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EQUIPMENT RENTAL POLICY

I. RESERVATIONS

  1. To reserve any rental from Lone Star Event, you will be required to pay a 50% security deposit (25% MUST BE Credit/Debit, Remainder can be a Check or Cash. A Business Check can be Accepted for the full amount if credit card on file) to make a reservation. This will guarantee the rental will not be rented out to anyone else.

  2. Please Disclose The Following When Making Your Reservation:
    a) Events on Public Grounds: REQUIRED to be disclosed at the time of reservation. This includes Churches, Public Parks, Schools, etc. We will need to send a trained staff member to watch the equipment.
    b) Events at Venue:  We will need a contact person at the venue to discuss their business hours and coordinate delivery/pickup of the rental items.
    c) Above Ground Floor Delivery: If rental equipment will need to be transported up Stairs or Elevators, additional fees will apply.  See Fee Chart

  3. Tax Exempt Organizations: To qualify, you will have to provide our office with your current signed and dated tax exemption form. We must receive this form at least 2 days before your event. Otherwise, the tax-exempt status will NOT apply. This form is required by the state of Texas so this is not negotiable.

  4. Certificate Of Insurance: We do have a Certificate of Insurance we can provide you at any time. However, if you need the following Additional Insured Certificates, we do require 7 working days out from your event to process the Additional Insured Certificates. a. COI with Additional Insured For “Specific Company” = $100 Fee; b. Waiver of Segregation = $250 Fee

  5. Designated Person: If the customer plans to be unavailable following the event, please designate a representative who will perform this task in your absence. Please provide the name and contact information. A signed contract, or lack thereof, DOES NOT relieve you from personal, financial responsibility and obligation of payment for your reservation. It is implied that if a reservation is placed and a credit card number has been provided for securing the reservation with intent to take delivery of the goods, that you fully intend to take delivery of the goods. Only upon cancellation, which all cancellation terms of this agreement apply, may you relieve yourself of the financial obligation and responsibility to pay in full; unless your cancellation does not meet the requirements outlined in this agreement by which 100% of the payment shall apply. Such fees include but are not limited to rental equipment fees, labor fees, and any other fee associated with the special circumstances of your reservation. This is NON-NEGOTIABLE and it is YOUR responsibility to know with whom the date and the circumstances regarding your event.

II. CLEANING

All of the following will be subject to a $20 Cleaning Fee if the following is not completed before pickup time is established:

  • Frozen Drink Machines must have the remaining mix removed.  Pour water into each bowl to flush out all mixes.

  • Popcorn Machines & Snow Cone Machines:  Make sure any leftover popcorn or ice is removed.   We will sanitize them when they are returned.

II. DELIVERY SERVICE:

You must meet a minimum order before tax to qualify for our delivery service. The minimum amount is determined by mileage.

  • Minimum order for delivery

    • $200 within 25 miles.

    • $300 min for 25+ miles

  • Delivery is to the door at street level unless setup/breakdown service is selected.

  • Setup/Breakdown is an additional charge.

  • The person reserving the rental will need to sign the rental agreement at delivery.

  • Some of our equipment requires training, please have someone designated to take a quick lesson at delivery. You may need to make preparations in planning ahead of time so you will be ready for your event.

Additional Delivery Fees  –  * Can be charged after the event if the driver determines the fee should be charged

 

Late Night Deliveries/Pickups: *Events on Saturdays ending after hours, are picked up Monday morning.

Monday - Thursday:

  •  5:00-7:00 pm – $75

  • 7:00-9:00 pm – $100

  • 9:00-11:00 pm – $150

  • 11:00 pm – 12:00 am – $200

  • 12:00 am – 2:00 am – $350

  • Specific Time within 30 min - $50

Moving Equipment:

  • Moving Equipment Over 50 Feet - $75

  • Elevators - $50

  • Stairs – Two Flights- $75

  • Stairs – Each Additional Flight - $25

IV. CANCELLATIONS & REDUCTIONS POLICY

Once you reserve rentals and place a deposit, all other requests for your items on your dates are turned away to keep our agreement with you. So in the event you must cancel, we must have it in writing by email. All cancellations or requests for reductions must be in writing by email to: support@lonestareventhall.com or your deposit is non-refundable rain or shine leading up to the event.  NOTE THAT THERE IS A FEE FOR ALL CANCELLATIONS EXCEPT SAME-DAY CANCELLATIONS.  THE FEES ARE DEFINED BELOW IN THE TABLE LABELED “FEE SCHEDULE”.

 

All other terms are listed here:

  • Cancellation or Order Reduction fees as defined below in the “Fee Schedule” will be withheld from your initial deposit. 

  • Any refunds owed to you due to a cancellation will be forwarded via regular mail within 30 days from the date of the cancellation in the form of a check to the address on the order unless you provide us with an alternate address.

  • You will be offered a “Voucher” for any cancellations made less than 31 days before the date of the event to help you use your deposit that would otherwise be lost.  This will allow you to re-book your event at a later date without penalty.  The “Voucher” is an adjusted Invoice for your order showing the amount of credit you have with our office.  The total amount you have paid will be converted into a credit that can be used for a future event.  The “Voucher” will not expire, however, they are only issued once.  That means any “Voucher” that is redeemed for a future event where that future event is canceled cannot be moved to a future date but will be subject to the terms of the “Fee Schedule”.  Likewise, should you decline the “Voucher” offer then the “Fee Schedule” below will apply. 

  • Cancellations made on the same day of the booking will not incur a fee.

  • Cancellations or Reductions made on the date of the event and/or at the time of delivery is an automatic forfeiture of all monies paid towards those items.    No refund or “Voucher” will be issued under any circumstance.

FEE SCHEDULE

     Cancellations:

  • 91+ days from Delivery = 5% of order total.

  • 31 to 90 days from Delivery = 15% of order total.

  • 11 to 30 days from Delivery = 30% of order total or voucher issued for the total amount paid to be used at a later date.  

  • 10 or less days from Delivery = 50% of the order total (usually described as the full deposit amount) or voucher issued for the total amount paid to be used at a later date.

     Order Reductions:

  • 25% or More (91+ days from Delivery) = No fee for reducing

  • 25% or More (31+ days from Delivery) = 15% of amount being cancelled.

  • 25% or More (11 to 30 days from Delivery) = 30% of the amount being cancelled.

  • 25% or More (10 or fewer days from Delivery) = 50% of the amount being canceled.

***30 days or less after a customer reduces their order by 50% or more, the customer will be charged 50% of the ORDER TOTAL as a cancellation fee. Cancellation Fees are based on the order total of non-sub-rented items. Any sub-rented items are not considered in the % of the order total.

V. LATE FEES

Late charges will be charged to the credit card on file for every day late after the end date of the order.  It will be 35% of the total order, per day.

2nd Attempt Delivery or Pickup

If no one is home when we arrive and we have to come back to collect our items, you will be charged a delivery fee to go back.  If you will be gone and there is access to our rental items please discuss other options when booking.

VI. DAMAGES/CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY

The customer will assume all responsibility for the equipment from the time the equipment is delivered and set up to the time it is picked up. Please make sure the equipment is secured when not in use and protected from wind and water hazards such as inclement weather, outdoor sprinklers, pools, pets, or wet surfaces. You will be charged up to full replacement cost for any damaged or missing items. We cannot take back any opened concession products or if the seal has been broken. Tent Damages are also included in this clause, any tent that is damaged in the care of the customer is responsible for the repairs or replacements, this includes any damages caused by the weather, wind, rain, burn marks due to fire, etc. If we are forced to take legal action to recover our equipment, you agree to pay for any legal fees. Additionally, we retain the right to charge for loss of use for the time the equipment is not in our possession.

VII. LINEN RENTALS

Reservations We require 50% of the reservation total as a non-refundable deposit at the time of your reservation.  The remainder balance is due upon delivery.

Linen Fees:

  • Damaged = 3 x the amount of the Rental Item

  • Lost = 4 x the amount of the Rental Item

  • Late Fees = 35% of Total Order each Day

  • Take down Service = $55 per/hr

  • Rush Orders = 20% of Total Rental Order within 1 week of event

  • Deposits (10+ days in advance) = 50% of Total Order

  • Deposits (less than 10 days for Custom Orders) = 100% of Order

  • Custom Order = 100% non-refundable

Cancellations or Reductions:

  • 25% or More (31+ days from Delivery) = 10% of Order Total

  • 25% or More (11-30 days from Delivery) = 25% of Order Total

  • 25% or More (10 or less days from Delivery) = 50% of Order Total

Custom Deposit Policy

When your order is received as a Custom Order, a non-refundable deposit is due before Lone Star Events will process the order.  Your order may not be changed after processing begins.  Any additions will be considered a new order.  Custom Orders may not be reduced or canceled at any time without the loss of the full rental rate.


Rush Orders
Any new order or new items added to an existing order placed within 1 week of the scheduled delivery or pickup date will be subject to a rush charge of 20% of the added item rental order. Orders or changes needed after business hours will be subject to a rush charge of $100.


Personal or Business Checks

  1. Personal Check – 25% of the order total is required by credit card. The remaining balance can be paid with a personal check and is due 7 days before the event date. All returned checks are subject to a $35.00 charge.

  2. Business Check – You can pay the entire order with a check as long as a valid credit card is on file. All returned checks are subject to a $35.00 charge.

Customer Drop Off to Lone Star Events
Linens should be dried and shaken free of debris including food, confetti, etc., and placed in a cloth bag or hangers provided. Do not place linens in a plastic bag as this may cause damage.  All items should be assembled in a single location, and ready for pickup. Items not meeting these conditions are subject to additional fees.
Pickups and returns will occur during normal business hours and must occur on the exact dates on your rental contract.

Responsibility
Responsibility for the rented items remains with the customer from the time of possession to the time of return. Additional fees are charged for damage and loss. Damage waiver is applied to all contracts for your protection. If the customer plans to be unavailable following the event, please designate a representative who will perform this task in your absence. Provide name and contact information on your rental form. If linens are not returned, the replacement charge will be processed.

Lost/Damaged Linens
Customers are responsible for all rental linens from the time of delivery until they are returned to us.  All linens are inspected and counted upon return.  In the event of damages or shortages, you will be notified within 2-5 business days following the return date. For all damage to linens including but not limited to mildew, burns, stains, tears, candle wax, or soiled beyond cleaning, you will be charged to the credit card on file a damage fee of three times (3x) the rental rate of the linen. The charged damaged linens are then available for the customer to pick up to keep.  All damaged lines must be returned to Unique Event Rentals.  Most items will be charged a replacement fee of four times (4x) the rental rate. Any damage or loss which occurs at a 3rd party facility remains the customer’s responsibility. The customer’s redress with the facility is at the customer’s discretion but in no way will delay closing the customer’s contract with Unique Event Rentals. Under no circumstances are you allowed to wash our linens.

Late Charge
Late charges will be charged to the credit card on file for every day late.  It will be 35% of the total order, per day.

Dye Lots
Dye lots may vary. Linens in our rental inventory are sometimes added to at different times from different manufacturing runs. In addition, some pieces within a color/style are rented more frequently than other pieces. Our showroom samples are very good representations of our inventory, but because of the situations described in this section, be advised that the appearance of one linen may vary slightly from the linen in your order. In cases of variations, our preparation staff will do their best to match color hues within an order. If color perfection is an absolute requirement, please consider purchasing custom-sewn linens made from a single manufacturing run. Minimum quantities and lead times will apply.

VIII. TENT RENTALS

In the case where a balance due is unpaid past 30 days, the client agrees to pay an interest charge of 10% per month on the outstanding balance.

Delivery & Set up:
 Unique Event Rentals will strive to accommodate client delivery requests; however, delays and changes in the schedule are sometimes unavoidable. We try to communicate any scheduling changes as they occur.  All items will be delivered and picked up at a designated location. Orders are typically delivered 1 day in advance of your event while pickups occur 1-2 days following your event.

Clean up & Preparation for Pickup: 
All floral arrangements, trash, and decorations of any kind should be removed from the tent or other rental equipment before the scheduled pickup time. There will be an additional charge for any items that have to be removed. All chairs and tables should be stacked in designated locations as delivered. Linens should be food and particle-free and shaken out before being placed in laundry bags. Linens that are returned with burns, wax, holes, tears, permanently stained, wet or damp with mildew, or otherwise unusable will be billed at replacement cost.

Weather: 
Client understands that tents are temporary structures designed to provide limited protection from weather conditions, primarily sun, and rain; however, there may be situations, particularly those involving strong winds and lightning, in which the tents will not provide protection and may even be damaged or blown over. Evacuation of tents to avoid possible injury is recommended when severe weather threatens the area where the tent is erected.

People must leave the tents and not seek shelter in tents during such conditions. Because it may be difficult to determine if the weather is severe enough to necessitate evacuation, it is best to be on the side of caution. In other words, if in doubt, evacuate.

 
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