About

Mutton Rentals is the largest tent and event rental company in northeast Indiana.  With over thirty years experience, we stand ready to meet your rental needs with the highest quality, clean equipment and friendly, professional staff.  Learn more about our team and the rental experience.

Northern Indiana’s Most Dedicated, Innovative and Professional Tent and Event Company

The Mutton Family has a long history in the Fort Wayne area business community with several well-known companies across the city. The Spirit of Entrepreneurship runs deep, dating back three generations to the 1960s through Ray and Ruth Mutton who bought a Standard Oil Gas Station in Time Corners. 

Fast forward to 1985, Bob and Linda Mutton (Bob, son of Ray and Ruth) started Mutton Rental Center, Inc.  At its inception, the company primarily focused on equipment and tool rental with its primary client base being homeowners and contractors.

Bob and Linda, having a passion for entertaining and throwing parties, began to add tables, chairs, and small tents to their offerings by the late 1980s.  Surely, they thought, renting things that they could also use for their own parties was just common sense. 

Through the 1990s the business continued to grow but a trend became apparent.  The party and tent rental side of the business was growing much more rapidly than the tool and equipment side.  In 1999 the decision was made to auction off all of the tool and equipment inventory and move strictly into party and tent rentals. The business maintained a strong brand of consistency and quality through the early 2000s. 

In 2008 Matt Mutton (son of Bob and Linda) joined the business full time after graduating with an Entrepreneurship degree from the Kelly School of Business at IU Bloomington.  Degree in hand, Matt’s experience in the business was already well rounded over the past 15 years of summer breaks. In elementary school, Matt would get off the school bus at “work” and over the years he had already worked in every aspect of the business. 

Matt quickly realized he had a huge opportunity to build upon a solid brand and business that his parents built from the ground up and set his eyes to the future with three goals in mind: 

Get Bigger

Maintain Quality 

Do Service Right

Over the course of the next 10 years Matt was blessed to have witnessed the accomplishment of all three of his goals.  The company has tripled in size, becoming by far the largest party and tent rental company in the area, and has solidified a reputation for quality product, superior service, and phenomenal staff not only locally, but on a regional level.  

Matt attributes the company’s success to having great mentors and role models for parents, being fortunate enough to have talked the right girl, Leah Mutton, into marrying him and then later convincing her to work a couple of days a week in the business, working hard, and having faith in God.

While the company stands firmly on a 30+ year history of success, they live with the mindset that they are just getting started.  Growth, Quality, and Service is the business model.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I make my rental reservation?

As soon as possible.  All rental items are available on a first come, first served basis and quantities are finite.  Until we have your reservation in our system complete with signature and 50% deposit, items cannot be held for you. You can review our policies here.

How do I reserve my rental items?

In order to reserve, you will need to work with one of our dedicated event specialists either over the phone, via email, or in person and they will assist you in making a reservation. To establish a customer file in our system, we will require your driver’s license number, and current contact information.  To make a reservation we require a 50% deposit and a current credit card to remain on file for the duration of your rental. You can review our policies here.

What is your cancellation policy?

Your 50% deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. We have promised these items to you and have turned away other rentals for your date. If you must cancel, we will happily refund any amount you have paid over the non-refundable 50% until the week of your event. You can review our policies here.

How and when do I pay?

In order to make a reservation, we require a 50% deposit on your rental. These deposits are non transferable and non refundable.  The balance is due two weeks prior to the event - don't worry, we will provide courtesy reminders as your event approaches.  Reservations made within two weeks of your event do require payment in full.  Payments can be made a number of ways.  We accept major credit cards, checks, and cash, as well as ACH deposits from our corporate clientele.  Payments can be made over the phone, in person, or via mail or email.  Our event specialists are happy to help you through this process. You can review our policies here.

I'd like to have my rental items delivered and picked up. How will I know when you will arrive?

If you have timing preferences for your delivery order, our event specialists will work through your needs at reservation.  When reserving, we do require a broad window of time for routing purposes - any time frame more narrow than 4 hours may incur additional fees.  Once you've agreed to a day or time frame for delivery, we get to work scheduling.  When your event week has arrived, we will call to confirm everything on your order and provide a two hour delivery window - so that you'll know when to expect our professional installers to arrive. You can review our policies here.

Visit our Showroom!

We always welcome your visit to our showroom!  Our showroom and design room are spectacular resources at your disposal as you work through all of the important details of your event.  Need some centerpiece inspiration?  Want to see your exact linen selection on the table?  Feel a bit overwhelmed and want expert help?  We've got all of this and more for you when you visit our showroom!

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Our Design Room is available to you!

Our design room offers a quite space for you to create your ideal table design.  Our vast selection of specialty linens and decor are steps away, allowing us to make changes to bring any vision to life, no matter how extravagant or extraordinary. Although we have a vast selection of decor at your disposal, you are welcome to bring in your own decor, centerpiece items or even your florist. 

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