Top tips for booking a mobile bar

Mobile bar in converted horse box Q – My wife-to-be and I are thinking of hiring a mobile bar for our wedding. What questions should we ask before booking?

Hiring a mobile bar for your wedding is a great, cost-effective way to keep your guests refreshed, and if you choose the right one, it can add a real wow factor to the day. There’s no shortage of choice out there, so you can afford to spend time asking the right questions to make sure you get what you want. Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect match:

"What is the hire cost? Most mobile bars will make their money from the drinks they sell. If you have enough guests, there’s every chance you could negotiate the hire charge.

"How many people can they comfortably serve? There’s nothing worse than having to wait forever to get a drink, so make sure you ask the vendor how they plan to keep the queues down, especially if you have a lot of friends and family attending. You’ll also want to know how many staff they’ll be providing.

"Do they offer wedding packages? Ask about any special packages they offer, particularly if you’re interested in the vendor providing the drinks for the wedding breakfast.

"What type of drinks can they provide? Some mobile bars will be able to provide a full range of drinks, including draught beer, cider, cocktails and a wide selection of gins etc, whilst others may be more limited.

"Can I see some photos? There will likely be several mobile bars available in your area, so ask for some up-to-date photos and choose one that looks amazing. It’s also worth asking what the vendor can do to fit in with any theme you might have.

"How much will drinks cost? You might have negotiated the hire of the bar, but don’t forget about your guests! Make sure you ask for a price list before booking.

Chris Davies
Mobile bar owner

Share on Facebook

Pantone’s Colour of The Year - we love it!

Pantone's Colour of The Year, Viva Magenta, is oh-so gorgeous and perfect for wedding colour palettes...


New Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection

Just in time after the influx of festive proposals, Paper Crane Unique has announced the release of...


Hockley Mint has announced the launch of its new You & I collection

British casting and fine jewellery specialist, Hockley Mint has announced the...

Inspiration from our great team of Editors at County Wedding Magazines!

To help you find inspiration for your big day, take a look at what's caught the eye of our editors.

There are literally hundreds of ideas, products and services from wedding suppliers across the UK along with links to their web sites as pointed out by our ever resourceful team.

Take a look at what our Editors Love!