Harriet and Alistair’s Dry Hire Marquee Wedding

When: September 2022

Where: Marquee, Much Wenlock

What: Bar Staffing Service (Dry Hire)

How (Many guests) 135 Guests

The background details

Harriet and Alistair had their wedding reception in a marquee in the grounds of Wenlock Priory in Much Wenlock. They employed The Iron Bar to provide our dry hire bar service.

Dry Hire bar

It was the Iron Bar’s first using a circular bar. Very few bar businesses work out of round bars as there is little room to display your stock. However, for Dry Hire Bars, they are perfectly fine.

We were asked by Harriet and Alistair to provide our bar staffing services for their drinks reception. Our service then continued to serving wine during the meal and from the bar later into the Reception.

Arrival Drinks

After getting married at the Priory, Harriet, Alistair, and their guests returned to the marquee for arrival drinks. Fortunately, the rain stayed away so Guests could enjoy a glass (or two, or even three) of Gusbourne, a somewhat superior English sparkling wine outside. With canapes being served by Caroline Morgan Catering.

Luckily, as the rain set in, it was time for everyone to make their way into the marquee for the start of the speeches. Each Guest had a personalised tambourine at their place setting on the table, which were all put to good use when it was time to toast the Happy Couple.

Cocktails and Dancing

After the meal and speeches had finished, Harriet and Alistair decided that they wanted cocktails available for their Guests. So between the team at The Iron Bar, we served a fair few Picantes and Espresso Martini’s to get the party started.

A live band performed to Guests into the evening, so a lot of dancing was done. At the same time, we ensured that guests’ glasses were kept topped up and kept the tables clear and tidy from dirty glasses.

Dry hire bar

Find out more

If you’re thinking of providing your own drinks for your Wedding, get in touch with us to see how we can provide our professional service to keep your guests comfortable with drinks. Drop us an email or call or WhatsApp us at 07980 679575 / 07533 694142

Harriet and Alistair’s Kind Words

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your wonderful bar service 2 Saturdays ago. Sorry it has taken me a while to email but you were all fantastic. 

You were so great keeping everyone topped up during the reception and meal and then managing the rush during the band. 

It really was perfect and you provided excellent service. “

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Based in Ironbridge, The Iron Bar services Shropshire, Midlands, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, and surrounding areas.


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