Special Occasions is event rental and design company with locations in Grand Blanc, Grand Rapids and Traverse City. We offer high-quality rental selections to fit any taste and budget, including full-service and do-it-yourself options. With more than 15 years of experience, Special Occasions has a team of talented and friendly designers who provide excellent design and event-planning services that will make your wedding dreams a reality.
Along with our design and planning services, Special Occasions provides delivery, set up, and clean up so you can relax on your big day. We can accommodate any style, from romantic, trendy, and elegant to whimsical or colorful—the choice is yours. Our event rentals include beautiful linens, chair covers, napkins, and more, in a variety of materials, colors, and patterns. Whatever your theme or style, Special Occasions can help you achieve your desired look.
Special Occasions services all of Michigan and beyond.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Lance · Married on 09/02/2018
My son's wedding was at Castle Farms in Charlevoix. After checking rental places in Northern Michigan, no one compared to the quality of rentals and the customer service of Special Occasions East, Grand Blanc.Sent on 09/18/2018
One aspect that sets Special Occasions apart is that you are able to go into the showroom and see the large variety of rentals available for weddings-all in pristine condition. Another plus is that the staff will graciously work with the bride by setting-up mock tablescapes to help clarify the wedding vision.
In our case after several visits to Special Occasions, the bride decided on the gold Chiavari chairs, farmhouse tables, gold-rimmed chargers, glittered table numbers and two speciality linens. Now it was up to the owner, Lorrie, to work her magic to make it happen at a venue four hours away on a holiday weekend!
We are so grateful that Lorrie agreed to work with Castle Farms and give of her own personal time to make sure we were able to make the wedding's set-up timeline! Ultimately, two trucks made the trip to Charlevoix with wedding cargo!
The expertise of Special Occasion and the quality of their rentals transformed our reception room at Castle Farms! When a friend asked my husband, the groom's father, what he liked most about the wedding, he replied, "When I first saw the reception room!"
The rentals from Special Occasions East are beautiful, the staff very helpful and the owner, patient and professional. The Smith/Papatheodore families are so appreciative of Lorrie and her staff for their willingness to work with us on our Northern Michigan destination wedding.
Chris (Groom's Mom)
Special Occasions LLC's reply:Chris, Thank you so very much for the opportunity to work with your families! We look forward to working with you again!
Karen · Married on 07/27/2019
Excellent personal attention, great prices
Special Occasions East and Lorrie are amazing. Their showroom is clean and neatly organized. We made an appointment and had Lorrie's personal attention picking out all of our linen needs. Anytime I called, I was treated with respect and my questions were quickly answered. Their prices are fair and better than the metro Detroit area.Sent on 08/01/2019
Kimberly Sitler · Married on 06/07/2019
Special Occasions did our linens and it looked BEAUTIFUL! We got married at Waldenwoods and wanted a simple floor length ivory linen and what a difference it made. The venue speaks for itself so we didn’t want to take that away. They were wonderful to work with and even helped with what color chivary chair would look best with the theme we were going for 🥰 we would highly recommend their services 💕Sent on 06/12/2019
We have worked with Lorrie and her staff at Special Occasions East for years and they are definitely the leader in linens & chair covers in the Genesee County area. Not only do our brides use Special Occasions but IMA Brookwood uses Special Occasions for all of the special events that we host at IMA Brookwood Banquet Center. They are always professional and willing to go the extra mile to make sure their clients are happy.
Special Occasions is fantastic to work with - we have photographed so many weddings where they have provided the linens and chair covers. Everything always looks fantastic and the couples and families are always thrilled with their efforts.
I've worked with Lori and her team on many occasions. They're always very courteous and flexible. Because I work a full time job during they day they often stay late to accomodate my schedule. They have an excellent quality and selection in linens. The best in our area. I highly recommend Special Occasions to my brides and all my clients.