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Bartending Service

Tasty craft cocktails, delicious local brews

Every celebration can be improved with a fine wine, champagne toast, or masterful themed drink. To help celebrate your special day, we offer flexible bartending options, such as Cash Bar, Open Bar, or any combination of the two. 
 
We can suggest wines to match your cuisine, or we can offer your favorites. And the same for beer: we can stock your favorite local brews, or we can offer our local favorites. Maine has an awesome beer scene, by the way! (Read this article at Bangor Daily News.)
 
Lastly, you may want a special themed drink for your wedding, a signature cocktail. See below for ideas; you can mix-and-match options, too. 
 
We are flexible and can accommodate your budget with your bartending plan. And, our “per drink” prices are modest, lower than typical restaurants. We offer local craft beers as well the usual bartender cocktails. And we can offer a range of tasty liquors and spirits.
 

Contact us to design your beverage menu!

Bar Options

We can provide the bubbly service that suits your budget, and service to the tables. We're not wine snobs—a bottle of Pink Barefoot Bubbly is as fun and meaningful as a pricey French Champagne. You can decide how many refills per guest. Or guests can use their own beverage to toast.

Champagne Toast

We can provide the bubbly service that suits your budget, and service to the tables. We’re not wine snobs—a bottle of Pink Barefoot Bubbly is as fun and meaningful as a pricey French Champagne. You can decide how many refills per guest. Or guests can use their own beverage to toast.
Wouldn't it be fun to design your own signature cocktail, complete with unique drink flag? Maybe it's a fun Tequila drink, Mule, or a decadent SteamPunk-style "english tea and egg whites" concoction, or a tropically savory-sweet drink, or a shrub-based sensation… it's your day, you decide! You can offer these prepaid or for guest purchase.

Themed Custom Cocktails

Wouldn’t it be fun to design your own signature cocktail, complete with unique drink flag? Maybe it’s a fun Tequila drink, Mule, or a decadent SteamPunk-style “english tea and egg whites” concoction, or a tropically savory-sweet drink, or a shrub-based sensation… it’s your day, you decide! You can offer these prepaid or for guest purchase.
Some couples offer a prepaid open bar for their guests; this means that the wedding hosts have pre-paid the bar tab for their guests. To meet your budget, you can provide an open bar from a certain time range, or at any amount, and then let guests purchase their own afterwards (cash/credit/Apple Pay). Or you can prepay for just beer or wine, or a signature cocktail. There are many options to be generous to your guests but to also conserve your budget!

Open Bar (Pre-Paid)

Some couples offer a prepaid open bar for their guests; this means that the wedding hosts have pre-paid the bar tab for their guests. To meet your budget, you can provide an open bar from a certain time range, or at any amount, and then let guests purchase their own afterwards (cash/credit/Apple Pay). Or you can prepay for just beer or wine, or a signature cocktail. There are many options to be generous to your guests but to also conserve your budget!
The most budget-friendly option, where your guests order and pay for their drinks themselves, as if they were at a restaurant. From Titos to Hendrix to Tequilas and other spirits and liquors, we stock a wide variety to please everyone. We even offer money-saving drink tokens to help you offer one or two drinks affordably to your guests!

Cash/Credit Bar

The most budget-friendly option, where your guests order and pay for their drinks themselves, as if they were at a restaurant. From Titos to Hendrix to Tequilas and other spirits and liquors, we stock a wide variety to please everyone. We even offer money-saving drink tokens to help you offer one or two drinks affordably to your guests!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Outside alcohol is not permitted on the property at any time (no tailgating or BYOB). All alcohol service must go through our bartending team.
  • We can provide special drinks (like morning mimosas, beer, or toasts)  in the cottages before the ceremony.
  • We take alcohol safety seriously, and do not allow or tolerate drunkenness. All guests and wedding party members must imbibe in moderation; it helps your special day be memorable for all the best reasons! 
About Maine Food & Alcohol Taxes

Many of our wedding couples ask about Maine taxes: there are just two taxes that apply to event venues: (1) prepared food & beverage sales tax (catering, bartending) and (2) lodging tax. To quote a Maine.gov source:

The tax rate is 8% on sales of prepared food and alcoholic drinks sold in establishments that are licensed for on-premises consumption of liquor. The tax rate is 9% on certain rentals of living quarters.

For the catering and bartending the 8% prepared food sales tax would be calculated on these service costs (not the venue rental price). Let’s do an example for catering: the typical food cost per plate range is $50–$120 (depending on how fancy the menu offerings), so let’s say $50 x 100 guests = $5,000. So the sales tax of 8% = $400.

There is no Maine sales tax on venue rentals as of 2022.