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FAQ - Party and Event Rentals
  1. Do you rent tables?
  2. How many people can fit at each table?
  3. Do you rent linen tablecloths and napkins?
  4. What size tablecloths do I need?
  5. Do you rent chairs?
  6. How many styles of china do you have?
  7. What quantity of plates and other pieces will I need?
  8. Do you rent glassware?
  9. How many glasses will I need?
  10. How many styles of flatware do you have?
  11. What are the delivery and pickup procedures?
  12. Do I need to clean the equipment before it is returned or picked up?
  1. Do you rent tables?
    1. Yes, we carry a variety of banquet and round tables with stained wood tops, rubber bullnose edging and folding legs. 
  2. How many people can fit at each table?
    1. Rectangular tables:
      • 8 foot x 30 inch banquet - seats 8 to 10
      • 8 foot x 24 inch seminar/conference - seats 4 to 5 (1 side)
      • 6 foot x 30 inch banquet - seats 6 to 8
      Round tables:
      • 60 inch - seats 8 to 10
      • 30 inch - seats 2 to 4
  3. Do you rent linen tablecloths and napkins?
    1. Yes, we offer an extensive selection of beautiful solid color and specialty fabrics.  We also carry chair covers, sashes, overlays, etc.
  4. What size tablecloths do I need?
    1. You need to decide what sort of look you wish to have with your linen choices.  Do you want the tablecloth to cover the table completely to the floor or simply drop half way.

      8 foot banquet table:
      • 90" x 156" - to floor on all sides
      • 90" x 132" - sides to floor, ends 18" drop
      • 60" x 120" - sides 15" drop, ends 12" drop
      6 foot banquet table:
      • 60" x 120" - sides 15" drop, ends 18" drop
      60" round table:
      • 120" round - to the floor
      • 108" round - 24" drop
      • 90" round - 15" drop
  5. Do you rent chairs?
    1. We rent a variety of chairs from a basic white folding chair to wood style padded chairs (in black or white) to our exquisite Chiavari chairs in Fruitwood with optional white or black pads.
  6. How many styles of china do you have?
    1. We carry a number of styles of china from the classic white to a square china to our upscale styles with gold and platinum bands. 
  7. What quantity of plates and other pieces will I need?
    1. We recommend that you plan to have at least 10% more than your number of guests.  If you are using a caterer please check with them as they will know the food or refreshments being served and may have a more accurate suggestion.
  8. Do you rent glassware?
    1. We have glassware from water goblets to red and white wine glasses to bar glassware and champagne flutes.
  9. How many glasses will I need?
    1. Every party or event is unique and the number of glasses needed should be based on the number of guests, your knowledge of the guests, the type of drinks to be served and the length of time planned for your celebration.  Estimate between 1 1/2 to 3 glasses per person or, if you are using a caterer, they will know what drinks are being served and a more accurate suggestion
  10. How many styles of flatware do you have?
    1. We carry several styles of flatware in quantities that match our china.
  11. What are the delivery and pickup procedures?
    1. If you have elected to use our delivery and pickup service, we generally deliver equipment 1 to 2 days in advance of your event (Thursday or Friday for a weekend event) and pick them up 1 to 2 days after the event (Monday or Tuesday).  We will let you know if it will be a morning or afternoon delivery or pickup. 

      At delivery:
      • Our delivery staff has instructions to neatly stack all equipment in a pre-designated delivery location.
      • It is the customer's responsibility to receive, inspect, and count all the equipment delivered.  Customer will be asked to sign the contract and delivery documents to confirm that all equipment has been delivered complete and undamaged.
      • Customer agrees that throughout the rental period they will immediately report any problems regarding the equipment to the Special Events Center.
      At pickup:
      • Customer will place all equipment in a pre-designated pickup location, neatly stacked and protected from the weather.
      • Customer will rinse, clean, and re-pack the equipment per Special Events Center instructions.
      • Customer will ensure that you or your authorized agent is present at the appointed pickup time.  If not present, Special Events Center counts will be final.
  12. Do I need to clean the equipment before it is returned or picked up?
    1. The following should be done after your party or event to avoid cleaning charges.

      Linen - Shake any food or debris from the linens and ensure that they are sufficiently dry before packing (do not dry in a clothes dryer).  Place all linens in the bags provided.  Please be aware that melted wax will damage linens.

      China - Rinse and place them in the carriers/crates provided.

      Flatware - Rinse, dry, and place them in the crates/tubs provided.

      Serving Items - Rinse, dry, and place them in the containers provided.

      Silver Items - Rise and dry.  Please be aware that all excess water should be removed as it is extremely damaging to silver.

      Coffee Urn - Remove the grains from the filter, empty any coffee, and rinse.

      Centerpieces, Candlesticks, and Table Decor Items - Place them in the containers provided.

      Chairs - Fold all chairs and stack neatly.

      Tables - Break down all tables and stack neatly.

       

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