The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire

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The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire is an award winning beverage and mobile bar company for weddings & events throughout Ireland. We assist our hosts and clients to organise and provide the best bar and drinks services for their guests during their most important events, helping to create life long memories.  

We do this in a number of ways but are always open to ideas and suggestions on how we can make yours and your guests experience the best we can. Our Vintage flagship converted Rice Horsebox provides a fully customisable base for all types of drink services but we can also hire additional mobile bars and drinks stations to match any venue or occasion. 

Our one-of-a-kind service will add a truly unique touch to your special occasion. Our professional team will be on hand from your enquiry up until your big day to help discuss your plans, ideal service and to deliver on your expectations. We can be your one stop shop or just help along the way to creating a unique menu, sourcing and collecting, to serving tasty drinks where and when you want.

With 15+ years of experience in the hospitality, drinks and wedding industries, we are passionate about delivering five-star service and creating magical moments that our clients and their guests will remember for a long time to come. Don't take our word for it and do have a read so some of the 30+ reviews online, if you have any questions do ask away as we would be happy to help. 

We travel nationwide and can create our luxury bar service for you at your private venue, house or hotel. Check availability for your date as we have limited availability at certain times! 

The Chapel Box: Mobile Cafe pre or post ceremony

Our longest running and most popular packages available is the The Chapel Box - delicious hot drinks and sweet treats served right outside the door of the Church or ceremony or anywhere you want! You can surprise your guests on arrival with delicious teas, coffees and luxurious hot chocolate or when they walk outside post the ceremony.

Our speciality coffee machines delivers coffees in seconds, so there's no big queues like other systems, we have many other options to help cater for large numbers like specialist drinks and catering stations along with unique dispensing options to scale to your number and can also provide unique talking points for guests. 

We provide a full range of plant-based milks, tasty syrups, real cream and marshmallows in compostable cups! In the cooler months it makes for a lovely warm pick-me-up and catch up pre any travel to the next venue and then in the spring and summertime it is the perfect way for loved ones take a moment with a refreshing beverage and sweet treat. We also can provide a selection of specialist drinks and dry hire alcoholic drinks (Hot Toddies, Irish Coffees, Mulled Wine Prosecco & Champagne etc) for any toasts or receptions with a bang! 

Popular Chapel Box Packages: 

1. The Chapel Box Cafe - Classic: (Just quality Hot Drinks - Teas, Coffees & Hot Chocolates) 

- Starting from €550 for 50 guests, €700 for 100 guests, (ex VAT and travel to your venue.) 

2. The Chapel Box Cafe - With Sweet Treats: (Quality Hot Drinks along with delicious sweet treats, 1 option each per person) 

- Starting from €650 for 50 guests, €850 for 100 guests, (ex VAT and travel to your venue.)

3. The Chapel Box Cafe - With specialist or Dry Hire drinks: (Quality hot drinks and with full selection of specialist drinks) 

- Starting from €750 for 50 guests, €950 for 100 guests, (ex VAT and travel to your venue.)

Travel is included within within 50km of Swords, County Dublin. Any additional kilometres to be travelled thereafter is charged at €0.70 cent per kilometre.

Popular add ons and personalisation: 

Personalisation options:

  • Personalised cups with your names and date: 
  • Personalised napkins and cocktail napkins: TBC depending on lead time.
  • Personalised signage, decor, and site set ups available. 


  • Sweet Treats Classic: (Biscuits, mini cakes, tray-bakes etc)  
  • Sweet Treats Premium: (Mini cupcakes, breakfast pastries, scones etc) 
  • Savoury options available by request:

Coffee Cocktails & Seasonal drinks: (Alcohol not included)

  • Luxurious melted Belgian Hot Chocolate, min order of 30. 
  • Flavoured Iced Coffees: Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut iced coffees: 
  • Festive mulled wines with unique dispensing options available 
  • Hot Toddies: Perfect for those cold days and also not so cold! 
  • Baileys coffees & Baileys Hot Chocolates, served with whipped cream, chocolate dusting and a flake on the side. 
  • Irish Coffees with Jameson, brown sugar and whipped cream. 
  • Espresso Martini's: 

Additional Drink Stations: (Can be a self service station or with a server provided)

  • Bottled Water Stations: 
  • Soft Drinks Stations: 
  • Self service Bottle Beers stations: 
  • Hot Chocolate Station: 
  • Hot Drinks (Tea / Coffee) Station: 
  • Champagne Cocktails / Personalise my Prosecco station: 

We have a full list of available personalisation and customisation options by request. 

Drinks Receptions & Arrival Drinks: 

Large numbers of complicated or custom drinks & cocktails quickly is one of our specialties and we love to provide creative and unique arrival drinks services for guests. It is the perfect way to greet guests when the enter the venue or certain sections of the day or timeline. 

We have our vintage horsebox bar and also custom built unique 6ft vertical garden Prosecco wall along with multiple drink stands and stations that can be arranged to be self service or with a server helping guests. 

These can be added to any other packages an services if required at special rates but stand alone services start from €1,200 for 2 hours

Mobile Bar Hire with a difference: 

We are a full service mobile bar and events company with years of experience providing all shapes and sizes of drink services for weddings. There is something very special about being able to add enjoyment on what is already such a joyous and wonderful occasion. 

Many couples are booking the bar for their cocktail services, reception drinks and day two parties, as it’s the ideal way to provide a speciality open bar service for guests without that awkward bar tab or cut-off time behind a traditional venue or hotel bar. 

We do not sell or provide alcohol without a licence or venue's permission. We have a number of options to help and assist our clients including our two types of mobile bar services:

  1. - Dry Hire Bars: All our services and packages are Dry Hire (no alcohol sold or supplied), This means the client provides the alcohol and we plan and provide everything else. The packages are very customisable to suit all plans and budgets.
  1. - Supplied Bar service is provided through our trade suppliers at bulk cost price for you through an additional invoice. This is a done for you service, from start to finish so you do not have to worry about quantities, collections or deliveries. 

Mobile Bar Packages: 

- Soft Bar - Beer & Wine (Including self service beer stands and full selection of draft beers and prosecco)

- Spirits Bar / Gin & Tonic Bar: 

- Cocktail Bar Hire: (Cocktails Packages)

- Full Bar Service: (Full service of all the above) 

Why you should enquire & book in when you can:

- We operate a first come first serve basis when it comes to booking & securing dates.

- One booking per day bases: Limited availability: We currently only have one unique horsebox bar available for hire so it is based on limited availability. We can provide some additional booking of our services from other bars or units but requires advanced planning.

- We would love to learn more about your ideal plans but be aware we already have a number of key dates and busy weekends provisionally booked in for 2023/2024.

- All of our deposits are backed and guaranteed by Weddings Online for peace of mind. 

Get in touch today with the date and details of your special occasion, we’d be happy to create a bespoke package just for you and your guests!

Reviews of The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire

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Sarah and Declan
Married on 23rd Oct 2021
Such gorgeous memories! Thanks so much guys it was absolutely fabulous! We love seeing the photos and videos. We would highly recommend The Irish Horsebox Bar to everyone for any occasion!
Added 17th Jan 2022
Raisa & Gavin
Married on 24th Sep 2021
"Honestly can not thank you enough. Our guests were so impressed not just by the amazing cocktails and drinks but the service they received was second to none! Best in the business. Thank you soooo much x." Raisa & Gavin
Added 29th Sep 2021
Sherice Verdon
Married on 29th Dec 2019
We were so pleased with the professional service and delivery by The Irish HorseBox Bar. Our guests were delighted with the selection of teas, coffees and delicious hot chocolate along with a large selection of festive treats outside the Church. Everyone is still talking about it and it was such a wonderful addition to the day. We can highly recommend the team.
Response from The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire
Dear Sherice, thank you for your kind words. We were delighted to be part of your special day.
Added 7th Jan 2020
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Married on 2nd Nov 2019
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.
Response from The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire
Wow Darragh, we are blown away by your words. Thank you for this very kind review. It was a pleasure to be part of your special day.
Added 8th Nov 2019
Katie Cassidy
Married on 30th Aug 2019
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.
Response from The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire
Thank you Katie, we were so pleased to be part of your special day and really appreciate your lovely feedback.
Added 24th Sep 2019
Married on 11th May 2019
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.
Response from The Irish Horsebox Bar Hire
Thanks so much for the kind words Aileen, we really appreciate your feedback. It was our pleasure to be part of your celebration.
Added 8th Nov 2019
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Amanda Williams
Married on 4th May 2019
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.
Added 28th May 2019
Louise Kerr
Married on 12th Apr 2019
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.
Added 19th May 2019
Married on 25th Feb 2019
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.
Added 29th Apr 2019
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Sharyn and Dave
Married on 28th Jul 2018
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.
Added 16th Apr 2019
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