Looking for a little luxury at your fall outdoor wedding? Find out how to plan for when nature calls.

Fall is one of the most popular times to have an outdoor wedding because of the cooler weather and beautiful colors in nature. But planning an outdoor fall wedding can be tricky – between knowing the right number of restroom facilities needed to keeping your guests warm – things can get complicated. With 50+ years of experience in the industry, we have some insider tips to help ensure all your guests’ needs are met and your wedding day goes off without a hitch.

1. Proper Restroom Facilities

Many outdoor wedding venues don’t offer a sufficient amount of restroom facilities for your guests, which forces guests to wait in long lines or walk a long way to the bathrooms. When guests are provided with adequate restroom facilities, they stay longer and have a better time. If you are planning on serving alcohol at your reception, it’s important that you increase the number of restrooms by 20%. If you know there are going to be a higher percentage of women in attendance (beyond 50%), increase the number of units by 25-50%. Additionally, it’s important always include at least one wheelchair accessible unit! For more guidance on choosing the correct number of restroom facilities check out our Event Planning Guide.

2. Upgrading from Standard to Luxurious

Almost as important as providing an adequate number of restroom facilities, is providing your guests with luxurious restroom trailers instead of standard units. Weddings should feel anything but standard and this simple switch is an easy way to wow your guests. The Don’s Johns’ luxury trailers come with amenities such as granite countertops, marble walls, shelving and climate-controlled heat and air. The trailers include a dual audio system that not only plays soothing music for visiting guests, but also ensures those waiting to use the restroom don’t miss any moments from your big day with three flat screen televisions. These trailers always give guests something to talk about!

3. Bathroom Décor

If you really want to get your guests talking, we suggest including a few subtle extras in the trailers such as, a bathroom essentials basket, monogrammed towels, fresh flowers or luxe soaps. Remembering small details like these create the finishing touches on a luxurious fall wedding. Guests will think they have transported from an outdoor venue to a five-star hotel!

Now that you know the industry tips to creating a luxurious outdoor wedding this fall, contact a Don’s Johns representative today for a free luxury restroom trailer quote. Let us help you with your special day!

5 Questions to Ask When Renting a Portable Toilet or Restroom Trailer

Are you hosting an event and just not sure what type of portable restroom option to choose? First, do realize that the main difference between the two is that a portable toilet is a standard restrooms with a toilet and possibly lighted sink area. A restroom trailer is much larger, offering recessed lighting, temperature control, and vanity areas. Let’s review a few questions you should ask yourself before renting.

Are Other Restrooms Nearby?

If there are public restrooms available near your event, you may still consider a portable restroom to ensure your guests don’t travel too far. So your option for portable restrooms will be due to placement. If you have many guests attending, you don’t want them all wandering the park area looking for a restroom. If the grounds have a nice restroom facility already, consider just a few portable toilets in the area. If not, you’ll want to have a toilet trailer for their comfort.

Are There Other Events at the Same Facility?

As stated above, if there are restroom facilities on site, it may just be an issue of how long it will take the guests to get to the restroom. However, another question to ask yourself is if there will be other events going on at the facility as well. If you are expecting many guests, your guests could have a long wait if another event has many patrons as well.

For larger events, a portable toilet trailer is best to have to reduce long lines. This is especially helpful and cost effective if your event revolves around product sales. You want your guests at your events, not waiting to use the restroom.

Will Children be in Attendance?

However, if your event is lengthy and children are in attendance, consider the parent’s needs. They may need to change infants, and that’s possible with a baby changing station in a portable trailer unit. For family events, families need the space and amenities to get their children tidied up. Children get into all sorts of accidents such as muddy shoes and chocolate covered shirts.

What type of Portable Toilet will fit my Event?

The type of event that you will host makes a big difference. Impressions are everything, and portable restroom options are no different. If you’re hosting a sporting event, portable toilets are a perfect option and are cost effective. Adults can use the restroom fairly quickly. If it’s a short event, that may be all they are doing. Nobody is going to linger in a restroom and miss the big pitch!

However, for more formal black tie events, you need to have a more comfortable environment, such as Don’s Johns Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. Black tie events such as award ceremonies and art gals, your guests need to groom themselves before walking on stage or freshen up before networking. Give them the amenities they are going to need to do so. These types of events usually request a handsome amount for the tickets. A five-star restroom is well deserved.

How long will the event last?

If you are hosting an event for a long period, portable toilet trailers have the lighting and space you will need. A portable toilet is dimly lit. Your guests want to be able to freshen themselves up. This helps everyone feel comfortable and stay longer.

Contact Don’s Johns friendly representatives today. They are knowledgeable regarding each type portable toilet or restroom trailer and can help you decide on the best for your event.

How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

How to Choose Between a Restroom Trailer and a Portable Toilet for Your Event

You may have already read about how many porta potty’s you should have for your event in our Porta Potty Event Planning Guide. However, how do you determine which is best for your event: a restroom trailer versus a portable restroom? Let’s examine the benefits of both and other considerations to factor into your decision.

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Benefits of Restroom Trailers

A restroom trailer is one large unit which contains a few to many individual restroom stalls. You can rent a basic trailer to one of our most presidential functioning trailers. Trailers offer more space for your guests than an individual portable toilet unit does. Restroom trailers are a climate controlled environment.

Each Don’s Johns trailer come with dual audio sound systems and television screens to keep up with the outdoor engagements. You’ll also have large Corian or granite countertops, hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, hot and cold running water, and other beautiful amenities included. Restroom trailers are an excellent investment for large, formal events.


Benefits of Portable Restroom

A portable restroom is a single unit meant for one person to use at a time. They also offer complete privacy, something individuals at certain gathers may appreciate more. If you are having a standard event or are budget conscious, portable toilets are a good way to go. You may also upgrade to Don’s Johns VIP Flushing Toilet with Sink.

How Long Will the Event Be For?

The first thing you want to consider is how long your event will be for. A one or two-day event is perfect for portable toilets. However, if you will be hosting an event for a few days, restroom trailers are an excellent choice. They have large holding tanks that do not need to be frequently changed.

Where is the Event Located and What Type of Guests Will Be Present?

Make sure to arrive at your event location and find out where you can set up your portable restroom or trailer units. That may determine which you can have on-site.

You’ll also want to factor in which your guest will appreciate more. An entire wedding party would not appreciate trying to squeeze into a single portable restroom to help each other dress for an outdoor wedding.

What are the Weather Expectations?

In addition to considering where your event will be, what is the weather expected to be like? If you are hosting an event outdoors, and there is a chance of rain, your guest will appreciate having a restroom trailer to retreat into. Guests can refresh themselves and hang out until the downpour is over if needed. If it’s extremely hot outside, you and your guests will appreciate being able to retreat to a burst of cool air.

What is Your Event’s Budget?

Don’s Johns has a variety of restroom trailers and portable restrooms. We have standard porta potty restrooms and you can upscale to our Luxury Presidential Restroom Trailer. You can be as fancy as you want. There is a unit for everyone though that can accommodate your needs and budget.

As you can see, there are a number of factors that affect your decision to rent a restroom trailer or a portable restroom. Contact our friendly representatives at 888-331-6323 today so we can find a unit to match your needs.



Having Portable Toilets for Winter Festivities makes it Enjoyable for All

Having Portable Toilets for Winter Festivities makes it Enjoyable for All

It’s amazing how gatherings never cease when wintertime strolls around. Patrons in the DC metro area continue to gather for outdoor family events during the holidays. Young and old alike enjoy the welcoming cool breezes and beautiful snow. It’s impeccable that event hosts meet everyone’s needs, so guests are happy and comfortable during the events. That’s why placing Don’s Johns as a top resource is vital for the following events.

Holiday Sales

Labor Day brings about the end of summer. Halloween is right around the corner, and stores are preparing for Trick-Or-Treaters and their families. Soon afterwards, Thanksgiving Day sales and décor are up as smart holiday shoppers are out early preparing their shopping sprees.

To keep shoppers out during such a busy season, having portable restrooms is important. Stores and restaurants are crowded, and sometimes workers are unable to clean their public restroom. This is why many City Officials recommend having portable restrooms for local neighborhood establishments.

Tree Lighting Events

Small towns and just about every major city have an annual Christmas tree lighting event. Spectators come from many areas to celebrate the holidays. Since it’s open to the public, you can expect it to be jam packed from early morning until late night.

There are a host of other events that occur during tree lighting events as well. So you’ll find those with picnic baskets, blankets, and chairs around and children frolicking in the park. With so many partaking in the ceremonies, event organizers need to plan for these spectators to have a clean and accessible restroom facility. It’s also helpful to have quad washing stations and hand sanitizers as people will have many delectable food eating opportunities and sticky hands.

Winter Activities

There are so many winter activities to partake in. Having a portable restroom available keeps patrons out having fun. This contributes to businesses revenues, so that they do not lose customers who they are not losing clientele due to not being able to go to the restroom when needed. A few winter activities you’ll always find are:

  • Public Outdoor Ice Skating
  • Santa’s Village
  • Outdoor Hockey Games
  • Winter Carnivals

Provide an Environment to Warm Your Guests

All in all, event organizers want to ensure their spectators not only are enjoying themselves, but are warm and safe. Having portable restrooms trailers covers these aspects. Don’s Johns portable restroom trailers each come with climate controlled heating and air conditioning. They provide a clean and sanitized environment that patrons can come to should they feel the bite of Old Man Winter. The sinks also have hot running water to help warm their hands.

Be Cautions to Prevent the Spread of Germs

Although it’s cold out during these winter festivities, germs can still be spread through the touching of hands to greet event attendees. Having hand sanitizers around are an excellent way to help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. They are a perfect alternative to just washing hands since they are alcohol based products that won’t freeze.



DC Parade – Happy St. Patricks Day from Don’s Johns [Video]


Every year on March 17, the Irish and St. Patrick Day aficionados across the globe celebrate. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. What are you doing on this day?

Of course, like any local holiday Don’s Johns is here to help with our sanitation services. From standard porta potty rentals to luxury restroom trailers, we got your covered.

We loved the DC St. Patrick’s Day parade last year, so we thought we’d share it. Oh and btw, watch carefully you’ll see one of our porta potties too. 😉

High School Sports Are in Full Effect with Don’s Johns Portable Restrooms

Portable Restrooms for High School Sporting Events

It’s that time of the year again where sports fans gather to celebrate their favorite high school teams. Don’s Johns is a family company, so we understand the importance of supporting our youth. The more wins your team has, the more visitors come out each game day. There are sure to be plenty of Gatorade, water bottles, and snacks for all. If your sports field does not have any or enough portable restrooms on site, contact Don’s Johns to help alleviate the stress.

The Fans Have a Spot to Use Adequate Portable Restrooms

You can’t help but to love it when our favorite high school teams go into overtime. The excitement of it all is an adrenaline rush. However, fans sometimes can’t wait through it all as they have been eating and drinking all day for the games. They need adequate restroom facilities with plenty of clean running water and flushing toilets. This is great to accommodate visiting teams, parents, family, and friends. We can deliver to your local high school or any other local park.

A Great Way to Send Athletes to Take a Breather at a Portable Restroom 

High school games are meant to be fun and show team spirit, however, athletes can still get hurt. Having a portable restroom is excellent to have at high school games so any injuries can be treated well, off the field.

Athletes can rest up in a roomy Luxury Restroom Trailer with Family Room. It’s complete with hot and cold running water, soap, and paper towels. These are staples in helping heal wounds. If players over heat, our restroom trailers are perfect also since they are air conditioned units. They can still be a part of the game while listening and watching on our large flat screen televisions inside.

Cheerleaders Can Get Ready to Hit the Field

You can’t expect everyone to be ready to walk on the field for a big performance without brushing up their makeup, touching up their hair, and giving a great pep talk! Cheerleaders and other cheer squad members will take pleasure in having a comfortable environment to wait or change for the screaming fans outside.

Provide Additional Sanitary Options

Don’s Johns offers other sanitary options for your sports teams as well. Players need to intake a lot of water, and our Quad Wash Station is a great standby option. We also have hand sanitizers so all sports fans can have clean hands before diving into their celebration cake!

Contact our representatives today to help coordinate your next high school event with portable restrooms. You give us an estimated number of fans, and we’ll take care of the rest. 888-331-6323



Portable Restroom Rentals for Autumn Race Season


It’s that time of the year where we can all support our causes. Outdoor events such as marathons, 5ks, and walking events are popular during the autumn season. As these races are organized, it’s important to think and plan carefully. Consideration should be made for participants, supporters, and onlookers alike. One way to make the races more bearable and enjoyable is having portable restroom rentals for everyone to use.

Comfortable and Convenient

You must remember that supporters are sitting in the audience for quite some time. They need to relieve themselves in order to stay comfortable. You should have enough portable restroom rentals on site, so there are not excessive long lines to wait through and miss the runner they are supporting.

Also, consider that the average person may need to use the portable restroom 2 through 3 times at an event. There will also be people leaving and others coming in, which makes for odd timing. Newly arriving people will need the restroom eventually as well.

Don’s Johns also has restroom trailers available to accommodate up to 10 people at a time. Our trailers are stocked with liquid soap, hot and cold running water, and paper towels in a climate-controlled area. If you have a very large 5k or marathon, it may be wise to get a trailer so that attendants are not late to the start. Comfortable restroom facilities will make runners and walkers want to come back the following year and recommend the event to others. Have the right amount of portable restroom rentals or restroom trailer rentals is actually a bigger deal than you realize.

Many Restroom Trailers Available

Because, you must consider the most important aspect of the event – the participants in the race. They need to have an acceptable porta potty experience. They’ll expect to run cool water across their faces and it could do them good if they feel ill to stop into our restrooms equipped with air. These events do tend to vary, like with wheelchair participants. Having a Luxury Restroom Trailer that meets ADA requirements is essential, so they can get in and out of the restroom trailer with ease.

Don’s Johns are here to help your next race be coordinated well. We’ll review with you how many restroom trailers will be appropriate for your expected participant and supporter count. Dons John’s is here when you need portable sanitation solutions. If you have further questions or need advice, call us at 888-331-6323 or contact us for a free quote.