Ibiza weddings: The Bar Ibiza – Cheers to 10 years!
Celebrating 10 years of quenching thirsts at island weddings, special events, glam villa parties and intimate affairs on the white isle in 2017 is The Bar Ibiza. Back in 2006, when the mobile bar service was launched by founder James Lindley, it was the first of its kind, filling a much-needed gap for professional mixologists and mobile bar set-ups on the Ibiza wedding catering scene. As the island’s longest running mobile bar agency, these days The Bar Ibiza is so much more than ‘just’ a bar.
A special event must-have, The Bar Ibiza completely tailors each package to suit their clients’ needs, be it a small soiree for 10 people, a wedding of 100 or a whopping villa party of 2500 revellers (yes, it’s been done). Simply give them the brief, and they’ll provide the rest – from stylish portable bars that can be branded, professional bartenders, mixologists and cocktail waiters to beautiful glassware, ice and cooling equipment plus all the things you need to shake and stir the very best cocktails. That’s including, of course, that all important ingredient… alcohol!
To celebrate the brand’s tenth anniversary and continued expansion, The Bar Ibiza has recently invested in all new bars and equipment for the season ahead, taking the both the service and style up a notch in keeping with the high-end VIP direction the island is growing in. Two new styles of bar available to clients – choose between super sleek, black contemporary options or rustic chic wooden versions – which can be completely branded with your company logo or wedding emblem and are LED lit by night.
Searching the globe for glassware unseen anywhere else on the island, James and his team now possess the most stylish vessels in which to pour your drinks! Whether it’s fine wine, champagne, an icy cold beer, martini or mojito you seek, you can guarantee it will be served up in the very finest glassware – the aesthetics of which look amazing in when set up on your tables or in the hands of your guests in wedding photos. The Bar Ibiza warehouse is full to the brim with cool equipment, including cool copper cocktail shakers, mixing spoons and jiggers – creating Instagram-worthy moments from the first pour of your drink to the final garnish.
Above and beyond the physical appearance of The Bar Ibiza, a passion for quality shines through in the drinks created and services on offer. The team of professional mixologists on staff are truly the island’s very best. Having worked together for the last five years, there’s an intuitive cohesiveness and camaraderie behind the bar that creates a fun ambience for clients and guests alike. With exceptional mixing talents, professional presentation and those all-important people skills only a ‘real’ bartender possesses, these are definitely the people you want pouring your drinks all day or night!
Speaking of drinks – and isn’t that what you’ve come to The Bar for? – the quality of each and every drop poured is the finest. Working with the best sommeliers on the island means the wine lists on offer are exceptional, however should you be seeking something specific, The Bar Ibiza can go the extra mile to source and fly in your favourite labels. Premium spirits worthy of a rock star’s rider are also covered in addition to your household names, and The Bar Ibiza mixologists use these to tailor make cocktails to suit their clients, whether you’d like a unique welcome cocktail for your wedding guests based around your favourite flavours, or you are an alcohol brand looking to launch into Ibiza with flair. Sourcing fresh fruits from the island and whipping up their own tinctures or dehydrating fruits for garnishes – it is these little touches that really raise the bar.
At the core of The Bar Ibiza philosophy is the desire to create bespoke packages for each client or event. There are three flexible packages to use as a base for your weddings, villa parties or boat parties, which can then be customised with individual elements like alcohol, glassware, decoration, staff, cocktails and more – all in line with your budget, capacity and venue. An alternative option for clients is to provide their own alcohol, and let The Bar Ibiza provide the rest!
The Bar Ibiza can work with clients well in advance to design and create the perfect menu and set-up for your event – ideal, for example for a special Ibiza wedding or corporate product launch. However if the mood strikes you – say, while you’re at the beach in the afternoon – to host a villa party that evening, The Bar Ibiza can also step up with short notice. After all, isn’t spontaneity what Ibiza is all about? That aforementioned warehouse is full to the brim with mobile bars, booze and all the accessories needed to make a party happen, and a team of professional staff is always on call to serve up anything you need.
The previous client list of The Bar Ibiza is like the who’s who of the Ibiza VIP party scene, however their humble nature and discretion means you won’t ever hear them dropping names. MTV, Grey Goose and a host of celebrity clients have graced their bars, and they are the only bar company in Ibiza to supply fully certified staff for super yachts (that’s up to 60-feet long, in case you were wondering) and mega yachts (those enormous vessels over 60-feet). In addition to high-flying clients, they also cater to around 40 weddings per season, making brides, grooms and guests happy from the very first glass of champagne through to the final whiskey nightcap at the end of the day.
Making people happy is a wonderful by-product of what The Bar Ibiza do, and they do this with an eco friendly approach, meaning Ibiza’s environment is kept happy too. All bar waste is recycled and even the straws used are made from corn and completely biodegradable – this zero impact footprint shows a deep commitment to the island that saw them launch a successful career. Cheers to that – and to the next 10 years!