Party Rentals

Charnecke Tents, Inc. has a large selection of tents and party supplies available for rent.

We cater to all sizes of events that include picnics, weddings, fairs, corporate events, and parties and we service the entire state of Wisconsin. We have been in business since 1929 and our quality of products and service is second to none.

best combination of price and service of any vendor in their industry - Tony N.

five stars

fortunate to partner with Charnecke tent rentals for over 25 years - Jim Doornek

five stars

The staff at Charnecke Tents were so extremely helpful and everything came together perfectly from start to finish! - Marsha V.

five stars

Charnecke Tents has been our tent and equipment supplier for over 16 years - Al Basset

five stars

Our Rentals

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Tent Rentals

Charnecke Tents, Inc. has a large selection of tents and party supplies available for rent. We cater to all sizes of events that include picnics, weddings, fairs, corporate events, and parties and we service the entire state of Wisconsin. We have been in business since 1929 and our quality of products and service is second to none.
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Tent Liners, Swag & Drape Rentals

Tent liners or swags give an elegant look to any special occasion. Tent liners are available for rental with any 40′ wide tent. Pole covers can be used with or without a tent liner. Please call for information.
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Band Shell Rentals

The Band Shell is a perfect venue for bands and performers. It keeps the performers and equipment covered from the elements while projecting the sound into the crowd. The Band Shell will accommodate a 24’D x 36’W stage and overall is 44’D x 53”W with the tallest point being 24’ High. Please call for more information.
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Chair & Cover Rentals

Charnecke Tents rents both white and brown chairs, and chair covers to match the decor of your event.
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Lighting Rentals

Charnecke Tents offers 3 kinds of lighting options to our rental customers: attractive chandelier lights, decorative colored lights, or standard white up lights.
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Dance Floor Rentals

Step it up with a dance floor rental from Charnecke Tents. Ideal for weddings, and lively parties. Sturdy wood finished dance floor comes in 4 ft. x 4 ft. sections with a standard rental of 20 ft. x 24 ft. Estimate the sizing of your dance floor figuring approximately 4 sq. ft. per person.

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Stage Rentals

Add some height to your band area, speaker’s dais, or table of honor with stage sections from Charnecke Tents. We rent aluminum 4′ x 4′ stage sections that are sturdy and lightweight. They come in heights of 24″ or 32″ with matching stair sections with hand rails for easy access.
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Bar Rentals

Add a convenient beverage service area to your special event with a rental bar from Charnecke Tents. We rent bar sections in 8 ft. lengths that can be adjoined in combination to serve your needs. Each section measures 8 ft. in length and is 24 inches deep; it features a brushed pewter top, plus front & side enclosures.
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Table Rentals

Charnecke Tents rents a variety of tables for your special event. We have tables for seated dining, and cocktail tables work well around our bar sections.

  • 8 ft. table
  • 6 ft. table
  • 60 inch round table
  • 36 inch cocktail table (42 inch height)

Event Planner – Tent Capacity

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Multiply the number of guests by the recommended square footage per person. This will give you the total square footage necessary. Add recommended additional allowances for head tables, buffet areas, bars, or dance floors. Keep in mind that every event is different and the exact size of the tent will be determined by your personal needs and preferences.

# of guests x sq.ft. per person + space for head tables, buffet tables, stages, bars, dance floors, band/DJ, etc. = total square footage for the event. Add a little extra for overflow.

The Tent Size table on this page is based on calculations using the formula above, but does not include additional allowances for dance floor, bars, buffet area, band, head table, speaker podium, etc.

Tent Size Chart
Tent Size Square Footage # People
Theater & Standing
# People
Buffet Dinner
# People
Sit Down Dinner
15 x 15 225 45
20 x 20 400 80 40-48 32
20 x 30 600 120 56-64 48
20 x 40 800 160 72-80 64
20′ Mids for 20′ Tent 400 80 16-24 16
30 x 30 900 180 72-80 64
30 x 45 1350 270 108-116 100
30 x 50 1500 300 120-128 112
30 x 60 1800 360 144-152 136
15′ Mids for 30′ Tent 450 90 36-44 36
20′ Mids for 30′ Tent 600 120 48-56 48
40 x 40 1600 320 160 136
40 x 60 2400 480 280 160
40 x 80 3200 640 360 232
40 x 100 4000 800 440 304
20′ Mids for 40′ Tent 800 160 80 72
60 x 60 3600 720 392 248
60 x 80 4800 960 504 344
60 x 100 6000 1200 672 440
20 ‘ Mids for 60’ Tent 1200 240 168 96
80 x 80 6400 1280 720 456
80 x 100 8000 1600 880 568
80 x 120 9600 1920 1120 680
20′ Mids for 80′ Tent 1600 320 160 112
Tent Size Chart

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Cocktail Parties & Receptions

Standing Only: 8 sq. ft. per person

Partial Seating: 10 sq. ft. per person

Dinner and Banquet Seating

8′ Rectangular Tables: 12 sq. ft. per person

60″ Round Tables: 15 sq. ft. per person

Classroom or Theater Seating

Chairs in Rows: 8 sq. ft. per person

Tables & Chairs in Rows: 10 sq. ft. per person

Additional Allowances

Dance Floor (per person): 4 sq. ft. per person

Bar Area (per bar): 100 sq. ft.

Buffet Area (per table): 100 sq. ft.

Band (per band member): 15 sq. ft.

DJ: 50 sq. ft

Head Table (per person): 15 sq. ft.

Speaker/Podium Area: 15 sq. ft.

Testimonials

best combination of price and service of any vendor in their industry

five stars

“I met Ken Charnecke back in 1990 when I started volunteering with Greendale’s Village Days Festival. They just seemed to have the best combination of price and service of any vendor in their industry. So, we took a chance on them. Boy, has it been a great relationship! Over the years, as our humble little festival has grown, Charnecke has been there for us and would could not be happier. In 2015, they designed a us Band Shell on our request and that changed the face of our festival. We get a lot of compliments on it. 2020 will mark 30 years of my involvement with Village Days and also 30 year working with Charnecke! Thanks Jenny for taking over for Ken and doing such a great job for us!”

Tony Novinska
VP Greendale Entertainment Association
Village Days Co-Chair.
Greendale, WI

fortunate to partner with Charnecke tent rentals for over 25 years

five stars

“Our Lions club has been fortunate to partner with Charnecke tent rentals for over 25 years. As an organizer of our Thiensville-Mequon Lions annual June festival, I can attest that the quality and service is excellent, and that Jenny, Ken, Jay and all the folks at Charnecke are a pleasure to work with. Our fest site is prone to flooding, and there have been many times where they have gone above and beyond with last-minute changes to accommodate our needs. Just recently, I worked directly with Jenny on the custom design of some side curtains to enclose our park pavilion.”

Jim Doornek
Thiensville-Mequon Lions Club
Thiensville-Mequon, WI

EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND EVERYTHING CAME TOGETHER PERFECTLY FROM START TO FINISH

five stars

“As a wedding planner, I had the privilege of working with Charnecke Tents. My clients rented a tent, tent liner with colored lighting (which I highly recommend), chandeliers, tables, chairs, bar and dance floor. It was one of the largest outdoor wedding events that I have ever planned. The staff at Charnecke Tents were so extremely helpful and everything came together perfectly from start to finish! They provided quick estimates for all the rental equipment and quickly answered any questions that I needed throughout the months of planning. At the time of the event, the service staff was super knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend Charnecke Tents for your next event. You will not be disappointed!”

Marsha VanArk, Lead Wedding Planner & Owner
Distinctly Yours Wedding & Events, LLC
Stevens Point, WI

Charnecke Tents has been our tent and equipment supplier for over 16 years

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“Charnecke Tents has been our tent and equipment supplier for over 16 years and has always done an excellent job. On time setup, clean tents and great accessories like stages and bar. They have provide great service and are very dependable.”

Allan Bassett
South Milwaukee Lions Festival Chairman
South Milwaukee, WI