Why do I pay my bar attendant separately?
The Town of Maple Grove is a dry township. To clearly abide by the State of Wisconsin laws there is no license available to the venue to buy or sell alcohol. To keep clear boundaries it is prudent to keep the lines clear to have money for payment of the staff of the bar to go directly to them. This service is not included in the Raw Romance Package because there is such a wide range of services requested that the details need to be worked directly with the bar attendant. A small percentage of our brides have dry wedding. In order to accommodate the needs of all brides, we require use of our house bar attendant so that they stay within the limits of the state of Wisconsin.
Does the barn have a soda gun?
No, we do not offer this at this time.
What should I serve for non alcoholic beverages?
Bottled water, canned or bottled sodas, rootbeer kegs, or infused water (through The Enchanted Barn).
Can I bring in boxed wine?
NO, we do not allow this due to the size volume and the difficulty keeping it cool.
When should I have my bar planning done by?
You should have this done 30 days prior to your event.
When is my bar payment due?
It is due 2 weeks prior to your event.
How much do I need?
There is a document in resources that can help you decide on how much to buy according to the guest count.
Ice, straws, cups, napkins?
All included in the bar services package.
Do you want your bar coordinator to take care of all the supplies?
We can do this for you, but it is an additional fee. This should be indicated on the bar info page.
Do you want any garnishes?
These need to be specified on the bar info page so that the bartending staff can accommodate your needs.
How about wine glasses, are they provided if we supply the wine?
We supply wine glasses at the bar. Plastic cups for beer, and wine later in the night are also provided, as we eliminate the use of glass during the dance for safety reasons. You can rent matching wine glasses for each place setting via the bar info submittal.
Do you have ice or space available for storing kegs?
Yes, we can keep 4 kegs cold in our chiller and we would keep any others on ice. Once the bartender is ready to tap the kegs, they are kept cold with our CO2/ice plate system.
What is the cost of the bartenders provided?
The cost of bartenders is included in your bar service package. They do put a tip jar on the bar.
Is the bar area still open during the dance, for people? Yes.
Can pitchers of beer be brought up to the upper floor? Yes
Do you provide any NA drinks, i.e. water, or do we provide everything?
We provide Lemonade, Iced Tea, Cider or punch during cocktail hour which is indicated on your wish list. We also provide pitchers of ice water on tables during dining with stemmed water goblets.
Do we also have to provide the soda drinks or drinks other then alcohol?
Yes, if you want to offer these beverages to your guests. You may also have the bartender
Is bottled beverages like mikes hard lemonade and smirnoff ok?
Yes, as long as with other beer and wine selections.
Can beer and wine be served throughout the entire evening?
Yes, until bar closes one half hour before venue closes, typically 11:30PM
If we place it under the bar out of sight we can have say whiskey or vodka in limited quantities?
Yes, but please inform your bartender in advance as to quantity and type and provide a list of those guests who will be drinking hard liquor. We are still allowed to monitor these guests and have the right to stop service at any point. The amount of people on this list is limited and must be discussed with the bartender.
Regarding the one beverage choice that you provide, say if we want punch, about how much of that do you provide? We fill each of the containers full at the beginning of the night, then refill them after cocktail hour. The infused water are refilled as many times as needed.
How many kegs can you have out and tapped at one time?
We have 3 tappers dedicated to beer and 1 dedicated to root beer.
Is glassware (besides plastic cups) provided for a signature drink in the bar area?
No, only mismatched wine glasses.
How many mismatched wine glasses are there for cocktail hour?We wash during the event any glasses returned and have not had a problem running out.