About us

Over 120 years creating beautiful spaces.

Special Occasion Linen, and parent company CLEAN, have an outstanding pedigree. Multi-award winning CLEAN was founded in 1886 and, since then, has become one of the UK’s foremost linens experts, providing superior rental and laundering services for a range of discerning clients.

From independent boutique hotels and hi-tech auto repair centres, to restaurants, hotels and stadiums, CLEAN is long established as a trusted, innovative, people-focused business and is proud to be a Royal Warrant holder since 2006.

Special Occasion Linen was launched by CLEAN over 15 years ago to provide dedicated specialist linen hire to venues and event organisers, and have gone on to build an enviable portfolio of client partners across the UK.

Since 2003, we have worked with thousands of venues and events, to seamlessly deliver style and elegance to a huge variety of occasions and functions.

We regularly provide dedicated event linen hire, often with bespoke product creation, to some of the biggest events in the social and sporting calendar, partnering with events such as Wimbledon, 6 Nations Rugby Championships, Glyndebourne Opera, Goodwood Revival, and Goodwood Festival of Speed.

We are also honoured to have provided the backdrop to some of the most special and intimate gatherings, with the provision of private wedding and party linens remaining an important and cherished part of our business

Reliable and responsible

Confidence in experience

Our partners and private clients are reassured by our background. Our history brings us expertise in laundry, fabrics and the events themselves. Ultimately we are specialists in event table linen hire, providing 1.7 million coloured napkins per year for events across the country. Parent company CLEAN process over 5 million linen items and 130,000 garments each week across their seven national laundries. There isn’t a requirement that we haven’t seen, and no event is too large or small for us to consider supporting.

Trusted experts

From inspiration to troubleshooting

Our experts are ready to support our partners and private clients at any, and every, stage of the event linen hire process. We are confident in our knowledge of building
tailored packages for special, important occasions, and are open to using our size and experience to deal with any logistical or stock challenges. With such a huge variety of clients, venues and requests in our portfolio, it is unsurprising that our linens continually feature as the backdrop to some of the biggest, most prestigious events in the British social calendar.