If you're planning a wedding, or event, in a large, outdoor space, chances are, adequate power may be an issue. Many times people rent party boats for bachelor or bacehlorette parties, 4th of July events, birthdays, weddings, engagement parties, etc. Many of the boats do not have available power, as well. For a party to be a great party, you have to have music, drinks, food, and possibly other entertainment.
If you're hiring musicians, or if you want to hire a DJ, rent a photo booth, hire a caterer, or other vendors, they'll all need a power source, especially for appropriate lighting, at night. You have a few options to provide adequate power. If you're simply going to DIY your music and lighting, you can use a Honda 3000 Watt Generator. This will provide the adequate power you need for powering fans, lights, a computer and small PA system, etc. This should easily provide the adequate power you need, for several hours. If you will power more than a small PA system, a computer, and some LED lighting, you may need to select a generator with more power. Visit the Honda site to see applications for what each generator can power.
The generator does require gas. The gas tank for this generator holds up to 3.4 gallons. You can always bring an extra gallon container of gasoline, just in case. This one tank will provide you with enough power to run the generator at full capacity (about 2800 watts, constantly), for around 7 hours. If you're running it at 1/4 capacity, or not using it to power a lot of things, the 3.4 gallons will power the generator for up to 20 hours! Be sure to bring energy saving devices, such as energy star rated devices.
How Loud is a 3000 Watt Generator?
Many people think of generators as very loud, and annoying. We've all seen the generators at festivals or carnivals, and they're super loud, like lawnmowers. This is not the case with this Honda generator, which is why we recommend it! It's not very loud, at all, as you can see in the picture above. We're actually using this exact generator for our 4th of July event, The Leander Liberty Festival, next week. Check out our article to learn about the Leander Liberty Festival, and all the details. If you're in the area, stop by this free event! You can see Texas Country artists, Casey Donahew, and Stoney Larue, and an awesome fireworks show, after, all for free! By the way, no, Honda is not paying us to write this, at all. We just love to help our clients and we love great products! :)
Rent a Generator for Your Wedding, Party, or Outdoor Event
By the way, these generators are not very cheap to buy, at all! They're about $2000, from most stores. However, you can easily rent one, from your local rental place, or even from Home Depot, for about $60! Check out the Home Depot generator rentals page, on their website. You'll simply need a credit card for the deposit, and pay the fee for your preferred generator (they have a few different sizes). Just type in your zip code for your nearest store and we suggest calling them to discuss your event needs.
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