Do you hate washing up and searching for enough plates, glasses and cutlery? Don't despair, call Oxford Event Hire on 01865 760 158 and within minutes you can hire all your crockery, cutlery, glasses, linen, furniture, kitchen and catering equipment.

Whether you are a private individual hosting a dinner party for 10 guests, a caterer organising a wedding for 100 people or an event company organising a function for 1000 people, Oxford Event Hire will deliver equipment to your door, collect everything following your event and even do your washing up!

With our experience in the events industry, we created this guide to help ensure you have everything you will need for a smooth, hassle free event. Determine what you need by considering how many people you will cater for, how many courses you will serve and what you will be eating. Will you:

(a) Provide canapes/orderves and/or reception drinks?

(b) Serve a buffet or a three course, seated meal?

(c) Require kitchen and/or catering equipment

(d) Provide a bar, cloakroom or dance floor for your guests?

(g) Looking for something fun such as our chocolate fountain, candyfloss or popcorn machines?

(h) Looking to cater for your guests outdoors with a hog roast or BBQ. You may also find our gazebo, patio heater and generator useful for outdoor events.


Will you require:

   > A plated or soup starter?

   > A side plate for a bread roll (don't forget your butter dishes or side knives)

   > Crockery: Starter plate (or soup bowl), main course plate, dessert plate, cup and saucer

   > Cutlery: Starter knife and fork (or soup spoon), table knife and fork, dessert fork and spoon, side knife, tea spoon, serving spoon.

   > Glasses: Water, juice, white wine, red wine, champagne

   > Tea & Coffee: Cups and saucer, demitasse/expresso cup and saucer, cafetiere, milk jug, sugar bowl, tea spoon.

   > Table Accessories: Water jug or wine carafe, bread basket or bread bowl, butter dish or butter pat, salt and pepper cruets, sauce boat

   > Linen: Table cloth (white or coloured), table runner, chair cover, chair sash, chair bow

   > Furniture: tables and chairs


We also offer many other useful items. Why not look through the following list to see if you need any of the following accessories which people frequently forget when ordering equipment for their event:

   > Hand towels

   > Walkie talkies

   > Trays

   > Bins