Wellington Wedding Hire - The 2020 Guide
— By Raashka Mannie
19 August 2020
Before everything gets rolling on the set of your big day, you need the props. Be it golden lighting or dazzling flower arches, your wedding has to have the basics and more covered.
That's the beauty of wedding hire: they're here to make life so much easier for you. Chances are that you haven't got a collection of a hundred modern chairs and pretty oak tables just lying around at home, so hiring is the answer you're looking for. Over the years, wedding hire has transformed to meet the unique needs of every individual, with vendors that supply increasingly cool and stylised hire items for your big day. It's not just about who is sitting on what, but whether the wood fits your aesthetic or the stunning flower wall is big enough to accommodate all of your friends. In Wellington, there are a number of vendors specialising wedding hire, from the niche details to across the spectrum. Check out the nifty list of them below.
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Unpredictable weather seems to be the main story when it comes to New Zealand, so Stretch Tents has found a stylish solution for that. They offer unique weather protection for your big day with stunning marquees of every kind, giving you a tailored look without the hefty price tag. They can be used on all terrain, be it flat, rolling or steep, and are as versatile as can be. Stretch Tents allow you to have your wedding at any location you choose, whether it's an open field in green farmland or attached to a stately building. As well as looking fantastic, Stretch Tents can manipulate into different configurations depending on the weather and your choice, from 360-degree views of a bright summer's day to cosy walls tucking you and your guests inside if the wind or rain comes to visit. These wedding hire specialists are located in Paraparaumu, near Wellington, so you can visit them for a consult with their friendly team.
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Coming hand-in-hand with wedding planning and styling, Magnolia also offers wedding hire to make the process utterly seamless. They're bringing it all with an extensive collection of classic, contemporary and rustic styling items are available for hire for your big day. They also enjoy making one-of-a-kind 'bespoke' items for your wedding to add a touch of magic. With an expert eye for styling, it's no wonder that Magnolia is one of Wellington's favourite wedding hire vendors, meticulously and artfully helping you to choose both the large and small pieces that will make your special day feel unique to you. They understand that your wedding is meant to be a reflection of who you are, which is why their range of hire items is ever-growing and brimming with character.
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Handmade with care and devotion, Arch Hire wants to give your wedding a gorgeous, individual look with their wedding hire items. They have a range of furniture that is genuinely like none other, put together by their team and with a series of packages for weddings and celebrations. Offering tables, bar learners, archways, seating, decoration and more, Arch Hire is based in Wellington and specialises in interesting, handmade pieces for your wedding. The team loves to scout new and fascinating furniture for their collection but also loves to put them together when they can't find the right fit. With plenty of experience, they have a ton of recommendations for your Wellington wedding, so don't hesitate to get in touch with questions.
Enchanté Wedding Design & Events
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Remarkably, they're more than design, styling and planning. Enchanté Wedding Design & Events also dabbles in wedding hire, wanting to blow your guests away with their incredible pieces and eye for detail. Their wedding hire store includes glassware, centrepieces, furniture, photo booths, wishing wells, and so much more. When it comes to weddings, Enchanté Wedding Design & Events knows what they're doing. With such a love for planning and styling fabulous events, it's no wonder that they've got a budding collection of wedding hire items. However, these wedding hire items are available as a priority to their clients who have hired them for their fantastic styling services, so be sure to keep an eye on the pieces you've fallen in love with.
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You've got to light it up at your wedding. After all, wedding hire items aren't just about cool furniture and pretty archways - it's also about the perfect golden ambience of your first dance, first kiss and more. Grouse Lighting, based in Wellington, has been lighting events both locally and nationally since 1984. They have a strong background in theatre, so they know what production value truly means. Grouse Lighting prides themselves on providing weddings and other events with high-quality lighting equipment and exceptional design services. Their wedding hire items include state-of-the-art lighting, control, and rigging equipment to suit every requirement, with an extensive inventory that can make sure your wedding stays in the spotlight.
Mimosa Flower Walls
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What's the ideal backdrop? Why, it's a Mimosa Flower Wall, of course. Stunning, high-quality silk flower walls are their speciality - the most popular of which is their Peony Rose Flower Wall - bringing glamour in all the right ways to your Wellington wedding. Their fantastical flower walls fit in at any celebration, especially your big day, which is why they're in such high demand. As wedding hire vendors, they are slowly branching into other unusual hire items, including Horse Shoe Toss (a fun outdoor game) and rustic easels for displaying seating charts, greetings and other pertinent information. Mimosa Flower Walls provide a gorgeous space for photo opportunities, ceremony backdrops and more. Due to the delicate nature of their flower walls, however, they can only be used indoors.
Wellington Wedding Hire
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If you're looking for the finishing touches for your special day, Wellington Wedding Hire is the answer. Their wedding hire items are here to provide you with all the glitz and elegance you could need, whether your day is intimate and cosy or catering to hundreds. Wellington Wedding Hire boasts a large catalogue of wedding hire items, including backdrops, centrepieces, furniture, glassware, room styling and so much more. They have plenty of finishing touches, yes, but they've also got the foundation of your wedding day. Their eye for beauty comes from their wedding styling team: a knitting of passionate professionals that love designing, planning and florals, also offering bespoke styling, room design as well as wedding planning, coordination and management.
The Vintage Party
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The Vintage Party is as its name suggests: boutique hire of vintage and boho wedding items. Their inventory includes furniture, lighting, games, tableware and more, having searched high and low for unique and exquisite pieces to fit into their esteemed collection. With a very distinct style, their aesthetic aligns with a more relaxed, at-ease style of a wedding. They're sure to bring character and charm to your Wellington wedding with their unusual pieces, from their woven archway to cutesy dishes. The team at The Vintage Party is happy to help with styling your wedding, offering their expertise and knowledge when it comes to what will gel with your big day. Delivery is only available within Wellington, so you're in luck if you're in the area.
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Made Lovely is, well, made lovely. Launched in 2014, this Wellington wedding hire company was founded when the owner realised how much the industry needed a beautiful range of hire items. Since then, it has snowballed into an ever-growing venture, collecting and tweaking fashionable hire pieces for your special day. At Made Lovely, all of their hire items are selected to evoke your creative side and add a unique touch to your wedding. They pick their items knowing that they will transform any venue, big or small, and achieve the look and feel that you dream of for your wedding. Their catalogue includes furniture, table décor, backdrop, plinths, and so much more.
A Perfect Day
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It's all about being both stylish and affordable - so A Perfect Day is aptly named, isn't it? Based in Wellington, they provide wedding hire items and décor. They remove the hassle of having to think of themes and layouts with packages. Instead of hiring items individually, A Perfect Day provides carefully stylised sets for you to choose from. Each table setting comes with runners, foliage, fairy lights, candles and candle holders and centrepieces. You can complement these with their selection of decorated arches, perfect for ceremonies. A Perfect Day wants to make wedding hire as smooth a process as possible while making sure your wedding day is as pretty as possible.
Wellington Event Hire
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Wellington Event Hire was created to bring contemporary and classic wedding hire pieces to you. While they are situated mainly in Wellington, they also service surrounding areas, including Kapiti, Otaki, Grey Town and Martinborough. Wellington Event Hire is part of NOSH, a Wellington company specialising in catering, so they exclusively hire out their collection to customers of NOSH or other catering and event management businesses. If you do end up choosing them through their catering company, Wellington Event Hire as a modern collection of wedding hire items for you to leaf through, including chairs, linen, tables, bar learners and crockery. With a sleek, streamlined feel to their pieces, they specialise in catering to weddings with a contemporary aesthetic.
Photo Booth Fun
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An award-winning wedding hire vendor (and with good reason), Photo Booth Fun really does bring the fun to your big day. Their booths help to give your guests precious keepsakes from your wedding, making for a whole lot of laughs and fond memories. They offer nationwide delivery and are based in all the major hubs - including Wellington. Photo Booth Fun packages come with a friendly and professional photo booth operator, there to take away any stress and guarantee that your friends have a fantastic time snapping photos and kissing cheeks. With unlimited award-winning and studio-quality photos and instant photo strip printing for the duration of your hire, this is the kind of wedding hire item that shouldn't be glossed over if you're looking for a touch of excitement.