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Bar hire check list

15 Nov 16 By: Lene McGuinness

The bar is often the centre of an event. It’s a place where guests congregate, network and get to know each other over a drink. If you are holding a drinks reception, conference, exhibition or pop up event, then our handy check list will help ensure you won’t forget a thing. 


Wedding colour trends 2017

04 Nov 16 By: Lene McGuinness

If you’re organising a 2017 wedding and you want to be on trend, then you’ll need to know what colours are going to make a splash. Read our guide below to discover what colours will be gracing the weddings of 2017 and what products we have that will suit the coming year’s colour palette.


Jars Stoneware Dinner Plates for Your Event

21 Jul 16 By: Lene McGuinness

Have you discovered the unique beauty of Jars Stoneware? Find out more here.


Cut crystal glasses are making a comeback

02 Jun 16

Cut glass is back and our latest blog will tell you more about some of the striking Riedel glassware ranges available to hire right now at Allens.


What you need to know about hiring furniture for a wedding or party

10 May 16 By: Lene McGuinness

Are you planning your wedding or party and want to take creative control? Or are you an Event Planner looking to create the perfect wedding day or party for your client? Read on for our guide on what you need to know about hiring and customising furniture for your wedding. 


How to tell if the wine is bad: a good glass will not save a bad wine

11 Mar 16

Wine connoisseurs can spend hours debating how a wine from neighbouring vineyards differ in quality and taste, but what is not always discussed is what kind of glass the wine should be served in. Allens Hire explains the tell tale signs of a bad wine, but also a good wine glass.


Riedel Glassware taste test wins Allens seal of approval

28 Jan 16 By: Lene McGuinness

Riedel, makers of world renowned wine glassware with over 260 years in the industry, recently visited the team at Allens HQ with a wine tasting challenge to prove how much difference their specially designed glasses can actually make.


Be Inspired by the Colours of 2016

15 Jan 16 By: Lene McGuinness

Pantone recently announced its colours of the year for 2016 as Rose Quartz 13-1520 and Serenity 15-3919. For the first time ever, the blending of two shades has been identified as the Pantone colour of the year. 


Sofia glassware range is the wise choice

19 Aug 15

Introducing the Sofia range of sophisticated European glassware. Find out more about these new glassware options today


Give your guests a taste for tapas

10 Aug 15

Tapas have never been more popular in the UK, with sales of chorizo and manchego soaring in supermarkets while tapas restaurants and even pincho (reallysmall plates) bars cropping up across the country.

Find out more about tapas and catering hire right here.