Square, circular or oval; white, rimmed or coloured; we’ve got all the plates for hire you could need for your event ready to deliver throughout the Thames Valley.
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.
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.
The last thing anyone wants to do after a big event is wash up all the crockery hire used; but did you know this is when most crockery gets broken while on hire?
It's for this reason that we have made it mandatory for all crockery items to have the send it back dirty option added at checkout. The only thing a customer needs to do is to ensure all crockery is free of food debris and residual liquid before repacking ready for collection.
Quickly find out how much it costs for us to deliver event hire to you using our carriage calculator. Tap the Expo Hire Thames Valley logo from anywhere on the website to be taken to the homepage, where you will find the carriage calculator button. Enter your postcode into the clever widget and find out not only the carriage charge, but also confirm which of our websites is closest to you so you never overpay for delivery.
We also list all possible surcharges on that page. If any of these are applicable, they are confirmed in the checkout once you have reconfirmed your delivery address and dates, and are itemised in full so there are no nasty surprises before you pay.