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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.


When it comes to room layout, the arrangement of your chairs can be a show stopper –

At Allens we have a number of stunning options that include Camelot and banqueting chairs in a number of different colours, as well as a translucent option in our Phantom Chair.  We also have aluxurious Ascot Medallion Chair with either a white faux leather or black velvet seatpaid, and either a Tall Black or black Mandarin chair equally visually very aesthetic.  All of the chairs that we have are quality chairs that are a statement in themselves without the need to cover them.


When hiring tables for your wedding give each person at least 2 feet of space on each side of the table. So a 6 ft wide  table should fit 6-8 people – three on each side and two on each end. If you have a round table you should be able to seat 6 around 4 ft table, 10 on 5 ft table and 12 on a 6ft table.  We pride ourselves on having a number of half sizes to give more generous spacing for instance there is much more room for 10 guests on a 5.5ft table.

You may also want to hire a poseur or bar table for guests to rest their drinks on before and after the meal, and we have recently added a number of different options of poseur table to our range


Linen can transform a table and it’s the canvas for your layout. While crisp white linen is more traditional or you can choose from a huge number of colours and styles. At Allens Hire there are a number of different styles in different colours – from a standard linen to a brocade linen, Matisse or shimmer linen.  But please do contact us on the number below as we have a number of linens not on the website or coming soon and we would be happy to share these with you.

Outside furniture

If you are having your wedding in late spring or summer you may want to hire outside furniture such as garden chairs and tables so your guests can enjoy the sun. (Weather permitting) . We have just added a range of new hardwood garden furniture as well as a suite of rattan wicker sofas, armchairs and tables, and chrome edged tables and chairs – again some are on the website and some to be added very soon.

If you are planning a wedding and are interested in hiring furniture with a difference, Allens Hire has an extensive list of different options.  Don’t forget to browse online or ask us about our lounge furniture or LED Bars and LED Tables that could really make a difference to your eventl. If you would like further information about our exciting new additions or to discuss options and ideas for your event, please call our London office on 020 8574 9600 or email [email protected]. If you are based on the South Coast, please call 02380 652316.