Thursday, December 10, 2009

Venue Rental Recap!

Let me state for the record here I was at a slight advantage on this one, and this is where we cut some MAJOR cost. Why the advantage? 1. I am from these parts and I know how much things cost to rent. 2. It is good to use the places you are already a member of.

The Church rental was FREE well I just tithed a little extra to make up for using the space. The church usually charges $150 to non-members to use the church. (I know cheap right? they call it home for a reason folks!)



The Reception Rental was also cheap $848 total that was broken down like so
  • Basic Venue $350
  • $25 an hour day of the event (we used 8hrs) from the time your vendors arrive until they leave. Caveat here is Friday you can be in there FREE all day, we set everything up Friday. The DJ and The Caterer also came Friday and set up as much as they could.
  • $25 per day Kitchen Rental
  • $35 Parachute Rental (that is what was hanging from the ceiling)
  • $150 Black Drape Rental (around the parameter)
  • $2 per rectangle table (rented 8) $4 per round table (rented 18). (rented chairs elsewhere)

Total Budget was $500 for Reception Rental, but I think in the end we came out ahead once all was said and done. We were there 2 full days and save ourselves A TON of $$$ doing it that way.

78 comments:

  1. Wow !!! Quite interesting & reasonable cost of reception rental. Is there any discount on total rental cost? Grad Night Rentals San Diego

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  2. No there was no discounts given it was ala carte style.

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  3. Where was your reception held?

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  4. Where can I find parachute rentals and black curtain rentals in LA?

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  5. Love this so much! I'm with Angie... Where do you go to rent parachutes? I've tried "google-ing" it, but no luck yet.

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  6. Hello! The Parachute, and black drapes belonged to the venue we used. The Venue is "The Center" in Springfield, TN. You might be able to check with your local air guards, or armory's to see if they have one you can borrow/rent and hang for your event? It was a wonderful touch!

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    1. I have tried to find "The Center" in the yellow pages and have had no luck. Would you have a web link for them?

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    2. http://www.springfield-tn.org/parks/index.html#center ... Too late now, but for other people's reference.

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    3. cant believe it ! The Center is about 20 mins from me !!

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  7. How did you rent that parachute for only $35?!!!!!

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  8. Oh nevermind. I just read what you had just posted to the last person. I just love the parachute! It is so beautiful! Great job on a gorgeous wedding for the price!

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  9. where did you rent the parachute? I am looking for one but haven't come across any

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  10. Can I ask about how wide was the parachute?

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  11. How did you get the parachute up?? I love it, and would love details!

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  12. Hi! I was wondering where you rented the parachute at? The event looked very nice!

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  13. I also would love details about the parachute! Name of rental service please! What an awesome idea!

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  14. Details on parachute rental as well! And install?

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  15. Parachute!!!!! YES! I love it! I found your site through pinterest and I'm so glad I did. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

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  16. Just wondering how you hung the parachute up/suspended it from the ceiling.

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  17. i wonder that too-i'm guessing a large hook of sorts for the center but how did you manage the edges of the parachute?

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  18. I'm from the Nashville area and I'm interested in using The Center for my reception. I couldn't find a website, can you give me anymore info on the venue?

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  19. please PLEASE tell me where you rented your parachute! all I can find are rainbow kids ones. yours is so beautiful!!!! I'm absolutely in love with it!

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  20. I am curious as to how it was hung, what was used, and for the lighting, and how high it was, as well as width,it looks amazing, and answeres would be most helpful! please!

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  21. this parachute is beautiful!! I pray I can have somewhat of a reception as beautiful as yours!

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  22. any info on the parachute? i can't find it anywhere on the site. i love the idea!

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  23. Where did you rent your parachute? I love it! Please email me at cynthiadmgz@charter.net

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  24. Where did you rent the Parachute from??? I need one!! Thanks lupiglet@yahoo.com

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  25. I love the parachute idea!! Where did you rent it?? I live in Arizona and can not find anywhere! Please email me at old7gram@cox.net Thank you(:

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  26. What is the size of the parachute???? Just wondering if it will fit in the room we have. Thanks much Love Love Love your stuff!!!!!

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  27. these parachutes are HUMONGOUS! Like dropping tanks from the sky large. We held ours up by a crane and made a wicked leaf-pit arena. did they have like the basics of a tent frame up? i'm curious as to how they were able to frame it. Was this outside or indoors? either way, your set up was gorgeous and probably unforgettable. <3

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  28. Great article, Its really a very informative posting indeed. Resources like the one you mentioned here will be very useful to me! I expect more and more article like this from you in the future as well.
    Wedding Reception Hall Rental in Los Angeles

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  29. could you please e-mail the place you rented the parachute from zachmann26@hotmail.com love it thank you

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  30. The parachute is amazing. where did you find it? please email me also at selanock@gmail.com

    thanks!

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  31. Could you please email me the parachute rental info juliekayberry@gmail.com
    Thanks

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  32. could you please e-mail the place you rented the parachute from tenielle@tenielledesign.com love it thank you

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  33. Is this an outside location or and inside location for the reception?!?! I think it looks GROGEOUS and I would love to see how to do this! IF you could email me I would GREATLY appreciate it!!! TLL5082@psu.edu

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  34. I too would LOVE to know where/what type of company you rented the parachute from. It is exactly how I am envisioning my reception! cejack4420@northgeorgia.edu
    Thanks and congratulations on a beautiful wedding!

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  35. Organized content is the best way to display or post an article, thank you for making it easy to digest your post.

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  36. Hi, can you send info on the parachute rental as well as how the parachute was set up to heatherpnp@ gmail.com. Thank you, thank you!! Wedding in June!

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  37. Sorry for the typo... Email should be heatherpnp@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  38. Im with everyone else - the parachute is amazing! Would you mind emailing me the details of where you rented it? daniellemarkey@yahoo.com Thank you so much!

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  39. Just like everyone else - could you email me any information on indoor/outdoor reception, dimensions of the parachute, know how to get a hold of "The Center"?

    please email me anything you know at kaleena.marxhausen@gmail.com

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    1. i see that you are getting a lot of questions about the parachute, i too would love to know about it. if you would email me at kpaul@championsgolfclub.com

      Thank you!

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  40. Wonderful inspiration! Just as everyone else inquired, could you send me any information on the type of reception you had, parachute details and how you hung it to megster724@aol.com? Thank you so much!

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  41. I love the idea of using a parachute! Where did y'all rent yours from? My sister-in-law is getting married next summer and LOVES the idea. Thanks! gazelle0206@gmail.com

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  42. I have never seen what the size of the parachute was. My daughter is getting married in November and she has fallen in love with that parachute look. Please let me know the size and how you hung it to ottagohome@yahoo.com. THank you so much for your h elp in this matter. I would like to get one big enough.

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  43. Hi, like everyone else, I am so interested in the parachute size and hanging info as well. PLEASE email me as sawhite2010@aim.com
    thanks so much!!!
    sarah

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  44. Hello can you please let me know what color the parachute was? Was it the army green or white?? I'm going to be making something that looks similar & just need to know the color of the one the center let you rent. Thank you!!

    -Molly

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  45. I would love the info on hanging the parachute. My email is tomboley@cox.net. Thanks.

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  46. Could you send me information on the parachute? megsmith06@gmail.com

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  47. Could you send the parachute and wall drapes information? Specifically where you got them from. They are both BEAUTIFUL and exactly what I'd love to have!

    jamiebeckham1028@gmail.com Thank you!!

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  48. Please send me the info for the parachute, my email is hailey9292@yahoo.com

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  49. Broken record but could you also send me info on the parachute?! :) Thanks! You made it look stunning and my sister would love something like that for her wedding in December! edief@me.com

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  50. Please send me information on the parachute and how it was hung. My emial is utah_california_chik@yahoo.com. Thank you!

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  51. Hi! I'm new at this blogging thing, but where was your venue for the reception????

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  52. PLEASE PLEASE- I'm a bride who desperately would love to know more details on the parachute!!! Where to buy? How to hang? dimensions and colors? Anything would help!!! Look forward to your response at: LaRoche881@yahoo.com

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  53. People- She got it from the venue. Please read all the other comments.

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  54. Popular venues are garden and beach wedding but recently barn field is included on the best long island weddings venue. For me, I'd just want to be married right beside my wife-to-be. It could be anywhere she want as long as I am the groom.

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  56. Would love info on the parachute! smae.smk@gmail.com

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  57. Would love info on the parachute aswell... Would you please contact me or write the information in this blog? Such a beautiful idea.

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  58. i am getting married in Aug. 2013- i would also like the information on the parachute rental- i would like to know where you go to rent one for 35 dollars :) please contact me xxalwaysldsxx@yahoo.com

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  60. Hi,

    One of my closest friends is getting married 9/2/13. I wanted to help spruce up the venue where the reception hall is (it's quite drab). Can you give me information on the parachute rental, the dimensions, and how you were able to put it up? Your help is much appreciated. Please email me at topdesign379@yahoo.com.

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  61. Great article, Its really a very informative posting indeed. Resources like the one you mentioned here will be very useful to me! I expect more and more article like this from you in the future as well.

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  63. I would also love to know the parachute rental. My email is simplexity09@yahoo.com I am getting married in two months and we are on such a tight budget. I am in the same boat (renting out a church for the ceremony and reception)
    Thanks

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  64. Was the parachute white or the regular "army green"?

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  65. I agree with bwd160, he says "it's already beat", which is why the guys in the room are so positive, because he's basically saying that whatever the circumstance, he's already beaten it mentally, even if not officially or medically.

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  66. Hi Would you be able to email me info.on the parachute rental too? :) natolamer1981@gmail.com THANK YOU!!

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  67. Where can you rent this parachute for $35??? Please email me @ ashleyachambers@live.com

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  68. Hi. Can you email me at DLRockstad@hotmail.com with the information about the parachute rental? Also, how did you secure it to the ceiling and how did you put up the lights on it? Thank you in advance!

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  69. I' am glad to find this post! Choosing the right wedding venue will make your big day memorable. Thanks.

    reception hall

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  70. has anyone gotten an answer to where to rent one of these? I feel like all the comments are the same and no answers have been posted... Please send info to me! taeshort@yahoo.com

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  71. No but I just bought one. I will be selling it after we use it next weekend. Rubeez023@gmail.com

    26' White Parachute Canopy W/ No Lines or Harness

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    1. Hello-
      Where did you purchase the parachute? Did you ever sell the one you bought?

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  72. Do you still have the white parachute & if not where did you get it from? Please email me at cjw3491@gmail.com. Thank you!

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