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Find a Waitstaff near Santa Cruz, CA

Find a Waitstaff near Santa Cruz, CA

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Find a Waitstaff near Santa Cruz, CA

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7. Rockin' Events by Robyn
Exceptional 90.0

(21)

Exceptional 90.0

(21)

Bartending

Offers remote services
Discounts available
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Santa Cruz, CA
Our wedding was beyond our greatest expectations because of Robyn. She was sooo on top of things! She understood my vision and went beyond just day of coordinating. We had about a month to plan our wedding because of pivots we had to take from Covid restrictions. I started out very stressed, but when I spoke with Robyn, all of my stress seemed to melt away! From our first conversation to the very end of our wedding, Robyn was there to help every step of the way. My guests kept even commenting on how awesome she was and how amazing everything turned out! We do plan to have a bigger celebration when things open up, and we have already decided she will be our new go-to for us! Thank you again, Robyn! Our wedding was definitely Rockin' because of you!See more

$200

starting cost

$200

starting cost

Our wedding was beyond our greatest expectations because of Robyn. She was sooo on top of things! She understood my vision and went beyond just day of coordinating. We had about a month to plan our wedding because of pivots we had to take from Covid restrictions. I started out very stressed, but when I spoke with Robyn, all of my stress seemed to melt away! From our first conversation to the very end of our wedding, Robyn was there to help every step of the way. My guests kept even commenting on how awesome she was and how amazing everything turned out! We do plan to have a bigger celebration when things open up, and we have already decided she will be our new go-to for us! Thank you again, Robyn! Our wedding was definitely Rockin' because of you!

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How do I find a good bartender?

Put some time on your calendar to research and compare top-rated bartenders near you online. Start by looking at their ratings and services. For example, some bartending services will provide a waitstaff, glassware, ice, coolers, food and more.

Next, look at their photos of past events and read the customer reviews. Find feedback on the bartenders’ services. Did they offer fair pricing? Did they show up on time to set up? Did they bring all of the appropriate drinks, cups, supplies and decorations? Did they interact politely with the party guests and provide a pleasant overall experience? And did they do the agreed-upon cleanup afterward?

Narrow down your top choices, and start contacting the bartenders. Ask for cost estimates for your event, and tell them how many people will be attending, what type of event it is and what services you require. You should also ask them questions about their experience.

Bartenders may need a license in your state, county or city to work at a private party. Make sure they’re properly certified before you hire anyone.

Do bartenders need to be licensed?

Certain counties, cities and states may require licensing. Check your local government’s regulations before starting your search.

In many cases, you might want to choose a bartender who has a license and/or certification. If you’re considering hiring a bartender for an upcoming event or a special occasional, check their online profiles to find out what credentials they have. If you can’t find the information online, don’t hesitate to ask them directly when requesting to receive free estimates.

How much does it cost to hire a bartender for a private party?

Hiring a bartender for a private party typically costs between $270 and $390 in total. On an hourly basis, expect to pay at least $40 to $60 per hour, as well as a flat fee. How much you’ll pay, however, depends on the time of year or day, the size of the party and other factors. Get in touch with a few bartenders near you and request a free estimate — it’s the only way to get an accurate idea of how much private bartending services will cost you.

Check out “How much does it cost to hire a bartender?” to learn more about the cost factors.

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