A tent INSIDE of Union Station?

A local charity decided to use the historic Great Hall in Chicago’s Union Station for their annual fundraiser, but wanted something to differentiate their event from the dozens of other events hosted there each year. After consulting with them to brainstorm different ways to modify the space to create a unique environment, we proposed something that had never been done before: “What if we put a giant tent INSIDE of the Great Hall?”

This not only achieved a never before seen “Wow factor” for their event but it also lowered the ceiling height of the space, giving them improved acoustics for their music and speeches so that their guests could enjoy dancing to music that has never sounded better due to the of normally difficult to control acoustics inside the Great Hall.

Of course, driving stakes was strictly forbidden because the the floor in the Great Hall is made from historically significant ornate stonework, so we used our proprietary Alternative Weight Anchors (extremely compact and made from steel) to anchor the tent to the floor with no damage and to provide an architecturally rock solid installation that also was aesthetically pleasing since no water barrels or concrete blocks were needed and the beauty of the Great Hall was preserved.

We are always ready to listen to your needs and come up with creative ideas to create a truly unique experience for you and your guests, call us today at 847.375.8510 to find out how we can help make your event one of a kind!

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Beautiful North Shore Wedding Reception

Our stunning clear ceiling clearspan is the perfect complement to this beautifully designed architecturally significant home on Chicago’s North Shore.
The newlyweds chose this tent structure along with our real hand-scraped hardwood plank flooring to set the tone for a chic lounge environment for their guests to relax in and celebrate their special day in style.
We have this and much more waiting in store for you, call us today at 847.375.8510 to find out how we can help make your event truly unique!

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Clear Top Tents

Clear Top Tents  are unique and create an extraordinary environment for a late day or evening event.  They are available in many sizes and are used for many types of events.   Let the splendor of a beautiful day or the sparkle of the night sky make your wedding ceremony or reception, a gathering in your yard or a celebration in a park memorable.  They can be used with or without clear sidewalls providing a stunning environment to experience the beauty of the outdoor surroundings, while being protected under a tent.

 

Create A Unique Wedding Venue

Create a wedding venue that is uniquely yours with a stylish and elegant wedding tent.  A tent is a blank canvas.  Design a perfect magical and memorable outdoor wedding event by incorporating your ideas, style and personality.  What an unforgettable experience for both you and your guests, enjoying the beauty of the outdoor surroundings while being protected under a tent.  Here are some pictures of a recent outdoor ceremony with a tented wedding reception.

 

Check the Wedding page on our website for more beautiful photos, ideas and inspiration for your outdoor tent wedding.

For Planning Tips check Consider an Outdoor Tent Wedding and What To Consider When Choosing A Tent Rental Company .

City of Chicago Event Tent

Does your event in the City of Chicago include a tent?   The city allows tents but there are restrictions and requirements.  Depending on the size, you may require a permit.

Indestructo Party Rental has worked with many individuals and organizations on many types of events throughout the City of Chicago.  They understand the procedures related to tents permits, rental time frames as well as parking and delivery requirements.

Indestructo Party Rental is also proud to be on the Chicago Park District Preferred Professional list providing tents and equipment for weddings, corporate events and other special occasions at some of the most extraordinary places in Chicago.

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Contact Indestructo Party Rental at 847-375-8510 to guide you through the process of hosting a tent event in Chicago.

 

What to Consider When Choosing a Tent Rental Company

DSCN1876Planning an event, no matter what size can be a big undertaking. In order for your event to be successful, there are many things to consider. The best way to ensure you will get a high quality tent, delivered on-time, professionally installed and exactly as you envisioned, is to select the right tent rental company.

 

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a Tent Rental Company:

REPUTATION
Choose an established company that specializes in tenting and can assist you with all options from selection through installation. Find a company that has been in business for many years and understands the unique requirements of working in all types of venues, backyards, parks, private estates, streets, parking lots and more. Not all tent rental companies offer the same quality of tents, selection or (most importantly) expertise.  A lightweight frame or lightweight top may not protect your guests properly.  Following proper safety standards is very important. Some companies may not follow the installation procedures recommended by the tent manufacturer or may take other short cuts to save money.  Make sure the company is fully insured. Find a company that will contact the underground Utility Location Service prior to tent installation. In short, select a reputable company with a proven track record that will work hard to earn your long-term loyalty. The last thing you need are surprises or mistakes on the day of your big event.

30' x 60' Backyard Party TentQUALITY OF EQUIPMENT & SERVICE
Choose a company that has a wide selection of durable, high quality, clean tents and party equipment. There are various types of tents that serve distinct needs for specific kinds of events and situations. Your tent rental partner will help you choose the tent that meets your requirements.  Look for a full service rental company that provides a broad range of high quality rental equipment to meet your event needs. Planning your event will be easier if you work with fewer vendors.  In addition to high quality equipment, friendly and knowledgeable customer service, the company should provide prompt delivery and professional setup of equipment.

SHOWROOM & WEBSITE
A company with a showroom allows you to meet your rental partner and browse the types of equipment available. A visit to a showroom may also give you more insight about the company and provide some ideas that you might not have considered. It is always best to call for an appointment.  A company’s website may provide some insight into what the company is all about. Is the website well organized and informative? Are there photos of the types of events they have worked in the past? Does it reflect a reliable, experienced company that provides products and services for a wide range of clients? A company’s website can be a good reflection of the company philosophy.

DSCN1846PRICE
Prior to making contact, you should have a date, location, a good idea of your space and a vision. The available space and the type of surface help determine the type of tent. Your guest list and types of activities under the tent help determine the size. Pricing is typically based on the type of tent and the square footage of the tented area. Your tent rental partner can help with the rest of the equipment you will need along with the delivery and setup details. Be sure to get everything in writing and know what is included in the price. Make sure you discuss delivery dates and time. You don’t want someone showing up a day early for a surprise birthday.  Price will be a factor in your decision, but try not to hire someone based on price alone. One of the major differences between rental companies isn’t price, but the quality of equipment and customer service. Consider the kind of tent, equipment and the services offered. It might cost a bit extra to get the quality and service that you expect. It may be worth it to ensure your event is as stress free and successful as possible.

DSCN4721The most important thing is to find a reputable rental company that offers both quality and reasonable pricing and is willing to work with you to achieve your vision.
Considering this should help you make an informed decision and find the best tent rental company for your event.

 

At Indestructo Party Rental, our vision is to earn our customers long-term loyalty by providing honest, dependable and exceptional customer service along with high quality equipment. We understand that returning customers are the foundation of any good business. We build customer relationships through one-on-one attention, exceptional customer service and excellent communication.  Many of our clients are repeat customers.

Contact Indestructo Party Rental at 847-375-8510 to help you plan a memorable event.  We will work hard to earn your loyalty so you will become part of our family of customers.

 

 

Fun Party Food & Beverage Ideas

Some fun food and beverage party ideas for summer or anytime:

2 hot dog steamerHot dogs and brats are classic summer staples so setup a Hot Dog Bar.  Hot dogs and brats are easy, tasty and the variety makes everyone happy.  Keep them warm in a Hot Dog Steamer and provide a variety of toppings. Keep your toppings, salads and drinks cold in a Chill N Fill Table.  Just fill with ice and you are ready to go.

11 stainless tubsUse Stainless Steel or Lucite Utility Tubs to keep your drinks cold.  If you are having a large gathering, you may need extra coolers and ice chests to keep your food and beverages cold before or during your party.

Keep food warm with Stainless Steel Chafing Dishes, round or rectangular with single or double pans.  If you are serving coffee for a crowd, we have several size coffee makers and carafes to keep your beverages warm.

BBQ3 - Big John Grill

If you are having a company BBQ or family Picnic, you may need a Big John Grill or Picnic Tables.BBQ1 - Picnic Table

 

 

 

Popcorn makerAdd a Popcorn Machine, Cotton Candy Machine or Sno-Cone Machine to add fun for everyone.3 cotton candy machine

 

 

 

5 nacho machineA Nacho Bar is easy to setup.  Start with tortilla chips and our Nacho Machine.  Have everyone “build their own” nacho supreme by supplying salsa, lettuce, sour cream, banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, guacamole, black olives, green onions and tomatoes.  Add beef and chicken and turn a snack into a meal.  Try this for a teenage party.

 

Candy Bars are popping up at all types of parties.  Setup a candy bar with colorful candy for the young and young at heart.  Create height with multiple tiers.  Mix and match containers in various shapes, colors and sizes to show off your candy.  Don’t forget the candy scoops and treat bags.

10 double bowl marguerita makerHPIM0462For your thirsty adult guests, rent our margarita maker.  Add brightly colored tropical linens, some tiki torches and margaritaville music and you have your own fiesta.  Ole!

 

DSCN4735Create the perfect outdoor dining space by adding Umbrella Tables.  Your guests will enjoy their food and beverages along with a beautiful day.  They add a festive look while providing sun protection.

 

Contact Indestructo Party Rental at 847-375-8510 to help you with more party ideas and visit our website to see our current Specials:  www.indestructo.com.