About

Located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Après is a family grown business
now celebrating 28 years as a premier provider of event rental services.

Named one of America’s top 30 rental companies,
Après is dedicated to providing creative event solutions to the Upper Midwest.
Services include expert tent consultation and installation, trend-setting décor design,
and a large inventory of tables, seating, linen and tabletop decor, all delivered in quality condition.

A family business grounded in personal integrity and accountability,
Après seeks to transform space of any size.
We look forward to helping Deliver Style to Your Space.

Our Mission Statement
Après is dedicated to providing rental product that is superior in both quality and design.
We strive to deliver prompt answers to event challenges, doing so with a friendly spirit
that is grounded in personal integrity, accountability, and follow-through.
 
 
 

Employment

Après is always looking for great people to join our ever-growing team of professionals.  We surround ourselves with energetic and dedicated staff who love working for the Twin Cities' premiere party rental company.  We encourage you to contact us by phone, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NOW HIRING **WAREHOUSE AND DELIVERY STAFF** - AUGUST 2015
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NOW HIRING  **DRAPING STAFF** - AUGUST 2015
We are seeking great people for our Draping Team.  Join the Special Event industry and learn the art of draping fabric in tents and ballrooms.  Prior experience preferred but will train.  Part-time, full-time and summer positions available. Will involved nights and weekends.  Must be at least 18 years old.  Health insurance & 401K available.
* $10.50- $14.00/hour with experience.  Overtime available. 
* We need Crew Leaders and Crew Members to assist in set-ups and teardowns.  Includes draping in tents and venues, hanging decor, installing chair covers & linens at events.  Will involve travel in company van. Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
* Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb a 16' ladder and operate lift
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From the President

Charlie Feldbaum bio photoI started Après 28 years ago out of the lower level of my home.  Purchasing a full line of rental inventory and opening at my first location in time for the hectic Christmas season of 1987.  We are now working out of more than 63,000 square feet.

Building a team of sales people, managers, drivers and warehouse staff over the past 28 years has given me a sense of personal satisfaction as well as knowing that my dedicated staff of about 100 has grown and prospered with me.

My son, Michael, has been with Après for the past 19 years and is dedicated to making the second generation of Après continue and grow in the community we serve as well as around the nation.

We thank the many loyal customers who have afforded us the expansion over the past 28 years and look forward to helping you with many more exciting and trendsetting events.

Thank you for business,
Charlie Feldbaum

See what "They "say about us...

We are so incredibly grateful to work with wonderful such wonderful clients!  If you would like to write a testimonial to be published on our site, please email us yours.  We appreciate your kind words and positive feedback!  It's clients like this whose thoughtful words are a testament to our wonderful staff - we are all proud to be part of such an amazing team of people!  Thank you!

July 21, 2015

Charlie,

The service and staff at Apres were wonderful.  Katiee quickly figured out the look we hope to create for our barn wedding and had wonderful ideas to compliment ours.  Her taste is spot on, and her expertise immediately self-evident.  The deliver men were also efficient and pleasant.  We had one small order proble, which the staff corrected immediately.  From start to finish, it was easy to work with Apres.  My college-age daughter has been employed by a wedding planner for three summers.  She had advised, "Mom, this is the company that you are going to rent from."  She proved to be right.  Our whole family recommends Apres Party and Tent Rental for hassle-free rentals, terrific taste, and ever pleasant service.

Karen C.

 

 May 5, 2015

Charlie,

I wanted to express my appreciation for both Karla and Jim, whom I have worked with for the past four years while coordinating the tents for our Festival.  Karla is very responsive to my emails and accurately facilitates a large order with many details.

Jim was especially helpful in directly assisting us with the tent set up and making sure we had our complete order. I know there is a lot to orchestrate at this large event, but appreciate his willingness to give us special attention. It helps our process to get the tent set up early on Friday since we have a large event in the park with multiple staff and lots of supplies.  His follow through and service really makes a difference.

It was important that I passed my positive feedback along to you .

Thank you again,

Mary Jo M.

October 15, 2014

Katiee,

Just a note to thank you once again for your cheerful attitude, style, and great suggestions.  It was wonderful to have a bit of your time today to review the site, confirm some things, and provide us some great solutions.

Its been a pleasure and I look forward to keeping everything moving ahead and having an absolutely lovely event!

Enjoy these beautiful autumn days!

Best,

Pam M.

October 14, 2014

Andrea,

I just wanted to again say thank you for all you did to help make the Ribbon-Cutting ceremony a success.  It was a proud day for South Loop, the Mall of America, the City of Bloomington, and the state of Minnesota.  The weather was nearly perfect and we had a great turn-out!  Governor Mark Dayton and Mayor Gene Winstead had such positive things to say about the past and current projects as well as future projects within the City of Bloomington.  Kurt Hagen, Sr. Vice President of Development with the MOA had very exciting things to say about the future of MOA as well.

Thank you again for everything you did to make yesterday so special.  Your partnership is very much appreciated!

Denise D.

September 15, 2014

To my dear friends, Becky and Michael,

What would I do without the two of you?? I absolutely adore working with you on every event we plan together! Your attention to detail, promptness and our friendly banter, are all things I truly relish. I know I can always count on you and your fabulous staff for getting the job done just the way I like it. And thank you for bringing in all of those custom linens for me.

Take care,

Amy R.

July 23, 2014

Katiee -

Thank you SO much for all your help with the rental for our wedding. We are so grateful for all the help / advice you offered as we (quickly) planned our wedding and everything arrived/got set up without a problem. Our wedding was beautiful and we received so many compliments about the set up and the glasses made an impact. :)

We'd love to post a positive review for Apres - is there a specific place that would be helpful for us to post?

Thanks again! You were an incredible person to work with and Apres is highly recommended by us!

Sarah S.

July 9, 2014

Kimi,

Thank you so much for all of this last minute rearranging.  This Spring/Summer we have had way more events than we usually do, with less staff than we had this time last year, so it’s been a challenge to start planning anything ahead of or even on time.  Needless to say, I’m sooooo glad we went with you/Apres for both events.  I doubt setting up our orders and securing rain plan agreements would have been this easy with another vendor.  You are a delight to work with!

Marnie. K.

July 7, 2014

We had Apres do our cafe lighting at the McNamara Alumni Center.  They were the best value around which was why we chose them.  They sent a photo ahead of time so we were both on the same page as to what was expected.  They were easy to deal with and I didn't have to do much with them to get what was needed.  The day of the event it went off perfectly.  The lighting was hung as expected, it looked beautiful and there were no issues.   I would recommend these guys, the price is right and they do a good job with little effort on your part.

Megs M.

June 15, 2014

Jim,

I want to thank you and the highly capable, professional and prompt crew who set up and tore down at the West Bank Green Line Light Rail celebration. Daniel called me early in the morning to confirm load in (which, was thankfully earlier than expected). We had a few unexpected guests parking in the lot, however, the crew worked around the cars, and even dealt with a few people who tried to park where they clearly should not.

All went well with set up and tear down. Après Party will certainly be the team I choose for future rental needs.

Best Regards,

Nicky T.

June 10, 2014

Katiee,

Just wanted you to know what a terrific crew we had here for set-up on Thursday!   Joe is a great kid, very responsible, hard working and willing to get things done right.  The rest of the crew equally hard working and respectful.  This kind of service sets you apart from others so, congratulations!

Always a pleasure,

Erin V.

March 27, 2014

Hello Jenny,

I want to thank you and your crew for your wonderful service last week for our dinner.  This was a rescheduled dinner and I had used a different rental company the first time.  The difference was night and day.  I was nothing but pleased with your service and the items we rented.  I would not hesitate to use Après again or to recommend your company to others.

Thanks for taking care of the rental so that I could take care of the people at the dinner!

Gail A.

January 15, 2014

Hi Charlie:

We wanted to send you a note to let you know how much we enjoy working with Jim Bach and the great team at Apres on our annual Race for the Cure event.  Jim is a consummate professional and always provides extraordinary customer care and service.  We're commonly approached by other tent vendors in the Twin Cities to supply tents and staging for our event, but we choose Apres because we know that we are guaranteed superior customer service from Jim and his team.  We know that it all starts at the top, so please let us take this opportunity to thank you for all of your great support and service over the years.  Apres has been a great friend to Race for the Cure and the breast cancer cause, for which we have you to thank.

As we're sure you've already heard, we had some extraordinary challenges with the extremely high winds that hit our Health Expo (tent area) at the Race for the Cure this year.  Many tents were blown down and damaged on Friday night and Saturday morning, but Jim and his team managed to get everything re-built and ready for Sunday, Race Day.  We're all very thankful and grateful for Jim's great efforts.  He's the best in the business and we're always very pleased to have the opportunity to work with him on Race for the Cure.

Thanks and take care.

David and Char

November 2, 2013

Everyone,

I can't thank you enough for everything you did to make the Gala a smashing success. I so appreciate your enthusiasm, attention to detail and catering to my crazy need for perfection. It all went so smoothly greatly in part to your efforts.

Please extend my gratitude to Allison and her team for also making the draping so exceptionally perfect.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Todd P.

June 11, 2013

Charlie & Will,

Please pass along my sincere thanks to Kimi and Katiee for going above and beyond for us last week.  We had a need for a product that was not available.  Katiee was texting me photos of alternative options and Kimi not only ran around town to find me replacements but had them sprayed to match the original item I was sold on.  Katiee has consistently given us amazing service over the years and all of your staff (we’ve had the pleasure of working with Kimi, Sheree and Andrea as well) are wonderful.  We love working with Apres and I’d like them to know how thankful I am for their consistently amazing customer service and great attitude.

Thanks,

Jackie J.