How to Select Rental Chairs for Your Event

April 27, 2021

Seating is one of the most important aspects of any event. As such, selecting rental chairs requires careful thought.

Sure, budget certainly plays a role. But when you want everything to be just right, the price of your rental furniture isn’t the only consideration. Here, the professional event planners at In the Event explain how to decide which chairs to rent for your upcoming gathering.


When looking for chairs for a reception, dinner party or business function, you’ll want to keep the dimensions of your tables in mind. For example, if you’re planning on renting cocktail tables instead of dining tables, renting barstools makes sense.

Planning an event with a relaxed atmosphere? Consider the size of your venue when selecting rental chairs. Chaise lounges, arm chairs and plush rental furniture take up a good amount of floor space, and you’ll need to make sure you can fit in enough seats.


As you explore your rental chair options, you’ll want to be mindful of your guests’ comfort. Think about how long they’ll be seated – and as you look at each chair, think about how happy (or not) you’d be to sit in it at the next event you attend.

If your guests are likely to be mingling rather than sitting most of the time, you may not need the most comfortable seats. But if you’re renting folding chairs or lightweight chiavari chairs, you may want to add cushions for a boost in comfort.


When it comes to selecting rental chairs, the type of event you’re planning may be a deciding factor. A formal gathering, for example, may call for conventional tables and chairs, while any type of seating could work for a more casual event.

Try to find rental chairs that enhance your theme or the overall look you’d like. Consider the shape, material and style of the various options, and choose the one that best fits the aesthetics of your event. And if you prefer, you can also rent chair covers.

Get the Right Rental Chairs at In the Event

At In the Event, we offer a wide selection of high-quality, affordable rental furniture, including chairs, tables, sofas and specialty seating. We also have AV equipment, LED lighting, décor and much more – and if you rent anything from us, you’ll get expert assistance from our professional event planners at no additional cost.

We’ll not only help you find the right chairs to rent for your next event – we’ll be there to help with the planning, design and production. Our team will make the most of your gathering, and you won’t have to worry about all of the little details.

Ready to learn more? Visit our website to browse our vast catalog of rental chairs or contact our office in Salt Lake City, Utah, today.

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