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What to Consider When Renting Event Furniture & Furnishings

January 28, 2020

Planning a social or business gathering? The process of renting event furniture and furnishings is relatively simple – if, that is, you already know what you need. If you don’t, you may find the task to be a bit of a challenge to complete.

Different types of events call for different types of rental furniture and décor, of course, but most gatherings require certain basics. Here’s a look at what those items are along with our expert tips on how to rent the right event furniture and furnishings for your upcoming gathering.


For formal dinners and seated receptions, large round or rectangular tables are often the best option. Casual gatherings, on the other hand, may need only a few communal tables. And with events like corporate parties and non-profit functions where guests mingle, setting up cocktail tables can be optimal.


If you’re renting tables, you may want to choose matching chairs, benches or bar stools to keep the look cohesive. For a wedding ceremony or presentation-type gathering, folding chairs are a budget-friendly option – but to ensure your guests remain comfortable, consider padded chair styles.


You may need additional seating beyond the usual tables and chairs. Couches, armchairs and modular event furniture provide comfy spots for your guests to relax, while also adding visual interest. Look for colors that compliment your party theme or, for corporate and business functions, shades that match your brand.


In addition to renting event furniture, you can also rent special furnishings to enhance or completely alter the venue’s appearance. Faux trees and plants – with or without LED lighting – animal props, mannequins, western-themed decorations, wall backdrops, carnival games and tabletop centerpieces are just a few of the event furnishings available for rent. Consider your party theme or business brand, and you should be able to easily narrow down your options.

Would you like personalized professional advice on renting event furniture and furnishings? To get expert planning assistance free of charge, turn to In the Event.

A full-service event design and production company, In the Event offers a vast selection of rental furniture and décor – and if you rent any event furniture or special furnishings from our inventory, you’ll receive complimentary guidance from our highly experienced event planners. We can help you figure out which items you need, and we’ll take every possible step to ensure your next gathering is a resounding success.

The professional team at In the Event designs and manages social gatherings, business conferences, trade shows, non-profit galas and corporate events across the country. For more information on renting event furniture and furnishings or our complimentary event planning service, visit our website or contact our Salt Lake City, Utah, office today.

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