About Us

Beautifully converted mobile horse trailer bars, plus many other vintage and handmade hireables to truly elevate your wedding or event.

About
At Okehurst Design, we’re proud to be named experts in the supply of rustic and vintage products for both wedding and event hire.
We have a hire fleet consisting of two beautifully converted mobile horse trailer bars available for both Dry Hire + Fully Stocked & Staffed Hire.  Our trailers are designed and handcrafted by us at the Okehurst Design HQ and we pride ourselves in building conversions to a high quality which will look the part at any wedding, party or event. They’re built to be as versatile and multi-functional as possible and our renowned ‘Horse And Saddle’ bar has been described as “an absolute show stopper” and “the most beautiful bar on the market”.
Our vintage horse trailers are sure to look the part and provide the wow factor at your wedding, party or event and are available for hire across Sussex & Surrey.

To truly complete the look, we have an ever-growing collection of beautiful rustic and handmade hireable extras, from additional bars and wooden barrels, to vintage furniture sets, signage, crates, planters and much more.
We’d love to help make your event extra special and our team is dedicated to providing a friendly and personal service from the very first enquiry to completion.
Please browse our hire page for inspiration and more information.

The Story behind Okehurst Design:
Okehurst Design started in the summer of 2018 after ‘The Horse And Saddle’ trailer was first launched. The idea behind this first conversion came when our family business (Universal Trailers) started to accumulate a variety of vintage and often unloved horse trailers. That, combined with a family engagement where the ‘husband-to-be’ happened to be a very skilled carpenter & builder, we decided to take on the challenge of giving one of the trailers some much needed TLC . We decided to make a horse trailer bar fit for the wedding which would be like no other so we got together with a talented local engineer for the metal fabrication side of things and combining their skills meant this dream could become a reality.

With countless compliments and enquiries, we decided to hire it out to others and it soon became the most sought after mobile bar to hire in Sussex and Surrey!
Our family business, ‘Universal Trailers’, have been a main Ifor Williams dealer  for over 37 years so our trailer of choice to convert had to be an Ifor Williams as we wanted to stay loyal to the brand we have dealt with for decades.  After much consideration, we eventually decided on a 1992 HB505R.

Alongside this conversion, we also made and collected many other handcrafted, beautiful vintage and rustic items to help decorate and style our venue. Since then, we’ve added further items to our collection which can be hired out, either along with our horse trailer bars, or separately.
Our other beautifully converted horse trailer, ‘The Heidi’ is ideal to be used as a mobile bar, shop or serving station. This was again built at our Okehurst HQ and originally designed to be used as a mobile florist shop but it has now been altered for use as a bar and beyond. The Heidi is perfect for smaller venues, garden parties, christenings and intimate weddings. The Heidi has also been hired out in conjunction with our other bars for larger parties, weddings and events. The Heidi has been painted in a subtle pale green exterior and fitted out with copper interior worktops. 


We are very proud of our fleet of bars and hireable extras which have subsequently been out to a variety of weddings, parties and corporate events where they have made a huge impact and received countless compliments.
 


Photography credits:
Jake Darling Photos - www.jakedarling.co.uk
Liam Smith Photography - www.liamsmithphotography.com
Philippa Sian Photography - www.philippa-sian.co.uk
Stephanie And Nicole Photography - www.stephanieandnicole.com