What do we provide?
We provide glassware (champagne, wine, shorts, talls, coupes), eskies, two bar stools, a sh*tload of ice,and all bar-ware associated with making cocktails and other beverages. We also include styling of the van (dried flower arrangements, candles, lights etc.), personalised bar menus plus a glass water dispenser that we will re-fill during the event.
What drinks can you serve?
Beer, cider, wine, champagne, any soft drinks and cocktails. We serve kids drinks in biodegradable cups and we also use these cups for the final half an hour of service to ensure we can collect all glassware at the conclusion of our service. We unfortunately don't offer a keg service. As much as they seem like a great idea, in our experience they're extremely unreliable and cumbersome.
Can you make cocktails?
YES we love making cocktails! We have a fabulous list of crowd favourites for you to choose from or you can suggest your own! We also do not charge any additional fees for making cocktails. We're there to serve - make us earn our keep!! We just recommend keeping your menu at 3 cocktails/spirits to ensure speedy service from the bar. You can always choose more and we may need to add some more staff to your booking.
How does it work with alcohol supply?
Option 1. You supply your own drinks and Boutique Event Co serves them, (this is the most popular option and we'll help you with an estimate so you know exactly what and how much to purchase).
Option 2. Boutique Event Co supplies the drinks at a cost (this would need to be calculated upon further information).
Where are we based and do we travel?
We are based in Geelong and we can travel all over Victoria (or beyond!).
Are your bar staff RSA trained?
Yes, all of our bar staff have RSA’s and are all round awesome peeps! You'll usually see them on the d-floor mid event or at the dessert table haha!
Do you have a liquor license?
Heck yes we do! We hold a limited license which basically allows us to serve anywhere and everywhere. Let's chat specifics around your event to see if any additional licenses are required.
Can you do an event in a public place?
Yes we sure can! You are required to obtain relevant permissions and permits from council and our liquor license allows us to party in the park! We can assist with this process if required. This ain't our first rodeo!
Can you provide a cool room?
Yes, we do have a cool room available for hire! We require that you hire one for your event if you're having over 60 guests. Our eskies do hold quite a bit however to keep everything cold enough we require that you hire a cool room. The cool room is best located as close as possible to the bar to avoid delays in drink service when we need to re-stock.
How long does bump in/bump out take?
We arrive around 1.5 hours before the bar service commences (sometimes the day prior). Bump out at the commencement of bar service takes no longer than an hour.
Do you offer table service?
We certainly can! Let us know when inquiring with us so we can provide this as part of your quote. Table glassware is additional and will be quoted separately if required.
Do you offer a dry hire for corporate events?
Absolutely! We've worked with various corporate customers to provide van hire only (no staff, glassware etc) for events. Pricing starts @ $950+GST per day for this option.
Do you dispose of rubbish?
We require you to have adequate bins and garbage disposal onsite. Boutique Event Co is not responsible for the removal of empty bottles, cartons post event etc. If this is a requirement please advise us early so we can include this cost in your quote.
Do you need access to power/water?
Yes, we will need power & water in order to clean & wash up. We can may be able to provide a generator if there is no power onsite. We can also bring water. If neither water or power are available onsite Boutique Event Co must be advised at the time of booking.
What are the Caravan Bar’s dimensions?
Our white Caravan Bars are approximately 2.5m high, 2.5m wide and 5.5m long. We must have a flat/level surface for the bar to operate effectively and safely. If Boutique Event Co deem that the chosen location is not suitable/safe for the Caravan Bar we will choose the closest possible flat surface.
We also need enough room for entry and exit of the event - you must ensure there is no blockage of exit at the commencement of event.
Do you have public liability insurance?
Yes we sure do. 20 million.
Do you charge a bond?
Yes, we do. Each booking has a $200 bond fee which is refundable post event.
How much does it cost to hire the Caravan Bar?
Our pricing starts at $1450 depending on your event location and number of guests.
Every event is different and not one price fits all. To find out a ballpark figure for your event please fill out the form on the contact page or email your event details to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we cannot guarantee a booking date until we receive your booking fee.
This is due to the high volume of inquiries Boutique Event Co receives each week.