How Many Restrooms Do I Need for A Wedding?

If you’re planning an outdoor wedding or destination wedding in Michigan, you’re likely looking for a local portable restroom service to provide the bathrooms for your guests. Sure, you have to compare prices and availability, but before you can even do that you have to figure out what your needs are for your big event. You’re probably asking yourself, “How many toilets do I need?!” To figure out the answer to this question, consider these factors:

Porta Potty Units

If you’re having standard portable toilet units, the number that you need will be contingent upon how many guests will be attending your wedding and how long the event will be. Obviously smaller weddings or weddings with relatively brief receptions will need fewer porta johns, but what’s the cutoff? Generally speaking, one portable toilet unit serves 50 guests for up to 3 hours. Typically, a standard 100-person wedding will need 3 standard units. (Check out our event planning table for more detailed information on how many units you’ll need.)

When doing the math remember that your event duration is not just the length of your ceremony and reception, it also includes the time beforehand when guests start arriving, and the time afterwards when they’re wrapping up the celebration. This may mean that a 30-minute ceremony, 1-hour cocktail hour, and 2-hour reception is actually a 6-hour event rather than a 3.5-hour event like you might think.

Keep in mind that the fewer units you rent, the longer the lines will typically be as people wait to use the restroom. This means less time for your guests to enjoy socializing, eating, taking pictures, and dancing. For this reason, we always advise wedding planners to err on the side of caution by getting an extra unit.

Restroom Trailers

If you want something a little bit more upscale than traditional porta potties, you could consider renting elite units instead. These offer more space and some additional amenities like in-unit sinks and coat hooks. However, if you want to make your event really classy, luxury portable restroom trailers are the way to go! These offer top of the line amenities like climate controlled interiors, flushing toilets, sinks with running water, and interior and exterior lighting. They also boast stylish décor inside that will make you forget that you’re using a portable restroom at all!

Restroom trailers come in 2-stall, 3-stall, 6-stall, and 10-stall options to fit an event of any size. With separate men’s and women’s stalls, the wedding party and guests have the ultimate privacy to use the bathroom and freshen up in front of large mirrors. This is why they are a favorite of brides and grooms everywhere! To get advice on which unit will serve the needs of your event best, contact us today!

Additional Items to Consider

Don’t forget to rent portable hand washing stations or hand sanitizer stations to accompany your toilet rentals. These standalone units are a great addition to any toilet rental because they provide guests with a place to get their hands clean without having to go to the bathroom. That means less waiting in line for everybody!

Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!