270 Lafayette St., nr. Prince St., Ste. 1303; 212-625-1818; yourgreenroom.com
This boutique rental agency offers avant-garde styles that have attracted such diverse clients as Armani, Vogue, the New Museum, and the Pope. The inventory encompasses everything from plush, feminine chaises to mid-century-modern armchairs to an array of pedestals and light-up bars. It offers a 24/7 delivery service, as well as trained decorative consultants who will assess your venue of choice. A Strut dining table costs $345 for up to seven days.
Online shoppers can now furnish a three-day extravaganza without ever leaving their desks. Although his storage facility is in the South Bronx, owner Stephen Wallis can arrange for delivery anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard. If a couple needs to lock down eighteen glam red-velvet chaises, they can check the stock quantity, details, and measurements on the company site. A glossy white oval table that seats eight starts at $350.
Props for Today
330 W. 34th St., nr. Ninth 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, twenties) as contemporary lines (light-up cubes are in the mix). Design aficionados will gravitate to the rental studio’s Saarinen Tulip chairs. A trained wedding staff will sit down with clients to outfit blank spaces. The ground-floor loading dock makes for easy pickup if you want to DIY it. Prices upon request.
141 W. 28th St., nr. Seventh Ave., second fl.; 212-273-9710; ruthfischl.com
Although Fischl initially began peddling small props for weddings, her business has 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. Most furniture is reupholstered for each event, so there’s 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. Seventh Ave., tenth fl.; 646-336-6808; taylorcreativeinc.com
Bobby Taylor’s furniture rentals favor a geometric, downtown aesthetic: square tufted ottomans, high runner tables with chrome accents, and lounge-inspired cushioned benches are de rigueur. Couples looking for modern minimalism will have good luck here—a cube table is $300 for a five-day rental—but Taylor also stocks more ornate fixtures like chandeliers and life-size horse lamps. All units can be delivered by the company crew.