Some common questions…
What do we provide?
Sweet Violet arrives with two leather butterfly chairs for the lounge space and all bar tools associated with making your favorite cocktails and drinks. We can provide a generator, if there is no power onsite, for an additional fee.
In addition, Sweet Violet is co-owned by event designer Tara Consolati, so we are happy to style our little camper however you’d like to suit your event (unless you’re working with your own planner…we don’t want to step on her toes!). We have a large inventory of props, but can also help you source whatever you’d like (additional fees may apply).
What drinks can you serve?
Wine, champagne, beer, soft drinks, coffee or cocoa and up to three cocktails (pre-approved with us). Beers are served in bottles only. Let us know if there is something you would like to serve that is not listed here.
Can you make cocktails?
Yes, we love to! Choose up to three cocktails to serve at your event and we will shake/stir them up.
Can you serve coffee?
Yes! We’re happy to serve coffee, tea, cocoa or cider as long as we know in advance.
What kind of glassware do you have?
All glassware will need to rented through your planner. In the event that you don’t have a planner, we work closely with our local rental companies and caterers and can help you come up with the perfect glassware selection. Beers are served in bottles only.
Do you provide table service?
No, we prefer to serve only from Sweet Violet. We’ve found this keeps your guests…and the party…a bit more lively, as guests will have to visit the bar to get their drinks and will naturally mingle along the way. No stagnant sitting-at-tables here (although, if you do want tables, those can be rented through your rental company for a cute, bistro look)!
Does Sweet Violet sell alcohol?
No, all alcohol and drinks need to be supplied by you. However, we work hand-in-hand with your caterer and alcohol distributor to ensure that you have just the right amounts of everything you’ll need.
Where are we based and do we travel?
We are based in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, but love a good road trip! We’re always happy to travel to NY, CT or VT (beyond the Berkshires, travel fees apply).
What are Sweet Violet’s dimensions?
Sweet Violet is approximately, 7 feet wide and 14 feet long.
Do you have insurance?
Yes! We carry a $2M general liability policy.
Are your bar staff trained?
Though Sweet Violet does not usually include the bar staff, we work in tandem with your venue or catering company to provide trained bartenders. If you prefer to hire bartenders separate from your catering crew, just let us know and we’ll be happy to subcontract with a local group of mixologists!
What does it cost to rent Sweet Violet?
We understand that each event has different needs and are happy to provide you with a custom quote.
We do require a non-refundable deposit of $500. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee your booking date until we receive this deposit.