Hiring a bartender for your private party can be tricky. You need to find someone that will work with you on the day of, and who is willing to come early for setup. Additionally, they must be able to serve drinks all night without getting tired or running out of mixers. This article will help you figure out how much it costs to hire a bartender for your party.
How much does it cost to hire a bartender?
Hiring a full-time, professional bartender can be very expensive. Prices range from $30-$100 per hour depending on your location and where you are having your event. Costs also depend on how many people will be attending, what drinks they prefer (alcoholic vs non-alcoholic), if there’s any service charges or gratuity included in that price, etc. You should expect to pay at least $500 -$750 for an evening of bartending for 50 guests who want some alcoholic beverages while mingling with friends & family during cocktail hour before dinner starts. If you have 25+ guests wanting top shelf liquors, then you should expect to pay even more.
Is a bartender required at a Private Party?
A bartender is not required at a private party. You will be able to serve your guests whatever drinks you already have in stock, whether they’re alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages. However, if you are serving alcoholic cocktails and want the convenience of having someone prepare them for your guests, it would be best to hire a bartender service that makes sense for you.
What does a bartender do in Private Party?
A bartender is responsible for preparing and serving drinks. They do this by using a variety of mixers, alcohols (vodka, rum, whiskey), carbonated beverages (club soda or tonic water) and juices. If you are having mixed-drinks during cocktail hour before dinner starts, the bartender should only be making those cocktails – not running around to other guests to take drink orders as well since that’s not part of their job description.
Is it possible to hire an hourly bartender?
Yes! Hourly bartenders are great because they typically come early with all their equipment so that nothing goes missing during setup time before your event begins; this saves valuable time when getting ready for cocktail hour & dinner later on that evening/weekend. They can also help set up any other bar services like ice buckets & glassware that may be required in addition to preparing and serving your guests their drinks.
How many bartenders are needed?
The number of bartenders you need depends on how big your event will be. If you have 50+ people at a reception that goes from cocktails + dinner until late into the night, then you should plan on hiring at least two full-time professional bartenders who can work together to get through guest quickly but also make great drinks so no one feels like they’re waiting too long or having a watered down drink because it’s being made by someone new every time. One bartender can typically handle up to 100 guests.
Average Cost to Hire a Bartender
The average cost to hire a bartender for an event is anywhere from $100 and up, depending on the type of party that you are hosting. If you plan on having somewhere between 20-50 people attend your private party then hiring someone who charges around $150/hour should be sufficient enough. For events with more than 50 people expect to pay around $200 per hour or higher if there will be extra setup involved in order to ensure bartenders have everything they need during the night of your event.
Can a friend bartend my wedding Party?
Yes! Many wedding parties will ask a bridesmaid or groomsman who is serving as a bartender to volunteer their services during the night of the event. Most bartenders have years of experience working at bars, restaurants and catering events so hiring someone you know can be great for your budget if they don’t mind lending a hand on your special day.
Think about hiring a bartender for your next event. Hiring a professional will ensure that you have the right set up, drinks are properly made or mixed, and they can help with other tasks like taking tickets at the door. If you want more than one bartender, this price will likely increase as well. But remember that hiring bartenders may not be necessary if you have enough help from family and friends.