Square, circular or oval; white, rimmed or coloured; we’ve got all the plates for hire you could need for your event ready to deliver throughout Southampton and the South Coast.
If you’re serving food at your next event or occasion then you’re going to need plates of some description. We’ve worked hard to bring you the biggest range of plates in different sizes, shapes and colours.
Plates come in lots of different shapes and sizes but there are some standards that you can use to plan your plate hire needs. The smallest size of circular plate we do is are six inches in diameter and are commonly used as side plates of bread plates. Eight inch plates are used for starters and desserts, while ten inch plates are used for main plates for meals. If your guests have big appetites you might choose to go for the 12 inch version instead.
Square plates are often used for meals, but care must be taken when deciding what to use. These are measured diagonally, so the size given is for corner to corner rather than side to side.
You can also choose if you want winged plates, which come with a raised area which is used for holding them, or straight plates.
Did you know that crockery is most likely to be broken while it is being washed up? This is something we've learned from our experience of crockery hire in Southampton and the South Coast over the years.
Because of this, we have had to make it mandatory for all crockery items to have the send it back dirty option added at checkout. The only thing a customer needs to do is to ensure plates, bowls etc are scraped clean of food debris and liquid residue and repacked ready for collection.
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.