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Beginner August 2018 Ontario

Reception bartender?

Autumn, on October 9, 2017 at 21:41 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 5
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Our caterer doesn't provide a bartender and we're having our wedding at a private location (our camp ). Is there a way to hire just a bartender? I searched kijiji but nothing came up. I know they'd need a smart serve but does a bartender mean a liquor license as well? We just need someone to pour mixed drinks, any suggestions??

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Latest activity by Autumn, on October 12, 2017 at 14:53
  • A
    Beginner August 2018 Ontario
    Autumn ·
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    Thanks everyone for the ideas! I started reaching out and I think we found a bartender!
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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    Serving alcohol does not necessarily mean you need a liquor license. Check out this site for info about a liquor license in Ontario.
    As for the bartender, I agree with everyone else that your caterer should know of someone in the area that either works with another caterer or that they have hired in the past.
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Admin October 2016 North Carolina
    Lynnie ·
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    Hi Autumn! I'd definitely ask your caterer if they have any recommendations of people they've worked with in the past!

    Also try searching for bartending services right here on WeddingWire! Here are a few companies I found in Ontario:

    Fresh Pours

    Bar-Belles Bartending

    Cheers Bartending & DJ Services

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  • Lesley
    Super September 2017 Manitoba
    Lesley ·
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    I would ask the caterer if they have any contacts. Even if they don't provide any, they should have an idea of who to use. I would also ask the venue. There are people who do it and if you can't find anyone through the more conventional means, I would call up some local restaurant and bars to see if they can find anyone. You can also ask your friends if they know anyone who bartends. If you're having a simple bar set up (wine and beer for example), you don't really need a lot of skill.

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  • Ashley
    Super June 2018 Alberta
    Ashley ·
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    With a private vendor for a venue you don’t need someone with preserve. Just a liquor license.
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