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Steeped in history, the ceremonial county of Berkshire is also home to one of the country’s finest racecourses, as well as a variety of major football and rugby teams based in Reading. The county plays host to many events throughout the year, making it a popular choice for the UK’s social circles and perfect for functions and events. The town of Ascot is particularly well-known, hosting racing events, polo events and festivals throughout its annual calendar. Reading however is by far the heart of the county’s music and entertainment sector, with the world renowned Reading Festival taking place in August each year that sees thousands flock to the city.

Berkshire event venues

Find event venues and catering hire services in the following Berkshire towns:

Major Events in Berkshire

The following events will be taking in place in Berkshire:

  • Festival of Food and Wine Race Weekend – September
  • The Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival – October
  • Christmas Racing Weekend – December
  • Slough Canal Festival – September
  • Reading Festival – August
  • Race for Life - Reading Prospect Park 5k – July

Berkshire Catering Hire

Allens are the first choice for those wishing to plan an event in the Berkshire area and consistently provide premier Berkshire catering hire solutions within the towns of Reading, Ascot, Slough and the surrounding areas. Allens Hire have everything you need for your function, wedding party, or themed party, from the most exquisite table linens to sparkling glassware, cutting-edge cutlery to high quality crockery, bar equipment to kitchen equipment and everything else required for a memorable function, we even stock china and a complete selection of furniture for hire.

Furniture Hire in Berkshire

If you are holding an event in Berkshire and you need to hire furniture and catering equipment, then call Allens Hire. An awarding winning hire company, we offer efficient delivery on event hire equipment such as chairs, tables, sofas, dance floors and garden furniture as well as catering equipment. 

From large scale corporate events to intimate private events, we have chairs and tables that will work for every event. If you are hosting a grand banquet than opt for banquet chair hire. We have several banqueting chair styles that include the classic Camelot chair and the vintage style French Chantilly chair. If you want to add a touch of high luxury to your event then opt for the Louis chair, coming in black or silver, this statement seat is made of solid wood and features a faux leather seat pad. Looking for something more contemporary? Then choose the phantom chair, a clear Perspex seat that reflects light beautifully or opt for the Black Mandarin chair.

Holding an outdoor event? We have a large collection of garden and outdoor furniture available to hire in Berkshire. From aluminium café style chairs and tables to wicker and rattan garden sofas, chairs and bar stools, we have the perfect furniture hire solutions for outdoor and marquee events.

At Allens Hire, we also have a range of bar stools for both indoor and outdoor events that include classic Aluminium Barstools, contemporary Z Bar stools and our Tolix silver cafe culture bar stool.


"I would just like to say thank you on behalf of Paul, Jack, Lucy and myself for everything you have done to help make Jack and Lucy's wedding such a wonderful success."

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Allens is the first choice for those needing catering, bar and kitchen equipment for hire within the UK. Take a look at our fantastic catering hire product range, including our high-end collections and rest assured you’re getting a great product from Allens hire every time.

Contact us today to find out how the 2014 Events Hire Company of the Year can assist you in planning your event, party or