make it unforgettable


At Core Event Hire we help our customers transform their vision into a reality. Using professional lighting, sound systems, staging, special effects and audio & visual equipment we can bring your event to life. From small budget private events in the local pub to high profile corporate events in national museums, we’re able to cater to events of all sizes and all budgets.
Based in Oxfordshire, Core Event Hire is able to cover the whole of the UK and provide high quality AV hire equipment for all types of events. Our friendly team have over 20 years of experience and can help you find the right audio visual solution for your event. We’ll take the time to understand your needs and provide expert advice, guidance and support to help you find the right AV equipment for your event.

your event, our expertise

At Core Event Hire we provide far more than just a dry hire service to our customers, we provide honest advice and support as well as world-class audio and visual equipment. We’re based in Oxfordshire, but regularly attend events throughout the UK.

Whether you’re looking for a party package of lighting, DJ hire and equipment, need a dance floor for a wedding or private party, or need someone who can manage all the sound, lighting and staging for a conference or corporate event, at Core Event Hire we’d be happy to help.We pride ourselves on providing an unbeatable service at a very competitive price point with no hidden extras or additional charges

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Core Event Hire was founded by Chris Sumner in 2016 after running and owning a previous company in the AV hire industry for 14 years. He has gained experience in the field with hands-on at multiple shows from a young age. 

These projects led Chris to the path of building and owning a company with creative ideas and helping people to turn their visions into reality.


With a background in music and performance events, this led naturally to promoting events from start to finish from booking acts and organising the production and even dealing with ticket sales. It’s safe to say from stage to studio to production the ideas flow easily when it comes to your event and the service you deserve.

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Wedding events are one of the biggest days of a couples lives and involve much attention to detail and only have one chance to be absolutely perfect for both the couple getting married and there family and guests, every idea from where the cake is to be situated to when the cars arrive and what the DJ plays as the first dance. 


We can offer everything from an LED dancefloor and dry ice machines for the dancing on clouds experience and evening entertainment, we have a selection of professional DJ’s we can offer who are happy to speak with you before the big day to create the ideal playlist and requests. Of course we do suggest letting the music flow and let the DJ read the dancefloor but always happy to have requests also.

got big ideas for your big day?