Need Furniture or Catering Equipment for an Event in The South West?

Choose South West Event Hire for excellent customer service and quality equipment, delivered directly to your event. 

We are currently looking to recruit part-time staff both in our warehouse and as drivers. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our friendly team.


Operating from Exeter, suppling the entirety of the South West

South West Event Hire specialises in catering equipment hire and furniture hire for weddings, parties, marquee events, outside catering or conferences.  
We operate throughout the South West, delivering to Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bath, Bristol and Cornwall.  
We stock a huge range of quality hire equipment, including wedding furniture, glassware, plates, cutlery, cooking equipment, fridges, freezers and conference furniture. 
You can collect your order from our warehouse in Exeter, or we can deliver anywhere in the South West.  
We support a large number of events and our staff are well equipped to deal with your queries.  
If you are planning a special event, South West Event Hire would be honoured to supply your furniture, tableware, or catering equipment.  
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Popular Equipment

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Vintage Hire

well furnished venue can really enhance your wedding or party. We stock two ranges of beautiful rustic furniture, well suited for country venues throughout the South West. Our range consists of trestle tables, benches and oak barrels which team up wonderfully with our extensive range of tableware and serviceware 
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Chair Hire

We understand the importance of event furnishing and decoration. The chair you select for your wedding, party or corporate event helps to set or enhance the style that you choose for your important event. We stock a varied range of rustic, contemporary, corporate and traditional chairs, suitable for a wide variety of events. Feel free to browse our stock!



Cooking Hire

We offer a wide array of cooking equipment and kitchen hardware to hire for your event. Whether you need your equipment for a function in your home or you're looking for a fully equipped kitchen in a marquee, we have everything you could require. Our catering equipment hire stock includes ovens, hot cupboards, heated carvery units, heated serving units, deep fat fryers, mobile plate racks, tabletop warmers and chafing dishes to assist with cooking and food warming.

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About South West Event Hire

South West Event Hire Ltd is an independently run and owned company. We care that your party, wedding or event is a success. Our focus is to support you every step of the way. Since the business started in 2005, we have built up a reputation for providing quality, great value catering equipment hire.


“ South West Event Hire have been the source to the majority of our hire equipment over the last 10 years.  We have formed a great working relationship with the team and they have always been friendly, helpful, accommodating and reliable. They have a vast range of hire equipment and as a catering company there isn’t much that they can’t provide in order for our events to run smoothly and efficiently.  Thank you SWEH and we look forward to continuing business over the years ahead”.

Paul - Astridges Catering

Lovely thank you for this and thank you for your lovely friendly service. I shall be recommending you whenever I can. It was a simple pick up and drop off hire, but made so easy and pleasant by you efficiency and warm service. Wonderful. All the best.

Grace Jevons Civil Celebrant May 2022

Thank you so much for your continued help with everything and the patience.
Thank you for making everything so easy.
Kate C - June 2021
Thank you for checking in. The service you provided was absolutely faultless, and I have already recommended you to a few other people. I hope they’ve contacted you?
From pick up to collection, and any request I had was met with complete and utter helpfulness. The delivery driver was a very nice helpful man and delivery and pick up was very prompt!
Olivia H - October 2021

“We have worked closely with South West Event Hire for several years, hiring their equipment and furniture for a full spectrum of events including private parties, corporate functions and weddings. During this time, South West Event Hire have always provided a personal and professional service… including assisting with countless last minute changes or bizarre requests from us! We are very grateful for the vital role they play within the events industry – they are unsung heroes”

Jodie S - Pickle Shack

You provided a brilliant service and we will certainly be recommending you to others.  Thank you again.
Andrea - July 2021

I just wanted to drop a line to thank you so much for your service in provision, drop off and collection of all the things we needed to hire from you to make the occasion work. I know it was a tight turnaround for you to deliver but it was absolutely brilliant that you dropped off the stuff ar 10am, just as we arrived to set up. It led to a seamless and very unstressful day as we were able to get everything sorted just as we wished. Your ability to do this was hugely appreciated by us all. Thank you also for your forbearance when we had to change the date 4 times and well done for surviving the whole debacle when I appreciate your business basically disappeared for a year or so! We will definitely recommend your service and commitment if asked!

Angela - July 2021