About us

About Us

About Us. Devon Vintage China hire was founded by Jan Davies and she has now retired. Following five highly successful years building a fabulous collection of high quality fine English china. Available for hire in Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset, Bath and Bristol. Having planned to have a nice quiet retirement. Jan’s daughter has just delivered a new granddaughter. As she only lives two doors away, I think Jan will still find herself very busy.

To ensure Jan’s high standards of quality and service are preserved. Supplying vintage china hire for a wedding, birthday party, or corporate event. We have now added her wonderful collection to our stock. While wishing Jan all the best in her retirement. Devon Vintage China is now a trading name and part of South West Event Hire Ltd. It is an independently owned two family company based in Exeter, Devon. Which has built up a reputation for providing high-quality catering equipment hire, furniture hire? Outstanding customer service to the South West counties.

Our Somerset base was in the Wedding warehouse in Martock, near Yeovil. Unfortunately, the owners of that collection of wedding retailers have decided to close that showroom. I am currently looking for an alternative showroom in the Yeovil area. However, do not worry we are highly committed to the Somerset area. Devon Vintage China delivery charges will still be based on the distance you are from our Martock base. Alternatively the Exeter warehouse, whichever is the closest to you. If you would like to visit us, you will be very welcome. Our doors are always open. Well Monday to Friday 0800 – 1700 excluding bank holidays, so just give us a call and book your visit.

Large, or Small your Party matters to Devon Vintage China

Devon Vintage China is experienced in hiring equipment for all sizes of event and any occasion. Working alongside prominent caterers, marquee companies and hotels. Providing anything from the Devon vintage china collection, cutlery and glassware to furniture, linen and kitchen equipment. The team has been carefully selected. Having experience in both the catering and hire industry, to ensure all customers are proficiently looked after. You will always receive a friendly response and detailed information from Devon Vintage China. All staff have the expertise to assist with event consultation. Making recommendations for the type of equipment that you might require, thus ensuring your peace of mind

All equipment is regularly maintained to ensure it is a consistently high standard. We have invested significantly in our warehouse, cleaning and packaging facilities. Only reputable manufacturers are used to source equipment. We take the long-term view, that quality equipment will give our customers good value for money. Our Devon Vintage China may be old, but it’s high-quality English china.

As a business Devon Vintage China, we understand that all customers have different criteria. Therefore our range of products has developed to meet the varying demands. We continually review our range and like to think we are a progressive company. In touch with new concepts and ideas. If you want to hire an item and can’t find it on this website, then give me a call. My team are passionate about the equipment we provide, and the personal service that we offer to all our customers.

Charity Support

The staff and directors are pleased to announce that our chosen charity is the Devon Air Ambulance Trust, who we will be trying to assist during the coming year. Please also follow our link and support this excellent charity.

Special Offer

We will also introduce Special Offer, discounts and bargain hire whenever we can to assist our customers. Please not that we will probably have more special offers available than can fit on this page. Therefore the offer page will load different offers each time it loads.

How To Hire

If you are new to hiring equipment for a wedding, party, or event. You may like to read our “How to Hire” guide. Of refer to our Terms and Conditions of hire.

How to hire

How to hire. Welcome, If you are an existing customer, please log in to our website using your email address. Then select the products you wish to hire and complete your quote request list. Our customer service team will then check stock availability and delivery charges for your dates. We will forward your no-obligation quotation to you, as quickly as possible. We aim to answer every enquiry within 24 working hours from receiving your quotation request.

If you are new to hiring equipment from our company, you are very welcome, and we wish to be of service to you, for your event. We provide catering equipment and furniture hire for large and small events, but every job is very important to us. Our operating area covers the whole of the four South West counties of Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall, Bath and Bristol.

Make an account, or sign in as a guest

Please create an account, so that we will have all the information necessary to complete your enquiry quickly and accurately. Alternatively, you can submit a guest quotation request. We don’t use your information for any other purposes, and we don’t pass your information onto third parties. Then select the items that you think you would like to hire and submit your quotation request. Making sure to complete the dates of your event and the venue delivery address. Postcodes are very important to us. All our delivery vehicles are fitted with Sat Nav and tracking systems to help us get the equipment to you on time. Alternatively, you are very welcome to collect or return the hired goods from our Exeter warehouse. Our opening hours are 0800 – 1700 Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

Our quotation

We will produce a no-obligation quotation within 24 hrs during Monday – Friday. This quote will have a 5 digit reference number for your event. Please use this reference number during any subsequent changes to this quotation. While we are producing your quotation, we will check our stock availability at that time, to ensure we are able to complete your request. This, however, doesn’t reserve the stock for you. Once you are happy in principle with this quotation. We ask that you pay a 30% deposit to confirm the order and this will reserve the stock for you. However, we do understand the difficulty in fixing the final numbers of guests. Therefore you can still adjust your numbers up to 14 days prior to delivery.

Final Payment

By 14 days prior to delivery. At this point, your final balance is due to be paid, which you can do by Bac’s transfer to our bank. Credit, or debit card payment via our website via Sagepay, link to Sagepay page, or by cheque. Please note cheques must be cleared prior to the hire goods leaving our warehouse.

Delivery, or collection

You can collect your hire equipment from our Exeter warehouse. Alternatively, we can deliver and collect your hire order. Charges will be calculated by our staff from the closest of our two delivery points, Martock in Somerset and Exeter. Once you submit your quote request we will calculate the charges and include the in your no-obligation quotation.