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5 benefits of hiring folding chairs

June 16, 2021

5 benefits of hiring folding chairs

It's true to say that the humble folding chair is a real powerhouse of the events and hospitality industry in the UK.  OK, so it's not as glamorous as its Chiavari chair cousin, but it certainly does a great job in certain circumstances.

Think of an outdoor theatre performance in an historic castle, an outdoor royal celebration or commemorative occasion, a graduation ceremony week at a university or simply temporary seating at exhibitions, and you get a feel for where folding chairs could be used.

When you need to hire event chairs for your large scale indoor or outdoor event, then folding chair hire may well be for you.  And, the best thing is that folding chairs are usually the cheapest chairs for hire in the product range of any chair hire company.

The price of a folding chair, however, is just one of the features.  So, let's have a look at all the benefits of hiring folding chairs for events in more detail below.


Most chair hire companies in the UK will offer folding chairs as part of their range, just as we do here at Event Hire UK.  Some offer wooden folding chairs, and others are durable plastic folding chairs.  Usually they are available in different colours, so you can take your pick as to which one is going to work best for you.  And because of the popularity of folding chair rentals, these chairs are usually available in large quantities.  Therefore, assuming you get your order in early, the chances are that even if you're looking to hire thousands of folding chairs, you may well be able to source them all from the same chair hire company such as Event Hire UK.


As a direct of foldable chairs being available to hire in large quantities, it stands to reason, therefore, that the chairs will be matching in style as well as colour.  Especially when you are hiring chairs in large quantities, there's nothing worse than seeing a random selection of chairs in-situ just to 'make up the numbers'.  Professional events need to work with a professional chair hire company who can offer them what they need when it comes to matching chair rental!

Easy to transport

Folding chairs, as their name would suggest, fold to flat.  This means that they can easily be transported.  For large scale events, we transport on pallets using one of our artic trailers.  Folding chairs stack onto pallets nicely and can then be loaded at our distribution centre and unloaded when they reach the event site using a forklift truck.  From there, people can easily grab them and place them into position.


These are not just folding chairs, but they are also relatively lightweight, and so one person can actually grab a couple at a time to fold out and put in place.  These folding chairs are not like wooden banqueting chairs which are heavier and more cumbersome.  They are easy to set up!

Perfect for short term seating

Whatever your occasion, foldable chairs for hire are perfect for temporary seating.  And we should stress the word 'temporary' at this point.  Folding chairs from Event Hire UK are not cushioned on the seat and back like Chiavari chairs and other banqueting chairs, for instance.  Short term seating, yes.  Long term seating, no.

The range of folding chairs to hire here online at Event Hire UK is second to none, with us offering a standard folding chairs as well as linking folding chairs where the chairs need to link together for H&S reasons at the venue, and even deluxe folding chairs which are wider and deeper than standard folding chairs, to provide a more comfortable seating option.

It's worth mentioning at this point that due to the combination of all the above factors, along with the fact that they represent folding chair hire, you should always aim to place your order well in advance, as soon as you get a feel for your folding chair hire requirements.  After all, it's always easier to tweak numbers as your event date draws near rather than try to place a large order at the last minute.

And don't forget that Event Hire UK also offers a supply and set-up service when it comes to chairs and furniture hire, removing the hassle and stress from you of having to set everything up at your event site.  We'll do this for you, for a small additional fee of course.

Hire folding chairs and much more today with the experts at Event Hire UK.  Browse and place your secure order online 24/7 - you won't be disappointed!

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