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Chair hire for function events

Planning your next function or event? Chair Hire Co has the widest range of chair hire available in Sydney metro and greater region. Whether you it’s for a special ceremony, corporate function or celebration party, Chair Hire Co has all your needs covered. Below is a summary of the types of chair hire available and what they are most commonly hired for.

Styled function chairs – The Tiffany chair and the Folding chair

A room of stylish chairs can completely transform your space and help you achieve the look you are after. The Tiffany Chair has a very shabby chic feel, and is a timeless addition to any event space. Even if you’re after a more modern setting, the Tiffany Chair is versatile enough to work with most styles.

The humble Folding Chair whilst it might seem simple, looks beautiful when arranged together. You can also hang ornaments or decorations from the tip, and add a cushion for extra comfort.

Tolix and Wire chairs

Tolix and wire chairs are funky and vibrant for any event space. They’re also sturdy and durable for events where people will be sitting for long periods of time. Our Tolix chair hire can be as chairs with high backs, or stools, and both come in a wide range of colours including black, yellow, red, silver, lime, purple, blue, silver, white and orange.


Tolix chair hire

Acapulco Chairs

Plastic Chairs

Whilst not the most glamorous of chairs, the plastic chair is one of the easiest and most reliable chairs hired for events, especially in large quantities due to their light weight and durability. Also being waterproof, the plastic chair is perfect if your wet weather plan is outdoors or a high chance of still getting wet! Plus, plastic chairs don’t have to look as daggy as you might be imagining, if styled with the right finishings. See below for some inspiration.


Types of Chair Hire in Sydney

Don’t know where to hire chairs for your upcoming event? Chair Hire Co stock and deliver chairs suitable for a wide variety of functions, from backyard parties to corporate functions or weddings.

Styling an event can be overwhelming. Choosing and hiring the right chairs to go with your theme might seem easy, but without a little guidance it can be hard to know what’s really going to bring your ideas to life.

It’s important that your chairs compliment both the venue and the theme of the event. For weddings – simple, understated, clean lines work best to compliment floral decorations and table settings. For conferences – your guests want to be comfortable! Chair Hire Co has considered all of these finer details for you. With flexible seven day delivery, handy add on services and competitive prices, Chair Hire Co really is your one stop shop for getting it right!

Chairs Suitable For Your Event


Premium Plastic Chairs – White, simplistic and clean lines look great for complimenting bold colours and beautiful floral arrangements on your big day! Available in white, black, red or grey.

Folding ChairsA popular choice for weddings whether it be at the ceremony or reception, this classic design is a versatile pick for almost all venues and themes. Available in black or white.

Tiffany Chair (with cushion)Comfortable and stylish! These chairs really set off your reception with a more detailed feel as well as a cushion for added comfort.

Cocktail Style Functions:

Tolix StoolsAvailable in a variety of colours, these simple yet stylish stools can work for a cocktail wedding, a backyard engagement or a corporate event. Explore some of the brighter colours for something different.

Wire Stools – A tall, comfortable stool option offering a detailed wire design with a back rest!

Corporate Functions & Events:

Conference Chairs – Sleek black and silver design, comfortable and suitable for corporate conferences.

Glow Seating – Unique, fresh, versatile and fun! The glow seating range by Chair Hire Co adds some colour to your conference space, available in different shapes and sizes.

Plastic Function Chairs – A cheap, easy and versatile option, available in grey and white.

Ottoman Benches – Ideal for a wide open setting for guests to sit and take a break! Available in black and white.

View a comprehensive list of all that Chair Hire Co has to offer including prices, here.


Need some inspiration?

If you’re looking for ideas for your event, of aren’t sure if Chair Hire Co is right for you, have a browse of the gallery.

Where does Chair Hire Co deliver?

Sydney – All suburbs

Central Coast

Southern Highlands

Blue Mountains


Please enquire if your area is not listed above – Chair Hire Co work hard to meet the needs of your event or function and are happy to be flexible to suit your individual delivery requirements.


Additional Services

Chair Hire Co comes with a bunch of handy add-on services including equipment setup, marquee hire, heating, sound hire and more. Details and prices of these services can be found at

For tables to accompany your chairs, please visit Chair Hire Co’s affiliate company at

Chair Hire Co specialise in catering to a wide range of clients hosting events both small and large. Their specialised customer service and delivery team are committed to tailoring their service to support your needs, so reaching out to their friendly team on 1300 455 370 or at might help to answer any questions you might have.

Chair Hire in Sydney

From corporate events to private functions, weddings, festivals and birthday parties, Chair Hire Co. has all your chair hire needs across Sydney covered. Choose from the widest range of Tiffany Chairs, Bentwood Chairs, Tolix Chairs, Conference Chairs and more. Chair Hire Co has the best selection of chairs available for any function or private event.

Chair hire in Sydney suburbs

Flexible to your needs, Chair Hire Co can deliver at specific times on request, across suburbs in Sydney. If you’ve hired an inner Sydney venue, the easiest thing to do is ask the venue manager what time bump in and bump out of your event is and we can work with your venue provider to deliver between a best suited, and agreed time.

Chair hire on the Central Coast, NSW

Chair Hire Co also offers chair hire and party hire services on the Central Coast of NSW, and can offer you bespoke packages for your special event. At Chair Hire Co, we stock everything from plastic chair hire to conference chairs, wedding chairs, marquees, tables and audio. All of our equipment chair hire is easy to pack down and store, with all chairs being stackable or foldable.

Chair hire in the Southern Highlands, NSW

If you need chair hire in the Southern Highlands, Chair Hire Co can cater to all your needs. Chair Hire Co has Tiffany Chairs, Plastic Chairs, Folding Chairs, Stools, Tolix Chairs, Bentwood or Chanel Chairs and Couches all available for hire. Chair Hire Co can deliver seven days per week, and the cost of delivery depends on location.


Chair hire in the Blue Mountains, NSW

Whether it’s for a charity, corporate, religious or wedding event, Chair Hire Co also services the Blue Mountains NSW. Please note that hilst Chair Hire Co offers delivery, all deliveries are to ground level. If you require your equipment hire to  be transported via an elevator or stair lift, a small fee will be charged. We are also happy to offer set-up for an additional fee.

Chair hire in the Canberra and surrounds

With the biggest range of chair hire available across Sydney, Chair Hire Co is also proud to be able to service the greater Sydney and surrounding areas, including Canberra in the ACT. For further details and to enquire, simply contact us via our web form or call 1300 455 370.


Chair hire size guide

Are you considering what chairs to hire for your event and want to compare your choices? Below is an easy summary table for you to refer to including width, height, depth and most common occasions used for. Most of these chairs are versatile and multi-purpose, and your selection may really depend on the type of event you are hosting and atmosphere you want to create.

To view our full range of chair hire available, click here.

ChairSeat widthSeat heightDepthCommonly used for
Padded folding chair48cm78cm42cmWeddings
Special occasions
Victorian chair39cm90cm46cmWeddings
Special occassions
Tiffany chair36cm91.5cm37cmWeddings
Function hire
Special occasions
Bentwood chair41cm45cm88cmWeddings
Function hire
Special occasions
Tolix chair36cm78cm37cmWeddings
Function hire
Special occasions
Plastic chair40cm79.5cmWeddings
Function hire
Special occasions

Padded folding chair hire


Victorian chair hire


Tiffany chair hire


Bentwood chair hire


Tolix chair hire


Plastic chair hire

One of the best things about living in Australia is that our festive time of year can be enjoyed outdoors. Many offices and workplaces now are trending away from the late night Christmas party do, and opting to host these during the day time. For those with families and young children, it’s usually easier to spend a work day with your colleagues than ask for a mid-week or weekend night off from home. Plus most events during the day time allow for a bit more bonding opportunity between colleagues with activities being organised for staff.

But having a day-time Christmas party doesn’t mean it has to be boring! There are lots of fun ways to decorate and style an event space, and still create a festive atmosphere. Here are our top tips for planning an outdoor Christmas party event during the day.

Choose a space that you can have a plan for rain, hail or shine

Even though it’s summer, sometimes it does still rain! Make sure wherever you choose to host your event, you have a back-up option in case it rains. That could be as simple as checking with the pub down the road if they can host your group during the day, or seeing if a local hall is available.

Let everyone know what to expect on the day

Whether it’s a party in Melbourne, a formal sit-down lunch, or a casual BBQ in the park – it’s always good to let your guests know what to expect on the day. If you can involve some staff in helping to organise the event and get feedback about what interests people is always helpful as well. For example, if many of your staff have children, would they prefer a family-friendly event?


If your event is in an open outdoor space – hire a marquee

So even if it doesn’t rain and it’s a gorgeous day filled with sunshine, it’s not responsible to have your guest outside in the sun without any protection. A marquee will be really important to provide some shade. You may also need to consider the temperature and having some fans if it’s going to be an extra hot day.

Even though it’s outdoors, you’ll still need a run-sheet and a floor plan

Regardless of the size of your business, you’ll still need a plan for seating and dining 20 to 100+ people in your outdoor space. Even if your event isn’t going to be having food and drink service all day, when it is time for your guests to eat they’ll likely want to sit down. Depending on the atmosphere you want at your event, this could be done in a sit-down style with tables and chairs, or a more informal setting such as casual ottomans and lounges, and cocktail bar tables.



Consider team building activities for smaller groups

Sometimes a smaller group can be harder to cater for and keep everyone interested for a full day. However by doing something together during the day time, it can also be a perfect opportunity to break-up the work-day grind and do a team building activity. Some ideas include organising your own version of The Amazing Race, lawn games if you’d prefer something less formal or group trivia. Team activities are a great way to fill up some time and to bring a group together.


Cocktail party hire

Cocktail parties are becoming increasingly popular, especially during the Christmas festive season. Often cocktail parties are chosen for being more economical and for functions that want a more social and informal vibe. Here’s our checklist to help you plan for the perfect cocktail party.

Choose a theme or dress code

It doesn’t have to be fancy or over the top, but providing your guests with a dress code will avoid any confusion or awkward situations on the night. Your theme can be as simple as a colour, a style, i.e. Spring or Christmas, or even stating “Cocktail” is enough of a theme itself!

Confirm any dietary requirements for the menu

Make sure your guests let you know of any dietary requirements before you order your food and catering. It’s also a good idea if possible, to let your waitstaff know who has special dietary needs on the night. This will help them to be able to ensure they get served the food that has been prepared. Even though you may be planning a variety of food and assume that most people’s taste or preferences are covered, it’s always safer to add this request to your RSVP and work with a real number.

Consider how the food and drinks will be served

Consider whether you will hire waitstaff to serve your guests for the evening, or perhaps you will have a combination of wait staff and service areas, i.e. a bar. The size of your event will be the biggest determination factor of how you choose to service, however with whichever option you choose, there are some added considerations.

  • If you’re the host and serving food – will you still be able to enjoy yourself?

Whilst it might be in your nature to want to be the planner of everything, this is a big thing to consider. There are many mobile staff companies now that offer waitstaff for 2 to 3 hour events in private homes – which makes it a much more relaxed and enjoyable event for the host.

  • Even with wait staff, you’ll probably need a bar service area

Most wait staff serve a drink on arrival, then spend the evening roaming to top-up people’s glasses and offer food. A bar service area is the easiest way to avoid your guests chasing waitstaff around. Once most guests have arrived, it’s also not as easy for staff to be juggling trays full of liquid around a room!

  • Make sure you have a run sheet for the catering

Think of your cocktail event still to be like serving a meal, just in smaller portion sizes over a period of time. Usually you will still start with the entrees and appetisers, and work your way onto the mains. If you’re serving heated food, make sure to allow time for cooking or reheating in your schedule.

  • Have a run-sheet on the night

  • Having a run-sheet on the night will make everything much smoother and help you to keep track of how the evening/event progresses. Even if you have some leeway and flexibility built into these times, or allow for a few things to be shuffled around on the day, it’s much easier to do this if you have a list to refer to.


  • Even though it’s a stand-up event, you’ll still need to hire tables and chairs

  • Whether your event is two hours, three hours or all evening – you can’t expect your Gold Coast guests to remain standing the entire time. Just because your guests aren’t going to be having a formal sit down meal, there are plenty of other options to have tables and chairs available. Free standing cocktail bars with stools is a popular option, as is having a lower lounge area with ottomans or benches. If your event is outside and its good weather, deck chairs or acapulco chairs also look great and are a fun option.
  • Low tables and cubes

    Acapulco Chairs

Christmas is just around the corner which means, so is the festive and party season. Whether you’re planning a party for the office, a group of friends or your family, it helps to be organised. If you need party hire supplies for your event, you’ll also want to start sourcing this sooner than later to avoid any disappointment.

Here are our top tips to consider when organising your Christmas party.

1. Send out your Save the Dates ASAP

Similar to times of the year when it feels like every weekend is someone else getting married, calendars during the festive season quickly fill up.

Most work Christmas functions are held mid-week, knowing that staff are likely to have prior engagements at this time of year on the weekend.

Once you have your venue locked down, it’s advisable to send out a Save the Date as soon as possible. There are lots of easy ways to get your invitations and RSVPs out online now. If your Christmas party is with your friends or family, a Facebook event is probably easiest. If it’s for your work place, calendar invitations are great to make sure everyone has the date saved. Or if you want a fancier but still easy digital invitation, have a look at the animated invites on Paperless Post.

Source: Paperless Post

2. Make a check-list of your party hire supplies – and book as soon as you can

If your event is being held at a venue, check with them what is and isn’t supplied. If your event is at home, you’ll probably need a more comprehensive check-list. Here are some of the most standard items that you are most likely to need,

  • Tables – If it’s a sit-down function you may prefer dining or banquet tables. If it’s a cocktail event you’ll need some high tables scattered throughout the room
  • Chairs – Similarly, even if your event is not a formal sit-down meal, your guests will want chairs to rest in.
  • Glassware – Our biggest tip with glassware is to not underestimate how much you will need. A useful article to help you calculate how much glassware you will need can be read here.
  • Dancefloor – Having a dedicated dance floor space is great for coordinating your room layout, and also is a much safer option than just sectioning off an area. Most people know that they shouldn’t carry drinks across the dancefloor and will avoid using it as a thoroughfare. This is quite important to consider if this is a corporate Christmas party with OH&S liabilities.
  • Lighting – Lighting sets the tone for the whole room and atmosphere of the evening. Christmas theme is a beautiful use of lighting and will create a warm, friendly and festive atmosphere for your event.
  • Microphone and lectern – A microphone is essential if you’re planning on having speeches.
  • Staging – Will you be giving out any end of year awards to staff or team members?

3. Food and catering

If you’re hosting a low-key event with your close friends or family, you’re probably going to know what food most people do and don’t eat.

However, if this is a company event with a diversity of staff attending, you’ll need to consider this when organising your caterers. There are many religions that have dietary requirements, so for some of the menu, you’ll want to make sure it’s friendly to most requirements.

For a sit-down menu, we’d recommend asking your guests to nominate any dietary requirements in their RSVP. Don’t be shy to also ask for this though if you are hosting a cocktail function, as it will make organising much easier for you if you know for example that 20% of your guests are vegetarian.


Having a significant effect on the overall look and feel of your event, the humble chair can actually play quite a big decision when designing your event space. There are lots of great options to choose from at Chair Hire Co. Here are the most popular chair hire choices for special events:

Tiffany Chair Hire

Tiffany Chairs (or Chiavari chairs) are one of our most popular chairs hired for weddings and special events. A classic and elegant design, they suit almost any theme and are extremely comfortable with a padded seat cushion.


Folding chairs

Though they sound simple, folding chairs can actually look really classy and stylish when lined together. Plus, you’ll love how much easier they are to set-up and pack away! Chair Hire Co.’s folding chairs are padded, making them even more comfortable for your guests. The black folding chair is often used for corporate events, and white for weddings and special occasions. Some of our favourite inspiration images of folding chairs at events are,

Bentwood Chair

The Bentwood Chair is a favourite for its timelessness and it’s aluminium structure offering extra support. The rattan seat is extremely comfortable, and offers as a beautiful contrasting feature. Chair Hire Co.’s Bentwood Chairs come in white (with a white rattan seat) and dark timber brown (with beige seat). View them here. Bentwood Chairs are commonly used as designer features at the dining table, so have a warm and homely feel to your event space. Our top inspiration picks with Bentwood Chairs are simple, yet stunning styled events.

Deck Chairs

Is your event outside and you’re looking to create a casual chill-out area? Why not hire one of our funky deck chairs! They look terrific and the best bonus part is how uber comfortable they are – you may have a hard time getting your guests back up! View deck chair hire.


Tiffany chair hire for wedding events

Tiffany chairs are popular for wedding events – their classic and elegant style compliment any theme or party decor.

Tiffany chairs are also very comfortable, with cushions easily added to the seat base, easily stackable, lightweight and come in a variety of colours. They can be easily styled with a bow, sash or draped decoration, or left simply as is (which also looks great).

Check out Chair Hire Co’s range of Tiffany Chairs available for hire.

Check out some tiffany chair ideas in the photos below:

White cushions are a natural pairing for gold or dark coloured tiffany chairs. They add comfort for events where your guests will be sitting for longer periods, and are easily tied and removed with a simple knot to two sides of the chair’s backing support.

Although cushion colours do not have to be limited to plain white, this colour is most often chosen to match more formal events with white tablecloth linen, white plates and white decorative napkins for guests to create a light and elegant event theme, and in particular, outdoor weddings.

With a high back, tiffany chairs are easily decorated to suit your event’s theme or wedding decorations. Customised drapes and cloth can be easily attached to hang from the back of the chair to create beautiful and ornate decorations for your guest’s seating.

Another popular option is to hang decorative place cards for name holders or seat holders over the back.

As the backing is hollow, save for a few support peices, a beautiful interwoven drape pattern can be created by weaving yards of silk fabric between the gaps of the chair, resulting the unique pattern for weddings in the below inspiration photo:

Finally, the popularity of tiffany chairs are tied to their versatility – they work well for dining settings on both small tables and large dining hall banquets as seen in the photo below. As they are armless, tiffany chairs take up less space in large dining settings with long row tables, make it relatively easy for guests to pull in and out, but still provide a comfortable level of space when food is served.


Kids chair hire for events

When planning kids parties, specifically hiring kids chairs can be easily over looked. Whilst realistically if you’re hosting a children’s party it will be pretty difficult to get the kids to keep still and sit down, actually having enough chairs is an effective way to keep things under control!

The main two chairs that are hired for kids events are,

Kids mesh chairs
Mesh chairs are extremely comfortable, come in a variety of colours and are great for outdoor parties. We’d recommend hiring mesh chairs for events that children will be sitting down for longer periods of time.

Kids plastic chairs
Plastic chairs are the more budget option and are perfect if you’re hosting a large children’s event and want something easily transportable and stackable. Likewise, these come in a variety of colours and have arm rests to keep the littlies more comfortable.

Looking for more kids party ideas? Consider some of our hire options that are sure to make your party extra fun.

Hire a slushie machine

Everyone loves a refreshing slushie, and the kids will be mesmerised and they watch it rotate and be made in the machine dispenser. Chair Hire Co is the biggest provider of slushie machines in Australia, so you’ll be spoilt for choice with package options to suit all occasions. View slushie hire.

Fairy floss machine hire

Have you ever seen fairy floss be made? For something that looks so fancy and magical, it really is super easy to make – with the right machine of course! View fairy floss machine hire.


Hire a popcorn machine

Add some wow to a movie party or make the savoury treats more snazzy with a popcorn machine. Nothing tastes (and sounds) as good as freshly popped popcorn! View popcorn machine hire.

Chocolate fountain machines

Chocolate fountains are a fun activity for the kids, with everyone being able to have a turn at dipping their choice of treat under the deliciously freshly running melted chocolate. It can also be a sneaky way to feed them some fruits, with strawberries being a popular dipping food. View chocolate fountain hire.