How much does a photo booth rental cost?
How much does a photo booth rental cost?
$400 – $1,000 average cost to rent for a party or wedding
Photo booth rental cost
Photo booth rental costs $400 to $1,000 on average for a wedding, party, or business event. Photo booth rental prices depend on the booth size and type, package, add-ons, and event length. Renting a selfie station costs $300 and up, while a 360-degree photo booth rental costs $1,000 to $2,500.
|Rental length||Average cost|
|2-hour package||$350 – $750|
|3-hour package||$450 – $1,000|
|4-hour package||$500 – $1,100|
|5-hour package||$600 – $1,200|
|Additional hours||+ $100 – $200 per hour|
Average cost to rent a photo booth
The following table shows the average cost to rent a photo booth.
|National Average Cost||$700|
|Average Range||$400 to $1,000|
*Cost data is from research and project costs reported by Fash members.
In comparison, hiring a wedding photographer costs $1,600 to $3,600 on average.
Party or wedding photo booth cost by type
Photo booth prices depend on the booth type, features, and number of add-ons selected. Most companies offer a wide range of printing, social media sharing, and customization options.
|Type||Average cost to rent|
|Open-air photo booth||$400 – $1,000|
|Enclosed photo booth||$450 – $1,200|
|360-degree photo booth||$1,000 – $2,500|
|Mirror photo booth||$800 – $1,200|
|Slow-motion photo booth||$1,000 – $1,700|
|Flip-book photo booth||$1,000 – $1,800|
|Green-screen photo booth||$1,000 – $1,500|
|Selfie station||$300 – $650|
|MirMir photo booth||$2,000 – $4,200|
|Mail order photo booth||$250 – $500|
Open-air vs. enclosed photo booth rental prices
Renting an enclosed photo booth typically costs 10% to 20% more than an open-air booth. Enclosed booths require more setup, while open-air booths are easier to transport and assemble at the venue.
Enclosed booths—sometimes called "vintage style" booths—provide a traditional photo booth feel for your guests. An optional customized booth-wrap allows for branding at corporate events.
Open-air booths—also called "curtained booths"—are the most popular option because they are easily customizable and can accommodate up to 10 to 15 guests in one photo.
360-degree photo booth rental prices
360-degree photo booth rental prices are $1,000 to $2,500. A 360-degree photo booth—also called a photo stage—is equipped with a camera that rotates around guests standing on a platform, capturing 120 frames per second to create a spinning, slow-motion video.
Mirror photo booth rental cost
Mirror photo booth rental costs $800 to $1,200. A mirror photo booth features a full-length, framed mirror that transforms into an animated interactive touchscreen. With a touch or gesture, guests can take photos and share them instantly on social media.
Slow-motion photo booth cost
Renting a slow-motion photo booth costs $900 to $1,600. A slow-motion photo booth records a 10- to 15-second video and slows down the video to create a fun and entertaining effect. Provide confetti, streamers, and other props to help guests take advantage of the slow-motion effect.
Selfie station cost to rent
A selfie station costs $300 to $650 to rent. A selfie station is a slim photo kiosk featuring a touchscreen tablet, light, and camera. Most selfie stations are internet-connected and allow guests to share photos via text or social media.
MirMir photo booth cost
A MirMir photo booth costs $2,000 to $4,200, depending on the features and add-ons selected. MirMir is a mirror-style photo kiosk that uses photo editing software and filters to create stylized images of your guests. MirMir booths are staffed by an attendant throughout the event.
Photo booth price factors and add-ons
Photo booth rental add-ons and customization prices include:
|Photo booth add-on||Average cost|
|Custom prop box||$40 – $100|
|Photo album||$50 – $150|
|Scrapbook / guestbook||$60 – $100|
|Personalized photo strips / custom template||$30 – $50|
|Social media sharing||$50 – $250|
|GIF / boomerang capabilities||$50 – $200|
|Video messaging||$100 – $250|
|Custom / animated backdrop or overlay||$100 – $400|
|Green screen||$50 – $350|
|Blacklight||$150 – $250|
|Custom start screen||$25 – $75|
|Digital image delivery (CD, DVD, or USB)||$25 – $50|
|Online gallery||$50 – $150|
|Red carpet & stanchions||$50 – $100|
|Booth branding or vinyl wrap||$150 – $700|
|Idle time or early setup time||$45 – $75 per hour|
The following factors also affect the rental price:
Size and type – A standard photo booth costs less to rent than a large, 360-degree or slow-motion booth.
Number of prints – Some packages include unlimited printing while others include a maximum number of prints.
Extra printing options – Customized photo templates, personalized photo strips, flipbooks, and a printed guestbook increase the cost.
Attendant/booth operator – A booth staffed by an attendant costs more but provides more engagement for your guests. If applicable, factor in the cost of a meal for the attendant.
Weekends and holiday rates – Some companies add a $50 to $75 fee for Saturdays or holidays.
Setup and takedown fees – Confirm whether your contract includes extra time for booth setup and takedown or if that time is subtracted from your package hours.
Travel fee – Most companies charge extra for distances over 30 to 50 miles.
Photo booth rental FAQs
A photo booth is a freestanding kiosk or curtained area where guests can take photos against a backdrop with fun-themed props.
Why rent a photo booth? Are they worth it?
Photo booths provide a fun, affordable way to engage guests of all ages and allow your guests to create personalized souvenirs to remember your event.
Photo booths can be an entertaining addition to:
Birthday, quinceañera, or anniversary parties
Bar and bat mitzvahs
Reunions, prom night, or school events
How to get cheap prices when hiring a photo booth?
Follow these tips to hire a cheap photo booth on a budget:
Reduce the total rental time.
Opt for a booth without an attendant.
Consider a mail order booth rental service.
Bundle photo booth rental and photography services from the same company.
Book the photo booth for a weekday or during the off-season.
Ask if your school or organization is eligible for a discount.
Do you tip a photo booth attendant?
Tip a photo booth attendant $50 to $100, depending on the event length. Consider tipping on the high end if the attendant went above and beyond in interacting with your guests.
How much does a photo booth cost to buy?
Buying a photo booth costs $1,500 to $9,000, depending on the equipment and features included. iPad photo booths are the least expensive, while fully enclosed photo booths cost the most to purchase and require a larger vehicle to transport to and from events.
Getting photo booth rental quotes
Before hiring a photo booth rental company, be sure to:
Decide which photo booth style and add-ons you want.
Confirm your venue has enough space for a photo booth.
Ask for referrals from friends, family, and your event planner.
Read their reviews on Fash and Google.
Get a detailed contract in writing that breaks down everything included in your package, along with the refund and cancellation policy.
Confirm whether the photo booth rental company retains the copyright to the images for marketing purposes.
Questions to ask before renting
Are you licensed and insured?
Can I see a portfolio of photos from your previous events?
What packages do you offer?
Is the photo booth enclosed or open-air?
What props and backgrounds does the package include?
Does the package include unlimited prints? If not, how much do prints cost and what size are they?
Do you provide digital copies of the images? In what format?
Can you customize the photo template or background for my event?
Is social media integration included?
What other features are available?
Do you charge delivery and setup fees?
Is the setup and takedown time subtracted from my total package hours?
Will an attendant operate the booth during my event?
Am I responsible for the replacement cost if any of the props break during the event?
Do you offer a discount if I bundle the photo booth rental with other photography services?
Will I need to provide access to a power outlet, table, or other items?