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A guide to the perfect wedding party set-up

25 Oct 2018

When it comes to your wedding set-up, detail is key and with all aspects considered you can ensure your wedding has the wow factor

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There are many ways you can make your wedding an unforgettable occasion and a breath-taking wedding set-up is one of the best ways to give your guests something to remember. From the crockery and cutlery to furniture and dance floor, there are a myriad of options to ensure dazzling details aplenty during your wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and into the evening.

Event hire business The Banqueting Hire Service has been running for more than 10 years and covers the whole of East Anglia, offering couples everything they need to create the perfect wedding set-up. With 40 years’ industry experience, the family team at The Banqueting Hire Service are best placed to guide and advise couples in their choices.



Catering to all types of wedding venue, The Banqueting Hire Service team can provide their products no matter the setting. You may have opted for a completely blank canvas such as a village hall, marquee or barn which requires a full wedding set-up to be supplied, or you may have chosen an established venue but are looking to add your own personal touch to what’s already available. The Banqueting Hire Service can even provide catering equipment hire.

Whatever your choice of venue, David Robinson, director of The Banqueting Hire Service, shares the key considerations for the perfect wedding set-up.


First and foremost, your wedding reception room needs furniture and The Banqueting Hire Service offers an extensive furniture hire range consisting of chairs and tables, as well as dance floors and bars. Think about the size and shape of your wedding reception room to decide on your tables, whether round or rectangular. You should also consider the type of wedding chairs you want and with 17 styles available from The Banqueting Hire Service, you are sure to find something suitable.

David says: “The Banqueting Hire Service aims to deliver the latest products to East Anglia. We have made a large investment in new on-trend furniture for 2019 and beyond. The current trend in the UK and Europe is for cross-back chairs which we stock, but we have also invested in phoenix chairs (pictured below) which are trending in America and South Africa and are yet to reach the UK.”


Your style of wedding will ultimately determine the overall look of your wedding set-up and will help you to better communicate your vision to the suppliers involved.

David advises that the rustic wedding look will continue to prove popular in 2019 and beyond. Wooden chairs and tables from The Banqueting Hire Service lend themselves perfectly to a rustic wedding and are available in both light and dark wood. The Banqueting Hire Service further caters to this style of wedding with a variety of tableware such as hamper baskets, wooden platters, oak log centres and Kilner jars.


If rustic isn’t your favoured style, there are a multitude of other options at your disposal. Let your imagination run wild and get creative by deciding on suitable décor for your wedding table settings. Think about your table linen, runners, napkins and chair décor (drapes, sashes and pads) which can all be matched to suit your wedding colour scheme. Coloured wedding crockery, glassware, charger plates and cutlery – including on-trend metallics – can all add the finishing touch. Vintage china hire is also available from The Banqueting Hire Service. 

Centrepieces also offer an effective way of showcasing your style of wedding and chosen colours. David says: “We have a whole portfolio of centrepieces which can be customised. We have five types of candelabras, for example, and if the couple wants to dress their candelabras, we work with florists all over East Anglia which we can recommend. Alternatively, we can offer centrepieces such as blossom trees which don’t require dressing and offer a similarly beautiful effect.”


For more information and a bespoke quote via The Banqueting Hire Service’s online quoting system, visit

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