Frequently Asked Questions

What occasions do you hire equipment for?

I can’t find the product I am looking for on Caterhire?

How long can I hire your products for?

Do you rent marquees?

Do you have a minimum order size?

Can I make amendments to my order?

I don’t need a full rack of glassware, can this be split?

Do the prices shown online include VAT?

When will I be charged for my order?

Do you require a deposit to be paid?

Can I collect my items?

What are your opening hours for collection?

Do your tables and chairs fold to fit in my car/van?

Do you deliver?

Do you deliver on Saturdays?

Is it possible to book a delivery time slot?

Do your delivery crew set up the equipment?

Do I need to wash all items before returning?

Is there a charge for breaking something?

I have spilled red wine on a tablecloth, will I be charged?

There is a cigarette burn in a napkin/tablecloth, will I be charges?

Does the outdoor furniture need to be stored indoor over night?

Can I keep the patio heater outside overnight?

Can a gazabo be left outside overnight?

Can I seat more guests at a round or rectangular table?

How much space do I need in a room for my event?

Cocktail Parties:

  • Standing 6 square feet per person.
  • Partially Seated 8 square feet per person.

Dinner Parties:

  • Standard banquet tables (rectangular) 8-10 squared feet per person.
  • Round tables for 6, 8, 10 or 12: 10–12 squared feet per person

It is important to note that if you are having a bar or a buffet at your event you will need to leave at least 8-10 feet of clearance. This may impact the number of tables or space you have in your room, so it is important to factor this in early.

How many people can sit at a table?

The number of people who can sit at a table will depend on the size of you table. Our tables below outline how many people can sit at each table comfortably.

Table Type + Size

Number of Seats

Round table – 3ft

2-4 Seats

Round table – 4ft

6-8 Seats

Round table – 5ft

8 Seats

Round table- 5ft 6”

9-11 Seats

Round table – 6ft

10-12 seats

Rectangular – 2ft x 24”

2-4 Seats

Rectangular – 4ft x 24”

4-6 Seats

Rectangular – 6ft x 24”

6-8 Seats

Rectangular – 6ft x 30”

6-8 Seats

Rectangular – 6ft x 36”

8-10 Seats

Rectangular – 8ft x 24”

8-10 Seats

How much space do I need for each of my tables?

The amount of space per table will vary depending on the types of tables you choose and the space that they will be fitting into. For round tables, it is best to look at the diameter of the table to see where it will fit.

Table Type + Size

Space needed

Round table – 3ft

36” Diameter

Round table – 4ft

48” Diameter

Round table – 5ft

60” Diameter

Round table- 5ft 6”

66” Diameter

Round table – 6ft

72” Diameter

For rectangular tables it is best to look at the length and width. Rectangular tables can be easily combined with each other, so this can help if you need to save space in a room. When choosing rectangular tables, be sure to leave enough space if choosing to seat people at each end of the table.

Table Type+ Size

Space needed

Rectangular – 2ft x 24”

2-4 Seats

Rectangular – 4ft x 24”

4-6 Seats

Rectangular – 6ft x 24”

6-8 Seats

Rectangular – 6ft x 30”

6-8 Seats

Rectangular – 6ft x 36”

8-10 Seats

Rectangular – 8ft x 24”

8-10 Seats

Table Linen What size table linen do I need for my tables?

Choosing the right table linen to suit your event will have many steps such as choosing the style, colour and if you would like them to drop the whole way to the ground or not.

Choosing table linen can become quite a confusing task, especially if it is your first time picking out table linen. Below we have put together a guide for the table cloth needed for what table size you have chosen for your event. In our guide we have given measurements the two types of drop of your table linen depending on the table size.

If you need to calculate what size table linen you need for your rectangular table, you will need to measure the length (in inches), width of the table and add the drop (in inches) of the table on both sides to know what drop your table has. This will need to be added twice to each side.

[Length” + Drop” + Drop”] X [ Width” + Drop” + Drop”]

For round tables, you will just need to measure the diameter (in inches) and add the drop (in inches) of the table twice to this.

[Diameter” + Drop” + Drop”]

For square tables, you only need to take the length of one side and add the drop to it twice.

[Length” + Drop” + Drop”]

Caterhire Table Linen Size Guide Round tables

Table Size

Drop to ground

Additional Sizes

3ft

70” x 70”

54” x 54”

4ft

70” x 70”

 

5ft

120” Round

90” x 90” Drop halfway

5ft 6”

132” Round

120” Round (will leave 3” gap to floor)

6ft

132” Round

 

Rectangle Table

Table Size

Drop to ground

Additional Sizes

2ft x 24”

70” x 70”

 

4ft x 24”

70” x 70”

 

6ft x 24”

70” x 108”

54” x 120”

6ft x 30”

70” x 108”

 

6ft x 36”

70” x 108”

 

8ft x 18”

72” x 144”

Conference Cloth

8ft x 24”

72” x 144”

 

8ft x 30”

72” x 144”

 

What size table linen do I need for a cocktail table?

Cocktail tables will be an exception to the general rule when choosing table linen as many people choose to tie their table linen around the pole of the cocktail table.

This is usually done for style or function, tying the table in the middle will stop for linen from blowing in the wind. If you choose to tie your table linen around at the middle, you will need to choose your linen at least one size larger, this will allow the base of the table to be concealed after the linen is tied in the middle.

If you choose table linen that is the right size, when tied in the middle the table linen will then be too short as the fabric will be lifted slightly from the tie.

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