Our Story

We are proud to introduce ourselves, we are Sandra and Belinda, we met back in 2000 and became firm friends, we love to share our story and how we met and fell in love with Hettie.

Our story begins in 2012 when 2 best friends dreamed a dream, we were sat on a balcony of an apartment in Portugal, drinking funnily enough a rather large G&T. We shared with each other what we would really love to do should we have the opportunity.

From there the dream of a converted Horse Box began, we knew we couldn’t rush, and we knew we had to plan. Every time we met, we would discuss our dream with added enthusiasm, Sandra began to collect everything she thought we would need, it’s a surprise how much your dream can mushroom, your ideas can run away with you.

In 2017 we were asked to cater for a very special event , we gathered our items and worked with our client to ensure she and her guests received a unique Afternoon Tea Event. In 2019 we began to build an inventory of all the stock we had to ensure we could offer the best experiences, be that a wedding, an afternoon tea for a birthday or anniversary, right up to and including corporate events.

We then began in mid-2019 to search for our perfect partner, we knew this partner had to be special, had to have some quirky unique traits, just like us. Travelling up and down the country we viewed a number of excellent conversions, but we knew they weren’t ‘The One’. Then one dark wet and cold night in February 2020, we found her.

Hettie

She is a beautiful 1969 Rice Box conversion, she offers a uniqueness we had been searching for, beautiful copper interior with bespoke wooden surfaces, we knew instantly she was ‘The One’ (I invite you to view our gallery and challenge you not to fall in love with Hettie as much as we did.

At The G&T Box we will always ensure a professional drinks experience for your guests, served from our bespoke and unique converted Horsebox. We have prescribed drinks packages e.g. Prosecco and various Gins, we are also in the unique position to offer local brewed Craft Beers inc Lager and IPA from the Kitchener Brewery Ampthill. This availability is exclusive to The G&T Box.

We are an agile business and your special day is important to us, we can tailor make a package to suit your requirements.

Events

MAKING EVENTS HAPPEN

Event Hire Specialists - We Hire vintage crockery of all styles mixed and matched, an extensive range of cake plates, glass wear, seat covers and sashes and much more. We’ve built a reputation for providing excellence in event bar hire and catering world to the most prestigious corporate, private, government, music and sporting groups in the country.

We have an extensive product range and our service offering goes above and beyond protocol, helping our clients create memorable one-off and annual events; making events happen!

If you need us to, we can look after every part of your event journey. Planning, product rental, delivery, set up, support, collection – we’ll even wash up.

WEDDINGS

If you’re after a truly extraordinary wedding, we’re your perfect match. We work closely with couples, wedding planners, caterers and marquee companies and even offer free wedding consultations to help you create your vision. We also have an extensive range of linens, crockery, cutlery, kitchen equipment, whatever you need to add a touch of class to your big day. We can advise on room layouts and chair choices, to colour schemes and cake stands, simply make an appointment with us and come on down to our Hettie and speak with our wedding specialists.

CORPORATE EVENTS

Are you arranging a corporate event and looking for a unique mobile bar? Or are you arranging a team bonding day/staff appreciation day? If so, look no further as we can provide our luxury horsebox to give a wow factor to your event. We have a number of packages available starting from simple bar hire to customised packages. Our Horsebox can be unbranded and rebranded with your company logo if required.

PRIVATE PERSONAL GATHERINGS

ANNIVERSARY, BIRTHDAY, BAPTISM AND MORE

Everybody loves a great party, especially our dedicated party-planning planner. The only thing they like more than a challenge is an authentic, exceptional final product. To help ease some of the pressure on you, our experienced party planner is here to help with your every need, however big or small. Whether it’s, Linen, crockery, glasses, cutlery equipment, we pride ourselves on the breadth and quality of our products and stock the most stylish range of vintage mix and match china. With the combination of your passion and vision with our expertise and product range, we’ll put on a party they’ll never forget!

Are you looking for a mobile bar or even a Cafe for your event? If so, we at The G&T Box can provide our amazing converted Hettie dressed and ready to support your event. Garden Parties, village halls, all locations are viable.

We have several different offerings and we have the flexibility to meet your ideas and wishes.

Afternoon teas

From our vintage horsebox we can offer a traditional tea, will serve generously filled sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones accompanied by fresh cream and jam. You can choose from a wide range of teas – black, green, fruit teas and of course, coffee.

In addition to the above you can also add a greater variety of savoury options such as scotch eggs and sausage rolls. We offer a flexible pricing approach to our ‘per person’ costs.

Why not make your treat extra special by adding a glass of prosecco and enjoy the Sparkling Afternoon Tea.

Tradional Afternoon Tea is £22 per person; Sparkling Afternoon Tea is £28 per person.

Gin Afternoon Tea which will be served from our vast range of antique cups and saucers displayed from our Gin Tree and is £30 per person

Hire of Hettie for the Afternoon Tea event will be £250, arriving and setting up an hour before your guests.For events of 50+ attendees this fee is not applicable

Packages

Please see some our typically popular packages below, if none of these aren't quite right for your event, no problem, we will tailor a package to suit your needs.

  • The G&T Box® can provide a fully licensed drinks experience for the entire day and or step in for the evening.

    FULL DAY HIRE INCLUDES -

    Set up and dressed to suit the theme of your Wedding (Details will be agreed pre event date) and 2 staff members

    Arrival drinks, table wine accompanied with still and sparkling water during your meal, We can supply an array of bubbles for your toast, pre-selected before the big day.

  • Whilst we have a typical drinks package, we appreciate everyone’s tastes and budgets are different. We are more than happy to put together bespoke menus agreed prior to your wedding. If you have an idea in mind, we can explore the various options open to you and agree how we will meet your request.

    For the addition of evening guests, you may like to put some money behind the bar for them to enjoy a complimentary drink. We will accommodate this with an agreed monetary value and can issue, for example a voucher allocation.

    If you would like a free bar for your guests, we would take an upfront payment and bill you for the remainder afterwards. Alternatively, you could put some money behind the bar for all your guests to enjoy and we start to charge guests when this has been used.

    As part of our Wedding Favours we can supply a voucher per person for their complimantary drink.

    Hire Fee: This is flexible based on location and will be discussed and presented clearly, we also take into consideration your budget.

  • If it’s just a cash bar you require for a full or part of the day, we can support that as well. We can serve your guest with a variety of drinks. We will dress Hettie to suit the theme of your event and will ensure you and your guests experience a special and unique event.

  • Set up and delivery of Hettie with a staff member remaining with her for the duration of the event. This means you stock the Horsebox Bar with your alcohol, and we serve the drinks. We can work with your Hotel by supplying our Horsebox Bar for them to stock their alcohol and use their staff to serve the drinks. If you want the Horsebox Bar at your event, we can work a way to make it happen!

  • We also have the option of our Horsebox Bar being hired out as a Café Bar.

    We understand that alcoholic drinks may not be your ‘cup of tea or coffee!’ No problem, we can set up our Horsebox to serve tea, coffee and hot chocolate all served in compostable cups and lids.

    We can offer an extensive arrange of Sandwiches, Cakes, Tray Bakes, Cake Pops and handmade sweets. We also offer an array of edible wedding favours as seen in our Gallery

  • This option has been very popular of late for Weddings, you may not want to sit and have a the standard hot meal, (Beef or Salmon) why not have a unique and personally chosen afternoon tea, with a prior tasting event for you and your partner we will serve your guests with a variety of sandwiches (rolls and wraps) followed by the full scone, cream and cake parade. (all chosen at your pre wedding taster)

    We have an extensive array of Teas from the traditional black to various fruit flavours, we can also supply coffee for those that require.

  • We have over 130 different sets of china which are perfect for this type of Wedding Feast. These can be seen in our gallery.We set the tables out with antique china, cups, plates and cake stands, we can offer gin in the cup with a variety of tea pots holding tonics, we are open to your ideas and wishes ensuring your day is truly memorable.

Pricing

Below are typical examples with pricing for some of our most popular selections

hellothegandtbox@gmail.com

07539930465 / 07831818733

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