Where to Buy Event Inventory: Top 7 Places to Purchase Rental Items

If you’re anything like us, you’ve found yourself wondering where these event rental companies get all of their amazing event inventory. Do they have a dedicated flea market / estate sale / marketplace guru? Where do I get core event inventory pieces, like tables, chairs, and stages?

It can be hard to know where to begin.

Most event rental companies start with some high-quality basics for the foundation of their rental company and expand from there. Folks in the events industry can be pretty tight-lipped about where they source their inventory, but today we’re spilling the beans!

1. EventStable

EventStable.com is a one-stop shop for high-quality event rental basics. They carry dance floors, stages, pipe and drape…the list goes on. You won’t find any chintzy items here, either; EventStable uses all of their items in their own event rental company and firmly stands behind the quality of their products.

2. Global Event Supply

Global Event Supply is another fantastic one-stop-shop site we love, especially for their farmhouse decor. They’ve been a leader in the event rental supply industry for 14 years, so you can buy knowing the items you receive will be top-notch.

3. Atlas

Atlas Commercial Products is all about chairs. And why shouldn’t they be? Chairs are a major component of any event rental company. Plus, Atlas is on top of all the latest trends, so if your client saw the perfect chair on Pinterest, we recommend starting here in your search. You can find everything from plastic and resin folding chairs, Chiavari chairs, cross-back chairs, and more.

4. Folding Chairs And Table

Folding Chairs and Tables sells a lot more than just folding chairs and tables— they are also a great source for linens, A/V equipment (think presentations and other speaking events, not DJ equipment), and umbrellas. They also boast a “Lowest Price Online” guarantee and most of their items will ship within 24 hours of you placing your order, so definitely check them out if you need your items, fast.

5. McCourt Manufacturing

McCourt Manufacturing is a new-to-us company that we were thrilled to discover. Operating out of Arkansas since 1983, McCourt Manufacturing focuses on creating tables, chairs, and other event products that are made for heavy usage. If you find that your tables and chairs just aren’t holding up to the wear and tear of repeated events, give them a call.

6. Palmer Snyder

Palmer Snyder manufactures many of their products in the Pennsylvania factory and focuses on the durability and longevity of their products. Additionally, they offer a folding farmhouse table that deserves a spot in any rustic or farmhouse themed collection.

Tables and chairs are truly the bread and butter of most event rental companies, so it’s important to invest in pieces that are built to last. They also act as a blank canvas for all of your other decor options—after all, you can’t have beautiful centerpieces without a table. Some clients will also want to buy many of the accessories for their wedding or event, but not all the tables, chairs, or the dance floor. Ensuring that you have high quality basics will help drive more event bookings, as you’ll have inventory options for every occasion.

7. The Seat Co.

The Seat Co. is synonymous with durability in chairs and tables. Manufacturers since 1993, they’re now bringing their expertise to the event industry. Their products, designed with longevity in mind, come with a robust 7-year warranty. Although their prices are above average, investing in Seat Co. means you can forget about frequent replacements for many years to come.

So now that you have the basics, are you ready to take your event inventory to the next level? Check out where industry leader and founder of Render Events and the Rental Biz Academy, Cam Petty, gets her inventory in her free guide!

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Author: Carmen Bodziak

Carmen Bodziak has been on the marketing team at Goodshuffle since 2019 and got into the business because of her passion for empowering business owners through technology. She loves connecting with the events industry both virtually and in-person, so say hi if you see her at a trade show! Outside of Goodshuffle, she loves to travel and spend time outdoors.