Reading is a historic market town in Berkshire, at the confluence of the Rivers Kennet and Thames. It lies about 25 miles south of Oxford and 13 miles southwest of Maidenhead. Known for its yearly music festival named after the town, Reading is an important commercial centre in the Thames Valley. Although it lies within what is considered the commuter belt for London, Reading has a net flow of commuters and is host to multinational companies such as Microsoft, Oracle and Hibu. Reading is home to various venues such as The Hexagon and South Street Arts Centre, as well as the 70o seat concert hall within Reading Town Hall.
We're proud to deliver event hire to venues throughout Reading. Some of the products we deliver include:
Exhbition Hire in Reading
It doesn’t really matter if you’re exhibiting at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford or a local trade show, as a company it’s important for you to get your exhibition hire right. We know how important first impressions are, and we want you to get the best possible result when meeting potential customers, partners and suppliers.
Selling your products at an important show? Having them displayed in the best way possible is vital and our display cabinets for hire are perfect for the job. We have sizes from a simple counter top case to huge wide and tall units, with and without lockable storage areas. All display cabinets are fitted with LED lights to help ensure your products and services are shown in the best light possible.
If it’s a meeting space you need, we’ve got the exhibition furniture hire for you. For those people looking for something comfy and relaxing we’ve got sofas and coffee tables to create the perfect informal space. For those with a tighter budget or footprint, we have poseur tables and bar stools to create a contemporary stand up space to clinch those deals.
Oven Hire in Reading
Getting a temporary or commercial kitchen set up on a budget can be a difficult thing to do, particularly if a customer has not had to hire equipment before. Oven hire is one of the bigger components of any kitchen and getting it right is important.
At Expo Hire Thames Valley we offer a choice of both LPG and electric ovens for hire; deciding which is the right one to order depends on the situation it is being hired into. Electric ovens for hire are for indoor kitchen areas where they can be used to bake, roast and grill food with ease. However, because electric ovens need lots of power they cannot be used outdoors. The wattage required by electric ovens to run is too much for temporary power supplies such as generators and extension leads and these will trip out when used with an electric oven. The correct choice for outdoor kitchens are LPG ovens like our six burner oven as they use LPG bottles to fuel the oven’s powerful burners. However, LPG ovens are not designed to be used indoors due to the potential lack of ventilation of exhaust fumes.
Hiring out high quality stock has always been something that we pride ourselves upon and because of this we frequently replace our ovens with new ones. This is particularly important with ovens which are often the main workhorse of a kitchen and allows our customers to order from us with peace of mind.
Linen Hire in Reading
Linen hire might seem like a fussy detail for some but often it’s an integral part of an event’s details. People rent linen to ensure that their furniture matches the aesthetic or colour theme of an event, which is particularly important for functions like wedding receptions and banquets.
We offer linen for hire in many different colours, shapes and sizes to ensure we can help as many people as possible. This can make the choice a little confusing, but we have used our experience in this field to help ensure that it’s actually easy to get your linen order correct.
All of the product pages in our linen hire category have descriptions which include which size table each piece of linen works best with. We’ve also added linen recommendations to our table pages to help ensure you can order both together with confidence.
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Gazebo Hire in Reading
Rain is both unpredictable and inconsistent. It’s possible to have days of glorious sunshine in Berkshire, Surrey and South Oxfordshire only for the drops to start falling when you have an event. This means it’s often key to have some under cover space at your event – particularly if you’re the one spending all day outside. A pop up gazebo for hire from us can help make sure your event can be a success even if the weather doesn’t want to play ball.
We deliver gazebos to all kinds of events and occasions and have both large gazebos for hire and smaller ones in stock. All of our pop up gazebos for rent come complete with side walls and weights so you don’t have to worry about sourcing any accessories for them.
The pop up gazebo packages for hire we have are made to commercial specifications and come with durable coverings and sturdy poles. While this means that our gazebos are not that suitable for formal events where presentation is of utmost importance, it also means that our gazebos aren’t cheap and flimsy. They are also incredibly easy to erect – simply telescope the frame apart until it reaches full size, extend the legs and then put the cover on top.
Table Hire in Reading
It’s not hard to rent tables from us, even if you are new to the whole idea of hiring furniture. We’ve done everything we can to make getting tables for hire as simple a process as possible from picking what you need to getting them delivered to your event in Reading, Berkshire and the surrounding area.
Getting the right kind of tables for hire is a simple process. There are three types of table on hire, which match different styles of seating. For bar stools and stand-up type affairs, the tallest kind of table is best. These tables are known as cocktail tables or poseur tables and normally quite small in diameter, helping to maximise space. For relaxed meeting spaces with sofas and armchairs, a coffee table makes a great addition as a space for drinks or promotional material.
Between those we have banqueting tables, which are the main table hire we offer. These too come in different shapes and sizes to help different sized event spaces. Each table product page helpfully lists the number of people which can sit around it, and also has a recommended size of linen to make ordering a doddle.
How does delivery of event hire to Reading work
Working out delivery costs is easy with Expo Hire; simply use our carriage calculator to find which of our branches is near to you. Tap your postcode in and it will confirm not only whether we cover that postcode or not, but also which of our 11 branches is closest to you and the cost for delivery from that branch, as well as the list of possible extra charges.
Once you have filled your basket and confirmed your delivery dates and postcode in the checkout, we will show you an itemised cost for delivery so you know exactly what you’re paying for before you place your order.
Want to know when your delivery is coming? You can track your driver using our real time maps on the day of delivery and collection. Simply enter your postcode and order number into our order tracking page and find out when our driver will be with you. You can also use the link we send you by automated text.
Does payment in full need to be made when placing an order for event hire?
Looking to get your event hire booking in early? At Expo Hire Thames Valley we can offer you not only great prices and great products, but our deposit scheme too. If your hire charge is over £500, you can now book your hire equipment with just a 25% deposit, paying the remainder up to 28 days prior to delivery. Full details are available in our terms and conditions.