Bar Service

Bar Service for the Harding Mott University Center is arranged by contacting Event and Building Services (EBS).  All alcohol must be dispensed by EBS staff that have been trained and certified in alcohol management.  Our staff will efficiently and professionally arrange, supervise and tend to the bar service at your event.  Service can easily be tailored to meet your needs whether your event is a small meeting, a reception, or a banquet for hundreds of guests.

Bar Service Policy

  • Alcohol may be dispensed at events that are designated as 'by invitation only'.

  • All shots of liquor must be combined with a drink mixer; straight shots are not permitted nor are 'shots on ice' permitted.  Shots of liquor are not permitted as part of a wedding reception 'dollar dance'.  The bar serves only a measured, one-ounce shot per drink.  Drinks are supplied to guests by the cup; no pitchers.  Customers are permitted one serving per visit to the bar.

  • Bar service is for a minimum of 2 hours and maximum of 4.5 hours.  Bar service must conclude 45 minutes before the scheduled event ending time.

  • An individual must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcohol.  Upon request for identification, if the guest is not able to produce valid picture identification, by law alcohol service cannot be provided.

  • Alcohol service will cease to anyone who appears to be visibly intoxicated.  Only trained EBS staff will determine if a guest is visibly intoxicated.  The staff decision to cease alcohol service to anyone is final.

  • Bringing alcohol into a licensed facility by anyone is prohibited by law and will be confiscated and will not be returned to the guest.

Cash Bar Service

A cash bar is a bar at which guests pay for their own drinks.  Customer billing is based upon the total amount of sales determined after the event or minimum guarantee, whichever is larger.  Minimum sales guarantee will equal the total contract amount.

Full Cash Bar Service

Labor (Bartender(s), Event Manager, and Manager On Duty)

Supplies (plastic cups, beverage napkins, stirrers, mixers, soft drinks, water, and ice)

Standard house liquor, premium liquor, draft beer, and house wines (see list below)

A minimum sales guarantee of $130 per hour is applicable.

Partial Cash Bar Service

Labor (Bartender(s), Event Manager, and Manager On Duty)

Supplies (plastic cups, beverage napkins, stirrers, soft drinks, water, and ice)

Draft beer and house wines (see list below)

A minimum sales guarantee of $80 per hour is applicable.

Wine Service

Select a house wine to accompany your meal or perhaps a sparkling wine for that special toast.  There is an additional $4/bottle corkage fee added to the per bottle cost for table-side service.

Coffee Service

Coffee service can be added to both the full and partial bar for $0.50 per person and will be served from the bar.

 

 

Open Bar Service

Bar service is charged per guest 13 years of age or older.  The charge includes the following:

Full Bar Service

Labor (Bartender(s), Event Manager, and Manager On Duty)

Gratuity ($1/person)

Supplies (plastic cups, beverage napkins, stirrers, mixers, soft drinks, water, and ice)

Premium liqours may be added at a cost of $1 per person for each selection.

A minimum sales guarantee of $130 per hour is applicable.

Partial Bar Service

Labor (Bartender(s), Event Manager, and Manager On Duty)

Gratuity ($0.75/person)

Supplies (plastic cups, beverage napkins, stirrers, soft drinks, water, and ice)

A minimum sales guarantee of $80 per hour is applicable.

  2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 4.5 hours
Full Bar Service $7.50/person $9.00/person $10.00/person $10.50/person
Partial Bar Service $5.00/person $6.00/person $6.75/person $7.00/person

House Selections

standard liquor

Absolut Vodka, Bacardi Rum, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Cutty Sark Scotch, DeKuyper Peach Schnapps, Seagrams VO, and Tangueray Gin

Premium liquor

Crown Royal Whiskey, Bombay Sapphire Rum, Dewars Scotch, Grey Goose Vodka, and Jack Daniels Whiskey

draft beer

Budweiser

house wines

Chardonnay, Merlot, and White Zinfandel

Champagne (provided at an additional cost)

Tosti Asti Spumante and Sparkling White Grape (non-alcoholic)

Soft drinks

Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite

Mixers

Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Pineapple Juice, Tonic, Soda, Sour Mix, and Grenedine

Confirming a Bar Service

  • One-half of the total contract amount is due at contract signing; contract signing must occur no less than 60 days prior to the event.  The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the event.
  • The guest count for the bar service may only be adjusted upward after the contract is signed.
  • If the contract has been paid in full and additional guests are added, the amount owing must be paid in full in order to confirm the increase in number.  No changes will be made to the guest count less than 7 days prior to the event.