showroom displays for six retail locations in Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York.

She stayed at home until her children entered kindergarten and then was hired at the local school as a para-educator. Initially assigned to elementary students needing assistance with reading and math, she eventually received advanced training that allowed her to work in the high school with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed teenagers in an alternative education program. Nancy takes the experience from her sales and operational background and combines it with her understanding and patience with others in a role that is both supportive and design oriented.

"What I love most about my job is the process of engineering an event from start to finish. Whether it is an empty field or empty room, I am passionate about guiding clients through the process of selecting equipment that is appropriate for their site or venue, assisting them with important design features such as linen and china, as well as ensuring that all catering, lighting, and power needs are considered. Ultimately my goal is to assist clients in creating a special day that reflects their own personality and vision and provides for a lifetime of happy memories."

Nancy continues to volunteer for causes benefiting children and young adults, as well as entertaining, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children.