Daring to Dream Events
Daring to Dream Events

Daring to Dream Events

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$450
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Introduction: With over 20 years in the hospitality industry we combine a passion for creating quality cocktails, helping you plan your wedding, providing knowledgeable waitstaff and outstanding customer service. As a mixologist most recently I was the mastermind behind a beautiful cocktail menu made from scratch ingredients. I love to provide a customized experience. Every event I’ve done is unique in its own way. That’s why you should have cocktails inspired by “you” utilizing the local fresh ingredients the PNW has to offer. We will work together to customize cocktail names to bring the whole event together to wow your friends and family. My wife Aubrey has been coordinating wedding’s for over 10 years. As a bride planning your wedding we want you to be a guest at your own wedding. We handle all the details from the day you decide to work with us until the last minute the day of your wedding. We are known as Mr. & Mrs. accountable. We show up early and stay late to everything we do. We understand some of the old school philosophies my grandfather taught me like work ethic, following through with what you say you’re going to do and just simply showing up on time. Let’s work together and elevate your next event to the next level. Additional products and services we offer: -Glassware rental pickup -Disposable glassware delivered to your event -Ice delivered to your event -Crystal clear craft cocktail ice -Event staff to help with setup, service & cleanup Credentials: We carry general & liquor liability insurance. All of our bartender’s have a current class 12 MAST permit. All of our waitstaff are Servsafe certified and carry a Washington state food handlers permit. Discounts for booking multiple service! Many of our clients recognize the value in booking all of our services together. From wedding coordinator, waitstaff & bartending services we can cover it all for you. Ask us about special discounts for booking multiple services.
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19 years in business

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Aaron F.
Apr 7, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

We had a great time thanks to this team. Brian was very responsive and he helped with ideas on how to stock the bar. Jake, the bartender, was great with the guests. The whole thing was a hit at the party. Really good crew; highly recommend.

Details: 11 - 25 guests • Birthday party • Low key / casual • Private residence • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Non-alcoholic beverages • Bartender will need to bring the bar • Tip jars not allowed

Daring to Dream Events's reply
Hello Aaron What an epic 40th birthday you put together. Jake couldn’t stop sending me pics of the place you rented. We absolutely enjoyed serving you and your guests. We wish you all the best and we look forward to more parties in the future. Man you set the bar high. Cheers for now, Brian
Bartending
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Nicky J.
Apr 4, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Brian was amazing at my daughter's birthday party. He went above and beyond his responsibilities and helped with the catering and bartending services for my guests. Always ready to lend a helping hand for anything we need during the event. Highly recommend their service and I'll definitely be engaging with them for any future events I host!

Details: Birthday party • 51 - 100 guests • Clear / bus plates • Setup / cleanup

Daring to Dream Events's reply
Hello Nicky What a great party you put together for your daughter. It was my pleasure to server you all. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to serving you in the future. Cheers for now, Brian
Event Help and Wait Staff
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Adit D.
Apr 3, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

My fiancé and I hired Brian and Aubrey as bartender and wait staff for our engagement party. They were extremely professional and absolutely outstanding. We had a completely stress-free party thanks to them. Brian helped us throughout the planning process. He helped us create specialty cocktails with our own custom names, and they were a huge hit at the party! He gave us a full shopping list and was very clear on what he would provide and what we needed to bring. His bar setup was very nice and everyone loved all the drinks he made, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Aubrey and Cohen helped us at the party as wait staff. I only had to explain the setup and the various food items once. They took care of setting up, serving appetizers, heating the entrees, serving and refilling waters and everything else that we needed. Aubrey also went the extra mile and brought my fiancé and I drinks because we were so busy entertaining our guests. We will definitely be hiring Brian and Aubrey for any of our future events, and I’m sure our friends will do the same. We are both so grateful that Brian and Aubrey took such good care of us, our parents and our guests. They made the party a huge success. We definitely recommend hiring them!

Details: Special event / party • Fewer than 50 guests • 2-4 • Pass hors d'oeuvres / serve food • Operate buffet • Setup / cleanup

Daring to Dream Events's reply
Thank you Adit for the amazing review. To this day this is one of my favorite events we’ve worked this year. The view is from the rooftop deck of the Seattle skyline were perfect. We enjoyed serving you and all of your friends and family. We look forward to being able to be with you in the future. Cheers for now, Brian
Event Help and Wait Staff
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Patti C.
Jan 23, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Brian was fantastic. He not only was a consummate. Professional on the job but guided and advised us in best practices the weeks leading to our event. I highly recommend his bartending and guest services!

Details: 26 - 50 guests • Special occasion • Low key / casual • Public venue • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Beer • Non-alcoholic beverages • Bartender will need to bring the bar • Tip jars allowed • Setup / cleanup • Ice • Glassware • Coolers

Daring to Dream Events's reply
Thank you Patti! It was a blessing working you and Bill. It was my pleasure to serve you and your guests. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to do it again. Cheers, For now!! Brian
Bartending
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Anuj M.
Apr 21, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Brian was absolutely amazing. On time, great set up, very likable by the whole party. Made drinks for everyone using great ingredients. I can’t imagine having a party without them now

Details: 11 - 25 guests • Special occasion • Upbeat / lively • Private residence • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Non-alcoholic beverages • Bartender will need to bring the bar • Tip jars not allowed • Setup / cleanup • Glassware

Daring to Dream Events's reply
Anuj Thank you for taking the time to write a review. What an epic housewarming party you all put together. I enjoyed all of your guests and we had a total blast. I look forward to many more parties to come. Cheers for now, Brian
Bartending
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Brian Gardner

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I’m not going to be the cheapest but that comes with making sure we don’t forget anything. However I know your working with a budget so let’s make it work. I try and provide an all inclusive price so you can stay to that budget.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First things first, tell me the vision for your event. It’s bigger then what drinks you want me to poor. If I can understand what vibe you want to create I can help you execute that from behind the bar. Next would be making sure we have everything we need. I’m notorious for over preparing. I hate to run out of things and misplace them. The more we communicate the better your event will be. Communication is the key to everything successful.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I learned from the “good old boys”. I have been doing this for 20 years. Yes I have a MAST permit so the state says I’m qualified to be a bartender. If I had $10 for every person fresh out of bartending class with paper in had trying to become a bartender we would be in Bora Bora right now. As a manager I always hired the person with the most experience rather then the one carrying the “certificate”.

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