Tablecloths

Getting the right linen is important to set the tone of your event. Choose your tablecloth hire by size, shape or colour with ease with our helpful guide.

When it comes to colour and detail for events like weddings and banquets, linen is an absolute must. Customers rent linen to ensure that the theme of their event is perfect and we offer linen for hire to help match every aesthetic possible.

For the first time hirer, linen hire can seem a bit daunting. Not only is there a morass of colours to choose from, but there are many different sizes to fit all sizes of tables. We’ve used our experience in this field to help make the process simpler and ensure that you can get what you need without worry.

All of our linen hire product pages have sizing details in the description which confirm what size table each particular piece of linen should be used with. Furthermore, we’ve put recommendations on our table pages for the right size linen so you can hire both with confidence.

What do I need to know about tablecloth hire?

Most linen hire is measured in inches, so it’s important to measure your tables in that format before choosing what you need. Remember to include a bit for the “drape” between the table-top and the floor – the standard banqueting table is 30 inches tall.

Table linen is either square, rectangular or circular. With most tables it should be intuitive what to choose, but for oval tables we recommend the larger rectangular pieces of linen while smaller circular tables normally have a square tablecloth.

Runners and sashes will add an accent of colour to your table and chairs if you don’t want to go overboard, while napkins make a classy accompaniment.

What do I need to know about cleaning tablecloth hire?

Before we send our linen hire out, we have it all professionally laundered and pressed ready for delivery. As one can imagine, this requires industry-specific machinery and as such it's not fair to ask our customers to launder linen before we collect it.

For this reason, we include the cost of our send it back dirty service in the linen hire price. All we ask from our customers is that they repack linen dry and free of any food debris in the bags that it was shipped to them in. Linen returned wet or with attached food debris is much more likely to be unable to be cleaned, and we have to charge replacement fees for any damaged or destroyed linen.

How does delivery of tablecloth hire work?

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.

Want to know when your delivery is coming? You can track your driver using our real time maps on the day of delivery and collection. Simply tap the link in the automated text we send you and you can find out where they are - no need to call for updates.