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Bartending

  • Irongate couples must hire a professional bar service to manage and serve any alcohol at your wedding. A professional bar service carries general and liquor liability insurance and has the appropriate training and/or applicable licensing to ensure the safety of you and your guests.
  • Irongate maintains a current list of pre-approved bar services. Check out our list here. If you want to hire a bar service not on our pre-approved list, please submit your request no later than 180 days prior to your wedding date for consideration by Irongate management.
  • Some professional catering companies also offer professional bar service!
  • Most couples find that beer, wine & champagne is perfect for their special day, but you are welcome to to ask your bar service to serve a pre-mixed (batched) signature cocktail, as well.
  • Your bar service can set-up anytime on Saturday and must break-down by 11:00 PM.
  • All beverages need to arrive pre-chilled or in ice chests. Irongate does not chill or store alcohol prior to your event.
  • Please have your alcohol selections delivered by a delivery service on Saturday (like Star Liquors) or by your bar service.
  • Your bar service needs to bring extension cords, if electrical is required.
  • If you hire a mobile bar, we have a few different places they can set up!
  • We have several bars you can use at no additional charge! Be sure to check our inventory page.
  • Alcohol service shall be in compliance with California law at all times, including, but not limited to no service to minors, workers need to be covered by workers compensation insurance, etc.
  • The bar must be staffed at all times during the event; it shall never be left unattended at any time. If bar is left unattended for any period of time, it may be shut down for the remainder of the event.
  • Irongate provides ice for your bar service which means they don’t need to bring or charge you extra for ice!
  • The bar is responsible for trash in the bar area. The bar may take the trash with them or they are welcome to use our dumpster, which is located near the driveway gate.
  • If the bar uses our trash can, we provide extra liners for their use. The barĀ is responsible for changing the liners during the wedding.
  • Please do not discard ice, water or drinks in the landscaped areas.
  • Alcohol service must end by 10:00 PM to comply with Butte County ordinance. Last call needs to occur no later than 9:45 PM.
  • At the conclusion of your wedding, all alcohol must be packed and secured in a designated area determined by the venue. No alcoholic beverages are permitted to be left out for self-service at the conclusion of the reception.
  • Leftover alcoholic beverages may be retrieved on Sunday morning.
  • The venue is leased on the day of the event until 11:00 PM. If your bar service needs to more time to break-down, please contact us in advance as our staff leaves no later than 11:00 PM.
  • Our permit with Butte County requires the venue lights off by 11:00 PM. If your bar service needs more time, they must bring their own source of light.

Bar Service Insurance

Below is a link to our insurance requirements for bar service at Irongate Garden Inn. This link is an excellent resource for your bar service to share with their insurance agent.

Click below to see a sample insurance certificate showing the minimum coverages required.