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Reading Catering Equipment Hire

Reading, located just off the M4 in Berkshire, is a popular place for events. With a thriving historical town centre and beautiful surrounding countryside, Reading can offer everything you need for your event, whether it's a private function or a conference. With easy transport links, Allens Hire provides catering equipment and furniture hire in Reading. Browse our website to find our latest products, which include banqueting chairs, plates, cutlery, glasses, cups and bowls. Hosting a drinks event? Then utilise state of the art LED bars, which can be configured to a number of exciting shapes. We also offer table linen, kitchen equipment, dance floors, lounge and outdoor furniture, so you’ll find what you need for your event. We have an efficient delivery system, coupled with a commitment to excellence that has been recognised many times in the catering and furniture hire industry. At Allens Hire, we have won Event Equipment Hire Company of the Year at Hire Awards of Excellence five times and we are a certified Safe Hire Company.

Reading Furniture Hire

At Allen's Hire, we deliver event furniture and catering equipment in and around the Reading area. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a large corporate event or a small intimate soiree, we have furniture for hire for your event. From tables and chairs to sofas and garden furniture, our collection features an array of traditional and contemporary styles that will suit any venue.

We also have a range of lounge furniture that is perfect for breakout areas at conferences or for bar areas. Available in a selection of modern designs, our lounge collection features sofas, armchairs, stools, coffee tables and side tables. If you are planning on having a bar area at your event take a look at our collection of bar stools and poseur tables, which are available in a number of designs that include out of this world light up LED poseur tables and bar stools.     

Tableware hire Reading

If you are hiring tables and chairs for an event then you will need to hire tableware. At Allens Hire, we have a huge collection of plates, cups, cutlery, table linen, napkins and glassware that will help you create a beautiful table setting that will wow your guests. We have a vast collection of table linen that comes in a rainbow of colours and styles that include simple crisp white cloths and luxurious textiles that are designed to impress.

At Allens Hire, we are proud of our china collection, we regularly update our products so we can stay ahead of the trends. Whatever the theme for your event you can choose between handmade rustic stoneware to platinum rimmed dinner plates that will give your event a touch of luxury.


"We organise a big family Christmas each year for 27 people and it's complete chaos - but the one thing we can absolutely rely on is that the tables, chairs and oven will turn up on time, will look beautiful and will work brilliantly, ensuring we all have memories that none of us will ever forget. Fantastic - thank you!"

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From small family events to large scale conferences, take a look at our vast range of catering equipment available for hire in Reading. 

Reading events and culture

Reading is a large historic town that has excellent road and train connections to London and other parts of the country. Since its inception, it has been a commercial centre, from housing one of the richest monasteries in Medieval England to a centre of information technology today. It is also a place of learning, with the University of Reading taking pride of place in the town. Nearby is the North Wessex Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with picturesque countryside that can be the perfect setting for any event.

The Berkshire town of Reading has a number of famous festivals, markets and events such as:

  • The Reading Festival
  • WOMAD Festival
  • The Reading Beer Festival
  • The Reading Half Marathon

Reading venues

With its deep history, beautiful architecture and stunning countryside, there are a myriad of venues to be found in this Berkshire town. Its proximity to the M4, which links London to Wales, and its excellent train connections makes Reading a convenient location for any event. Whether you are hosting an event in a marquee, a field, your own house or in a designated event venue, we can deliver what you need, on time; for your function and we will pick up the hired items after the event and even do the washing up. 

Here are our top venues for hire in Reading:

  • University of Reading: a great all-rounder with a number of venue hire options from modern rooms to historical grandeur
  • Royal Berkshire conference centre: perfect for corporate events
  • Shehnai: ideal for weddings and private functions
  • Reading Town Hall: the place to go for historical opulence
  • Herons Farm: located in the North Wessex Downs, this pretty farm is ideal for country weddings and for events where you want to get away from the town's hustle and bustle.

Whether you are a trader at a festival, opening a pop-up, organising an event for a client or need to hire furniture for a wedding then contact Allens Hire today! We’ll help you get what you need for your event.