Outdoor Wedding Reception: Renting a Generator

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Outdoor wedding receptions are becoming more popular than ever! No matter what your reasons for holding your party outside, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice a single component of your dream reception. In order to make that happen, you have electricity! Your lights, heating/cooling, and yes, especially your live band, may need a generator to provide power to them in order to get the party started.

Renting a generator can be easy and affordable, provided that you know what you’re looking for.  When you book one of our bands, if you need a generator, there are some specific requirements that must be met. Here are some details on what you’ll need:

Choosing a Generator

Generator Must BE:

This must be a single (1), diesel powered, trailer towed, minimum 20kW generator. Smaller, less powerful, or gasoline-powered generators are not safe to use with our bands and equipment.

The generator must be delivered, set up, and tested by the generator provider prior to your event’s start time. You don’t want to find out there’s an issue too late!

Generator Accessories

Spider Box

Twist-Lock Cable

SpiderBoxCable

Think of this as a fancy power strip. The Spider Box distributes power to everything you want turned on! When using one for our bands, this should be on or next to the stage.

Also called ‘Spider Box Cable’ or ‘Feeder Cable,’ these cords deliver power from the Generator to the Spider Box. Your generator won’t do you any good without this accessory!

Generator Accessories

Spider Box

Think of this as a fancy power strip. The Spider Box distributes power to everything you want turned on! When using one for our bands, this should be on or next to the stage.

Twist-Lock Cable

SpiderBoxCable

Also called ‘Spider Box Cable’ or ‘Feeder Cable,’ these cords deliver power from the Generator to the Spider Box. Your generator won’t do you any good without this accessory!

Quick Summary

Here's what to ask the rental company for

  • Minimum 20kW Diesel, Trailer Towed Generator
  • Feeder Cable long enough to reach the stage from the Generator to connect the Spider Box
  • Spider Box with a minimum of 6 Dedicated 20amp circuits with standard Edison Plugs
  • Delivery, Setup and Testing by the Provider


Remember, the generator must be:

  • Diesel Generator
  • Trailer Towed
  • 20Kw Power Rating
  • On and tested before the crew arrives, and only turned off when the crew has all equipment unplugged 

Renting a generator for your outdoor wedding reception or any other party is an easy way to make sure you have all the amenities of an event venue, all while enjoying the scenic location of your choice. While Intensity does not rent equipment like this, there are numerous vendors nation-wide who can provide safe and affordable power for your event.

Have more questions about the technical planning for your event, or just want to know learn about our world-class bands? Fill out the contact form below, or, now that you’re here,  stay a while and explore our site!

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