Meet Judi and Kris, the masterminds behind Hampton Event Hire, who are definitely about to become your go to for any wedding furniture hire in the South Queensland area. So if you are planning a luxe event in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Byron Bay or further south, this is a must-read for you!
Introduce yourself and Hampton Event Hire.
We are Judi and Kris Watts, business owners and creative directors at Hampton Event Hire. We have a small but very passionate office team, a dedicated crew of amazing drivers, and our warehouse staff who keep everything in tip-top shape. And of course, our two trucks Thunder & Lightning!
Why did you start Hampton Event Hire?
Hampton Event Hire was born almost 6 years ago now, after planning our own wedding and struggling to find any furniture or decor options that didn’t include chair covers or plastic trestle tables! There was just nothing available that reflected our style or who we were as a couple. The serious lack of options was frustrating, and I knew we couldn’t be the only ones feeling the same way.
It started by purchasing some old dining chairs and crockery from op-shops, which then turned into a storage shed full of furniture, which then escalated into one warehouse after another… and now here we are in our biggest warehouse yet, with thousands of beautiful and bespoke pieces in our range! It goes without saying that there were plenty of brides in the same boat, wanting some more stylish and creative options when it came to furniture hire for their own weddings.
What gap in the party market does Hampton Event Hire fill?
We see ourselves as a one-stop shop for anyone planning an awesome event. We honestly believe that furniture is about more than just filling empty spaces - it’s about bringing your vision to life and creating an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
Our range is definitely a little different to others in the market. We have a strong focus on contemporary, high quality and fun pieces (no chair covers here!).
Each and every piece of inventory in our collection was purchased with intention. We are constantly brainstorming, researching the latest trends and speaking with clients to understand what people are really looking for when it comes to furniture and decor options.
All of this research has helped to create our extensive hire collection, which includes a variety of different styles to suit any kind of event. From a sleek and stylish wedding reception right through to a Tiki inspired beach party - we really do have a unique piece for every occasion.
Why should Hampton Event Hire be invited to a party?
We’ll bring the truckload of furniture you need to turn a boring party into an unforgettable one! A party just isn’t a party without an epic bar set-up, a photobooth backdrop or a comfy lounging area to chill out and refresh.
What do you find captivating about the world of events?
It’s pretty special to see how a completely blank canvas can be totally transformed in the space of a few hours, and then packed down just as quickly! It kind of blows our mind when we think about how much work is involved for each individual event.
What is your go-to party tip?
When it comes to planning a party, our top tip would have to be prioritising the areas that are going to make the biggest impact! For example, the bar is usually the centre of activity so make the most of it with a statement backdrop, bunches of blooms and some colourful glassware! And don’t forget the comfort of your guests. Make sure you have organised enough seats for tired feet, and umbrellas for shade if your event is outdoors.
What is in your party purse?
We love posting photos of the amazing events we are lucky enough to be involved in, so our iPhones would have to be number one! We’re pretty obsessed with Instagram so our feed is always jam packed full of pretty events.
What is your go-to party outfit?
Days in the warehouse are usually spent running around in activewear so it’s nice to get a little dressed up! Sometimes we are physically on-site setting up the events we are attending, so anything that can transition from day to night is usually a winner.
Describe your dance floor style.
You would probably find our team bopping around in fits of laughter, especially if our truck drivers were involved!! Now that is a sight I would LOVE to see.
What story will be told about Hampton Event Hire the day after the party?
You’ll probably hear guests raving about the awesome furniture that brought the party to life ;) In all seriousness, we do feel really humbled when our clients get in touch with us after the event with heartfelt thank-you’s. We get a lot of amazing feedback regarding both the quality of our furniture and the friendliness of our team which is always so nice to hear. It’s a pretty special industry to be involved in, and we truly love what we do!
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