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What are some essentials that I will need to hire for a big corporate event?

Today’s blog from the easyEventhire team looks at crockery hire and other equipment that you might to hire for your upcoming large corporate event.

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Big corporate events can be luxurious and lavish affairs. It might be a gala dinner to celebrate a particularly good year’s results for employees and shareholders, or simply a large Christmas party at an arena, hotel or other large venue, where employees can get together to let their hair down.

If you’re a seasoned event planner working for the organisation in question, then you might already have a tried and tested formula for these types of events. However, if you are new to the business, then the checklist below, including crockery hire, for instance, might help when the time comes – after all, you won’t want to miss anything! Last minute dramas are not enjoyable in the lead up to a busy corporate event…

So, let’s take a look at some essential that you will need to hire for a big corporate event.

Table and chair hire

Assuming that your corporate event involves a formal dining event, then first on your list equipment hire list should be table and chair hire. Usually, you’d hire round tables – which come in a variety of different sizes – with banqueting chairs to go around them. The most popular size of banqueting table is 5ft 6in or just 6ft round, and you can seat 8-10 guests around these. When it comes to chair hire, check out Chiavari chairs or Napoleon chairs, both of which are available in a variety of different finishes.

Glassware hire

Then, what about your glassware hire? Have a think about the type of event you are holding, and where and when you will need to serve drinks. Of course, you’ll need wine glasses, Champagne flutes and water tumblers on the banqueting tables, but are you serving reception drinks in the foyer? And is there a bar in the evening? Spend some time planning out your glassware hire London requirements, and hire accordingly.

Crockery hire

Likewise, crockery hire such as plates, dishes and bowls need some consideration – OK, so we understand that this might not be at the top of your priority list, but you still need to work with your catering team to ascertain what is needed.

Cutlery hire

And finally, on the tableware front, don’t forget your cutlery hire. The hire industry always used to be about stainless steel cutlery, and this remains a popular choice for event planners, though there are lots of other different options today such a gold cutlery, for instance, which enables you to lift your table settings from ‘good’ to ‘awesome’! Plate and cutlery hire has never been easier!

Mobile bar

The focal point for any event is the bar, and so we’d definitely say that this is a must for your corporate event. This is the place where your guests will congregate, meet, socialise and network, so you want to make the bar area great! The bar itself need to be of a suitable size relative to the number of guests you are expecting, and the bar area could then be furnished with poseur tables and stools or even lounge furniture such as sofas, armchairs and coffee tables, to provide a relaxing environment for your guests.

Dance floor

A dance floor is obligatory at a party! You’ll find that temporary dance floors in today’s market are modular and portable, meaning that they arrive in manageable panels, and simply interlock together without the need for tools or screws. Dance floors are also available in a number of different designs.


Have you got some entertainment planned? Or a speaker? Or maybe the CEO doing an intro to the evening? If this is the case, then you’ll need some modular, portable staging, again which is readily available in today’s hire market.

Catering equipment

And let’s not forget behind the scenes. If you are involved in the catering for your event, then your head chef might be counting on you to hire catering equipment on the list he provided. Items such as fridges and freezers, cooking equipment such as ovens and griddles, and other catering rental products are very much in demand, and so place your order as far in advance of your event as possible!

Hopefully, this list of essentials will come in handy when the time comes for you to organise your next corporate event. And, when the time is right, don’t hesitate to browse our complete range of furniture hire, catering equipment hire, cutlery and crockery hire and much more online right here at easyEventhire. We have one of the largest stocks of equipment hire available nationwide, and very much look forward to helping you to create a memorable and successful corporate event. Browse and hire online today!