Post # 1
Pretty much what the title says. I am having about 110 or so guests and one bartender and hoping thats enough to avoid lines..we should be fine, right?
whats your guest to bartender ratio?
married ladies: what worked and what did not?
Post # 2
one does not sound like enough. we had 2 for 72 guests and sometimes things got a little backed up.
Post # 3
You will have a line with that.
I was rec’d 1 per 50 guests. For your numbers I would get a second one. If you keep the bar open (ie dont close it for dinner/reopen later) you’ll likely get less of a line because people can come and go as they please. Once you close/open it, there is a huge rush to get a drink before it closes and a huge rush to get one back when it opens. So just keeping it open will probably help.
Post # 4
We actually had a coffee bar, but we had 115 guests and 2 baristas.
Post # 5
We had 100 guests, open bar with wine on the tables, and 2 bartenders. It depends on your crowd as well as numbers- if your guests tend to be light drinkers or beer drinkers, you could be fine with one. We had a number of people doing group shots (mixed shots like Sicilian kisses) so we definitely needed a second bartender to cover the bar while the other one made up a dozen or so shots.
Post # 6
We’re expecting between 110 and 120 guests and our event staffing company requires two bartenders for that size.
It could also depend on what types of drinks you are serving. I imagine lines move more quickly when you’re serving just wine and beer vs. a full bar with mixed cocktails. I was recently at a wedding of about 200 guests and they had three bartenders. Things never got terribly backed up, but they only served wine and beer (and the beer was served in the bottles). So, things moved quickly.
Post # 7
We had 300 guests.
2 open bars, 4 bartenders and wines and champagne on the tables.
From what I saw, there wasn’t any lines.
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre
We are having 600 guests, with two open bars and three bartenders per bar.
Post # 9
My daughter’s venue recommended 1 per 50 guests, which would have been 4 for the 225 who attended. I ended up paying for 2 more, for the night, to avoid lines. When people were entering the cocktail hour room, from the ceremony room, 2 of the 6 bartenders already had pre-poured white and red wine, to offer guests, which really cut down on the initial line/clog.
Post # 10
150 guests and two bartenders who were very efficient!
Post # 11
We are having 2 for about 150 guests, but our venue says if we drop under 100, they will only give us 1 bartender.
Post # 12
We had 60 guests and 2 bartenders
Post # 13
im so glad i came back to check on this! thanks ladies. good to know!
Post # 14
We’re having 2 for 60 people.