Every event requires organisation and whether you’re organising a huge wedding for hundreds of people or a small corporate gathering for ten, hiring equipment can make the whole day run a lot more smoothly.
Hiring equipment for your event can be done from one supplier which makes the organisation far easier as you don’t have to communicate with different companies and worry about different delivery times. So, what kinds of things might you need to hire for your event?
You’ve got enough to worry about when organising an event so hiring crockery will mean that you don’t have to think about whether you have enough plates, whether they all match and of course whether they’re clean - and who’s going to do the washing up after the event. Remember that when you hire crockery from a company, this is what they specialise in, this is what they do every day, and they will provide you with exactly what you need.
Even if you hold a lot of events, it works our far easier to hire furniture every time rather than to buy it yourself. First of all, if you buy your own then you have to think about where you store it too, but also not every event is the same or has the same requirements, so while you might want to hire foldable chairs and trestle tables for one event, you could require banqueting chairs and a barrier rope for another.
Catering Equipment Hire
Whether you’re keeping your food options simple with a Paella dish or you’re choosing to provide a number of different food choices but don’t have the equipment to do it, hire it! Hiring professional catering equipment will allow you to provide the food you want at a high standard.
For conferences and performances, you’re going to need a lot of seating and again if you buy it then where are you going to store when it’s not needed? Hiring your chairs also means that you’ll be receiving clean chairs, you won’t have to worry about dusting them down or that there are any wobbly legs.
How many glasses will you need? Will they all match? Do you need some for wine, some for water and some for cocktails? Hiring your glassware means that you don’t need to worry about polishing for hours, finding broken glasses, or running out of anything your guests need.
Lighting is particularly important at events where you’re having a speaker, a performer, or awards. However, you might want lights for tents and marquees too, firstly for people to see each other, but also for decoration. For a Christmas party, hiring lights to create a magical look is pretty much essential.
Hire a Stage
If you’re having a speaker or a performer at your event then a stage provides a focal point and a dedicated area for them. It’s a good idea to hire a stage as it elevates the people you want your guests to be able to see and creates the perfect platform for them.
Audio and Visual Hire
Hiring audio and visual equipment such as microphones and amplifiers for speeches or AV equipment for festivals makes your life easier when organising. And what’s more, if you can get this equipment from the same place as you’ve hired your plates from, then payment, delivery and any other correspondence are all taken care of in one.
When hiring equipment, you’ll also be safe in the knowledge that your equipment has been PAT tested and if you choose to hire from Plato, we are a member of SafeHire which means that we have a proven competence in safety, health, environment, and quality - and we meet client demands for the highest standards of service.