Moonlight Bartending

Elizabeth, CO

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Moonlight Bartending is a professional bartending service in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas.

Give your guests something to talk about as they are professionally waited upon for an entire evening of delicious drinks and entertainment. Finally, you can sit back and enjoy your own party, while we make sure that every glass is full and every guest is happy. We can’t wait to help you make your special event a memorable one.

We provide services for: dinner parties, rehearsal parties, fund raisers, sporting events, corporate events, engagement parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, christening celebrations, cocktail parties, weddings, holiday parties, retirement parties, birthday parties, graduation parties, and much more.

All bartenders are TIPS certified.

Location

Elizabeth, CO 80107

Years in business

5

Number of employees

12

Times hired on Thumbtack

110

Reviews

83 Reviews
  • Brittany M. Sep 7, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review Updated
    Our Guests RAVED on and on about how wonderful the bartending staff was for our wedding! Could not be more pleased with the responsiveness of Ray in coordination and his flexibility as we changed plans throughout the day! The two BEST bartenders helped us out and for 100+ people not once was there a line or anything but a quick conversation EXCELLENT drinks and smiles from both! Thank you Moonlight Bartending we will certainly use your services again and recommend to all!!
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  • Billy G. Sep 4, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Ray and Patty from Moonlight were wonderful to have at our wedding! Ray helped us figure out how much beer and wine we would need, and helped decide how to divvy things up. He was responsive and just delightful to work with. Then on our wedding night, he and Patty showed up and immediately noticed there wasn't going to be enough water to last through the night. One of them left to go buy more water so our guests would be hydrated throughout the uncharacteristically warm evening. They were both very professional and our guests spoke highly of them. We loved them and we'd highly recommend them for any event!!
  • Tina M. Aug 30, 2017
    Bartending
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    WoW, Ray and his team are beyond Fabulous!! So willing to work with you, accommodating, On Time, Professional and ever so pleasant!! When they arrived at the event they had so much set up with all of our specialty items, liquor, plasticware, with so little space we provided them, but they nailed it!! We had two bartenders for our wedding and I heard one of the guest say how impressed they were with the service and it was the highlight of their evening because the bartenders were so attentive. I would highly recommend Moonlight Bartending and immediately put a check by this task!! Much love, Charles and Brittany
  • Tony G. Aug 20, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Ray did an outstanding job for our wedding and we would absolutely recommend his services to our friends and family! Thanks again Ray!
  • Jah C. Aug 7, 2017
    Bartending
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    Ray, the man himself, bartended our wedding and was wonderful. Cheerful and communicative! Completely took the stress of drinks off of the table. Thanks for knocking it out of the park, Ray!
  • Sean M. Jul 29, 2017
    Bartending
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    Ray showed up early to set up, was extremely personable, and did a TREMENDOUS job working our wedding! We could not be happier! Thanks Ray!
  • Chansy J. Jul 28, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Ray was a wonderful bartender. He was very professional and did a great job making sure all of our guests were taken care of! We hired him for our wedding and although we will never have a wedding again, if we have a need for a bartender again in the future we will definitely use Moonlight Bartending again!
  • Jeremy J. Jul 13, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Extremely happy with our experience with Moonlight Bartending. Ray was great to work with from the beginning and we had no issues whatsoever. He helped us with our signature cocktails - Raspberry Mules and Bay Breezes - and the guests raved about both! 100% satisfied and would hire again anytime!
  • Kerry K. Jul 10, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Moonlight Bartending did an awesome job! They provided everything we needed for our wedding and they were so easy to work with! It was so nice to not have to worry about anything! They brought their own bar, all the ice, cups, etc. They also work with a liquor store that delivers the alcohol and that was such a nice added bonus! They made everything so easy! I would definitely recommend to anyone and if I ever needed bartending for future events I would hire again!
  • Michael R. Jun 27, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    We rented out the Fleming Mansion in Denver for my now wife and I's rehearsal dinner. The venue is strict on arrival time so the bartender didnt have much time to set up. She did amazing job getting everything ready for the event and it went extremely well. I would recommend this service to anyone who wants to set apart the experience.
  • Jenessa C. Jun 21, 2017
    Bartending
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    Ray was a delight to have at my wedding. Im very happy with the service he provided.
  • Jennifer G. May 14, 2017
    Bartending
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    Ray was the best bartender we could have hired. As soon as he got there he started setting up and got everything he needed. He made my wedding day go more smoothly. Thank you Ray!
  • Angelique D. Apr 18, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Super friendly, professional and helpful bartender!
    Ray was fantastic! He came early to setup, was extremely helpful throughout the entire process while hiring and flexible during the event to meet and exceed our needs. He even stayed later than planned and did more work with more guests than anticipated and didn't charge us more! I would definitely recommend Ray and will use him again for our next event.
  • Sandra F. Apr 11, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Moonlight Bartending - customer review
    The service Ray and his staff provided for my daughters wedding reception was amazing. On time, affordable, efficient, organized and very friendly service. Ray listened to my needs and concerns and followed thru and respected my wishes. I was very impressed with the service they provided and will use them again. Sandra F
  • Lisa H. Apr 9, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Ray Rocks!!!!
    Ray and his staff exceeded our expectations! They were on time, effecient, kind, and more than helpful with all of our needs and requests. I will reach out to them for any needs in the future. Very very very highly recommended!! I cannot say that enough. Ray and crew, you are THE BEST!!
  • Stephanie M. Jan 29, 2017
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Fantastic Bartender
    I am so happy that I chose Moonlight Bartending for my party. The bartender was excellent, punctual, and very professional. I will not hesitate to hire them again for my next party! Thanks, Ray!
  • Jeremy F. Nov 12, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Moonlight Bartending A+
    Ray & his team executed our wedding without a hitch. Highly recommended!
  • Jennifer T. Oct 29, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Excellent Bartender with Professional and Friendly Service
    Ray was fantastic! From then beginning he was responsive and always prompt to respond to my questions. He provided me with a very thorough shopping list of what he recommended I purchase. The day of our party he showed up plenty early to allow time for setup and to make sure we had everything we needed to make our party exactly what we were hoping for. He was very professional and friendly. I got several compliments from my guests that he was a great bartender. He also made custom cocktails for our party.. and they were a big hit. I would recommend him to anyone looking to hire a bartender.
  • Tony G. Oct 29, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    He was the highlight of our party!
    Ray and his team did an amazing job. We are looking forward to working with him again. Such a blessing to have connected with Moonlight Bartending.
  • Louise G. Oct 26, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Excellent, professional bar service!!!
    Ray and his staff provided the best service for our son's wedding. They where professional from start to finish and made the entire process easy and stress free. We would recommend Moonlight bartending for any event.
  • Jill H. Oct 19, 2016
    Bartending
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    Great service!
    Everything was handled professionally and the service was great. Highly recommend!
  • Julie P. Oct 10, 2016
    Bartending
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    Ray was wonderful! I went through 7 other companies before I found him. He was a great price for our wedding and unlike the other bartenders he provided us with cups and ice. Many others would only tell me how much I should be buying. As a bride I didn't want to worry about that so by him bringing that stuff with him, he great lowered my stress level. I just bought the soda and liquor to his Recommendation. Which was just about right we didn't end up with a ton of leftover liquor. Plus with the leftover we did have, we just did a buy- back from Costco. All our guest thought he was great and the drinks were perfect! We highly recommend him for your next wedding or party.
  • Morgan B. Oct 10, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Great!
    Ray was polite, professional, and very timely. Perfect for our corporate event!
  • Mai L. Oct 9, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    My husband and I are very satisfied with the service that moonlight bartending provided us! They made our signature drinks special, they were super friendly with our guests and they provided quick and prompt service. They are affordable and reliable. I will continue using their service and spreading the word to my friends and family.
  • Christina C. Oct 7, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Best bartender
    Ray was so sweet and professional and helped this stressed bride out! Will only use his services from now on :)
  • Alexandra C. Sep 21, 2016
    Bartending
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    Great Service
    Ray was very helpful, very friendly, and we think he did a great job. He was professional and prepared.
  • David P. Sep 19, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Will use him again!
    Ray is the real deal. Professional, courteous, helpful (helped set up other stuff before guests arrived). He gave us suggestions for store and selection of beverages. Will use him again.
  • Jenny W. Sep 19, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Moonlight bar tending was amazing!! So easy to work with and a care free night by me the bride! The bartender took care of everything and my guests loved him!! I highly recommend!! Great price for excellent quality and service!
  • Dan W. Sep 4, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Moonlight Bartending A+
    Ray was our bartender for our post wedding party in our backyard. We had a hundred guests, catered food, rented tents, etc. for a party that started at 1PM and stretched into the night. At about noon we were running behind on getting things ready and getting frantic. Ray showed up and collected our alcohol, wine, beer and mixers scattered across the deck and the garage and organized everything and got it on ice and setup his bar. We literally forgot about worrying about that part of the party. He was effortlessly personable and talkative to everyone at the party including the teenagers. He made great drinks for the adults and the kids and carried away the empty bottles after the party. Recommendation - the best - would hire him for any party we ever have again and would recommend him to anyone. Great bartender and a great guy. Dan
  • RACHEL W. Aug 15, 2016
    Bartending
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  • Alexandra W. Jul 23, 2016
    Bartending
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    I hired Ray to bartend for my wedding reception at the Denver City Park Pavilion. He was excellent, and I couldn't recommend him more highly. Communication was quick and simple through Thumbtack before the event. He was easy-going and facilitated everything we wanted to do. We came up with a signature cocktail, brought the ingredients, and provided wine, and he brought all our cups, ice, and the bar and linens. He even provided helpful recommendations for extra quantities of ice needed for the weather and let us use his beverage dispensers for our non-alcoholic beverages. His service was outstanding. He is extremely kind, and the guests loved him and his memory for their drinks. Hiring Ray is an excellent value, and he even came in earlier than the time scheduled to ensure there was no disruption to our nearby ceremony. I especially appreciated that he stayed late to fill the water cooler we brought to make sure that the guests could still hydrate after the last call. Ray is great, and I highly recommend him!
  • Elana G. Jul 18, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Very helpful, professional, personable :)
  • Kathy R. Jul 11, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    We had a couples Stock The Bar party for about 60 people in our home. Ray did a phenomenal job. He came early to set up, he was totally prepared brought all tools ice cups etc he would need for the job! So polite and professional. He would let me know if we were low on anything, he cleaned up and even filled and started the dishwasher. I heard great comments from the guests about Ray! I will definitely hire him again. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your party with Ray!!!!
  • Carissa K. Jul 11, 2016
    Bartending
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  • Katy N. Jun 28, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Ray was friendly, professional and efficient. I was so impressed with him. HIRE RAY!!!
  • Greg A. Jun 17, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    We had a Grand Opening celebration with about 40 people. Moonlight Bartending was very profession, interacted with guests and provided excellent service.
  • Joshua K. Jun 14, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Bartender was very personable and made the night perfect for us. Thanks for everything.
  • Emily S. Apr 2, 2016
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Could not have asked for a better bartender! Amazing!
  • Camille R. Feb 29, 2016
    Bartending
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    We hired Moonlight Bartending for my husband's 50th birthday. Ray and Antoinette were very professional and helped make the party the perfect evening. We will definitely hire them again!
  • Steven M. Dec 19, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Ray was extremely professional, on time, and responded to all of our questions. I would recommend moonlight bartenders to anyone hosting events.
  • Carole G. Oct 25, 2015
    Bartending
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    Ray was on time, friendly and helpful. He bartended for our wedding and his service was beyond outstanding. I will be recommending him to everyone I know!! Thank you again so very much for making our night all the more special!
  • Anna R. Oct 15, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Ray was superb and knowledgeable. He came early, he came prepared, he came ready to help make our corporate happy hour memorable! We will be brining him back in the future!
  • Stephany N. Oct 9, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Ray was wonderful! He was very accommodating throughout the planning process and always made us feel at ease. Night of the wedding Ray and his assistant kept everyone happy, serving about 160 people ( who love to drink) without ever causing a line. We are extremely pleased with Moonlight Bartending's service and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a bartender for their event!
  • Robyn B. Sep 21, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Moonlight Bartending went above and beyond for our wedding, and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Ray was on time, set up was beautiful, service was AMAZING and clean up was all done by him at the end of the night--which made things MUCH easier on us. Thank you again, we loved having you.
  • Jeff W. Sep 3, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Ray served at my daughter's wedding in August. He was on time, ready to serve, professional, and friendly. We actually had some issues with a faulty keg (Stella Artois) that was unexpected and very unusual - even to the Anheuser Busch folks. Ray handled the adversity extremely well. Highly recommend him.
  • Hannah W. Sep 3, 2015
    Bartending
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    Arrived early was very polite. Did a good job.
  • Karli E. Aug 23, 2015
    Bartending
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    Ray was a wonderful addition to our celebration. He was courteous and respectful and offered his help in any way possible. We look forward to the next time we can hire him!
  • Tiffany R. Aug 9, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Ray was on top of everything and made our event run smooth.
  • Taylor P. Jul 16, 2015
    Bartending
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    Ray did a phenomenal job. We could not have asked for a better bartender. He was great with the guests, brought extra cups even without us requesting and setup an hour before the reception without charging. We would recommend moonlight bartending to anyone!
  • Kathy K. Jul 3, 2015
    Bartending
    Verified Review
    Ray is an excellent bartender, he arrived early with all the tools that you need to bartend....he even brought the ice! I would highly recommend anyone to hire him for any event!
  • Danielle Z. Jun 23, 2015
    Bartending
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  • Ernesto F. May 27, 2015
    Bartending
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    He and his partner showed up on time, set up beautifully and did a great job getting drinks to everyone that came up to the bar. They were friendly and we would definitely hire them again.
  • Joe F. May 25, 2015
    Bartending
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    Ray did such a great job! So professional and kept everyone very happy!!! Highly recommended!!!!
  • Evelyn O. Apr 8, 2015
    Bartending
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    Ray was great! Not only was he attentive to our guests and helpful during set-up, he also helped us figure out the right amount of alcohol and mixers for our guests. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced bartender.
  • Robin S. Apr 4, 2015
    Bartending
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    Ray was very prompt, professional and did a great job for our event. I will hire him again if I have the need.
  • Nastassia S. Apr 2, 2015
    Bartending
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    Amazing service! Will definitely use your company again!! My guests had nothing but compliments for your bartender about how she was attentive and very welcoming!
  • Lisa M. Jan 25, 2015
    Bartending
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  • Mike M. Oct 26, 2014
    Bartending
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    Will hire Ray again in a heart beat! Shows up early to set up, very professional, takes job to next level with ease. Ray could not have done anything better!
  • Bethany F. Oct 25, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray was the consummate professional. He was very easy to work with and I felt he made our guests feel especially welcome at our wedding. I would highly recommend his services!
  • Brian B. Oct 12, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray did an exceptional job tending the bar at our wedding reception. From the initial planning through the purchasing of the beer and wine to setup, service and clean-up Ray's professionalism and experience contributed to the success of our event. We would hire Ray again. You can not go wrong with Moonlight Bartending.
  • Micah C. Oct 7, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray was excellent. He was punctual, courteous, and professional. Our wedding was definitely enhanced by his great attitude and ability to handle the amount of guests we had. I would recommend him for any occasion in a heartbeat. -Micah C.
  • Dave R. Sep 14, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray came early and did a great job. Several of our guests asked him for a business card so that they could use him in the future.
  • Bobbie G. Sep 10, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray was professional, prompt, friendly and vey accommodating. We have no negative items, and we couldn't be more happier with the service he provided. He even went out of his way to pick up some items we forgot to provide.
  • Chris J. Aug 20, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray was great to work with. His wife, worked our backyard wedding and was wonderful!
  • Michael A. Aug 15, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray from Moonlight Bartending was great. He is professional and his presence added to the success of our wedding. We will have him back next year when our daughter gets married. Michael --Denver
  • Lesley J. Jul 27, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray was amazing! We will definitely use him for our next event!
  • Brian R. Jun 29, 2014
    Bartending
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    I hired Ray for my daughters wedding last week at the Space Gallery and was very impressed. His professionalism, communication, planning, coordination, promptness and concern for quality contributed greatly to this wonderful event. Ray consulted with me regarding the purchase list and answered all of my questions knowledgeably;arrived early to set-up (as this was his first event in this new venue); and had no difficulty with serving 75 people in this multicultural celebration. I would use Ray Engelke again and recommend him without hesitation.
  • David S. Jun 22, 2014
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  • Nick G. Apr 4, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray was prompt, presentable and friendly. He did a great job at our corporate event. Thanks Ron!
  • Erin D. Mar 12, 2014
    Bartending
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    I would highly recommend Ray for your next event. We hired him for our wedding reception and he made everything so easy on us. He was very professional and friendly. He even extended his services 1 hour because it took us so long for us to get to the reception, at no extra charge.
  • Megan K. Mar 9, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray was punctual and extremely prepared for our party. He was careful in my new home with his bar set up. When his time was up for the night he even offered to stay for another hour. The best part....his martinis were amazing. We will hire Ray in the future once again!
  • Stephanie W. Mar 4, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray was absolutely great! Very pleasant with everyone and did a wonderful job serving. I would definitely use ray again for any event. You won't be disappointed!
  • Melissa L. Feb 27, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray was amazing!! He was so friendly and very helpful! ! Thank you so much for helping make our wedding reception a hit!!
  • Megan T. Feb 23, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray and Antoinette Engelke were absolutely wonderful to work with. Their prices were excellent and the service was wonderful. They were always very quick to reply to my questions and emails leading up to the event and were awesome at the event. I would highly recommend Moonlight Bartending!! Thank you so much for providing such wonderful service!
  • Lisa M. Jan 26, 2014
    Bartending
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    Ray did a GREAT job at my father's birthday party. He had the bar set-up and handled everything we needed. He was very professional and made my job easy which allowed me to be a host and visit with family and friends. Thank You Ray!
  • Joseph S. Jan 4, 2014
    Bartending
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    This was our first time hiring a bartender for one of our parties and we will continue to do so...let me restate that...we will continue to hire Ray for this service. Ray was personable, timely and professional. I strongly recommend him for your next party! Thanks Ray for everything, we appreciated your service.
  • Eric V. Dec 16, 2013
    Bartending
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    Ray is a real professional. He makes a great drink and is super friendly and polite. He is all about the folks at your party and making them happy. Just a great job. Thanks Ray!
  • Jessica B. Nov 14, 2013
    Bartending
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    Ray was such a pleasure to work with! He did an outstanding job bartending at my sister's wedding! He was prompt, had a great set up including everything we could possibly need! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to hire a bartender for any type of event!
  • Tina J. Oct 31, 2013
    Bartending
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    Ray did an excellent job through the whole experience. He communicated promptly, arrived early, and charged exactly what we had agreed to. He offered some additional services for free as well.
  • Whitney S. Oct 16, 2013
    Bartending
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    Ray was great!!! We used Moonlight Bartending for our wedding on 10/12/2013 . He kept all of our guests' glasses full which kept them happy! Many people commented on how polite and ready to serve he was! Unfortunately, I personally did not get a chance to talk with Ray until the later part of the night. That being said, he was ready to go and didn't need anything from me! Very professional! We will be recommending Moonlight Bartending to friends and family!
  • Heather Q. Sep 26, 2013
    Bartending
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    I'm an event planner and I've worked with many professional bartending services. I will say, absolutely, that I will hire Moonlight Bartending again. They arrived on time, went above and beyond to adjust when a curveball was thrown to us at a recent wedding reception, and provided superior service. I highly recommend them.
  • Jose P. Aug 26, 2013
    Bartending
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    We had a great time with Ray. He was very professional and creative. I would definitely work with him again and would happily recommend his services.
  • Niccola Y. Jul 15, 2013
    Bartending
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    I hired Ray Engelke @ Moonlight Bartending for a special corporate event. We needed a very special bartender and Mr. Engelke was the one. His price was competitive, he was very responsive to all my questions, and his professional service was top-notch.

Q&A

What types of customers have you worked with?
We provide Services for: Dinner Parties, Rehearsal Parties, Fund Raisers, Sporting Events, Corporate Events, Engagement Parties, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Christening Celebrations, Cocktail Parties, Weddings, Holiday Parties, Retirement Parties, Birthday Parties, Graduation Parties and much more.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
For the best service we advise 1 bartender for every 75 guests. We advise all our customers to purchase event insurance.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Our bartenders are extensively trained on how to not over serve. Our bartenders have vast experience on making new, fun drinks from scratch. Our bartenders are never on their phones, never texting, do not drink your product or eat your food. We are there to serve you and your guests 100%.

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