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We are getting a little more caught up on our website additions and just realized that we had not added our beautiful church pews to the website - YEAH! This may not be that big of a secret, as a few of our clients have called to ask if we rent church pews. We store these beauties at our Fairhope warehouse, and have delivered them to Mobile, Pensacola, and they performed brilliantly at a Rock Creek wedding with Lydia Noble Events.


Why Renting for Events Makes Sense

As temperatures increase, so do the activities on your social calendar. From family reunions to graduations and weddings, warm weather means prime event season. If you’re throwing a party of any kind, you likely need a few supplies. But you don’t want to invest a lot of money in items you will only use once. So how do you host the party you envision without buying items you’ll just have to store and maintain later?

In order to hold the best party possible, price out what you need and make smart decisions about buying vs. renting. Renting is very popular because you can get the latest trends in events and rentals without the cost of buying or the storage hassles. Here are some things the pros consider to keep parties spectacular, yet low on cost:

Tip one: Organize with a list

Make a list of everything you need for the event. Come to one of our showrooms in Mobile or Fairhope to review all of your rental options with an event rental professional. Renting will save you time – you won’t have to visit several different stores to get what you need.

Tip two: Rent tables, chairs and tents

Tables, chairs, and tents, for example, are likely to be used only for your event and may not be needed again for years – maybe never. You can work with our rental coordinators to find everything you need and they can help you pick out the right amount/sizes based on your budget and the number of guests. Plus, we can handle delivery and setup – reducing your stress and eliminating the backache.

Tip three: Weigh your tableware options wisely

To make the most of your event and put your personal touch on it, renting table accessories, such as linens, plates, and glassware. Renting gives you access to items in the latest styles, trends and colors, making it simple to create the look you want for an unforgettable event. Plus, you won’t have 200 chairs to store when the party is over.

No matter what type of party you’re planning, renting some items can help you save time, avoid storage hassles and create the event you envision well within your budget. For more information you can CONTACT US!

The SOHO Story - via Gulf Coast Bride

We are fortunate this month to be featured in Gulf Coast Bride magazine with an article telling the SOHO story .

Here is the article in its entirety:

We are an event couple that has always enjoyed hosting, executing, and attending events. After working in the hospitality industry for a combined 30 years, primarily in sales and operations, it was time for us to bring our ideas to the local event industry. Our combined expertise and professional guidance in the special events industry would be the foundation for our leap of faith into the rental industry.

In February 2014, we formed SOHO Events and Rentals, a full service rental company, SOHO, short for SOuthern HOspitality. Our company offers a full line of event rentals including, tents, furniture, china, linen, chairs, tables, staging, and dance floors. The goal was to merge our event experience with the rental industry and create a true event rental company. We interview, hire, and train the SOHO team with an emphasis on events & hospitality. The first purchase was 50 used white wood folding chairs with the intent of rehabilitating the chairs to rent. Shortly thereafter we bought wood banquet tables, white resin chairs, and chiavari chairs. SOHO was first based out of our home, with the garage as storage, but the growth happened so quickly that we soon had to start adding storage units. In July 2014, the first showroom opened at 5906 Sweetwater Circle in Fairhope, where we are open Monday – Saturday to meet with clients.

The SOHO motto is “Be Inspired”, and from the beginning the mission has always been to be the best event rental company in the region, by providing exceptional products at a fair price with unmatched service. We believed if we hired good people and treated them fairly, and focused on this mission, that SOHO would be received well in the marketplace.

As we head to the end of our third year, SOHO is the largest rental company in Baldwin County and a leader along the Gulf Coast and throughout the South. We have over 25,000 sqft of warehouse space, and the 2,000 sqft showroom in Fairhope. (*edit: we are also opening a new showroom at 359 St. Francis St, Mobile, Al 36602) Currently, SOHO has over 4,000 event chairs with the largest selection of inventory on the Gulf Coast, including chiavari chairs, louis pop chairs, caneback louis chairs, copper marais chairs, barstools, and crossbacks, to name a few.

In the beginning of 2016 we put an emphasis on furniture and SOHO is now the leader in event furniture rentals with over 500 pieces, including stage façade, bars, and leather furniture in white, red, purple, pink, brown, black, and metallic gold. SOHO has done events which featured furniture seating only for over 350 people. Also in the furniture division, SOHO offers custom designed bars, tables, etc for clients that feature their monogram or corporate logo.

Many years ago we fell in love with sailcloth tents and wanted to introduce these romantic tents to the area. Today SOHO is a leading provider of Sailcloth Tents in the Southeast, including the largest in the South at 60’ x 120’. Beyond sailcloth tents, we have a wide range of tenting options including structure tents, frame tents, and pole tents. Also in the tent division we offer beautiful hardwood flooring as an option under the tent to help enhance the event.

After three years of building SOHO, we are very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with some wonderful clients and their amazing events, and are fortunate to have a great team at SOHO who work every day to provide the SOHO Experience for our clients.

Oh, and yes we still have the original 50 chairs, but unfortunately haven’t had the time to rehab them.

Be Inspired,

Josh and Amy Kohn