Event furniture hire is a great way of getting just what you want for your event rather than being stuck with old chairs and tables which don’t match and have seen far better days. Some venues will provide their own event furniture hire, but this might not necessarily be the best deal or give you the most choice. |
As previously mentioned, a venue might try and force their caterers, their furniture, their staff and their decoration onto your event. This won’t always be the best value or give you the best choice, but it does give you a good bargaining tool. If you’ve found cheaper options elsewhere then you can either use these instead (the venue will suggest their services, but they would rather you used them in some scope than rejected them altogether), or you can tell the other venue about the prices which you’ve found for event furniture hire by shopping around, and see if they can do you a better deal.
What do you need?
Hiring more furniture than you need can be a pain, hiring less than necessary can be devastating. It’s vital to know, or have a very good estimate and some leeway, just how many attendees you will be expecting when you hire your furniture. The company will be able to tell you how many each table sits, and how much space you need for the both the table and the chairs, and from this you should be able to make the calculations. Create a seating plan so you know you’ve got a place for everyone. Even if this isn’t a final version, or isn’t ever used it will let you get the numbers straight in your head and you can double check that everyone is accounted for and that you have enough tables as well as some extra spaces in case people forget to RSVP.
As well as the seating, you might want to look into bar hire and finishing touches. Speak to the company for a full catalogue of what they offer. Is delivery included?
Getting your items to your venue can be tricky, but it can also be very expensive. Some event furniture hire companies will provide delivery as part of their service, which means you won’t need to worry quite so much about setting up and taking everything down afterwards. Ask about this service, as this might be another way you can haggle on the price.
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