Cut a Rug Outside: Outdoor Dance Floor Rental

    Rent an outdoor dance floor to get your guests moving to the music. It’s a simple solution for fun and activity that harnesses the vitality people feel when they step outside.

    If you’re ready to find “outdoor dance floor rental near me” to get the party started, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above. Be sure to talk with your local rental store professionals about your event to ensure you get the best solution for your specific needs. Looking for more information before you reserve your outdoor dance floor? Keep reading.

    What you’ll need

    The right size

    If your outdoor dance floor rental is too large, guests may find it intimidating. Too small and not everyone will fit. Getting the perfect size makes for the perfect dance party. So what is the perfect size? Generally speaking, you’ll want three square feet for every couple. Here’s a handy guide for selecting outdoor dance floor sizes to rent:

    • 50 guests. 9’ x 12’
    • 100 guests. 12’ x 15’
    • 150 guests. 15’ x 18’
    • 200 guests. 18’ x 21’
    • 250 guests. 21’ x 21’
    • 350 guests. 25’ x 25’

    The right spot

    A flat location is a must for the dance floor. Uneven, sloping or undulating areas, or areas with large bumps or rocks don’t allow for the stability needed for a portable outdoor dance floor.

    On top of cement or paver patios are a great place for your dance floor. Rented outdoor dance floors can also be placed on flat grassy areas. It is recommended that you mow the area on a short setting prior to backyard dance floor setup.

    Most outdoor dance floors will need a subfloor for stability, which can be requested when you rent an outdoor dance floor. The subfloors are often made of plywood and create a sturdy base your guests will appreciate.

    Outdoor dance floor rental costs

    Outdoor dance floor rental costs vary by region and rental store. Where the dance floor is expected to be used may also affect the price. Additionally, ask what all is included in the rental costs. Often delivery, setup, removal and cleaning costs are included.

    Make it a party

    Setting up the rented outdoor dance floor in the middle of the event space lets guests know what they can expect. If there is a meal with seating assignments, plan to have guests that are the most likely to dance sit next to the dance floor so it’s an easy transition for them.

    Have a plan to get people dancing. Start with leading by example and get out there and dance. If you’re not the guest of honor, make sure the person who is dances the night away too. Persuade others onto the dance floor by individual encouragement, an activity or by playing crowd-pleasing songs.

    Other considerations

    Stage. Looking for a stage for a band, DJ, or other entertainers? Stages are able to be rented from many of the same stores offering outdoor dance floor rental.

    Tent. When it comes to weather, hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. Rent a tent to keep guests dancing rain or shine.

    Sound. Hire a D.J., bring in a band, or rent audio amplifiers and P.A. equipment to play your own playlist. Depending on your event, you may want to look into alternatives like renting karaoke machines or jukeboxes.

    Party machines. Set the right mood with lighting and effects. Bubble machines, fog machines, party lights and strobe lights can all be rented for the occasion.

    Wedding dance floors. If it is a wedding you’re planning, you can learn more about all the considerations for wedding dance floor rental here.

    Portable floors. If you’d like to consider alternative flooring for your event, read more about your options when renting portable flooring.

    Frequently asked questions

    Can you put an outdoor dance floor on uneven ground?

    Most outdoor dance floors cannot be set up on uneven ground. Look for a flat location with no obstructions or slope. You may want to consider other portable flooring options.

    Can you put a dance floor on grass?

    Yes, a dance floor can be set up on grass as long as the area is flat and free of obstructions. It is recommended that the grass be cut short before the installation.

    Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products to help you meet your outdoor dance floor rental needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.

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