Vintage China, Crockery, Glassware Event Hire


Some testimonials from a selection of our lovely clients

I cannot recommend highly enough. Not only for the beautiful china and gorgeous props but for Lesley herself. As Mother of the Bride I felt I needed to be in several places at once on the morning of the wedding, checking the church, personalising the venue for the reception, when all I really wanted was to be with my daughter. Well Lesley made that happen for me.

Lesley took time to understand our theme and we shared pictures and ideas all the way up to the day. She was gracious with fluctuating numbers and an unsociable start time. For me the laying and collection service was just perfect. Lesley knew the look and feel of what we wanted and just got on and created it. She combined our pieces with hers and created exactly what we had dreamed. She was totally self sufficient, quietly creating magic. She clearly loves what she does as she went way beyond what we expected. The end result was spectacular. I remember popping my head in feeling anxious and I caught my breath, so lovely.

I also commend her because the morning of the wedding was swirling snow, falling heavily on a previous days snowfall. It would have been totally understandable if she had felt it unwise to travel, but no, she was there and well under way before my daughter and I arrived for breakfast. There aren't many bargains to be had when planning a wedding but this as a product and a service was the 'value for money' star of our wedding.

Wendy, Mother of the Bride

If you are organising a vintage wedding I would highly recommend It's a treasure trove of wonderful timeless items, with everything you need to inspire and delight. Lesley is wonderful to work with, very knowledgeable and really knows her stuff! Nothing is too much trouble, and she is great at sourcing those hard to find items. The overall service I received from on behalf of my clients was second to none and I would have no hesitation in using them again.

Lester Gethings - No 10 Wedding Design and Management

Lesley is the person every bride-to-be looking for a vintage style wedding needs in their life! I cannot recommend this wonderful lady enough. She was on hand for every single idea I had in mind and where she didn't have it she was never afraid to either find a way of putting her own hand to it, or recommending someone else who could.

Planning our wedding was such a joy because of how trustworthy and helpful Lesley was. Everything that was beautiful on our day pretty much came from Lesley's vintage treasure trove! She was even on hand for last minute things and she was never more than happy to try and help. Even when we decided to fire our caterer two weeks before our wedding day (as you do!) Lesley became my sounding board as we pulled together a plan B. She went above and beyond to ensure that we had whatever we needed for our day to be as we hoped. And it really was. For that, we are eternally grateful.

Jen and Jon

Lesley was absolutely brilliant from the moment we got in touch to the wedding day. She was on hand to help me all the way through my journey! Lesley spent so much time paying attention to detail. On the wedding day she went above and beyond any expectations I had from laying the tables to even at one point helping me arrange my flowers. I couldn’t have done it without her and I was thrilled with the outcome, the tables looked stunning!

Kelley's Wedding at Lemore Manor, Herefordshire

Just a note to say thankyou so much for supplying the china for my daughter Amelia's wedding on Saturday. An extra special thank you for all your patience with the booking and alterations. The china was wonderful! Almost every guest commented on it - its delicacy and variety. I hoped the 'grannies' would love it but in fact so many of the young guests enjoyed it even more! I wanted you to know how much we appreciated your service.

Helen, on organising her daughter Amelia's wedding

We used's china for a pop up tearooms we ran in the July 2012. It is fantastic company which as an absolutely amazing collection of beautiful china and cutlery that is perfect for all types of vintage events. Lesley is super lovely and kindly helped advise us on which type of china we should use to compliment the look of our tearooms. I am so glad we had on board, our pop up event wouldn't have been the same without it.

Pia Cato - The Vanilla Pod Bakery

Just a little note to say thank you so much for providing the china for our big day, and for setting everything up so beautifully. Your service was second to none, and the china was just perfect, helping to create the vintage feel we were striving for. Thanks for everything

Amy and Justin

Thank you so much for everything you did to help make our wedding day the best of our lives. Your communication leading up to the big day was always friendly and extremely prompt and you put our minds at ease that everything would run smoothly and look great when the day came - and it did. Your advice was always spot on with what bits and bobs would add to the whole effect and above all, the crockery is absolutely beautiful and a real talking point for our guests. We cannot thank you enough and would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone in the future

Danni & Daryl

The Crockery made a very big impact!

Maiko's mum had a "proper English Tea" on her wish list of things to do on the trip and though we had originally planned to take them to the Ritz or the Dorchester for afternoon tea. I told her we would be able to tick that box in the Cotswolds and that's exactly what happened. For her first and possibly only time to visit England, her fantasy of a civilized English morning tea was realised with the sets on the tables and the tiered racks for scones and cakes. The Japanese love the stories behind objects and particularly attention to details.

Jane Windle-Hartshorn who organised her Brother and Sister-in-law's English Wedding Reception

I was extremely happy with the service that thevintagehire provided. I will be recommending to all my friends. The china we hired was absolutely beautiful and really made our wedding special. Thank you so much.

Sarah, Vintage bride

We just wanted to thank you for the fabulous service and crockery that you provided for our daughter's Christening. From your prompt replies, to the beautiful crockery and problem free delivery/collection... the service was just great and a reasonable price, plus you do the washing up!! We would definitely use the service again...thanks so much

Susie & James, Malvern

Thanks Lesley! I can honestly say that coming over to you for the welcome of tea laid on your kitchen table and gasping as you as you opened one cupboard after another of the most beautiful china was the day I've enjoyed most during these wedding preparations. Seventh Heaven for me.

Penelope, mother of the bride