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On Hitched.co.uk since 2020

Last update: March 2024

Barn Owl Ring Bearers are a unique wedding service with over 25 years of professional experience.

The organisation is operated by Stuart Laidler, one of the UK's top commercial Falconers with a strong background in wedding planning and hospitality. Stuart and his dedicated team train white Barn Owls to deliver the wedding rings during the ceremony in an elegant and romantic manner. The silent flight of the highly-trained Owls makes the delivery of your wedding rings a truly unique and special moment. The team offer this amazing service nationally at indoor or outdoor ceremonies

Services Offered

Barn Owl Ring Bearers create an unforgettable moment during your wedding. The experienced owl will carry both rings to your nominated person during the ceremony. The team can arrive discretely, keeping the owl as a surprise for your guests.

The owl team stay for one hour after the ceremony so your guests can enjoy some fantastic photo opportunities whilst handling the beautiful owl.

An additional tiny owl (just a few inches tall) is also available for handling after the ceremony. This is a lovey way to surprise and entertain your guests.

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Jay
Jay R. Sent on 12/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our guests were amazed!!

This was the ultimate surprise for our wedding this April - an owl ringbearer! Juno and Gizmo (owls) attended our wedding with their fantastic and friendly handlers, who had everything ready to go and under control. They secretly rehearsed with the Groom and the best man so everything was clear to the people involved in the ceremony with what was going to happen. We made sure to check (secretly) for guests with ornithophobia and made sure that they were sat away from the aisle, but there was no issue; Juno flew down the aisle beautifully and was admired by all! The two handlers and the owls stayed to greet our guests (very popular with everybody, in particular the children!) and we had some lovely photos with them as part of our big day. An excellent 'something special' to book for your wedding.
Lisa
Lisa W. Sent on 14/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wow wow wow

Sam (the owl) was just amazing! A true professional.

We were prepared for things to go wrong but though it would at least give us some funny memories to look back on. However Sam knew his stuff! He was so well behaved and the gasps from the guests as he swooped in with our rings is something we will never forget.

I can’t describe the emotion felt as he flew towards us…. It really did take my breath away.

The ceremony was magical but Sam and his team made it so so special. We have some beautiful photos and our guests absolutely loved meeting him and his friend afterwards. The whole team were just lovely people and it was a pleasure and an honour to have them at our wedding.
John
John P. Sent on 23/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A touch of magic that our guests couldn't stop talking about!

We are so glad we choses Eagle Enterprises to take part in our wedding, both the owls delighted our guests and had everyone smiling! We kept it a secret until the moment Sam the Barn Owl flew down the aisle to deliver our rings, and the gasp from our guests was great! The handler Roy was very kind and patient answering everyone's questions and our 90 year old grandparents were thrilled to hold Fuzz the Scops Owl. Roy was also happy for us to have pictures taken with both owls, once he was sure they were settled. It is very clear that the owls are well cared for and are at ease with being handled, which is a relief as an animal lover. The training was very thorough and efficient, so our ring bearer was confident when the moment arrived.
Alex
Alex Sent on 08/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!

Roy attended our wedding with Bilbo the owl as our ring bearer. They were both absolutely incredible. Roy put me at ease instantly and made me feel comfortable with handling the owl. The whole process was so much easier than expected, and simple to learn.
Roy had traveled so far just to make our day special and he definitely succeeded.
All of our guests were amazed as we had kept the owl a secret, and he was the highlight of the day, everyone loved holding and petting him afterwards.
We also had Fuzz the little owl in attendance, for holding. Both of the owls are so well trained and easy to handle. The whole experience of having owls at our wedding made it memorable and unique 🦉
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Richard E. Sent on 20/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A massive talking point!

We had both Bilbo & Fuzz at our wedding.

Bilbo did a fantastic job flying our wedding rings down the isle & stayed for photos afterwards. Fuzz the small owl then made an appearance for photos with our guests while we were off having our photos taken.

They were fantastic to deal with & made it a total surprise to my wife and all our wedding guests.

If you want something unique that people will be talking about long after the wedding then book them!
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Charlotte Sent on 05/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

What a brilliant addition to our day!

My husband and I decided to use an owl ring bearer at our barn wedding, and we couldn’t recommend Stuart and the team enough. They were wonderful at talking the best man through all the steps, and Bilbo the owl was such a brilliant little addition to our day! We decided to keep it secret from our guests, and it was such a lovely moment to see the surprise and laughter on people's faces as he flew down the aisle.

Bilbo was incredibly well behaved, very patient, and did his job exceptionally – he stuck around for a while after and so was the star of many photos! It was definitely a lovely talking point throughout the day.
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