How many bar staff you need for your Wedding

This is a question that we get asked many times.  We thought we’d help you decide how many bar staff you need for your Wedding. You could need more than you think,,,,,

How many bar staff for your Wedding

This is a question that we get asked many times.  We thought we’d help you decide how many bar staff you need for your Wedding. You could need more than you think,,,,,

Your Wedding Venue

First, think about your Wedding Venue.  Are you having your Wedding in a place such as a Village Hall? Perhaps you’re going for a DIY Venue, for example a marquee in the middle of a field.

Thinking about a specific wedding venue.  It is likely have a glass washing facility, a dishwasher perhaps, or in the least hot water and space to drain the glasses.

If you’re having a marquee in the middle of the field, with no hot running water and no dishwasher. Also very limited space for glasses to drain.

If there is a dish or glass washer, great, that frees up one bar person at least as the machine can do the washing on our behalf.  If the Bar Staff have to manually wash the glasses then this takes time and is an ongoing job throughout your Wedding Reception.

Depending on the number of Guests that you have, there could be upto 2 members of staff dealing with glasswashing.

Keeping your Wedding space clean and tidy

The last thing you want is for your tables and outside area to be cluttered with dirty glasses. As part of the Bar Staff Team, it is their job to ensure that your Wedding area is kept tidy from dirty glasses and bottles

How many bar staff for your wedding

Depending on the number of Guests that you are having, and the logistics of your Wedding Site, there would be upto 2 members of Staff glass collecting. The time after your Wedding Breakfast when the tables are full of all of wine glasses, champagne flutes and water glasses will be the busiest for Glass Collectors.

Actual Bar Staff

The Bar will be manned by at least one member of the Team at all times to make sure that your Guests are served promptly and efficiently.  At busy times of service this will obviously increase.

Pouring drinks for your Toast

How many bar staff for your Wedding

Have you ever tried to pour a large number of glasses of champagne or proseco? It takes longer than you might think. Pour it too early and the drink goes flat and warm. It needs to poured at the right time. This takes a number of staff to get it done perfectly.

Mixologist

If you’re having cocktails at your Wedding Reception, one member of the Bar Team could solely be on cocktail making duty, and would not be included in the actual bar staff numbers.

(Please be advised that although The Iron Bar can offer a Cocktail service we don’t have a professional Mixologist aka Tom Cruise style!)

How many bar staff for your wedding

There you have it, a bit of an explanation on how many bar staff you need for your Wedding.

This information is based on the standard of service that we provide at The Iron Bar.  Because every Wedding is different, we’re unable to give you an exact number of Staff that you would require for your Wedding in this post. If you get in touch with us, we are happy to go through your details and give you a guide on number of bar staff.  Why not give us a call on 07980 679575 or 07533 694142 or drop us an email.

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