Norfolk experts tell us what we need for our wedding

Planning a wedding reception and wondering where to start? We ask the professionals!

From super cool ghost chairs to traditional matching napkins and table runners, the family team at The Banqueting Hire Service can organise it all.

Whether it's a wedding party in the garden for 25 family members, taking over the village hall for 100 friends or a big society wedding in a marquee, they have extra chairs, crockery, cutlery, glasses, chair covers, dance floors and much more.


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Thinking of everything from decorating the table to what the cake will stand on and even a knife to cut it with is what they do best.

Initially a marquee hire company set up by Martin Robinson and Shaun Carrick, they found customers increasingly asking for furniture, tablecloths, bars for serving drinks and so on.

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'Banqueting Hire Service was a natural progression, which is when I asked my son to help us' said Martin.

Martin's son David now manages the company, which concentrates on what's needed inside that marquee or venue. Dad Martin looks after the logistics, Mum Lesley ensures the correct items arrive in pristine condition.

Sister Louise oversees the professional set up to ensure the venue looks fantastic.

Every party organiser, caterer or bride selects what they need, from fridges, ovens and hot cupboards for the catering to the style of cutlery and crockery, table centrepieces, linen and themed furniture. Find the team at Pulham Market, www.banquetinghire.co.uk

What's topping the best party list?

Long banqueting style tables

Lime washed chairs

Ivory as a main colour with pops of colour infused

Red and black themes for evening parties

Ghost chairs

LED colour changing bar

Items people often forget!

Champagne flutes for the toast & welcome drink

Coat rails

Serving trays

Water jugs

Table number stands

Table plan easel

Corkscrew and bottle openers

Bins for rubbish

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