As a planner, we have so many brides who contact our company a few weeks before the wedding in a panic looking for chairs for a beach ceremony or tables for their reception site. If you book your wedding celebrations at a restaurant, banquet facility or all-inclusive resort venue, you will not have to worry about this. However, whenever you book a site that does not include rentals, then the search is on.
I wanted to share some valuable sites for rentals with brides and planners who are booking destination weddings in Charleston. Not everyone supplies the same rentals and not everyone has a full inventory of everything.
A Charleston Event supplies specialty rentals such as wrought iron gates, gazebos, candalabras and specialty glassware and props. Because they also have their own floral division, they offer a large selection of floral containers and crystal. The event designers and planners at A Charleston Event work with a selection of the finest linen companies in the United States and locally and offer a huge selection of linens, fabrics, chair covers and aisle runners and other wedding related items.
A Charleston Event's planners will also assist you in your rentals budgeting. Because of their affiliation with Charleston's best names in event rentals, they can make your job so much easier by doing the legwork for you. A small portion of their specialy rentals are listed at their website or you can reach them at 843-494-9502: A Charleston Event Rentals
Snyder Event Rentals are one of the original rental companies in Charleston and probably have the largest inventory of tents, liners, tables, chairs, catering equipment, china, glassware, linens and specialty items.
While they have always offered furniture rentals, just recently they added onto their inventory - Snyder Lounge Furniture.
Check out their easy-to-use webiste for prices and samples of the new stock. You can also calculate online estimates that will help enormously if you are trying to determine a rental budget. Combine this with great customer service and you're half way there!
3875 Meeting Street North Charleston, SC 29405
Photo Courtesy of A Charleston Event
Out of Hand (Ooh Event Rentals)
Another great company for beautiful and unique rentals such as imported indian fabric tents, gorgeous chandeliers, antique china & glassware and a beautiful array of furniture rentals.
Out of Hand also offer tables, chairs, wonderful bars, containers and specialty rentals. That, combined with their wonderful gift shop and creative floral division on Pitt Street in Mt. Pleasant will make you feel like you're walking into an Aladdin's Cave.
Pictures right are Out of Hand's custom leather settee for a ladies tent.113C Pitt Street, Old Village
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
p (843) 856-3585
3555 Meeting Street If you are looking for a particular item and do not find it listed on their website, give them a call at 843-554-6334.
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In 2008 Group Dynamics Rentals was created to offer a comprehensive line of event rentals that were not only brand new, but meticulously maintained. Most importantly, we drew heavily on our years of event production experience to develop a customer service team who understood the challenges of executing even the simplest events and the critical importance of being not just your best source for rentals, but also a full partner in ensuring your event is a success.
They offer tables, chairs, china, linens, catering equipment and bar rentals along with specialty items. Along with another option for specialty items, they offer great customer service.
Group Dynamics are located at 1750 Signal Point Road, Charleston, SC 29412 Tel: 843-406-4117
Other rental companies in Charleston:
One last thing to remember when renting any item from rental companies:
- Rental prices vary
- Rental prices do NOT usually include delivery, damage waiver or tax
- Rental items can also be collected from companies to save the delivery charges
- Rentals are not usually delivered and set up on beaches. There are some exceptions. Check with the rental companies