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Lots of Linens

Posted 6/26/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

After many, many hours of counting and sorting, the 2017 Linen inventory is in. Our linen selection continues to grow at an aggressive pace, and we felt like it was time to see just how much. So we got out our calculators and added it all up. If you laid all of our linens end to end, we currently have 185 linear MILES of linen... and counting! We'd like to claim that we have the largest privately held linen collection in the United States. As far as our research goes, given our selection of colors, sizes and custom pieces and depth of inventory, we're pretty confident in this statement. If someone else has a claim to the contrary, we'd be happy to accept the challenge!!

This guy, Cesar Narez, is our Laundry Manager / Linen  Superhero. He and his staff keep all those linens clean, pressed and accessible for customers. Although we may ask you to wait a few minutes for us to pull your last minute linen order, given the sheer size of what we store, this is an incredible feat. 

       

And while our delivery radius customers may be able to come into the showroom to experience the what each and every linen looks like, we're working hard to make our online inventory just as easy to navigate. All of our linen items are available for shipping nationwide! We have hundreds of exclusive and unique styles as well as huge quantities of popular favorites available. Even better, this year we reduced pricing on almost our entire inventory, making our linen selection one of the most competitively priced available as well! You can learn more in this related post "Save more Green."    

Whatever your needs, style or budget, we're sure we've got the right linen for you! If you need help deciding, our friendly rental consultants would love to suggest some great options! They are available in person or by phone Monday through Friday from 9:00 - 5:30 CST.

                                   


Editorial Feature: InTents Magazine

Posted 6/9/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

We're honored to be featured in this months issue of InTents Magazine. This industry publication is a great resource for tent companies around the world. Reading InTents is a part of the continual investment in education and awareness of cutting edge products and techniques at Marianne's Rentals. Ultimately that keeps our customers safe and happy with their tent rentals! So of course, we were a little bit giggly over the honor of having a featured article written about our company! The article highlights not only our tent inventory but also how we are committed to providing our customers with service and selection in all areas of rentals. You can check it out HERE. Thanks InTents Magazine!


Congratulations Brandi!

Posted 5/23/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

   

We are proud to announce that Brandi Herrell has added her Certified Event Rental Professional accreditation to her already long list of contributions and accomplishments here at Marianne's Rentals.  The C.E.R.P. program is a nationally recognized industry training and certification program provided by the American Rental Association. Marianne's Rentals is proud to employ Certified Event Rental Professionals and offer this training to our loyal employees as part of our commitment to safety and service to you!

Since 2009, Brandi has been using her sharp skills and creativity to help our customers with their rental needs. We thought it fitting that when asked about one of her favorite events, she referenced this unique New Year's Eve wedding designed by Sue and Lou Events. It was quite the celebration and is a great representation of some of the beautiful work she has done for us!

Over the last year, Brandi has transitioned into a new position as our Inventory Control Officer.  She interfaces with both department managers and the sales team to ensure that our over half a million products in 7 warehouses is accurately managed and available for you online! This behind the scenes work is crucial to our continued growth and success and has reaped immediate benefits for us. She still continues to serve many of her loyal customers as well, so you can still ask for her in the showroom!

[Image credits] Headshot: Laske Images | Event: Randy Coleman Photography


Save more Green: New Lower Linen Prices

Posted 3/10/2017 by Mariannes Rentals

We've been working hard to crunch the numbers and are excited to announce that we've lowered linen prices across hundreds of popular styles and colors of our beautiful custom linens! Marianne's Rentals has one of the largest linen collections in the nation and is making some of our most popular selections even more attractove with improved pricing across every size and style!  

There has never been a better time to consider renting linens for your wedding or next special event. Did you know there are over 1,200 tablecloth selections to choose from? With more than half of them featuring prices lowered by 15%-30% the choices are virtually endless. Below are some favorite tablescapes, all featuring linens with new lower prices!

Featuring Sparkling Ivory Linen 

Image: Holli B Photography | Event Designer: Leslie Herring Events

Featuring Shantung Cornflower Linen

 Image: Magnolia Adams | Designer: Blair Sims Events

Featuring Polyester Dark Grey Linens

Image: Anna Lee Media | Designer: Aisle Be With You


We Heart Draping: February Anniversary Promotion

Posted 2/1/2016 by Mariannes Rentals

Marianne's continues our 30th Anniversary celebration by thanking our customers with another great promotion in February. This month only, when you rent any size pipe kit, get premium draping upgrades at 50% off! We have glitter, velvet, chiffon, sequins, taffeta and more in a variety of colors.

Renting a Pipe & Drape setup may not sound very fancy, but it's your go-to product for room transformations. Whether you need to hide an ugly wall or create a dramatic backdrop, the options are endless! Although Pipe & Drape is very practical, when you put a pretty panel on it, things really start to happen. Marianne's is proud to offer our customers the most extensive inventory of premium panels in the state. We can set up 10' behind your cake table for a picture perfect backdrop, create partitions, or completely cover an entire room from floor to ceiling. 

Pipe & Drape is easy to set up yourself for the DIY event, but when you secure our delivery services, we'll set it up too!  Make an appointment to stop by the showroom and see some examples of the many options available.  But hurry, this offer is available on in stock panels upgrades only and will end February 29th!


Big Year, Big News!

Posted 1/6/2016 by Mariannes Rentals

We are happy to announce that Innovative Event Solutions is now a division of the Marianne's Rentals for Special Events family. The great staff, products and service IES brings to our company are the perfect compliment to Marianne's comprehensive offering of unique and quality rentals for special events.  Their lighting experts are ready to "light up your night!" Come discover why Marianne's Rentals for Special Events is so special!

No less exciting, this year we are celebrating 30 years of being a part of our community's special events. As a thank you to our loyal customers and welcome to our new ones, we are planning an unprecidented year of promotions designed to benefit you and give you an opportunity to make your events even more spectacular!  We are booking appointments in the showroom daily for rental consutations, and now lighting too!

 Image: Ely Fair Photography | Styling & Florals: Emerson Events | Rentals: Marianne's Rentals for Special Events | Lighting: Innovative Event Solutions

 


The Linen Runway Show

Posted 12/16/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

 

   Join us April 7th, 2015 for the 5th Annual Linen Runway Show

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

PRESENTING SPONSORS

Marianne's Rentals for Special Events, Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, Innovative Event Solutions,

TRAINA PhotographyVon Wedding Films


 The Linen Runway Show began in 2010 as entertainment for the 25th Anniversary celebration of Marianne’s Rentals for Special Events. With friends and customers as models on a runway in one of the company’s eight warehouses, what started as an offhanded comment became the talk of the town and begged to be repeated! While the event has always supported a local charity, in 2013, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals became the official charity of the event. In 2014, the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant was added as an advocate and co-beneficiary of the event.  Patients of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and their siblings walk the runway with Miss Oklahoma Contestants in a Miracle parade with guests giving a standing ovation. 

 
 
 
Using fashion as inspiration, the show gowns are created out of only tablecloths, runners, and chair ties that are tucked, tied, taped and pinned.  One runway model is crowned Miss Oklahoma Tabletop! In 2014, The Linen Runway Show boasted more than 300 guests and $12,000 raised for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship pageant from ticket sales, raffle items and donations. The 2015 show will celebrate its 5th Anniversary at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.   

BUY YOUR TICKET HERE!

There will be a raffle and silent auction! 

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

Thunder Team Signed Ball in Case (2014/2015)


 

Johnnies Family of 4 Pass for a Dinner a Month for 1 year


 

Girl's Birthday Party

Paper-n-More Gift Basket

Gymboree for 20

Cupcakes


 

Boy's Birthday Party

Paper -n-More Gift Basket

R2D2


 

Stockyard's Package

Cattleman's Dinner for 4

$100 from Langston's

4 tickets to National Western Heritage Museum

4 tickets to Opry


 

Waterford Room Package

Basket Includes: Bellini's $50 gift certificate, wine, Red Bud t-shirts and more


 

Round of Golf for 4 at the Greens

Basket includes: caps, misc.


 

Dine Around Town

Pearls $100 gift certificate

Nomad $50 gift certificate

Cousin's $50 gift certificate


 

Northpark SHopping Extravaganza

Nancy's at Northpark $100 gift certificate

Haggard's $100 gift certificate

Cheever FLoral $35 gift certificate

Norwalk $100 gift certificate and lamp


 

Heme's scarf & tie tie  and perfume/cologne


 

Signed Graham Colton guitar and watching Graham at recording studio


 

2 ($50) Bottles of Wine from Sam's and Wine Butler

Gils $100 gift certificate

CK & Company $100 gift certificate

No Regrets Personalized Lucite Tray

Olive & Co. goodie basket

 

RAFFLE ITEMS

2 Thunder Tickets

Thunder Ticket (2 club level at game TBD in 2015/16 season)

Thunder Wear from Take Out Treasures


 

2 OU Football Tickets

OU Football Tickets (2 Tickets for 2015 Home Season Opener)

OU gifts (including OU napkins, Salt/Pepper shaker), His & Her Jackets)


 

OSU Baseball Tickets

OSU vs Baylor Baseball 4 Tickets - Sunday, APril 19th @ 1 pm

OSU gifts


 

Reading and Eating

See by Nite Glasses

Books

$25 gift certificate from Full Circle

Lunch for 2 from Metro ($50 value)


 

La Baguette Brunch for 6

La Baguette Brunch for 6 (includes entrees & desserts - no alcohol)

Eiffel Tower & Baguettes

French Cook Book


 

Dine in Style

Spencer Stone Tie

Ruth Meyers Carolina Amato Scarf

$150 gift certificate from Juniors

 

View our Worth More than Gold video, a wonderful experience created the children of the Oklahoma City Children's Miracle Network Hospital and featuring our Miss Oklahoma pageant contestants!  Thanks to Von Wedding Films for the filming and editing of this wonderful piece and to the original artist .... for her support of our project!

 



 Special thanks to our 2015 5th Anniversary Event Sponsors!

Signature Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Riverwind Hotel & Casino, Tre JolieOption One

Bronze Sponsors

Brides Of Oklahoma, Kirkpatrick BankTrochta's FlowersBankFirstAbout Last Night... Event Planning


 Board of Directors/Event Committee

Marianne Long, Marianne's Rentals for Special Events

Jennifer Rodriguez, Marianne's Rentals for Special Events

Brent Patterson, Marianne's Rentals for Special Events

Judy Lehmbeck, Judy Lehmbeck Bridal & Party

Dewey Beene, Jr., Innovative Event Solutions

Stephanie Hill, Perfect Wedding Guide

Mark and Trisha VonLanken:  Von Wedding Films

Kanela Huff:  Kanela and Company

Lisa Voegeli:  Kanela and Company

Tami Murphy:  Kanela and Company

 

 


Merry Christmas from Marianne's!

Posted 12/12/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

Christmas is one of our favorite times of the year at Mariannes Rentals for Special Events!  Every year, we celebrate with a much anticipated party where the employees from every department come together to celebrate the benefits of the hard work and dedication of our teammates. Last night, we laughed and cheered for each other at Kyle's 1025 Restaurant and had the best time.  If you haven't been, we highly recommend the fried chicken and salted caramel cheesecake - among many other things!

Last year our friends from Von Wedding Films came to capture all the pretties so we could share this holiday inspiration with you!  We celebrated at the beautiful Red Barn on Waldo's Pond and loved every minute! 

 


We're Hiring!

Posted 12/1/2014 by Mariannes Rentals

About Last Night draping and dance floor

We think Marianne's Rentals for Special Events is a great place to work and we're looking for outgoing, energetic people who want to join our team part time!  Our perfect associate is excited to work in a fast paced environment where we help customers fulfill all their pretty and practical event needs with style and grace.  They have great communication skills and pay attention to the details our clients have trusted them with. Event industry and computer proficiency are preferrred, but our most important qualifications are integrity and willingness to learn! 

Apply today by downloading our application and submitting via email to grace[at]mariannesrentals.com