About Elite Tents & Events

About Us


From small beginnings, great things can come….

In a garage back in 2001, Owners Jeff and Michelle Sleight started Hopz!! Party Rentals with the vision in mind to provide quality bounce houses to the Eldersburg area and surrounding communities. After moving to Maryland from San Diego, where bounce houses rent year-round, the couple was unable to find a company that would deliver to their home. Seeing a need in the area, they hopped into action. From there the company added popcorn poppers, cotton candy and snow cone machines, and eventually tents, tables and chairs for the full party experience.

After expanding beyond their previous locations, they arrived at the current building on South Carroll Park Drive and became what we are now: Elite Tents and Events.

The new name is a reflection of the experience you receive when booking your occasion with us. We provide individualized customer service for a diverse range of clients, venues, budgets and visions. Anything from a cozy backyard party, to an elegant wedding or a major corporate event, we have the equipment you are looking for and the dedicated staff to help you make it a reality. We have a network of local vendors we work with regularly, such as planners, caterers, venue managers and more to help keep your event running smoothly from start to finish.

Call us today to plan your Elite Event. (410) 795-TENT (8368)

Elite Tents & Events - Carroll County Chamber Small Business of the Year Awardees for 2013

What our clients have to say…


Very Professional

The two guys who brought the tent were very professional and even cleaned down the inside of the bounce house. Please let them know I appreciated the extra time they spent to clean the inside! We will certainly be calling to rent again.


it is like the tent was never there...

Just got home from work and it is like the tent was never there.


It was a pleasure...

The installers were very professional and cautious about my landscaping needs during both visits. It was a pleasure and I will recommend in the future.


Everything will run smoothly...

I am very happy with using your services and would recommend you to others. I like the fact that we have developed a relationship and tent, chair, and table rental is not something I need to concern myself with as I know everything will run smoothly.


Friendly Customer Service

Your company has always been very helpful and accommodating in anything we needed. Please continue your friendly customer service. I actually now use your company for my church related events and love you guys! It is such a pleasure to deal with professional people at ALL levels!! Thank you very much!


Great Customer Service

I appreciate the responses to my seemingly endless phone calls as I debated whether or not to get sides for the tent. Please thank whomever made themselves available before your office actually opened on the morning of the wedding so my husband could pick up the sides. I would not hesitate to recommend your company for anyone looking to host an event.

Associations & Memberships

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Jeff Sleight is the VP of the American Rental Association of Maryland.


Awards & Recognition

  • Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2013
  • Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2014


Elite Tents & Events is the host of  the Frederick and Carroll County Elite Wedding Expos!!