Finding the Right Table and Chair Rentals

Many things to be considered when employing the services of a party rental company, though some of the most important are the tables and chairs. Not only do you have to take into consideration the number of people who are attending the party or event you’re throwing, you need to consider the aesthetic theme. Clearly you don’t want to rent metal folding tables and chairs for your wedding, now do you?


Naturally, when you first contact a party rental company to discuss tables and chairs, you’re going to want to have as much information as possible. Let’s use a wedding as an example. Will it be indoors our outdoors? How many people plan on attending? Will you be serving food? If so, what kind of tablecloths and other decorations will you need? Knowing exactly what you’re looking for ahead of time will allow the party planner to give you an accurate assessment of how much the tables and chairs will cost and whether or not they have the right ones in stock for you.

You should bear in mind that different rental companies offer different types of chairs. Some companies focus entirely on cheap, plastic chairs, folding or otherwise, while others tend to offer more high end items for classier events such as weddings. The chairs, thankfully, are generally pretty inexpensive, ranging from $1-2 each, with the fancier types costing more. Depending on the types of tables available, you can expect to spend anywhere from $5 to $20 for a table.

As always, you should shop around for the best possible deals before committing to any one particular style or design. Since no two party rental companies are alike, comparison shopping, as well as visiting the warehouse of each in advance to get a first hand look at the tables and chairs available. Sometimes getting a look at the chairs and seeing them set up in the way that mirrors your vision is the best way to come to a conclusion.

Remember: The more tables and chairs you need, the higher the price will be; however, the more you need, the greater the likelihood of a discount being applied to your order. This is not guaranteed, and you should always inquire about bulk discounts at each and every party rental company you check out.

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 9:00 AM