Q: Can I purchase my own product and just hire you to Bartend?
A: Yes you can but you will need to clear that with your rental facility. Each reception site has different policies on what you can and cannot bring into their facility.
Q: What happens to all of the alcohol when the bar closes ?
A: All alcohol goes home with the customer at the close of the event. It is against the law to bring any alcohol back to the store.
Q: Am I charged by the person, by the bottle....? How does that work ?
A: Bars by Butch will charge you for all mixers, bartenders, insurance, gratuities & delivery fees on a consumption basis and all alcohol is direct-billed from Sicilianos' Market with all sales being final - NO RETURNS. Please keep in mind that we have been doing this for a very long time and that our estimates on quantities of alcohol are very accurate, usually with-in $75.00 and this helps to ensure that you are not purchasing alcohol that will not be used.
Q: How much of a deposit is required ?
A: Nothing is required down for your Bar estimate until two - three weeks proir to your event at which time 100% of your estimate will need to be paid.
Q: What form of payment is accepted for my deposit ?
A: Bars by Butch will accept a personal check, cash or money order and Sicilianos' Market will also be able to take a credit card for all alcohol purchases, however card processing companies charge a 3% fee which will be added to your final bill.
Q: Can we close the Bar during the Dinner hour ?
A: Yes you can. This is your event and we will listen to your suggestions and/or ideas of how you want the evening to proceed. However, we would like to recommend that at the very least the Bar remains open to serve your guests non-alcoholic items so that they are not stuck with drinking water only with their meal. In the event that you want to close the Bar completely you will still be charged all Bartending fees for the time you have the Bar shut down.
Q: Do you allow " shots " at the Bar or pitchers of beer to go out ?
A: NO - We do not serve " shots " of any kind because of the high risk of liability we take on when serving alcohol and we don't allow pitchers to leave the Bar area as we are not able to monitor who will be drinking from them.
Q: Do you have partners that you work with...Halls, Food Caterers, D.J's, Cakes, etc. ?
A: Yes we do. Here are some of our Partners ...
The Cheney Place - www.thecheneyplace.com
Cascade Reception Ctr. - www.cmrwc.com
Glen-eagle Golf Club - www.playgleneagle.com
Grand Inn & Confr. Ctr. - www.grandinngr.com
Post Family Farm - www.postfamilyfarm.com
Eastern Floral ( Goei Ctr. ) - 616 - 644 - 5767
West Walker Sportsmans' Club - 616 - 453 - 5081
Aquinas College - 616 - 632 - 8900
The Masonic Temple - 616 - 459 - 6401
Limousines from A Class Limousine Svc.- www.bigwhitelimo.com
Wedding Cakes from Bliss Bakery - www.shipsweets.com
DJ ' s -
Moonlighting - www.moonlightingpsl.com
Celebration Entertainment - www.celbrationentertainment.biz
Complete Music - www.grandrapidsdj.net
Food Caterers - ... as well as many others. Tell them Bars by Butch referred you.
YoChefs' Catering Co. - www.YoChefsCatering.com
Chef Tommy Fitzgerald - www.tommyfitzgerald.com
Catered Creations - www.cateredcreationsinc.com
Adeline Leigh Catering - www.adelineleigh.com
Branns Catering Co. - www.brannscatering.com
Laura Szczepanek - www.thatpolishgirlcatering.com