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The charming town of Southampton lies on the scenic coast of Hampshire County and boasts a wide blend of rich culture, history and of course scenery. A perfect location for functions and events, Southampton holds a range of luxury hotels, museums, art galleries, theatres, outdoor spaces, sports clubs and beautiful manors, all perfect options for events, weddings and parties of all sizes and natures.

The town’s social calendar sees major events hosted throughout the year such as the popular Southampton Boat show, including a variety of other smaller events. With a number of accommodation options and facilities also offered, hosting an event in Southampton with the help of Allens Hire provides everything you need for the duration of your function.

Southampton Event Venues

Here are a few venue suggestions:

  • Southampton Guildhall
  • SeaCity Museum
  • Southampton City Art Gallery
  • Southampton Football Club
  • St. Mary’s Stadium
  • The Mayflower Theatre
  • Hilton Southampton
  • Mayflower Park

Major Events in Southampton

Some of the events taking place in Southampton include the following:

  • Cowes Week - August
  • Southampton Boat Show - September
  • Southampton Rainbow Run - September

Southampton Catering Equipment Hire

Allens Hire is the perfect choice for all your catering, kitchen and bar equipment hire needs. We have everything you may need to make your function look great and run smoothly, from tableware to furniture, china to linen right the way to glassware and cutlery, Allens is the leader in providing a bespoke selection of catering, kitchen and bar equipment for hire.

We have garnered a great reputation throughout the UK for always delivering high levels of customer service, a strong commitment to excellence, flexible delivery solutions and a product range that ensures quality at all times. Our commitment to industry leading standards & service has been shown by winning the Event Hire Company of the Year award for the fourth time this year. 


"Everything regarding the hire of items for my daughter's wedding reception was dealt with efficiently and with the minimum of fuss. The staff who dealt with my enquiries on the phone were extremely helpful and pleasant and the service provided for the day was prompt and smooth."

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Furniture hire Southampton

At Allens Hire, we have a range of products that will help to elevate your event no matter what type you are holding. From vintage-inspired teacups and crockery to rustic stoneware plates that are handmade in France and luxury fine bone china that will give your table a high-end feel, our products have been carefully selected to ensure quality. 

If you are looking for chair hire in Southampton, then browse our chairs page for a wide selection of seating for events. From fold out chairs to our colourful café culture and antique style chairs – we can help you choose what you need and how many chairs you need for your event.

Holding an outdoor event this summer? Our collection of outdoor furniture is ideal for pop-up events, festivals, garden parties and summer weddings. Featuring wicker, rattan and teak tables, chairs and barstools you can create the ideal outdoor space for your guests.