You don’t have to be getting married or coordinating a large-scale function to engage the services of a professional events company. In fact, the team at Reece’s Event Hire regularly looks after clients who are planning more down-to-earth personal celebrations such as Christmas Day lunches, New Year’s Eve parties, family reunions - and even the good-old Australia Day barbie!
And because these events are often attended by our clients’ nearest and dearest, we think they really deserve the utmost care and attention when it comes to planning. But that doesn’t mean going all out and turning your home into a function venue complete with rotating dance floor and full catering staff. We just want to help your event run a little smoother to allow you more time to kick back, relax and enjoy the company of those you love the most. And if this means hiring a few key items to make your event go off without a hitch, we think that’s a pretty worthwhile investment.
So to give you some food for thought as we inch closer to the silly season, why not consider a few of our suggestions below and turn up the dial on your upcoming summer event!
Backyard lacks shade? We’ve got you covered.
If there’s a nice shady spot outside, your guests will be more likely to congregate in the backyard rather than indoors – and that means less foot-traffic while you’re busy in the kitchen or greeting guests (Yep - we know how stressful at-home entertaining can get!).
Reece’s Event Hire offers Perth’s widest range of marquee and shade options, and some of our favourites for backyard parties include:
This versatile marquee is super quick to assemble and comes in 3m x 3m and 3m x 6m options. Also known as pagodas, these little guys are fantastic for smaller outdoor spaces and work brilliantly as designated food and beverage zones. Consider popping one at the end of your garden for drinks and another near the BBQ as your food station.
An affordable way to provide extra coverage, our shade sails come in several sizes starting at 10m x 10m. We even have a 15m x 30m sail in turquoise and blue, featuring the Australian flag! Now wouldn’t that impress your mates (and the neighbours!) on Australia Day?
Our market umbrellas have a 3-metre diameter span and will add a touch of casual elegance to your gathering. Available in cream or coffee colour options, our market umbrellas are a cost-effective way to provide excellent protection from the sun.
Reece's Event Hire has a huge variety of shade options available to suit any type of at-home event.
Impress your guests with fabulous furnishings.
Worried about where everyone will sit or how you’re going to lug that modular sofa outside for extra seating? We’ve got a huge range of tables, chairs and casual furniture options that will take the stress out of your planning!
The below trestle table is 2.4m long and can comfortably seat 8 guests (4 on each side). It’s also really light, making setting up a breeze. Our handy tables can also provide extra prep space and a spot to place your plates, glasses, food and drinks.
Our trestle tables are so versatile and easy to put up!
Having the right number of chairs is something many people overlook when planning an event – which can be disastrous if serving up a more formal menu. Reece’s Event Hire has a fantastic selection of dining chairs ranging from the galvanised rustic Tolix through to cross back beach walnut chairs and simple but classy folding seats. We’ve even got something for the littlest guests – available in a range of fun colours.
We've got chairs of all shapes and sizes to suit your needs.
If you’re really wanting to make things easy – and stylish! – take a look at our wide range of table and chair furniture packages. We think the Dark Oak Bentwood café package would look stunning on a beautiful summer’s day, especially when paired with one of our market umbrellas.
The Dark Oak Bentwood cafe package is one of our most popular hire items - and you can see why!
Whether you’re aiming for a more casual celebration or simply want to give your guests a place to chill out, we’ve got something to suit all tastes including pallet furniture, our Wine Barrel & Tolix stools package, ‘Farmers’ table in dark oak (also with Tolix stools!) and the incredibly comfortable Florence modular wicker setting in sand.
A few of our favourite casual seating options, from left to right: Wine Barrel & Tolix stools package; 'Florence' modular wicker setting; 'Farmer's' table with Tolix stools package.
The all-important bits and pieces.
Depending on the size of your event, it’s likely you’ll need to invest in extra glassware, plates, cutlery and linen. This is where it can get expensive – plus you need time to buy these items and find somewhere to store them later on. It really does make sense to hire!
Consider adding to your list:
Crockery – our brands include Royal Doulton and Renaissance, with all items provided in pristine condition. Choose from plates, bowls, cups, milk jugs, gravy boats - and much, much more!
Glassware – unless you’re a seasoned entertainer, it’s likely you’ll need to add more glasses to your collection when catering for a large number of guests. From stemware through to hi balls and water jugs, we’ve got options to match any event type and beverage option.
Cutlery – like glassware, cutlery is one of those things people underestimate when planning their event. Let Reece’s make life simple for you! We’ve got forks, knives and spoons galore - and in a wide range of sizes and styles.
Linen, tablecloths and napery – a beautiful touch to any event is good quality table linen. And if you’re planning a Christmas day lunch, you really can’t go past crisp white tablecloths to offset a beautiful spread! Our skirt and cloth combination in white is a lovely, classic choice – and fits perfectly on our 2.4m trestle table as detailed above.
Plus, there’s a reason why the professionals use Reece’s Event Hire for their catering needs. Our products include bain marees, ham stands and even barbecues! If you’re thinking your platters and oven mightn’t be up to the task, have a chat with Reece’s Event Hire - we can help tailor a catering equipment package to suit your requirements.
Our four tray bain maree and barbecue make catering a breeze!
The finishing touches.
If your event is likely to go into the evening and beyond, why not create serious impact with festoon outdoor lighting? This classic style will 100% impress your guests and is guaranteed to have your celebrations continue well into the night (the perfect choice for a New Year’s Eve bash!). Sizes include 8m, 25m and 50m in length.
Just two of the many events we've provided lighting for. Festoon lights really do bring something magical to an evening celebration!
And lastly, if you really want to make your celebration an event to remember, why not think outside the box and include some special touches – like:
Our multipurpose Framelock Bar (left) and Rustic Bar (right) are the perfect options when featuring a special food or beverage station.
Happy planning everyone! And remember, the team at Reece’s Event Hire really are the experts in summer celebrations – we’re from Perth, after all! We want you to be the hosts with the most, so contact us today and discover how easy – and affordable – it can be to make your upcoming at-home event run as smoothly as possible.