ABOUT US

About Us
Keri Party Hire was set up by three awesome ladies a few years ago and is now run by
husband-and-wife team Chris and Jo Page.

Chris and Jo moved their young family to Kerikeri from Auckland to bring their flair and great customer service to the local party-hire industry.

Chris is an actor with stacks of experience in events and marquee wrangling. He’s your man if you need a marquee up, lights lit, or if your emcee cancels at the last minute. 

Jo’s background is in writing and radio. She’s known for her attention to detail and creative streak. Jo takes care of all the organising, the hire costings, and styling. If it needs remembering, it’s on her list.

Both Chris and Jo are happy to help whatever your hire needs. They can handle anything from a few cups and saucers for a morning tea, to a  250-person event. And they can put you in touch with local florists, caterers, DJs, entertainers….

Pop in and say hi when you’re passing! 

Got a question? We may have the answer here… 

How many people can I fit on your 1.8m trestle table?
6-8. You can have three on each side and one on each end.


What if I join them up?
Work with three on each side. You can also get someone in the gap. It’s worth sketching it out!


How many people can I get around a 1.8m round table?
We recommend 8-10. More than 10 and it’s a tight squeeze.


What about the 1.2m round table?
4-6.


How many trestle tables will I need for a top table at my wedding?
It depends how big the bridal party is. Aim for three people per table.


How many tables should I allow for the buffet and bar?
We suggest 2-3 tables for the buffet (check with you caterer), and one for the bar.


What kind of lighting will I need for a marquee?
Two triple-bulb marquee lights and two single-bulb marquee lights are all you need to light our double marquee. Don’t forget to add atmosphere with fairy lights!


How do I lay the table properly?

When should I book?
The more notice you can give the better. Our peak season is November to April and it fills quickly. That said, if you have something coming up soon, call us. We’ll do our very best to help!


When do I pay you?
We need full payment before you take your hire. A 10% deposit secures your hire. Then 40% of the total is due two months before your event, and the balance is due one month beforehand.


What’s the bond for?
It’s a fact of life that things get broken or soiled when you have a party. We know that, but we also have to make sure we have enough stock for our other customers. Your bond means we can replace broken glasses, etc. And it covers additional cleaning costs if things come back soiled.

We refund your bond into your nominated account once your hire comes back in good condition.


Do you deliver?
We certainly do! Ask about our delivery charges when you call.


Can I just put my hire stuff on the back of a trailer?
You can – if the trailer is lined and everything is well secured. We ask that you cover everything with something waterproof as some furniture will swell and split if wet.


Can you set up my venue? And pack it up again?
Absolutely! We offer a table and room-dressing service for $100 an hour (that’s for three people). There’s a minimum charge of three hours.


Do I have to bring everything back washed?
No. Please rinse all crockery and cutlery – there’s nothing worse than two-day-old smoked salmon scraps – and stack glasses upright in the glass trays we provide. We’ll do the rest.

We also clean all the linen for you so you can relax.


I can’t find what I want. Do you have it? Can you get it?
Just ask! We’re always adding to our stock. If we don’t have something we’ll do our best to find it for you.   

Enquire about our wedding ceremony
and reception packages
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