Back in 1986, I set-up a mobile disco, providing entertainment for parties, weddings and events, across Yorkshire.
As my reputation grew I accepted jobs as far away as Plymouth in the south and Perth, Scotland, in the north.
After a few years of standing behind the decks at parties, looking out across one marquee after another, I made the decision to start my own party planning business, ‘The Classic Party Company’.
I purchased a brace of marquees in 1993 along with a few hundred chairs, tables and accessories.
After spending the next 8 years marqueeing (new verb!) and furnishing by day, DJ’ing by night, I decided I needed to streamline my operation – I wasn’t getting any sleep!
In 2001, I made the decision to sell our marquees and pack in the constant DJing, whilst I was still sane.
Having already built up a large stock of event furniture and long list of regular clients, it was an easy decision to build on that area of the business. This was renamed ‘Black Event Furniture’, known by most as just ‘Black’. I liked the name – it was short and gave me an excuse to stick my name all over the sides of my vans and lorries.
We now stock over 20,000 chairs, more than 1000 tables, and, in the middle of summer deliver to over 50 events a week with our fleet of 10 delivery vehicles.
Since 1993, we have supplied over 10,000 weddings. That’s a lot of bride’s mothers to keep happy, something we strive to do week after week.
Our chairs have been sat on by almost every Royal you could name along with countless A list celebrities,
frequently you can catch a glimpse of our furniture in Hello or OK magazine.
Many hire companies offer a ‘single point drop off’ service’, leaving you one more job to do on your important day. Is this the service you’re looking for?
At Black Event Furniture our staff will place your furniture where you want it and set it up ready for your event.
We’ll deliver and collect at a time that suits you. If it has to be 4am, that’s fine (although you may have to pay a small subsidy for this!). We don’t charge extra for Sunday collections.
We continue to be the leading furniture hire company in the North of England. If you’re looking for the best chairs for your event and want a professional, reliable service with real peace of mind – we won’t let you down.