Corporate and Special Event Planning

Entertaining and Beverages

Entertaining and Beverages

When it comes to bar service for events, people are always worried about how much they need to purchase or expect to be billed for when it comes to consumption.

Here is an easy guideline to follow whether you are supplying the bar services or waiting for a bill from your caterer.  Budget 1.5 drinks per person per hour.   
Now all things considered also remember that you know your guests better than anyone else, and your buddies may feel obligated to drink their fare share or more to celebrate with you when it comes to social events like weddings and birthdays.  But generally the over indulgers balance out the non drinkers in the crowd.   
When ordering wine with a meal – order 4 bottles per table of 10 people, which would be just over 2 glasses per person.  And consider closing bar services during this meal time, so people will drink the dinner wine.   
Planning a party at your house?  Skip the hard stuff, because beer, wine and coolers are easier, and plan to serve one signature cocktail premixed and ready to go.  No mixing or spilling!   
And what about the non alcoholic options, well plan for 2 glasses of punch per person, or 1 glass of pop per person when served with other alcoholic options and to accommodate the kiddos.  And be sure to have plenty of water on hand, a litre per 4 people will do.   
Happy entertaining!  
As promised our staff are sharing their favorite tried and tested favorites. This drink favorite comes from Colleen.

“My favourite summer time drink: 

Take a jug or long drink glass and fill it with ice.Mix 1 part PIMM’S No.1with 3 parts chilled 7up or Sprite; add some mint, cucumber, orange” 


Angela VanWingerden is a focused logistics dynamo with nearly 20 years of experience in the events industry. Since obtaining her BA of Commerce in Hospitality from the University of Guelph in 1998, she has built an impressive portfolio of weddings, corporate events and fundraisers for hundreds of satisfied clients. Angela enjoys the entire event planning process from chaos to order and back again. An avid trouble-shooter, Angela has her finger on the pulse of every event she manages. When on-site, she constantly monitors every element of the event to ensure client satisfaction. Angela works closely with staff and volunteers to ensure that they know what their duties are and she provides oversight at the event itself to ensure that all responsibilities and expectations are met. When she isn’t designing and coordinating awe-inspiring events, Angela loves spending time with her family.


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