If you are not a frequent tailgater or did not know a tailgating rental company like Man Cave Events existed, you are likely going to have several questions about how this all works. Some of the most frequently asked tailgating questions are listed below based on our 150 tailgate parties completed in the last 4 years. If you have a question not answered below, please feel free to email us.
Q: When should I consider making my tailgating reservation?
A: We always suggest getting your tailgating reservations in as early as possible. All of our rentals are first come, first serve. Popular games, concerts or events often book out several months in advance and in some cases a whole year in advance. We will do our best to accomodate all rental requests when and where inventory is available.
Q: What is the process for booking a rental?
A: See our Booking Process page.
Q: Is my 50% deposit refundable?
A: All deposits for reserving tailgating rentals, transportation and/or catering is non-refundable. You may apply a deposit to a future event if you should need to cancel after submitting a deposit. (Restrictions may apply. Based on availability.)
Q: When does our tailgate party start? How long does it last?
A: Each venue has seperate rules regarding the amount pre-event tailgating time permitted, however, generally our rentals are good for 4 hours from when the event or game begins. This will allow us to enter the parking lots and get your tailgating rental package fully setup. You are more than welcome to arrive when the lots open, however we do need time to get your party situated properly so we kindly ask that you grant us time and space to do so.
Q: Can I extend my rental during the event and/or after the event?
A: Yes, we offering during game and postgame extensions for sporting events. Extensions are typically calculated at $125.00 + tax per hour. Post concert extensions are not available.
Q: Is ice provided?
A: Yes, ice is provided for all rentals with a cooler provided. 40lbs of ice per cooler is provided for the majority of our rentals with some fluctuation based on season/temperatures. Additional ice can be provided for a nominal charge should you require it. Just let us know and we will take care of it!
Q: Is propane provided for grilling?
A: Yes, we provide (1) 20 pound canister of liquid propane for grilling for tailgating trailer rentals and multiple 1 pound bottles for our All Pro and Varsity packages.
Q: Are grilling utensils provided for grilling?
A: Yes, a grilling spatula and tongs are provided. Serving spoons and tongs are provided for catering options. If you are planning on providing your own food and would like us to provide serving utensils to make your life easier, just let us know. We typically carry these regardless but just give us a heads up.
Q: What is included in the Tailgating Essentials Pack?
A: The Tailgating Essentials Pack provides clients with paper plates, plastic utensils (forks, spoons, knives), napkins, paper towels, 16oz. plastic cups and bins to organize it all on the tables.
Q: What packages does the Tailgating Essentials Pack come with?
A: The Tailgating Essentials Pack comes with all of our tailgating rental options including any trailer, All Pro or Varsity package.
Q: Where is the tailgate party setup and how do we find it?
A: Most venues has specifc rules on where we are permitted to setup. We have preferred tailgating locations at all venues which is based on our years of experience and venue rules. During the booking process we will provide a location on your contract, including Lot Name and Pole/Area Marker. We suggest that you stick with our preferred locations. On the day of the event, a Man Cave Events representative will send you a text message confirming location once we have entered the parking lot and successfully parked.
Q: Can we choose a specific location to tailgate?
A: You may request a specific tailgating location, however it will be reviewed prior to accepting it based on venue rules and other limitations.
Q: What is the cancellation policy?
A: A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a tailgating rental package. Should you need to cancel, you must notify us 5 days prior to your event or you will be responsible for the full amount.
Q: Is my tailgate rain or shine?
A: Yes, all tailgate parties are rain or shine. We supply some tenting for your group but may not be able to accomodate shelter from inclement weather for all guests. Baseball tailgates are the exception to this rule. If your tailgate party begins and the game is subsequently postponed/cancelled, the client is responsible for the full amount. If cancelled in advance, deposit can be applied to another future event with MCE availability.
Q: Can alcholic beverages be provided for my tailgate party?
A: Under no circumstance will Man Cave Events provide alcoholic beverages for clients. We can provide soft drinks as requested.
Q: Can soft drinks, snacks and/or desserts be added to a catering package?
A: Yes, assorted soft drinks (water, soda, iced tea, etc.), snacks (chips, pretzels, etc.) and/or desserts (cookies, brownies, cupcakes, etc.) can be provided with any catering package for an additional charge of $4.00/per person/per package. If you wish to include this with your catering order for added convenience, please be sure to notify us when placing your catering order.
Q: Are heaters provided with our tailgating rental package?
A: Heaters are available at no additional charge for all tailgating trailer rentals. Non-trailer packages can add heaters for $100.00 per heater. Heaters will not be provided or deployed if the temperature is above 50°, unless specifically requested prior to the event.
***All rates are subject to change and availability***