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Which chair hire works best for different events?

August 12, 2021

Which chair hire works best for different events?

Here at Event Hire UK, one of the most popular ranges of furniture hire we offer is that of chairs.  This is because, if you think about it, chairs are used at pretty much every event, from weddings and corporate hospitality events through to outdoor theatre performances, exhibitions and conferences.

Chair hire is constantly in demand throughout the year.  So, let's have a look at which chair hire products work best for different events, so that when the time comes, you've got a bit of as heads up in advance.


We live in 2021 and so weddings are much more diverse in nature now that simply a traditional white wedding.  That said, these traditional weddings remain a firm favourite and, therefore, so do limewash Chiavari chairs - these provide the classic look that you'll have seen in glossy bridal magazines and online.  

Not only are these available in limewash but also in other colours in gold and even ghost or transparent.  Gold Chiavari chairs are popular for Asian weddings, for instance, whilst ghost Chiavari chairs are often found at ultra-modern and contemporary weddings at luxury city centre hotels, for instance.

There's nothing to say, of course, that if you're looking to hire wedding chairs that you HAVE to opt for Chiavari chairs.  The best chair rental companies in the UK such as Event Hire UK, for instance, will offer multiple options including Tolix chairs, Napoleon chairs and even Louis chairs as alternatives.  It really does come down to individual preference and your wedding styling vision, so just choose whatever works best for you!

Conferences & meetings

After this particular sector (along with many) was absolutely decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, conferences and meetings play an important role in the events sector.  Conference chairs and meeting chairs can take on many guises, but suffice to say that you would be wanting metal framed chairs, with a padded seat and back.  

This means that these chairs not only look professional but are also comfortable - something that is important at a conference, for instance, where you are asking people to be seated for prolonged periods of time. Check out ISO chairs as an example of a great temporary chair for conferences, exhibitions and trade shows.

Corporate hospitality events

The world of corporate hospitality is an exciting one, with big companies and brands spending big on their internal and external events for employees, shareholders and key clients.  The City of London is great for this sector, with lots of historic and iconic venues for events being used throughout the year. When it comes to chair hire for hospitality events, there really is no limit to the type of chair you could opt for.  Tolix chairs, for instance, are great if you are going for a rustic or industrial-warehouse style look.

Alternatively, if you're going for luxury and a consistent colour to tie in with your brand, then why not consider Rio chairs which have a polished metal frame, and you can even choose your chair cover colour from Event Hire UK's range of blue, grey, black or biscuit fabric, and even white or grey leather.  The world is your oyster!

Outdoor performances

And finally, we decided to look at chair hire for outdoor events.  For this, we'd recommend our range of folding chairs.  Basically, these are lightweight foldable chairs (that fold to flat as their name would suggest), with a durable, moulded seat base and back.  Ideal for temporary events where people only need to be seated for short periods of time.

Pretty much every UK chair hire company will carry folding chairs as part of their range.  Event Hire UK, however, goes one step further.  As well as standard folding chairs, we also offer linking folding chairs as well as deluxe folding chairs.  Linking folding chairs are ideal for when  straight line rows of folding chairs need to be linked together for H&S reasons at certain venues. Deluxe folding chairs are similar in design to standard folding chairs, but are both wider and deeper, providing a more comfortable seating option for longer periods.  Importantly, they are also perforated on the seat base and back, so no longer do you need to go round wiping the rain water off your chairs just before the start of your outdoor event!

Whatever chairs you need when it comes to your event, rest assured that you can rent almost any type of chair right here at Event Hire UK.  We have over 50,000 chairs for hire nationwide across our network of sales and distribution centres, so simply browse and place your secure order 24/7, safe in the knowledge that you are putting your faith in the hands of the experts!

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