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As well as putting on our own events, we are able to offer equipment hire, event team hire and venue hire to help bring your own events to life!

Equipment Hire

As an event team that delivers some of the county’s largest events you can imagine how much equipment our storage facility holds! As long as our equipment isn’t in use, it is available to hire for commercial purposes.

Equipment available for hire:

• Gazebos (3m x 3m)
• Gazebo accessories (sides and gutters)
• Weights
• Tables
• Chairs
• Radios
• Pedestrian barrier
• Cones
• Fire extinguishers

To find out more and discuss hire fees for any of the above equipment please get in touch with us on

Event Team Hire

Ipswich Borough Council hosts the county’s most experienced team of event planners. A small but dedicated team that plans, executes and delivers some of the county’s largest free and ticketed events, we often find ourselves in a position of working alongside or providing advice to other event organisers.

Do you have an event that you would like us to help you deliver? Our team works with a number of event planners to help deliver large scale and smaller events such as May Day, Indian Summer Mela, One Big Multicultural Festival and Great East Run. Our skilled team can help you with any aspect of event planning, delivery or evaluation.

Our services:

• Completion of your Event Safety Management Plan
• Mapping services
• Event planning and delivery consultation (covers all aspects inc. crowd control, event safety, compliance, marketing and barrier plans)
• Marketing your event
• Site logistics
• Event services and contractors
• Compliance
• Activity and interaction planning
• Land hire
• Crowd control
• Equipment hire
• Event control
• Evaluation techniques
• Traffic Management and Road Closure advice
• Waste Provision – Bins & Cleansing

To find out more about how to tap into our professional expertise or work in partnership with us at your event, contact us on

Outdoor Venue and Park Hire

Make a lasting impression and use one of our picturesque outdoor spaces to attract participants to your event. All of our venues are conveniently located near transport links in and around the town centre and across wider Ipswich.

Outdoor spaces available to hire:

Alderman Road Recreation Ground
Alexandra Park
Bourne Park
Castle Hill Recreation Ground
Chantry Park
Christchurch Park
Cobham Road Recreation Ground (St Augustines Green)
Dumbarton Road Recreation Ground
Gippeswyk Park
Holywells Park
Landseer Park
Murrayside Park
Orwell Country Park
Ravenswood Village Green
Whitehouse Park

How to hire:

To hire one of our parks or open spaces you will need to complete our online form. Please note there is an administration application fee payable upon receipt of your event application form. This is £20 for charity and not for profit organisations and £40 for commercial events. The park hire fee will vary depending on the size of your event.

If you’re looking to include a firework display as part of your event then you will need to submit a fireworks notification form instead of the parks and open spaces hire form.

Please select from one of the below two options:

Park hire and open spaces online form, excluding firework display 

Park hire and open spaces online form, including firework display

For more information about hiring one of our parks and outdoor spaces please find a link to our information pack for hirers here.

For further information about hiring one of Ipswich Borough Council’s indoor venues, listed below, please visit the Venues Ipswich website.

Indoor venues:

• Town Hall
• Corn Exchange
• Christchurch Mansion
• Ipswich Museum
• Ipswich Art Gallery
• Holywells Orangery & Walled Garden
• Reg Driver Centre
• Ip-City Centre
• Sports Centres & Swimming Pools
• Ransomes Sports Pavilion
• Regent Theatre