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Champagne with Raspberries for a Morning Ceremony


With wine, champagne, beer, liquor,  or
          alcohol free beverages...

  • We gladly recommend beverages to suit your budget and to pair with your menu
  • You supply the wine, beer &/or alcohol.
  • Don't forget the pre-ceremony cocktail
    (alcoholic or non) to set the mood for a wedding!
  • Signature Drinks are the hot new thing, name it something special.
  • After dinner LOUNGES are in.  The decor can reflect your secret personality...urban chic, tropical pleasure, modern or the shabby chic "white bar" !


You supply the alcoholic beverages,
we supply the set-ups!

That is correct,
you bring the alcohol.
This means you can shop for the best alcohol price available. No post-event invoices for wine, beer, liquor & set-ups.

The Beverage Service you select will be a one time fee per person for unlimited items as described.  A true savings!

If your crowd has a particular cocktail that is "in", please let us know so we will bring extra mixers & garnish for those drinks.

Choose a beverage service first, then choose a bar station.

Beverage Service Options:
Service does not include the alcohol.

Wine & Beer Beverage Service
Ice Tea, Lemon Water, Ice & Acrylic Tumblers (Client to supply alcohol.)

Premium Beverage Service
Bottled Spring Water, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mixers
(Tonic, Soda, Fruit Juices, Bloody Mary Mix, etc.),
Fruit & Garni, Ice, & Acrylic Tumblers (Client to supply alcohol.)

Unless otherwise noted, the client supplies all alcohol.

Teetotaler Beverage Service
This service is for non-alcohol bar service.  Includes: beverage accessories, ice tea & condiments, bottled water, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, ice, plastic cups, paper beverage napkins.

One of our smiling servers!

Other Bar Station Options:
Stations do not include the alcohol.

Enhanced Bar Station Upgrade
Includes:  Bar station, linens, coolers, ice & trash receptacles.
The Enhanced Station has glass blocks rimming the perimeter of the bar, with rope lights behind the block-glowing as night descends & a decorative centerpiece created to match your event design ...glitz!

Cosmopolitan Bar Station Upgrade
Includes: Bar station, linens, coolers, ice & trash receptacles. The Cosmopolitan Station has light boxes with elevated glass shelves separated by glass blocks for rental glassware, a curved "horseshoe" front, or a completely round bar, with glass blocks rimming the perimeter, rope lights behind the blocks-glowing as night descends, adorned with sea glass accents & colored novelty lights...great looking!! Truly Coastal Cosmopolitan.


Martini Bar Station

Includes:  Bar station, linens, coolers, ice & trash receptacles.

Standard Martini Station:  Choose 3 different Martinis to serve your  guest, you provide the liquor, we provide the mixers, garni & glasses displayed at a beautiful martini station.  Choose from martini recipes such as: Cosmopolitan, Appletini, Dirty Martini, Tradition Gin or Vodka Martini, or your own invention!  Price based on martini types offered to your guests. 

Enhanced Martini Station Upgrade: has glass blocks rimming the perimeter of the bar with elevated glass shelves stacked between oversize martini glasses.  Martini glasses are everywhere, on the glass shelves, stacked up on tables and most importantly, in your guests' hands!  The station is adorned with sea glass accents, colored novelty lights...glitz!  Inquire for price, as it depends on several factors. 

Frozen Drink Bar Station
You provide the liquor (rum or tequilla) we provide the mixers, garni, plastic tumblers, straws and frozen drink machine. Great for margaritas, daiquiris & hurricanes!   Types of mix:  margarita, daiquiri, mai tai, lemonade, pina colada or hurricane.  Our machines are DOUBLE MIXERS, you can mix two different batches at once!  You can off one side with liquor & one alcohol free.  Each tank serves 40 guests. Additional packages of mix available.


Stroll the Garden with a Pre-ceremony Signature Beverage,
an English Tea Sandwich & a Wedding Program

Other Beverage Options: 

Signature Cocktails!!!
For Cocktail Hour or After Party & Dancing. The hot new thing in urban chic.  Design your own or let us provide you with a choice of cocktail concoctions.  Name your signature drink something special...where you met your fiance, a secret codename, whatever is meaningful to the two of you.  For a corporate event, name it after a retired product or a new product ready to be launched.

Or you can go on line to Stirrings.com and search by color or alcohol for another great cocktail!  Martha Stewart and the Knot both have suggestions and recipes too.



Some Alcohol-Free Options:

***Choice of Punch, Ice Tea, Almond Ice Tea, Passion Fruit Ice Tea or Lemonade

***Pre-ceremony non-alcoholic concoctions: Orange Sunset, Cherry Lemonade Spritzer, Passion Play, Light as a Rose, Grapefruit Julep.

***Coffee or Hot Tea: served in disposable cups with condiments provided.
Irish Coffee Glasses & Cups & Saucers available for rental.

***Sparkling Alcohol Free Punch
What about an old fashioned punch bowl station with cut glass punch bowls and cups!

We also have a beautiful silver punch bowl with a grapevine design rim.


A wine tasting event

A paired wine dinner for a wedding reception

Acrylic tumblers are included in the beverage services listed above.

If you wish to have glassware, the following options are available: 
Wine, Rocks, Hi-Ball, Irish Coffee, Ice Tea/ Soda, & Water Goblets.  Keep in mind that some venues do not allow glass.  If there is a pool or at the beach you must use plastic or acrylic.  The upgrade to stemmed plastic glassware is available. Most wine drinkers prefer a wine glass, martinis too.  Long neck beer bottles are perfect for  most guests.  Champagne needs a flute of course...are you having a champagne toast? 

We gladly make recommendations for the amount of alcohol, wine & beer
appropriate for your event and guest count.

Chef Serafin is very well-versed in wine, with several honorary sommelier degrees bestowed upon him. He has served as a judge on numerous tasting committees, such as Sandestin Wine Festival & WSRE Annual Wine Tasting Awards, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, & A Taste of the Coast.  His restaurant, Jamie's French Restaurant later known as Jamie's Wine Bar & Restaurant, was the first to receive the prestigious Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator on the entire Florida Panhandle!  Chef Gary has sold wine to retailers for a boutique wine importer, further enhancing his knowledge of wines.  He will gladly make unique suggestions that pair wonderfully with your chosen menu and work within your budget.


Tips for ordering the appropriate beverage service:

1. Select the Bar Service you require. 

    a. If you are just serving wine, beer and even a Signature Drink select  the Basic Bar Service.

    b.  If you are offering a full liquor bar, select Premium Bar Service.

    c.  You must choose one or the other services, as we cannot guestimate what your guests will drink and we bring enough bar setp-ups to accomodate the crowd.

    d.  If you are using a premium service, perhaps to move things along more quickly, we may put wine & beer at one station and mixed drinks at another.  It is still considered Premium for the entire guest count, as we will have enough to accomodate your guests.

2.  Select the Station(s) you require.

    a.  You can mix and match stations.  For example, you can have a Standard Station and an Enhanced Martini Bar Station.

3.  How many bartenders do I need?

    a.  We recommend one per fifty guests for wine and beer stations and teetotaler stations (alcohol free).  For premium bars with full liquor service, depending on timing of event and efficiency desired, it can be one or two per 50-75 guests.

4.  Can I order a bartender without bar service or a bar station?

    a.  No, we require our clients to order a Bar Service (Basic or Premium) AND a Bar Station (selections listed below).

    b.  Please note however that we allow clients to bring their own liquor, wine & beer for cost savings.

5.  Who supplies the alcohol and how much should be ordered?

    a.  The client supplies all the alcohol (wine, beer & liquor).  This enables you to get the best price you can. Please consider this courtesy we offer our clients when comparing costs between Emerald Coast Catering and other vendors.  

    b.  Quantity varies depending on the guest list.  Do your guests drink several drinks at an event, or just one glass of wine? 

    c.  We are happy to discuss quanitity with you.

    d.  We have an excellent working relationship with Chan's Wine World.  They will allow returns of unopened liquor and wine from our clients.  They also have excellent prices.  They also have multiple locations, some of their phone numbers are listed on our Vendor page.

6.  What wine should be served with my menu selection?

    a.  Gary Serafin is very knowledgeable in wine and happy to advise unique wines your guests will not only enjoy, but can't price shop.  Just tell him your budget and he will pair the perfect wine for the meal.


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Chef Gary Serafin owned Jamie's Wine Bar & Restaurant for seventeen years, serving fine-dining menus with a stellar wine list.  The Pensacola, Florida restaurant was one of the first in the Florida Panhandle to receive the prestigious Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" & one of the first to be listed "Top 100 Restaurants" by Florida Trend Magazine with recipes published in numerous journals and cookbooks.  Thirty years of creating fine-dining menus coupled with the last eleven in catering ensure the quality of food, presentation, & high level of service you will receive from Emerald Coast Catering!  Custom menu requests are welcome.

We are proud that "The Knot" has presented us with their Best Caterer of North Florida award so many times we have been inducted into The Knot Hall of Fame! We have also received Wedding Wire's coveted Brides Choice Award. Thank you to all of our brides for voting on these awards!

Chef Serafin has now opened 30-A Gourmet, delivering restaurant quality meals to your door! 
Heat, plate & enjoy!  To see 30-A Gourmet menus and to order please visit the website,

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