Starting Wedding Tent and Chair Rental Business

If you want to start a wedding tent and chair rental business, you will have to begin with a business plan. This will serve as your guide during startup.

You can start a home-based business or you can lease out space. Purchase the needed equipment and start with the marketing efforts.

Open a Wedding Tent and Chair Rental Business

Did you know that you can earn $1,000 - $5,000 for every rental deal? Starting a wedding tent and chair rental business is a great way to keep money rolling in. You see, weddings take place all year round. When the receptions are held in the outdoors, wedding tents are needed. To ensure success in this kind of business, you will need a detailed plan. This is vital since you will need considerable capital for the tents, chairs, and other equipment.

Secure a business license with the concerned government agency in your country or state. Submit the required documents and paperwork. Pay the fee and you will get the business license in no time. Find an ideal location for the buiness. Since you’re just starting out, you can cut down the overhead costs if you opt for a home-based business. You have to use a spare room in your house where you can keep the tents and chairs. If you have enough capital, you can now lease out a business space. This will allow you to get the operations in full swing without disturbing the home routines.

Equipment and Advertising

Purchase the needed equipment. You can begin with mid-sized tents and as you expand, you can now get bigger tents. It would be best to get several pieces of tents just in case you have the same rental orders. You will also need to purchase chairs that you can use for the parties and wedding receptions. The chairs should come in different styles and colors. You need to hire employees to help you with the daily operations. Make sure that you maintain the equipment by checking the tents for holes or tears, and the chairs should be cleaned after every rental. By maintaining your equipment, you can expect to serve your clients for a long time.

You need to advertise your business to potential clients. You can leave your business cards to corporate business planners, wedding planners, and other event planners. This is a great way to get rental orders throughout the year. You can also send out flyers and leaflets that contain your business details. You can also advertise through mobile billboards to increase the visibility of your business. If you have a small van for delivering the tents and chairs, you can mount a poster on the sides. With the right advertising techniques, you will be able to enhance your presence in the industry. Start earning great profits today and benefit from this type of business.

168 Comments

  • MARY NG'ANG'A said on August 1, 2010
    Your advise has really helped me. This is the business i want to start and as i have read and understood your advise i will be able to prosper
  • Thobeka said on February 9, 2011
    I want to start tent and chair rental business. it must have cooking stoves , the podium and some staff for decorating chairs. it must have a minimum of two tables. the tent must accommodate 150 people. i do not know where to start. i need some assistance please
  • Miriam Suakei said on March 22, 2011
    This is what am planning to start as soon as i have some capital. Your article has really helped me a lot.
  • Patronella said on August 15, 2011
    I want to start a tent and chairs rental business for kids party together with jumping castle. I have a partner already but we're not sure where to get the necessary equipment. Kindly please help us on that.
  • muhammad asif said on September 24, 2011
    i am in argelia. i want to start a business like rental tent service but i don't have any experience in this field. will u guide me about this business
  • PONTSHO said on October 20, 2011
    i am in botswana .i want to start tent and chair rental business but i dont have money ,what shall i do please help me
  • Cheddy said on December 10, 2011
    Hi I am in Mafikeng, North West Province of South Africa. I definitely want to start an all functions tents,chairs,tables,pots and stove rental business in rural areas, I am not sure on how to start it,equipments needed and where to get them please assist me,please. Thanks in advance.
  • Ida Mathe said on January 11, 2012
    Hi, I want to start tent and chair rental business but i don't know how to start. please help. I am in South Africa Gauteng province, Pretoria Soshanguve. Hope to hear from you soon, Ida
  • Bonang said on January 18, 2012
    Hey i want to start tent, tables and chair rental in small village in Botswana. i need to know how to buy the equipments. Hope to hear from you.
  • Merapelo said on February 20, 2012
    hey, i want to start chairs, tables rental and jumping castle for kids parties, never done it before don't know where to start, want to start it in Francistown, Botswana.
  • John said on February 23, 2012
    I want to start tents n chairs n table business in Namibia but it's hard to get everything in Namibia.
  • shiv mehra said on March 27, 2012
    How to start tent house business in dehradun (uttrakhand)and how much money i need to start it and i want start it in this year please suggest me. Thanku sir,
  • LUKA said on April 3, 2012
    i want to start a 3 legged pot and tent rental business, haven't done it before i dont have a clue where to start. want to start it in sdwashini mbabane, swaziland
  • Alice Ali said on April 9, 2012
    I want to start a tent, table, chairs rental business in Zimbabwe and i'm in need of a business plan in order to apply for a loan to purchase the equipment. Please help.
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on April 10, 2012

    @Alice Ali, nice to know that you are planning to start a business. We don't have a ready made business plan for you but making this type of business plan is not tough. First thing to know is the budget, so ask some retailers for a price quote of tent, chair, table, carpet, etc. Then you decide how many you want to buy and later calculate the final cost. Once you know how many you have then figure out the average rent for those chairs, tables, etc.. Later you can calculate the total income per year after subtracting your expenses. You can deduct your salary/profit from the total income and see how much time you need to pay off the total loan. You need to do a homework rather than finding a consultant to write a plan for you.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • SANJAY MISHRA said on April 14, 2012
    I WANT TO START FULL SERVICES OF TENT HOUSE , CATERING , CHAIR RENTALS IN SEMI - URBAN AND RURAL . PL.PROVIDE COMPANY TO PROVIDE THE PRODUCT .
  • Angela said on April 24, 2012
    I'm from vryburg north west province i want to open a business for tents, chairs, tables, pots for weddings, funeral and parties. I dont know where or how to start and if so how much to budget for a starter can you please give more info
  • Mlaebogo said on September 5, 2012
    I am a working mother of four kids, so I just want to start a business, but I have not come to the conclusion which one I should start on. Please help me .
  • JULIA said on September 5, 2012
    I'm working and staying in Kasane, Botswana. I want to start up a business for a wedding tent & chairs rental. Provide me with the information on which equipments to buy, for decorating the wedding tent and the chairs/tables.
  • REABOKA DINTWE said on September 13, 2012
    i have already started chair rental for different event but i would have loved to have batswana support am based in mogoditshane for more information contact 74593618. thanks in advance........
  • maloiso said on September 26, 2012
    i have the money ready and want to buy materials for tent and chair rentals
  • fency mahlare said on September 29, 2012
    i stay in Daveyton and i would like to start that catering business renting chairs, tants, jumping castle etc as soon as i have capital.
  • fency mahlare said on September 29, 2012
    pls i want more information on where can i get the staff including jumbing castles.
  • Mogapi said on October 10, 2012
    i'm in Mamelodi, west of Pretoria in South Africa. I have the capital but i'm not sure if this line of business is the way to go?
  • Neshuku Hanna said on October 10, 2012
    I have money ready to buy a tent to start business in Ondangwa, Namibia
  • Uchada lesetedi said on October 19, 2012
    I have already registered a company which provide clenaing and catering services so i need ur advice. um in Gaborone Botswana
  • semakaleng said on October 30, 2012
    I'm 23 years old lady, i want to start a business of catering and tent hire but i dont have money, i need assistance
  • Thato said on October 31, 2012
    Hi ,am a 25 yrs old lady working as a wedding and events planner I want to start my own business of catering and tent hire back home in Lobatse, Botswana pls help me where to buy all the tents and catering stuff, cheap in johannesburg
  • Happy said on November 1, 2012
    Hi, am 30 yrs old, me and my friend want to start our own business. We dont know where to start.
  • Tshidi said on November 7, 2012
    Hi, i am the sales and marketing personnel for Celebration Cakes & Events Management which is based in Botswana, we basically hire out Tents, Chairs, cutlery, glassware, we do decor for all events including themed decorations, we hire out Wedding gowns, we do Customized cakes for weddings and birthdays the list is endless, so if you want your special day to be hassle free and extraordinary/in need of our services contact me Tshidi on +267 71541878.
  • Phuti said on November 14, 2012
    @Tshidi, please send me your email address to phuti.mothupi@gmail.com, thanks. I may need your services.
  • Phuti said on November 14, 2012
    Hi anyone in the event rental business please give me your details. thanks.
  • Motlhanka Judah Moremedi said on November 19, 2012
    I live in Lobatse, Botswana and I want to start a tent and chair rental business. I am struggling with writing a business plan. Please help me with a sample plan or notes. Thanks
  • Nthabi beginner adviser said on November 19, 2012
    I am running a Decor/ catering rental business in South-Africa, Johannesburg Eastrand and would advice anyone interested in the business to go for it. You just need to make a once-off capital investment to buy equipment and money will start rolling wire wire. We also have business packages on sale to make your life easy and get all you need in one basket if you are starting. We have kids party packages + adult packages that comes with an ongoing support should you need advise along the way. You can e-mail us on info@nthabigp.co.za for more info and prices/ packages. Good-luck

    info@nthabigp.co.za || Consultant

  • obakeng marapo said on November 20, 2012
    i live in botswana and i want to buy tent and chairs for weeding n parties please help me where to get them at affordable price
  • oupha jotia said on November 21, 2012
    I live in Botswana i want to know where i can buy 9m*18m wedding tent at affordable price? Please help
  • Nthabi beginner adviser said on November 22, 2012
    @oupha jotia, Obakeng and everyone will you please forward us your e-mail addresses so we can prepare quotations for you for the equipment you need, please be detail as to the size, colour, quantity etc. We have everything you might need for the business that caters for adults and kids functions ( Tablecloths, chaircovers, draping material, cutlery, food warmers, jumping castles, kids + adult chairs, tables including the foldable ones that everyone like these days especially if you will be running the business from home as they fold in half when they are not in use saving you space and more items.

    info@nthabigp.co.za || Consultant

  • Nthabi beginner adviser said on November 24, 2012
    @maloiso, we are a Jhb based supplier of catering/decor equipment + linen, please forward us your e-mail address so we can send you a quote on what you need. 

    info@nthabigp.co.za || Consultant

  • kobby a. maloiso said on November 26, 2012
    @Nthabi, those are my contact, i want a quote for tent with a holding capacity of 150 people, 10 tables, 150 chairs, draping for the tent and table and chair cloths. i want them very quickly if you can. thanx for bin in tough
  • Elizabeth Nyamanhindi said on November 27, 2012
    I stay in Mutare, Zimbabwe and would like to find out about events equipment such as tents, jumping castles, tables, chairs and all deco, i am asking for you to kindly send me your quotations as i want to start the business asap, please do send your address as well,thank you
  • Fidilia said on December 11, 2012
    My name is Fidilia from the north west province, I want to start a rental business tents, chairs, tables, pots and stoves for weddings, funerals and parties. I don't know where or how to start and if so how much to budget for a starter can you please assist me. Thanks in advance.
  • Patrick Chesa said on December 20, 2012
    I'm Patrick Chesa from Mutare Zimbabwe. I'm in the process of preparing a Business plan for a Tent Rental business. Please can anyone help me with quotations for the following: 40"*120" white wedding frame tent, 250 chairs, 30 round tables, stage, dance floor and deco. Here is my email address:pchesah@gmail.com
  • refilwe said on December 21, 2012
    Hi I'm 25 yrs also want to start a business in renting tables, chairs and tents I got some capital to start but I want to know where to buy the materials cheap and how to charge my clients
  • phina said on December 29, 2012
    hi, i want to start a rental company, tent, chairs, jumping castle. where do i start and where can i get a quote?
  • Dumisani said on January 10, 2013
    I WANT TO START A TENT HIRING BUSINESS AND I NEED SOME ASSISTANCE
  • kefilwe modise said on January 11, 2013
    I'm Kefilwe Modise from Botswana I want a wedding catering business I need a supplier for a white wedding tent, 300 guests ,tables and other stuff, anyone help email kefilwemodise@yahoo.com
  • mapule makatini said on January 28, 2013
    I want to start a tent and chair hiring business and I need some assistance
  • Carol said on January 30, 2013
    I stay in Mutare, Zimbabwe, i want to start a tent hiring business and i need all information possible that can help me start this business, thank you
  • farai said on January 30, 2013
    I am in Gauteng want 2 start tent business I am already with a partner and we already rise capital 2 start the business, now we don't know where to buy equipments pliz help
  • mamo said on February 7, 2013
    Hi, i would like advise and information how to start a business. I reside in modimolle. regards, mamo
  • Thimo said on February 8, 2013
    Starting a Tent, table and Chair rental business is very challenging and feasibility study must be done on that!
  • Tshenolo said on February 8, 2013
    Thankx @nthabi for your advice. @Dintwe i don't know ka support but i need to get into this business but i don't have experience in this field and i want to start from somewhere..dnt u hv space for me to join your team??reply at janetkef@yahoo.com
  • Joyce said on February 11, 2013
    hi i would like to start a table, tent, chair, cutlerry, jumping castle business in Botswana where can i find the suppliers.
  • Neo said on February 12, 2013
    hi, i would like to start a jumping castle, chairs and tables for kids business in Botswana and i need information on where to get them at an affordable price, probably in the North West
  • Chipo said on February 16, 2013
    i am from Harare, Zimbabwe and i want to start this business of renting chairs, jumping castles,tables and tents. so i dont know we want to buy these items at a reasonable prize i need this as soon as possible.
  • Tshediso said on February 16, 2013
    HI! MY PARTNER ANDI WANT TO START THIS KIND OF BUSINESS BUT DONT KNOW WHERE TO START OR WHERE TO GET THE BEST PRICES PLEASE FORWARD ME QUOTATIONS FOR TENTS AND CHAIRS, JUMPING CASTLES, GAS STOVES AND ROUND TABLES.
  • funeka said on February 19, 2013
    Hi guys, me and my partner have already started with the ideas of opening our business. But we don't know how to advertising it? Pls help. My email address is funekaqupha@gmail.com
  • luckie said on February 26, 2013
    I'm in Port Elizabeth south Africa, where can i buy the tent n chairs
  • donald said on March 10, 2013
    hi this is donald from botswana ,could you send me the quotations for wedding tents, chairs and tables please to the following email address dtshotlego@yahoo.com , serious buyer. Thank you
  • Antoinette said on March 12, 2013
    Hi my name is Antoinette and I recently stated with my business. I hire out tents, chairs etc. I only have 2 tents and 50 chairs. I was hoping to get a sponsor. Can you please, please help me. I have the passion for what I'm doing. I need several things to really get my business rolling. I'm asking in Gods name. Please. God bless.
  • steven said on March 14, 2013
    hello my name is Steven i would like to know if you do sale Tent and i will like to know the cost of one so i will processed with the ordering and i want to know if you do accept create card payment i hope to here from you soon. Regards Steven
  • Thata said on March 20, 2013
    This is the right web, I am in Maun Botswana, I am interested in this kind of business, I am a young lady ,who want to start, I want to know the strategy that one would use to make her product more attractive compared to what is offered by other competitors, interms of , pricing, product features/attributes, Distribution, promotional strategy, and also what are the weakness, threads , strength and opportunity of tents hire and deco business...
  • Amanda said on March 25, 2013
    Hi, I am from Namibia and want to start a renting business with tents, chairs, tables, linen for chairs and tables as well as eating utensils for 200 people. Also for children parties with same as adults but jumping castles 2ext.max 40 kids. We need a quote for these articles. Thanks.
  • T'BOSE said on March 26, 2013
    I'M A CHAP FROM BOTSWANA AND I HAVE A HIGH INTEREST IN STARTING A TENT & CHAIR RENTAL AT A RURAL AREA. I NEED AN INSIGHT ON THE BUSINESS PLAN FOR THE AFOREMENTIONED BUSINESS. PLEASE HELP
  • ade said on April 3, 2013
    Hi we are in the UK and am looking to starting a Marqee hire business in Botswana Gaborone or Ganzi. We have a number of questions can you help. Firstly we have access to good quality secondhand Marqees here or are they just a s cheap in Botswana? Can you please give example prices? What rates do people charge, anything else you might suggest? Thanks, Ade
  • balraj singh said on April 9, 2013
    dear sir i am in haryana india and i want to start our own business in tent house can you tell me about this. what i purchase and where plz.. tell me sir
  • Lapologang Mazwiduma said on April 13, 2013
    Hi, I am from Botswana and I want to start a renting business dealing with tents, chairs, tables, linen for chairs and tables and jumping castles 2ext.max 40 kids. i need a quote for all the above articles. thank you.
  • Jabu said on April 17, 2013
    I really need help ASAP, I have the capital to start this business, n since long time I'v been dreaming of such a business, but I don't know how to start. I'm @ S.A around P.T.A
  • EGNAT ZIROMBA said on May 10, 2013
    I stay in Harare, Zimbabwe and would like to find out about events equipment such as tents, tables and chairs i am asking for you to kindly send me your quotations from zimbabwean shops as i want to start the business asap, please do send your address as well,thank you
  • Raymond Mbem said on May 12, 2013
    Hi, I wanna start a hiring and catering business but don't know where to start. I have a lot of experience in sales and marketing but I need enormous guidance to start the business. I'm in Cape Town, Gugulethu. If u can help me,please send me all that I need to know and I would really appreciate it if u can keep in contact with me for guidance. Thanks.
  • Sibongile said on May 13, 2013
    I want to start a tent and chair business hiring but I don't know where to start. Silwer pots will also be important for this business, but should be more for funerals. This big tents for VIP's and for ordinary people. I stay in Upington in the Nothern Cape. I will really appreciate it very much if you can guide me and give me more tips on marketing my business, maybe later I will also rent stoves which cook silwer pots. Thanks please keep in touch.
  • dolly said on May 15, 2013
    i am in molepolole and want to start a tent hiring business. please send me the quotation
  • dolly said on May 15, 2013
    i am in molepolole, botswana and want to start a tent hiring business. i need the quotation for tent, chairs, tables, cudlery, table cloths
  • elizabeth maseko said on May 22, 2013
    Hi. My son wants to start business for tent, chairs and tables hiring, for funerals and weddings, He does not know where to buy this things. please I will be happy if u can advice and give him more tips. if its possible sent me quote of 200 chairs, 3 tents for 100 people and 10 tables. Please keep in touch we really need your help. Thank you!
  • lesy said on May 22, 2013
    Marondera in Zimbabwe that's were I live, please assist me with average purchase prices for a single chair; table and wedding tent. Thank you
  • Leatile Serumola said on May 29, 2013
    hi um from botswana ,could you send me the quotations for wedding tents that can accommodate 300 people, chairs and tables please to the following email address sleatile@yahoo.com
  • lehlohonolo said on June 4, 2013
    I stay in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa. Me and my dad want to start tents, chairs, tables, pots and stove rental business. can you please send me the quotation and where to get them please.
  • Naledi Sedisa said on June 4, 2013
    I want to start tents, chair and jumping castle for kids parties am not sure where to get the necessary equipment please help me
  • zukiswa vika said on June 9, 2013
    Hi I stay in Alberton, Johannesburg, South Africa. I'm interested in starting events decor, tents and chair hire. Where can I get second hand tents and chairs in Johannesburg? Please help.
  • dolly said on June 22, 2013
    HI I STAY IN JHB, EASTRAND. I'M INTERESTED IN STARTING EVENTS DECOR/CATERING, HIRING TENTS, CHAIRS, JUMPING CASTLE FOR KIDS AND GAS STOVES. I NEED INFORMATION ON HOW TO START.
  • Charlene said on June 25, 2013
    Would like to start a business 4 tent and chair hire. i here e items are cheap in joburg SA. please help with were i can get cheap prices. name of shops, prices and phone numbers and emails. i am 25 years in bulawayo, zimbabwe
  • caleb said on July 2, 2013
    Hello there, I want to start a tent and chairs hiring business I stay in kwaMhlanga, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Regards, Caleb
  • Luruli Robert said on July 4, 2013
    I want to start a Tent, chairs and catering business in Limpopo Province dont know were to start but i'm definitely interested
  • iya oluwaseyi said on July 10, 2013
    I need template of writing my business name on my tent. i have a catering service and I do event all over BC, Canada. can you please help me. thanks
  • mpho said on July 19, 2013
    I want to start my own business so what can i do plz help me
  • Nomfanelo Makhalemele said on August 3, 2013
    I stay in Johannesburg South Africa I want to start a decor, tent and chair rental. I want to study draping and flower arrangement, anyone who has information plz recommend an affordable school that offers this part time.
  • francinah said on August 4, 2013
    Hie i'm living in botswana in a village called tsetsebjwe, i'm interested in starting a business of tents rental and chairs can anyone please provide me with a quotation of all what i need chairs , tents, linen, etc
  • gomolemo malebye said on August 13, 2013
    Hi I'm staying in Tsabong Botswana looking to start a kids events planning business.where do I start, what equipments ill need and where can I get such at a cheaper price! I need children party chairs(20) and tables(6) for a start. what else can I do to realize my dream?
  • Botsi said on August 17, 2013
    I want to start the wedding tents and chair rental business in Botswana,,where can i get those cheapest tents
  • grace said on August 19, 2013
    hi I am in Zambia. I want to start a wedding chair and tent business. Where can I get the tents and chairs from at reasonable prices?
  • Given said on August 30, 2013
    Hi, i am given, in JHB south Africa, wishing to start business of tents and chairs for funeral and weddings, welling to have advise and place to buy material and prices
  • rose said on September 6, 2013
    Hi, m into kiddies catering business so I want to know where to get kiddies chairs, tables, jumping castles @ a reasonable price. M in Botswana, Ramotswa.
  • kebonye motshwana said on September 16, 2013
    hi, um kebonye, i wish to start a wedding catering business but i dont know how to start it and how much to budget for a starter. i really need your help.
  • Renathe said on September 17, 2013
    Hi, i want to start a tent and chairs rental business for funerals and weddings. need your advice have a starting capital. how can i start and where can i buy the materials i'm in Namibia, Rundu. P.O Box 2472 Rundu.
  • nomhle said on September 19, 2013
    I am from Gauteng and I want to start a renting business dealing with tents, chairs, tables, linen for chairs and tables and jumping castles 2ext.max 40 kids. i need a quote for all the above articles. thank you.
  • maximus kimeu said on October 15, 2013
    I from Nairobi and aspiring to start a tent, chairs tables, and also venture into the decoration business for weddings forum meetings and children events kindly advice on how i can purchase and especially how to choose well priced but quality materials. I am in Nairobi kenya
  • Ms shikongo said on October 17, 2013
    Halo, your advice on the rental business made me, a strong women to enter an rental business. i can say it again, I'm smiling n when I start with this business. i will keep on shinning, like a diamond in the sky!
  • micheal said on November 10, 2013
    Dear sir/madam I am micheal from entebbe uganda need your advise on how to start a wedding tents, chair and its tables business and a business plan just to direct me on how it is to be conducted initially. your possible assistance will be highly granted. thanx in advance
  • Tania said on November 14, 2013
    Hie, i would like to start tent and chair rental business, i would like to know where to find affordable tents and chairs in gauteng, pliz email me at mbambotania@gmail.com or watsapp me on 0810771205
  • Londiwe Mazibuko said on November 21, 2013
    Hi, I am looking to start a similar business of hiring functions equipment. from tents to chair covers. Please furnish me with the details and probably quotations of whats on offer and where about in South Africa. Londiwe 0729679390 /LondzieM@gmail.com

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