Most events serve alcoholic beverages, the most common offerings are beer, wine and champagne. Signature cocktails are gaining popularity and full bars can be accommodated as well. Occasionally, receptions will offer just coffee and punch or strictly non alcoholic drinks.
Here are some tips for planning the beverages at your reception:
- We are licensed and insured to serve alcohol.
- We are not licensed to purchase alcohol for resale (to you).
- You might want to get a rider on your home owner’s insurance policy for the date of the event.
- Be sure to check of the requirements of your facility regarding liquor. Banquet permits can be obtained from any Washington State Liquor Store for $10.
- Our reception/event service offers a complete package including a licensed and insured bartender.
- We provide Icing Tubs and ice to cool down your beer, white wine and champagne.
- We provide plastic glasses, napkins, corkscrews and bar towels.
- We provide a 3 gallon punch bowl of ice water which is available to guests for the entire event. If you choose to serve bottled water, we will be happy to serve it at the bar.
- If you serve sodas, pop or soft drinks, we recommend that you purchase large bottles rather than small cans as guests are inclined to take a can or bottle of a soft drink and not finish it. It is better to offer smaller servings at the bar.
- If you are planning to serve mixed drinks, it will be necessary to have two bartenders.
- A case of wine or champagne will provide 75 drinks per case.
- Not everyone will have champagne for the toast. We prefer to open the champagne as needed.
- Typically, the DJ will announce the toast just before the cake cutting. We will serve champagne at the bar or can place bottles on the tables if you wish.
- It is very helpful to have a Drink Menu Selection printed and framed to use at the bar so guests know what is being served.
- It is also helpful to have phone numbers for several taxi companies in case someone should need help getting home.
- We will stop serving a guest and notify the host if someone is under age or seems intoxicated.