Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, engagements – you name the event, it’s likely that somewhere throughout it, a bar will be featured and drinks will be flowing – even if they are non-alcoholic ones. Perfecting the right menu to suit your event can often be a tricky task and your choices must cater to all guests. Sometimes this can be too daunting and that is where the experts come in.
This month our blog feature is written by Ryan from Frizzante Events. A portable bar company providing their services up and down the country. From a small masterclass for 20 guests or a wedding of 200, they’ve done it all. Take it away Ryan..
Why hire a Portable Bar?
Speaking to brides, grooms and other event organisers, who are potentially organising the biggest day of their lives or careers, a huge concern I come across is running a bar and the panic about what specific wines or spirits to get. Questions such as, will everyone like the drinks they’ve provided? Where will the bar go? How much Champagne do we need to buy? are what my customers often ask. Doing what we do means taking control of the bar logistics and by asking a few questions on drinks preferences, we can take the pressure off, so that the guests can just focus on enjoying the day.
The most enjoyable part of running any bar is choosing the stock! Getting the right blend of local produce, and having something a bit different is the key to a successful evening. We have done a lot of homework on sourcing the right wine from the right vineyard, even visiting a few of them to pick grapes and sample the final product. That’s where we stumbled across a vineyard in Italy. Privately-run, it has been in the family for generations and until our visit, hadn’t been sampled by anyone in the UK. A combination of the above made our decision for us, from personally meeting the owners, trying the wine ourselves and with our unique selling point of our wine choice, we’ve never looked back.
Every Event is different
The versatility of each event is why we love doing what we do. You could be running a cocktail masterclass in someone’s garden in the city centre on the Friday, then be at a wedding for 200 people in Essex on the Saturday, the variation keeps you on your toes, especially in the summer. With all that being said, the most important factor for us is the guests. Whatever the event may be, a 21st birthday party, a wedding, a dinner party or a retirement party, the most important thing is that they all receive a faultless service & they enjoy themselves.
Head to https://www.frizzante-events.com for more information and follow them on social media!