What You Need To Know
To clarify how our service is structured: We do not include alcohol in our proposal or any of our services as we are not licensed to provide alcohol on behalf of our clients. We are, however, fully authorized to serve it in accordance with §23399.1 of the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (see below). We also carry the necessary insurance policies to protect our clients and their property.
This structure significantly reduces your costs as compared to a licensed beverage catering service and ensures that you only pay retail prices for your alcohol. For your budgeting purposes, most of our clients spend $6-8/person on alcohol.
We understand that the alcohol aspect can be logistically challenging for many of our clients, so we've added an optional, complimentary service for your alcohol orders: Handling & Delivery.
Below is the section from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control Act that specifically outlines that a license is not required to serve alcohol so long as the alcohol is provided by the host and the event is in a private setting.
§ 23399.1. When license or permit not required for serving and otherwise disposing of alcoholic beverages. No license or permit shall be required for the serving and otherwise disposing of alcoholic beverages where all of the following conditions prevail:
That there is no sale of an alcoholic beverage.
That the premises are not open to the general public during the time alcoholic beverages are served, consumed or otherwise disposed of.
That the premises are not maintained for the purpose of keeping, serving, consuming or otherwise disposing of alcoholic beverages. Provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be construed to permit any person to violate any provision of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act.