• Alan Barlow

Ice Sculpture Testimonials

Updated: Apr 13

Hi Alan Many thanks for supplying the luge for Saturday - it was an absolutely superb feature and saw some massive action on the vodka/rum punch/wine/beer (in fact by the end - just about anything was going down it!!). I've given your details to a few of the guests who asked, so you may see some enquiries coming your way from the Welwyn area!! Anyway - big thanks again and hope business thrives in this hot weather.


(Essex) 15th July 2013

Hi Alan,

You did it again, another fantastic ice sculpture.

It fitted so well in to the Hollywood/Oscar themed party – everyone loved it.

I am already starting to think about next year’s party and i have some thoughts about something a bit different with the ice, I won’t hesitate in calling on you again – you and your team are fantastic.


(Oxford) 7th Dec 2013

Hi Alan

Please see feedback below with regard to the BIBA event that took place last Thursday:

Ice Sculpting Challenge - The guys were fantastic. Staff thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience - especially the chain saw demonstration! Would definitely recommend this activity. Please pass on my


Thanks for your assistance with this event.

Kind regards,


(Windsor Team event) 5th Dec 2013

Alan, just a quick note to thank you for the luge(s) delivered to the Wardroom Mess in Portsmouth for the xmas ball last week. It was just the job and added to the success of the event.


Royal Navy Portsmouth 6th Dec 2013

Hi Alan

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the ice sculpture that you created for our party on Friday evening. It was fantastic and everyone was ‘wowed’ by it.

Many thanks for helping the party go with a bang !

Kind Regards

Clare Client Communications Analyst

Hi Alan

Thanks to you and the team for the ice heart and getting everything in the ice! and delivered to Chatham nice and early.

The heart looked fab. This was the first event we have done for this centre as a retained agency and they were really pleased with how everything went.

Will be in touch next time we need something created in ice.

Many thanks


Katie White

Devon 10th Feb 2014

Hi Alan

Thanks for being so helpful and organizing the carving for us last Wednesday at such short notice, it looked fabulous it really pulled our event together with a great centerpiece lit up on the outer terrace

Needless to say I’ll be recommending you and the next time we need another I’ll be in touch but hopefully with more notice

Thanks again



Radisson Blu, London, September 2014

Hi Alan,

Many thanks for getting the vodka luge to us on time. It went down a storm & we made £260 in charity donations, so that's good & lots of drunk people ha, ha Regards


Lincoln September 2014


Just wanted to say thanks for the ice sculpture at the party, everyone was saying how lovely it was.

Thanks again


West Midlands

4th Oct 2014

Hi Jenny

Payment made today

Invoice number 15-013

A big thank you to Alan for a very professional service.

Kind Regards

Andy Billericay 27th Sept 2014


Just a quick note to say the Vodka Luge was spectacular! We really did get a fabulous response over it & it helped raise lots of money for the cancer charity.

I've attached a picture for you!

Many thanks


Frome11th Oct 2014

Hi Alan,

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the incredible ice sculpture. It was absolutely fantastic and we really appreciate all your hard work and listening to our suggestions!

It was a real talking point at the event and everyone loved it so thanks again.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind Regards

Chloë Feb 2016

Dear Alan

Just sending a huge thank you for the fantastic '50' vodka luge on Saturday! It went down really well at our party, becoming the star attraction as you can imagine. I was really pleased with the design - it was perfect for our party, and incorporated the flowers as you said.

Several bottles of vodka got tipped down there, and then the guests moved on to Prosseco (!), brandy, rum, whatever they could lay their hands on! We had a wild time!

Anyhow, thank you for your service, prompt delivery etc, and I will certainly recommend you to others.

The ice luge is still in our front garden (obviously much depleted) but still hanging in there due to the cold weather.

Pics of luge in situ attached. Feel free to use pics of the sculpture on your website. If both pics do not attach, pls let me know - file sizes are quite large!

Kind Regards


Thame Oxon Nov 2014

I hope this email finds you well?

Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say a huge thank you to your team that joined us just before Christmas.

I feel we had a great response to the activity (I know I certainly enjoyed myself!), and the feedback has all been excellent. So again I’d like to say thank you for all your time and hard working in helping to make sure our event was a great success.

If you do however have any feedback about how to improve the event or any notes for us, then please do let us know.

All the best for 2015 to everyone at Ice Creations,

Many thanks again and kind regards,


Dec 2014

Hi Alan,

Thank you so much for providing the ice luge for our festival. It was a fantastic event and everyone was impressed with the vodka luge.

I would certainly recommend you in future.

Kind regards,


High Wycombe 16th Sept 2015

Dear Alan,

I hope you are having a good weekend.

Thank you so much for our ice luge and apologies for not saying this earlier!

Everyone loved it.

I'm hoping you have received payment by now as well. Please let me know if otherwise.

All the best.



September 2015-10-12

Hi Alan,

I'm very sorry I didn't get to meet you in person on Friday night, but I wanted to say a huge thank you for the camel luge! I went down so well with the guests and everyone really enjoyed it!

Thanks again.

Best wishes,

Amanda Warwick Feb 2016

Hi Alan,

We wanted to say a huge thank you for supplying the ice luge for the event on Friday evening. It looked fantastic and the guests loved it!

You helped us to create a fabulous event and we really do appreciate it.

Thanks again,

Kind Regards


Event Operations Manager

Good morning,

I just wanted to say a big thank you - the ice sculpture looked absolutely brilliant and the client was over the moon with it!

Many thanks


Hi Alan,

Just doing a bit of post wedding debrief!! Thank you so much for our vodka luges - they were amazing! I have written the following endorsement for you to use as you wish.

I contacted Ice Creations as I wanted to surprise my groom with vodka luges of our dogs! Alan offered a very competitive price and showed great enthusiasm and commitment to ensuring the sculptures were exactly as I imagined. I was not disappointed! Thank you so so much,

Mr and Mrs Scott!!!

Thanks Alan

Jade xxx

June 2016

Hi Alan,

Sorry it has taken me so long to write to you, but I have been busy moving house for Jade. We just returned home late last night.

I wanted to thank you very very much for our wonderful vodka luges. They were perfect, an inspired choice by Jade to surprise Adam and a dream you made into reality....wow!

I know that Jade has been in touch and just want to reiterate whatever she said. I floated through the whole day and it was fantastic to see Jade and Adam so happy.

All these extra wee touches made the wedding.

Thank you again for your cheery, helpful manner, care, attention to detail and competitive pricing.

All was appreciated

Michelle x

June 2016

Hi Alan,

The team had a great time in the ice sculpting session, and I’m worried how I will find something to top it next year! Absolutely fantastic teambuild! Alan and Dan were really engaging and encouraged great competition between us all. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ice Creations if you’re looking for a fun, competitive and different activity to bring your team together.

Kind regards,


Dyson Limited,

Dear Alan,

Thank you once again for our ice sculpture used on 13th August 2016. I have attached some of the pictures taken during the day of the sculpture. Everyone remarked at how amazing it was. Personally, I loved at how accommodating you were in allowing me to add in my minifigs and dinosaur moulds. If you ever want a quote for your website saying how fantastic the service was please ask as I would be extremely happy to let others know how brilliant the whole process was.

Thanks again,



August 2016

Hi Alan,

I just want to say a huge thanks for all your help for the ball - everyone in attendance was so impressed by everything!!! I've recommended you to everyone I know planning balls - I hope that's okay!!

I really enjoyed working with you,

Thanks again,



Dec 2016

Hi Alan it was great to meet you today. Just to let you know our bride, groom and all the guests loved the ice sculpture and it really made my day. I hope we get to use your services again some day.




Dec 2016

Hi Alan,

I just wanted to say a (slightly late!) huge thankyou to you for Greenwich Christmas Festival last Saturday. We’ve had tons of positive feedback on the event so thank you for being part of it.

Please do send me your invoice asap and I’ll get it processed –or if you’ve sent it to Joan perhaps then let me know!

Many Thanks


Dec 2016

Just a quick thankyou for last night- the sculpture looked wicked!



Dec 2016-12 - 18

My apologies for the delay in responding but I was out of the office yesterday.

Thanks for the invoice . . . that has gone straight into accounts.

And, for the record, the Game of Thrones luge amazed everybody, they all thought it was great and we did

indeed get through the 20 bottles of Vodka I brought up for it.

It was a great job done Alan and I wouldn't hesitate for a second in recommending you and Ice Creations as a marvellous

company that delivers what it says it is going to deliver. A masterful job indeed and I thank you very much for it.

With that I wish you a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Kindest regards



Dec 2016

Hi Alan,

Would just like to thank you and your team for the ice luge you provided for our staff Christmas party yesterday. It looked fantastic and used continuously throughout the evening.

Should we ever require these sort of services again, I will be sure to contact Ice Creations as a supplier.

Thank you again, and I hope you enjoy your Christmas!


(Manchester City Football Club)

Hi Alan,

I just wanted to say thank you for the ice luge you made for our party, it looked amazing and everyone loved it so it was a lovely surprise for everyone when they arrived. You did such a good job so thanks for your hard work.

Many thanks,

Becca Williams

4th March 2017

Thank you so much Alan, the ice sculpture was amazing.

Kind regards


(Cow Luge)


4th March 2017

It was a great success, though I hear quite a lot of red wine went through as well as vodka!

Getting outside at the end of the evening was an effort!!

thanks so much for such a reliable service


Swindon December 2016

Hi Alan,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for last Thursday!! The Ice Bar and Vodka Luge were amazing and looked fabulous, everyone loved them!!

They were the highlights of the party

Thank you for everything and I’m sure we’ll be in touch when it comes to planning our next party

Kind regards,


(Leicester) May 4th 2017

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a BIG thank you for the table centres on Saturday. They were truly spectacular and the bride was thrilled. They were certainly the subject of many conversations and the guests were fascinated by them

Once again thank you for all your help and assistance I will certainly be recommending you to anyone who needs a spectacular centrepiece for their event

All the best


May 2017

A quick message to say a MASSIVE thank you for providing some amazing services at the event last night in Windsor. There was fantastic feedback last night from the guests and the organisers so a big thanks goes out to you all.

I really do hope we can work together in the future and if I can help any of you in any way for referrals and testimonials I am happy to do so.

I need to upload some photos and then will send on. As soon as I have further feedback from the client/guesss I will pass on also.

Best wishes for a brilliant Summer!

Natalie and Ellen, The Private Dining London Team

July 2017


Hi Alan,

Just wanted to say thank you for the amazing ice vodka luge this weekend. We had great feedback, and I’ll definitely be in contact again for the ball next year!

Kind regards,


Business Development Executive

July 2017

Good afternoon, Alan,

I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Station Commander, Group Captain Norris, to pass on my sincere thanks to you and all of your team for the wonderful support to the RAF Shawbury Summer Ball.

Despite atrocious weather, the event was hugely successful and the feedback has been amazing. The Wessex ice sculpture was extremely popular and a major talking point. I will aim to provide some photos when I can.

I will certainly be recommending you to my successor for next year’s event and will be ensuring that I keep your details as I move to other units in due course.

Thank you again.



RAF Shawbury

July 2017

Hi Alan,

Just to say a HUGE thank you for the amazing ice sculpture you made for us.

It went down incredibly and really made the night!!

Would you like me to leave a review any where?

Best wishes,

Nic x Nichola

(East Yorkshire)

Sept 2017

Dear Alan,

Just want to say a huge thank you for your stellar work of art, which went down incredibly well on our big day and was quite the conversation starter. It is no small feat to satisfy a lawyer like myself when it comes to attention to detail and pedantry, but your Opeth luge was a masterpiece. Please pass our compliments on to the artist and fellow fan.

We will send a photo to the band themselves who I'm sure will be keen to see it, and of course will credit your company. If you have any other photos of the final piece please do send them through - our ones are from a bit later in the night when it had already started melting.

All the very best for the future and thanks again.

Rich & Sarah


Sept 2017

Hi Alan

I just wanted to email and thank you for the AMAZING ice sculpture that was done for the Bartestree Ball on Saturday. It looked amazing and was a hit with the guests.

I would have no hesitation in doing this again and recommending you to others for this.

Many thanks Emma


Oct 2017

Hi Alan

Just want to thank you so much for our ice sculptures, what can I say we was over the moon with them. They looked stunning esp with our theme. Everyone commented how amazing they was and castle wow absolutely loved It, vodka shots was fantastic was brilliant party piece.

Such a shame they melt away, kept a rose though for memories.

Carnt thankyou enough made our day even more magical.

Many many thanks


Yvette & Mel


Oct 2017

Hi Alan

Just a quick line to say how thrilled Mike and I were when we saw the Reindeer head ice sculpture luge..it was stunning..all our guests loved it ..

Sorry we didn't get to meet you when you were setting it up..the whole day was a whirlwind..

We go away for a few days on Thursday but when we're back we will leave some nice reviews on your website,Facebook etc.

Thanks again

Carol and Mike

Nov 2017

Good morning Alan

How are you?

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the ice sculpture last week. It went down a storm, our staff and clients loved it! It was spectacular.

We will definitely be in touch again in the future if we need another doing!

Thanks, and kind regards



Birmingham Dec 2017

Hi Alan,

Can I just say a MASSIVE thank you for the sculpture!

It was honestly a work of art!

Really really impressive.

I look forward to working with you again in future.



Wilmslow Dec 2017

Hi Gill, Alan

Alan I have been singing your praises regarding the team building event you held for us back in May. Let me introduce you to Gill who is considering holding the same for her department.

Gill most of the details you will need ie cost etc are below. Ive attached the order form I completed and a blank one. Alan sent me an invoice addressed to AZ, via paypal, which I paid with the company credit card.

I will leave you two to discuss but it was a fab day and people have said it’s the best team event they have ever done High praise indeed!



Dec 2017

Hi Alan,

Just wanted to say a quick thank you for providing such a fantastic sculpture/luge for our party on Wednesday. The Sky clients were all amazed at it – it really was a showstopper and got used a lot.

Thanks again,



Dec 2017

Good Morning,

I would like to thank you and your performers for the efforts on Saturday night. Despite some hiccups and last minute changes, the evening was a hit amongst our members and I really have to thank all the people helped make it so. From my perspective the shows were all fantastic and the ice sculpture was a real centrepiece for the night. I’ve placed your contact details onto our Entertainment contacts list so that future organisers can get in touch with you and hopefully engage your professional services again.

Warmest Regards


MOD Salisbury

Dec 2018

Hi Alan,

Just wanted to say thanks for the ice sculpture it went down a treat.

Thanks again,



December 2018

Hi Alan,

The Ice sculpture was superb, it went down an absolute storm at the party! Many thanks for all your hard work with it, we’ve got a summer ball coming up in July so I may well be asking for your help again!

Kind regards,


Helicopter Pilot

Royal Navy Culdrose

Feb 2018

Hi Alan,

Your invoice system is very easy to use! So that’s all paid. I’m so excited to see the luge! Can’t wait.

Thank you so much, see you later,



March 2018

Hello Alan,

Thank you again for all the work with the Merlin Ice luge you did for my wings party in February, it was excellent. Is there any chance of you doing a Chinese Dragon Ice Luge of the same size as the merlin for the RNAS Culdrose summer ball that i am arranging for the 7th of July? Attached is a picture of the sort of thing i thinking about. Let me know if this is all possible and if so how much it will be.

Kind Regards,


Royal Navy Culdrose

June 2018

Hi Alan

I would like to say thank you from me and my husband for the two kissing swan ice sculpture that you did for our wedding on 3rd April at Chateau Impney Hotel, it was beautiful.

Kind regards

Mr & Mrs Ahmed


July 2018

Hi Alan,

Just wanted to say thank you for our table plan it looked amazing all our guests were impressed.

Kind Regards


London King George V dock

July 2018

Alan, your ice sculpture was amazing. Thank you. I will send you some photos in a Few days xx



July 2018

Hi Alan

Just wanted to offer belated thanks for the Ice Sculpture for Saturday’s ball. It was a great success and received lots of compliments for its craftsmanship. Delivery and service were both great, thank you, and I think the sculpture helped the party go on well into the early hours of the morning (from what I remember)!

Very much appreciated and would highly recommend!




Royal Lancers Briish Army

September 2018

Hi Alan apologies for not contacting you sooner. It's been a hectic few days. I just wanted to thank you for the luge it was beautiful. I hope you dont mind i passed your details to someone at the club as they too loved the luge. I didn't give them any price details.

All the best and thanks again



September 2018

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for last Thursday – we’ve had some really good feedback from the team, they all had such a great time!

Your invoice has been paid via BACS, as we realized that we’d forgotten to give you the cheque – so sorry about that. Richard processed it for me on Monday as a same day payment, so it should be in your account.

I’ll certainly be recommending you and looking for opportunities to work with you in the future!

Sending you our best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

From all at Noble Events!

Kind regards,



Sept 2018

Nicola Senior Account Manager


Oct 2018

Hi Alan

I just wanted to let you know the Ice luges were a huge success! They arrived in one piece and everyone loved them.

Thanks so much for all your help. Would definitely recommend!




Oct 2018

Morning Alan ,

Just a quick thank you for the ice shoe Saturday it was absolutely superb and a real talking point at the party and still is days later. Excellent service from start to finish , know looking for an excuse for another party to order again. Once again many thanks.




Nov 2018

Hi Alan I’m finding it hard to put into words my thanks for the three ice sculptures that were delivered to The Grange Hotel on Saturday or my son's and now daughter in law's wedding

The ice gave the wedding meal that wow factor to the room. I have never thought that the silhouette luge would have so many guest taking photos before taking their seats. The two roses in ice took the Beauty and the beast theme to a whole new level of decor excellence.

We did find a pair of spectacles by one of the ice Rose which the hotel staff let belonged to your delivery driver. I gave the spectacles to reception in a light blue glasses case to protect them. The receptionist put them in the cupboard on her left hand side with ice guy wrote on the cover. I hope you can arrange collection when u return for the display equipment in the week. Thank you again for your wonderful talented work that made the day special. I hope we can be in touch for future orders.

Kind regards Helen Bristol Nov 2018

Hi Alan,

Hope this email finds you well.

I just wanted to follow up and thank you for the fabulous ice sculptures and bar that came to Prestwich for the bar mitzvah. Sadly, as I wasn’t at the venue, I am not sure who set it all up – but my team said how efficient and lovely the ice man was – so I just wanted to pass on the compliments!

We are just about to pay for the J luge and are looking forward to working again with you in the future.

If you have any pictures of the ice that went to the Bar mitzvah event – I would really love to have a look!

Many thanks, Larissa

Prestwich Nov 2018

Hi Alan

Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for the ice luge on thursday! It was absolutely brilliant and was such a hit!

Have a lovely Christmas


Surrey Dec 2018

Hi Alan,

Thanks so much for the ice luge, looked so great everyone loved it!!

Thanks again and have a great Christmas! Lydia

London Dec 2018

Hi Alan

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for our Vodka luge that was a huge success last night!

It was so fitting for our fire and ice themed ball, everyone was wowed by it and it was well used!!

Thought I'd send a couple of pics

Kind regards


Leicester Dec 2018

Hi Alan

Yes of course you can use the pics!

You can be sure I will be recommending your company to anyone who asks, as I did on the night of the ball!!

Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to you too.

Kind and grateful regards


Leicester Dec 2018

Hi Alan,

We just want to say a massive thank you for the ice photo frame and vodka luge. They were amazing and everyone loved them!

Have a great Christmas and New Year.

Kind Regards

Chelsea & Andy

Manchester Dec 2018

Hi Alan,

I’m so sorry for emailing you So late! Thank you so much for the centrepieces on my wedding day!!! Everything looked so perfect!!!! And the ice was just amazing!!

I will send you the professional pictures when I get them. Thank you so much for making our day perfect!!

Kind regards,


Blackburn Jan 2019

Hi Alan,

Thanks for the vodka luge. Everything was perfect. Here’s a picture we took on the day.



London Jan 2019

Hi Alan, thanks so much to you and the team. Saturdays event went really well and the team at the Ashley Centre were very happy.

I”ll be in touch when we next require something made from ice!!



Epsom Feb 2019

Hello Alan,

Just to let you know everyone loved the ice sculpture so thank you very much. I will highly recommend you and your very professional service.

Many thanks


Leeds March 2019

Hello Alan

We would like to say a massive thankyou for the seating plan it looked amazing and everyone loved it and said where did you get it from people did not believe it was ice till they touched it.

I hope the staff was helpful.

Fantastic thankyou

Many thanks


West Sussex March 2019

Subject: Wedding

Message Hi Alan a massive thanks for my daughter's wedding ice creations they're better than I was expecting thanks to you and all the team



May 2019

Hi Alan,

Just thought I would drop you a note to let you know that the luge went down really well from the birthday boy and guests. Great fun and I will be in touch when I need another one.

Thanks again.


Surrey June 2019

Hi Alan,

Well I'm just about surfacing from the event at the weekend. It was as always a full on one but a truly fantastic event. The DBR1 was fantastic and every one loved it so a very well done and thank you from The Blades!!! Here's to next year:)))

Many thanks again,


The Blades

Sywell Aerodrome

June 2019

Hi Alan

I just want to send over a massive Thank you to you and your team. The whole process went so smoothly and it really was easy to sort out with you. Whoever I spoke to the morning of the wedding about delivery was so polite and reassuring of a delivery time so thank you to them for calming my nerves. The first time I saw the sculpture was when the wedding party and guests all went into the marque and it was so amazing and beyond what I thought it would be, everyone was crowded around it for ages! It was actually a gift from the bride to the groom as he loves basketball and they got engaged in front of the Michael Jordan statue so it really was special and he still hasn't stopped talking about it!

I know the wedding photographers took some photos of it so I would be happy to send some over if you wanted them and as someone starting in the events industry I will definitely be keeping your company details to hand.

Thanks again, it was amazing!

Sam, Jane & Mansoor


July 2019

Dear Alan

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the Strawberry Ice Sculpture you supplied for our launch at Fruit Focus. The centre-piece you created had a wow factor that people in the industry are still talking about – and that’s what it was all about for us!

The fact that you’ve popped an image of the strawberry on your website home page indicates that you were similarly pleased with the look!

Thank you once again – a fabulous creation!

With kind regards,


Maidstone Kent

July 2019

Hi Alan

I just wanted to thank you for our wonderful sculpture on Saturday evening.

It was absolutely fantastic and the star piece of the evening which was a fantastic success!

Needless to say we ran out of toffee vodka by the end but it is still the talk of Marlow.

Please let me know if I can provide a review anywhere for you. We would be delighted to recommend your excellent service to others.




Sept 2019

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