Rental Policies and Procedures


To confirm a reservation we require your contact information, a valid credit card number on file, a non-refundable deposit, and a signature on your rental contract. The deposit is equal to 40% of your order total and is applied towards your final balance. Your order will not be considered ‘reserved’ until a deposit and signed contract are received.
Payments can be made in any of the following ways: credit card, Interac, cash, email transfer or direct deposit. We take payments in person, over the phone, by email, or by mail. You may pay the final balance on your account at any point before your event, but we must receive payment before the items can be delivered or picked-up.
A Security deposit is required when picking up the items or when receiving the items. Deposits can be provided with a valid major credit card.  The security deposit covers charges for missing or abused rental items, mildewed or damaged linens, cleaning fees for items not reasonably cleaned, additional labour and/or services performed and additional rental fees on late returns. The entire security deposit will be refunded if items are returned per agreement.
Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. The day you book your order the items are considered out of our inventory for your date and thus made unavailable to other potential customers. This ensures you will have all the items you need on the date you require them. Because of this, we do have certain policies regarding changes to your order.All reductions in numbers must be received by GNS Party Rentals 14 days prior to your event. Any reductions or cancellations made within 14 days will be subject to a cancellation fee. Any increases in your numbers must be made prior to your pick-up or delivery, and are subject to item availability.These items will be billed separately. You may make changes by phone, email, or in person. This policy helps us to ensure that your order is packed as accurately as possible. See our Cancellation Policy below for more detailed information.
Reductions in quantity are limited to 20% of the original amount ordered per item and must be made a minimum of 14 days prior to your event to avoid penalty. Reductions in quantity greater than 20% and/or any reductions made within 14 days of your event are subject to a penalty of 50% of the total rental rate of the cancelled item(s) plus taxes. Any items cancelled within 1 week of the event date will be charged at full rental rates plus taxes. As these items will be made unavailable to other clients at the time of booking, if you do cancel your entire reservation you will forfeit your initial 40% reservation fee.
The rental rate is based on a 24-hour rental. Should you need the items longer please contact us and ask about our multi-day rates.
Unless special arrangements have been made prior to your pick-up, you may pick-up your rental any time after 12:00pm on the day before your event, and may return no later than 12:00pm on the day specified on your rental contract. Either you or someone else can pick up your order. If another person will be picking up they will need to know what name your order is booked under and settle any remaining balance owing on the account. If you require your rental earlier than 12:00pm on the day before your event, you may contact GNS Party Rentals to see if it will be ready earlier. You are responsible for any and all damage that may occur during transportation to and from your event site. Persons picking up items must provide a valid driver’s license or other Government photo Identification. The customer must also provide a valid credit card for payment and/or deposit. Please note the minimum order or pick-up is $20 before taxes.
Delivery rates are based on drop off to a point immediately accessible to our truck, usually your driveway, garage, or yard. All deliveries require the signature of a responsible party for equipment to be left. Should you require delivery beyond our truck tailgate or set-up and take down of items, please request a quote prior to your event.Delivery times are set on the week of delivery.  You will be given a morning or afternoon delivery time. Morning delivery means the items will be delivered between 8 am and 2 pm. Afternoon delivery means between 12 pm and the last delivery of the day. Our trucks will deliver until their schedule is complete. Should you have special delivery requests, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As there are many deliveries in a day it is not always possible to give exact delivery times. For an additional fee it is possible to arrange for before- and after-hours deliveries, as well as time specific deliveries.
  • A minimum order requirement should be met for our regular delivery charges.
  • Orders less than the minimum order will also be considered for delivery, for an extra charge.
  • Customer is responsible for any extra expenses incurred while delivering the items to their location such as Parking Fees or Parking Fines if proper loading facilities were not arranged.
  • Deliveries and Pick-ups could be arranged on holidays and after business hours for an extra charge.
  • Setting up and moving furniture is not included in the delivery fee. Our delivery personnel are not authorized to set up equipment unless they have been previously arranged and paid for. Please request the service at time of placing the order and we will gladly accommodate you.
  • Large orders containing Dishes, Linen and Cutlery will not be counted at location when picked up by our staff, unless previously arranged.
  • Deliveries are made during regular business hours. While consideration will be given to customer requests, we can provide a “ballpark” time but cannot guarantee exactly when your delivery will arrive. Customers may call on the day of the delivery for the most up-to-date scheduling information.
  • Our delivery personnel cannot schedule pick-up times, so please feel free to call our office to arrange pick-up times.
  • Upon delivery our staff are instructed to deliver to a mutually convenient ground floor location. If the location is up stairs or down stairs and no proper elevator service is available, our staff is instructed to call the office for authorization. There may be additional charges for stairwells or difficult to access areas.
  • Customer should be at the delivery location to receive and sign the paper work at the delivery time, and should have their credit card with them if they are paying by credit card or are using the credit card for security deposit.
  • Customer does not have to be at home for a delivery if they have been to our office and signed the order form and paid in advance. However, they must provide a protected and secured area for delivery since the customer will be responsible for any loss or damage. If the delivery is to a commercial building or to an outdoor location we will need a customer appointed individual on location to receive the delivery.


We are available to set up chairs, tables and other items for an additional set-up and tear-down fee. We do not generally offer set up of table settings, linens, or other general decor items but we can often coordinate this if required. Delivery is an additional fee as rates will vary on location.

We do rent for out-of-town events. You can pick the items up yourself or we can deliver. Should you require delivery please contact us for a delivery rate. We can also help you arrange shipment of some rentals via courier. Multi day rates may apply if items will need to be shipped via courier, picked-up by yourself, or delivered more than 24 hours in advance of your event. You are responsible for any and all damage that may occur during transportation to and from your event site by a third party.
We do our best to make sure your order is complete. If you discover any missing or damaged items upon receipt, please contact us immediately so that we can make a note on your account and make arrangements to replace the items if desired. If it is after store hours please leave a message or call our after-hours emergency line. We will contact you as soon as possible. Many factors can contribute to items being lost or damaged during an event. We cannot accept disputes after an event is over.
If you will not be returning the items yourself or present for the pick-up, or will not be in contact after your event, GNS Party Rentals will require the name and contact information of the person who will be responsible for your rental. It is best to appoint one trustworthy person to be in charge of the return.On return, linens must be dry to prevent mildew, free of any wax, food or confetti and placed in the bags provided. Do not place damp linens in plastic bags. We ask that you scrape or rinse the plates and cutlery free of any food, empty the glasses, and rinse food service items. All items should be placed back into the containers they arrived in. Avoid leaving excess water in the bottom of any containers as any metal pieces may rust.**We often receive back items that do not belong to us. Any items found with your order will be collected, rinsed, and packaged. You will be informed as soon as possible after your event if there is anything here to pick-up. We will store the items for no longer than 30 days. If we have not heard from you after 30 days, the items will be discarded or donated to a local charity.
To avoid extra charges, we recommend that you count your order before returning it to ensure all items and packaging are accounted for. GNS Party Rentals also counts every order when it is returned to our warehouse. If you are not willing or able to wait for your order to be counted by GNS Party Rentals staff upon return, then we will not accept any disputes over missing or damaged items. As we take in many orders in a day, there may be a slight wait as returns are counted on a first come, first serve basis.
Rental items need to be returned to their point of delivery. China, glassware and flatware should be “dishwasher ready” and placed back in their supplied containers. All original containers and boxes must be returned. Tables and chairs should be folded and stacked neatly. Linens should be placed in bags provided. If your order is not ready for pick-up when GNS Party Rentals arrives, we will return at our discretion for an additional one-way pick-up charge.
If you do have missing or damaged items upon return, you will be informed as soon as possible. If the missing items cannot be found or if we are unable to contact you or the person responsible within 48 hours of your specified return date, replacement fees will be automatically charged to the credit card on file. If any items can be located and returned within one week of your specified return date, we will refund the full amount. No refund after one week. Repair fees for damaged items must be paid upon receipt of an invoice. Any items considered un-rentable by GNS Party Rentals standards will be charged at full replacement value.The customer is responsible for the goods from the time of pick-up/delivery until the items are returned to GNS Party Rentals. Be sure that all equipment is secure and protected from the weather while it is in your possession. We do charge for; soiled, broken, damaged or missing items, including packaging materials. There will be an extra cleaning charge for any wax, excessive grease, ink and/or hard to remove stains on linens and fabrics. Our insurance does not cover equipment while it is in your possession.

You (the customer) are responsible for returning rental items in the same condition in which they were received, except for ordinary wear and tear. You are liable for the replacement cost of damaged or lost items. A Damage Waiver is available to protect you from damage due to accidental breakage. No loss of any type will be covered.

The Damage Waiver is an additional fee of 7 percent of your total rental order. The Damage Waiver is optional and you may decline it by initialing on the decline Damage Waiver line at the bottom of the contract. If waiver is declined, customer is responsible for all charges relating to loss or damage to rental items under any circumstance.

If waiver is accepted:

• Orders totaling up to $400.00 will be eligible for coverage of up to twenty-five percent of the total rental cost. Any damage over twenty-five percent of the total order will be charged at fifty percent of replacement costs.
• Orders totaling more than $400.00 are eligible for coverage of the first $100.00 of replacement value. Any damage over $100.00 will be charged at fifty percent of replacement costs.

What the damage waiver IS:

• Waives you of liability for rented items that are returned damaged due to an accident. You must return all broken or damaged items and other such evidence that we may reasonably require.
• Must be accepted prior to your taking possession of the rented items.
• Is secondary to your own insurance. Some homeowner and business insurance may cover you for damage to rented items in the event of a sizable claim. If waiver is declined you must add us to your insurance for the duration of the period in which rental items are in your possession.

What the damage waiver is NOT:

• Coverage for damage due to neglect, abuse or misuse. If deemed necessary by the rental company, you agree to furnish a police report upon their request.
• Coverage for loss.

Specific circumstances NOT covered by the damage waiver:

• Any type of loss of rented items or accessory equipment.
• Overloading or exceeding the rated capacity of equipment.
• Use of electrical current provided by other than an electric utility.
• Operation/use of equipment in a manner different from its intended purpose, or damage resulting from neglect and/or abuse

• Tampering with items or equipment that we have installed such as tents, dancefloors or staging.
• Tampering with gas or electric appliances.

Rental items are charged for time out, not for use. Every item that leaves our building is treated the same way upon return, used or not. This ensures that every item you receive is clean, sanitized, and food safe. No refunds are given for items that were not used during your event.

Late rentals will be charged a half-day rental rate for each day. If you are not able to return your rentals on time, please inform GNS Party Rentals so that we are able to make a note on your account. If we require the items for another order, we will make arrangements to pick the items up ourselves, at the cost of a one-way pick-up fee, charged to the credit card on file.