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Should I Rent or Buy an Inflatable?

Rent or Buy an Inflatable? We often see people on social media suggest that they can just buy their own inflatable on Amazon or Walmart for the cost of one rental! Well, they’re not wrong! You can buy an inflatable for about $300! However, it will be less than one quarter the size of a commercially manufactured inflatable! These inflatables cost anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000 to purchase! Can’t picture how much bigger that is? For comparisons of how large our inflatables are, be sure to Like our Page on Facebook

In our opinion, the little tikes bounce houses are only suited for children 2 and younger! After that age, they will become much less satisfied with the small inflatables that you can buy online. It has been our experience that those smaller inflatables become very unsafe after children weigh more than 20-30lbs. Commercial inflatables such as the ones we rent have weight ratings as high as 850lbs at a time! When it’s time to deliver the fun, with no work, no headache, and no worries, call your local rental company! For top of the line rentals with unbeatable customer service, call us!

How a Rental SHOULD Work!

Don’t go through the concern of rent or buy an inflatable. When you rent from a professional company, you take the guessing out of it! If the company put the time and effort into making their website into their own display case (check our site out!) there shouldn’t be any guessing as to what you’ll be getting! We have our inflatable’s dimensions, a description, and our pricing, all right on the website! Therefore, you should see exactly what you’re getting! 

Here at Empire Events, when you call you get professional, respectful team members that will do everything in their power to help you with your party! First, we go in detail to understand exactly what you’re planning, so we can offer the best possible product! Next, we help you become confident in deciding on which inflatable you would most enjoy at your party. After that, we would create an invoice with all of your information and request a 20% deposit in order to secure your selected inflatable for your date. Finally, we arrive on time (or early) and leave you with a fully setup inflatable, safe, secure, and ready to deliver tons of fun to you and your guests


It has been our goal for more than 5 years to deliver the best possible experience. South Jersey and the tri-state area is where we call home. We aren’t looking to spread ourselves thin, instead we want quality service. Therefore, each and every event we have the privilege of attending is our priority. With our brand new inflatables, (and more exciting products to come) we will continue to make sure your event gets better every year!

We bring the life to any birthday, graduation, anniversary… or really ANY party at all! As a part of the Empire family, you receive our promise that our priority is your peace of mind. We understand planning events can be stressful. So let us take some of the stress off of your plate. If our inflatable is not the only addition you want at your event, make sure you tell us. We have trusted partners that we can work with to bring everything your event needs!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We do not offer hourly pricing. All of our inflatables are priced as efficiently as possible. We price out our rentals at what we need in order to cover transportation and labor costs along with all other fixed expenses.

We ask that the yard is clear of leaves and especially of pet waste. We are dog lovers ourselves, but no one wants to clean dog poop off of the inflatable! Trust us! We also require that you mark off anything underground that could be a safety issue. This could include septic systems, gas lines and sprinkler systems. 

Other than that, we only need you to be prepared to point to where you’d like our inflatable set up!

With over 10 years experience we have seen many different scenarios. With that being said, inflatables using water can cause lawn damage. If the water is left on or repeat walking and jumping occurs in the same spot the grass can be damaged. Empire Events LLC assumes no liability for damage to our customers’ lawns.

Inflatables cannot be operated in the rain. All inflatables must be turned off if it begins raining after our team sets them up. Winds exceeding 20 miles per hour will also require the inflatables to be turned off. Deposits are only refunded if customer cancels 10 or more days in advance. There are no refunds or discounts for inclement weather interrupting your event the day of. We are more than happy to reschedule your inflatable to any future, available date, within 1 year of your originally scheduled party provided that you cancel 48 hours or more in advance! We want beautiful weather for our bounce houses too!

We can provide a generator upon request for an additional $150 rental cost. 

In place of a generator, we required access to a dedicated circuit for each inflatable. Each inflatable blower will use 10amps and some inflatables require two blowers. There are no refunds or discounts for issues related to property electrical.

Each inflatable has it’s own total weight limit. See the listing of the inflatable you’re interested in to learn the total weight limit for that inflatable. 

We require a 20% deposit in order for the inflatable of your choice to be reserved. That deposit is fully refundable if you cancel 10 days or more in advance. In order to reschedule and forward your deposit to a future available date, we require at least 48 hours notice. 

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