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How to choose the best mobile bar hire for weddings

September 10, 2021

How to choose the best mobile bar hire for weddings

Quite a few people we speak to about mobile bar hire seem to find it a bit confusing.  And rightly so - after all, there are all types of licensing issues, and you also need to know about how to store and serve lagers, beers, ciders and more, right?  And that's not even mentioning weights and measures!

If you are planning an event, the chances are that it will need some form of bar and catering, and in this article, let's look at mobile bar hire for weddings.

Of course, if you've chosen a venue such as a large hotel where you are holding your wedding, for instance, then the chances are that an existing bar will be in place.  Great!  No need to worry about a temporary bar then.  That said, one of the considerations for many brides and grooms when choosing their wedding venue is the cost of drinks - after all, the last thing you want at your wedding is for your guests to be conscious of the bar prices.  

If you're holding your wedding in a temporary structure such as a barn, marquee or tipi, for instance, then you will need to consider mobile bar hire for weddings.

Much depends upon the bar 'arrangement' you are planning.  If you want to sell alcohol to your guests, then a responsible person will need a personal licence and a specific temporary event bar licence.  This is normally a publican or someone who runs a temporary bar business.  Alternatively, if no money is exchanging hands, then you don't need this, and you'll probably be looking to 'dry hire' bar units - in other words, the bar units themselves and not any pumps, drinks, staff etc.

So, once you've decided that you need to investigate mobile bar hire for weddings, and how you are going to run it, take a look at the considerations below which might help when it comes to your temporary event bar hire decision.

Order the right size!

It might seem obvious, but ordering the right size of temporary bar is critical.  Too small and there will long queues at the bar which is most certainly something to be avoided!  Too big, and your hiring bar sections that are not needed, and this part of your wedding budget could have been spent elsewhere.  

Hire the right size of bar to accommodate all the guests you are expecting, and make sure that you have enough serving staff behind the bar to provide a fast and efficient service. Most mobile bar hire companies in the UK will provide bar units that are modular - this means that you can hire either one unit by itself, or hire multiple bar units of the same design which simply fit or stand together to create a larger bar where needed.  

Event Hire UK, for instance, provides exactly this, and many of our temporary bar sections come as straight and curved sections.  This means that you can create either straight line bars, oval bars or even circular bars!  Whatever you need, the chances are that you'll be able to find it right here at Event Hire UK!

Order a style of bar which complements your theme or decor

Remember, it's not one style of temporary event bar fits every occasion!  If you're going down the traditional wedding route, then you'll probably want something rustic for your bar, or a classic oak top bar with a panelled front for your wedding breakfast and reception area.  

It probably won't be a nightclub style bar, or modern and contemporary bar you'll need - thought it could be, of course, it's purely down to individual preference!  The leading bar rental companies in the UK offer ranges of bars, not just one, and so browse online today and see what you can find.

Don't forget your accessories!

If you're hiring a temporary event bar, then the chances are that you will also need to hire bar accessories, and will probably also need to consider refrigeration hire so that you can keep wines, bottled beers, soft drinks and more chilled behind the bar.  The majority of weddings are held in the summer and so that last thing you want is to be served a lukewarm beer at the bar!  How about also hiring wine coolers, ice buckets, corkscrews and trays so that your bar staff are well kitted out with everything they need in order to provide the fast and efficient service you need!  And what about the bar furniture such as stools and poseur tables - have you already got this in hand?

When it comes to event mobile bar rentals, Event Hire UK has it all, and we'd encourage you to browse our website today and place your secure order 24/7 with the mobile bar hire UK experts today, safe in the knowledge that you will receive a seamless service.

We operate nationwide from our distribution centres around the country, travelling fewer miles than our competitors and offering you lower transport fees as a result - enjoy a national product range and local service...the best of both worlds!

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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