On this week’s wonderful wedding suppliers we hear from Nelly’s Bar, a cute mobile bar. We think Nelly’s Bar is perfectly on trend for any event, we love the way they combine bunting, industrial colours and a wooden bar to create something you just have to have!
Who are you and what do you do?
We are Nelly’s Bar, a lovingly restored and refurbished horse box trailer operating as a general bar serving a range of refreshments including real ales from Retford’s award-winning Pheasantry Brewery, including the refreshing blond Beer, Dancing Dragonfly, and CAMRA’s GOLD winner of 2015, Best Bitter. In addition we serve a range of Nelly’s-themed cocktails, such as ‘Fifty Shades of Neigh’, ‘The Bloody Mare’, and ‘Desert Orchid’. We also provide cider, lager, and a host of soft drinks for our other customers. We operate at festivals, events and corporate functions, but our passion is supporting weddings and anniversary celebrations, where the Nelly’s platform offers the happy couple a unique experience in support of their big day. We are a family-run business situated in the East Midlands, but operating across the Notts, Derbyshire, Lincs and Norfolk regions. We pride ourselves on the very best of ingredients, at a fair price, all served with a smile from one of the most unusual and unique platforms out there.
What’s your favourite part of a wedding?
Our favourite part of a wedding is when the ceremony has taken place and the happy couple approach Nelly”s for their first drink. It’s a special thing to witness people at one of their most happiest times in their lives. Watching the successful culmination of months of meticulous planning and close liaison with the couple, the venue and other suppliers is hugely rewarding.
What’s the best bit of advice you can give to couples in the planning process?
Don’t lose fact that this is YOUR special day. Stamp your mark on the event and make it individual to you; don’t be afraid to ask suppliers for what you really want.
What keeps you passionate?
We remain passionate about providing an excellent service in keeping with their dreams and desires. We are a hugely motivated team, and feedback allows us to stay passionate about what we do and continue to offer an excellent service. If you are happy then so are we.
Do you like to keep up with trends? What’s your biggest trend to watch currently?
We regularly refresh our drinks menu and presentation of our beverages to fit with what’s current on the market but we also like to add our own Nelly’s twist to remain unique. Our most recent finds are an amazing little Gin not available on the high street (look out for this at our next event), and the use of manuka honey in some of our cocktails, described as a wonder food by Marie Claire recently.
What’s next for your business?
We have a number of confirmed wedding bookings this year, so our focus is on ensuring that we deliver a perfect service and continue to build our reputation. We also plan to expand the services we offer to include the hire of other items such as vintage chalkboards on easels, sweet carts, vintage photo booths and other additions to ensure the day is special.
How do we book/use your services?
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