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Event Equipment Hire Company of the year 2021

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Established 1999

Catering equipment hire throughout: Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Birmingham and the West Midlands.

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What Types of Events do we Hire to?

At Plato Catering Hire, there’s no limit to the kind of event we can hire out to. We pride ourselves on helping our clients to create memorable events of all sizes.

Whether you’re planning an event in a hotel setting or a private marquee, our equipment hire services have been designed to cater for all. Whether it’s glass hire, cutlery hire, catering equipment hire, crockery hire, table linen hire or furniture hire you’re looking for, you can rest assured your items have been professionally cleaned, PAT tested, polished and quality checked. We’ll even do the washing up afterwards.

So, what kind of events do we cater for?

Parties, proms, and balls

We provide catering equipment for events including big parties, proms, and balls. We can supply high tables and chairs as well as coat hooks, drinks trays, chair sashes and covers. We understand that the overall aesthetic is very important, so we supply linens in a wide variety of colours and finishes to match any theme you may have in mind.

For refreshments, our sparkling glassware will keep the drinks flowing all evening, whilst our selection of trays, food boards and crockery will keep food warm and well presented. We have a wide range of kitchen hire items too, including catering ovens and cooking utensils, so you have everything you need to host a successful party to remember.


Weddings can be large or small and we have plenty of experience in wedding equipment hire, making sure that these special days run as smoothly as possible. Most venues will include equipment hire packages, but if you’re hosting a wedding your own way, we can bring our equipment to you.

When Plato first began, wedding hire made up a huge part of our business, so we have plenty of experience with catering for weddings. We even have a Planning your Wedding Breakfast PDF document which you can download to support you with your preparations.

Dinner parties

For smaller events such as one-off dinner parties, you don’t have to worry about going out and buying extra boxes of plates or having the right number of glasses. Finding somewhere to store all these extra plates, bowls and tablecloths between events can be a nuisance too. If you need some help planning everything you will need, then our dinner party hire checklist will help you plan that stress-free party. Hiring your equipment is not only cheaper in the long run, but it’s also much better for the environment - we have lots more eco friendly event ideas too.

Corporate event

Since we all received the go-ahead to return to work, we’ve seen an influx in corporate parties, celebrations, and networking events. Whether you’re a small team of 10 or a team of 1000, Plato catering hire has the equipment for the job.

For seated events, we have a selection of circular, square, trestle, and bistro-style tables in a range of sizes and finishes, we also supply various folding, stacking and semi-circular options for when extra flexibility is needed within your layout.

If you have a corporate event coming up and need some help with calculating tables and furniture, we’d be happy to use our experience to help you plan yours.


There’s a lot to organise at funerals and it’s a difficult time for everyone. Hiring equipment means that you can have a beautiful event without the extra worry and stress at a time when you really don’t need it.

Plato has no limitations when it comes to who we hire and we’re one of the very few SafeHire certified hire companies in the area that continue to work with venues of all occasions in all shapes and sizes.

If you’re looking for equipment hire in and around Warwickshire, consider Plato Hire for your next event.

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We deliver throughout Birmingham, Coventry, Leamington Spa, Redditch, Solihull, Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, Worcester.

if your event is in any of the following counties we would absolutely love to quote:-
West Midlands
North Oxfordshire