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Durants Party Rentals gearing up for summer graduations, and weddings 

Durants Party Rentals gearing up for summer graduations, and weddings 



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CHESHIRE — Graduations and summer are around the corner, and that means the party season is starting. Durants Party Rentals is gearing up for its busiest time of year with a variety of tables, chairs, DJ-in-a-box set-ups and giant inflatables.

John Regina, assistant manager of the company, has been busy helping the community plan their celebrations.

Q: What does your business provide?

Regina: We’re a full service rental company. We have locations throughout Connecticut and New York’s Hudson Valley. We have a staff of highly experienced event professionals. We service a diverse array of clients from catering companies to bridal venues to non-profit events.

Q: How long has the business been here in Cheshire?

Regina: This is our third season.

Q: What are some memorable events you have been able to service?

Regina: We did a Great Gatsby Gala, which was pretty awesome. We do the annual Race in the Park in New Britain. In Southington, the Apple Harvest Festival –  which I’ve been part of as long as I’ve been in this business...that is one I spend a lot of time on.

Q: What is your busiest time of year?

Regina: We’re primarily busy from April through October.

Q: What is the season like now?

Regina: It’s starting to pick up, we’re starting to get pretty busy.  We’re doing different non-profit events, we’re starting to get into backyard parties whether they be birthday parties, or anniversary parties. 

Q: How popular are graduation party requests this time of year?

Regina: The gentleman in our showroom right now is here for a graduation party. Graduations are an event where, once you determine a guest count and pick the date and time whether it’s the date of the ceremony or a weekday or weekend, a lot of times it’s a popular option to hold the event at a residence. 

Q: What are some popular rental requests right now?

Regina: For graduation parties you can see anything from a DJ-in-a-box system, which is quite cost efficient in being able to have music at your event, portable bars, frozen drink machines to inflatables.

Q: What is one of the most fun inflatables you have to rent?

Regina: We have one that’s called the North Woods Flume, which is a giant water slide. This is a big slide. It emulates the log rides you see at amusement parks.

Q: What kind of event tents do you offer?

Regina: Looking at a graduation party there are two different tents that we mainly offer – the all purpose canopy (APC) is a tent that is tension based that is staked into the ground. The other option is a frame festival tent, which actually is made to look like a canopy tent with the peaks that you would see on a wedding tent. The frame tent is essentially a frame that we put the top over and is held up by the frame not tension.  

Q: How long does it take from start to finish to service an event or party?

Regina: It greatly varies. Anywhere from two years out to two months before, and even sometimes later than that. I am actually just beginning to finalize an event that is on the 11th for 300 people and I was just in dialogue with the gentleman for about 3 weeks. Ideally you want to be at least 6 months out.

akus@record-journal.com
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