A Guide to Photobooth Rental: Cost, Process, and How to Find One

From weddings and school proms to a fun party with friends, renting a photobooth is an awesome way to create lasting memories you’ll love.

If you’re not sure about the photo booth rental cost or how to rent a photobooth, it’s easy once you know where to start.

Read on to discover more about the cost and process of renting a photo booth and how to find one so you can set yours up for your next big event.

Lady in front of Mirror Photo Booth with props

Photo Booth Rental Cost: What to Know

Before you commit to renting a photo booth, you should find out how much it’ll cost you. Prices can vary greatly depending on the package you choose as well as the length of time you plan to rent the booth.

Shorter periods of a couple of hours will certainly cost less than a rental of four hours or more. However, you want to make sure that you have the photo booth long enough so that every guest can enjoy it and take advantage of their chance to have a fun photoshoot.

There are also different types of photo booths that range in style and size. our Inflatable booth can hold up to 8 people and will typically cost you less to rent than an enclosed booth.

With an enclosed photo booth, it requires more labor since the unit is heavier. It’s also more difficult to set up and takedown, which means that those costs are passed on to you.

Most photo booth services will include fun props for you and your guests. You might be able to choose between several backdrops, or you could be asked to pick just one. Keep in mind that the more features you opt for, the higher your rental cost will typically be.

There’s no set number on the average photo booth rental cost, but you should expect to pay anywhere between £350 to £800 or more for a rental. When you rent a photobooth, just make sure it will cover the amount of time you need it for, it has the features you want, and that it’s within your budget.

A selection of our most popular Photo Booths

The Process of Renting a Photo Booth

When you’re ready to rent your photo booth, you’ll need to choose a date and time that you need it. Make sure that you select a timeframe where guests will be available to enjoy it.

Some weddings could last for an hour or more, so reserve the booth for the time during the reception. If you book it too early, you could end up paying for something that the guests can only use for half the time.

Always let the photo booth rental company know the purpose of your event, the location, and the other pertinent details. Provide them with the address of your event and give them a good contact number so they can call if there are any questions later.

When you rent a photobooth in London, you will likely be asked to sign an agreement. This agreement usually just guarantees that you’ll pay for the agreed-upon rate and that the photo booth company will perform their end of the bargain as agreed.

There will probably be a clause in your contract stating that any usage that goes past the allotted time will incur an additional cost. This is completely normal since it costs the rental company extra money for every hour that they’re providing their services.

Possible Discounts

When you’re looking at a photo booth rental cost, consider the possibility of a few discounts. For example, if you rent the booth on an “off-time” like a Monday afternoon, you might be able to get it for less.

If you run a nonprofit organization, work at a church or school, there are also options for discounts in many cases. Military and veteran groups may also be eligible for a discount.

Consider the amount of time you’ll need the photobooth and pay a bit more if you think you’ll go over. It’s much cheaper to agree to a set package in advance than it is to pay extra per hour if your booth ends up staying for longer than you previously planned.

Photo Booth Props being used in booth.

Giving your guests the best experience 

Aside from the photo booth rental cost, you also want to make sure your booth has everything your guests will love. This includes fun props like fake mustaches, silly hats, and oversized sunglasses that will make every picture tons of fun.

if you holding a large party or corporate event may need to consider wheel chair access for some of your guests our Mirror Photo Booths or large photo booth are designed especially for this.

Find out if the photo booth company offers printouts to the guests free of charge. Most include a printer that will print out two copies of each shot for your guests to take home as a souvenir.

Talk to several companies in your area and be sure to read reviews. This will give you a better idea of the quality of services you can expect to receive. When all is said and done, you can find an affordable way to rent a photobooth for your next event that will make lifelong memories

All our Photo Booths come with the following features as standard:

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    3 hours photobooth hire

    We will arrive at least an hour before the hire period starts to set up so you get 3 hours use for a 3 hour hire.

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    Delivered to your event

    Delivery, set up and take down of Wackybooth at your event

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    Unlimited visits

    Unlimited use of the booth on the day within the hire period.

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    Customised prints

    Pre customisation of the prints with text and your logo added

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    Greenscreen Backgrounds

    In all our Photobooths you can design or choose your own favourite  backgrounds for each party or event giving your photos that extra special touch of Wackybooth magic!

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    Wacky props

    Large selection of Wacky props rotated throughout photobooth hire period including hats, novelty glasses, frames, speech bubbles & hand held word Props and wigs.

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    Wackybooth attendant

    Two Fully trained Wackybooth attendants on hand for the entire photobooth hire

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    A copy of all images

    A DVD or USB of all the Images

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    View pics online

    Password protected online gallery on Wackybooth website usually uploaded 24 hours after event.

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    Wind Machine

    All our standard Photobooths have a Built In Wind Machine adding even more fun to your Wackybooth experience!

Smile for the Camera

When it comes to a photo booth rental cost, it often depends on the package you choose, the length of time you need it for, and any extra features. Consider your budget ahead of time and find a company that can offer you exactly what you need at a  great price.

Photo booths are a fantastic way to create lasting memories for you and your guests. Look for booths that feature fun backdrops, awesome props, and new technology like GIF photos for hours of fun.

Check out our current packages for more information so you can find the perfect photobooth for your next party or event!

For 25 years, we’ve lit up London with memorable party services. So don’t be afraid to ask us questions.

Green screen photo booth

We provide Photo Booth rental throughout London, Essex, Hertfordshire. If you would like more information please get in contact with us for a free quote