Welcome to South West Event Hire

We care that your wedding, party or event is a great success. You can count on us to support you.

Based In Exeter, covering all of the South West

South West Event Hire specialises in catering equipment hire and furniture hire required to stage your wedding, party, marquee event, outside catering or conference in Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bath, Bristol, Cornwall, and throughout the South West of England event hire area. We provide the total event hire solution supplying furniture, china, plates, glasses, cutlery, cooking equipment, fridge and freezer hire.

You can collect your catering equipment and furniture hire from our Exeter warehouse or we can deliver anywhere in the South West. Our staff are highly experienced in wedding hire as we support a large number of weddings each week in the main wedding season, but every event is very important to us.


Our Most Requested Items


Vintage Hire

China hire can give that special lift to your tea party or wedding table setting to enhance those special occasions that are very important to you. A pretty, well-dressed table gives a lovely first impression. We stock a wide range of high-quality vintage china, cutlery, glasses, serving dishes and all other items of catering equipment and furniture that you may want to hire.

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Chair Hire

We understand the importance of the chair hire you select for your wedding, party or corporate event. It helps to set or enhance the style that you choose for this important event. Therefore, we have selected a range of rustic, contemporary, traditional and modern furniture for our hire stock.

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Cooking Hire

We offer a wide array of cooking equipment and kitchen hardware to hire for your event. Whether you need your equipment for a function in your home or you're looking for a fully equipped kitchen in a marquee, we have everything you could require. Our catering equipment hire stock includes ovens, hot cupboards, heated carvery units, heated serving units, deep fat fryers, mobile plate racks, tabletop warmers and chafing dishes to assist with cooking and food warming.

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About South West Event Hire

South West Event Hire Ltd is an independently run and owned company. We care that your party, wedding or event is a success. Our focus is to support you every step of the way. Since the business started in 2005, we have built up a reputation for providing quality, great value catering equipment hire.


“ South West Event Hire have been the source to the majority of our hire equipment over the last 10 years.  We have formed a great working relationship with the team and they have always been friendly, helpful, accommodating and reliable. They have a vast range of hire equipment and as a catering company there isn’t much that they can’t provide in order for our events to run smoothly and efficiently.  Thank you SWEH and we look forward to continuing business over the years ahead”.

Paul - Astridges Catering

Just a note to say thanks for the heaters on Sat. They were perfect and made ALL the difference to staying outside comfortably for the evening. Thanks also for a perfect delivery and pick up of the heaters, a totally seamless and stress free booking!

Tessa B - April 2021

South West Hire are a fantastic, friendly and reliable service. Many times they have come to the rescue and are always happy to give advice and find times to suit you. I couldn’t recommend enough.

Henry R - The Belmont Estate

“We have worked closely with South West Event Hire for several years, hiring their equipment and furniture for a full spectrum of events including private parties, corporate functions and weddings. During this time, South West Event Hire have always provided a personal and professional service… including assisting with countless last minute changes or bizarre requests from us! We are very grateful for the vital role they play within the events industry – they are unsung heroes”

Jodie S - Pickle Shack

We have had various items from South West Event Hire in our marquee weddings and parties over the years and its always been perfectly good. We are very happy to keep asking for more!

Bigtopmania Circus & Marquee Hire