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Planning a Corporate Cookout? Here’s What You Need to Rent

What should you rent for a corporate cookout?

One of the best ways to make a corporate event better is to change things up and make it a corporate cookout. Whether you decide to hire a professional caterer or cook everything yourself, there’s no doubt that your staff will really appreciate it. Corporate cookouts don’t come cheap. That’s why so many companies turn to equipment rental for both convenience and savings. If you’re planning a corporate cookout, here are some of the items that we suggest you rent:


Tents & Tent Accessories

The first thing you need to put on your list when you’re planning a corporate cookout is a tent. Depending on the size of your event, you may even need two or more tents. This will not only help protect your guests from the elements and give them a sense of privacy, but a tent always makes a corporate event look more professional. You might also need to get certain tent accessories depending on the weather, such as AC units, heaters, or sidewalls.


Tables, Chairs, and Linens

Gathering up tables and chairs from a bunch of friends simply won’t cut it for a corporate event. By renting tables and chairs, you can select exactly what type you want to use and make sure that everything matches. What you might not realize is that you can also rent linens for your tables. Again, this will make sure that every part of your decor matches, which enhances the look of your overall event.


Dinnerware, Flatware, & Glassware

Yes, you can also rent dinnerware, flatware, and glassware. This is especially important for fancy affairs, including corporate events, where you want everything to look as professional as possible. There’s a wide variety of each category to choose from, and it’s a lot more cost-efficient than buying a bunch of different items. You won’t need to call in any favors, either.


Catering Equipment

If you plan on serving food at your event, you’ll need to rent some catering equipment. This includes many different items, such as boat serving trays, chafing food pans, carving stations, champagne buckets, coffee makers, thermal food boxes, and drink dispensers. You’ll also need some fancy catering utensils, such as cake servers, serving spoons, serving forks, slotted spoons, and tongs.


Luxury Restroom Trailers

It’s important for your corporate event to give everyone a nice place to use the restroom. You can rent luxury trailers that include two, three, or six restrooms. They also have a wash-up station so that everyone can clean up after using the restroom, after eating, or basically anytime. Luxury restroom trailers will be set up by the rental company and then taken away so that everything can be disposed of.


Lighting Equipment

Nothing says fancy corporate event quite like lighting. You have several different types to choose from, such as LED up-lighting, globe lighting, crystal chandeliers, hanging lights, and more. If you want to be super fancy, you can rent tabletop lighting for each table. This is a very popular choice for corporate events because it adds something special to the décor!


Dance Floors & Audio Equipment

It never hurts to liven up a corporate event with some sort of entertainment. You may want to hire a band to play live music, or you could consider renting audio equipment to crank out some popular tunes. Either way, including a dance floor will keep many people entertained for hours. If you’re so inclined, you could even hold a small dance contest with a few special prizes!


Bar Equipment

Many corporate events feature an open bar, while others limit each person to a certain number of drinks. No matter what you choose, you’re going to need some bar equipment. There are two different styles available: one that’s skirted and one that’s enclosed.


You can also rent whiskey barrels, large coolers, and Fill ‘N Chill party tables. Any of these will keep your guests happy.


Contact Elite Events & Rentals for Corporate Equipment Rental

Elite Events & Rentals has all the items mentioned above available for rent and a whole lot more. If you’d like to know more about corporate event equipment rental in Tampa or need to make a reservation for some items, reach out to us at (727) 791-7082 today.