Vendor Vail Wednesdays: Classic Party Rentals of VA

Today is a big day for me at Honeydew Events!  Today is the first of the new weekly series called Vendor Vail Wednesdays spotlighting Event Professionals in the Richmond and surrounding areas.  These talented businesses and individuals are the driving force behind your memorable parties, events and weddings in the area, so we have to give them some love!

I am so lucky to have the support of the wonderful people behind the scenes at Classic Party Rentals of VA to help me kick off the FIRST Vendor Vail Wednesday post!  Read through their feature and follow the entry instructions because they will be giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to one lucky fan!!  This contest will start as soon as this post goes live and end Tuesday, September 13th at midnight.  So here is some information on the professionals over at Classic Party Rentals of VA.

We are commonly confused with Classic Party Rentals, which is nationally owned.  Please note:  we are a privately owned company and are not affiliated with the national company (though it is a great company, too), hence the reason we have “VA” as part of our  name.  Ok, so now that that’s out of the way, I can tell you how it all began.

Classic Party Rentals of VA has been providing quality rental equipment since 1997 in the Richmond and surrounding areas.  The company was started by Jim Whittleton with very little inventory and small storage pods.  Once Jim realized the business was taking off, but needed some additional hands, he then brought on Nina Whittleton.  They both co-own the largely growing company now.  The way they tell the story, Jim wanted Nina to go out and get some “big fish” so they could really get the company rolling……well, Jim says she did that alright……she went out and got the biggest fish she could find…..a very well-known caterer (who will remain nameless) and this caterer told them flat out…”if you want us to do business with you, you need to get at least 3000 pieces of china settings, flatware and glassware”.  True story, by the way.  Upon leaving the meeting, they quickly had to figure out where they would find those items as well as where in the world were they going to store it????  Needless to say, they opened up  a small warehouse and here we are today……

Today, we own thousands of chairs in many styles,  hundreds of tables in different sizes, linens in over 60 colors, fabrics and styles, thousands of China pieces in several patterns, thousands of flatware in different patterns, grills/ovens, serving pieces….the list goes on and on.  If you walked in to our warehouse, you would be completely surprised.  Come on, I dare you to come visit…..

Angela Smith, Director of Bridal Services

Here is a beautiful tablescape from an earlier event using Classic’s linens, chairs and tables

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A beautiful country-set ceremony

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The newlywed’s first dance on Classic’s parquet Dance Floor

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If you are in need of anything to help throw a party, event or wedding, I would be surprised if Classic Party Rentals of VA did not have something for you.  Their linen closet is my personal playground, and the wonderful people who help run the warehouse only indulge my playfulness by helping me put together color combinations and decide on fabric prints and choices.  Besides their large selection of items, the biggest reason I love to work with Classic Party Rentals of VA is because of their knowledgable staff and excellent customer service.  I have never been greeted with less than a smile and a hug and prompt service.  Thank you everyone at Classic for your hard work and dedication to partying!

Classic Party Rentals of VA has been featured in Virginia Bride Magazine, Richmond Weddings Magazine and Premier Bride Magazine as well as in countless numbers of published parties and weddings {including one of Honeydew Events’ published parties!}

Located at 9313 Burge Avenue, Richmond, VA 23237.  Minutes from Southside Richmond or Downtown Richmond via I-95.

Contact them at 804.743.7980

This week’s giveaway courtesy of Classic Party Rentals of VA!!!

ONE lucky fan will win a $50 gift certificate towards rentals at the South Side location

Rules for entry, up to 5 entries per person!

Subscribe to Honeydew Events blog and leave a comment below stating that you have done so

Subscribe to Classic Party Rentals of VA’s blog via RSS feed here  and leave a comment below stating so

“Like” Honeydew Events on facebook here and leave a comment below stating you’ve done so

“Like” Classic Party Rentals of VA on facebook here and leave a comment below stating you’ve done so

This is a 2 in 1- Follow Classic Party Rentals of VA @CPRofVA and Honeydew Events @HoneydewEvents on Twitter for your final entry, and take a guess- leave a comment below stating you’ve done so!

The winner will be notified at the end of next week with instructions on how to claim their prize.

Come back next week as Sweet Spot Candy Shop will be featured on Vendor Vail Wednesdays with a VERY yummy giveaway!