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The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire

Athy, Co. Kildare
Reviews (7) 5/5
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The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire team have converted a traditional Rice Horsebox into a bespoke high-quality bar. We can provide an exclusive drinks experience at a location of your choice to your wedding guests e.g. traditional locations such as Church courtyards to a civil ceremony in a back garden, at Hotels or even on a beach. You name it, we can be there!

Our uniformed team will deliver a professional drinks experience to your guests served from our bespoke and unique converted Horsebox. We have prescribed drinks packages e.g. Prosecco and various Gins. However, we are an agile business and your special day is important to us so we can tailor make a package to your requirements. We also have the option of our Horsebox Bar being hired out as a Dry Bar i.e. you stock the Horsebox Bar with your alcohol and we serve the drinks. We can work with your Hotel by supplying our Horsebox Bar for them to stock their alcohol and use their staff to serve the drinks.  If you want the Horsebox Bar at your event, we can work a way to make it happen!

We understand that alcoholic drinks may not be your ‘cup of tea or coffee!’ No problem, we can set up our Horsebox to serve exclusive coffees, teas and hot chocolates. We have a commercial Nespresso coffee machine with a menu of specialty coffee pods displayed in a presentation box for your guests to choose. These coffees are served in compostable cups and lids complemented by individual wrapped biscotti biscuits and chocolates. This option has been very popular of late for wedding guests to have a hot drink in the church yard whilst waiting before the ceremony or even after as photographs are being taken.

If our inclusion on your wedding day itself does not suit, then we would be a perfect choice for the traditional day two back at your home. We can complement your day two celebrations with our Horsebox Bar taking away the stress of serving drinks to your guests, let us do that for you!  We can also tailor make a package for your Hen event such as a Gin Tasting whereby we will cater a package to include a number of different Gins, Tonics and condiments to taste or alternatively for the stag event, this could be altered to Whiskey Tasting.  A quirky option again adding a special touch to your celebrations.

Reviews

5.0/5
7 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness4.9/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
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I made first contact with The Irish Horsebox Bar via Weddings Online On the 12th of August, as we were having a winter wedding and felt that a hot drink might brighten the spirits for the guests, and stave off the dreaded hunger for a few hours. Hadn't heard anything about the service but really liked the idea, so we took a chance and initiated contact. On the 13th of August, Tara from The Irish Horsebox Bar replied, confirming availability for our date and outlining the various packages they offered, what they included and their respective costs. This was a very welcome email, there was no ambiguity, it set out exactly what you got for your guests. The package I wanted didn't feature very prominently on the photos section, I asked for some and was supplied with same promptly. All as you would hope for. The next step was to complete and return the booking form. I struggled slightly with this, as I *think* it may have been an online form to complete. I actually printed out the form, filled in my relevant details in own, took a picture and sent it back as an attachment to confirm booking. This was followed by an EFT to their account with half of the agreed fee. They also ensure at this stage that there is power available (there is an option of a generator if not, apparently), and they also give a brief outline of how they operate, when they arrive etc. All very straightforward. They ask if they may take photos of the wedding party for promotional purposes also, which is a nice touch. An automatically generated email arrives at 2 weeks out to remind you that the balance needs to be paid. The day before the wedding, I received a call from the company, they would be passing my venue and wanted to see where was best position for the trailer regarding shelter, power access and ease of access for guests. We met at agreed time, and their input upon inspection helped pick the perfect spot. All systems go for the big day. With everything going on on the morning, it was lovely to see the trailer in all its glory readying for the post mass crowds when I arrived. It's a lovely trailer, visually very pleasing, so before it was even put to use I was delighted. I said my hellos in a lull of guests arriving, the 4 staff all busying themselves with all the necessary tasks to have it as they wanted. After the ceremony, we eventually made our way around for a selection of photos with our photographer at the trailer. They had a glass off bubbly for the bride and groom, and a great welcome. As a while had passed before we got to it, we were unsure how popular the trailer had proved to be as it was nearly just us by then. We chatted with the very friendly, professional staff and they assured us they had indeed been busy, with quite a run on hot chocolates on the day. We stayed and enjoyed the coffee, tea and chocolates for a good while, taking advantage of the chance to recharge the batteries while also getting some great pictures. As requested in the email conversation with the guys, their own photographer was on hand to take advantage also. It was a really nice time, relaxed and fun in the middle of the madness. We eventually moved along to our next photo setting, thanking the Irish Horsebox Bar. As promised, there was no sign of the presence of a mobile café after the event, the bins they provided were well enough used, but any stray cups, lids, sugar or sweet papers were cleaned before they set off for home. We continued to have a fantastic day and night and following day also, but we are still getting so much positive feedback from our guests about The Irish Horsebox Bar. Thankfully they loved it, the idea, the look, the service, the product supplied. It has been a great reflection on our day, and left a huge positive in the minds of our guests on a miserable day, weather wise. In fact I was speaking with our photographer today and he gave out the number of The Irish Horsebox Bar to 3 people just this week, solely on the back of their Facebook posts from our wedding. This is more a note of thanks than a review. The Irish Horsebox Bar are not going to need positive reviews to drum up business. They have the perfect product, delivered with the perfect service, from the perfect setting for your perfect day. Thanks for the coffee, the pictures and the memories.
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From the first time we met Ben and his team they were very helpful and always so professional. They were always on hand to answer any questions we had and nothing was too big an ask for them. We availed of their dry bar for our marquee wedding as we found it to be most cost-effective. We provided them with prosecco, gin, glassware and condiments and they served the drinks to our guests in a very professional manner. They also provided teas, coffees and hot chocolate at our drinks reception. All our guests commented on how friendly and efficient they were. We would highly recommend the Irish Horsebox to anyone having a wedding or event and want to provide their guests with something a bit different.
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We engaged the services of The horsebox bar team for a party at our home for our son’s communion. The bar provided wines, gins, beers, soft drinks, tea, coffees and hot chocolates, the package included all of the glassware, crockery and drinks, the staff were super friendly and extremely professional. It is fair to say the horsebox bar was a huge hit with all of our guests (young and old)! This beautiful bar is a lovely addition to any party.
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Lovely set up, arrived early and were well organised. Lovely to work with
Response from The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire
Thank you Amanda, it was a pleasure to be part of your day.
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We had the Irish horse box for our wedding in April couldn't fault them they were lovely and were so quick getting every one served it was a freezing cold day
Response from The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire
Thank you Louise, it was a pleasure to be part of your special day.
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A Gem of a Surprise! We hired The Irish Horsebox Bar for a birthday celebration we had at home last February. As it was a day time celebration with kids we asked Tara and her fantastic team to provide our guests with hot drinks. The served up Nespresso cappuccinos and Lattes and had a great selection of herbal teas. Each of our guests requests were catered for. The kids loved the hot chocolate and what really made their day was being able to pick their own toppings which were left out in little bowls for the kids to choose from. They also had a beautiful selection of donuts and cakes for people to nibble on. Everyone was able to sit around on the seats and hay bales that were covered in the cutest cushions. I really liked that fact that the horse box was the focal point around which all of our friends were able to relax while the kids played around. The staff never stopped smiling and were fast with their service. Everything was spotless. It really made our party!
Response from The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire
Thank you Ciara, it was a pleasure to be part of the day.
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Highly recommend these guys for any event! They really complimented the relaxed, rustic vibe we were going for and were the perfect addition in making our wedding day so special!! We went for the processo reception option, straight after our outdoor ceremony and it was a lovely opportunity for our guests to mingle, chat and start the celebrations! They really were a talking point among lots of our guests, and helped entertain our guests during the time we were getting some pictures taken and before our guests were seated in the marque. Great photo opportunity for the wedding album too! The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire definitely have that extra sparkle and are such a lovely professional team to work with, who worked quietly in the background and setup before and removal afterwards was done so efficiently!
Response from The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire
Thanks so much Sharyn and Dave. We thoroughly enjoyed being part of your wedding day.
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