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?

We know that washing up crockery isn't the nicest thing to do the day after a big event - but did you know that this is when crockery is most likely to get broken while out on hire?

It's because of this we have made it mandatory for all crockery items to have the send it back dirty option added at checkout. The only thing we ask of our customers is that food debris is scraped off plates and bowls etc and that all liquids are emptied out before crockery is packed up 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.

We’ve made it easier than ever to work out how much it will cost to get your event hire order delivered. Simply tap the Expo Hire Birmingham logo anywhere on the website to take you to the homepage, where you will find our carriage calculator button. Enter your postcode into the clever widget and it will confirm not only what the costs for delivery and collection are, but confirm which of our websites is closest to you so you don’t need to worry about overpaying.

We’ve also listed every possible extra charge on the carriage calculator page. If applicable, these charges are confirmed in the checkout once you have confirmed your delivery dates and address and are itemised in full so that there are no nasty surprises.

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.