Please Note: Our first available delivery or collection date is now Monday 11th July.

Garden Parties

Make the most of the British weather with our garden party hire - perfect for those long summer evenings before the sun goes down.

Black Folding Chairs for Hire   Folding Chairs
£1.50 exc-Vat
Pyramid Patio Heater for Hire   Patio Heaters
£85.00 exc-Vat

Warm days and comfortably cool evenings are made for entertaining outside. Utilize your outdoor space whether a cottage-style garden or small backyard with our range of garden party hire.

We're cooking at our garden party - what is the best outdoor hire for catering?

Cooking food at a big outdoor event like a fayre or a festival is very easy with the right equipment in place. While a garden party can make do with just a small bbq, we know that for our commercial customers, commercial barbecue hire is going to be essential.

The barbecues for hire we have available have been chosen with large outdoor events in mind and are readily capable of feeding hundreds of guests. The Cinders barbecue is an industry standard barbecue which has features such as two separate cooking areas, allowing for both meat and vegetarian menus to be cooked simultaneously without any fear of cross-contamination. We also stock gas bottles and wrenches so customers can be sure they have everything they need to get going quickly.

What precautions can we take for our garden party if it rains?

When holding an outdoor event the last thing you want to be thinking about is if the weather is going to ruin it. This means having space under cover is often a necessity – especially if it’s you who is going to be spending the day subject to the elements. 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 outdoor events across Southampton, Hampshire and the New Forest and have both large gazebos for hire and smaller ones in stock. All of our pop up gazebos for rent are complete with side walls and weights so you don’t have to worry about sourcing any accessories for them when ordering.

Our pop up gazebo packages for hire are made for commercial customers and come with durable coverings and sturdy poles. This means that the gazebos we offer are not that suitable for formal events where presentation is key, but it also means that our gazebos aren’t cheap and flimsy either. The gazebos we offer 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.

How can I keep guests at my garden party warm?

Worried about keeping your guests warm at an outdoor event? Our patio heaters for hire can help ensure you keep your guests toasty for longer. We deliver outdoor gas heaters for hire all around Southampton, Hampshire and Dorset, ensuring you can have the outdoor event without breaking the bank.

We offer two kinds of outdoor patio heaters for hire, which are LPG and electric. Electric patio heaters give off a focused beam of heat which means that they are best used for specific enclosed areas. They need a normal power outlet to plug into as well. For outdoor spaces, gas patio heater hire is far better. These radiate heat outwards in all directions, making them perfect for a proper outdoor function.

As can be imagined, we’ve had many organisers rent patio heaters from us and from this we’ve built up a wealth of knowledge. All of our outdoor patio heaters for hire are easy to start, reliable and fuel efficient. We also hire out 13kg LPG canisters so that there is no need to worry about where fuel is coming from.

If the space you have to heat is huge then our space heaters for hire might be a better solution. These are more industrial and noisier than a standard patio heater, but they give off an immense amount of heat which will heat a much larger area.

Hire electrical and LPG items from Expo Hire Solent with confidence

At Expo Hire Solent, we specialise in the hire and supply of high-quality electrical appliances. We know this as we thoroughly clean, check and PAT test all of our products prior to delivery. What's more, our products are fitted with a standard 3 pin UK plug for compatibility. We advise that you check the limitation of your venue's wiring circuit prior to use, to ensure it does not become overloaded.

All of our LPG products at Expo Hire Solent include a hose and regulator, allowing them to be connected directly to the bayonet fitting on a standard LPG gas bottle. What's more, we take pride in inspecting all equipment prior to delivery, and with our LPG products, there's no exception.

All items undergo a regular and thorough inspection and testing by a qualified Gas Safe engineer (evidence of this can be provided upon request, once your order is confirmed).

Please be aware that our delivery team are unable to connect or set up equipment for you. If you are not comfortable doing this, please consult a gas safe engineer.

How does delivery of garden party hire work?

Finding out how much your delivery of event hire cost is easy. Simply tap the Expo Hire Solent logo anywhere on the website to be taken to the homepage where you will find the carriage calculator button. This clever widget will not only give you the exact costs to your venue postcode, it will also confirm which website is closest so you don’t have to worry about overpaying.

We also list all possible surcharges on that page. If any of these are applicable, they are confirmed in the checkout once you have reconfirmed your delivery address and dates, and are itemised in full so there are no nasty surprises before you pay.