About Distinctive Event Rentals

About Distinctive Event Rentals in Chesapeake VA

Our Mission

Distinctive Event Rentals was founded to offer the highest quality party rental products in the region. Our goal is to provide exceptional equipment for extraordinary events, delivered with the best service in the industry. Whether it is an intimate dinner party or a gala under a tent, we focus on the individual needs and tastes of our customers.

Expertise In Event Planning

Since our inception in 1997, Distinctive Event Rentals has earned a stellar reputation as the company to turn to for expert planning in event preparation. We have changed the concept of party rentals in this region. We are now the proven leader in delivering quality china, linens, flatware, serving equipment, flooring, tables, chairs, glassware, staging, tents and so much more.

Guided by president Bill Cabell, Distinctive Event Rentals has been involved with some the largest events in the area. He, along with our dedicated and experienced staff, look forward to using our expertise to assist you in planning your unique event.

About Our President, Bill Cabell

Our president, Bill Cabell, has more than twenty-five years experience in the event planning field. His expertise is unparalleled in the region. With a job history ranging from catering director to event project manager, he knows first hand what it takes to create a memorable event.

Bill stays abreast of the latest trends in event rentals by pursuing his favorite hobby — touring party rental companies. He regularly travels around the globe sourcing unique products and bringing back innovative ideas. This level of commitment translates to the region’s best selection for all your rental needs.

Bill has often conducted seminars at the national convention "The Special Event," as well as the American Rental Association’s annual convention. In addition, he has served as Board Member and Past Vice President of ILEA (International Live Events Assocation, formerly ISES) and on the Development Committee of the Hermitage Foundation Museum. He currently serves on Tidewater Community College Board on the Curriculum Advisory Committee.

Bill’s charitable works include fundraising for ACCESS (formerly Full Circle Aids Hospice), Equality Virginia, and involvement in other local charities. "GIVING BACK" is Bill’s philosophy. He has donated his time and company resources to chair numerous fundraisers over the years including:

  • ZooToDo in Norfolk, VA,
  • Seafest in Norfolk, VA
  • Chamber of Commerce Annual Festival/Trade Show, Williamsburg, VA
  • Butterfly Soiree at Virginia Zoo, Norfolk, VA
  • Achieveable Dream, Newport News, VA
  • Park Place School, Norfolk, VA
  • Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic, Virginia Beach, VA
  • American Cancer Society, Relay for Life
  • Food Bank of South Eastern VA
  • Equality Virginia
  • HRBOR Network
  • HRC
  • Hampton Roads Pride