About us

All about us

ELM Vintage Bar Hire was started in 2018  by Husband and Wife team Carl and Vanessa who have been together for 15years.

Vanessa’s background is very much in the hospitality industry from working reception and events in hotels to working behind the bar at a few pubs around Norwich as well as now being Cabin Crew serving passengers in the sky with Tui.

Carl grew up with his mum working and then running The Marlpit pub but also owned his own company Softplay2u which he ran 5years so understands the importance of customer service and the ins and outs of running your own business.

The ELM part of our name not only represents our wooden  bar but is also the initials of our 3 children, Ellie-Mae & Lillie-Grace our twin daughters and our little boy Mawgan (named after a little village in Cornwall where Vanessa was born)

2023 has started off a great year with ELM receiving their first wedding award from Hitched as best Mobile Bar Service in Norfolk based on customer reviews. https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-awards/norfolk
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ELM Vintage Bar Hire want to ensure your event runs smoothly so we offer a professional bar service offering a superb range of quality beers, wines and spirits.

As you would expect from a company who specialises in weddings – guests will be always be served by trained, uniformed staff with a bubbly personality, dedicated to making your event special.

Although our service is always tailored to your requirements you will find below a brief overview of the services we offer and the level of service you can expect.

At a cost of £30 we will organise the necessary licensing arrangements on your behalf. Including events at unlicensed premises and extended late licenses. This will be invoiced to you 4-6 weeks prior to your event.

A nicely stocked bar with draft lagers, ciders, ales, wines and spirits/mixers

We accept cash, *debit/credit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay. *3G/4G/5G or a wi-fi connection is required.

Our Staff are all family and friends and have been trained to bring you first class service with a smile.

Included in the supply of the bar is modern, attractive and clean glass wear and all the other equipment needed to serve the perfect drink including refrigeration, ice and glass.

We are happy to liaise directly with other parties such as the venue or caterers to ensure that the event runs smoothly.


Here are your owners Vanessa and Carl

Meet our team

You may have seen names when we post our bars across social media but here is the latest picture of our fantastic team
Back from left to right: Baz, Carl and Russel
Middle: Alina, Vanessa, Susan, Jody, Liam, Alice, Becca
Front: Kerry and Wayne
Missing: Ami, Molly, Louisa

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