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Speciality Crockery

If you're looking for speciality crockery hire to complete your place settings, you're in the right place. From platters to cake stands, we've got what you need.

For some things you need specific equipment and this is when speciality crockery hire comes to the fore. From platters and serving dishes for buffets to tapas dishes and even cake stands, we’ve got a little bit of everything you could need.

What sort of speciality crockery hire do I need?

If you’re serving food in a buffet setting, you’ll need more than just plates. Platters are a stylish way of serving larger quantities of food ready for your guests to pick and choose. We have oval and rectangular platters to help meet the requirements of the fussiest caterer.

Tapas dishes are great for serving little portions of food. These can either be singular or in presentation sets and are smaller than normal plates and dishes. These can come in a variety of shapes and types, to match the food being served.

Cake stands are not just an important part of wedding receptions, but are also used in many other kinds of events. Afternoon tea stands are popular for serving cakes and finger buffets, while the larger square based cake stands hold gateaux and sponge cakes as well as the more traditional wedding cake.

Does speciality crockery hire need to be cleaned before it is returned?

From our years of experience of delivering crockery hire to Bristol and the surrounding area we've learned that washing up isn't only a boring chore, it's the time when crockery is most likely to get broken while on hire.

It's for this reason we have made it compulsory for all crockery products to have the send it back dirty option added at checkout. All we ask from our customers is that food debris is scraped off plates, bowls etc and all liquids are emptied out prior to repacking ready for collection.

How does delivery of speciality crockery hire work?

All of our speciality crockery hire items are cleaned and checked before we dispatch them. We use branded packing boxes and plenty of bubble wrap to make sure they reach you in tip-top condition. However, we know from experience the unexpected can happen in transit and as such we always recommend adding a couple of extras in to ensure mishaps can’t ruin an event.

It’s easier than ever to find out the delivery and collection costs to and from your venue for event hire. Tap the Expo Hire Bristol & Avon logo from any page on the website to be taken to the homepage where you will find our carriage calculator button. Enter your postcode into the clever widget and not only will it tell you what the carriage cost is to that venue but also which of our websites is closest so that you don’t pay any more than you should.

You’ll also find a list of all our possible extra surcharges on that page. If applicable, these are confirmed in the checkout once you have confirmed your delivery address along with dates of delivery and collection. They’re itemised in full before you make payment so that there are no nasty surprises, and you know exactly what you are paying for.