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  • ​​​Bar Services 

Martini's Etc Professional bartending is fully licensed & insured by the state of New Hampshire, allowing us the opportunity to provide you with professional  & responsible bartending for your event.  We work closely with you to ensure you have the appropriate number of staff and accommodate your specific needs.

Bar packages 

CASH BAR: We provide a full bar including a diverse selection of beer, wine, mixers and spirits.  We offer both select and premium liquors priced accordingly.  We  supply all necessary equipment to do our job successfully.  An Hourly Bartender will be paid by the Host and Your guests will be charged based on consumption.

OPEN BAR: This Option provides the same service as a Cash Bar, only difference is we keep a running tab which is tallied at the end of the event & charged to your on-file credit card.  You may combine both Cash bar & open.  For example, you can begin with an open bar during cocktail hour that will switch to cash bar at dinner.  We will work with you to accommodate the best option for your event.

CLIENT-PROVIDED ALCOHOL: This package we provide a TIPS-certified bartender to serve and pour only at an hourly rate. You, the client are responsible for bringing all the alcohol and mixers.  We provide you with a guideline as to what to purchase including mixers, garnishes, soft drinks and equipment.

Keep in Mind & ​Consider these pro tips:

  • Generally, wedding guests prefer to drink white or sparkling wines. Unless you are getting married in the winter. Maybe it has something to do with being all dressed up and not wanting to risk a red wine spill, or maybe its just because cool, white wine is more appealing at a wedding taking place in the spring, summer, or early fall than a glass of red wine that is usually preferred in the winter months. We recommend 80% white wine and 20% red wine standard – but again, you will know your crowd best – so use your planning pizzaz to make the best decision for your group. PS, if you’re having an outdoor summer wedding and its hot outside, almost nobody will drink red wine, OH, and beer consumption will rise.

  • Sunday or Weekday weddings – its no surprise that guests tend to drink less on these days because many have obligations the next day. Throwing your wedding on one of these days is a good way to save money in a lot of ways, including on the bar tab. This may not apply if the date falls on a long weekend or a holiday.

  • Serve beverages you like. Make your bar personalized to your tastes if you want to. And yes, its ok to have limited beverage choices on the menu. In fact, people are usually better able to make a choice when they are not presented with unlimited options. We would recommend, however that if you are serving alcohol that you do make sure there are some tasty non-alcoholic beverages on the menu too for the underage or those who may not drink alcohol.

  • Its totally ok NOT to have a champagne toast. Many people even prefer to toast the happy couple with whatever’s already in hand. Having champagne available at your bar for those who want it, but not passed out to every guest for toasts can save you hundreds of dollars, and your guests will be just as happy with the drink they’ve already selected.

  • Don’t forget to buy ice.  A good rule of thumb is one lb of ice on hand per person. Increase that  to 1.5 lbs of ice per person if it’s a outdoor wedding in the hot summer sun.  Typically, you can purchase ice from grocery stores in 10 and 20 lb bags.  So, for a 100 guest wedding, you’ll need (10) 10lb bags of ice or (5) 20lb bags of ice. We usually tend to purchase one or two more bags than we think we need just in case – and it usually gets used.

  • Have a fantastic time at your party and please, drink responsibly.

  • 1 bottle of wine = 5 servings
  • 1 bottle of champagne = 6 generous serving  or,  = 8 toasting servings
  • 1 case of champagne = 72–96 glasses depending on generosity of pour
  • 1 case of beer or wine or champagne = 12 bottles
  • 750ml bottle of liquor = 18-20 servings
  • 1 Litre bottle of liquor = 20-22 servings
  • 1 Litre soda = 5-7 glasses (depending on size of glass + ice)
  • 1 bottle = 1 serving of beer
  • 1 full sized keg = 165 beers