Wedding Bar Hire
The Cocktail Service is one of the UK wedding industry’s most exclusive bar services, delivering exquisite drinks, show-stopping bar services and award-winning bartenders. We work with wedding planners, venues and private clients to ensure a seamless delivery. We have a list of FAQs at the bottom of this page to assist with any specific questions about your wedding bar hire.
AN INCREDIBLE DRINKING EXPERIENCE
We look after the sole bar contracts at several wedding venues across the UK and we are regularly engaged to deliver bar services for media, fashion and celebrity clients. We are also a partner of the exclusive wedding planning service The Wedding Gallery. Have a look at when we delivered styling for a photoshoot for Brides Magazine at the prestigious Wedding Gallery in London.
We offer a highly experienced wedding bar hire service, which is managed by our dedicated wedding planners. Using a specialist wedding cocktail bar company like ourselves will ensure that you and your guests enjoy an incredible drinking experience.
WEDDING BARS WITH A DIFFERENCE
Our planners understand that every wedding is unique and can create a completely bespoke wedding bar service for you or your client.
We work with our clients to ensure we understand their wedding theme, colour schemes and drinks requirement.
Our team then create a completely bespoke wedding cocktail bar package that ensures aesthetics, drinks menus and theme are in keeping with the vision for you or your clients wedding.
I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you to you and Velizar for doing such a great job with Torey and Glenn's wedding. Velizar was an absolute pleasure to work with and fitted in perfectly, you also made my job much easier so thank you. We certainly know who to come to next time for flair barmen!
Melanie Helen, Cranberry Blue Weddings
MOBILE BARS FOR WEDDINGS
We offer a range of mobile bars that come in several finishes from mirror, tiles, gold or silver.
Our bars allow us to create custom finishes that are cost effective and will complement any theme. We also offer a range of alternative bars that include circular mobile bars, prosecco bars, espresso martini bars and ice bars.
To complement our beautiful bar structures, we also offer a range of themed additional elements including beautiful floral centrepieces, bar props and decorative items such as giant helium balloons. Our aim is to create the most beautiful bar options in the industry.
Everything we design, suppliers we work with, and the events we deliver are all highly professional, tasteful and create an undoubted ‘wow factor’.
WE CREATE BEAUTIFUL COCKTAILS
As our name suggests we specialise in creating beautiful, delicious cocktails that complement our award-winning bartenders and bar units. We understand the need for wedding bars to offer fast service while still retaining atmospheric ambience. We create seasonal menus twice a year as well as having a huge list of classic cocktails to complement your wedding.
We also love to create bespoke cocktails and regularly devise bespoke creations for weddings using the bride and grooms’ favourite flavours and spirits.
We don’t just offer cocktails, we can offer any drink, beer, wine or champagne you require. We have even shipped speciality products for clients into the UK.
We love the ‘wow factor’ and frequently develop drinks that will blow your guests away. We innovate with garnishes, flavours, glassware and ice. We have created extraordinary drinking experiences, using dry ice to create theatre, hand carving ice blocks for ice cubes, building huge champagne towers, creating client branded beer bottles and delivering visually stunning drinks.
WHAT AREAS DO WE COVER
We are a company with a national and international reach. We deliver events all over the UK and work in everything from venues to marquee weddings. We are based in Oxford and any events we deliver that are over two hours from Oxford do require an overnight accommodation for our teams.
We also offer wedding bar hire in the following locations: London, Reading, Cheltenham, Surrey, and Birmingham, however we do have a national reach so please get in touch if your location is not listed.
CAN YOU SUPPLY COCKTAIL BARS ABROAD?
Yes, we can. We have delivered several wedding bars across Europe in destinations such as Madrid, Frankfurt, Venice and across the South of France. We have built a database of logistical partners in Europe to assist us with delivery of fantastic mobile wedding bars including equipment, ice and stock suppliers. Our equipment and bars can either be couriered or driven by our teams to deliver international events.
WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS DO YOU OFFER?
We have a range of options available to our clients including prepaid bars, cash bars or subsidised wedding bars. On the day we can take cash and card payments including contactless and Apple Pay. We can also run tabs for guests and our clients. Please note though, we do have minimum costs for producing events that we need to ensure are covered by cash/card bars.
CAN YOU SUPPLY WINES/CHAMPAGNE FOR THE WEDDING BREAKFAST?
We certainly can and we have an extensive wine and champagne list for our clients to choose from for their wedding drinks. Sometimes there is not an option for the catering to supply wine and we are happy to source and chill all wines and champagnes and we can also offer sale or return on any wine or champagne.
CAN YOU SET UP AND BREAKDOWN BEFORE AND AFTER THE WEDDING?
We offer a totally bespoke mobile bar hire service for our client’s weddings so if you need us to set up the day before and breakdown the day after that is no problem. We can also do it all on the day depending on your requirements.
ARE YOU USED TO WORKING IN EVENTS VENUES AND ADHERING TO THEIR REQUIREMENTS?
We have worked in most of the UK’s wedding venues at one stage or another and understand each venue has its own unique requirements of suppliers. We understand the need to adhere to requirements such as protecting floors from damage or removing all refuse from events venues.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU CATER FOR?
We are one of the UK’s largest bar companies and deliver hundreds of events annually including festivals, corporate events and weddings. As such we are incredibly experienced in the delivery of event bars for small gatherings to public bars for up to 40,000 people. Any size or complexity of event can be delivered by our team at The Cocktail Service.
Have more questions? Check out our Cocktail Bar Hire FAQ’s.