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Whim Event Rentals

Dripping Springs , TX
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LOCATION

28000 Ranch Road 12
Dripping Springs, TX US 78620 (map)

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512-894-4555

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ABOUT US

Serving Austin and the Texas Hill Country, Whim Event Rentals has wedding and party rentals for your every whim!

From cocktail glasses to cocktail tables, salad forks to... Read more
Serving Austin and the Texas Hill Country, Whim Event Rentals has wedding and party rentals for your every whim!

From cocktail glasses to cocktail tables, salad forks to fruitwood chairs, and everything in between and beyond, Whim Event Rentals offers a complete selection of party rentals. Let our selection of linens, from the fun to the refined, pull together the total look of your event.

We invite you to contact us today to learn how Whim Event Rentals will help make your wedding or next special event a royal success! Read less
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INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Barware, Chair Covers, Chairs, China, Dance Floor, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Lounge Furniture, Tables
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup
Do you have a showroom available for the client to come preview rental items?
Yes!

REVIEWS

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Leslie
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my tables, chairs and a few wine barrels rented through them. They were super sweet on the phone, let me adjust my numbers up to 2 weeks out and even mailed back linens that our helpers gave them that didn't belong to them. Would rent from them again!
I had my tables, chairs and a few wine barrels rented through them. They were super sweet on the phone, let me adjust my Read more...
I had my tables, chairs and a few wine barrels rented through them. They were super sweet on the phone, let me adjust my numbers up to 2 weeks out and even mailed back linens that our helpers gave them that didn't belong to them. Would rent from them again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Excellent selection of table linens and plates for both rehearsal dinner and wedding reception dinner. Everything looked lovely. Delivery and setup went seamlessly.
Excellent selection of table linens and plates for both rehearsal dinner and wedding reception dinner. Everything looked Read more...
Excellent selection of table linens and plates for both rehearsal dinner and wedding reception dinner. Everything looked lovely. Delivery and setup went seamlessly. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Fabulous
They were even better than expected. The guests raved and we could not be happier. Thank you
Whim
Fabulous
They were even better than expected. The guests raved and we could not be happier. Thank you
Whim
Fabulous
They were even better than expected. The guests raved and we could not be happier. Thank you
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Luke at Whim was great! He was very helpful and responsive and even took pictures and sent them to me personally when I wasn't able to visit the store. They have a late pickup fee that is expensive especially since every wedding event is a late pickup if it is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday but I did enjoy working with them. They are responsive and a great team!
Working with Luke at Whim was great! He was very helpful and responsive and even took pictures and sent them to me Read more...
Working with Luke at Whim was great! He was very helpful and responsive and even took pictures and sent them to me personally when I wasn't able to visit the store. They have a late pickup fee that is expensive especially since every wedding event is a late pickup if it is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday but I did enjoy working with them. They are responsive and a great team! Read less
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Joilea
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Lots of selection. The people were extremely late. They even stayed late so we could pick up the remainder of our items.
Lots of selection. The people were extremely late. They even stayed late so we could pick up the remainder of our items.
Lots of selection. The people were extremely late. They even stayed late so we could pick up the remainder of our items. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.6/5.0
They were very helpful from start to finish for my daughter's wedding. They anticipated my needs and answered all my questions, always being very prompt with their replies. They made several changes for us and never acted irritated . Customer Service was great. Felt they were a little over priced but we had everything we needed when we needed it so that is worth something. They were very knowledgable and offered good opinions and ideas.
They were very helpful from start to finish for my daughter's wedding. They anticipated my needs and answered all my Read more...
They were very helpful from start to finish for my daughter's wedding. They anticipated my needs and answered all my questions, always being very prompt with their replies. They made several changes for us and never acted irritated . Customer Service was great. Felt they were a little over priced but we had everything we needed when we needed it so that is worth something. They were very knowledgable and offered good opinions and ideas. Read less
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Jasmine
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.6/5.0
This vendor is a bit out of town for an Austin wedding, but they do deliver or allow you to pick up a few days early in order to help out with the timeline. The linens were beautiful and I would strongly recommend them to any couple that wants unique linens for their event (ours had a theme to it, so it was great to get something that matched our vision).
This vendor is a bit out of town for an Austin wedding, but they do deliver or allow you to pick up a few days early in Read more...
This vendor is a bit out of town for an Austin wedding, but they do deliver or allow you to pick up a few days early in order to help out with the timeline. The linens were beautiful and I would strongly recommend them to any couple that wants unique linens for their event (ours had a theme to it, so it was great to get something that matched our vision). Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
10/6/2012
3.8/5.0
Really nice people and great with ideas, was actually a surprise disappointment. I provided more thank one diagram and met in person and discussed the floor plan and still a few things were out of place. Nothing was ruined by the mistakes, which is why I won't give a fully negative report. I was just unhappy with a lack of attention to detail, especially when I felt I had made it as simple for them as possible.
Really nice people and great with ideas, was actually a surprise disappointment. I provided more thank one diagram and met Read more...
Really nice people and great with ideas, was actually a surprise disappointment. I provided more thank one diagram and met in person and discussed the floor plan and still a few things were out of place. Nothing was ruined by the mistakes, which is why I won't give a fully negative report. I was just unhappy with a lack of attention to detail, especially when I felt I had made it as simple for them as possible. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
5/25/2013
3.4/5.0
We decided to go with Whim Rentals because of their wide variety of chairs, tables, glassware, and linens for rent. Their rentals are nicely maintained and our rentals were delivered and picked-up on time and set-up was done properly when requested.

My problems with Whim Rentals were the additional charges and fees added on top of our rental. Specifically, on top of the basic rental and delivery charge, there was an additional after hours delivery fee of $250 that applied Saturdays after 3pm and on Sundays - which I believe would include many weddings.

There was also a separate set-up fee for tables, chairs, and linens that is added to your bill on a per unit, not time, basis. This resulted in a substantial increase to my original quote. Luckily, I caught this charge and requested no set-up for things like chairs that I was able to ask/hire someone else to do for much cheaper.

Finally, every order has a separate, significant damage waiver. You can opt-out of the damage waiver, but then you are responsible for every broken or damaged rental.

I was unaware of all of these fees and charges when I placed my initial order and I had to go back and ask about each one when I noticed them on my final invoice. I wish Whim Rentals would have discussed them with me at my initial consult. In the end, my final rental bill messed up my wedding budget. These additional fees and charges may be normal for the industry, but if I had known ahead how much extra I would be charged, I would have shopped around more.
We decided to go with Whim Rentals because of their wide variety of chairs, tables, glassware, and linens for rent. Their Read more...
We decided to go with Whim Rentals because of their wide variety of chairs, tables, glassware, and linens for rent. Their rentals are nicely maintained and our rentals were delivered and picked-up on time and set-up was done properly when requested.

My problems with Whim Rentals were the additional charges and fees added on top of our rental. Specifically, on top of the basic rental and delivery charge, there was an additional after hours delivery fee of $250 that applied Saturdays after 3pm and on Sundays - which I believe would include many weddings.

There was also a separate set-up fee for tables, chairs, and linens that is added to your bill on a per unit, not time, basis. This resulted in a substantial increase to my original quote. Luckily, I caught this charge and requested no set-up for things like chairs that I was able to ask/hire someone else to do for much cheaper.

Finally, every order has a separate, significant damage waiver. You can opt-out of the damage waiver, but then you are responsible for every broken or damaged rental.

I was unaware of all of these fees and charges when I placed my initial order and I had to go back and ask about each one when I noticed them on my final invoice. I wish Whim Rentals would have discussed them with me at my initial consult. In the end, my final rental bill messed up my wedding budget. These additional fees and charges may be normal for the industry, but if I had known ahead how much extra I would be charged, I would have shopped around more. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.7/5.0
We unfortunately did not have a good experience with Whim Hospitality which included rentals/florals/catering. We selected Camp Lucy as our venue and Whim was the go to provider for many services. We were required to at least get table, chair, and linen rentals through them.

When we told the lead on-site florist what our budget was she laughed at us and said, "It's not possible to do florals for under $1000, you have to spend at least $2000." Knowing our budget, she kept pressuring us to add items we didn't want that were outside our vision, knowing full well it would add to the cost. She was very condescending and not a good listener. Needless to say we did not go with the on-site florist and found one that worked with in our budget and provided florals just as beautiful.

When we met with the cater he was very nice but the pricing was over the top. For a buffet style meal we basically would have been paying for a full service sit down dinner. The food was good but we were not willing to spend almost half our budget on food alone, so we shopped around and found an outside cater that was 1/3 of the cost, and the food was unbelievably good.

We were also pressured to use their bartender services (we were told we had to use them), and the services alone cost more than the alcohol did (you provide the alcohol yourself). We shopped around and found a comparative bartending company and had them make a quote, which was hundreds of dollars less. We took the quote to Whim and said what they wanted to charge was outrageous, and they eventually let us use the outside bartending company.
The day of our wedding we were missing our linen napkins and cake stand, and the tables were arranged incorrectly. Our florist called before we got on site and let us know about the error and alerted our wedding coordinator. Myself and our wedding coordinator sent them the schematics that had very detailed notes, and we already signed and paid for the napkins and cake stand.
We unfortunately did not have a good experience with Whim Hospitality which included rentals/florals/catering. We selected Read more...
We unfortunately did not have a good experience with Whim Hospitality which included rentals/florals/catering. We selected Camp Lucy as our venue and Whim was the go to provider for many services. We were required to at least get table, chair, and linen rentals through them.

When we told the lead on-site florist what our budget was she laughed at us and said, "It's not possible to do florals for under $1000, you have to spend at least $2000." Knowing our budget, she kept pressuring us to add items we didn't want that were outside our vision, knowing full well it would add to the cost. She was very condescending and not a good listener. Needless to say we did not go with the on-site florist and found one that worked with in our budget and provided florals just as beautiful.

When we met with the cater he was very nice but the pricing was over the top. For a buffet style meal we basically would have been paying for a full service sit down dinner. The food was good but we were not willing to spend almost half our budget on food alone, so we shopped around and found an outside cater that was 1/3 of the cost, and the food was unbelievably good.

We were also pressured to use their bartender services (we were told we had to use them), and the services alone cost more than the alcohol did (you provide the alcohol yourself). We shopped around and found a comparative bartending company and had them make a quote, which was hundreds of dollars less. We took the quote to Whim and said what they wanted to charge was outrageous, and they eventually let us use the outside bartending company.
The day of our wedding we were missing our linen napkins and cake stand, and the tables were arranged incorrectly. Our florist called before we got on site and let us know about the error and alerted our wedding coordinator. Myself and our wedding coordinator sent them the schematics that had very detailed notes, and we already signed and paid for the napkins and cake stand. Read less
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Whim Event Rentals responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time to speak with one of our team members yesterday to discuss your concerns. We're always striving to improve and give our clients the best possible service and your feedback was appreciated. We hope we have the opportunity to work with you again in the future.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.2/5.0
Our experience with Whim was terrible! Initially, it seemed that all was well. We met with Luke a number of times to place our initial order and then to tailor it as we came closer to our wedding date. During our multiple conversations with Whim we repeatedly discussed that our tables were to be set in the tents outside of our venue for lunch and, thereafter, moved inside the venue for the reception. We paid additional fees for this. In addition, Whim was to set up a stage for the wedding and to tear it down and remove it for the reception. We emphasized that this was important because my dad has bad knees and would have difficulty getting on and off the stage during the reception. Despite repeatedly confirming this, on the night before my wedding, while I was on the way to one of our events, we received a call from Whim stating that they would not move the stage for the reception and that we would have to pay an additional $800 to have it moved. This was well out of my budget and I could not afford to pay an additional $800. In addition, the next day, the stage had been set up in the wrong orientation and the tables, that were supposed to have been set up outside, were set up inside the venue. As a result, my dad and a number of our guests had to move the tables outside. I did not know this at the time. I only found out when my dad was not able to walk for a week after the wedding due to incredible pain in his knees. Not to mention the fact that he and became very ill because he was moving these tables in the freezing cold and had not come dressed to my wedding prepared to do this. We were really disappointed with their execution.
Our experience with Whim was terrible! Initially, it seemed that all was well. We met with Luke a number of times to place Read more...
Our experience with Whim was terrible! Initially, it seemed that all was well. We met with Luke a number of times to place our initial order and then to tailor it as we came closer to our wedding date. During our multiple conversations with Whim we repeatedly discussed that our tables were to be set in the tents outside of our venue for lunch and, thereafter, moved inside the venue for the reception. We paid additional fees for this. In addition, Whim was to set up a stage for the wedding and to tear it down and remove it for the reception. We emphasized that this was important because my dad has bad knees and would have difficulty getting on and off the stage during the reception. Despite repeatedly confirming this, on the night before my wedding, while I was on the way to one of our events, we received a call from Whim stating that they would not move the stage for the reception and that we would have to pay an additional $800 to have it moved. This was well out of my budget and I could not afford to pay an additional $800. In addition, the next day, the stage had been set up in the wrong orientation and the tables, that were supposed to have been set up outside, were set up inside the venue. As a result, my dad and a number of our guests had to move the tables outside. I did not know this at the time. I only found out when my dad was not able to walk for a week after the wedding due to incredible pain in his knees. Not to mention the fact that he and became very ill because he was moving these tables in the freezing cold and had not come dressed to my wedding prepared to do this. We were really disappointed with their execution. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
Whim Event Rentals responded with the following comments:

We’re genuinely sorry your experience with us last year did not meet your expectations. We are proud to have been part of hundreds of weddings and special events and we strive to create the best experience possible for our clients. We do appreciate your input and will utilize it to continue to improve clear customer communications and service. If you would like to discuss further, please don’t hesitate to contact the office to speak with our General Manager.

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