I would like to add that the service and quality of goods we received from Southwest event hire was fantastic, from ordering through to the collection of the goods. Thank you!
I just wanted to say thank you very much for providing the tables and chairs for our wedding at The Oak Barn on 4th November 2017.
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for helping make our son's wedding such a fantastic occasion. We can't thank you enough for being pro-active and helpful in just about every regard, making the whole experience with you a pleasure.
We have used South West Event hire for several seasons to provide any extra crockery and cutlery requirements we have for outside catering events and for all our heavy-duty kitchen equipment hire. Ironically it is more cost-effective for us to use this supplier although we are based in Dorset and they always manage to provide the best quote rather than more local suppliers. Their delivery charges are very reasonable and the level of service we have experienced is faultless. The equipment on arrival is always clean and reliable.
During the stress and pressure of organising events in often extreme outdoor circumstances, it is very reassuring to have found such a professional, reliable company. We will definitely be back in touch next season.
Best Wishes Bobbie
Although mine was a small order for a family party, your service was excellent with the cutlery delivered and collected on time as arranged. Your company was recommended to me and I shall certainly pass this on.
Kindest regards - Jenny Tuckett
We only hired 11 small tables from South West Event Hire for a birthday party. However, the ordering was easy and the tables were delivered on time.
Thank you, Ray,
Very many thanks. The delivery and collection worked perfectly and the table stands were exactly what we wanted. We don't have functions like that very often but I'll make sure we get you to quote for all of the equipment next time.
Great service – I called last minute for chair hire. Excellent delivery service and reasonably priced. Would use again and have recommended to others.
Kind regards Stephen
South West Event Hire's web page is easy to navigate and the team are very good at communicating, which makes the whole process very easy. With all the standard stresses and strains on the build-up to a Wedding Day, it is nice to have a team who clearly knows what they are doing and are more than happy to get stuck in. We will be using the team again for our Wedding & Events Venue 'The Ashridge Great Barn'. Thank you!
kind regards Shelley
Everything went very smoothly, thanks for the hire, until next time.
Thanks, Best Wishes
Just to thank you for your efficiency and help in ensuring all was ready when we arrived. We'll be using you again next year!
Jenny van der Molen
Good morning Gordon
Just to let you know everything is together and ready for collection by your driver today.
The event went really well and all the items we hired from you helped things to flow smoothly and certainly took a lot of extra work off us. Thank you for the prompt way you dealt with our requests – other hire companies could certainly do with taking a leaf out of your book! Once again, many thanks.
Kind Regards Sarah
Hope you had a lovely weekend. We had a fab one! The tables looked wonderful - all thanks to you! Pls, see pic attached.
We use South West Event Hire almost on a weekly basis and are an absolute pleasure to work with. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and especially when we need to hire equipment last minute! We will continue using them for all of our catering & equipment hires and would highly recommend
A huge thank you for the crockery - many people commented on the quality of the crockery and it made the hall look great.
I have been very happy with the service from South West Event Hire. Always a quick response and we have had equipment on quite short notice, which has been very helpful, thank you! When there was a problem with the gas pipe you were very quick to help sort it out too.
Just in response to your email, I can confirm we had a really positive experience with South West Event Hire Ltd for the rental of tea and coffee equipment for our conference in July. The booking was made very last minute, and SWEH were able to accommodate us at a competitive cost and provided a smooth transaction which ensured the event went off without a hitch (and everyone had tea and coffee!). The staff on-site were really helpful in the collection and return, and we will definitely consider SWEH for our next function.
Many thanks again. kind regards Fred
July 2017Dear Gordon
We have used South West Event Hire for the last 5 years for our end of year speech day. We have always received good service and delivery from you and the quality is what would be expected. My staff are particularly pleased that they no longer have to do the washing up as the glasses are sent back dirty.
Melissa Atkins Catering Manager
I was very happy with your service to thank you, you replied to e-mails very promptly and everything arrived as promised. A very stress-free experience, one of the tables was damaged and you delivered a replacement to me with no problem. I would definitely recommend you and I have attached a couple of pictures.
Kind regards Louise
Very happy with the service and goods provided for the loan. You gave a prompt, efficient and streamlined service in response to a request at very short notice. We were very grateful and no complaints. Thank you!
Many thanks for a very professional service. I shall not hesitate to use you for future engagements.
The service we had from your company was excellent, we've recently taken over a new building and whilst the hall has a seating capacity of about 250 we don't have that many chairs so we hired in you basic red folding chairs. I have to say that I was expecting complaints from some of our staff as they were using the chairs from 0930 - 1430 with only a short break for lunch but this was not the case.
In addition, the help we received from your staff both on collection and delivery was also excellent. We're more than capable of loading or unloading the chairs ourselves but it was refreshing to deal with people who were actively helpful rather than just doing the bare minimum.
I would have no hesitation in using you again or recommending you to others.
Thanks for your help.
We used your services for a large outside catering wedding in the Purbecks and were very impressed with your customer service prior to the event and the standard of equipment supplied on the day. We would certainly use your services again and look forward to working with you in the future.
We were very happy with the tables and chairs we hired from you for our celebration weekend at the end of July, and the service was excellent.
South West Wedding Awards - Customer feedback
They were very helpful and efficient. we would have no hesitation in recommending them for ant Wedding or similar
Very accommodating helping out with the last-minute change
South West Events Hire was extremely helpful and came a long way to deliver to us. Their lovely ice/ghost chairs were perfect for our "Harry Potter" special effects for our wedding party evening, sit-down dinner. We thought they were most attractive and certainly gave it a "zing"!
Very helpful. Easy. No-fuss.
Everything you could want to furnish your wedding comfortably and stylishly 🙂 helpful staff and good quality products. Effortless. Thanks!
We ordered chairs for our reception venue. The chairs were the excellent value you for money and truly transformed our venue into somewhere spectacular for the day. Service was excellent and telephone conversations were clear and helpful. Thank you for making our day special
A great company offering great wedding equipment. The customer service was excellent.
A very professional and efficiently run business. Always helpful and happy to advise on any queries, helpful on table displays and decorations. All the items we hired were in excellent condition. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company for any future events both through work conferences and for parties or weddings
Everyone at Southwest Event Hire is professional and easy to talk to. Good price, very helpful and continuity with the staff. Was not too much trouble, no matter how many times you contacted them! Or the size of your hire. Good luck with this award. We wish you all the best. Thank you once again for all your help. Nikki & Mark
South West Wedding Hire was the most professional and helpful company. I found that they responded to so many changes in our orders with the utmost courtesy and efficiency. I am the bride's mother and I found it so reassuring to have their expert services and equipment.
Many thanks for the email and the great service you provided for us, much appreciated and we’ll be using you again in the future.
Best regards, Russell
It was the first time that we had used SW Events Hire and we were certainly very pleased with the service. All the equipment was delivered and collected promptly and efficiently and all items were correct and in good order. In particular, the driver (he was the same person both ways) was very pleasant and helpful, as were the people in your Martock office with whom we had dealings over the phone when setting up and altering our order.
In fact, the only less positive comment would be that we found your website difficult to operate when we tried to amend our order - in fact we just rang your office and amended it that way without any problem and they did inform us that it was a website problem as opposed to us doing something wrong this end.
I attach a couple of photos of the village hall, including equipment hired from yourselves - happy for you to use them and/or these comments should you wish.
We would certainly use you again if we organise such an event again!
Adrian and Linda
This is the third time I have used your company for our annual 'bash'. As always the service was excellent and friendly, the equipment supplied exactly what was ordered and the delivery and collection on time. Any small query was answered immediately. I have recommended your company to several of my friends.
We would just like to say South West Event Hire were extremely efficient, it was a relatively small order and as we lived nearby chose to pick up the linen and return after
Many thanks for your help with the number of tables required. It worked very well. Napkins were good also and of good quality too. Will not hesitate to recommend South West Event Hire Ltd. Thank you once again. Nikki
RE: 05th September 2015, Somerton.
We were very pleased with the service we received from South West Event Hire Ltd.
The table/linen hire was very easy to organise and the cost was reasonable too. The delivery and pick up was dealt with efficiently.
I would defiantly recommend you to any of my friends/relatives.
So, overall 10/10!
Thank you so much for all your help, our wedding was stunning!
Kayleigh & Philip
We were extremely pleased with the service of your company. The equipment arrived in good condition, table, chairs, clothes for tables etc. We also hired cutlery and crockery which was of good quality. Would thoroughly recommend South West Event Hire Ltd to help your event go smoothly.
Dear Gordon and the team,
‘We use South West Event hire for a number of events, from weddings to fairs. Whenever I pick up the phone or send an email, one of the team is always fast to respond to my enquiry and you can trust that the equipment will be delivered exactly when it’s said it will be delivered.’
This was the first time that I have used your service and it certainly won't be the last. Everyone was so helpful especially when I phoned not knowing the size of the tablecloths required and then subsequently when I had to change the order. The tablecloths were delivered on time by a very friendly man and were in excellent condition. Pick up was also very easy.
Whilst I only hired tablecloths I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who needed to hire equipment.
I simply hired some crockery from your company but was very satisfied with the service and would use your company again with 2 unmarried daughters at some stage it could be a much larger event!!
I was very impressed with your service - I found you via the internet Your prices were competitive, you provided what I needed (a small order - 15 small tables and 60 chairs for a family party) at relatively short notice; they were delivered and collected as agreed. Your staff were efficient and friendly. What more could I expect? I will certainly use you again if I have a similar need, and will happily recommend you.
Very helpfully and efficiently handled the order. Polite and helpful delivery (lady) driver.
To whom it may concern and Gordon,
I would like to congratulate you on the customer service I received today in relation to a hire query. Everything was very last minute and panicky from our end but your Staff member Gordon was really efficient understood the urgency of my enquiry and did everything to try and resolve our problems. Unfortunately, this was not possible but he remained very courteous and helpful beyond what was required, please pass on my thanks to him.
Kind Regards Vaughan
I am happy to provide feedback for you.
We used your services for an event. This event was held at ....... and attended by senior Lloyds Banking group members, the deputy Lord Mayor plus a VIP guest list of business ventures in the South West.
As we are a charity, we always have to watch every penny and this venue was offered to us thanks to the generosity of a supportive ...... Council councillor.
However, the venue was up a large flight of stairs – a consideration that had had to factor in for all, and also that there were no other facilities that we were able to utilise and so all resources needed had to be brought in.
South West Event Hire was recommended to us from our colleagues at ........ Your website was quick and simple to use. I also spoke to a lovely lady on the phone who was able to advise and recommend suitable items for us. As the planning continued, there were changes that we had to make to our order, and this was simple and easy to manage – even up to the day before. This was great.
On the day of the event, the items all arrived on time, brought by the friendly and very helpful team and the stairs were not an issue! All items were of great quality and condition.
Our event did not finish until much late in the day and so to just have to pack things up as they were and know that you were going to collect them the next day was a godsend.
“When organising an event there is so much to think about. It was a huge relief to know that South West Event Hire are reliable and provide a quality service, giving you one less (huge) thing to worry about. We will certainly use you again and would recommend!”
With kind regards
Ours was a very small order but you were most professional, allowing extra time to collect and return which was very helpful given the fact that when there is an EVENT clearing up afterwards is the last thing you want to do!!! Already passed on your company details to a friend who is planning a wedding.
Thank you. Lynda
Thank you so much for a fantastic service and easy delivery/collection
We were really happy with the chairs gave a stunning effect
We were extremely happy with the service provided by your company. Your delivery driver was so helpful and professional he delivered them on time and without any fuss despite the small doorways.The chairs and tables we hired were absolutely perfect for our wedding. We would most definitely use your company again.I have attached a few photos which you may wish to use.Kind regards,Madeleine
We just wanted to say thank you so much for providing all the catering equipment, plates, glasses, cutlery, etc.
Everything arrived promptly and was picked up promptly. So nice to be able to rely on that something will be done when it says it will, especially when you are juggling so many plates!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Holly and Jonathan.
Happy for you to use pictures/quote for your promotion
Dear Gordon Smith,
Just wanted to drop your team a note to thank you for your assistance the other week. We rented 50 chairs for our wedding on the Ness in Shaldon. Your team were always very helpful and the chairs looked fantastic on the Ness green overlooking the River Teign and the coastline of south devon. I’ve attached a picture to show you the chairs in situ in case they are of use to you for marketing etc.
Thanks again for your help.
All the best
Used your services recently hiring chairs for my daughter wedding, the day before we needed some extra tables and you were able to help us at short notice. Very friendly, helpful staff.
The chairs added extra sparkle. Would certainly recommend your services.
Thank you for your email regarding our recent order with you. The service you gave was efficient and quality of goods excellent. Thank you for making our event easier, we'll definitely be using you again!
We were extremely happy by the service we received from South West Event hire who provided chairs, tables and fridges for our wedding. You were very flexible at letting us add to our order right up to the last minute which was brilliant. The delivery costs were also very reasonable. I would have no hesitation in using you again and would highly recommend you to others.
In answer to your email - we were delighted with the service and efficiency of your company. Everything was executed in exactly the way it was promised, the garden furniture was of very high quality and looked lovely in our garden. We will certainly use South West Event Hire on any further celebrations.
Hi Southwest Event Hire
May l thank you for your superb service, and lovely china, we were delighted with the way it looked. Many many thanks.
We were really pleased with the whole service (from start to finish). The process of ordering, reviewing and the ability to change/add right up to the last week was very helpful (especially for those of us who were learning as we went along in terms of arranging a wedding!!). The delivery was prompt. The hired items were in good condition and exactly what we wanted.
Many thanks for your help and we would certainly recommend you in the future.
The chairs we used were fantastic, they all looked great. They all arrived on time and were collected sharply also. The overall service from booking, making amends to the booking through to delivery and collection was great.
Thank you Jim
The service from South west event hire was great- even
for me as customer with an insignificant order- I'd thoroughly
We were delighted with everything we ordered from the south-west event hire. The chairs looked fantastic and all of the crockery and glasses finished off our tables beautifully.
‘We have used South West Event Hire several times and always been very pleased with the service. They go out of their way to help the smooth operation of your event.’
Warm regards, Paul
Just to say thank you for excellent service, helpful friendly staff, easy ordering system and efficient delivery service.
It was our first time using you and we wouldn't hesitate to use you again when we next have a party.
Just to say a fabulous service all round. Great advice and convenient drop of and pick up. Great communication and very reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend South West Event hire
Hi there,"Thank you very much for the fantastic service received. The whole process was very straightforward and all at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend this company for anyone wanting to hire furniture for a event."Cheers Sarah
We have used southwest event hire for two occasions now. Our wedding
with 120 guests, and our daughters christening of just 40. Although
the size of the events, and our orders, were significantly different,
the good service was the same. Everything we ordered was delivered on
time, was clean and ready to use and was picked up after the event
with no fuss whatsoever. I'm sure we will be using you again in the
Many thanks for all your help, support, advice and flexibility. You provided us with exactly what we wanted and it all looks beautiful. Kind regards to you all. Emma and Steve Powley
Excellent service. I emailed on the day of delivery to check if the items were going to turn up because it all seemed a bit too easy! Thanks, Jon
I'm sorry but I cannot answer your questionnaire in the form that asks.
However, I would like to say that I was completely satisfied with both the equipment and the service that you provided.
The equipment was clean and ready to use. and both the delivery and collection worked perfectly. Although it was only a small order, the feeling you and your colleagues gave was that it was important to you. I would definitely use your services again, perhaps when the second daughter decides to get married!
In due course when we have the photos I will send you some of the tables.
Rebecca September 2012
"Thank you for the great service we had from all of you, the tables, chairs and glasses were great and the chairs really finished my marquee off!"
Lee and Lisa
"Many thanks for your courteous manner on the telephone. It is a pleasure nowadays to have helped people to deal with."
Martin Lang August 2010
"I would just like to say a big thank you to your staff who helped make my surprise party for my husband's 60th at the weekend a great success. The lady on reception (sorry I didn't take your name) was brilliant at helping me decide what equipment I needed and showing me all your hire equipment. Also, the lovely delivery man who, literally delivered the equipment/crockery etc running in case my husband came back home. Thank you all for your professionalism. If I do another party I will certainly use you again and I will definitely recommend you to others. Thanks."
Sally Doherty April 2010
"I would like to thank you for your on-going high level of service. We have found the quality of your hire items to be exceptional, and much better than your competitors. Your customer service, promptness of reply's to my numerous questions, and the ability to supply at short notice has been much appreciated. Your helpfulness in providing tasting equipment for us has been above and beyond what we expected, and would happily recommend you to any of our clients. We look forward to building our relationship with you over the coming years as we expand our business."
John Stephens Eat With Englands Caterers and Event Manager 1st October 2009
"Thank you for the efficient service that you provided, helping to make our daughters wedding such a special and wonderful occasion."
Edward Alridge September 2009
"Many thanks for your professional attitude at all times, enabling us to have a great day and not worry about deliveries and collections etc.,"
Mr and Mrs T Cooper 24th September 2009
"Thank you for your professional and prompt service. I found all the members of staff very polite and helpful. I will be sure to recommend your company to other organizations like our selves."
Tor homes 4th September 2009
“May I use this opportunity to express how pleased we were with the service we received from yourselves for the hire of equipment for our wedding on the 9th of August. As we hired a school for the venue you can imagine how important it was for us to transform the dining hall into a wedding party!!! We were really pleased with everything we chose from you, especially the chairs!!”
Annette Beilby 22nd September 2008
"I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful service provided by your company for our wedding at Norton Sub Hamdon. You were fantastic and even delivered everything a day early."
Mr & Mrs Burton 1st Aug 2009
“I always receive a friendly, professional service. The team at South West Event hire are always helpful, and ensure everything is where it should be, on time”
Felicity Farah, Event Manager, Pyramid Presentations
“Your delivery and collection service was first class and I will certainly have no hesitation in using your company again in the future”
“Universal Marquees have been very pleased with the professional service that South West Event hire has provided for us over the years. All the staff are friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and seem to enjoy their work. Their equipment is always in very good condition and they seem to pride themselves on providing the best in all that they do”
Linda, Universal Marquees
“In my experience, and I have been organising the events on behalf of this group for the last three years, it is unusual to find a company that gives so much thought to the needs of its clients”
Mike Gallagher, Friends of Devonport Park
Special Offers Bargain and Discount Hire
South West Event Hire Ltd will introduce special offers, bargain and discount hire for our customers. Please visit our Special Offers page for current deals.
Other things you may wish to consider
If you are considering hiring linen from our extensive selection. Then please refer to our linen chart for guidance on linen/table sizes.
South West Event Hire is a highly experienced hire company supplying hundreds of weddings and parties each year. You can depend on us to support your important event. Please see some of our testimonials from previous clients. We would love to add your testimonial to our list!
We even do all the washing up, so that you can just enjoy your party! Please refer to our washing up guide.
I have tried to answer some of the most common questions. We do understand that lot's of people have never hired equipment before. Please see our How to Hire guide to assist you.
Our chosen charity for our next period of fundraising is the Guide Dogs .
If you have any questions please do get in contact with my team. Our office is available from 0900 - 1600 Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.