While the trend for ever-more elaborate tablescapes looks set to stay, that doesn’t mean you have to rush out and invest in a whole host of new crockery and glassware. Instead, why not look to one of London’s tablescape rental services and hire an elegant option for the night: more fun, less fuss and – crucially – more sustainable. Whether you’re after maximalist opulence for your festive 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
Founded by a team of experts who travel the world unearthing rare and unusual pieces every season, Maison Margaux sells 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 glamorous 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 rentable tablescape 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 and model Sarah Ann-Macklin. Alongside their rentable options they also have some items available to buy, like marbled ribbon candles and colourful humbug-striped tumblers.
This 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, The Clicc specialises in on-trend, seasonal tablescapes with three different options available to hire: Winter, made up of deep reds mixed with vibrant greens and dashes of orange, elegantly monochromatic Dusk, and Bloom, their most popular option, which features rich golds with jute and pampas accents. 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.
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 rentable tablescapes (currently available in south London and the neighbouring areas) come with plenty of personal touches, including beautifully designed menu cards, fresh flowers and party favours, and they’ve recently partnered with textile designer Jules Hoelzel to create bespoke printed and hand-finished tablecloths to add a final flourish to your big event.