(Closed) My own bartender?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I don’t think so – but check out your laws surrounding hosting a party.

In our state, as a host YOU are responsible for your guests’ alcohol consumption,  Meaning, god forbid, if something happens to someone after they leave your party (DUI, accident) YOU are responsible just as much as they are.

Post # 4
396 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I would do a lot of research! My venue charged an extra $2k for providing a bartender, and then we would be responsible for providing insurance, and like the pp if you supply the alcohol you are responsible for whoever drinks it.

Post # 5
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would ask the caterer or venue.  Normally those are the two responsible for hiring the bartender.  I would think it’d be okay but check with them to make sure they’re not insulted or charge a fee for hiring someone else.

Post # 6
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My brother-in-law was our bartender (our venue didn’t provide one and we didn’t have a caterer). We didn’t have to get a permit for him, but my parents did get some kind of special event insurance. I don’t know what it was called exactly, but they got it through the same company where they have their homeowners/car/etc.

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