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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!

May 5, 2015


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


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!

I'll connect with Sadie's tomorrow and mention the referral came from you.  :)

Enjoy these beautiful autumn days!


Pam M.

October 14, 2014


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.

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 7, 2014

We had Apres do our cafe lighting at the McNamara Alumni Center.  They were the best value around whic hwas 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


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


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.

December 9, 2013

I want to let you know that my experience with everyone with whom I had contact at Après was wonderful. I had a very small order; 20 champagne flutes. From the woman who took my order, the friendly woman at the front desk and the Dock 1 staff, everyone was professional, friendly and helpful.  In this day of inconsistent customer service, your company certainly sets a high standard.


Barb A.

October 24, 2013

Good morning, Andrea.

I am just getting caught up on some stuff after our event, and I wanted to send you a quick e-mail about our Banquet. The Governor himself went on and on about how amazed he was at the “tent” you put up and how well the banquet went. You did an unbelievable job, and there are numerous tv and newspaper interviews from people who attended the event that clearly felt the same way.

Thank you for all of your hard work, and thank you for helping us achieve our dream for this event!


Dan M.

October 1, 2013

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.

September 24, 2013

Andrea & Jim,

There are certain moments when ‘thank you’ doesn’t seem enough.  You are an amazingly talented team and I thank you for every morsel of time and energy you gave to make our event a success.  We continue to be flooded with positive feedback (which makes me very happy).  My client stopped by to personally share some comments he’s received.  I am told he does not hold back constructive criticism when it comes to his artwork and the venue.  My client tells me he sang praises of the entire experience!  My objective is to have my clients look good, with you as a partner that goal was surely achieved.

Please extend my gratitude to your entire team, on the field and back of house pulling and coordinating every detail, they were so very professional throughout the entire set up/strike.  Word on the street is it was the event of the year and I thank you for being such a huge part if it’s success!  We raised the bar (again), on to 2014 -please pencil in the new date!

With gratitude,  Carolyn

September 10, 2013


Once every 100 years a University gets to celebrate all of it's accomplishments....once in a lifetime an event planner gets to plan a party like this.

On behalf of Saint Mary's University, Meg and myself I want to thank you and your team for helping us make this Gala evening a night that no one will forget.
From the moment we first sat down to the hectic moments before our Gala began you saw exactly what I was seeing for this evening.  All of my expectations were far exceeded due to your professionalism, flexibility, insight, organization and calm.  I cannot thank you enough and I can only hope that I have the opportunity to work with you and the Apres team again.

I can't thank you enough.

Terrie L.

September 10, 2013

I wanted to extend my sincere thanks to you and the Apres staff for helping us create a truly memorable birthday party for my husband. You always have the right advice on supplies and set-up and your rentals created the perfect atmosphere for our backyard event. Your entire team is so professional and helpful, including all the delivery and set-up individuals. They did a fantastic job getting everything ready and communicating with me. I will definitely recommend Apres to others and look forward to being a repeat customer. Thanks for being such a positive, enthusiastic person. You are really great to work with Katiee!"
Sincerely, Ann W.

September 5, 2013

Hi Jim,
I wanted to send you an overdue and much deserved thank you note. Everything you did to make our wedding go off without a hitch is more appreciated than you know. I was so appreciative of the work your team did to get tablecloths and runners together for us - they were incredibly beautiful.
More than anything, thank you for your personal effort around the farm in the days leading up to the wedding and that day/night as well. You really went above and beyond, and it was a huge piece in making our wedding perfect for us. I was ecstatic with the way everything turned out and you were a huge part of that. I would recommend Apres in a second to all of my friends getting married in the next year.
Many thanks,

Katie B.

August 26, 2013

Jim and Karla -

I cannot thank your guys enough.  The crew you sent to me is just one more reason why I will use Apres exclusively.  Jim, your level of customer service as my point of contact is second to none in the Twin Cities.  Andrea is an absolute treat to work with. Karla keeps it all organized amidst the absolute chaos that seem to surround every event.  But your onsite guys are so far ahead of your competition when it comes to service and attitude.  The guys on site today were superb!  Thank you, thank you thank you.  Make sure those guys know how they rocked our world today!
Chris T.

August 19, 2013

Hi Katiee,

I wanted to let you know that everything went very well Saturday at our wedding! Thanks so much to Apres staff for providing excellent service!!! Unfortunately, we weren't able to thank those delivering and picking up at the wedding so we want to send a thank you including our gratitude for all of the work your staff provided the day of our wedding. If I send you the thank you will you be able to distribute it to those people who helped with our wedding? Our wedding coordinator thought there were two guys delivering but would you be able to let me know how many people helped that day? Again I apologize that we weren't able to thank them the day of. Everything moved so fast! :)


Natalie S.

August 19, 2013


I wanted to let you know that Daniel and his team did a spectacular job setting up the tent for the Becker wedding in Hillman, MN. The tent was beyond my expectations and the couple along with their families and guests were amazed with how the decor was reflected and supported (chandeliers).

I wanted to make sure that I thanked you for being flexible with moving the dates. Apres Party and Tent Rental is definitely a preferred vendor of mine and I will consider you whenever possible for any Event that I am planning or coordinating.

Thanks again to your whole team for all of their hard work!

Tammy L.

August 12, 2013

Hello Andrea!

I wanted to tell you what a pleasure and joy it was to work with such a talented group of people at the Brattain & Hogan Wedding Reception. Your teams professionalism and expertise are second to none. Thank you for making it such an amazing and beautiful event.


Jessa B.

July 25, 2013


Thank you for the nice follow up and note.  I am a HUGE fan of Apres Party Rental and have thoroughly enjoyed working with Andrea over the past two years for my daughter’s graduation parties!  She is customer focused, thorough, follows up , is enthusiastic and a credit to your company!

I have a break for a few years before my next daughter graduates, but I will be back for another partnership with Apres Party Rental.  Until that time I will be referring your company on to whoever is planning an event or a party.

One of your greatest fans!

Sue K.

July 9, 2013


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 1, 2013

Katiee!  You are the best.  Everything was perfect! Your team is top notch and I enjoyed working with all of them.  They went above and beyond for me.

Things are perfect!  Thank you so much for follow-up email.

Melissa S.

July 1, 2013

Greetings Alison & Jenny,

Just wanted to shoot you a thanks...though very belated...for all your amazing support & effort during the Barber Foundation event, both pre & during!  Jenny, you were so great to work with & through all our changes/additions and payment delay made it smooth sailing!

Alison- you are TRULY a ROCKSTAR! You brought to life my vision and THEN SOME! You far exceeded my expectations and created an ambiance that set the tone for an evening of intimate elegance that everyone kept raving over.  I appreciate the energy & effort you put into our event and the great attention to detail.  You & your on site team had awesome personalities and really were just such a pleasure to work with.

I can not say enough GOOD THINGS about the entire Apres' Party staff and most definitely would recommend you and work with you again. You are forever my go to on party rental & decor.

The event turned out beautiful and the Barber Foundation also sends their thanks and appreciation.  I look forward to working with you both & your team in the future on more events! Continue to have a wonderful summer!

Warm Regards,

Jessica D.

June 13, 2013

Hi Andrea!

I am really going to miss working with you!! But thank you – and your staff – from the bottom of my heart :)  Our event was a smashing success in no small part to all your hard work, attention to detail, and care and concern to make Bob, me and all our attendees happy.  I will recommend Après without reserve and hope we can stay friends in touch through LinkedIn.

With sincere gratitude, your friend Michelle C.

June 12, 2013

Dear Jenny:

It was a pleasure and joy to work with you and Apres on this event.

All details and last minute add ons were executed flawlessly !!!   I realize how demanding the week and weekend was for you with the level of events you had. Your professionalism and the staff's response and reaction were wonderful.


Alan W.

June 3, 2013

Good morning Kimi,

I just wanted to thank you for your donation of 50% off tables/linens/chairs for the 4th Annual TCTHH Charity Event last week and wanted to let you know that we far surpassed our fundraising goal for the event by raising $32,800. (The goal was $20,000)

This allowed me to reach my 5 year pledge of $50,000 to fund a private patient room in the NICU at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of MN in just 4 years, with a total of $62,000+ raised to date.

Thanks again for your support of the event and your donation to the event, your generosity definitely helped us achieve this goal. I look forward to your participation again in the future.

Have a great week Kimi!

Best regards,

Jeff N.

May 15, 2013

Hi Charlie:

Hope all is well with you!  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

April 9, 2013


I have had 2 brides tell me how wonderful you have been.  Both praised your  hospitality, timeliness on proposals  and the way you work with them.

Great job!  Thanks for your promptness and listening to their needs.

Have a great day!

Ellen K.

October 2, 2012

Hello to the most amazing, creative team in the world---

Both Marsha and I were absolutely blown away by the incredible work that you all did today.  Thank you!  From the linens to the cake to the invites.....everything was perfect!  We undoubtedly put together the most fabulous team and are so excited to see the MN Bride magazine this January.

Thank you for all your time and effort to make this photo shoot a success!  It was beautiful and a testament to the extreme creative talent that each of you have; we appreciate you sharing your gifts!

We really hope to work with each one of you in the future....again and again!

Have a fabulous day and we look forward to seeing you again!

Bridget and Marsha

September 10, 2012


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.


Todd P.

Dear Michael,

Where do I even begin? I’m not sure how you did it, but you and your team truly put together the wedding of my dreams. Everything from the draping to the tent location to the precise setup of each table was exactly as I envisioned it, and I cannot thank you enough for putting so much effort into creating such a masterpiece. Green Bay will surely never forget the affair, and we owe that longevity to you!

You were such a joy to work with, and I truly had nothing (okay, except maybe the weather) to worry about that whole week leading up to the event. I had my every confidence in you, and I’m eternally grateful for everything you did to make the wedding a smashing success.

I don’t think I realized how fortunate I am to have such an elaborately talented company in my hometown . . . but I do now. I know that every party I plan from here on out will involve you and your talented staff. Thank you so much for everything. Keep in touch!

Emily H.

PS: I apologize for the e-mail; typically I’m a handwritten note kind of girl, but we are on our way to Bora Bora, and I couldn’t wait the two weeks to share my gratitude with you! Thanks again!

July 17, 2013


I cannot thank you enough for all of your help over the past 10 months.  You have been an absolute pleasure to work with as well.  You are so responsive to every email and every request, which has made the process incredibly easy.  You have helped make this wedding the most beautiful wedding I could have ever imagined.  I have had so much fun getting to know you.

I truly hope our paths can cross again soon.

Thanks again.

Have a wonderful day-

Alli S.

July 7, 2012

Hi Katiee!

I just wanted to send you a quick email to say THANK YOU!! The wedding went perfectly and we are so happy! Once I get the pictures back, I'll send you a few pictures of what we did with the tent - it looked really nice! Also, thanks for your patience in dealing with all of our last minute issues (and the credit card being declined- how embarrassing!) I loved how easy it was to be in contact with you throughout the process. Thanks for being so helpful!! (Also, a BIG thanks to the guys who put up and took down the tent on those scorching hot days- they are real troopers!)

Best regards,

Emily and Sachin K.

July 2, 2012

Dear Jim,

So far this year I've done 2 major events with Apres - and both events were a big success, and Apres had a major role in making that happen.

Apres showed up on time, and the managers on site were courteous and professional, knowing exactly what needed to be done.  The staff I saw was hardworking and understood the deadlines involved.  As with major festivals, several last-minute changes had to be made and Apres did so with no problems.

The staging and tents were all first-class, and many comments were made on the new 20x20 high-peak tents you have, which I plan to use more of in the future.

Please tell your staff that their hard work and professionalism was very appreciated.  I look forward to working with Apres on all events that I produce.


Steve H.

June 11, 2012

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.


Jackie J.

October 4, 2011

Hi Katiee-

I can't thank you enough for all you did for Josh & I's wedding rental items!  The wedding day was more spectacular than anything either of us could have imagined, and we're so grateful for all you did provide such amazing service at such an amazing price.  When you have a moment, can you please pass along a final rental agreement?  We'd like to have an itemized list for our file, and I know I know we made some last minute modifications - things such as adding dessert plates and heaters and not getting some of the caterer tables.

Again, we can't thank you enough for EVERYTHING!  We were blessed beyond measure by you, and we hope you are blessed for all of your hard work and superb service.

Thanks again!!

Sara N.