So our venue, the Spanish Village Arts Center, would require us to bring in every little thing that we needed. This caused a huge amount of brainstorming as we thought about things as small as drink stirrers and trash bags (and trash cans!)
We looked for affordable party rental companies with decent reviews and chose three.
Our first stop: San Diego Party Rentals
We visited this place, down in Chula Vista, without an appointment (I had called but was told no appointment was necessary). What they didn’t mention was that their showroom was being renovated, so there was very little ready to be shown. Each request required the employee to go in the backroom and bring out an item. We weren’t in a rush (estimate an hour per quote) so it was fine, but it could have been easier.
For 100 people, including:
Chairs: Resin, padded white
Tables: 12 60″ round tables, half moon table for the grooms
Table Cloths: 13 Table Cloths
Silverware: 100 Dinner fork, dinner knife, dinner spoon, dessert fork
Dishes: 100 Dinner plates, dessert plates, salad plates,
Glasses: 100 Water, 60 Wine, 60 beer
13 Salt and Pepper shakers
Delivery, Set up, After hours pick up and break down
This quote came to $1237.00.
The woman who helped us was very nice, very patient, and typed out a quote for us as we watched. They even price match + 5%, so it may benefit you to get multiple quotes first before going there. However, their set up only included the set up of chairs and tables, not the dishes and settings; that would be left to our (to be found) coordinator.