Member Profile: Diane McDonald

Diane McDonald 

Please B Seated

There are plenty of party rental companies serving Manhattan and the New York metro area. But that’s not stopping some industry veterans from setting up shop and creating a space between the hippo’s toes.

Diane McDonald, the event director for the newly formed party rental company  Please B Seated, recently joined ISES NYC to “get out there with event planners.”  Diane is a rental industry veteran, having handled sales at TriServe Party Rentals before it was acquired by Classic Party Rentals.

Please B Seated, she says, is looking for a relatively small handful of caterer and event planner clients – 40-50 tops. The company’s goal is to bring products and a high level of service to a select group of clients, rather than slugging it out with the industry behemoths.

Some of the newer products Diane thinks planners will like include Lucite folding chairs, a silver Napoleon chair, and chafing dishes in triangular rather than traditional oblong shapes.

Diane’s value to caterers goes beyond new ideas in equipment. Often, it’s just her experience that makes the difference.  Sometimes a question like, “What did you want to pour the coffee into?” is the most important question a rental salesperson can ask.  Events have a lot of moving parts, and Diane considers it her job to make sure her clients don’t overlook anything.


Diane McDonald
Event Director
Please B Seated
C 516 519-4823

  1. Rebekah Church 04. Nov, 2013 at 4:02 am #

    Founded in 1987, L.A. Party Rents has been providing top quality rental equipment to the special event industry. We serve event planners, caterers, major corporations, production companies, charities, and many other entities throughout California. We have one of the largest and most comprehensive inventories ever assembled under one roof, to which we are constantly adding to on a regular basis. We are confident that we will be able to fill all of your rental needs. L.A. Party Rents is well respected in this industry as an innovator, manufacturer, and designer of top quality party rental equipment for all functions, large and small. We are honored to have received the Zagat Survey “Award of Distinction” for the Los Angeles Marketplace. We have also previously been recognized by Special Events Magazine for having the “Best Showroom Design” and “Best Warehouse Layout” in the nation.

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