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Event Hire - The Complete Guide
by Raashka Mannie | 29 Oct 2020
Event hire is the framework of a function. From contemporary tables and chairs to statement pieces that pull the space together, event hire is everything you need to make sure the foundation of your gathering is as stylish as it is solid. Across New Zealand, there are several event hire specialists - all with varying styles and specialties. Whether you’re after a funky hire bar to add some extra pep to your event or you’re looking for furniture with the right vibe, these suppliers have got you covered. Here’s our ever-growing list of the best event hire companies across the nation, sporting finesse and flexibility that have made them preferred options in their regions and beyond.
Diamond Event Hire
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Providing a range of quality hire furniture for any event or exhibition is Diamond Event Hire. They take the stress out of planning your function with their hire items, including LED glowing bars, modern stools, chairs, tables, crowd control barriers, and so much more. If you’re looking for some glamour, you can bring out the red carpet. When it comes to exhibitions, Diamond Event Hire can help you plan out and set up your stands from start to finish, going over all the fine details to ensure that your function looks as elegant as possible. They also offer exhibition management for that added safety, as well as printed graphics on their hired bar learners, tables and more so you have the chance to show off your logo or favourite design. They can also do banners and more for your stand or wall. Diamond Event Hire brings comprehensive event hire to Auckland.
The Cute Caravan Company
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Lilli is the name for The Cute Caravan Company’s 1968 Lilliput Caravan, which doubles as the ultimate mobile bar for hire for your event. Transformed into a cute bar on wheels, Lilli is available for hire for your function, adding pep from every angle. As a full serviced mobile bar, they can provide it all in Auckland - but Lilli has wheels and can tucker her way anywhere you need her to be for your wedding. Lilli is the perfect solution for your beverage requirements at your function, also acting as an adorable photo opportunity. She’ll add a ton of character to your event, so get in touch with The Cute Caravan Company to enquire after Lilli’s whereabouts as soon as you can.
Suppremo Hospitality Solutions
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Suppremo Hospitality Solutions is a premium hospitality staffing agency operating in Auckland for over a decade. Event hire is, after all, not just about the inanimate essentials of a great function; impeccable service is an all-essential part of hosting an amazing event, too. With Suppremo Hospitality Solutions, you’re promised just that. They boast a team of hand-picked waiters, bar staff, hosts, baristas and chefs that will support and enhance your upcoming event in Auckland. They’ve fast become one of the preferred suppliers for catering companies, luxury hotels, exclusive venues and private clients with their attention to detail, dedication and upbeat attitudes.
The Flower Room
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Aside from exclusively designing florals and for weddings and other events, The Flower Room also provides event hire with style throughout Queenstown and Central Otago. With more than 22 years of experience in the industry, they have become renown for their simple, sophisticated style and eye for detail. Their event hire includes custom-made furniture for a unique look, from tailored frames to décor items that will give your function a one-of-a-kind beauty. The Flower Room also boasts a pleasant surprise to add to their event hire: their Star Bar Vintage Caravan. This lovingly-restored 1950s Starliner Caravan Bar is as Kiwi as it gets, bringing a touch of glam and funk to your event with add-ons such as glassware, bespoke beverage menus, grazing tables and more.
Gather And Gold
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Family-owned and based in the lovely Wanaka, Gather And Gold are here to bring you a fascinating niche in event hire: Nordic event tipis for weddings, events, and gatherings. They’re stylish, they’re unusual and, most importantly, they’re prepared for weather of every kind. Sourced from Sweden, these Sami Kata Nordic tipis are a lovely alternative to a standard marquee, creating a magical space for your function with their distinct style. In addition to these tipis, Gather And Gold also have a wide range of event hire items for you to consider, including fire pits, festoon walkways, diesel heaters, table and bench sets and more. They’ve been featured in a number of New Zealand publications, including Together Journal, Hello May, Dancing With Her, Bride & Groom and more.
Insphire Wedding Hire
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Over two decades of experience in the wedding hire industry has led to Insphire Wedding Hire growing into one of New Zealand’s leading event hire companies. With an enormous collection of event items for hire, they’re perfectly poised to help you pick out the ideal pieces for your function. Their team is helpful and ready to assist you with whatever you may need, from table linen and centrepieces to catering equipment and chairs. Insphire Wedding Hire is here to provide you with individualised service and quality products, reliability and variety coming hand in hand.
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A tipple truck for hire that will give you the style and funk you need for your event, Mrs Sippy has it all. Based in Auckland, this event hire specialist focuses on event and party planning by using fun and useful equipment with a vehicle theme. The iconic 400cc Piaggio Ape is perfect for festivals, corporate functions or brand activations as it is compact, agile and exudes elegance with its retro style. In a nutshell, it’s the perfect event hire item for all functions with a versatile beverage system that can cater to both alcoholic-friendly and non-alcoholic gatherings. Hire Mrs Sippy out directly or take advantage of their bar management solutions, such as liquor license compliance, stock control and the recruitment of skilled staff.
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There’s nothing that sets an event like your surroundings. Event Essentials is here to make sure that the setting of your function is done to perfection, providing you with a whole range of hire options, from hand-selected furniture to strings of lights for your marquee. Whatever your event hire desire, Event Essentials has a solution and a friendly team at your side to help with the careful choosing of anything you may need. They know that your function is unique to you and want to provide you with hire items that reflect this, all whilst blending into the atmosphere and theme.
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Made Lovely is as their name suggests. Launched in 2014, this Wellington event hire company was founded when the owner realised how much the industry needed a beautiful range of hire items. Since then, it has snowballed into an ever-growing venture, collecting and tweaking fashionable hire pieces for your function. At Made Lovely, all of their hire items are selected to evoke your creative side and add a unique touch to your wedding. They pick their items knowing that they will transform any venue, big or small, and achieve the look and feel that you dream of. Their catalogue includes furniture, table décor, backdrop, plinths, and so much more, fully equipped for your event.
Raj Tent Club
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Event hire experts offering tenting solutions and furniture, Raj Tent Club is a one-stop-shop for everything you need in New Zealand. They have a wide range of tent sizes and styles, suiting functions both large and small, from pavilions to pergolas, as well as a varied furniture catalogue. Their selection is authentically Indian and Moroccan, which is sure to give your event a unique and fun atmosphere, and is perfect for laidback areas and gatherings. Raj Tent Club also has a selection of accessories, such as rugs, scatter cushions and more, for finishing details at your event. From lighting to seating, they have got your event covered.
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Magnolia offers event hire, planning and styling to make the process utterly seamless. They're bringing it all with an extensive collection of classic, contemporary and rustic styling items that are available for hire for your function. They also enjoy making one-of-a-kind 'bespoke' items for your event to add a touch of magic. With an expert eye for styling, it's no wonder that Magnolia is one of Wellington's favourite event hire vendors, meticulously and artfully helping you to choose both the large and small pieces that will make your event unique.
The Borrowed Botanicals
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There’s nothing lovelier than a green space, and The Borrowed Botanicals knows that all too well. Their event hire specialises in all things plant-based, giving you bespoke options for your space and featuring styling advice from their sunny team. Their botanicals range in size, colouring and style, with a number of different collections for you to browse through. Based in Queenstown and servicing most of Central Otago, The Borrowed Botanicals sprouted from a love of plants and a green thumb. Your event hire options only grow wider with suppliers such as this, bringing you nourished and stunning plant pieces for your function, sure to enrich venues and breath life into spaces.
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Schupepe Tents won’t let you down with their event hire, with a particular focus on providing you with elegant and comfortable tenting solutions. Established in 2007, they’re a New Zealand owned and operated Stretch Tent and Events company. Based in both Auckland and Queenstown, they’re taking the industry by storm across the nation with their innovative and unique Freeform Stretch Tents, Halo Steel and Aluminium Truss. It’s all about trusted brands and creativity with Schupepe Tents, dedicated to giving you stress-free service and guaranteeing a smooth event hire process. Comfortable, safe and stylish, their tents and marquees are the ideal answer to any function’s needs.
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Makers of bespoke furniture and fine bedding, Whistling Reindeer is Wanaka-based and family-owned. As an event hire company, they boast the finest Belgian linen and create luxurious sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers. Now available for hire for weddings, parties and events are their authentic Belgian Linen napkins, runners and tablecloths. In addition to these classy touches, Whistling Reindeer also offers to reupholster and create one-off upholstered pieces so that you can be the proud owner of something unique for your upcoming function. Say it with class when you use Whistling Reindeer for your event hire needs, experts in adding elegance to all events.
Alfie Caravan Bar
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Caravan bars for hire are one of the coolest aspects of event hire. Alfie Caravan Bar agrees with their stylish one available for your upcoming function. Alfie itself is a lovingly-restored 1960s caravan bar for hire, tuckering along with plenty of personality and a duo of friendly bar staff. Although Alfie Caravan Bar is based in Auckland, they’ll travel wherever their wheels take them - which is wherever your event may be, of course. Flexible and unique, they pride themselves on offering a refreshing service for your event. They have a bunch of packages to choose from, with add-ons such as bar equipment, floral installations, styling to match the theme of your event and more.
One Fine Day
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The dream team at One Fine Day promises you a perfect day, whether it’s a themed dinner or a conference, creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for their clients through planning, styling and, of course, event hire. Passionate, thoughtful and creative, the team can help you with all of your event hire needs and more, assisting in the planning and choosing of pieces that blend with the nature of your function while also providing functionality. Based in Queenstown NZ, their equipment hire is available for events in Queenstown and Wanaka. Items for hire include tables, chairs, archways and more, with a distinctly modern look and feel to give your event that added brush of magic.
Major and Minor
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You’re in for a treat with Major and Minor, Wanaka's extraordinary event hire company and power planners. They endeavour to make dreams come true with their meticulous planning and diverse range of event hire items. From intimate dinners to large celebrations, they’ve done it all and are excited to help you with anything you need for your function. Their stunning collection of hire items spans furniture, glassware, lighting, accessories and décor, serveware and even a special little section for children’s hire items. It’s all about accessibility, functionality and beauty with their event hire, bringing you only the best for your function to ensure that it is a roaring success.
Arkade Furniture Hire
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Outdoor and indoor furniture solutions galore, Arkade Furniture Hire is a go-to for event hire items of every kind. Whether you’re having a garden gala dinner beneath a marquee and a blanket of stars, or have booked a venue overlooking the ocean that needs statement pieces to come to life, Arkade Furniture Hire offers some of the best event hire options around. With 30 years of combined experience, their team is here to help you make your wedding dreams come true. Arkade Furniture Hire features pieces that have been carefully restored for a vintage but robust feeling, as well as locally hand-crafted additions that will make your function stand out from the crowd.
The Little Hire Company
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The Little Hire Company may have started tiny, but they’re larger than life - and growing. They’re committed to providing exciting, unique and bespoke items for hire for all types of celebrations and events, featuring a team with plenty of industry knowledge and a genuine love for functions and event hire. The company began in 2011 and has been booming ever since, spurred on by their vast network and passion for what they do. The Little Hire Company is to consult for all kinds of design, from floral to furniture hire, and you can book in them to find the perfect way to enhance your event and vision. If you’ve got a plan in mind, just chat with their team, and their catalogue will have you on your way.
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Unpredictable weather seems to be the main story when it comes to New Zealand, so Stretch Tents has found a stylish solution for that. They offer outstanding weather protection for your functions with stunning marquees of every kind, giving you a tailored look without the hefty price tag. They can be used on all terrain and are as versatile as can be. Stretch Tents allow you to have your event at any location you choose. As well as looking amazing, Stretch Tents can manipulate into different configurations depending on the weather and your choice, from 360-degree views of the outdoors to tucking your guests safe and sound within. They’re available for a consult in Wellington and Auckland.
Mavis and Foxe
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Event styling is not the only talent of Mavis and Foxe - they’re also an event hire extraordinaire, offering a boutique service that couples oh-so-perfectly with their eye for exquisite details. When you’re a client of Mavis and Foxe, you have the full, exclusive use of their table hire products (excluding glassware and vintage cutlery), which is always a plus. When it comes to event hire items, they’ve got the full gamut: crystal, candlelight, lighting, enamelware, brass, vintage china, cutlery, vases, boutique bars, trestle tables and more. Your function is going to be just as dreamy as you envisioned with their final touches, bringing oodles of style to suit you at your convenience. Mavis and Foxe have several packages that you can take a look at, or you can contact them to chat about more bespoke services and event hire.
Darby & Grey
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Stylish and on-trend furniture for your event is Darby & Grey’s forte, whether it’s in Auckland or anywhere else in New Zealand. Their purpose is to pick out and evolve with what’s in vogue, with modern, sophisticated pieces that will make your event day look as elegant as possible. With their eye for detail and choosing innovative pieces, they’ve accumulated a collection of event hire furniture that is unmatched nationwide. Darby & Grey Event Hire’s team is always on hand to help you select furniture for your function, full of bright ideas and out-of-the-box thinking that is sure to wow you and leave your event looking fabulous.