Chair hire has to be one of the most important considerations when planning an event. Whether it’s for a party or function, a wedding or a low-key affair, it’s guaranteed that your guests will spend some time sitting over the course of the event. It’s not only essential that everyone on the guest list has a seat, it’s imperative that they feel comfortable – meaning the choice of seating must cater to a range of circumstances and needs. Aesthetic factors should also be taken into consideration, as the right chairs can amplify the atmosphere of an event.
With so many requirements to consider, we understand that organising chair hire can get overwhelming. We’ve compiled a Chair Hire Check-List to help you identify the perfect chairs for your event.
Is the Event Inside or Outside?
If your event is taking place outdoors, this will help narrow your search. You’ll want a sturdy chair that isn’t prone to weather damage. Stackable tolix chairs, stools, and folding padded chairs are great options, as they can be stacked quickly, and have the added protection of being waterproof should you be greeted with an unexpected drizzle of rain.
Is the event themed?
The style of chair plays an important role in creating the overall atmosphere of an event, so the last thing you would want is for your chairs to clash with your theme. If you’re hosting a professional function, simple and minimalist options are ideal. Weddings call for our stylish yet formal White, Silver and Gold Tiffany Chairs, or White Padded Folding chairs. Birthdays and parties invite a bit of fun – our Wire Chairs, Arrow Chairs, and coloured Tolix Stools will certainly add a pop of personality and contemporary style to your event. If you really want to wow your guests, why not check out our glow range? No matter what you have in mind, our chair hire options cater to a diverse range of themes.
How long will guests be sitting for?
Will your event include lots of speeches? Will your party or function include a sit-down meal with multiple courses? If so, opting for padded seats with suitable back support will provide much-needed comfort for your guests.
On the other hand, if the majority of your event is to involve lots of dancing, mingling and finger food, the comfort level of the provided seating shouldn’t be as much of a concern – bar stools are a great option in this case.
How old are your guests?
One consideration of chair hire that can be easily overlooked is the age of attendees. Seating for a party where the majority of guests are children or young adults will look entirely different to that of an older or mixed crowd which includes people aged 70+. Comfort by way of sturdy seating is essential for older guests, whereas a younger crowd may be happier to stand for longer periods of time and won’t require the same level of support.
Chair hire services are our specialty at Party Hire Group. With over sixty different chairs available for hire, you can rest assured that we have a solution for your specific event.