DELIVERY OPTIONS 

FREE Delivery/Retrieval for most equipment

orders over $499 to a Columbus, OH, RESIDENTIAL address.

Delivery/Retrieval rates vary, depending on the specific items, distance and timing of deliveries.
Please contact an AFE representative for your event's estimated costs. In the meantime, use the info below as your general guide.

Our Will Call Service is ideal for time sensitive events and parties. Save on distance and delivery fees, as well as time sensitive charges,

by picking up and returning your rental item(s) to our warehouse. Click Here for more info and items available for Will Call service.

PLEASE make Delivery arrangements for your rentals as far in advance as possible.
AFE is not always able to accommodate last minute requests. 

Reservations fewer than 5 days before event may generate last-minute scheduling fees starting at $25+ increasing upto 35% of the order.

STANDARD DELIVERY

PRIORITY DELIVERY 

STANDARD DELIVERY/FREE DELIVERY
Delivery/Retrieval for most equipment orders OVER $499 to a Columbus, Ohio, RESIDENTIAL address is FREE.
Delivery of Orders Under $499: $49
Delivery of Orders Under $299: $79
Delivery of Orders Under $199: $99


Delivery/Retrieval for most equipment orders OVER $499 to a Columbus, Ohio,       NON-Residential address is $39.
Delivery of Orders Under $499: $7
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Delivery of Orders Under $299: $129
Delivery of Orders Under $199: $149
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Important Info For STANDARD Delivery Option

  • AFE has the discretion to arrange delivery up to 2 days/evenings before your event with no additional rental cost to you.

  • AFE will assign a 4-6 hour delivery window, between 7 a.m. and 30 minutes before your event's scheduled start time.

  • Under both Free and Standard Delivery options, AFE will not charge you if it does NOT retrieve equipment immediately after your event (leaving it for you to enjoy), because of scheduled client commitments, weather conditions, limited access or other issues beyond AFE's control.

  • It may take AFE up to 2 days after your event to retrieve items.

  • Live entertainment, tables, chairs, tents and certain other items may have additional delivery fees.

 

DISTANCE FEES may be added for deliveries/retrievals 20+ miles from our warehouse. Mileage calculations are made by our reservation system.

Contact your AFE Sales Planner for details.

Examples of typical distance fees include
$25-$50 for Johnstown, Lancaster, Pataskala;
$50-$100 for Buckeye Lake, Circleville, Delaware, London, Marysville, Newark, Plain City, Springfield, Sunbury;
$100-$250 for Dayton, Mansfield, Marion, Zanesville;

$150-$400 for Akron, Cincinnati areas;

$400-$800 for Cleveland, Toledo areas.

SAME DAY PRIORITY DELIVERY 
AFE will prioritize your delivery ON your event date before 4 p.m. for $199+
AFE will prioritize your delivery ON your event date before noon for $299+
AFE will prioritize your delivery ON your event date before 9:00 a.m. for $399+


SAME DAY PRIORITY RETRIEVAL 
AFE will prioritize your retrieval ON your event date before 5 p.m. for $199+
AFE will prioritize your retrieval ON your event date before 9 p.m. for $299+
AFE will prioritize your retrieval ON your event date
before 11:45 p.m. for $499+
AFE will prioritize your retrieval ON your event date after midnight for $699+

AFE will try to assign a 2-4 hour window for delivery or retrieval.
A Distance Fee will apply after 20 miles from our warehouse, added to any other fees.

Where unforeseen issues prevent Same Day service (weather, lockouts, power outages, large crowds, or similar issues beyond our control), AFE will prioritize your retrieval the next day.
 

SPECIALTY (TIME SENSITIVE) DELIVERY/RETRIEVAL
AFE will assign a 1-2 hour window for a Specialty Delivery and/or a Specialty Retrieval.

Specialty Delivery: $149+

Specialty Retrieval: $149+

Added to any other fees, such as same day delivery charges, distances fees and etc.


AFE must have access to the event location with enough time to

set up equipment completely and safely. 
If not, AFE will not be held responsible for an event’s late start.

SPECIALTY DELIVERY

MINIMUM equipment order to park or public site is $600 and requires Priority Delivery and Retrieval, if Flex Delivery isn't an option.
Specialty Delivery or Retrieval fee to a CONVENTION CENTER or BEYOND THE LOBBY of a building/hotel: $199+

Specialty Delivery/Retrieval fee for use of ELEVATOR: $49+ (not all items will be able to fit in elevators

Specialty Delivery/Retrieval fee for use of STAIRS: $49+ (not all items will be able to go up stairs)

Specialty Delivery/Retrieval fee to or through ODD SPACES: $49+
INSIDE OPERATION fee for inflatables or large items: $45+ during April-October; NO FEE November-March.

Fee for larger events requiring ADDITIONAL STAFF for set up and tear down: $99+
ONSITE MANAGEMENT fee for larger or detail-oriented celebrations: 10-30% of booking cost.
Delivery on or around a HOLIDAY may incur a Specialty Delivery fee and/or additional rental fee.

Specialty Delivery fees are added to any other fees already part of your order.

BULKY ITEMS

BULKY OR LARGE ITEM FEE
These Items are so awesome they take up more room in our trucks or need extra special handling!

Tent Delivery: $50+

Chairs & Tables Delivery: $49.+

Royal Chairs Delivery: $49+

Arcade Games Delivery: $99+

Glow Decor Delivery: $99+ OR FREE residential delivery on orders of $500 or more
Bulky or Large Item fees are added to
any other fees already part of your order.

MINIMUM ORDER REQUIREMENTS

SERVING ALL OF OHIO & NEIGHBORING STATES
Please refer to the map below for Minimum Order amounts for equipment rentals,

color-coded by county. (Click on a county to enlarge.)

Upon special request, we may waive a Minimum Order requirement and charge a

15% service fee instead, to be added to all other Delivery and Specialty Option fees.

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Standard Delivery Options (see above)
​Min. equipment order of​ $400
​Min. equipment order of​ $800
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quipment order of​ $1,200
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quipment order of​ $3,000
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quipment order of​ $4,000
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quipment order of​ $5,000

ENTERTAINERS MINIMUM ORDER REQUIREMENTS
Please refer to the map on the left for Minimum Order amounts and Distance Fees

for our entertainers. (Click on a county to enlarge.)

Upon special request, we may waive a Minimum Order requirement and charge a 15% service fee instead, which will be added to all other Delivery and Specialty Option fees. 

NOTE: This map is a general guide and specific entertainers may have their own requirements.
 

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Included in price or a fee up to $50 depending on city
$50 distance fee, some entertainers min, 1 hour to 1.5 hours
​$100 distance fee, some entertainers min, 1 hour to 2 hours

$150 distance fee, some entertainers min, 1 hour to 2.5 hours
$200 distance fee, some entertainers min, 1 hour to 2.5 hours
$250 distance fee, some entertainers min, 1 hour to 2.5 hours
$300 distance fee, some entertainers min, 1 hour to 3 hours