Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much does it cost to rent a frozen drink machine from RENT A RITA?
A. Our prices vary throughout the year upon availability and seasonal demand. Our average average rental prices is $125 per machine. We require a $150 deposit when your party date is booked, the remaining balance is due when the machine is delivered.
Q. What is in the standard service package ?
A. In addition to the machine we provide the table, festive "theme" table cloths, cups, salt, straws and napkins for $15.00. Our mixes are made from REAL fruit juices (not that yucky syrup!) and come in five gallon buckets . The mixes average $35.00 per five gallon bucket. There is a $55.00 delivery, setup and pick up fee, including a small fee for multiple stairs. The machine weighs approximately 180 pounds, the dimensions are 18x24x24 . They are quiet and can be operated inside without annoying noise to disrupt your party. NO ice is needed!
Q. Are the machines easy to use?
A. Yes indeed! We mix your first batch and show you how to use the machine. We leave clear printed instructions, but we also have a professional yet FUN staff available to stay and serve you at an additional charge.
Q. How many drinks does one batch yield?
A. One batch makes approximately 50 ten oz. drinks. Our experience shows that usually more than half of guests drink a frozen drink if you offer a choice. We recommend one batch for every 25 guests. We provide extra mix in case of higher than expected consumption however, we only charge for what you use.
Q. How long does it take to freeze?
A. We are the ONLY company in Nashville with immediate freeze machines! Outside, on a very hot day, may take up to ten minutes - inside, approximately eight minutes. There is NO "downtime" in between batches, the reservoir tank light will flash when it is time to add more mix. One machine will deliver consistently frozen drinks for up to 100 guests. If more guests are expected, a second machine is strongly recommended.
Q. Does the machine require any special power?
A. No, however a machine requires a DEDICATED outlet. Each machine pulls 16 amps of power, so nothing else can be plugged in.
Q. Can a machine be used in places other than homes or party venues?
A. Yes, as long as there is wired power or a generator (which we have available for rental). We frequently provide machines for parties on boats, boat docks, party and tour buses and tailgating events.
Q. Who provides the liquor and how much will I need?
A. Due to TN state law, the customer provides all the liquor (and hopefully a designated driver! ). Each batch of margaritas calls for 1.75 liter of tequila and one liter of triple sec per batch. (You don't need expensive tequila because our mix is soooo good!) Each batch of rum /vodka drinks requires two liters per batch.
Q. Are other drinks available?
A. ABSOLUTELY! Although we specialize in Margaritas ~ We also offer Daiquiris, Pina Coladas, Peach Bellinis, Passion Fruit, Hurricanes, "Cruzan Confusion", Rum Runners, Orange Dream Scicle, Razberry, Mangoritas ( a HUGE hit!) and Strawberry Ritas. ALL can be made as non-alcoholic fruit slushies for kids.
Q. How far in advance should I reserve my machine?
A. We recommend at LEAST one month in the spring and summer seasons, and for traditional party dates like Cinco De Mayo, July 4th, Halloween, Christmas and New Years.
Q. Do you have references?
A. Some of RENT A RITA!'s clients include: Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffet, Little Big Town, Dan and Shay, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney (frequently!), Rascal Flatts, Big and Rich, Tracy Byrd, Phil Vassar, Trisha Yearwood, Jake Owen, Vince Gill, The Grammy's, Sony Music, Warner Brothers, RCA, High Five Entertainment, CMT Music Awards, Acme Feed and Seed, MANUEL, Hard Rock Cafe, Nashville Pride, Omni Hotel, The Encore, Nashville Humane Society Cause for Paws, MB Rowland Distillery, Jack Daniels, Speakeasy Spirits, Jeff Fisher, Hospitality Consultants, Vanderbilt, Opryland Hotel, Embassy Suites, The Marriott, The Hermitage Hotel, Golf Club of TN, The VINNY, Steeplechase, Hermitage Golf Club, The Titans, The Toucan, Bank of America, The Nashville Scene, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Brad Paisley, Signature Events, Cruzan Rum, Extreme Vodka, The Temple, Steeplechase, Clean Plate Club Catering, LaPaz Catering, Big Guns, Silver Palate, Belcourt Theatre, Commodore Yacht Club, Cedar Creek Yacht Club, Brentwood Country Club, Village Realtors, Harpeth Hall, BGA, MBA, CMA, CMT, HCA, PLA Media and many more!