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Have a question? Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions.  If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for then feel free to give us a call or drop us an email.  We’ll make sure we respond to you as quickly as we can.

How many staff people do I need for my event?

There are many variables that determine how much service staff is needed for an event. We take into consideration the number of guests, the type of service requested (are you serving tray passed hors d’oeuvres, a buffet dinner, or do you prefer a plated and served, sit down dinner?), and the length of the event. For bartending services, a full bar requires more bartenders and bar backs than a bar that is only serving beer and wine.

Do you have an hourly minimum?

For weddings and corporate events, we have a 5 hour minimum. We are a bit more flexible for smaller events, such as private house parties or fundraisers. We are happy to provide staff for as little as 3 hours.

Do you provide alcohol?

We do not provide any type of alcohol; we provide the staff to serve it. We can advise you on quantities, as well as where to purchase. We also have mixers packages.

What do I need to know about serving alcohol at my event?

Most venues require a bartending service with appropriate insurance coverage to serve alcohol. B.R.E.S. carries both general and liquor liability coverage, and our bartenders are certified in Responsible Serving. When liquor is being served at an event, the event host is responsible for attaining a Limited Special Occasion Permit from the North Carolina ABC Board.

Do you charge for travel?

We include travel within a 25 mile radius of Asheville. Any extra mileage is charged at 55¢ per mile, round trip.