The Vintage Suit Hire Company

We supply fab wool suits on both an off the peg purchase, or hire basis, allowing the groom to look his absolute best on his wedding day whilst still matching the rest of his party.
Pricing & Costs

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Products and Services

Bespoke Tailoring
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Pageboy Attire
Suit Hire
Full Description
Wedding fashion for couples can be a rather lopsided affair. For grooms, the options for what to wear on the big day can be limited and dull. We’re here to turn the tables and let the groom show their unique personality with our range of suits and alternative accessories service. We stock vintage style tweed suits for hire and have our Own Your Own option and alteration service to take your suit fit to the next level. The Vintage Suit Hire Company is based in Bedford, but can deliver suits nationwide to grooms looking for something a little different and special. We also have a concession in The Wedding Hub in Plymouth and Legend Bridal Designs in Blackburn. Our locations are open by appointment only so get in touch to book yourself in for a consultation!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Jessica Answer
At The Vintage Suit Hire Company we are all about helping grooms find the perfect outfit for their wedding that both looks great, and suits their personality. Please get in touch if you want something that is a little more than your average suit!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
The Page-Wards
Married in October 2017
January 2017
Perfect and I can’t recommend them enough!
I can’t recommend Vintage Suit Hire enough!! I hired 3 suits and bought mine for my wedding at the end of September after finding Vintage Suit Hire online! Jess was so accommodating and friendly and the process was so easy from start to finish. The groomsman and I were measured at the shop and the suits were delivered in perfect condition by a courier a few days before the big day. The suits were then collected on the Monday, again by courier and in the same box that they were delivered in. It was so simple and a straight forward guide of how they were going to be collected was provided as well! If you are looking for a tweed/vintage suit then Vintage Suit Hire is perfect and I can’t recommend them enough!
Kyle Garland
Married in September 2017
January 2017
I couldn’t recommend the Vintage Suit Hire Company enough!
I couldn’t recommend the Vintage Suit Hire Company enough! We first met Jess and Tom at a wedding fair when I had pointed out my future wedding suit (the Southwold) to my now wife. Our wedding was very quirky and non-traditional and the suits on offer definitely fit within that, both the style and feel made them stand out above all others I had looked at and I never looked back. Jess was very helpful, friendly and flexible throughout the process from the fitting to delivery, very prompt with responses to emails/phone calls and took the time to make sure everything was exactly what I was looking for and fit the style of the day. The suit itself was absolutely perfect, my only regret is that i didn’t buy it outright!
Christina Deurden
Wedding: September 2017
January 2017
They were exactly what we wanted – and all done by post.
Choose these guys for your tweed wedding suits! They were exactly what we wanted – and all done by post. So easy! All measurements are sent by email, the suits arrived on the Wednesday before the wedding. They fitted beautifully. The quality of the suit was exceptional – they were in pristine condition. And then you just send them back in the box they came in on the following Monday. Incredibly straightforward. From the start I was so grateful for their generous and big hearted approach to their business plus every following interaction I had with Jess was professional and helpful. All in all, Vintage Suit Hire was the best choice for my daughter’s wedding, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to you
Sarah and James
Married in September 2017
January 2017
For my suit I wanted a modern twist on vintage..
For my suit I wanted a modern twist on a vintage styled three piece tweed number and searched all the high street shops and some internet sites looking for the right one but couldn’t find what I was looking for. Then I came across another local company called Vintage Suit hire in Bedford which is run by a delightful couple called Jess and Tom. They had just what I was looking for. Beautiful three piece tweed suits designed by themselves in a choice of 3 colours: brown, grey and blue. After much deliberation I decided on the blue for myself and the grey for my groomsmen and both fathers. I’ve always had trouble with suits because of my body shape but this wasn’t a problem, Jess took all of my measurements and I had a custom one made to measure which fit perfectly. The Blue is set off amazingly with tan coloured buttons on the jacket and waistcoat. I paired the suit with a stunning tan leather Ted Baker belt and John Lewis tan leather brogues. For our pageboy we opted for a similar grey tweed suit which we sourced from Roco Clothing which was a great fit. To match the bridesmaids my groomsmen, fathers, pageboy and I wore either mint green or dusky pink ties and pocket squares which set the suits off nicely. All sourced from Swagger and Swoon. Another great touch supplied by Jess and Tom were their accessories I picked up 2 lapel pins one of a feather and the other of a stags head for myself, then I chose a stunning pocket watch for each of my groomsmen which Jess got engraved for me with messages to each of them for me to give them on the day as a gift.
The Perrins-Hills
Married in June 2017
January 2017
From the first to the last email you guys were so helpful.
What a great business Jess and Tom have! When myself and my partner decided to have a 1920’s themed wedding I went straight onto Google and found this wonderful company The Vintage Suit Hire Company. From the first to the last email you guys were so helpful. We made the trip up from Bournemouth to try the suits on and when we arrived we were greeted with a beer and straight away I knew this was the company for me to supply the wedding suits! The suits arrived and all fitted perfectly and were of a high quality. We had so many comments on how amazing the suits looked and everyone was asking where we got them from. So anyone looking to hire a suit for a vintage style event this company is a must!! I really can’t praise them enough! So… to Jess and Tom THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!
The Mitchells
Married in June 2017
January 2017
The customer service was second to none.
Well what can I say… once I tried on the Southwold suit, I knew it was the suit for me. As I wear a suit every day to work, I was sure that I needed something different for my wedding day. From the first and only meeting in Manchester, up until I received the suits, the customer service from Jessica was second to none. Even when I told her that I lost some weight and needed smaller trousers and waistcoat I had them the very next day. Overall we were very happy with the suits and they really set us apart from your every day wedding suit. The compliments we received about the quality and how smart they looked was great. Outstanding! I rented my suit, but I’ve a feeling I may be buying one very soon. Thanks so much Jess and Tom.
Location & Contact Details


Wick End, Stagsden, Bedfordshire, England

Travel Notes

There's a little pay and display parking on Castle Lane, but the best bet for parking at the weekend is at Lurke Street Multistorey.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1 Junction 13

Nearest Train Station

Bedford Train Station

Nearest Airport

Luton Airport

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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

quirky, fun, rustic, unique, handsome.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our customer service and attention to detail is second to none. Clients love our relaxed and friendly attitude.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Make sure the wedding reflects the personalities of both the couple, and don't worry what anyone else thinks!

What is the best way to make the groomsmen stand out from the crowd?

Bold colour in the accessories, always a loud sock.

Why is groomswear just as important as bridalwear?

It's a no-brainer that its' as important for the groom to look the part as a bride will in their outfit, as the wedding is a celebration of a couple not just a bride! A great suit makes for a confident groom.