Post # 1
Is anyone doing one or more of these? Say, a bar that serves espresso and mochas only in one corner and cocoa and cider in another? Also, is the beverage catering company (separate from that which serves food) providing all the various syrups and toppings you want or are you providing those that they don’t have?
Post # 3
I’m using espresso dave (based out of NH) It’s a full service espresso bar with nothing needed from me. I don’t think espresso caterers would make you provide syrups. You won’t run into this problem unless you’re going to just rent a machine. In order to get your answer you need to go to the providers and ask them how they operate individually.
Post # 4
One of the caterers we looked at has a coffee bar option for 3.25pp. They have a variety of syrups on the bar. If we end up going with an afternoon wedding, we will definately look into it.
I’m not sure you would need a seperate bar for espresso/hot chocolate. Sine you will have most of the same syrups and toppings, it would make sense for them to be at the same station and they could just choose a liquid when they begin.
Post # 5
We’re not doing this, but if I attended a wedding that had this, I would be in love. What a great idea! Especially for an October wedding.
Post # 6
We’re doing this and having separate stations to cut down on lines, even though they could easily be at one bar. Also, the espresso caterer we are using will special order anything you want that they don’t already carry, so that is an option to ask about.
Post # 7
We had a coffee bar and it was a big hit 🙂 We had several vintage coffee machines, syrups, sugar, milk, cream etc. on a vintage coffee cart and guests could go up and get served a to go cup with a cappuccino, mocha, vanilla latte etc. We went with to go cups with lids over china service since guests were carrying them around and dancing with them. We also served sodas and water in addition to beer and wine.
Post # 8
I’ve been to weddings that had coffee bars and they we a big hit!