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We are a Full-Service Event Company located in South Bend, IN

Burns Special Events is a full-service design and rental company! Our expert Event Specialists can do as much or as little as you are needing for your wedding or event. With our event specialists planning your event, our warehouse staff preparing your order, and our drivers and crews executing set up and tear down, we at Burns Special Events pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service from beginning to end.


Rentals: We have a full inventory of any items that you may need for your wedding or event. We can also set-up any items that you have rented! If you don’t see what you are looking for, we can also do special orders and create custom décor pieces to make your event unique to you!

• Tents • Tables • Chairs • Dinnerware • Linens • Bars • Dance Floors • Lighting • Furniture • Games • Stages • Inflatables • Vases • Candelabras • Audio/Visual Equipment • Restroom Trailers

An Event Specialists will be on hand every step of the way to make sure that you will have everything you need for your event!

Floral: We can create your centerpieces in floral and non-floral options, boutonnieres, bouquets and ceremony décor. Work 1-on-1 with a Floral Specialist to create arrangements that will accent your event perfectly

Event Planning: Let us help you bring your vision to life by planning, organizing and overseeing all aspects of the event! Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions, Anniversaries, Graduations, Birthdays, Fundraisers, Corporate Family Days, no event is too big or too small. We will ensure that the preparation, as well as the execution, of the event goes smoothly and that you as well as your guests have a memorable and fun experience!

Day of Coordinating: We would meet with you the month before the wedding and discuss timelines, handle all vendor communication, and be available on-site the day of the wedding to ease your mind make sure everything is set up and runs smoothly without you having to worry about it!

Event Design: Need inspiration for designing your event? We have Event Specialists who annually attend seminars and training around the country to stay on top of the latest trends in the event industry. They will help you create a master plan in our interactive design studio, where you can experiment with different looks and figure out your event vision. This service is complimentary with rental reservations!

Ceiling Treatments (Swag): Ceiling swags are long pieces of fabric draped from the ceiling. A swag adds instant mood and atmosphere to any room or tent! The fabric closes in a large room, making it feel more intimate and romantic, so this technique is ideal for special occasions like weddings, formal dances, birthday parties and anniversaries. Drape one or many swags from the ceiling to create the perfect setting for your event!

Conventions/Public Events: Have a large event with a few or hundreds of vendors? Our experienced event staff can plan the layout and set-up the entire event with tables, chairs, tents, and individual booths!

We can do as much or as little as you need! We have some clients who choose to use us for everything, some only use us for event set-up/tear down, and some that only need to rent tables and chairs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following event rental services to you provide?

Clean Up

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Lounge Furniture
Photo booth
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

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What is the starting price for altar/arch rentals?


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What is the starting price for chairs?


What is the starting price for 12x12 ft dance floors?

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Erica Married on 05/22/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great company

We hired Burns Rent-Alls for our wedding in Elkhart, IN. They were amazing to work with. They have such a wide variety of items that you can rent that we didn't need to go anywhere else to rent anything. They took care of all our tents, seating, arch, portapottys, chairs, linens, and tables. The office was so easy to work with as we got closer to the date. We were able to adjust our order to make sure it was just right for the day of. The set up crew was also amazing. We had a tough backyard to set up in due to the yard being on an incline but they were able to set everything up perfectly. There wasn't a single item missing from our order. The gentleman who dropped off the portapotty was great, he ensured everything was hooked up and ready to go and walked us through how to turn everything on/lock it up as needed. I can't recommend this company enough they were a one stop shop and made wedding planning easy! Thank you!
Zoe Married on 10/13/2018
5 out of 5 rating


Burns Rentals went above and beyond for my special day! Their team of experts covered all of the details including tables, chairs, linens, decor, flowers, little details and much much more! They were always available for any of my questions and were so skilled in their designs and recommendations that the entire process went so smoothly. Amanda and her team are the best of the best and I would HIGHLY recommend them for any wedding expertise in the future! Don’t miss the opportunity to work with them because they will make your wedding dreams a reality!
Dora Married on 09/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

A special place

We rented our head tables and chairs and also our guest tables from Burns. The head tables were farmhouse style along with the chairs. It was exactly what we were looking for and very reasonable prices. They provide alot of other services as well. They deliver and pick up which makes so much less stress on the bride.
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Westley Leon Studios Westley Leon Studios Wedding Photographers

Burns is the vendor you need when it comes to the decor of your day! Every wedding we've ever worked together has always been gorgeously setup and beautiful done. I wouldn't recommend any one else for this.

Knollwood Country Club Knollwood Country Club Country Club Weddings

this small endorsement box does not have enough space to explain how wonderful Burns Special Events is! Knollwood has worked with Burns on many weddings and events, and the work the do is amazing. They can make any of your visions come to life, and make them better than what you expected. They are also the easiest and best people to work with. I enjoy every second I get to spend with them! I HIGHLY recommend them for their creativity, and professionalism.

Belle Behind the Ball Wedding & Event Planning Co Belle Behind the Ball Wedding & Event Planning Co Wedding Planners

Burns Special Events has been a trusted partner of Belle Behind the Ball for many years now. From Tents to Tea Cups, they provide our Clients impeccable service. Their product is ever evolving, always bringing in the newest trends and their staff is amazing to work with! Whether I am dealing with the Owners of the company or Rachael, the fabulous lady in the warehouse that does my returns or the girls in the showroom, Molly and Lauren... I am treated kindly and professionally and they go out of their way to get my Clients what they want to build their Dream Wedding!

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