About Us

 About Us
Connecticut Rental Center has been a family owned company since 1969 with the simple motto “we’ve got it all.” In business for over 40 years, Connecticut Rental Center is an independent and locally owned company where great customer service and helpful information is always important.

Experienced Party, Wedding & Event Consultants
Our onsite consultants will be happy to share their years of knowledge and experience with you to help plan the entire event. Tent site layout, table and chair selection, linen coordination, decor ideas, caterer and venue suggestions are just a few of the many services available to you at no charge.

Wedding Ceremonies • Wedding After Parties • Rehearsal Dinners • Engagement Parties • Jack & Jill Parties • Birthday Bashes • Sweet 16 Parties • Bar & Bat Mitzvahs • Backyard Barbecues • Picnics • Graduation Parties • Baby Showers • Wedding Anniversaries • Company Holiday Parties • Fair Booths • Tag Sales • Christenings • Funerals • Professional Client Events • Business Luncheons • Open Houses • Thanksgiving Dinner • Christmas Parties • New Years Eve Parties • Fashion Shows....and much more! 

Our History
Bob Byrne had a dream that he could bring a new type of business called Rental to central Connecticut.  That dream became a reality in in 1969 when he opened Taylor Rental Center in Portland CT.  In 1979, Bob moved his business to Middletown, CT to its present location; 30 deKoven Drive close by to Wesleyan University, Main Street Middletown, and Route 9.  In 1985 Byrne took the company independent to form Connecticut Rental Center's Inc. with his son Tom Byrne by his side.  In 2012 Bob retired and his son Tom took over ownership and management of the business. Now with Tom's wife Dawn and his two sons Garrett and Riley and nephew Kevin Peterson the family business continues to grow and add new and exciting rental equipment.

A large variety products and equipment are available for special events, parties, contracting jobs, and do-it-yourself projects for the entire state of Connecticut.  We service the event industry, contractors, do-it-yourselfers, sporting events, residential homeowners, military, exhibition, and even the disaster relief business.  This year we are adding a new line of Vintage Party Rentals. 

Bringing A Touch Of Nostalgia To Weddings & Special Events
Connecticut Rental Center is pleased to introduce “Connecticut Vintage Rental”; a new line of unique, vintage, one-of-a-kind items. Carefully curatedy pieces from velvet armchairs, weathered accent tables, and captain travel trunks to suitcases, typewriters, mismatched china and glassware, fairytale tea sets, and more on the way. Much like Boston based company New England Country Rentals, Connecticut Rental Center prides itself on being an independent company constantly changing to keep event rentals fresh and new. With that said, it only seemed natural to add these items to inventory next to their custom crafted farm tables, farm benches, and sailcloth tents.

“Made popular a few years ago by what was called an Anthropology style wedding, vintage rustic weddings now have become common place in the world of wedding styles. From the shabby chic style wedding to the more flea market wedding …“says popular wedding blog Rustic Wedding Chic.

• Event and Party Products
- Frame Tent Rentals / Party Canopy (Self Install Tents) Rentals
- Pole Tent Rentals
- Sailcloth Tent Rentals
- Dance Floor & Staging Rentals
- Chair Rentals
- Table Rentals
- Farm Table and Farm Bench Rentals
- China Rentals
- Glasware Rentals
- Flatware & Utensil Rentals
- Silver Rentals
- Linen Rentals
- Buffet & Bar Service Rentals
- Concession Equipment Rentals
- Wedding & Shower Accessory Rentals
- Centerpiece Rentals
- Fun & Game Rentals

- Audio/Visual Rentals

• We are a proud member of the international trade association for the rental equipment industry; The American Rental Association.


• Contractor and Do-It-Yourself Equipment
Backhoes • Bobcats • Breakers • Compressors • Compactors • Floor Grinders • Cement Mixers • Saws • Excavators • Loaders • Dehumidifiers • Rug Cleaners • Industrial Vacuums • Generators • Landscape Equipment • Heaters • Lifting and Moving Equipment • Painting Equipment • Power Tools & Carpentry Equipment • Power Washers • Scaffolding  ** It’s our policy to be sure you fully understand how to operate every piece of equipment you rent regardless of whether you are experienced or just starting out. We will make sure you have all the necessary accessories needed to finish the project.



Testimonials
You were great to work with! From start to finish, you made what I thought was going to be a difficult rental process, very simple! Also, the men who came and delivered and picked up the tables/tablecloths were all very professional and fast!
Lori Horn, Ivoryton, CT for her husband's Hawaii Five-O Party