The Barlens team are wishing you a party filled holiday holiday season. Whether your making your way to the coast or throwing a backyard bash, we hope that you have a safe and happy holiday. Please note that we are closed on the below dates as we take a few days to enjoy the party.
This year saw the Barlens team take home a well-deserved win as the HRIA rental company of the year in the events division. Competing against the rental company’s elite, this was no small feat for the locally owned and grown business operating out of Canberra and Albury for more than 52 years.
Last Friday, some of the Barlens team were lucky enough to join Australia’s event hire elite as a Rental Company of the Year Finalist at the Hire and Rental Association’s HIRE16 convention at the Gold Coast.
You don’t need to look far to find the perfect party destination – the humble backyard!
Not convinced? Here are some tips on transforming your backyard into the perfect party destination.
Create new space
Make use of small tents,
Hosting an event, especially for large numbers of people, often means considering what your best options are for furniture, catering equipment, marquees, AV equipment and more. Some things, like food and wine, you will have to buy.
We’ve all heard or seen some extravagant weddings in the press – from Kate Middleton’s beautiful affair to Kim Kardashian’s gigantic flower wall.
Weddings are one of the most celebrated events in a person’s lifetime, so it’s no secret that people tend to spend a lot of money making it an event to remember.
At Barlens we’re strongly invested in our clients and their events, striving to provide the best customer service experience available.
We love nothing more than making every event for every customer one they will remember forever.
Barlens is synonymous with great parties and events, so of course we’ll be out and about at some of the month’s best events!
Barlens loves working with a range of clients and being involved in the local community,
Pavilions are the most flexible and stable options for temporary structures, and are so versatile that they can be customised to suit any event.
Barlens has invested more than five million dollars in new products in the last two years,
Barlens is delighted to be a finalist in the 2016 HRIA awards for excellence, for Rental Company of the Year in the Events division!
Recognising outstanding achievement and industry excellence, the Hire Industry Excellence Awards pay tribute to the exceptional standards of service and innovation displayed throughout the hire sector.
Barlens has been busy rebuilding from the 2014 fire that took out most of our shopfront, and are delighted to be launching our new showroom very soon!
“When we complete the rebuild after the fire,
In 2014 a fire that started in the neighbouring Party Shop on Gladstone Street caused significant damage to Barlens’ customer service and showroom areas.
However, we have overcome this set-back thanks to a dedicated team of staff and 2016 is set to be bigger than ever!
Christmas marks the beginning of the party season! New Year’s Eve is arguably one the biggest party celebrations of the year, followed by Australia Day and not to mention the number of pool parties and outdoor gatherings celebrating the great Australian summer.
For the third year running Barlens are a sponsor of the Greater Western Sydney Giants in Canberra. Barlens are very proud of this association as The Giants continue to climb the ladder in only their fifth year in the AFL competition.
Naturally an icy windscreen and frosty breath would encourage anyone to stay indoors, as the gloomy weather creeps in Barlens have devised a winter bucket list to keep you out and about on the social scene.
So, polish those dancing shoes and whip out your warmest coats as this winter is set to be a big one,
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…
The most magical time of the year is fast approaching. A time for celebration, joy, laughter and spending time with loved ones.
Over 50 years of operations, Barlens has been witness to many industry changes from backyard picnics, to bell-bottom discos and sophisticated soirees.
Whilst Barlens’ commitment to providing high quality services and products hasn’t changed over the years,
When Barlens moved to its new home at Isa Street, Fyshwick, the business began partnering with local organisations and servicing larger events.
In the early years picnic races were very popular, and marquees would go up all through Canberra and the surrounding regions.
Spring has sprung and the party season is upon us. Ready to shake off the icey winter weather and counting down the days to the next backyard bash, the team at Barlens have compiled a list of what we believe are the top 5 reasons that spring rules in Australia.
Celebrating 50 Years of Great Parties
2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of Canberra’s iconic event hire company, Barlens.
Today Barlens is an iconic and beloved event hire company servicing Canberra and the surrounding regions, but it all started in 1965 when Barry Whyte had an idea.
We love Australia Day at Barlens which is why we have collaborated, culled and collated a killer all Australian playlist for your Australia Day 2017 celebrations. A mix for the generations that will suit the whole family. In true Aussie spirit we’re giving away a secret prize to 1 lucky Barlens lover who follows and shares our playlist,
For over 50 years now Barlens has been with you on Christmas day, be that by keeping the food warm, your guests comfy around the table or even the glasses clinking as you toast to another wonderful year (I guess you could call us Santa’s unofficial helpers).