There are many small details that go into setting up an event, but as any guest will tell you, one of the most important and most visited areas of a party is the bar. How to set up your bar at an event can become a bit of a puzzle. Chances are that you also have other areas to tend to, like seating, dancing, entertainment, and catering. However, as long as everyone has a drink in their hands, the event can’t go terribly wrong. Here are a few things to consider when setting up a bar at an event.
Considerations for setting up a bar
Size of bar
Depending on the size of your event, from the guest list to the size of the venue, you’ll need to find a bar setup that can handle all the foot traffic. You’ll need a bar big enough to fit all the different types of alcohol, beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks that you intend to serve to your guests. If you are low on space, minimizing your bar menu to wine and beer will help you cut back on the size of the bar that you need – and it will reduce your alcohol budget.
The bar area is going to be heavily trafficked. The placement of your bar should be out of the way to allow for many people to stand around without bumping into tables or taking up the whole dance floor. For large events, you may want to consider having multiple bars so that you won’t have too many guests flooding one area of the room. If you have a few bars located around the venue, you’re spreading out the guests, allowing for a better flow of your event.
Types of bars
Our event planning specialists can help you choose the right bar for the occasion. We’ve got a number of different styles available to rent, so your bar can match the theme and decor of your party.
- Wooden pine bar
- Black bar on wheels
- White portable bar
- Skirted bar
- Wine barrel bar
- Serpentine bar
- Semi-circle bar
Rent a bar for your event
No matter the type of event, the size, or the location, we’ve got a large inventory of party rentals, including bars, to help you set up your event. Our party specialists will guide you through every step, helping you make the right choices. We’re your one-stop event rentals shop.