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Sofa hire for events is always popular

September 13, 2021

Sofa hire for events is always popular

When it comes to event styling, one of the most popular choices of event furniture hire is that of sofa hire and armchair hire.  Yes, tables and chairs stand-alone in terms of the fact that they lead the popularity stakes, as pretty much every type of event needs seating and/or banqueting facilities.  Sofas and armchairs, however, are definitely up there in second place.

That's not to say, however, that every type of event needs sofa hire (also known as settee hire) and armchair rentals, because they certainly don't.

We often find that those events that DO need to hire sofas and armchairs are large scale events and occasions, and when they hire them, they hire them in quantity!

If we take a look back at some events in recent years to try and demonstrate this point, we'd be looking at events such as the Open Golf Championships, Lytham Festival, the Longines Global Champions Tour and the Royal International Air Tattoo, to name just a few.

All these events have one thing in common - that they needed to furnish an area for high quality hospitality.  And yes, hospitality usually means dining tables and chairs as well as mobile bar hire and bar furniture, but it also means settee and armchair hire.

VIP and sponsor hospitality lounges are, of course, all about laying on an experience around the main event for key people.  They are also incredibly useful networking events for industry professionals who can enjoy a drink, watch the game or the action, but also cut a few deals along the way!  It's always nice to do this, therefore, in comfort, and leather sofas and armchairs are a great way to kit out a blank canvas space at your event to encourage people to do this.

For sofa hire companies, these bulky items of furniture, however, can present a bit of an issue.  Sofas and armchairs are heavy and cumbersome, and need to be both stored and transported in the right way.  They are expensive to buy - and likewise relatively expensive to hire for the best ones - but the finish that can be achieved is often second to none.

When you need to rent sofas for events, you need to choose your supplier company carefully.  Our recommendations would be that you choose a company that can - 

1 - Provide the right style of sofa

It's not the case that one style of sofa fits every event, and the leading furniture rental companies in the UK will offer you a range of different sofas from which you can choose.  

At Event Hire UK, you might be styling a modern and contemporary event, in which case why not check out our leather Infiniti range of 2 seater sofas and 3 seater sofas in white or grey leather, along with the matching armchairs.  If it's more of a formal event, then why not consider our Marlborough range, where the sofas & armchairs have a velvet style finish, again available in the different colours of blue and grey.

2 - Provide the quantities you need

This might sound obvious, but it's crucial!  If you need to hire large quantities of armchairs and sofas for events, then you want to make sure that they are matching!  The last thing you want is to have to style your event space with random lounge furniture of various sizes and colours - it just won't look professional.  Only the biggest furniture hire companies will have sufficient stocks for you.  Event Hire UK, for instance, has over 100 Infiniti sofas alone!

3 - Provide the QUALITY you need

We touched on this earlier in this article, but make sure that you're dealing with a company that looks after their equipment!  Especially leather sofas can start to look worn and battered after a short time if they are not well looked after on a regular basis!

So, that's why sofa hire is always popular for events, and as events return after COVID, there's little doubt that this trend is set to continue into 2022.

When the time comes for you to rent event sofas and other furniture hire, don't hesitate to browse Event Hire UK online and place your secure order 24/7 from the comfort of your own home or office, safe in the knowledge that you are putting your faith in the hands of the experts.

We very much look forward to hearing from you soon!

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