270 Lafayette St., nr. Prince St., Ste. 204, 212-625-1818; yourgreenroom.com
This boutique-y rental agency offers avant-garde styles that have garnered clients like Armani and the New Museum. The growing inventory blends well in posh hotel settings, encompassing everything from plush, feminine chaises to mid-century modern armchairs. In addition to the 24/7 delivery service, Greenroom’s hands-on consultants will professionally assess the venue of choice. An ivory-hued Strut dining table costs $350 for up to seven days.
Online shoppers can now furnish a three-day matrimonial extravaganza without ever leaving their desks. Although its storage room resides in the South Bronx, Stephen Wallis’s operation (with thousands of designs) is almost entirely Web-based. He will, however, assist with delivery. If a client needs eighteen glam red-velvet chaises, they can look online at the stock quantity listed beside details and measurements. A glossy, white oval table that seats eight people starts at $300.
Props for Today
330 W. 34th St., nr. Eighth Ave., twelfth fl., 212-244-9600; propsfortoday.com
This two-story warehouse deals with more than just run-of-the-mill props, offering as many authentic antique furniture selections (early American, Marie Antoinette, roaring twenties) as contemporary lines. Design aficionados will gravitate to this rental studio’s Saarinen Tulip Chairs. A trained wedding staff will sit down with clients to map out set designs of blank spaces. The ground-floor loading dock makes for easy pickup. Prices upon request.
141 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave., 212-273-9710; ruthfischl.com
Although Fischl initially began peddling small props for weddings, her business has since expanded into a full-rental studio that specializes in upholstering. Fischl’s cascade of fabric bolts (linens, satins, and taffetas) transforms her plain couches and chairs into luxe furnishings, and the turnaround is quick. All furniture is reupholstered for each event, so there is no need to worry about stains from previous parties. A wooden table for eight costs $250 for three days.
Taylor Creative, Inc.
150 W. 28th St., nr. Sixth Ave., tenth fl., 646-336-6808; taylorcreativeinc.com
Trendy couples will find that Bobby Taylor’s furniture rentals favor a geometric, downtown aesthetic: square “floating” ottomans, high runner tables with steel accents, and lounge-inspired cushioned benches. All units are delivered by the company crew, removing the stress of assembly and cleanup. The cube table is $325 for a five-day rental.
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide