Sapphire Occasions - FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions for the services that we supply.

If you have a query that is not answered here please contact us.

Magic Photo Mirror

  • Guests stand in front of the stylish, top of the range, full length, Hollywood style mirror.
  • Choose from the selection of crazy, fun props (if you are having more than one picture, you may want to get some other props ready too!).
  • Animations, play and guide guests through the process.
  • Get ready and pose for your picture(s) (You can select to have one picture or 3 pictures taken in the same shoot).
  • A personalised message can be written on screen which will appear on the photograph.
  • You will then receive a copy of the picture and a copy will be placed in an album for the bride/groom/customer, which will be presented at the end of the evening/event along with a USB stick containing all images.
  • The magic photo mirror is the latest photo booth concept.
  • Not many guests will have seen or experienced the magic photo mirror, making your party/event unique and one to remember!
  • Guests pose in front of the mirror instead of being inside a booth allowing other guests to interact and experience the fun too.
  • More people can fit in the photo with the magic mirror as there is no enclosed area.
  • The magic photo mirror Captures full length images which can be personalised with names, dates and logos.
  • Guests can add a personal message, using the interactive, touch screen technology.
  • Personal messages appear on the photograph, adding a lovely touch and making a great keepsake for you and your guests.
If you would prefer a photo booth, please see our selection on our photo booth page.
The magic photo mirror can sit discretely in the corner of even the smallest of venues. Of course, some floor space will be required for quests to gather to have their picture taken and a little bit of space for the props.
The dimensions of the mirror are 1.57m (H) x 0.92m (W)
A minimum area of approximately 3m x 3m would be recommended to make the area comfortable.
Yes, we have a fully trained, uniformed operator to assist should there be any issues.
Yes, we have public liability insurance.Click here for a copy.
All electrical equipment is PAT tested. Click here for a copy.
We have several package deals available:
  • Bronze package – 1 print per visit
  • Silver Package – 2 x prints
  • Gold Package – 1 Print for everyone in the picture and another picture for the album
We supply an album with the silver and gold package deal, which is presented at the end of the event along with a USB stick.
Yes, a USB stick will be presented at the end of the evening/ event to enable easy sharing with family and friends.
We usually arrive approximately one hour prior to your start time to set up (unless otherwise arranged) we begin dismantling when your hire time ends.
Sometimes we are asked to set up earlier than the arranged start time (for example, you would like us set up by 6pm but start at 8pm) this may be subject to additional charges of £25 per hour. Please speak to a member of our team to discuss your requirements.
Yes, we have a great selection of fun props which can be customised for weddings, birthday parties or Christmas parties.
No, unfortunately not as we require power and we can never rely on the great British weather!
The magic photo mirror can be set up upstairs providing there is a lift. The mirror is very heavy, therefore cannot be carried up stairs.
  • We require a power supply close by to set up.
  • Minimum of 3m x 3m space.
  • A small table to display props would be ideal.
There are no added travel/ fuel costs for events taking place within 30 miles of CH45. For events further away than this there will be charges of 30p per mile.
If you would like to proceed with the booking and secure your date, please complete the Quote Form.
We require £50 deposit payable by Bank Transfer/ Cash/ PayPal/ (We will send you details). You will then receive a booking confirmation. Full balance payment is due 2 weeks prior to your party/event or by cash on the night (if arranged).

Photo Booth

  • Guests select their props from the vast selection.
  • Step inside the booth with your friends (5-6 people per visit).
  • Select which background you would like from the green screen options.
  • Select if you would like to have one picture taken or 4.
  • Get ready and pose!
  • A copy of your photograph is ready almost instantly.
  • A copy is placed into an album where guests can leave a personal message.
  • Photo booths are becoming increasingly popular, adding fun and entertainment for all ages at special occasions and events.
  • Our fabulous, top of the range photo booths are a great way of keeping your guests entertained.
  • Hiring a photo booth is a fantastic way of capturing your special moments.
  • Green screen options are available, therefore producing fantastic photographs.
If you would prefer magic photo mirror, please see our magic photo mirror page.
The dimensions of the booth are 2.0m (H) x 1.3m (W) x 2.3m (D). A minimum area of approximately 5m x 5m would be recommended to make the area comfortable.
Yes, we have a fully trained, uniformed operator to assist should there be any issues.
Yes, we have public liability insurance. Click here for a copy.
All electrical equipment is PAT tested. Click here for a copy.
We have several package deals available:
  • Bronze package – 1 print per visit
  • Silver Package – 2 x prints
  • Gold Package – 1 Print for everyone in the picture and another picture for the album
We supply an album with the silver and gold package deal, which is presented at the end of the event along with a USB stick.
Yes, a USB stick will be presented at the end of the evening/ event to enable easy sharing with family and friends.
We usually arrive approximately one hour prior to your start time to set up (unless otherwise arranged) we begin dismantling when your hire time ends.
Sometimes we are asked to set up earlier than the arranged start time (for example, you would like us set up by 6pm but start at 8pm) this may be subject to additional charges of £25 per hour. Please speak to a member of our team to discuss your requirements.
Yes, we have a great selection of fun props which can be customised for weddings, birthday parties or Christmas parties.
No, unfortunately not as we require power and we can never rely on the great British weather!
The photo booth can be set up upstairs as it is dismantled into smaller parts.
  • We require a power supply close by to set up.
  • Minimum of 5m x 5m space.
  • A small table to display props would be ideal.
There are no added travel/ fuel costs for events taking place within 30 miles of CH45. For events further away than this there will be charges of 30p per mile.
If you would like to proceed with the booking and secure your date, please complete the Quote Form.
We require £50 deposit payable by bank transfer/ cash/ PayPal/ (We will send you details). You will then receive a booking confirmation. Full balance payment is due 2 weeks prior to your party/event or by cash on the night (if arranged).
Whilst a wheelchair would fit into the photo booth, it would be slightly awkward. The magic photo mirror may be more suitable for events with a lot of wheelchair users.

Chocolate Fountains

We arrive approximately 1 hour prior to starting time to set up the chocolate fountain.
Once the fountain is all set up and running, guests may come to the fountain where the operator will be serving.
Bitesize pieces of fruit and confectionary are placed onto a skewer and then smothered in beautiful, warm, luxury Belgian chocolate and served to you on a plate with a napkin. Guests are free to re-visit the fountain if desired. We supply enough chocolate and dips for the amount of guests specified when booking.
Our top of the range, luxury chocolate fountain makes a great eye-catching centrepiece and creates the most beautiful, mouth-watering aroma that is certain to have your guests talking about your party or event for a long time. Our fountain comes with an, attractive illuminated base, which can be set to match your colour theme which makes it really stand out.
We use the highest quality Belgian chocolate, which does not require oil to be added to it. We are often hired to provide a dessert alternative instead of the more traditional desserts provided by venues, often saving you money!
No. NEVER... We use only 100% luxury Belgian chocolate made especially for commercial chocolate fountains.
The price will depend on: How many guests we will be cater for? The location of your party or event? How many hours you would like to hire the fountain for? Please contact us for a quote.
Yes, our illuminated base can be set to any colour to match your colour theme along with flowers on the top of the fountain.
An experienced, uniformed attendant with be there to attend to your guests, set up and dismantle the fountain, replenish dips and keep it looking great throughout the event.
We cover all of the North West England and surrounding area, please complete the quote form for an accurate quote for your area.
Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. A £50 deposit is required to secure your booking.
We supply everything required, including plates, napkins, skewers, chocolate, dips and spoons... however we will need a level, sturdy table and a power socket nearby.
No. Our usual hire time is 2½-3 hours, we can be hired for longer or shorter periods to suit your requirements.
This is all managed by our operator.
No. Unfortunately not... The slightest breeze causes the disruption to the flow of the chocolate.
The most popular choices are: Strawberries, Marshmallows, Fudge, Turkish Delight, Profiteroles, Cookies, Flapjacks, Brownies, Grapes, Banana, Pineapple, Shortbread... many more... anything that you would like!
We will provide enough chocolate to serve the amount of people arranged, more chocolate is added to the fountain to keep it running smoothly.

Fun Casino

All guests playing at a Fun Casino are competing for entertainment only, although you may offer prizes if you wish, as no real money exchanges hands at a Fun Casino table.
On arrival at your event or party, and prior to the casino tables opening, each guest is presented with a fake $100 note (or notes*). Guests then exchange these notes for REAL casino chips at any of our tables and play for the allotted period of time (usually 3 hours).
Guests can move freely between tables – just like in a real casino – and at the end of the allocated playing period our croupiers will tally up individual winnings to determine who has won the most chips throughout the evening.
The person (or persons) who have accrued the most chips over the course of the evening is then declared the winner of the casino. It is that simple.
A fun casino is a fantastic way of keeping your guests entertained. As there is no real money involved, everyone can join in! The fun casino is a great ice-breaker and perfect entertainment for if your room is being changed around from daytime to evening reception or for evening entertainment. Our tables are luxury, full size casino tables and our staff are fully trained and experienced, providing an authentic, realistic casino experience without the risk of losing money!
No licence is required for a fun casino, providing that you do not make a personal gain from any funds raised, if a charity event, and that the sole reason for attending is not to win a prize.
If you are hiring our fun casino for a wedding or party and it is not a fundraiser then it is simply a case of booking and paying for the event hire.
If you are charging people to attend the event, the casino must not be the only "inducement to attend", it must be combined with a dinner, a disco, a social etc. All proceeds taken, after expenses have been deducted, have to go towards your chosen charity or church etc. No monies can be for personal gain. An event will be illegal if you hold it open to the general public, for example by advertising it in the local paper or outside of your venues premises on the pavement.
If a charity fundraiser etc the organiser will sell vouchers for a nominal sum, e.g. £5 for a voucher which would then be exchanged at the table for pretend fun money, usually around £100 fun money value. We never handle any cash and the only payment we receive is for the contracted hire of our tables, equipment and staff which is settled before the event takes place. Any money raised selling the vouchers must go to charity after expenses and NO personal gain is allowed.
The above can be found in more detail by observing the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 under SECTION 15.
The number of tables you will need is dependent on several factors such as how many guests you have and what other entertainment is available. Each table can entertain from 7 to 10 guests at any one time. There are some private gatherings where one table is ample. As a general rule a minimum of 2 tables is required to satisfy a gathering of 50 guests. For venues of over 200 hundred guests a combination of six to eight tables maybe needed. We are happy to offer free professional advice when needed.
We can provide up to twenty casino tables for your event.
  Roulette Blackjack Poker Dice Texas Holdem
Dimensions of Table 9ft x 5ft 6ft x 4ft 6ft x 4ft 6.5ft x 4ft 9ft x 5ft
Amount of people that can play at one time 10 comfortably but up to 20 could fit in 7 comfortable but up to 14 could fit in 7 15 10
Your prizes are only limited by your budget and imagination. Winners at our past events have been presented with bottles of champagne, bottles of wine, boxes of chocolate, gift vouchers and weekends away. You could even ask local businesses to donate prizes if it is for a good cause.
We always arrive at least one hour prior to the entertainment being provided. On average it takes 15- 20 minutes to set up or dismantle each table. If you have a large number of tables, we would arrive earlier, to enable us to ensure that sufficient time has been allocated for setting up.
It is best to book as early as possible to guarantee your specific dates, but we have managed to do an event with two hours’ notice.
A £100 deposit secures your booking with the balance payable on the day of your event after we have set up your tables.
We supply casino tables all over the North West England, North Wales and surrounding areas.
We can personalise fun money (at an additional cost). Pictures of the bride and groom, James Bond theme, business motive etc...There are some examples in our gallery.
Browse around our website to see the equipment in action. We do not buy commercial casino images for our website; here you see our staff and our equipment available for hire.
Yes, all of our tables have been dismantled to allow access to your venue. They are then set up in your chosen location.
This is fun entertainment; any guest wishing to try their hands at dealing will be encouraged and supported by the croupiers.
Any minors wishing to play are most welcome as long as an adult accompanies them.
Yes, we do have public liability insurance. Click here for a copy.
No, Sapphire Fun Casino’s main aim is to provide a fun experience for all ages and all players regardless of their previous knowledge. We are happy to teach and help players that have never played before or guide experienced players to improve their play.
All we require from you is some guests and space for our tables to be set up. Our tables are luxury, free standing tables which come with everything required.
No, this is illegal.
Only fun money can be exchanged at the tables. Real money can be used at some events such as fund raising events or charity events but the money can not be handled by our croupiers.
Sometimes we are asked to set up earlier than the arranged start time (for example, you would like us set up by 6pm but start at 8pm) this may be subject to additional charges of £25 per hour. Please speak to a member of our team to discuss your requirements.

Post box

By hiring our safe, attractive and secure postbox you will have one less thing to worry about! Our post-box is lockable, rest assured that your cards and gifts are kept safe.
The hire time can be for the evening only or for all day hire. Please speak to a member of our team to discuss your requirements.
Yes, we can decorate the post box to match your theme.
At the end of the hire time, we will deliver all contents of the post box to you or to your wedding co-ordinator (previous arrangements will be made).

Sweet Cart

Our professionally made sweet cart not only makes a great eye-catching centrepiece with its LED lights and decorations to match your theme. It comes packed full of your favourite sweet that are sure to be a hit with the children (and adults!).
We arrive to your venue, usually approximately an hour prior to arranged starting time. We set up, decorate your sweet cart, and fill the jars with sweets. Once we are set up, your guests are free to help themselves to the great selection of sweets. We return at the end of the hire time to dismantle and remove the cart (unless other arrangements have been made).
We supply approximately 100-150g of sweet per guest which is usually more than enough.
Yes, there is a sweet selection page on our website for you to select from.
A small deposit is required but is fully refundable.

4ft LED Sparkling LOVE Letters

Our bespoke, LED twinkling light, handcrafted, 4ft LOVE letters make a beautiful addition to your wedding and are sure to WOW your guest. The LOVE Letters add a lovely effect to your room and enhance your wedding photographs and videos. The photographer will ‘LOVE. them!
Usually the hire time for the LOVE Letters is 3 hours, if you would like to hire them for longer then please contact a member of our team to discuss options.
All we need you to supply is the space for us to put the letters.
The LOVE Letters are battery operated allowing the freedom to set up anywhere.
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