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Vintage China Hire

Kilcooley Women’s Centre has collected an extensive set of vintage china which is offered for hire.  Perfect to dress your event, should that be a wedding, Christening, party, afternoon tea or celebration.  Transform your table settings with Royal Doulton and other delicate china pieces.

Items available for hire include beautiful teacups, saucers, side plates, cake stands, milk jugs, sugar bowls, tea/coffee pots and accessories.  Give that family get-to-gether the vintage touch.  We can also assist in the planning of your event.

Hire Times
A standard order will be on hire to you for 3 days. Any extra time required may incur a surcharge but this will be discussed at the time of order. 

Delivery or Collection
We are very happy for you to collect your crockery and accessories from the address stipulated at the time of your order, therefore avoiding any delivery or collection charges. However if you prefer for us to deliver and collect the goods for you there is a £20 delivery charge and £20 collection charge within a 60 mile radius of BT19. Outside of this area we will speak to you to discuss the delivery/collection charge at the time of your order. We are very happy to deliver anywhere in Northern Ireland and will aim to keep delivery costs to a minimum at all times.

If you have to cancel your order and you do so within 30 day of the agreed delivery/collection date then you will incur no charge and your deposit will be returned in full. However if cancellation takes place within 30 days of the agreed delivery/collection date your 50% pre paid deposit is non-returnable. Please make your cancellation in writing via Royal Mail to the stipulated address given on your order confirmation.

All of your items will be packaged carefully and must be returned to us having been repackaged with due care and placed back into their original boxes or crates. The crockery is obviously fragile 

Please make sure that any linen is dry and free of debris before being packed away. If tablecloths and napkins are left damp they are highly susceptible to mildew. Damage caused by mildew, cigarettes, candle burns, or heavy staining will be charged at full replacement cost which is £20 per cloth..

Charges and Damages
When your order is placed with us you will be asked to secure it with a 50% payment of the value of your total order.  The balance will then be payable 30 days prior to your delivery date.  In addition there will be a standard damage deposit (dependent on the size of your order and pieces booked) which is payable at the same time as your balance in cash.  The cash will be returned once all items have been checked and the order is deemed to be complete and in good order.   If there is any damage or breakage upon return of your order,  each item will be deducted from the damage deposit. Table linen is charged at a value of £20 per tablecloth if stained or damaged.  Crockery and glassware returned chipped will be charged as broken.

Checking and Signing
It is very important that you check your items carefully upon delivery and sign the accompanying delivery note accordingly. Please bring to our attention any problem with your delivery at this time.  We are unable to accept no responsibility for damage or injury caused to person or product as a result of this hire arrangement, unless negligence on the part of KWC can be shown. All goods are hired and are the responsibility of the hirer until they are returned to KWC


Upon signing you are fully responsible for the care of all items and are expected to return them to KWC in good order. 


As previously mentioned we are very happy to take care of the cleaning of all items upon their return. Please scrape all surfaces clean of food before repackaging. Vintage china is not suitable for dishwasher and the washing charge is included within the hire fee.  

For your peace of mind we strongly recommend that a suitable insurance be taken out by yourself as all equipment is the responsibility of the hirer until return or collection, including equipment left at other premises.  Any losses, damage or breakages will be charged accordingly.

  • Refundable damages deposit of £50 to £200 (depending on party size and payable when we deliver your china)