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.
If aesthetics and colour scheme is an important part of your event or occasion it’s likely you will need to think about linen hire. Organisers of weddings and banquets are amongst the most likely to rent linen, as it helps them ensure that tables and chairs look beautiful for the big occasion.
Linen for hire can come in all colours, shapes and sizes so it’s important to know what you need before making a decision on what to get. We offer all kinds of linen for every conceivable kind of colour scheme, and we have used our experience in hiring out linen to help make the process as easy for you as possible.
On our product pages for linen, we have included in the description the table size that piece of linen best fits, to help you confirm it is what you need. We’ve also added recommended linen sizes to each of our table pages so you can hire both together without worry.
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.
Before dispatch our linen for hire, we ensure it is all professionally laundered and pressed ready for delivery. Doing this requires industry-specific machinery which is why we do not ask our customers to launder linen before it is collected.
It's for this reason that we include our send it back dirty service in the price of the linen rather than charge it separately. The only thing we ask of our customers is that linen they have hired is repacked dry and free of any food debris in the bags it was shipped out in. When linen hire is returned wet or with attached food debris it is much more likely to be unable to be cleaned and we have to charge replacement fees for any damaged or destroyed linen.
Find out with ease the cost of getting hire delivered from us by using our carriage calculator. Tap the Expo Hire Cotswold logo from any page on the website to be taken to the homepage, where you will find the carriage calculator button. Enter your postcode into the clever widget to not only find out the cost of delivery and collection to your venue, but also which of our websites is closest to you so you don’t pay any more than you need to.
We’ve also listed all possible extra charges on that page for your information. Once you have confirmed your delivery address and dates of delivery and collection in the checkout, any extra charges are itemised in full so you can see exactly what you are paying, before you make payment.