Tabulae Ltd


Raphael Historic Falconry

Historic Falconers - Corporate, Wedding & other work

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Emma or Mike Raphael

Website:

Phone:
01986873928

Email:
info@raphaelhistoricfalconry.com

Description

Corporate Work:

 There are plenty of falconry groups who offer corporate activities but the majority of them are based at a fixed location and you have to visit them. We are completely different because we are an exclusively mobile operation that means we can work anywhere and provide you with a corporate day either at your location or at a venue of choice.

We have much to offer depending upon your corporate needs but bear in mind that as extraordinary falconers we have more to offer than most - including the choice, depending upon your venue, of hosting the event in either modern uniform or historical costume.

• If you are holding a large function and require mass entertainment we can provide a high quality ARENA SHOW suitable for a large audience with an amusing interactive element for a 'special' guest, customer or employee. If your venue is a castle…. for example….a Medieval falconry performance would be enchanting in that setting!

• If you are looking for an unusual and enjoyable outdoor activity where your guests can have-a-go at a new challenge then our “FALCONRY ACADEMY” is perfect. Simply put it is a group falconry training session that can be run in parallel with another outdoor activity for example archery. The sessions last for 2 ½ hours each and are repeated morning and afternoon allowing guests to be split into 2 groups and thus swapping activities after lunch. The hawk academy teaches participants to handle and fly a bird of prey plus a few other surprising skills, it is suitable for a daily maximum of 20 guests. We can arrange the archery if required.

• For a smaller group of people and a more personal experience we also offer HAWK WALKS. These too are half day sessions that involve free flying Harris Hawks overhead as we ramble over countryside below. This is a physically challenging activity suitable for a maximum of 6 people per session and can be run twice in a day. What we can offer depends on the nature of the venue but for any flying to take place we require an extensive area of open lawn. Hawk Walks in particular require woodland or extensive parkland.

Over the years we have entertained lawyers, diamond traders, civil servants and Israeli diplomats. We have arranged sword fighting and archery tuition in addition to our own technical skill and worked at castles, stately homes and horticultural parks. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss having us at your corporate day.

Weddings:

We were in costume with our birds on our own wedding day - so why not yours? Particularly charming if you are planning a themed wedding or are staging it at an historic venue.

There are various things we can offer - all discreet, classy and with no room for error or disappointment. We don't promise things we can't pull off on the day and we certainly do not offer a ring delivery service which is nonsense. We prefer to offer natural, dignified and eloquent solutions to complete your big day!

You might like the groom, or the bride, or both to walk down the aisle with a beautifully dressed falcon on their fist. We can even decorate a hood to match your bridal wear or colour scheme. You might like an oak screen draped in a glorious fabric with pretty birds perched atop positioned by the register or alter. You might even like a falconry display as entertainment for your guests while they sip their champagne and nibble their canapes on the lawn. We have a beautiful custom written Medieval show entitled "O For the Love of Falconry" which reveals how falconry was used in history for the pursuit of courtly love. It is romantic, fascinating and entertaining - and totally unique to us!

If you have an idea we are happy to explore it so please get in touch. There is also a beautiful photo of a bride and hawk in our gallery for your inspiration...