Special Event Planning

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Planning an event can be fun and easy, nervous and exciting. It can also be tedious and worrisome with so many details that you’re ready to pull out your hair. Don’t let your frustrations ruin your event. Jennie, our Event Manager is here to work with you and for you. Whether you’re planning a Wedding, Anniversary party, Bridal or Baby Shower, Reunion, Corporate Meeting or other event, Jennie will devote her time to making your event a success.

Jennie works with multiple vendors to provide any services or equipment you may require… and can offer creative ideas to ensure your event is a success.  Enjoy the convenience of getting everything you need from just one place.  As a courtesy service to our tent customers, we provide CAD layouts and tent site inspections at no additional charge.

Contact Jennie at 717-334-0021 or email jennie@gettysburgrentalcenter.com

Also, be sure to view our huge selection of special event and party supply rentals!

We are the preferred party rental vendor for the following:  The Gettysburg Foundation,The Gettysburg Hotel, Fabio’s Events, Whitetail Ski Resort, Party Belles, Battlefield Bed & Breakfast, Wilson’s Bittersweet Barn, Stone of Scone Farm, Rock Creek Farm

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PLEASE NOTE:  Tent rentals do not include tent sides.  Sides are an additional charge. planning4

Rental Guidelines

Over night rental: After 3:30pm M-F until 8am the following morning. Same charge as a 4 hour rental.

Daily rental: Monday – Friday = 24 hrs Example.. .pick up 8am on Monday… return by 8am on Tuesday… one day charge

Weekend Rental: (Closed on Sunday)
Friday 3-5pm to 1pm Saturday = One day rental
Saturday after 12pm to Monday 8am = 1 Day

Any equipment with an hour meter on the machine includes 8 hours use during a one day rental period. Additional hourly rate may apply over 8 hours use on the meter.

SPECIAL EVENT rentals are priced by the event. Tents, tables, chairs, etc are normally made available prior to your event for set up. Tents will be set up during the week prior to a weekend event. We will work to accommodate your needs when possible. Tent reservations require a 50% non-refundable deposit and a site survey prior to delivery and set up.

Valid ID required for all rentals. Rental agreements are made with the person actually picking up or receiving the equipment. All rentals are pre-paid except with approved open account. Open account customers in good standing may have employees of their company sign for rented equipment.

Reservations are accepted for rentals and may require a deposit to guarantee availability.

Online requests through this website are not guaranteed reservations until confirmed by our staff.

Rates quoted do not include Damage Waiver, Sales Tax, Transportation, Fuel, or Cleaning charges.

Damage Waiver is a nominal 10% charge and allows us to cover everything EXCEPT abuse, misuse, or theft…it is not insurance and may be waived by the renter.

Renter is responsible for the safe use and operation of all equipment in their possession.

We do not automatically cancel reservations for inclement weather. Please call us if you would like to cancel for any reason.


We do not set up tents in unsafe areas, prior to snow storms, or in high winds. You are responsible to CALL 811 to verify the location of underground utilities.

THANK YOU, FROM ALL OF US AT Gettysburg Rental Center.

Generator Guide

honda generatorTo determine the WATTAGE of generator you will need for your particular job, multiply the AMPS your tool will use by the VOLTAGE it requires.

For example:

15 AMPS X 120 VOLTS = 1800 WATTS

It is always a good idea to have more power than your tool needs so you would want to use at least a 2500 watt generator.

If you would like to determine the total power output in AMPS a particular generator will produce, divide the total WATTAGE of the generator by the VOLTAGE (120 or 240) you will be using.

For example:

5600 WATTS divided by 120 VOLTS = 46.66 AMPS

Concrete Calculator

The Concrete Calculators help you to estimate the required concrete volume for a pour or placement, the volume of concrete needed to fill a block, and the volume of concrete needed in a column.

To use the Concrete Volume Calculator, simply enter the width, length, and thickness of your pour, click on whether you are measuring the thickness in feet or inches, then click on the Calculate button. The calculator will estimate the number of cubic yards of concrete that will be required.

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Cubic Yards Required:

To use the Concrete Column Calculator, simply enter the height and diameter of the column, and click on the Calculate button. The calculator will display the number of cubic yards required.

Cubic Yards Required:

To use the Block Wall Calculator, simply enter the height and length of the wall, click on whether you are filling an 8-inch or 12-inch wall, then click on the Calculate button. The calculator will estimate the number of cubic yards that will be required. Note that this is an estimate. There is significant variation in fill space among different blocks. This calculator assumes the use of double open-ended bond beam blocks.

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Charitable Donations – Gettysburg, Pennyslvania (PA)

Gettysburg Rental Center Charitable Contributions Policy Statement

It is the policy of Gettysburg Rental Center to make reasonable contributions to qualified charitable, educational and non-profit organizations. Requests must be made in writing at least 30 days prior to the event for consideration.

It is the intent of this policy to:

  • Administer the contributions program pursuant to rules established by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Manage the disbursement of charitable donations or funds at the local level.
  • The President and Chief Operating Officer will annually set a maximum level of charitable contributions for the business.
  • Multi-year commitments to charitable organizations will not be made. A contribution or donation is not a contract for services or materials and does not obligate Gettysburg Rental Center to future support.
  • Requests for contributions must be made in writing and include the following: Name and address of the organization, officers with contact information, Tax exempt number & status, donation request, event date(s), and reason.

Submitted requests will be considered and answered in writing.