Successful events are all about presentation and execution. That’s why planners and caterers pay attention to important details that ensure every event is elegantly presented and happens without a hitch—whether it’s a wedding reception or a corporate celebration.
All About the Bar
However, there’s sometimes one overlooked detail—the bar. If there’s already a banquet bar on the premises, make the most of it. But, if the event is larger than the venue is accustomed to, consider using an additional portable, foldable banquet bar to keep a line from forming and slowing down service. A satellite bar is also a great way to spotlight a signature drink.
Portable Bar or Fold-out Table?
If you need to provide your own bar, you have two options. For less formal events, like an office party, a fold-out table will do nicely. However, if it’s a wedding or other formal event, a fold-out table may not suit the style of the event, and limit functionality. Also, a portable foldable banquet bar is more professional and designed to allow bartenders to work as efficiently as possible. It has all the amenities they need, including an ice tray, cutting board, and speed rail.
A Banquet Bar With Style
Whether you use a table or a portable banquet bar, you’ll want to make sure it visually complements the event decor. One way to do this is to hang drapes or use a matching tablecloth draped around the bar. If your portable bar includes LED lights, use them to create an inviting glow that draws guests’ attention and amps up the ambiance.
Make Service Easy
Depending on the size of your event, having enough stock and enough space to store it can become an issue. First, let’s tackle stock. Trying to estimate how much alcohol and mixers to purchase? Plan on one drink per person, per hour. A good way to make sure you don’t run out of drinks while not wasting stock is to keep it simple. Instead of offering guests fancy cocktails, focus on simple drinks with common ingredients that can be reused.
Now, let’s talk storage. Many beverages require specific temperatures like wine, beer, and soft drinks. You can address this by using separate containers or bins filled with ice, or with a back bar. Designed for storage and prep, back bars can also be used to stage hot or cold dishes. Last but not least, they keep the main bar looking clean and inviting.
Portability: Easy Setup and Teardown
Portability and banquet bar setup can be another important factor, especially if your venue time is limited. So, it’s worth investing in portable bars on wheels. Since the labor cost of repeatedly setting up a bar and taking it down will add up, this will save time and money. Having a portable foldable banquet bar will also allow you to move the bar mid-event if needed. For example, if you encounter unforeseen space needs, or decide to move the bar to a more convenient location for guests.
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