FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Whether you are planning a wedding, a company function, or a private social event, the uncertainties can sometimes be over-whelming. We have tried to eliminate some of this with a list of the questions we are most frequently asked. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, let us know and we will find the answer for you. Thank you for your business!
– Is Full Sails Bartending insured?
Yes. We carry a General Liability policy to $2,000,000.00, as well as a Liquor Liability policy to $1,000,000.00. Next to our professionalism and experience, this is by far our biggest value to you.
– Who is responsible for providing the Banquet Permit?
You, as the Event Host, are responsible for providing the Banquet Permit, and can obtain it by following this link. You will list “Full Sails Bartending LLC” as your caterer for the Banquet Permit.
– What is the bartenders attire?
Our professional bartenders wear black slacks and short sleeved black & red button up company shirts, with black shoes. Females may wear a dress/skirt, instead of slacks.
– Can Full Sails Bartending handle large events?
Yes. We have several bartenders available at any given time to accommodate any size group.
– Who taps the kegs?
By law, once you hire Full Sails Bartending, we are responsible for tapping kegs when we arrive, as well as un-tapping kegs prior to leaving.
– Who is responsible for set-up & break-down of the bar(s)?
Our bartenders are responsible for set-up and break-down of all bars. We will arrive on-site early enough to give us adequate time to do this prior to the designated “first pour” time.
– Who is responsible for providing ice?
To keep your costs as low as possible, we prefer that the client provides the ice and has it on-site prior to your bartender(s) arrival. It is not above us to stop on our way and grab ice, if an agreeable arrangement is made ahead of time.
– Do the bartenders work for tips?
Yes. Unless the $25 per hour per bartender fee has been agreed upon within the service contract, our bartenders do work for tips. They will provide their own tip jar. Please inform guests that the cocktails are complimentary, but gratuities are how we raise our families and are very much appreciated.
– Do we charge for mileage?
Nope! Travel is included.
– How do I know how much beer/wine/champagne/liquor is needed for my event?
Well, there is no perfect number. We are happy to go over your estimates with you and work through any issues you may come across. Keep in mind that too much is better than too little. Your bartender(s) will do their best to not open any unnecessary product, allowing you the opportunity to return anything unused.
When you are figuring your liquor needs, the preferences generally break down as follows:
Vodka is first, typically accounting for 25% to 30% of consumption.
Whiskey (including Canadian, Tennessee, Bourbon, American, Irish, and Scotch) is second.
Rum and Tequila are next.
Gin is fifth.
Servings per container type:
Wine 750ml Bottle: 5 standard glasses (5 oz.)
Wine 1.5 liter Bottle: 10 standard glasses (5 oz.)
Champagne 750ml: 5 servings (5 oz.)
Champagne 1.5L: 10 servings (5oz.)
Liquor 750ml Bottle: 17 standard drinks or cocktails (1.5 oz. liquor)
Liquor 1.75 liter Bottle: 39 standard drinks or cocktails (1.5 oz. liquor)
Beer: 1 Bottle or Can is one serving (12 oz.)
Beer: Quarter Barrel Keg: This is 7.75 gallons, and will provide 82 servings. (12 oz.)
Beer: Half Barrel Keg: This is 15.5 gallons, and will provide 165 servings. (12 oz.)
If we were not able to answer your question(s) here, please take a moment to email us at Corey@FullSailsBartendingServices.com or give us a call at (360) 489-7476. We are always happy to assist.