Now serving Newcastle & Hunter Valley
Frequently Asked Questions
Everything you need to know about our wedding & event bartending service.
What’s included in the package?
Every event is different, so our packages and services are 100% customisable to meet your vision, needs and budget.
Are drinks included?
We are a dry-hire only service. This means that you purchase and provide the alcoholic beverages, and we serve them responsibly on your behalf. The advantage to our clients is that they don’t pay any markup on alcohol AND they aren’t locked in to serving beverages they don’t want to drink.
Do you do cocktails?
Does a bear shit in the woods? Of course! We work closely with you to find out your preferences- favourite flavours, age demographic of the guests, when the event will be held- and then we recommended a cocktail list based on that. You can, of course, tell us exactly what you want and we make it happen.
How do I know how much alcohol to buy?
Ask us! We have LOTS of experience in estimating the quantities you’ll need for your event. And yes, this includes detailed quantities for cocktails.
Do you need access to power or water?
We generally come prepared with everything we need to operate. Having water and a kitchen or laundry sink available for washing glassware is helpful for an event at home. If your event is at a farm or in a backyard setup, all we need is a single power point for adequate lighting.
Do I need to hire a cool room?
We highly recommend the use of a cool room for events. We also ask that you pre-chill all beverages BEFORE we arrive, ideally overnight the day before. Ask us about cool room hire.
How far ahead do I need to book?
The earlier the better. Once we secure a booking date, we’ll block it out for other enquiries. Some months book out 18 months in advance, especially for weddings. We recommend booking at least 3-5 weeks in advance of a cocktail party.
When will you arrive at our event?
We generally arrive 1.5-2 hours before the beverage service is scheduled to begin.
How many bartenders will I need?
It depends on your event, so ask us about getting the right amount of staff.
Weddings always have a minimum of two bartenders so the bar can be restocked, glassware collected, and empty bottles removed without anyone ever going without a drink.
Where are you located?
We are based in Kurri Kurri and service the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Port Stephens and Central Coast area. We’re always up for a good road trip and will travel to wherever the call takes us. Travel within 30km of 2327 is included, additional kms are charged at $1/km.
Do you offer table service?
We certainly do! This can include mixed tray service where were we move around the venue with drink trays offering drinks for guests to enjoy, or taking orders from tables and delivering them directly to guests.
Note: Serving beverages directly from the bar encourages guests to get up from their tables and socialise with each other.
How big is the bar?
This will vary on the needs of the event. A simple bar setup is approximately 1800×600 with the need for some bottom wriggle room. A setup that includes glassware display shelving and bar is 2x2m. Our latest fete style market stall setup occupies 3x3m.
What if my event is in the park?
For events in a park or public place, it is your responsibility to take care of any bookings/licenses/council permits & applications required. Proof of permit may be requested before the event.
What happens if it’s raining?
We are an all-weather business, unless it’s unsafe to operate. We serve through rain, sun and mud! Yep, mud. Gumboots are now part of our attire. We will still provide our high level of service throughout any weather obstacles. We can upgrade a client to our fete style market stall 3x3m gazebo should bad weather be on the forecast. We cannot offer refunds due to bad weather.
What if I need to cancel or postpone my booking?
In the unfortunate circumstance that you need to postpone or cancel your booking, all funds paid at the time are transferable to another date that’s suitable to both parties. The value of funds paid will be held as store credit up to 24 months from the date of cancellation.
Do you offer a payment plan?
We engage in a 3 part payment plan.
Payment 1 – 30% non-refundable booking fee. (This secures the date.)
Payment 2 – 35% 6 months before booking date.
Payment 3 – 35% 8 weeks before booking date.
Additional add ons or purchases are welcome at any point leading up to the event.
Do you have a COVID-Safe Plan?
Yes! Download our COVID-Safe Plan.