• Hire Period
    The prices listed are for 1-3 day's hire depending on the nature of your event (e.g. delivery day, your event day and collection). Longer hire periods can be quoted for. If possible we can deliver and collect on the same day if this is more convenient for you, the price remains the same. Washing up is included in the price, we prefer to do this ourselves.
  • Payment
    To secure your booking we require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total charge.

    The balance is to be paid 14 days prior to your event along with a £100 damage deposit.
  • Cancellation
    Cancellation charges of 50% of the total charge will apply between 7-13 days or 100% within 7 days of the hire date.

    Cancellation must be made by letter or email and any outstanding payment settled.
  • Delivery and Collection
    We will deliver and collect orders free of charge within 10 miles of Bedford. Deliveries outside this area will be charged.

    If your event is more than 50 miles away from Bedford please contact us before placing the order.

    Please check your order carefully on delivery and sign the delivery note to confirm that all is in order. We cannot accept any faults or discrepancies notified after items have been signed for.

    All items hired from Vintage Party Services remain the responsibility of the hirer, including if left at other premises, until return or collection. This includes loss or breakages.

    We ask hirers not to wash or clean any of the items after use; cleaning costs are incorporated into the hire fees but please scrape plates, empty sugar bowls, jugs and teapots before collection.
  • Condition of Goods
    Due to the nature of vintage items there may be signs of wear, such as to the gilt but there will be no chips of cracks to the china.

    The hirer is responsible for the safe keeping of all goods and packaging on hire from the time they are delivered or collected, until all goods are collected or returned. In view that the china is more fragile than commercial use crockery please ensure you take care when handling.
  • Damage Deposit
    A damage deposit of £50/£100 (depending on the quantity) is required and will be returned when all items have been returned and checked. The damage deposit is paid at the same time as the balance of payment i.e. 14 days before your event. In the event of items of china being broken these must be returned to Vintage Party Services wrapped in paper.
  • The loss or damage charges are
    Cup or Saucer - £4.00
    Plates, Sugar bowls and Milk jugs - £6.00
    Teapots & Coffee pots - £25
    Cake Stands - £25
    Sugar Tongs - £10
    Spoons/Cake Forks - £5
    Round white tablecloths (Medium size: 70in/178cm) - £20
    Napkins white large - £5
    £15.00 per length of bunting if permanently stained or damaged
  • Disclaimer
    Goods are hired under the hirer's responsibility, therefore Vintage Party Services accepts no responsibility or liability for any damage or injury caused by the items hired, however caused.

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