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Wedding Alcohol – How much do you need?

Providing your own wedding drinks on your special day is a great way to have what drinks you want. Also, if you have contacts with a local wine merchant or brewery it could be cost effective. So if you are providing your own wedding alcohol – how much do you need? What do you need to know about wedding alcohol and how much do you need? Firstly, don’t assume that because you drink one particular drink, all of your Guests will like the same. Make sure you’ve got a good variety of drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic) Have a good

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Rum for your Reception Drinks

For a few years now, gin has been the popular spirit, however recently, Rum is having a revival. White rum and spiced rums are very on-trend at the moment. Why not think about having Rum for your reception drinks? White rums such as Bacardi and Malibu are perfect for arrival drinks for your guests because they are light. There’s also a growing increase in spiced white rums on the market. For a few years now, gin has been the popular spirit, however recently, Rum is having a revival. White rum and spiced rums are very on-trend at the moment. Why

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How many bar staff you need for your Wedding

This is a question that we get asked many times.  We thought we’d help you decide how many bar staff you need for your Wedding. You could need more than you think,,,,, This is a question that we get asked many times.  We thought we’d help you decide how many bar staff you need for your Wedding. You could need more than you think,,,,, Your Wedding Venue First, think about your Wedding Venue.  Are you having your Wedding in a place such as a Village Hall? Perhaps you’re going for a DIY Venue, for example a marquee in the middle

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The Ultimate Guide to Your Wedding Reception Bar

You want your Wedding to be the talking point for your Guest for months, even years to come.  Your Wedding should be the best. So how do you create the best Wedding ever?  Well apart from the amazing styling that you organise and the fantastic food, the other important factor is your Wedding Bar. Today we bring you the start of our mega blog posts. In the next few weeks, we will be bringing posts packed with everything you need to know for your Wedding Reception Bar. Today, we ask you DIY or Professional? in our Ultimate Guide to your

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Who are we? Meet the Team at the Iron…

You’re probably done a whistle top tour of our Website. But we thought we’d let you meet the team at the Iron Bar. At the Iron Bar, we pride ourselves in providing a top quality, professional service to you.  Whether we are providing a fully stocked cash bar or staffing to serve the drinks that you want to provide, the standard of Service is no different. So who are we?  It’s time to meet the Team at The Iron Bar The Boss The Iron Bar is owned and managed by Tim Smallman. He has experience within the Licenced Trade Industry. Last

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Samie & Oliver’s Cash Bar Wedding

The Iron Bar Hire was asked to supply a full cash bar for the wedding of Samie and Oliver. When they contacted us, they wanted some exclusive options. They had to have draught Cider, Lager and a Real ale would be nice for the father of the bride as well. We arrived on site on Friday to set up the bar. This was relatively easy, and everything was ready for the arrival of the happy couple and their 150 guests the following afternoon. The Wedding Day itself The big day had arrived on what was to become one of the


Sam and Lucy’s Marquee Wedding

Last weekend we worked on our first Wedding of the year, and it was fantastic, not only was Sam and Lucy’s marquee wedding a brilliant day, they were absolutely fantastic to work with. There was an added bonus of a small football game taking place which added to the atmosphere. A helping hand to the Bride and Groom to Be Sam and Lucy approached us a few months ago.  They wanted to provide their own drinks for their Wedding, but needed some Staff to serve to their Guests. This is where The Iron Bar stepped in.  We gave Sam and


Things to Remember when hiring a Mobile Bar

As with any of your Suppliers for your Wedding or Event, it’s so important to choose the right Business for your Day, to ensure that your day is perfect. Here are 5 things to remember when hiring a Mobile Bar for your special occasion. Get to know your Bar Person Speak to the owner of the Mobile Bar that you’re looking to hire.  It’s a great way to work out whether they are a good fit for your Wedding or Event.  It will also give you an idea of what kind of service your Guests will have too. Think about

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Non alcoholic drinks options for your Wedding

You may have Guests at your Wedding who will not be drinking alcohol for whatever reason, age, health, religion etc.  You don’t have to limit their drinks choice to just water or fruit juice. Here are 5 fantastic non alcoholic drinks options for your Wedding Day; Show stopping Mocktails Why not serve your Guests a Virgin Sangria for their reception drinks. Perhaps a non bubbly option of Elderflower Presse for your Toast.  You could always add a splash of brightly coloured raspberry cordial for an extra splash of luxury. Spirits don’t always have to contain alcohol… Maybe you have pregnant

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Drinks Reception Ideas for Your Wedding

Your drinks reception is almost as an important part of your Wedding Day as your Ceremony.  There are so many different drinks reception ideas for your Wedding for you to choose from. It is important for you to find ways to entertain your Guests between the Ceremony and the Wedding Breakfast. I want to share with you some ideas. GARDEN GAMES Entertain your Guests of all ages with some traditional garden games such as giant Jenga, Connect 4. Even Tug of War – that is a great crowd pleaser, particularly the bridal party against the Groomsmen! ACOUSTIC SINGER/BAND An acoustic


Things to consider when hiring a bar for your…

When it comes to hiring a Bar for your Wedding, like many other things while planning your Wedding,there are so many things to consider. When contacting Mobile Bar Companies, there’s some basic information that they will need to know, so that they can give you a quote: The location of your Wedding (And whether it is in a building or a temporary structure, e.g Marquee) The date of your Wedding! How long do you want the bar to be open for? How many Guests will be at your Wedding (Will there be more for your Evening Reception) Are you looking