Product Guide: How to Choose Event Rental Furniture

By: Marquee Event Rentals

Choosing the right rental furniture for your event is easier and less expensive than purchasing furniture. When you rent furniture:

  • You don’t have to be concerned with storage issues.
  • You don’t have to worry about transporting the furniture to and from the event. We deliver!
  • The cost savings could be huge!
  • Your furniture is always on trend.

How to Choose the Right Rental Furniture for Your Event

The experienced professionals at Marquee Event Rentals can help you select the right furnishings to accomplish your event goals. At any event, you want to ensure your guests are comfortable by choosing the right chairs and seating, furniture, and tables. It's also paramount to ensure you've chosen the perfect lighting solutions to achieve the event's desired ambiance, as well as allow any speakers or presenters to perform at their best. Before you finalize your event furniture rental, you’ll want to decide:

  • Will your event be indoors or outdoors?
    The type of furniture you’d want to use in a ballroom or conference room can be quite different from what you’d choose for an outdoor event at a golf course or winery.

  • How many guests will attend?
    Your expected number of guests will determine how many chairs to rent.

  • How big is the space?
    The size of the space (number of rooms and layout) can help you further narrow down the number of pieces you need.

  • What are the event goals and activities?
    The furniture you choose determines how guests will interact. Round tables facilitate professional collaboration and discussion, whereas couches and end tables open the door to more relaxed, personal interaction.

  • What impression do you want to make?
    The right furniture can communicate a theme, or it can play a supporting role. Modern furniture designs can be a terrific choice for a tech product launch, whereas more traditional furniture, a Winston Chair for example, would be an excellent choice for an intimate company gathering.


For seated events, the importance of choosing a comfortable chair can’t be overstated. If your event caters to families, consider whether you will need specialty seating such as booster seats, or small chairs for children.

Sofas and loveseats
Encourage guests to mingle and stay awhile with comfy sofas or loveseats. Marquee can also provide ottomans and cubes to create a chic lounge look.

Tall, pedestal tables are a good choice for cocktail parties, small spaces, and events where you want guests out on the dance floor. For weddings or events with a speaker's panel, consider renting a set of long banquet tables to create a “head table” at the front of the room.

Accent pieces and accessories
Marquee can provide accent pieces and specialty lighting to help round out your event theme or reinforce your brand. Each Marquee location includes special items hand-selected based on local trends.

Marquee can provide rental furniture for events of any size or style aesthetic. Our extensive product inventory is the largest in the industry and includes furniture designs ranging from classic to modern to trend-setting.

Looking for inspiration? Browse our themed event galleries. Or, simply contact the experts are Marquee for a complimentary consultation. Our experienced professionals will help you create the perfect environment for your corporate meeting, wedding, fundraising gala, festival, golf outing, and more. Choose from the best selection of event rental furniture in Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Austin, Dallas, or San Antonio.