Event Generator Hire across Devon

Exeter Generator Hire provides reliable and super-silenced generators to power events across Devon. As a family-owned and run business, we pride ourselves on delivering a personal and caring service. With Paul and Leoni’s wealth of expertise and knowledge, we offer the best outside power solutions for parties, weddings, corporate events, concerts, festivals, and county shows.

Trust in Us

When planning an outdoor event, we understand the importance of a reliable power source. That’s why we ensure everything runs smoothly without any disasters. We even offer backup plans, such as additional generators or fuel, to give you peace of mind. Our dedicated team is always just a quick call away, ready to provide full support and assistance whenever you need us. Rest assured, our event generators are quiet, presentable, and never used on building sites. Plus, thanks to their trailer-mounted design and 4×4 towing, we can deliver them to even the most challenging terrains!


Examples of companies who put their trust in Exeter Generator Hire for their events

Royal British Legion Riders Branch (Devon)

We provided two big generators for a major Motorcycle/Music rally, with 25 Bands playing 12 hours a day in a large Marquee which needed power for all of the sound, lights and instruments.

Atlantic Village Food Festival

We provided generators to support the street food festival held in Bideford

Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry, Exeter & Plymouth

Provided a generator and event cabling for a large marquee.

Bampton Charter Fair

We supplied generators and lighting to support this event in Tiverton.

Love Brownies

Food event supplying this new company with a small generator to power their tailer


Event generator hire for large and small events

Get the Perfect Generator for Your Event

At our company, we specialize in providing generator hire services for small events, weddings, and parties. We take care of all your power needs, ensuring your event runs smoothly and seamlessly. From powering kitchens, toilets, and lighting, both inside marquees and within the grounds, to supplying cabling and power distribution, we have you covered. Our state-of-the-art generators are not only incredibly quiet but also capable of running heating, utilities, sound systems for bands or DJs, and most importantly, the bar. With our trailer-mounted generators and fleet of 4×4 vehicles, we can deliver and install your generator in any location you desire.

Are you planning an event over multiple days, such as a post-wedding lunch party or a marquee gathering for another occasion? We also offer fuel browsers for hire, perfect for when your generator needs to run for extended periods. Rest assured, our fuel browsers will keep your lights on, allowing you to enjoy your event without any interruptions. Contact us now to ensure a reliable power supply throughout your special event!

Hire Generators for Concerts, Festivals, and Shows

With our extensive fleet of generators, we are equipped to handle any large event with even the most demanding specifications. Whether it’s a concert, festival, or country show, we have the power solutions to ensure a seamless experience. Year after year, we have earned the trust of our corporate clients who rely on us for their annual events, providing reliable power to stages, lighting, sound systems, and catering.

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we also offer EV charging points for hire, contributing to the eco-consciousness of any event. For added resilience, we provide backup solutions such as additional generators and fuel browsers for extended running times, with the option of a top-up service if needed. In addition to generator hire, we offer a wide range of safe and compliant event cabling and electrical power distribution equipment for commercial events. All installations and inspections are carried out by our owner, Paul, a highly skilled electrician by trade.

The booking process to hire a generator

  1. Email or call us with the following details
    • the type and date of your event, with as much notice as possible
    • what our generator/s will need to power, such as lighting, heating, catering, bar, band, disco, toilets etc.
  2. Give us access details if the location of the event is remote 
  3. After assessing your requirements and power demands a firm quote will be given
  4. Once accepted, we require a deposit to secure our generator/s for your event
  5. Let us know the name of your marquee company and we will liaise directly with them.

We always strive to get a generator to our customers, not matter the challenge!

Please note that we are very busy throughout the year, especially in the warmer months, so advance booking is essential even a year or two ahead!

What makes Exeter Generator Hire different?

Locally owned and operated

Exeter Generator Hire is proudly owned and operated by Paul and Leoni, a dedicated husband and wife team. With their unwavering commitment to excellence, they have earned a stellar reputation as a premier generator hire service. Year after year, their loyal clients trust them implicitly, making them the go-to choice for generator hire in the South West region.

We offer reliable solutions

With an extensive background in generator hire, Paul and Leoni are experts in providing power solutions even in the most challenging locations. They will carefully assess your specific needs and guide you through the process of selecting the perfect equipment to meet your outdoor power requirements. Whether it's for a wedding, party, festival, or county show, rest assured that we will deliver the necessary power capacity and cabling to ensure a seamless and fail-proof experience.

Power Backup Support

When it comes to generator hire, Exeter Generator Hire is your trusted partner. With their extensive experience and expertise, Paul and Leoni are here to provide top-notch power backup and contingency solutions. Whether you need a secondary backup generator, extra cabling, fuel top-ups, or even a bowser hire, they will guide and support you every step of the way. Rest assured, your event will be fully powered from start to finish.

Safety & Quality

We take immense pride in providing event generators that are not only of the highest quality but also prioritize your safety. Each generator in our fleet is meticulously maintained, and in top-notch condition before they reach you. Our units are modern, super silent, and undergo comprehensive servicing and load testing before every season. Furthermore, they are subject to thorough manual and visual inspections prior to delivery. You won't find any outdated generators, we retire them early, supplying only low-mileage hire models. When it comes to safety, our experienced electrician, Paul, understands the importance of proper connections, correct cabling and power outlets to ensure your generator operates safely. 

Never hired a generator before?

Here are some FAQs

Will the generator be noisy?

Our generators are considered ‘event’ generators so described as silent which really means minimal noise. Our advice is to have the generator around 20 meters away from your wedding or event. If you’re using the generator in a residential neighbourhood, a loud generator is definitely a no-no. Luckily, our generator models are specifically designed to have a low noise output, so this isn’t too much of a problem.

Can you provide the full electrical installation?

Of course, and this is an option we would encourage. With the electrical knowledge within our team, we can ensure that sockets are in the place where you require power and will always ensure you are happy before we leave the site.

How do I know what size generator is needed?

Your first priority when hiring a generator is to figure out how much power you need. Make a checklist of all the appliances that will be powered by the generator and if known, the wattage of each (but we can figure most things out). We would always advise good practice to hire a generator with a higher voltage than what you actually require to ensure that you always have enough power to cover those last-minute or unexpected things.

Will someone show us how to work everything?

We ensure that we spent as much time as required explaining how your generator works, either to you or your event contractors, to ensure you are comfortable before we leave the site.

Is there an extra cost for the time the generator runs for?

We do not have a ‘cap’ on the length of running time. This should be the least of your worries during the event. We do discuss how long the generator may be running, so we can allow for you to have enough fuel.

Is someone available should we have a question during the hire period?

We are a family business, our phones are always on should you have any further questions.

Can the delivery date change?

We always try and be flexible with our deliveries and often liaise with the marquee supplier to coincide with their installation, allowing enough time for our clients to have power on site for dressing their venue. If the celebrations are continuing for longer, we can accommodate a delay in returning to collect our equipment etc

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Read our reviews

Thank you so much!

Thank you so much for all your help Leoni and Paul. The bell tents were a triumph, and we really needed the generators to make them… Read more “Thank you so much!”

Lily and James, March 2024

Put us at ease

“As a new catering business setting up for our first year of trading, it was very daunting signing up to an event that we had to… Read more “Put us at ease”

Matt & Becki, Love Bownies, Devon

Such great service

“Thanks so much for all of your help! Such great service and hassle free”. Post-Covid Wedding… Read more “Such great service”

Jinks Family, North Devon

You were brilliant

“A huge thank you to you both for your excellent service, we cannot thank you enough for providing the twin generators and uplighters for our wedding.… Read more “You were brilliant”

Sam and Charlotte, Mid Devon

Friendly and easily approachable

“We originally booked Cornwall Generator Hire to supply their ‘twin Generators’ for our Daughter’s Wedding in May 2020 initially. They were friendly and easily approachable along… Read more “Friendly and easily approachable”

Martin and Nancy, Honiton Devon

100% recommend you

“Thank you for such a professional service. Everything was very well explained by Paul on arrival. It made the party a lot less stressful knowing all… Read more “100% recommend you”

Plummer Family, Okehampton, Devon

Never missed a beat

“We cannot fault your equipment, service, price and your communication. I wouldn’t hesitate to reccomend you to anybody. All of your equipment is well loved, worked… Read more “Never missed a beat”

Planet Pluto, Hartland, Devon

Couldn’t have asked for any more

“We had a great time, so thank you very much to you and Paul. Couldn’t have asked for any more of you both really pleased and… Read more “Couldn’t have asked for any more”

The Gribbles, West Devon

An excellent company to deal with

“The event went very well, a great show and the sound and light package worked very well thanks to the ample supply of power from your… Read more “An excellent company to deal with”

Event Manager, Tiverton, Devon

Would recommend

“You’ve been very helpful and friendly with prompt delivery and collection. It was very good of you not to charge us for the lighting. Definitely would… Read more “Would recommend”

Abi and Matt, South Hams, Devon

Both fantastic

“Our feedback is that you were both fantastic, so helpful every step of the way (especially when it got a bit dicey with the weather!) and… Read more “Both fantastic”

Nik Grantham, Barnstable

A fantastic experience

“Thank you for everything you both have done. We had a fantastic experience working with you guys. It was all so easy and you got what… Read more “A fantastic experience”

The Horner Family, Mid Devon

Absolutely 5 stars

“We can’t recommend Hollett / Exeter generator hire enough. The team were an absolute pleasure to work with from beginning to end. Communication was first class,… Read more “Absolutely 5 stars”

Ade & Zoe Edwards, Ivybridge

Just about perfect!

“I’m not sure you can improve your service, as far as we were concerned you were just about perfect. You were always quick to respond to… Read more “Just about perfect!”

Luke & Felicity Payne, South Hams

Thoughtful and efficient

“Many thanks for the generator and setting everything up. The experience was extremely positive, thoughtful and efficient”.… Read more “Thoughtful and efficient”

Jon Bell, West Devon

Quick response

“Thanks for the hire and we were very happy with the quick response and customer service that you provided over the weekend. We appreciate that we… Read more “Quick response”

Keith, Wigfest, Devon


“The generator was great! It’s been flawless, thank you”. Fundraising… Read more “Flawless”

Chris - Events Manager -Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

Really friendly

“A big thank you to Cornwall Generator Hire for their assistance with our Devon street food event at Atlantic Village. We went with CGH because of… Read more “Really friendly”

Joel O'Neill. Street Food Warehouse Manager

Flawless and friendly

“You were great. The service was flawless and friendly and the generator flawless and red! Will be back for next year!”… Read more “Flawless and friendly”

Jim Credland, Winkleigh, Devon

Thank you both

“Thank you both for all your help in making the graduation ball such an incredible event… We couldn’t have done it without you! We cannot sing… Read more “Thank you both”

Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry, Exeter & Plymouth

Worked perfectly

“Thank you for the generator hire, it worked perfectly”. Wedding,… Read more “Worked perfectly”

The Bride's family

Helpful and a pleasure to work with

“We were delighted with all aspects of the service that Paul and Leoni provided, from the flexibility and cheerful nature of the delivery and placement of… Read more “Helpful and a pleasure to work with”

The Durrant Family, Devon

Exceptional service

“Thank you Leoni and Paul for your exceptional service providing generator power and lighting for our daughters wedding at the beautiful Dunwell farm in Devon. Your… Read more “Exceptional service”

Mr & Mrs Wooster, Ugborough

Professional support

“As the Royal British Legion Riders Branch (Devon) we needed two big generators for a major Motorcycle/Music rally being held at the lovely setting of Calstock… Read more “Professional support”

D. Reynolds – RBLR
Royal British Legion Riders Branch (Devon)

First class

“Thanks Leoni & Paul, we had a great day and everything went really well, the organisation and service provided by Cornwall Generator Hire really was first… Read more “First class”

Liam & Anna Kilbridge, Ivybridge

Professional and efficient

“We hired a generator in July this year for our wedding reception. From the minute we contacted them the service was professional and efficient, from the… Read more “Professional and efficient”

Matthew and Karen Pearson, Devon

A joy to work with.

“Hollett & Co were a joy to work with. Ever helpful and professional, going above and beyond to help deliver a fantastic wedding weekend. We highly… Read more “A joy to work with.”

Knot & Pop Events Management, London

Stress free

“Using Cornwall Generator Hire was stress free with a high quality service. Not knowing power requirements and fuel use, Leoni and the team made sure we… Read more “Stress free”

Ben Burgess

Highly efficient delivery

“We were extremely pleased with the highly efficient delivery of a generator for our outdoor event and celebrations. The equipment was in excellent condition, delivered and… Read more “Highly efficient delivery”

Paul and Jayne Clemence

Great service

“Thank you for the great service you provided. The generator arrived early and was picked up on time. Good communication on the day of delivery with… Read more “Great service”

Laura Vallance

Everything was perfect

Everything was perfect, very helpful and an efficient company to work with. Excellent quality equipment and very friendly staff who made our wedding run very smoothly.… Read more “Everything was perfect”

Alex Manuel


“Excellent generator & fabulous service” 40th birthday… Read more “Excellent”

Paul and Emma Chapman, Devon