20+ Chicago Party Rental Ideas (& Great Event Themes!)

royal theme event with party rentalYour party can be the event of the year—if you “dress it up” with the party rentals that make your event the talk of Chicago. Plan your fundraiser, corporate party, or community event around these fantastic party themes, then put it over-the-top with party rentals like popcorn machines, linens, chairs, and portable bars. The sky is the limit with party planning (just ask us for party rental ideas).

Picnic/Carnival

checkered linen party rental for carnival party themeA picnic or carnival theme is one of the most popular party themes, primarily because guests love every second of a good picnic! For a fantastic picnic-themed party, give your fundraiser or party guests numerous sources of entertainment, such as a dunk tank, ring toss, balloon pop game, and gone fishing game (other ideas for carnival-themed party games here). But the fun shouldn’t stop there; a good picnic or carnival is full of all the delicious carnival treats that complete the carnival theme.

Party Rental Ideas: Checkered Linens, Popcorn Machine, Hot dog Steamer, Cotton Candy Machine, Snow Cone Machine, Slushy Maker, Ice Chests, Sound System (for background music and announcements)

Casino Royale

event lighting with dice for casino party themeTransport your guests to Las Vegas without the plane ride! Think card dealers, show girls, lighting, and all the glitz and glam that comes with a day at Casino Royale. To pull off this party theme, think big. Nothing less will do—and certainly won’t have the larger-than-life impact party guests expect.

Party Rental Ideas: Lighting, Red, black & gold linens, Gaming machines and stations, Portable Bar, Margarita Machine, Sound System (for background music and announcements), Stage (for main stage entertainment and announcement)

Beach/Tropical

beach themed table with food service dishesA beach party or tropical theme can be a great break from a cold Chicago winter day or a chance to cool down from blistering summer heat. Give your guests the chance to show off their best beach or tropical wear with a selfie station—and a few other themed party rentals that can put the event over the top.

Party Rental Ideas: Margarita Machine, Portable Bar, Grass table skirts, Slushy Maker, Chill Tables, Stage (for a tropical band), Sound System (for tropical background music)

A Night at the Movies

popcorn machine party rental for movie party themeMake your party guests feel like the star of the show with this party theme. Dress up your event space with the lighting and décor that makes guests feel like they are headed to a Hollywood show. If your party is a fundraiser, raise money by selling delicious movie treats, such as popcorn, hot dogs, candy, and sodas.

Party Rental Ideas: Checkered Linens, Popcorn Machine, Hot Dog Steamer

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.

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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.