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NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SERVICE

PURCHASE of ALCOHOL

CONTRACT BARTENDERS

 

  • NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SERVICE: $6.95 PP, is required and includes the following for up to six hours:.
    a. Seven Pop and Mixers: Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Soda, Tonic, Sour, Raspberry Iced Tea
    b. Five Juices: Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Cranberry Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Bloody Mary Mix
    c. Clear "Solo" Plastic glasses: 10 oz. and 14 oz . See below for glass rental options.
    d. Condiments: Lemons, Limes, Cherries, Olives
    e. Bar Napkins, Stirrers
    f. Ice
    g. All glass bar at the indoor bar

  • ALCOHOL PURCHASE    How much alcohol to buy
    a.
    All liquor, beer, wine, or champagne must be purchased through A&L Wine Castle , 734-665-9463.
    b. Weller's bartending service will not serve straight shots and/or liquor on the rocks. It must be diluted with some form of mixer


  • LIQUOR LIABILITY INSURANCE
    a. If you are purchasing alcohol you are the liable party should anyone get in an accident who has been drinking. Because Wellers does not have a liquor license we cannot carry liquor liability
    b. Purchase is not mandatory until 2020. However, it is cheap to buy (around $1 per guest) and will protect you as the host supplyting alcohol.
    c. Purchase online: EVENT HELPER

  • MICHIGAN LAWS REGARDING DRINKING AND DRIVING
    a. The legal limit for drinking and driving in Michigan is .08 or below which is approximately two drinks.
    b. Michigan State laws are very strict regarding drinking and driving violations.
    c. It is better to have an "afterglow" in the safety of your hotel room after your event.
    d. The "host-hostesses" of events are responsible for their guests drinking and driving in Michigan.
    e. You may provide a shuttle for your guests who should not drive; and, cars left overnight may be picked up as early as 7 am. You may also hire a shuttle service to drive groups of people back to their hotels. Click on Recommended Services for a list of transportation services
    f. Cars may be left overnight and picked up between 7 am and 11 am the next morning.

  • CHAMPAGNE TOASTS and/or WINE SERVICE OPTIONS
    1. One chilled, open bottle may be placed at each table wrapped in linen.; guests pour their own; no additonal bartenders required.
  • GUIDELINES PERTAINING TO BAR SERVICES      PRINT

    1. Bartenders are outside contractors.
    2. Bartenders will be scheduled for you after your final meeting one week prior to your event.
    3. Bartenders are required by law to check I.D. No one under the age of 21 will be served.
    4. You may not supply your own bartenders
    5. All alcohol must be served by bartenders i.e.waiters are not allowed to handle alcohol
    6. Guests may not bring in alcohol
    7. Bartenders will terminate your event should any illegal activities be observd.
    8. Bartenders will pack up unopened or leftover alcohol for you to take at the end of the night
    9. Bar Service may not be extended past the six hours.
    10. All music must stop at the six hour time limit and by midnight in the Carriage House gazebo.
    11 .Property must be vacated 45 minutes to 1 hour after bar closes i.e. gates will be locked at that time.
    12 .Wellers will ask for a Bar Contact Person they can connect with through the night should any issues arise. Usually this either the father of the bride or groom.

CONTRACT BARTENDING SERVICES

  • CONTRACT BARTENDER FEES

    2018: $160 per bartender for 8 hours (6 hours bar service & 1 hour set up and 1 hour clean up)

    2019: $200 per bartender for 8 hours (6 hours bar service & 1 hour set up and 1 hour clean up)


  • NUMBER OF BARTENDERS GENERAL GUIDELINES


    Depending on the number of services i.e. champagne toast, seignature drinks and different kinds of alcohol the number of bartenders may vary accordingly. Wellers will schedule bartenders for you. You will pay for them at your final meeitng.

    CARRIAGE HOUSE

    150 to 175 Guests : indoor bar; no outdoor bar   

    2  Bartender
    175 to 212 Guests: Indoor bar; no outdoor bar3 Bartenders
    150 to 212 Guests: Inside & outside bar3 Bartenders
      
    RAISIN RIVER ROOM 
    75-116 Guests: 1 Bartender: $160; 2 Bartenders: $320
    Depends on what you are providing guests
       
  • PAYMENT OF BARTENDERS
    · 1. Pay for bartender services at your final meeting (one week prior to wedding). Check or cash only.
    · 2. This money is held in escrow account

      3. Bartenders are paid the Monday following your event by Wellers.