Birmingham is the second largest city in the UK and since the 18th Century has been considered one of the most important cities in the UK’s manufacturing industries. From metal to pottery, jewellery to automotive, Birmingham has long been one of the powerhouses of creation in our times.
The city has seen many changes, especially with the hosting of the Olympics which brought big change to the skyline of the great city. Birmingham is seen as a centre for culture and one of the places to party and celebrate in the middle of the UK.
The Birmingham events scene is vibrant and non-stop. There’s an event on almost every day from weddings to awards dinners and almost everything in between. Plato are specialists in boutique catering hire, offering the ultimate service for you and your venue.
Birmingham is an eclectic city, and our services include delivering catering ovens to a marquee in a stately home, hiring a full collection of crockery, cutlery, glasses and more to wedding venues, hotels, council buildings, and even providing items for the odd castle!
Each delivery will have its own requirements and timings. This is where our 20+ years of expertise really comes into its own. We understand that some venues have strict timing and access requirements. We also understand that we can’t just turn up on-site unannounced.
We’re fully prepared to make a successful delivery for you, whether you’re a private client hiring for your wedding or event planners at a venue in Birmingham.
It’s our unique approach to each delivery and order that keeps our clients coming back to us and ensures that we eliminate wasted deliveries.. Some say we’re over-meticulous; we say we’ll never stop striving to offer an exemplary service.
Most clients have no ideas of the processes and organisation that goes into delivering their catering equipment at the right place, at the right time and all in order, but why would they? That’s not their job - it’s ours!
In our 20+ years in the catering equipment hire industry, we’ve lost count of the trips we’ve made to events in Birmingham. The city has some wonderful event spaces for weddings, awards dinners, banquets, and more.
We’ve organised chair hire for conferences, afternoon tea hire to libraries, and crockery, glassware and more to marquees, bars, hotels, and large community centres.
If you’re running an event in Birmingham, then give us a call now and we’ll give you the benefit of two decades of experience. We’re multi-award-winning Event Hire Association recognised and SafeHire certified, meaning you can trust us and hire with us with confidence.
Catering Equipment for Birmingham City Centre
Delivering to Birmingham has its challenges and nuances. Birmingham is a very busy city and many of the buildings and roads reflect that with timed delivery slots, unique access requirements, and drop-off bays and points.
We don’t know them all, who would? But we work very closely with a venue when we plan to deliver to them to ensure that we get there when they’re ready for us. This means we’ll maintain a good working relationship with the venue, and we won’t get you into trouble when “the company you chose turned up late/early/at the wrong place”.
With the impending congestion charge for Birmingham, delivering into the city will come with even more challenges. You’re far better off choosing a company equipped to deal with the strict guidelines for entering the city than someone you find cheaper on the internet. Just like many places in London, delivering to Birmingham will soon require a licence and will have timing restrictions, too. We stay on top of these requirements and take care of the detail so you don’t have to.
We’re also very familiar with the historic areas of the city and the nature of the access points to the council buildings, restaurants, and hotels. We know who to speak to, what to ask, and how to work well with them. If you’re a venue this should reassure you. If you’re a private customer this will just take something off your plate that you didn’t realise was on it.
So much of our success is in the intricate logistical detail.
Looking to hire catering equipment for your event in Birmingham?
Take a look below at the variety of glasses, crockery, cutlery, chairs, tables and kitchen equipment on offer. We deliver to all areas in Birmingham, and we collect and clean all the equipment we hire, too. You tell us what you’re planning, and we’ll guide you to the right catering equipment for your event.
Cake stand hire Birmingham
Need a cake stand for your wedding? Hosting afternoon tea?
Linen hire Birmingham
Table linen in colours to match all occasions and themes. Choose from our full range here.
Chair hire Birmingham
Planning a large event? We can hire and deliver your chairs, right to the venue. A large selection of chairs for both indoor and outdoor events, from conferences and exhibitions to sporting events and music festivals. Check out our full range below.
Plate hire Birmingham
Crockery is an obsession with us. Presentation, and what you serve food on, matters. We have plates to suit all meals and occasions. You’ll find our full and extensive range right here.
Wine glass hire Birmingham
Reception drinks, table wine, and after-dark cocktails all require the right drinking vessel. We have a large range of very high-quality glassware that will arrive clean, polished, and ready for hire. We’ll even collect them all and take them back dirty, so you don’t have to give them a second thought.