Capital Party Rentals, Rockville, 301-231-9600; Dulles, 703-661-8290; capitalpartyrentals.com. Tents, dance floors, flatware, china, lighting, linens, and auxiliary power.
Classic Tents, Silver Spring; 301-588-3181; classictentsinc.com. Tents, lighting, and carpeted, hardwood, or black-and- white dance floors.
DC Rental, Arlington; 703-671-7300; dcrental.com. In business for 20 years, DC Rental provides flatware, chairs, linens, and more.
HDO Productions, Rockville; 301-881-8700; hdotents.com. Custom lighting, flooring, heating, air conditioning, tents, and more.
L&A Tent Rentals, Stafford; 703-451-3390; latentrentals.com. In business since 1899, L&A has outfitted events for Universal Studios and the Redskins.
Party Rental, Northwest; 202-223-9401; Beltsville; 301-931-4580; www.partyrentalltd.com. Staging, china, barware, linens, serving pieces, and more.
Perfect Settings, Northeast; 202-722-2900; perfectsettings.com. Patterned china; place mats; candleabras; flatware in gold, silver, bamboo; and more.
Select Event Rentals, Beltsville; 301-604-2334; weparty.com. Linens, tents, flatware, and an interactive Web site that allows customers to preview table colors.
Sugarplum Tent Company, Boyds, Md.; 301-869-2054; sugarplumtents.com. Popular choices include a tent with a clear top and a black-and-white “tuxedo-effect” tent.