Are you hosting an event with 300 guests and wondering how many bartenders you need? The answer depends on the type of drinks you plan to serve and the layout of your venue. Generally, it is recommended to have one waiter for every 75 guests if you are serving a full bar. If you are only serving beer and wine, one waiter can serve up to 100 guests. At a wedding with 300 guests, it is best to have four waiters during the cocktail hour and then reduce to two once dinner starts.
If your guests are big drinkers, you may want to consider hiring a third waiter until the end of the night. However, the number of waiters that best suits your needs will depend on the type of bar you have and the variety of drinks offered. For example, if you have 100 guests and they drink a lot, the waiters will prepare about 750 drinks (or more) over a period of five hours, instead of the standard 500 drinks. If you know that your guests will be spending most of the night at the bar, make sure you have enough waiters to prepare those drinks.
When determining how many bartenders you need, take into account the drinks on offer, the layout of the place and local advice. For a beer and wine bar, we recommend one waiter for every 90 guests, as beers open quickly and wines are served quickly.