Terms & Conditions

Our hire period for the use of the crockery is 1-3 days.  If you need items for longer, we are happy to discuss this.


  • The prices listed are for one days hire, which covers 3 days (e.g delivery, your event, collection).

  • All items remain the property of Simply Vintage at all times.

  • A deposit of 50% is required when placing an order.  This will secure the booking. You can cancel your order anytime, but your deposit is non-refundable if you cancel less than 30 days prior to your event. Cancellation must be made by email. 

  • We will contact you prior to the date of delivery just to re-confirm and finalise arrangements.  Remaining balance to be paid 7 days prior to delivery. We accept payment through bank transfer and Paypal only.  Our minimum order is £30 and we can cater for up to 120 guests.

  • If you decide you would like additional items after booking, please let us know and we will try to accommodate where possible.

  • Due to the nature of vintage items, there may be signs of wear, such as to gilt, but there will be no chips or cracks to the china.

  • We will always be able to offer matching trios, but due to the vintage nature of the china, we cannot guarantee large quantities of one style or one particular colour.

  • All items hired from Simply Vintage remain the responsibility of the hirer, including if left at other premises, until return or collection. This includes loss or breakages.

  • A printed inventory of hired items will be signed by the hirer and Simply Vintage at the point of delivery and collection.

  • Simply Vintage will accept no responsibility in the event of any injury or damages caused by the hire equipment.

  • A damage deposit is required by separate payment prior to delivery of the items, and will be refunded when all items have been returned and checked. The deposit is £50 for up to 24 persons and £100 for orders of 24 and above. For orders of £200 or more the deposit will be 50% of the total hire charge. You are liable for any loss, breakages, cracks or chips of any crockery or goods. The deposit must be in the form of bank transfer together with your final payment and will be refunded by bank transfer, usually within 48hrs of return. If something is missing, damaged or broken the following charges will apply -

  • Cups, Saucers, Small Plates £7

  • Sugar Bowls and Jugs £7

  • Cake Plates & Cake Stands £15

  • Teapots £35-£55

  • Champagne Flutes/Coupes £7

  • Missing cutlery : Gold £15, Silver £10

  • Tablecloths £10

  • Small Vases £3

*Please do not place any items in a dishwasher or microwave*


  • Delivery is free for orders over £50 within a 5 mile radius of Orpington.

  • Orders between 5 - 10 miles or under £50 are charged at £5 each way

  • Orders below £50 and in excess of 10 miles are available for customer collection/return only

  • Orders over 10 miles are charged at 0.50p per mile or £5 each way, whichever is greater

  • Orders in excess of 50 miles will have a £10 surcharge in addition to mileage..

  • Alternatively, you are very welcome to collect from us!

​And the good bits ...

  • We will do all the washing up for free, but please scrape plates, empty sugar bowls, jugs and teapots before re-packing or a cleaning surcharge may apply. Also, please wrap teapots and lids separately to avoid breakages in transportation and for hygiene purposes the gold-plated cutlery must be hand washed by the client, or tarnishing may occur.