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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

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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

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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

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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

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Free Bar at Your Wedding-Things to Consider

You’ve decided to serve all your Guests with free drinks at your Wedding, great, but if you’re thinking of having a free bar at your wedding, there are some things to consider: How many Guests are you having? This is an important factor, to make sure you have enough drinks and also enough glasses. What age range are your Guests and what do most of them like to drink? Are you having Guests in their early 20’s who drink the latest trends, or have you got a granny in her 80’s that likes one or two sherries at special occasions!

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Your Drinks Reception – What to think about

Your drinks reception can be one of the focal points of your day. It fills the gap between your Guests arrival and the meal being served. If done right, it can entertain your Guests while formal photographs are being taken and be a perfect opportunity for you to mingle with your Guests. What will your budget allow? Dependent on your budget, your drinks reception can be as extravagant as money will allow. You can hire in Bartenders to create a wow factor by mixing up personalised cocktails. Or you could keep it simple with a DIY drinks reception from a

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Free bar at your Wedding or Event?

Having a free bar at your Wedding or Event? But who will serve your Guests? You’ve decided that you want to supply all your own drinks to your Guests at your Wedding or Party – Great!…. There are some things you need to think about though… Most important – Having a free bar at your Wedding or Event but who will serve your Guests? You may think that it’s a free bar so your Guests can help themselves. Perfect – a nice, relaxed and informal party for you and your Guests- but it could also lead to sheer carnage if

Seasonal Drinks Reception Ideas Weddings, in particular, are all about doing something different. Whether you’re having a Wedding, milestone birthday party or a corporate event, plan your drinks reception tied in with the Season your Event is held in. Here are some suggestions for some seasonal drinks reception ideas. SPRING Days are starting to get warmer (hopefully) and longer. Homemade lemonade with a touch of elderflower or something different like passion fruit. Prosecco with fresh raspberries, or even Bellini’s. SUMMER Pimm’s is a classic, but think about serving it with a twist like in Kilner jars or similar vessels. Iced teas infused with fruits. Other favourites are pimp your prosecco or gin bars. AUTUMN Autumn reflects shades of oranges and reds so incorporate these colours into personalise bespoke cocktails. Use cocktails like Tequila Sunrise or Sangria as a base for the colours. Come up with a completely new cocktail using a toffee apple vodka as a base. Another alternative could be a spiced apple cider. WINTER Have something warm and comforting for your Guests. Hot chocolate with squirty cream, even have a “Pimp Your Chocolate” station with options like rum, amaretto or Bailey’s. Other options could be Mulled wine or Cider or Whisky bars. For more ideas on Seasonal Drinks Reception Ideas, f Blog

Seasonal Drinks Reception Ideas

Weddings, in particular, are all about doing something different.   Whether you’re having a Wedding, milestone birthday party or a corporate event, plan your drinks reception tied in with the Season your Event is held in. Here are some suggestions for some seasonal drinks reception ideas.  SPRING Days are starting to get warmer (hopefully) and longer. Homemade lemonade with a touch of elderflower or something different like passion fruit. Prosecco with fresh raspberries, or even Bellini’s. SUMMER Pimm’s is a classic, but think about serving it with a twist like in Kilner jars or similar vessels. Iced teas infused with fruits.