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Colonial Event Rental

Troy , MI

LOCATION

Troy, MI 48083 US

PHONE

248-589-3544
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Maria
Wedding:
9/25/2016
4.2/5.0
i rented a chair from colonial events, and it was the perfect sweetheart chair! Its made my sweetheart table go from pretty to gorgeous. People thought it came straight out of a wedding magazine! Thank you for an easy and fast pick up and delivery.
i rented a chair from colonial events, and it was the perfect sweetheart chair! Its made my sweetheart table go from Read more...
i rented a chair from colonial events, and it was the perfect sweetheart chair! Its made my sweetheart table go from pretty to gorgeous. People thought it came straight out of a wedding magazine! Thank you for an easy and fast pick up and delivery. Read less
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Carie
Wedding:
8/12/2016
0.6/5.0
I contacted Colonial Events about my upcoming wedding, Shannon said they'd be happy to serve us. We discussed the items needed: chairs, tables, linens, drapes, lighting, decor, via email. I requested a meeting, as the emails weren't effective. She repeatedly skirted the issue and insisted on a site visit at our venue, though we still had not received a price quote. I gave her information to connect with the venue owner, as my fiance and I both work long hours. She insisted that the visit be done with at least one of us there. I also received a voicemail, repeatedly called our venue by the wrong name, which made me a bit worried.

My fiance set up the visit at 12:30 and took the day off work. He arrived early to meet up with the venue owner, and Shannon's team. Around 12:45 he texted me that they still weren't there and he had heard nothing from them. I noticed I had a missed call around 12:15, so I called back.

It was Shannon, telling me that she would be denying us service based on the location. She had a "gut feeling" that it would not be safe for her primarily female staff. Gut feeling? We had discussed that it was in Detroit from the get go, as I was concerned a Troy based company may not be interested in the drive.

This is so incredibly unprofessional. 23 days before my wedding, based on a drive by, and you cancel? Why didn't she call my fiance, the one who set up the appointment and was waiting at the venue? The most offensive thing about this whole ordeal is that my fiance and I live near the venue. What Shannon considers to be "unsafe" is MY NEIGHBORHOOD. She also said the "men standing outside" made her "uncomfortable." Those men, that was my fiance and our friend, the venue owner.

Another case of snobby suburbanites who don't understand that Detroit is not the big bad boogey man they all think it is. I'll take my business to multiple local DETROIT businesses and spread my money all over my "unsafe" city, like I should have to begin with.
I contacted Colonial Events about my upcoming wedding, Shannon said they'd be happy to serve us. We discussed the items Read more...
I contacted Colonial Events about my upcoming wedding, Shannon said they'd be happy to serve us. We discussed the items needed: chairs, tables, linens, drapes, lighting, decor, via email. I requested a meeting, as the emails weren't effective. She repeatedly skirted the issue and insisted on a site visit at our venue, though we still had not received a price quote. I gave her information to connect with the venue owner, as my fiance and I both work long hours. She insisted that the visit be done with at least one of us there. I also received a voicemail, repeatedly called our venue by the wrong name, which made me a bit worried.

My fiance set up the visit at 12:30 and took the day off work. He arrived early to meet up with the venue owner, and Shannon's team. Around 12:45 he texted me that they still weren't there and he had heard nothing from them. I noticed I had a missed call around 12:15, so I called back.

It was Shannon, telling me that she would be denying us service based on the location. She had a "gut feeling" that it would not be safe for her primarily female staff. Gut feeling? We had discussed that it was in Detroit from the get go, as I was concerned a Troy based company may not be interested in the drive.

This is so incredibly unprofessional. 23 days before my wedding, based on a drive by, and you cancel? Why didn't she call my fiance, the one who set up the appointment and was waiting at the venue? The most offensive thing about this whole ordeal is that my fiance and I live near the venue. What Shannon considers to be "unsafe" is MY NEIGHBORHOOD. She also said the "men standing outside" made her "uncomfortable." Those men, that was my fiance and our friend, the venue owner.

Another case of snobby suburbanites who don't understand that Detroit is not the big bad boogey man they all think it is. I'll take my business to multiple local DETROIT businesses and spread my money all over my "unsafe" city, like I should have to begin with. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/20/2016
4.7/5.0
Todd did a great job helping us design decor for our ceremony and reception. Everything turned out so beautifully and made the spaces extra special. He was flexible and really easy to work with. Two weeks before the wedding we added on some draping and he had no problem accommodating our request.
Todd did a great job helping us design decor for our ceremony and reception. Everything turned out so beautifully and made Read more...
Todd did a great job helping us design decor for our ceremony and reception. Everything turned out so beautifully and made the spaces extra special. He was flexible and really easy to work with. Two weeks before the wedding we added on some draping and he had no problem accommodating our request. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Alisha
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We rented pipe and drape for behind our head table for our wedding at Bay Pointe Golf Club. We wanted to cover the doors that would be behind the head table and to add some more elegance to the room. We were very impressed and happy with our rental!! It was beautiful and we got more than I was anticipating. They were flexible and responded very quickly to emails. Another couple who was touring the venue earlier in the day loved it and wanted to know who we got the draping from! You should check Colonial Event out!
We rented pipe and drape for behind our head table for our wedding at Bay Pointe Golf Club. We wanted to cover the doors Read more...
We rented pipe and drape for behind our head table for our wedding at Bay Pointe Golf Club. We wanted to cover the doors that would be behind the head table and to add some more elegance to the room. We were very impressed and happy with our rental!! It was beautiful and we got more than I was anticipating. They were flexible and responded very quickly to emails. Another couple who was touring the venue earlier in the day loved it and wanted to know who we got the draping from! You should check Colonial Event out! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Colonial Event provided tent, tables, chairs, and cocktail tables for our Wedding Send-off party. Everything in was in great shape and the team was a pleasure to work with. They also had a wide variety of different furniture and tents to choose from and if they didn't have the specific item available they were able to contract it out. We did have 1 chair that ended up without a cushion but other than that we would definitely use for any future events.
Colonial Event provided tent, tables, chairs, and cocktail tables for our Wedding Send-off party. Everything in was in Read more...
Colonial Event provided tent, tables, chairs, and cocktail tables for our Wedding Send-off party. Everything in was in great shape and the team was a pleasure to work with. They also had a wide variety of different furniture and tents to choose from and if they didn't have the specific item available they were able to contract it out. We did have 1 chair that ended up without a cushion but other than that we would definitely use for any future events. Read less
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Kristen & Joel
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Todd with Colonial Event Rentals provided Lighting and Pipe & Draping
Todd with Colonial Event Rentals provided Lighting and Pipe & Draping
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Rachael
Wedding:
6/16/2012
2.0/5.0
I hired Colonial Events to provide the tent, dance floor, stage and lighting for my wedding. I was beyond disappointed in their performance.

I would urge all future brides to look elsewhere.

I would consider the job they did embarrassing. The number of mistakes they made was truly astounding.

First, the tent was set up incorrectly. The dance floor and stage were setup too centered so that the head table was on the wrong side. The plans were clear, we emailed back and forth about the floor plan (which was ultimately created by Colonial) probably 20 times. This was upsetting.

Colonial told me it was necessary to pay a lot of money for a valence and pole drapes so that you couldn't see the ugly part of where the tent connected to the poles. The valence didn't even make it around the entire perimeter of the tent. It was short about 25%. And where it was, it was setup so messy that it was twisted and tucked in completely defeating its purpose. The pole drapes weren't drapes but just fabric tied tightly around the poles. I had emailed a picture from Colonial's own website of how I want the pole drapes to look (how I assumed their pole drapes looked since it was a picture from their event)...this was not it and this was extremely ugly.

I paid for spot lighting, none of which was setup.

I paid for 2 chandeliers that were never setup.

I finally got reimbursed for the missing items, but it was still extremely upsetting.

My parents hosted a brunch at their house the following day and rented some chairs from Colonial. Over half of the chairs were beat up so badly and had torn seats that my Mom didn't even use them. She was too embarrassed they were in such bad condition.

Under no circumstance would I ever recommend using Colonial for any event needs. Its not just big items like tents they can't handle, but clearly renting 10 chairs in decent quality is too much as well.
I hired Colonial Events to provide the tent, dance floor, stage and lighting for my wedding. I was beyond disappointed in Read more...
I hired Colonial Events to provide the tent, dance floor, stage and lighting for my wedding. I was beyond disappointed in their performance.

I would urge all future brides to look elsewhere.

I would consider the job they did embarrassing. The number of mistakes they made was truly astounding.

First, the tent was set up incorrectly. The dance floor and stage were setup too centered so that the head table was on the wrong side. The plans were clear, we emailed back and forth about the floor plan (which was ultimately created by Colonial) probably 20 times. This was upsetting.

Colonial told me it was necessary to pay a lot of money for a valence and pole drapes so that you couldn't see the ugly part of where the tent connected to the poles. The valence didn't even make it around the entire perimeter of the tent. It was short about 25%. And where it was, it was setup so messy that it was twisted and tucked in completely defeating its purpose. The pole drapes weren't drapes but just fabric tied tightly around the poles. I had emailed a picture from Colonial's own website of how I want the pole drapes to look (how I assumed their pole drapes looked since it was a picture from their event)...this was not it and this was extremely ugly.

I paid for spot lighting, none of which was setup.

I paid for 2 chandeliers that were never setup.

I finally got reimbursed for the missing items, but it was still extremely upsetting.

My parents hosted a brunch at their house the following day and rented some chairs from Colonial. Over half of the chairs were beat up so badly and had torn seats that my Mom didn't even use them. She was too embarrassed they were in such bad condition.

Under no circumstance would I ever recommend using Colonial for any event needs. Its not just big items like tents they can't handle, but clearly renting 10 chairs in decent quality is too much as well. Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Todd from Colonial Events is fantastic. As an event planner, I have worked with Todd many times. He is extremely creative and just a blast to work with. It says a lot about him that when it came time for me to choose a vendor to create the ambiance for my own son's wedding... the only one I trusted was Todd and Colonial Events! He did an fabulous job! I would strongly encourage future bride's to consider hiring Colonial events... it will make your wedding day extraordinary!!! Victoria R
Todd from Colonial Events is fantastic. As an event planner, I have worked with Todd many times. He is extremely creative Read more...
Todd from Colonial Events is fantastic. As an event planner, I have worked with Todd many times. He is extremely creative and just a blast to work with. It says a lot about him that when it came time for me to choose a vendor to create the ambiance for my own son's wedding... the only one I trusted was Todd and Colonial Events! He did an fabulous job! I would strongly encourage future bride's to consider hiring Colonial events... it will make your wedding day extraordinary!!! Victoria R Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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elyse
Wedding:
8/28/2010
3.9/5.0
I rented my ceremony chairs from them. They were competitive in price and in very good condition. They also had black which was more elegant than the white and less predictable.

They made me a little nervous because they delivered the chairs about an hour later than they should have, but still in plenty of time for my ceremony.
I rented my ceremony chairs from them. They were competitive in price and in very good condition. They also had black Read more...
I rented my ceremony chairs from them. They were competitive in price and in very good condition. They also had black which was more elegant than the white and less predictable.

They made me a little nervous because they delivered the chairs about an hour later than they should have, but still in plenty of time for my ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Michelle P.
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I used Colonial Event Rental for my wedding and they were pretty awesome to work with. They gave us a lot of ideas and they do room drafting if need be, without any charge. The rentals added an elegant touch to my outdoor reception, I wouldn't change anything! There were some changes at the last minute but they compensated by throwing in some freebies and I was more than happy with that. I got gold chivari chairs, disco ball, uplighting, table linens and some more - they all looked great to me!
I used Colonial Event Rental for my wedding and they were pretty awesome to work with. They gave us a lot of ideas and Read more...
I used Colonial Event Rental for my wedding and they were pretty awesome to work with. They gave us a lot of ideas and they do room drafting if need be, without any charge. The rentals added an elegant touch to my outdoor reception, I wouldn't change anything! There were some changes at the last minute but they compensated by throwing in some freebies and I was more than happy with that. I got gold chivari chairs, disco ball, uplighting, table linens and some more - they all looked great to me! Read less
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