If you’re serving food at your next event or occasion then you’re going to need plates of some description. We’ve worked hard to bring you the biggest range of plates in different sizes, shapes and colours.
What do I need to know about plates for hire
Plates come in lots of different shapes and sizes but there are some standards that you can use to plan your plate hire needs. The smallest size of circular plate we do is are six inches in diameter and are commonly used as side plates of bread plates. Eight inch plates are used for starters and desserts, while ten inch plates are used for main plates for meals. If your guests have big appetites you might choose to go for the 12 inch version instead.
Square plates are often used for meals, but care must be taken when deciding what to use. These are measured diagonally, so the size given is for corner to corner rather than side to side.
You can also choose if you want winged plates, which come with a raised area which is used for holding them, or straight plates.
How do I get plates for hire delivered
All of our plates for hire are cleaned and checked prior to delivery. We use packing crates to ship our plates, with bubble wrap included to prevent damage. However, damage in transit can and does happen so it’s always worth including a few more plates than needed to make sure any unexpected issues are covered.
We deliver from Expo Hire Thames Valley to the whole of the Thames Valley including to Reading, Slough, High Wycombe, Newbury, Bracknell, Woking, Surrey and Berkshire. Check the carriage calculator on the home page to find out how much a standard delivery costs.