As one of the most charming and stylish cities on the South Coast, Chichester is a combination of vibrant urban living with the rural delights of West Sussex. This makes it a fantastic backdrop for your next event! And, it couldn’t be easier with the Grizzly Bear Events team offering event hire in Chichester to ensure your event runs smoothly.
Why choose Chichester?
With great transportation links, Chichester is just a stone’s throw away from the nearby capital. It’s therefore ideally situated for guests around the South yet is a world away from the hustle and bustle of London. Instead, those in attendance can enjoy the glorious coastline and magnificent South Downs.
Chichester offers a variety of different venues too, and these lend themselves fantastically to our rental equipment. You can completely transform the overall feel of an occasion by cleverly utilising our event equipment hire in Chichester. But, how exactly can you do this? Often, equipment such as generators, lighting and chillers are overlooked in favour of other event elements at first, but we do advise you to book for your occasion as soon as possible before the diary is full.
Make your event stand out from the rest by streamlining the celebrations and considering every detail. Whilst experienced event planners may be aware of the in’s and out’s of an event, many new to the industry, DIY weding organisation or those operating within a budget may think these are certain areas that can be bypassed.
But, it’s important to remember rental equipment is the make or break! No one wants to be served a room-temperature cocktail or melted ice cream, nor do they want to be shivering away all evening!
Planning a celebration? Use these handy top tips as a checklist for event hire in Chichester
Our team have put together this handy checklist to ensure nothing slips through the cracks. A key point is to ensure you work backwards from your event, identifying the timeline and allowing enough time prior to the actual date.
1. Understand how you want your event to feel
This step is commonly overlooked but it’s highly recommended you consider the objectives and desired outcome of your event. Failure to do so could result in a mismatch of themes, leading to confusion and potentially unnecessary spending. Or even a complete lack of theme if you don’t plan ahead!
Once you understand the end result, identify what it is you need from each supplier. Like ourselves, there are a variety of companies around Chichester that know the area well and will be able to offer you support and guidance. We all have a little black book of go to event venues and complimentary suppliers to match your event style. Let us know if you need advice on suppliers for other aspects of your event, we’re more than happy to help!
2. Set a budget
Establishing your overall budget is one of the most important steps in the planning process. Many great ideas fall by the wayside once all costs are added up. Or, if a budget is not properly managed, you may blow the majority on one aspect of the event, leaving you with little for the remaining elements. We would always suggest focusing on the key aspects like venue, power, refrigeration and decor first before the final touches.
3. Research companies and ask for quotes
When looking at event hire in Chichester, it’s vital you look for local suppliers and gather quotes from each. Not only should you be looking at the information available to you on the internet, but you should also contact each to begin building up relationships. Remember, whilst cost is an important factor, it should not be the only factor you base your decision upon! This is very true in the events industry as some companies do not have up to date or new equipment.
Do they get back to you quickly or leave you waiting for weeks at a time? Whilst the event industry is very busy and suppliers struggle to always dedicate time to reply, customer service is of the utmost importance. So, notice the treatment you receive, particularly in these initial stages.
Here at Grizzly Bear Events, our customer always comes first – and our 5* reviews are a credit to our dedication! If you need event hire in Chichester, we can ensure your event runs smoothly. Have an emergency requirement? We can help you there too, just get in touch with our team.
What’s our experience in the area?
The Grizzly Bear Events crew have been active in the Chichester area for over 12 years. You can rest assured we’ll be able to deliver upon your requirements to ensure your event in the area is a success.
Particularly if you aren’t local to the area, it can be daunting trying to figure out who you should work with – choosing a supplier can be like trying to figure your way through a maze! Utilising experience and expertise, we’re on hand to answer any questions you may have – we can even recommend marquee companies, posh or festival toilets, caterers and more if you are at a loss of where to turn.
For your heater, chiller, generator and lighting requirements, partner with the professionals in Chichester and choose our friendly Grizzly Bear Events team – we promise we’re not as ‘grizzly’ as we sound!
Check out a few of our recent case studies for further information:
We provided a generator and long-run fuel tank for a corporate law firm camping weekend away. Many people don’t consider a generator for camping but this can ensure your guest’s comfort, especially as night draws in and the evening cools off where heating is also required.
Goodwood ‘Over the Road’ Catering for Gausto Restaurant:
The team provided a 4m chiller trailer to keep food refrigerated before services. Keep your catering fresh to ensure it is presented as should be. Not only does a chiller keep food fresh but it can also act as additional storage too.
Rectory Meadow Wedding Venue, Bosham:
For this stunning wedding venue, we were on-site with a 3m chiller, generator and our stunning outdoor lighting to really bring the space to life. Lighting can be a great touch to any event – transforming how the venue looks and feels.
Priory Park, Chichester:
For a Queen tribute music concert, we were on-hand with a chiller for a bar company (Nobody wants a warm wine or beer!) So, ensure you are covered with a chiller and store away drinks to keep them icy cool and refreshing for when you want to serve them.