About Ideas Events & Rentals

About Ideas Events & Rentals

Since 1992, under the direction of Founder & Creative Director, J. Riccardo Benavides, Ideas Events & Rentals has been the leading event d├ęcor and production company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether expressed in the skilled craftsmanship of custom fabricated builds, enduring design aesthetic or carefully curated furnishings, we strive to create environments uniquely tailored to each client.

Ideas Events & Rentals is equally versatile in themed, contemporary and traditionally designed events. Our approach is to go beyond decorating and to focus on every aspect of the event. With an extensive inventory of rentals, our designs contain a formula of elegant & transitional props. When it comes to Ideas, no detail goes overlooked.


We bring your ideas to life!

Good design is portraying the end user experience through a measured use of trend-forward furnishings, layouts that foster connectivity, activations that educate and engage clients, and innovation that conveys brand messaging. Be it an expo booth, multi-day conference, party, gala, reception, or a wedding, Ideas collaborates with clients cohesively to create a memorable experience.

In addition, our props and rentals are available on a per day or event basis, or for extended installations. Please reach out to any of our staff below to help curate the vision of your special event.


  • Founder & Creative Director: J. Riccardo Benavides
  • Chief Production Officer: Sarai Solis
  • Head Accountant: Lisa Castillo
  • Production Team: Margaret Sy, Nicole Baez, Jaden Clark


  • Caterers: Carrie Dove Catering, McCalls Catering & Events, Taste Catering
  • Colleagues: Bright Event Rentals, Hartmann Studios, Key Events, Standard Party Rentals
  • Corporate: Airbnb, ACPC, Dropbox, Facebook, Hello California, Hotel Tonight, pop! byYAZ
  • Hotels & Stores: Grand Hyatt SF, Hyatt Regency SF, Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue, St. Regis Brand
  • Philanthropic Organizations: CPMC, League to Save Lake Tahoe | Keep Tahoe Blue, Marin CASA, SF Ballet, SF Opera Guild

*Sampling of our client list