Exceptional level of management, communication and planning. The staff provided were intelligent, interesting individuals willing to go the extra mile and work efficiently under pressure.

Event Equipment For Hire

We understand how stressful and overwhelming it can be to organise an event, especially if you don’t do it regularly. We work individually with all our clients, making sure they have considered all aspects of event planning and we provide expert advice on catering equipment hire. Based on an event brief we will recommend what equipment and in which quantities you might need for your party. We will then organise delivery and collection, and answer all possible questions regarding set-up. Our goal is to make it as easy for you as possible! So please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Your Party Supply Checklist

  • Glassware

    Flutes, wine glasses, hi-balls, tumblers, cocktail glasses, shots, pint glasses – we can provide you with all types of glassware suitable for any event. Don’t forget you might need jugs and/or decanters. All to be returned unwashed.

  • Crockery

    Classic white plates in five sizes, dessert plates, soup and pasta bowls, canapé bowls and canapé platters, cups and saucers, mugs, tea pots, milk jugs – all crockery you may require for your event.

  • Cutlery

    Two ranges of table cutlery to choose from. Opt for robust yet attractive Rattail cutlery or sleek and shiny Utah cutlery – starter and main forks and knives; soup, dessert, tea and coffee spoons. You will probably also need serving cutlery, such as serving spoons and forks, butter knives, steak knives, fish knives, cake servers, etc.

  • Tablecloths and linen

    Choose from black or white, round or square tablecloths and napkins of various sizes, which will arrive freshly washed and pressed. Post event cleaning is included in the price. We can also supply aprons, tea towels, chair covers and polishing cloths.

  • Barware

    From mobile bars to Boston shakers, trays, and muddlers – we have all your bar equipment needs covered.

  • Event Furniture

    We can provide round, square and rectangular trestle tables in various sizes as well as table chairs, bar stools and high chairs. You might also want to consider having a professional-style cloakroom to keep your entrance tidy. Coat rails, plastic or wooden hangers and cloakroom tickets are available for hire too.

  • Garden Party Supplies

    Planning a garden party? Make sure you keep your guests dry, warm or protected from the sun. We can help with supplying gazebos, parasols, BBQ, charcoal, patio heaters, ashtrays, blankets, etc.

  • Kitchen Equipment

    We can provide anything you can think of to make your chef’s life easy – pans, pots, utensils, fridges and freezers, chafing dishes, soup kettles, deep fat fryers, first aid kit, etc.

  • Ice

    We can deliver cubed and crushed ice in 12.5kg bags, which you can use for making cocktails and keeping your drinks chilled.

From start to finish, S&P couldn’t have been more helpful. The staff were complete pros and really nice guys too.


Have you got an enquiry?

Please fill out the simple form below and we will get back to you within one working day. If you require a quotation give us as much information as possible.

  • How do we pay?

    You can pay by bank transfer, cheque or card. We do not accept American Express. If you have an account then your payment is in 7 day payment terms. Otherwise full payment will be due before your event.

  • Do we have to book staff for a minimum period?

    Yes we have a 4-hour minimum booking period within zone 3 of the underground. Other areas will have longer minimum booking depending on distance from London and ease of transport.

  • Do we have to book the staff taxis?

    No, if the event is within zone 2 of the underground. For simplicity and clients’ peace of mind after 23.30 we charge a £30+VAT late night fee per staff, allowing the staff to organise their own transport. Events outside of zone 2 will be quoted on a case by case basis

  • Do you charge late night or Sunday overtime?

    For events taking place within zone 2 of the underground, after 23.30 we charge a £30+VAT late night fee, per staff . Events outside of zone 2 will be quoted on a case by case basis. We charge double rates on NYE, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Easter.

  • Do we have to give the staff food and drinks?

    Staff must have access to water. Food is at your discretion.

  • Can I ask my staff to stay longer on the night?

    Although this will be at their discretion, our staff know that this business requires flexibility and in most cases will be happy to stay longer.

  • Do we have to pay for travel time?

    Within zone 2 and between 7am and 11.30pm travel is free. However outside zone 2 the costs for transport and increased travel time to staff will be charged. This will be quoted to you.

  • Can you recommend a company to hire equipment and to get drinks from?

    Yes. We are always happy to help and once you place a booking with us can give you the details of our preferred suppliers.

  • Should we tip our staff?

    This is up to you. Our staff will surely appreciate if you do.

  • Do I need to give the staff breaks?

    As per law, staff have the right to a 20 minute break if they are doing a shift of 6 hours or longer and this must be during that shift, not at the beginning or the end.

  • What’s your staff standard uniform?

    Leather black shoes (ladies may wear ballerinas), smart black trousers and long sleeve black shirt. For more formal occasions we can wear white shirt, black tie and black waistcoat.

  • Which areas do you cover?

    We cover all areas that are reachable by either tube or overground, including Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Essex. One-way travel time and train fares will be charged.