Social Booth Explained

I bet you know exactly what a Photo Booth is, right? I mean you haven’t been living under a rock, have you? Everyone know what a Photo Booth is. But not everyone knows what a Social Booth is. And that’s what we’re here to tell you about!

Social Booth

The Basics

Let’s start with the basics here so you don’t get confused about what a Social Booth is. It’s a Photo Booth…but…on steroids..AND…if you can even imagine it…it costs less! You get a real photo booth capturing the real fun at your event for the fraction of the cost. Now, you might be wondering why we’d (or any company really) would offer you a better version of a Photo Booth Rental that’s less money. 

Social Booth Cost

If you’ve read our other blogs you know we just keep it real here. So, we’re going to be honest with you. We can offer the Social Booth for less because it costs us less! Why? No paper, no ink, no printer. Well, what is the point of a photo booth without prints? A LOT!! All you need is a WIFI signal and our booth will actually TEXT your guests a copy of their visit. And that’s where the name comes from. You’re being social with your visit by sharing it with others. Text away, share on Facebook, Instagram, or send it to granny in an email. Be social with it. 

Social Booth

How’s It Work?

So, basically a Social Booth works the same as a regular Photo Booth rental up until the time the prints normally come out. Instead of hooking up to a printer, the booth attendant will hook up to your venues WIFI connection. Then, at the end of their visit your guests will be asked to enter their telephone number into the booth, which will text them from an internet phone number that’s programmed into the booth. They’ll get a cute little image showing off their photo booth posing skills. It comes as a 4X6 postcard style graphic with anywhere from 1-3 images in it. (Wanna see what it looks like? I put a recent rentals image below.)

How Can I Customize The Experience?

The Classic Social Booth Rental comes with the booth, a backdrop, and props. You pick your choice of 6 Themes that we have available. Each theme has matching backdrop, prop set, greeting screen, and digital template that goes along with it. We automatically customize the digital template to put your info in it. So, for example we can edit the graphic to say “Happy Birthday John!!” or “Anchors Away to Megan” or whatever else your event is about. 

But for some people they want more….and there are a few upgrades that you can add on or you can order our Premium Social Booth with all the fixings. We can offer things like a GIF upgrade so instead of a 4X6 postcard your guests get a square graphic frame with an actual loop GIF of their visit in it. Or you can add on a Digital Download of all your event files so you get a copy too! Our premium upgrade comes with completely customized graphics so we’ll design something just for you. We can match school colors, insert special graphics, change fonts, or even use an existing photo in the design!

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How Do I Book a Social Booth????

Booking a Social Booth for your next celebration is super easy. All you have to do is either gives us a call or click through to our contact button and drop us your info. Our office manager, Eve, will reach back out ASAP to ask some simple questions and get a quote out to you. 


Ready to talk about a Social Booth for your next event. It’s perfect for Graduation Parties, Retirement Parties, School Dances, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, and more!!!

Social Booth Sale

Social Booth Rental Sale!!!

Right now…from March 2023-August 2023 we’re offering our Social Booth at a super low introductory fee. You can rent a booth for your event starting at $350.00. I bet you thought you couldn’t afford the fun. The current average rental rate for a traditional booth is around $800.00. But what will you get for $350.00? Glad you asked!

Classic Social Booth Experience

  • 3 hours of unlimited visits
  • Choice of 6 Themed Experiences
  • Backdrop & Props
  • 1 Friendly Attendant to help out
  • Open Air Style Booth

What do you need to book it? First, you need to verify that your venue has a WIFI signal for the booth to connect to. Next, you need to contact us to make sure your date is available. Then, it’s half down to reserve the booth for your celebration. The other half is due when the team sends you a proof of the digital template to approve. That happens about 2 weeks before your event date. 

Social Booth

Lastly, let’s talk real quick about the upgrades available so you know before we talk: 

  • Digital Download of all files for you, the host
  • GIF upgrade with a loop video of the visit
  • Premium service with a custom design
  • Green Screen Backdrop
  • On location slide show for guests to see
  • Slide show of all images after the event.

I think it’s super important to note that these prices are average and can be tallied from amateur/beginner rates all the way through the pros. The cost for a professional wedding photographer in Erie is currently closer to $4,000+.

Let's Talk About Your Celebration

Ready to jump in and talk to us about hiring a social booth for your next party? Come on!!! We’re waiting to chat!

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