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Bartenders for Special Occasions

Bartenders for Special Occasions

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Introduction: From comments I have heard, and also experienced myself....it is hard to find above average/polite/professional service anymore. Let alone qualified. I have references that will attest to the high standards I and my staff have and I believe we meet and exceed the expectations people have become used to. :) Helping my clients plan their event, making it as stress-free as possible. I enjoy sharing my knowledge, experience and recommendations, which takes pressure off my client because it creates an easy, organized planning experience.

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21 years in business

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Very good 4.6

7 reviews


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Sharon G.

It was important to me that I hire someone professional, trust worthy, qualified, and responsible for our wedding. Susan, the owner, did an amazing job in helping us plan our drinks menu, including how much we should buy for the wedding. I met Susan and Jessi, our bartender, at the venue to see where would be the best place to setup the bar. They both had great advice to give me and what I should look out for. It was really easy to work with both of them and whenever I had a question Susan was receptive and had good advice to offer. She has plenty of experience and knowledge and that helped us out tremendously. Jessi was our bartender and we couldn't have asked for someone better. She was attentive, warm, friendly and made sure all our guests were taken care of. She even offered to help us out prior to the reception and poured champagne when all the guests were seated. Thank you so much Susan and Jessi, you both made it look easy but we know how much work it was! We couldn't have been happier with the service. I highly recommend Bartenders for Special Occasions! Sharon and Serge.
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Thank you so much, Sharon and Serge, for the awesome review! I appreciate you offering to write a review on the services and it is so nice to hear the compliments and how happy my clients are. It was wonderful working with you!
Oct 31, 2015
Hilary O.

Sue bartender our wedding at the Grand Loft in Grand Ledge MI. Having an out of town wedding we were only able to communicate by email and phone but she was great in reviewing everything including her recommendations on how much alcohol to buy and what she would be brining and what we should bring. The day of the wedding she arrived early to help set up and even assisted the caterers with anything they needed to make sure everything was ready to go when guests arrived. I had nothing but wonderful comments from every guest about the great job she did and how friendly she was. If it wasn't my wedding day i think i would have wanted to spend more time talking to her because she was just so kind and helpful. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding or special event bartender. She will truly go above and beyond the normal bartender duties to make sure you and the guest are happy.
Bartenders for Special Occasions's reply
Thank you, Hilary, for the kind words. It was wonderful working with you and your now husband in planning your bar. And Adeline Leigh Catering had a stellar staff and their food was absolutely delicious! Your family and guests were the "best of the best!" I've never had so many family and guests, right from the beginning, ask me if I needed anything, if they could help with anything, etc. Had great conversations with many of them as well as with you! Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your reception to check on me. One of your guests, Kara, who works at Grove in Grand Rapids, suggested I stop in, say hi and experience the fabulous food there, which I definitely plan on doing in the very near future. It was a fun night, great conversation and great entertainment watching the wedding party cut loose on the dance floor! Thank you so much for hiring me. It was definitely one of the most memorable bartending gigs I have ever done! I hope our paths cross again some day. :)
Oct 12, 2014
Chris C.


Susan did a great job. She did exactly what she promised she would (arrived on time, was helpful during the whole evening) and was a joy to deal with! Thanks, Susan! Chris and Carol
Bartenders for Special Occasions's reply
Thanks, Chris and Carol, for the kind words! Wonderful evening, great guests and fabulous hosts! Was a pleasure working with both of you!
Sep 18, 2015
Nichole B.


Susan did a great job bar tending our March 7, 2015 wedding. She is very professional and takes the time to make sure you have everything you need in place. She is open to discuss anything with you about what types of items you will need for the wedding bar to be successful. She will be a great asset to any venue you have in your future! Thanks so much!
Bartenders for Special Occasions's reply
Thank you so much, Nichole, for the wonderful review! I love bartending and helping my clients in any way I can to make it the best event with as less stress as possible. It was a pleasure working with you and your guests were wonderful! Thank you, again, for the kind words and for hiring me for your special day. :)
Apr 4, 2015
Anna L.

Susan was amazing. She was everything a frantic bride could hope for! I can't tell you how many times I emailed her asking a million questions and getting great advice from her as far as what to buy. She even helped me figure out non-bar related stuff! The day of our wedding couldn't have gone smoother and Susan was such a big help. She even had server whom I hired to help serve food, and she was fantastic as well. I would highly recommend Susan for any occasion and I would most definitely hire her again! We love you Susan!
Jun 21, 2014
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Susan Snider


  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I used to bartend at Cheddar's years ago and then advanced to opening up new restaurants for them and training bartender and wait staff. When I got out of the restaurant business, I missed the bartending aspect of it. I started talking to friends and family and it just became word of mouth and I have been doing it on the side ever since. I love bartending! :)

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I bartend for large or small functions. I have experience in many different types of events including wedding receptions, business functions, tailgate parties, birthday parties, holiday parties, Christmas parties and New Year's Eve parties. I have the tools and experience to help you determine set-up, how much liquor, beer, wine, pop, water, ice, glasses, etc.

  • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

    The event I bartended at for Capitol Services at Old Town Marquee on 11/21/14. It started after Silver Bells in the City. They sponsored a thank you to our clients/Christmas party. It had to be one of the craziest/stressful/busiest/funnest events I have ever bartended at. People just kept coming! We estimated that there were at least 250 people there when it was the busiest. I received an overwhelming number of compliments for hanging in there and pushing through and still having fun and laughing the whole time doing it. I even had guests (that bartend at bars/restarants) comment that they could never have done what I did. It was the highest compliment I could have ever received. I was very proud of that night! :)

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