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To Have & To Hire Weddings & Events


About Us


To Have & To Hire Events is a creative team offering venue styling and decor for your event.  The team is headed up by our Director, Sara Ellis. 


Sara originally trained as a computer programmer and has successfully started two businesses with her husband.  More recently Sara was a partner in the Wedding & Events related business Not Just For Hire.  After much soul searching Sara decided to go out on her own and To Have & To Hire Events was born.

Sara has worked tirelessly over the last 3 years for Not Just For Hire. Over the last year has brought 92 couples dreams to life.   Not Just For Hire was even featured in OK magazine for a celebrity wedding! 


What you can expect

From the moment you place an enquiry with us, you can expect to receive a highly personal service.  Whether you are hiring items from us or planning your whole day with To Have & To Hire Events, you're important to us.  We work closely with lots of venues and we will be available and stay in contact (with you and your venue) throughout the process, so you don't feel abandoned.  Communication is key!


Why choose us

Sara is passionate about what she does and this flows through to her team.  We work with a collective team of suppliers who we trust, we do not recommend anyone that we have not met or worked with before.  After all how can we recommend them if we have not seen the work that they are producing.  

In the last six months alone we have become recommended suppliers for another six of the south's premium venues, this in itself shows the level of service that we provide.  We also run two of our own wedding venues.

Not only do we offer a decor and styling service and a dry hire service we also a full planning for your day, alongside this we can also offer a coordinator for your actual event or wedding day. 

So you can see we have a wealth of knowledge in the industry and we would love to work with you to bring your ideas to life.  After all our motto here is We Imagine! We Create!.


Don't take our word for it.  This is what people say about us!


"We hired a range of games for our wedding in May 2016. The team delivered the games on time, were very reasonably priced and great to deal with. Our guests loved the games, they're a perfect addition to any wedding. Thank you." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   - Martine & Andy

"Sara made our wedding day look AMAZING!!! All the decorations were more than we could have wished for and the LOVE sign made the evening- all our guests wanted pictures with them! Thank you for all your hard work and dedication- it was perfect xxxx"

- Vickie Harvey

"From the moment me and Kerry met Sara in the office we knew she completely understood the wedding style we were after from the off. In the build up to the big day we had many ideas, some of which were fairly unique, and ultimately we saw them come to life exactly how we imagined. And for those areas which we were unsure of Sara made some great suggestions that were perfect. We got married at LongFurlong Barn and Sara managed that relationship with them so we did not have to worry about anything. The team here even made it through some windy, stormy conditions to erect some of the styling on site and the barn looked incredible. (See the photo albums). We cannot thank you enough for the hard work that went into our day (we even had personalised sparklers!!!)"

- Chris & Kerry Bleach

"Brilliant company from the start right up till my wedding day provided everything we needed. The venue looked amazing and so many of my guests kept saying to me how lovely it was decorated. Thank you."

- Samantha Witherden

"Fantastic company to work with. Sara and her team took our vision and created a truly magical setting. It was perfect!
Their work is superb from start to finish!"

- Charlotte Durrant

"To have and to hire decorated our wedding venue and what can I say wow!! It looked amazing!!! Sara and the team were simply amazing!! They couldn't of done anything more to make our dream wedding come true! Very professional and friendly and we will definitely use them again in the future! Thank you again "

- Helen Crouch

"Sara literally made my wedding dream come true. There was not one thing that she could not do, her dedication and passion is so commendable, the passion and energy is infectious. If you are looking for an amazing service and someone who understands how to bring your vision to life, then I highly recommend you use Sara. Thank you for make our day so memorable for us x"

 - Shakira & Matt Talbot

"Having photographed at weddings by 'To Have & To Hire' I can safely say they are amazing professionals in all they do. Haven't seen a wedding like it before or to this day. Highly recommended."

- Barney Warner

To Have and to Hire made made the barn we had for our wedding look so beautiful. Magical. We had so many complements about how good it all looked! My husband and I would use them again for any occasion! Sara and her team are so kind and listen to what people want. I would highly recommend them to anyone!! A big huge thank you xx

- Amanda & Matthew Cooper

We can't thank Sara enough for her help in adding the little touches to our wedding reception! Right from the beginning she really made us feel at ease and ensured that we had everything covered! The games went down particularly well with the kids (and the grown ups to) and it was great that they created signs for us that they didn't already have in stock to help with the personal touches like with our guest quilt we had everyone sign. We couldn't have asked for more! Thank you Sara and the team for everything!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Mr & Mrs Gardner