Cheers to Love: Choosing the Ideal Bar Setup for Your Wedding or Engagement

Marriage is a very important milestone in every couple’s life, so you want to be perfect and memorable. As you prepare to celebrate your love on their wedding day or engagement party, every detail must reflect your unique style and vision — from the dress to the decor to the food and venue. 

One way to enhance the overall ambiance and ensure a memorable experience for guests and participants is by setting up a mobile bar that complements your celebration. This guide will give you tips on how to choose the ideal bar setup and explore creative options to elevate your special day.

Why hire a mobile bar for your wedding or engagement party?

Unlike traditional fixed bars found in venues such as restaurants or hotels, a mobile bar can be transported to any location, making it ideal for any event. The flexibility and versatility of mobile bars make them a popular choice for event planners and hosts, allowing them to create unique and memorable experiences for their guests without being limited by the constraints of a fixed venue. 

Here are some of the reasons why mobile bar hire is popular among couples: 

1. It is convenient. Mobile bars bring the party to your chosen venue, whether it’s a rustic barn, the beach, or your home’s backyard garden. No need to book a traditional bar and waste time traveling from your venue to the bar. 

2. Enjoy a tailored beverage selection. With a mobile bar, you have complete control over the beverage menu that reflects your personal taste and complements the overall theme of the event.  

3. It offers a unique experience. A mobile bar adds an element of entertainment and excitement to wedding and engagement events.  

4. It is cost-effective. In some cases, hiring a mobile bar service can be more cost-effective than purchasing individual beverages from a venue or catering company. Shakers on Wheels offers package deals or customizable pricing options based on your budget and requirements. 

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Bar Setup

Before diving into the specifics of bar setups, it’s essential to consider various factors that will influence your decision. From venue constraints to guest preferences and accessibility, each element plays a significant role in shaping your bar setup to perfection.

Venue Constraints

Whether you’re hosting your event in a grand ballroom or a cozy backyard, understanding the venue’s layout and space limitations is crucial. Consider how the bar setup can seamlessly integrate into the space while ensuring smooth traffic flow for guests.

Theme and Aesthetic

Your wedding or engagement theme sets the tone for the entire event, and the bar setup should complement this theme beautifully. From rustic barn weddings to elegant black-tie affairs, explore creative ways to incorporate your chosen aesthetic into the bar design.

Guest Preferences

Take into account the preferences of your guests when planning the bar setup. Ensure that a variety of drink options are available to cater to different tastes.

Beverage Selection

Choose a beverage menu that everyone will enjoy. Whether serving classic favorites or innovative creations, the beverage selection plays a crucial role in ensuring a memorable and enjoyable celebration for all.

Types of Bar Packages by Shakers on Wheels

With a clear understanding of your requirements and preferences, it’s time to explore the various types of bar packages available for weddings and engagements.

  • The Open Bar Package: Our most popular package that effortlessly accommodates all styles, budgets, and sizes of any celebration. But here’s the best part: aside from unlimited access to the bar, we can make your celebrations truly unique by customising the experience exclusively for your event and your guests. No hidden charges, completely stress-free!
  • The Dry Bar Package: This package might be what you’re looking for if you want to be in charge of purchasing the stocks and need some bartenders to make the magic happen at your wedding, private parties, or corporate events. We will also advise you on the products and quantities to buy.
  • The Bar Tab: Set your limit in advance, and our event supervisor will monitor the BAR TAB. In case the limit is reached, you’ll have the choice to either extend the tab to keep the drinks flowing, allow your guests to purchase their own beverages, or choose to conclude the bar service. It’s all up to you really!
  • The Cash Bar Package: With our Cash Bar Package, we basically bring our 5-star mobile cocktail bar to the location of your choice. And exactly like at your favourite bar, you and your guests can purchase your drinks.  

Wrapping Up 

When planning your wedding or engagement celebration, remember that every detail, no matter how small, contributes to the overall experience. By carefully selecting the ideal bar setup, you can create an exciting and unique atmosphere that celebrates your love story. Cheers to love, laughter, and unforgettable celebrations!

If you’re looking for a mobile bar hire in Melbourne, get in touch with us at or visit our website at Shakers on Wheels and we’ll be happy to discuss how to make your wedding or engagement party amazing!

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SOW were a huge hit at our son’s engagement party!!! Absolutely blown away by the ambience they created and the cocktails were amazing! The guests were blown away and are still talking about SOW. Thank you to Jordan and his team, you honestly went above and beyond. ❤️
I used SOW for a backyard birthday party and we were lucky to have Jordan himself on the night. He was very friendly, professional and easy to deal with throughout the whole experience. He also did an amazing job despite the heat! The bar set up was nice and the cocktails were so smooth and delicious and definitely a hit with everyone.
Peter S
Peter S
Jordan was quick to respond to our initial enquiry and more than happy to assist, finding the best options for our event. We had a fabulous night with Marty the van. Bartenders, Julian and Kayla were fantastic! Top marks to Julian for his driving skills, placing the van exactly where we envisioned it. Many of our guests were very impressed and asked how we found you. We were sure to pass on your details to them. Thanks for helping Here are some photos from the night. Jo & Pete
Stefan De Silva
Stefan De Silva
Jordan & the staff helped make our Wedding Day magical. Jordan answered all my questions, took multiple phone calls and put my mind at ease. The bar staff, particularly Oliver and Julian were exceptional. They went above and beyond, read the room, engaged with our guests and contributed to making our wedding a success. They communicated well, ensured everything was smooth and seamless. We would definitely use them again!
Adam Hopkins
Adam Hopkins
Shakers on wheels were brilliant. The drinks were all delicious and the staff were super professional. All of my guests commented on how good the cocktail team were! Thanks Jordan
Ebonie Boreham
Ebonie Boreham
Absolutely delighted to express my gratitude to Shakers on Wheels for adding an extra dose of joy to our work Christmas party! Their service was nothing short of exceptional, and their skillful mixologists crafted the most delightful drinks that elevated our celebration to a whole new level. Thank you, Shakers on Wheels, for making our day unforgettable with your outstanding service and fabulous beverages. Cheers to a fun-filled and memorable experience!
Jazmine Zebic
Jazmine Zebic
Wow! We recently had Julien and Anais for my sister’s surprise 30th birthday party. They were truely amazing! They created a fun and friendly atmosphere and kept our guests happy all night long. All cocktails were absolute delicious and we had compliments all night. We would definitely hire them again and highly recommend to all! Thank you once again for the special night!
Georgia Culibrk
Georgia Culibrk
Jordan and Julian provided the most professional services for my 40th birthday at home. The cocktails were delicious and everyone loved the atmosphere they created. Best decision have a mobile bar at home. Their set up and pack up was spotless. Thanks so much guys !
Sarah Wilson
Sarah Wilson
I arranged Shakers On Wheels for my 30th party at my home and I honestly can say it was the best decision I could have made! The cocktails were lux and delicious and worth every penny! The set up and service was outstanding and the guests and I loved it! If you're considering using this company for your next event I highly recommend. Jordan and the team were so easy to talk with, provide quotes and information and made the night a smooth process. Thank you so much and I'm still recovering from the hangover 🤣🥰
Alexane Mongreville
Alexane Mongreville
I worked with Jordan and Oliver for a Fragrances & Cocktails Masterclass on behalf of Libertine Parfumerie. We hosted this event at Myer, for our VIP customers. Oliver was perfect during the event, took care of 26 customers and made 6 different cocktails to match 6 fragrances. We planned the event with Jordan, who helped me a lot with the recipes for the cocktails and was very good at communicating. Thank you again for this successful event! I would recommend Shakers on Wheel to everyone :)

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