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About The Bar Association

With collectively over 50 years of experience at Portland’s top restaurants, the Bar Association’s staff brings a five-star experience directly to you. We saw the need to bring exceptional service along with custom cocktails, craft beer, and specialized wine selections to any venue in Maine. Combined with our hospitality and customer service background, this group of native Mainers have sophisticated palates and creative styles, enabling them to develop a tailored and artisanal event.

Categories: Wedding Caterer

Regions serviced: Portland

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9 Reviews for The Bar Association

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We had a do it yourself wedding for 150-175 people in Harpswell, Maine on a family property/Harpswell Inn. These types of events involve a lot of coordination and details. The bartenders @ the BAR Association were top notch. Communication during planning was superb and professional. My wife and I chose to do service only and MADE sure that the bars we stocked ourselves were proper. In exchange for proper ingredients, we received 10/10 service. PRO bartenders that kept guests happy. Our wedding was a group that I would wager is more "lively" than most and this team was up for the challenge. AWESOME JOB. THANK YOU!

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Profile Picture Samuel, 6/30/18, 5 Reviews
Category: Catering
Services Used: Bartender(s), Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Clean Up, Set Up, Cocktail Reception, Server(s)

The Bar Association provided the bar service for my wedding and to say everything was perfect is an understatement! Catherine worked with us well in advance to craft the perfect cocktail, choose wine and beer selections, and go over every detail. The team at TBA is so friendly, professional, and just perfect. Our guests were so happy with the choices and we were in such good hands!

Profile Picture Michael, 10/21/17, 5 Reviews
Category: Catering

If you want to spend your time enjoying guests and watching the happy couple instead of worrying about how things are going with the bar HIRE THESE PEOPLE!! Very flexible, helpful, professional >$7and responsive.

Profile Picture Grooms, 9/2/17, 1 Review
Category: Catering

Working with The Bar Association was great! Catherine was super easy to reach even though we were planning our wedding from out of state (communicating clearly and easily via e-mail is huge for us!). Our reception was in the middle of a field at my in-laws’ farm during a massive thunderstorm and Catherine took everything in stride. Everyone was soaked by the end of the night and yet seemed completely unfazed-- not to mention that the bar looked wonderful and the drinks were delicious!

Profile Picture Rachel, 8/5/17, 7 Reviews
Category: Catering
Services Used: Clean Up, Set Up

Catherine and her bartenders were amazing!

I felt like I had a lot of questions throughout the process but she was always so responsive and patient.

We went with their service only option so that we could provide our own alcohol. We liked that we had the ability to control that expense and get the product we wanted. We purchased a good amount of alcohol in NH and was able to return what hadn’t been touched afterwards.

We “rented” some items from them like cups, straws, and napkins so it was less stuff to worry about. We also had them make a sign listing our drinks which was a really nice touch. That way the guests knew their options! There was a “bride’s recommendation” that was a Malibu Bay Breeze and the “groom’s recommendation” was a Dark & Stormy. It also listed the beer and wines we had.

When we got to our wedding everything was setup and the presentation of the bar area looked really nice! I really liked how they laid everything out.

The bartenders themselves were really friendly and professional!

Overall great experience and would totally recommend!

Profile Picture Rachel, 7/15/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Catering
Services Used: Clean Up, Set Up, Bartender(s), Outside Alcohol

TBA was a wonderful company to work with. Before our wedding, they were responsive, kind, professional and accommodating. They helped us figure out exactly what we wanted for our rehearsal dinner and then delivered that beautifully. They even helped with decorations! The bartenders were kind, professional and really, really nice! I honestly couldn't recommend this company enough. They are FABULOUS!

Profile Picture Anna, 6/17/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Catering

Excellent customer service; excellent report with guests; very nice people!

Profile Picture User7428937, 1+ year ago, 3 Reviews
Category: Catering

They were flexible and great to work with

Profile Picture User4857322, 2+ years ago, 2 Reviews
Category: Catering
Services Used: Clean Up, Set Up, Server(s), Bartender(s), Open Bar

It was destiny that brought us to Catherine Caswell and her remarkable team at The Bar Association. Truth: it was a family friend. In all seriousness, The Bar Association is a force to be reckoned with.

Catherine and her team provided full bar services at our wedding. Throughout the planning process, The Bar Association was so easy to work with. They are well-connected in the industry and offered a variety of fantastic local and international selections. From their delicious specialty cocktails, to their unique garnishes, to their fun uniforms and gorgeous bar décor, their product and brand is exceptional.

On our wedding day, Catherine, Leah, and Erin were a blast. Not only are they good at what they do, they are tons of fun too. When my husband and I first arrived at our venue for photographs, the bar staff greeted us with hugs and high-fives. The celebration started even before our guests arrived. Throughout the night, our guests could not stop raving about Catherine, Leah, and Erin. My husband and I always wanted our vendors to feel a part of the celebration, so that made us very happy.

Their passion and craft is unprecedented. Trust us, you want these guys to service your event. We cannot wait to work with The Bar Association again.

Profile Picture User6956499, 2+ years ago, 3 Reviews
Category: Catering

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120 Whitney Rd, Gray, ME 04039   See On Map
207-650-0481 (phone)