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How do I choose the best event chair hire company?

May 9, 2022

How do I choose the best event chair hire company?

Let's face it, most temporary events need chair hire.  Whether it's a gala dinner needing Chiavari chairs, a conference needing ISO chairs or an outside hospitality terrace at a large event needing outdoor chairs and tables, the constant demand for chair throughout the UK during the year is immense.

There's certainly a move in today's market towards higher end chairs for events.  Yes, the chairs come with a premium price tag, but most event organisers are happy to pay this in order to achieve the stylish and professional finish they want.  

At the same time, there is a still a market for basic, affordable chairs such as folding chairs for mass-outdoor events, for instance.  Ultimately, as long as there are events, there will be a demand for these types of chairs!

But, with the amount of choice of chair hire companies in the UK, how do you choose what is going to work best for you when the time comes for you to hire chairs for your event?  Hopefully, the pointers below will assist you...


Put simply, the biggest and best chair hire companies in the UK will be able to offer the complete range of chairs, whatever your event.  And within these 'sectors' of chair types, there will most likely be colour derivatives, meaning that you're not just offered one type of chair for your event, you can choose from the complete range.  It's definitely not the case that one type of chair fits every event, so this choice is really important.  As the event organiser, you might have a theme or colour scheme to work towards, and so choice is more important than ever, especially if the pressure is on to impress that demanding client!


That said, it's all well and good having an extensive range of choice, but the quality of chair hire is also important.  The more popular the chair type, the more times it will go out on hire, and so the more it will get worn and scratched on-site. This is, after all, the nature of the beast.  And when you hire wedding chairs for your special day, the last thing you need is the dismay of chairs turning up not in great quality.  The best chair hire companies will continually be giving their chairs some much-needed TLC, whether it's during the summer period when they are not out on hire, or maybe over the winter when demand for chair hire naturally decreases.  Whether it's a touch up of paint, or a complete respray, quality counts when it comes to event chair rentals!


So, that's the range and quality taken care for your chairs.  Now, you need to ensure that you can book the right quantity of chairs, which is particularly important if you are holding a large-scale event.  You want matching chairs for your conference or gala dinner, for instance, not a mismatch.  First impressions count, and the last thing you need is being sent different types or colours of chairs as the company in question overbooked them for other clients.  The best chair hire and furniture hire companies will have large quantities available so that they are able to service multiple events at different locations, at the same time.


The location of the chair hire company that you choose is vital.  This is not only because they will be able to provide you with a more proactive service as your event date gets closer (remember, things don't always go according to plan!), but it will also be cheaper!  The transport costs for most furniture hire companies in the UK is based on the proximity of their distribution centre to your event postcode location.  Put simply, the further you are away, the more expensive it will be! 


And last, but by no means least, consider price.  We've put it last for a reason, as we realise that yes, price is important, but it's certainly not everything.  You can hire folding chairs, but prepare to endure problems and hassle with the chairs themselves or the service that you receive.  Remember the old adage 'you get what you pay for' - well, this applies to chairs as it does to anything in this world!  Look for a chair rentals company that offers competitive pricing for the overall package.

When the time comes to choose a chair rental company for your upcoming occasion, hopefully the above tips will help and, of course, we'd like to think that you'd check out what we can offer you right here online at Event Hire UK.

Take a look at our range, quality, service and price, and why not benefit from the fact that we are a national hire company but dealing on a local basis from our regional distribution centres around the country - the best of both worlds for you!

Don't hesitate to browse and place your secure order online 24/7 with the experts - you won't be disappointed!

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