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5 best recommendations for event table & chair hire

April 30, 2020

5 best recommendations for event table & chair hire

In normal times, as part of our regular day to day activities, our sales teams around the country are often asked for their advice, suggestions and recommendations.  This is no surprise and we're always glad to help.  After all, event planners work on a range of diverse events each year, and with such an extensive product range that we have available here online, it's always beneficial to check out what is popular, and what is on-trend for the season.  Our sales teams are always delighted to share their valuable knowledge and expertise to help our clients produce stunning events, and is always something that should be encouraged as far as we are concerned.

When it comes to recommending furniture for events such as tables and chairs, for example, we've put together these 5 simple guidelines below which might help you when you are deciding what event furniture is best going to suit you and your particular requirements.

1. It's not one type of chair and table fits every event!

"It's just chairs and tables" we hear you cry.  Yes, it is, but within the field of table and chair hire there is a huge array of choice.  You need to get this right, depending upon the type of event you are holding.  A conference, for instance, will not require banqueting chairs such as Chiavari chairs.  Nor will a wedding require padded conference chairs.  The type of event very much determines the type of chairs and tables you need.  Then, ascertain the look you are going for.  A gala dinner, for instance, typically uses limewash or gold Chiavari chairs, and round banqueting tables - this is the traditional, almost 'expected' look (then check out Forbes to see tips on how to organise a great fundraising gala dinner).  However, why not go for something different to the norm and perhaps look at hiring ghost chairs, banquo chairs or even our Rio chairs which bring an extra dimension to proceedings.  This helps to differentiate your event from the norm - something that is becoming more and more important in an ever-increasingly competitive events world.

2. Your guest numbers & event space will determine your table sizes

This might seem obvious, but firstly work out your guest list numbers.  How many people are you catering for.  Then, how much space do you have available.  Is it a large arena or aircraft hangar where you are holding a celebration dinner, for instance, or is it more of a unique, older style venue with nooks and crannies, and an oddly shaped room with pillars, for example.  If you've got plenty of space, large circular dining tables such as our 6ft or even 7ft round banqueting tables make excellent choices, as round tables of this size seat around 12 people and make a great way for your guests to socialise at your event.  If it's a smaller venue, then why not look at hiring 5ft or 5ft 6" round tables, seating 8-10 people.  Whatever event tables you need, rest assured that you'll find what you are looking for here online at Event Hire UK.  Also don't forget to check out the table and seating guide on each table page to show you the ideal numbers of guests that can be seated at each size of banqueting table.

3. Leather or fabric chairs?

Again, the best event hire companies such as Event Hire UK will be able to provide you with a range of chairs, not just the standard Chiavari event chairs that you can hire almost anywhere in the country.  Leather chairs might be the order of the day for a fine dining event, for instance, or why not check out our Rio chairs which are available in different coloured fabric and leather options.  It's this versatility of choice that makes the Rio chairs such a popular choice for event professionals up and down the country.

4. Current on-trend chair colours

We're in 2020 and so gone are the days of dull colours.  Event professionals are currently looking for modern, vibrant and engaging colours.  That's why our Rio chairs, for instance, are hugely popular as the fabric colours include olive green, purple, grey, blue, biscuit and black, whilst the faux leather options include white and light grey.  Again, your event type will determine this, but why not work with colours which help to create stunning overall impressions at your event venue.

5. Matching linen hire also vital

So, that's the tables and chairs taken care of.  Now you'll need to start dressing your tables and the easiest way to do this is with high quality tablecloths, with matching napkins.  Any event hire company worth their salt will provide you with a range of linen in the various sizes that match up with their different tables, and here at Event Hire UK again you'll be able to find the matching tablecloth size to the tables you have selected on the individual product page and in our table and seating guide download from the same page.  Then, don't forget to start browsing our range of tableware such as glass, cutlery and crockery....the list goes on!

We hope that these recommendations have helped you as you start to look ahead to the 'new world' after the COVID-19 lockdown.  Whilst none of us can do very much at the moment, it doesn't stop us dreaming of returning to the point where we can help our clients product fantastic events and occasions.  Let's get there together!

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