Wedding party for Chloe and Tim.
I (aunt of the bridegroom from Scotland) just wanted to say how marvelously I thought you organised this party. All the decorations (I especially loved the ones going up the stairs), the hay bales and other places for people to sit, the area for children to play, the siting of the tables, all the various rooms and bars, the lavatories with endless towels and baby changing mats.
And then the food: a marvellous and varied picnic set out so swiftly and well (and then equally swiftly cleared away), and the barbecue cooked throughout the afternoon, the fresh drinking water, the constant availability of drinks, soft and hard, and above all, the efficiency, enormous hard work yet smiling friendliness of all of you working there – it was really impressive.
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THREE CHEERS TO HAGGLERS!
Me and my mate were looking for somewhere rather unique for our ’big’ birthday bash. We wanted to find a venue that could offer something different, something that could bring our diverse family and friends together on a cold November night. We found Hagglers Corner and it was love at first sight.
Sarah and Dave, the owners, clearly love the place too. They have imaginatively restored this little artisan’s corner into a hive of workshops, both indoor and outdoor venue space and a cosy cafe, set around a private furnished courtyard with its optional marquee: Just what we were looking for…
On the night, the cafe morphed into a licensed bar (mutually selected options), fire pits were lit and the marquee glowed under an array of lights and eastern fabrics. It was an amazing atmosphere even before the guests had arrived. We chose to cater for ourselves (Sarah can offer an in-house alternative) and there was ample space for us to serve food under the marquee to our 100-plus guests. Music was rigged up everywhere thanks to Dave’s myriad cables and gadgets (outdoors limited to 9pm in consideration of local residents).
Included in the very reasonable package was a large upstairs room – warm and furnished ready for phase two of our night- dancing! We did our ‘thing’ with our DJ spinning the vinyl – literally – until midnight. Dave and his excellent bar-staff inconspicuously made sure that everything was running the way that we had planned. From start to finish, Hagglers was buzzing yet everyone relaxed into its totally chilled- out atmosphere.
Our ‘birthday bash’ was fun and certainly memorable, made special by Hagglers itself; by being the unique Corner that Sarah and Dave have created.
There are on-going happenings, classes and events on a daily basis but we highly recommend it for that very ‘special’ celebration.
Our thanks go to Dave and Sarah for your patience, your flexibility and for getting it right on the night.
Wishing you every success,
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A celebration of life
Our family recently held an event at Haggler’s Corner to remember and celebrate the life of my eldest son, who died suddenly at the end of March.
This was an emotional occasion and we were anxious to have a fitting and successful ceremony followed by a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere to welcome and thank family and friends who participated. We used the large room upstairs as well as the court-yard and café.
We would like to thank Sarah, Dave and the staff at Haggler’s for their sensitivity, support, efficiency and concern both before and during the event. The day was smoothly run, delicious food was provided and most importantly, Haggler’s created a caring, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere throughout the afternoon and evening. We are grateful for the warm, friendly and helpful attitude of all concerned.
Haggler’s Corner was the perfect place for the event and my son would have loved being part of the occasion.