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If you are thinking about booking a photo booth for your wedding or event you will obviously have lots of questions. We have included some of the most commonly asked questions about our photo booths for you below, along with the corresponding answers. In the event that your question isn’t answered below, please get in touch and hopefully we can help. Our email address is hello@banterinthebooth.co.uk

Frequently asked questions about Photo booth hire in Essex

Where are you based? What areas do you cover?

We are based in Upminster, Essex. We can provide you with a photo booth in Essex and any of the surrounding counties.

How much does it cost to hire a photo booth from Banter in the Booth?

We try to make our pricing as transparent as possible, so you can find our package options clearly listed on our pricing page. Hire of one of our photo booths in Essex starts at just £250, with packages up to £500 available depending on any extras you’d like to include.

Do you charge for set up or delivery?

No. All of our packages include free set up and delivery providing your event takes place within 30 miles of our base location in Upminster Essex. This allows us to cover most of Essex as standard. We are more than happy to cover events further afield, but a travel subsidy of £0.45 per additional mile may apply.

How long will we have the photo booth for?

2-3 hours, depending on your package choice. This is your booth time. We do not include the set up or take down time as part of your time allowance. If you need the booth for a little longer, additional hours can also be added.

Should I add extra hours to my booking?

In most cases 3 hours should offer ample coverage for events with up to 120(ish) guests. If you have a larger event, we’d recommend adding an extra hour so as many of your guests as possible can make use of the photo booth.

How many prints will we get?

Our most popular photo booth package options include unlimited prints. These are the most cost effective option. As such, how many prints you get will depend on how busy the booth is and how much fun your guests are having! With our top package (The Gilbert Special) you’ll also receive an additional print for your guestbook.

Do we get an attendant with our photo booth booking?

Yes. All of our packages included attended service. Attendants are there to set up and test the booth, put out props and replenish where necessary. If you’ve booked a package that includes a guestbook they will also print a second copy and secure it in the guestbook for you.

Do we need to provide the attendant with anything, such as drinks?

As most venues are licensed premises, unfortunately we are rarely allowed to bring our own drinks on site. As such we kindly ask that soft drinks are made available throughout the event so we can continue to work at our best.

When will we receive our online gallery?

If your package includes an online gallery, we aim to have it online within 24 hours of your event end. In some cases it may take as long as 48 hours to fully upload. During your event we will provide cards with your unique gallery URL on so that your guests can access the images. We will also post photos from the evening on our Facebook page for easy social media sharing. Be sure to check out our page and tag your guests!

Do you provide the props?

Yes, if you’d like. We do not charge any extra for this. We have a vast and varied selection of props ranging from frames and masks, through to wigs and inflatables…to name a few!

Not all events will want or require props- some proms or formal events for example may wish to enjoy the booth without props. That is absolutely fine too!

Do you offer any other services?

We can offer a range of optional extras to enhance your photo booth booking. These include guest books, additional hours, custom backdrops and more.

We do not offer additional services however, such as DJ hire for example. We specialise in photo booth hire in Essex and feel it’s better to be a specialist in a particular area than to be a jack of all trades. We know our business inside out and we’re very proud of this.

Do photo booth hire cost more for weddings?

No. Our photo booth prices are the same no matter what the event or occasion.

If you have not worked at my venue before, will you visit in advance?

No. Unless it’s a very unique set of circumstances it is very rarely ever necessary to undertake a site visit. Photo booths are now a staple at most weddings and events so more often than not there will already be a designated spot for the photo booth. All you need to do is make sure there is sufficient space and access to an electrical supply for us to use and we’re good to go. In the event that you or your venue insist a site visit is under taken, these are chargeable.

What time will you set up?

This very much depends on your event start and end time and how long you have booked us for. For a wedding for example, we would usually advise that your booth is in use from around 8-11pm as by this time your evening guests will have likely arrived and the party will have started. This tends to allow us to arrive and get set up during your room turn around time and pack away during the tail end of your evening celebration when everyone is on the dance floor anyway. However, this is totally up to you! For parties and other celebrations we advise that we are scheduled to finish up no later than 1 hour before the “end time”.

Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured for public liability, indemnity and equipment cover. All of our equipment is also PAT tested and we are happy to provide evidence of this if required.

Do you require a deposit?

We require a non-refundable booking fee in order to secure your date in our diary. This fee will reserve your booking with us. The fee to secure your date with us is £100.

How do I book?

If you’d like to book, all you need to do is send us an email saying so. Providing we have availability on your date we will send you the link to our online booking system. This will allow you to complete your booking online.

Will we need to sign a contract?

Yes. Any reputable business will provide you with a contract. This will outline your package choice, our responsibilities as a service provider and your responsibilities as a client. You can sign, save and download your contract as part of the booking process.