Do I have to collect/return the china?
Depending on location, I will normally organise delivery of the chinaware the day before the event myself or by courier. It will be collected from the venue the following day.
Who sets up the China?
If the china is delivered to a hotel (by prior agreement), the staff would normally set up the tea reception or tables. However, if you would like Mrs Doyle’s Vintage China to do this for you, this can be arranged for a fee.
I am based in the NW but am happy to deliver china anywhere in Ireland. However, venues over an hour’s drive would incur an additional delivery/collection fee.
How do I need to return the China?
Clients/the venue are not expected to wash the china. In fact, I would prefer to wash the delicate china myself so the staff just need to re-pack all the items carefully in the original boxes/packaging for collection. Plates simply need to be dry wiped and the cups emptied before carefully placing them in the containers/crates they came in.
Can I select what China I wish to hire?
My vintage china collection is growing and whilst clients may have a colour preference, it is not always feasible to hand pick or select specific china pieces. If you have a colour in mind, I will try to accommodate this. However, all the china I have is pretty, elegant and very beautiful so, rest assured, your event will be enhanced by each and every piece chosen by me.
What costs are involved if I book with Mrs Doyle’s Vintage China?
For the hire of china, a ‘save the date’ deposit of €50 is required on confirmation of booking. The balance of the hire (including any delivery/collection costs) agreed is due 1 month prior to the event. There is also a fully refundable deposit due when the balance is being paid. Any breakages or mislaid items (which is very rare) will incur a reasonable charge and this will be taken out of the deposit.
Any questions not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact me using the contact form,email address or mobile number. I am only too happy to answer any questions you many have.