Tablescape rental services are one of the fastest growing trends in the interiors world, and with good reason: hiring an elegant option for your next celebratory lunch or dinner party is a more fun, easy and – crucially – sustainable way to tap into the latest craze for elaborate tablescapes. Whether you’re after maximalist opulence for your Easter table or a more pared-back approach for a low-key dinner at home, there’s something to suit every taste. Here we’ve rounded up the finest tablescape rental companies in the capital.
The Best Tablescape Rental Services
When it comes to tablescape rentals, Maison Margaux is the most glamorous around. Founded by a team of experts who travel the world unearthing rare and unusual pieces every season, they sell everything from vintage cocktail glasses and chic crockery to fine table linens, but they also offer a range of beautiful tablescapes for hire so you can recreate their look at home for a fraction of the cost. With expertly-curated dinner sets for any occasion – their designer porcelain china from the likes of Oscar de la Renta and L’Objet are particular standouts – and handmade glassware, their stylish rentals instantly transform any table.
Founded by sisters Jemima and Alice Herbert, Lay London set out to re-imagine the way we host, offering up tablescape rental designs born from their mutual love of bold colour palettes, elegant textiles and decadent finishing touches. Their sumptuous ‘scapes are curated by the sisters themselves and have led to them becoming the fashion crowd’s rental of choice, designing show-stopping tables for the likes of By Rotation founder Eshita Kabra-Davies, Hurr and Garrard. Alongside their rentable options they also have some items available to buy, like hand-marbled Ostrich Egg candles (perfect for Easter) and colourful humbug-striped tumblers.
Duchess & Butler
This tablescape rental company and event design house specialises in weddings, where their highly stylised tables proved so popular that they decided to launch a rental service, so fans of their decadent approach could bring the same aesthetic to their home entertaining. With opulent pieces hand-picked from all over the UK and beyond – think vintage lace and antique silver charger plates, Fiori crystal glasses and mother of pearl cutlery – you can either mix and match a range of pieces or choose from one of the themed tablescapes on their website.
Launched by lifelong friends Benita Tibb and Rakhi Malde, Shoreditch-based brand The Clicc specialises in on-trend, seasonal tablescapes with four different options available to hire: Winter, made up of rich golds and greens; elegantly monochromatic Dusk; the jute and pampas accents of Bloom; and their newest addition, Joy, a spring-like tableaux that comes with gingham napkins and a selection of dried flowers from Shida. Each of their tablescapes comes with an illustrated step-by-step guide to help you recreate the look as expertly as possible, and there’s the option to add on fresh flowers as part of the package.
Founded by three sisters – Tina, Manisha and Jennica – with backgrounds in fashion, Cushte have created their colour-filled tablespaces for events in some of London’s top restaurants, from Quaglino’s to Madhu’s of Mayfair. Their tablescape rentals are great if you want someone to take the hassle out of organising for you – simply get in touch with the colours and styles that you like and they’ll pull together a tablescape to suit you, complete with luxury table linens and runners, dinnerware, glassware and fresh flowers.
Beyond The Table
For a truly bespoke option, head to Beyond The Table, where founder Sarah Freeman will work with you directly to create a tailor-made tablescape to suit your event, theme and season. With a refined, pared-back aesthetic, their tablescape rentals come with plenty of personal touches, including beautifully designed menu cards, fresh flowers and party favours. Sarah also hosts regular tablescaping workshops, where you can learn how to add your own final flourishes to your big event.