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How Big Should my Wedding Bar Be? Why Size Matters with Tavern Team

Updated: Feb 19




In the symphony of wedding planning, orchestrating the perfect wedding bar experience is a key note that shouldn't be overlooked. At Tavern Team, we believe that the size of your wedding bar is not just a matter of aesthetics but a critical element that influences the flow and efficiency of your wedding bartending service. Join us as we delve into the nuances of why size matters when it comes to creating an unforgettable mobile bar experience.



  1. Balancing Act: Size Matters for Detailed Service    When it comes to your wedding bar, size matters. A bar that's too small can jeopardize the entire experience. Imagine bartenders struggling to navigate a cramped space, juggling glassware, and constantly rearranging supplies. At Tavern Team, we emphasize the importance of ample space to ensure our wedding bartenders deliver detailed, organized, and efficient service.

  2.  Avoiding the Congestion Conundrum: Right Size, Right Staff    It's not just about the size; it's about finding the right balance. A bar might be spacious, but understaffing can lead to a congested front with unnoticed guests waiting for attention. Overstaffing a small bar, on the other hand, can burden your budget and congest behind the bar causing slower service. Tavern Team’s wedding bartending service emphasizes the importance of appropriate staffing, ensuring a seamless balance between space and service.

  3.  Crunching the Numbers: Staffing for Success    To avoid the staffing pitfalls, we follow a simple formula: a slightly above-average bartender can handle 75 guests, and for every additional 75 guests, another bartender is added. This ensures efficient bartending service without overwhelming your event. Beware of companies suggesting excessive staff; quality often outweighs quantity.  More is not always better.

  4. Designing Efficiency: Shape, Length, and Height    The physical design of the bar is as crucial as its size. A straight-line bar is optimal for three or more bartenders, while a horseshoe or L-shaped bar is perfect for two or fewer. Each bartender needs 4.5 feet of dedicated space for efficient operation. A well-designed bar with ample space behind it allows for easy navigation, discreet storage, and an attractive display of beverages for guests to peruse.  And a well-designed bar is what Tavern Team gives you.

  5. The Height of Elegance: Ideal Bar Height    Bar height is not just a matter of aesthetics; it's about accessibility. Our bars maintain the ideal height of 36"-42" to ensure all guests can comfortably order, witness the magic of their drink being prepared, and easily acquire their beverage from one of our wedding bartenders.

  6. Subtle Sophistication: The Art of Blending In    A great wedding bar is like a supporting actor in a grand production—it adds to the charm without stealing the show. Tavern Team emphasizes subtlety, ensuring our wedding bars complement the overall aesthetic of your event without overshadowing its beauty.

Crafting the perfect wedding bar experience is an art, and at Tavern Team, we've mastered the brushstrokes. Our mobile bar services are meticulously designed, taking into account size, staffing, and aesthetic considerations to ensure your Milwaukee wedding bar service is a seamless blend of elegance and efficiency. Explore the possibilities with Tavern Team, where every detail matters, and your wedding bartending service becomes a highlight of your special day.


So, as you embark on your event planning journey in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, let's work together to transform every sip into a note of celebration. We invite you to reach out to Tavern Team and let us be part of your event's unforgettable melody. Together, we'll make your next gathering a harmonious masterpiece.






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