Check out these Frequently Asked Questions for details on how the Hammered Copper can delivery signature cocktails and mocktails at your event.
Do I need to provide cups?
Yes, we do. We offer rental glassware as well as biodegradeable drinkware. We offer post-event recyclable services where we gather as much glass, biodegradeable cups and paper products that we can making clean-up easier and reducing overall waste.
I want lime and lemon wedges at my event. Do I need to purchase my own fruit?
All garnishments are included in the cost of the package you choose.
Some of our guests are not drinkers. Do you offer non-alcoholic options?
Yes, we do. We understand that options are key to any great bar! Our Copper, Polished and corporate packages offer sodas, mocktail variations of the cocktails being served and self-serve homemade lemonade. We can also offer fruit and herb infused waters as well.
What if I need longer than the time I have booked?
No worries! We’ve planned for this. Based on the size of your party we determine an hourly fee that we will charge starting at $75/hr.
Our bartenders are able to stay as late as 12am for venues and 1am for residences.
I’m a venue owner. Will The Hammered Copper leave the area a mess after they are done?
Absolutely not! Our event bartending packages are all-inclusive. This does include post-event clean-up. We will leave it better than we found it.
We don’t have a bar. Can you supply one?
We sure can! We have several physical bar rental options available.
Where can The Hammered Copper operate?
We are able to bartend at most locations; private and public. However, some restrictions may apply.
Are you insured? Are you licensed?
We sure are! We have a $1M aggregate / $2M occurance Liquor Liability Insurance Policy to bartend on both private and public properties. Please note that this liability only covers public and private buildings and not residences.
All our bartenders and mixologists are liquor certified by the State of Utah and in compliance with SIPS and TIPS. This certification is often refrenced as a license, however, the is not a Utah Bartender’s License.
If your venue is in need of a copy of insurance, please send them to Alexij@thehammeredcopper.com
I want a cash bar at my event, can you do that?
This question is kind of tricky.
If your event is un-premitted (meaning it is a private event ie. weddings) No, we cannot. Most of our clients who want a cash bar do so because they are concerned about over-serving and buying too much for their event. Our priority is for you and your guests to have the best time, our job is to make sure it is done responsibly.
If you are hosting an event when the public is invited, you must acquire a Small Event Permit. Once that is completed we are able to host a cash bar.
50% retainer is due at the time of booking. The balance is due no later than one month before your scheduled event.
- You may cancel up to three weeks before your scheduled event and receive a 50% refund.
- If the event date is one year out from booking, 75% retainer is due at the time of booking.
- You may cancel up to two months before your scheduled event and receive a 50% refund of you initial deposit. After the two month time frame we do not offer refunds.
- No refunds or credits are given if the client’s guest count decreases from the original number given in the final proposal. We will reach out to you or your planner to confirm a guest count 3-weeks prior to your event. If the actual guest count is higher than the number given by the client in the final proposal, the client is subject to an additional guest of $25 per person.
If the event is postponed, services contracted can be applied to a new date if available (refer to Postponement Policy).
If the event is postponed, all services will cease at the time of notification of postponement if no determined new date is provided. A payment schedule will be determined and readjusted post new event date notification. If the client requires services to resume, post new event date is established, the second payment will be required at the time-of-service re-start.
A $100 Date Change fee will be charged and will be due upon service re-start.
What does “Specialty Cocktail” mean?
When you choose either our “Copper” or “Polished” Packages, your bar will have specialty cocktails. Our skilled bartenders and mixologist will craft recipes designed with your event in mind.
Do you supply the liquor or do I?
The Copper Package and The Polished Package can be quoted to provide liquor at the request of the client. We purchase (on the client’s behalf) mid-range brands. We are not selling liquor, as we legally cannot with Utah Liquor Guidelines.
Everything purchased on the client’s behalf is subsequently turned over to the client at the end of the night. You keep everything that is purchased.
However, if you decide that you would like to provide your own liquor that is perfectly fine. We do require that anything that is intending to be served at your event is turned over to the bar to be properly and legally poured. If you decide to provide your own drinks, please let us know we will update the quote to reflect this.
Do you serve shots?
We get asked this a lot. Most event spaces in Utah are concerned about event getting out of control or over serving. This means many of them will not allow the bartender to serve shots on the premises.
Most of the time we do not serve shots. However, we make special exceptions when the client is able to get the venue manager/owner to allow it in writing or if the event location is a private residence.
How much advance notice does The Hammered Copper need to prepare for an event?
We have a busy schedule and we want to make sure that we can deliver our best to every client. We ask for at least a 3-week notice events.
Are cocktail tastings available?
Yes! We offer Pre-event Cocktail Tastings where we come to your home and make 4 sample cocktails for you and up to 5 guests. This is a great way to make sure that you like the cocktails that will be being served to your guests. Our cocktail tastings are $275.
Please email us at email@example.com if you are interested in scheduling one.
Does my event have to have a tip jar?
No, it does not. During the final stages of the reservation process, we offer two tipping options:
1. Bartender Gratuity – Partial
This is a 15% gratuity that is given directly to the bartenders. However, if this option is chosen, we do require a tip jar and Venmo sign be made available to guests.
2. Bartender Gratuity – Full
This is a 30% gratuity that is given directly to the bartenders. When this option is chosen, you made decide to forgo the tip jar and Venmo sign.
Our bartenders are very talented and provide excellent service. We want to make sure that they are taken care of.
Do you travel?
Yes! We pride ourselves on being one of the few mobile bartending services that caters to the entire state.
We charge a $5 fee per mile (One-way) outside of our 10-mile home-base. If the event location is over 3 hours away, we do charge an accommodation fee for our staff.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes, we require a 50% deposit to reserve a date for services. The remaining balance can be split up in to 2-3 payments upon request.
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