Where Can I Rent That?

get the party going with a little help from experts

Maddy Mortimer, photos by Andrea Paulseth

sweet legacy vintage
Sweet Legacy Vintage

It’s time to party! Whether you’re an attendee or a party planner for your home or office, party time means busting out the festive shrubbery, glitter, games, and all sorts of fun stuff. Whether you’re short a place setting, a table, or a table runner, these local businesses are ready to help you put together the best shindig since summer.

Briggs Tent & Party Rental

Briggs Tent & Party Rental (3350 Horlacher Lane, Eau Claire) provides tents, tables, chairs, lighting, and linen decoration for events. They accommodate all sizes of events, from 30 to 500 guests. During the holiday season, they mostly provide tables, chairs, and decoration for indoor venues. According to Roger Briggs, owner and president of Briggs Tent & Party Rental, the business goes above the typical rental work and work personally with their clients. They work hard to meet the needs of their clients and match them with the look they are after.

For more information, visit briggstent.com.

50-50 Factory Outlet

50-50 Factory Outlet (3315 State Road 93, Eau Claire) is a party store that has just about anything, from party planning to wedding planning to houseware items. This store is the definition of variety. It has a little bit of everything, and it is always changing. Gingerbread themed items will soon be available for the holiday season. Other popular items for Christmastime are nature-themed, with birds and flannel patterns giving them a cozy winter feel. They’re also a hot spot for inexpensive holiday and greeting cards.

According to Lisa Michalek, the store’s operations manager, it is rare to go to 50-50 Factory Outlet and not find what you want. They are a small location and because of that, they are able to offer one-on-one assistance. Michalek takes pride in their personalized service. 

Michalek said that her favorite part of the store is the balloons: “There is nothing that puts a smile on someone’s face like a bouquet of balloons!” she said.

For more information, go to 5050factoryoutlet.com.

Sweet Legacy

Sweet Legacy Vintage (3031 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire) has thousands of unique items available to rent for a variety of events and parties. They have everything from mismatched tables and chairs, to repurposed shelves, vintage tableware, and unique decor. 

In addition to items for rent, they also have a small venue to host events, Alta Viola’s House, which is built from architectural pieces from a house in the Third Ward. The venue is dedicated to owner Tammy Hurt’s grandmother, who sparked the family’s love for vintage decor. Their vintage and trendy style gives a warm and inviting feel to the space. Sweet Legacy hosts many events, including bridal showers, graduation parties, corporate events and more.

For more information, visit sweetlegacy.net.

A-1 Rentals

A-1 Express Rental (2515 Mall Drive, Eau Claire) offers items to rent for parties, weddings and all kinds of gatherings – and, if your plans are more concrete (pardon the pun) they even rent construction equipment! 

While A-1 rents out party necessities such as tents, tables, and chairs, they also offer chocolate fountains, coffee urns, serving dishes, and even grills to make sure your guests are well fed!

For more information, visit a1expressrental.com or call (715) 834-2727.