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NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SERVICE

PURCHASE of ALCOHOL

CONTRACT BARTENDERS

BEVERAGE SERVICE, ALCOHOL PURCHASE, CONTRACT BARTENDERS

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SERVICE FEE COVERS THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FOR SIX HOURS

  • Bar Service is six hours.
  • · Seven Pops and Mixers: Cola, Diet Cola, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Sour Mix, Tonic, Club Soda
  • · Five Juices: Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, Grapefruit, and Bloody Mary Mix. Sour Mix
  • · Glassware inside then plastic glasses for outdoor bar: for six hours
  • · Condiments: Lemons, Limes, Cherries, Olives;
  • · Bar Napkins, Stirrers for six hours
  • · Ice for six hours
  • · Note: It does not include: Oranges, Mint, Rosemary: these items can be ordrered through our kitchen $20
  • · It does not include Roses Lime Juice, simple syrup, or any specialty juices or mixers not listed above.
  • · Any other juices, liqueurs or mixers for signature drinks must be ordered through A&L

SIGNATURE DRINKS

  • No blender or muddled drinks and approved by Contract Bartenders.
  • Wellers does not provide mixers not included in the list in the Non Alcoholic Beverage Service above

CHAMPAGNE TOASTS

  • One chilled, open bottle may be placed at each table wrapped in linen.; guests pour their own; no additonal bartenders required.

CHAMPAGNE TABLE

  • Champagne Table for $125 set up.
    • Includes set up and tear down: service generally last 30 minutes as guests arrive
      • Skirted 8ft Table
      • Copper tub with ice
      • De-cork champagne bottles and put on ice.
      • Stack the plastic champagne glasses you bring in.
      • or Stack Wellers champagne glasses you rent @ .50 per glass (you tell us how many you would like
      • Bar napkins
      • Champagne is not included. Order through A&L Wine Castle
      • A bartender would be needed for this options as well. If you already have 3 bartenders, one of them could service the champagne table If not you would need to hire an additional bartender.
ALCOHOL PURCHASE
  • All liquor, beer, wine, or champagne must be purchased through A&L Wine Castle 734-665-9463
  • Wellers 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
  • You will need to purchase Event Insurance to cover your liability
  • There is a list of Event Insurers on the Recommended Vendors link.
  • KNOW THE LAW: MICHIGAN LAWS REGARDING DRINKING AND DRIVING
  • The legal limit for drinking and driving in Michigan is .08 or below, which is approximately two drinks.
  • Michigan State laws are very strict regarding drinking and driving violations.
  • It is better to have an "afterglow" in the safety of your hotel room after your event.
  • The hosts/hostesses of events are responsible for their guests drinking and driving in Michigan.
  • You may provide a shuttle for your guests who should not drive; cars left overnight may be picked up as early as 7am.

CONTRACT BARTENDERS

  • Bartenders are outside contractors.
  • Bartenders are paid $200 for 8 hours of service which includes one hour of set up, one hour for clean up and six hours of bar service
  • You will need to pay bartenders by personal check.. one check per bartender at your final meeting.
  • Bartenders will be scheduled for your event after your final meeting one week prior to your event.
  • Bartenders are required by law to check I.D. No one under the age of 21 will be served. This includes the bride, groom and wedding party.
  • You may not supply your own bartenders.
  • All alcohol must be served by bartenders, i.e. servers are not allowed to handle alcohol.
  • Guests may not bring in alcohol on the property
  • Wellers will ask for a Bar Contact Person they can connect with through the night should any issues arise. Usually this is either the father of the bride or groom.
  • Bartenders will pack up unopened or leftover alcohol for you to take at the end of the night.

CLOSING BAR AND EVENT

  • The bar will close six hours after bar opens.
  • Property must be vacated 45 minutes to 1 hour after bar closes, i.e. gates will be locked at that time.
  • Cars may be left overnight and picked up between 7 am and 11 am the next morning.
NUMBER OF BARTENDERS GENERAL GUIDELINES


Depending on the number of services i.e. champagne toast, signature drinks etc. the number of bartenders may vary accordingly.

Wellers will schedule bartenders after receiving your final bar details; you will pay for them at your final meeitng with a separate personal check.

 

CARRIAGE HOUSE:

150 to 175 Guests: indoor bar; no outdoor bar   

2 Bartenders for 8 hours
150 to 186 Guests: indoor and outdoor bar or champagne table3 Bartenders

RAISIN RIVER ROOM:
 
75-116 Guests: indoor bar; no outdoor bar1-2 Bartenders depending on what you are serving.