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We are a catering company offering mobile bar services. We are health permitted and licensed to serve and pour. Our main goal is to provide a high level of customer satisfaction while bringing a unique experience to your special event.
We’re thrilled you’ve decided to visit us - please browse our site and our various package offerings.
Need help booking your event? Our team is happy to reach out to you to discuss your event in detail and address any questions or concerns you may have. Click on any contact us button within the site and we will be in touch.
We want to make your experience memorable, let us know how we can make it exceptional.
Why Choose Rustic Mule?
Rustic Mule has been known for an unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction. We strive for creating the most memorable and interactive event for you and your guests.
Rustic Mule is a local catering and mobile bar company servicing Placer County and surrounding areas! We cater corporate events, schools, and small businesses. We service weddings, engagement parties, anniversaries, baby showers, birthdays, holiday events, graduations, corporate events and all other milestone celebrations.
For more information about the services we provide, look through our site and reach out with any questions.
Here are some of our events, staging examples and photos from the team at Rustic Mule. Having the horse trailer staged adds an aesthetically enhanced vibe to your event. We have a variety of staging options and can customize to your desired theme. We cannot wait to glow up with horse trailer with you for your event!
What type of event would I hire Rustic Mule Mobile Bar for?
We provide a mobile bar, catering and rental experience unique to all special occasions. Whether a wedding, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, birthday, graduation, baby shower, gender reveal, celebration of life, bridal shower, holiday or corporate event, Rustic Mule brings the entire experience to you. At your home or residence, at a venue, or even at the office. This is one experience you don’t want to miss!
How do I book an event with Rustic Mule?
To start, you'll want to browse our service page for our different package offerings. We offer packages based on your guest count, hours of service, our horse trailer bar, portable bars, food and beverage service selection. Once you pick your package you can select the more info or contact button which takes you to our booking questionnaire to capture a few specifics regarding your event. Michelle will then reach out to you to discuss your event.
If you prefer, reach out to us directly to book your event please send an email to Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are undecided on which package to select, have questions or need assistance please contact us with one of the buttons on the website and we will gladly reach out to assist.
I am ready to book, now what?
Michelle will reach out to you and discuss the specifics around your event. We will go over the location, time, date, guest count and if you are interested in BAR, CATERING or RENTALS. Based on our initial consult we will help you decide on the beverage selections, food offerings and logistics. If you are booking bar only, we will provide you a customized shopping list to pre-purchase your alcohol, beer and or wine for your event.. As we near your event, our team will request an onsite visit of the event location to walk through the placing of our mobile bar trailer or portable satelite bar. Set up for catering, etc. We discuss any needed staging or last minute shopping items.
What are the requirements for an on-location set up?
Our mobile horse trailer bar will need plenty of room to park, as well as accommodate entry and exit of our truck and trailer. Regarding access, we will need to be able to pull through and/or turn around. Estimate roughly 30’ length by 8’ height and 12’ width for clearance. A space that is level with flat ground to set up the mobile bar is ideal. If you’re having your event at your home, residence, property, or block no permits required. If you would like us to service a venue we recommend you contact the venue of choice regarding their drive-up mobile bar service policy. If a permit is required , please obtain and provide to us upon arrival.
Do you have a liquor license and do you supply the alcohol?
We are a dry bar, meaning in ordinance with California law, alcohol must be supplied by the event coordinator, host, organizer or third party. We do have licensed bartenders that will make your mobile bar experience enjoyable. In addition our team will provide a customized shopping list to help facilitate the pre-purchase of your alcohol selection of choice. We will also consult you on suggested quantities in relation to the number of 21 and over patrons in attendance to your beverage selections. Options for beers in bottles, cans, wine selection of reds, whites or rose, including bubbly or champagne, as well as a signature drink (ours or yours) will be considered. Rest assured we will do the calculations for you.
Your packages include disposable beverage ware. What if we want glass and or specific glassware? Does that reduce the cost?
We provide you with our unique disposable glassware for all your beverage needs: beer, bubbles and signature drinks. Our packages also include serving napkins, straws and trash cans. We do not reduce the cost of our packages if you provide your own glassware from a rental company. Many event coordinators opt to rent glassware from the table and chair rental companies that also supply their plates and silverware. We will be prepared to serve your glassware as well as ours in the event ordered glassware is not available.
What are your payment and cancellation policies? Does bad weather cancel my reservation booking?
To book your mobile bar experience we collect a deposit fee to confirm your booking. The remaining payment due (minus the deposit) will be collected one week prior to your event. If you exceed the package allocation of service hours during your event, you will be charged $295 per additional hour at the end of your event.
With regards to refunds, full deposits are refunded as long as your event is cancelled 90 days prior to your event. If you cancel 60 days prior to your event, you will receive 50% of your deposit. Under 60 days before event, no refund will be issued due to high demand and availability. Weather is indeed so unpredictable. We will continue to pour rain or shine and serve your event with the utmost incredible experience. No cancellations from you due to weather will be refunded by Rustic Mule.
Are you insured? What do I do to protect myself and guests?
We are insured. We carry general and liquor liability insurance. We do recommend if you are hosting this event, you take the necessary steps to protect yourself, home and guests in regards to laws around consuming alcoholic beverages. A majority of our homeowner hosted events consult with their homeowners insurance policy provider prior to an event and take out a day policy for added protection. We have the right to card and or refuse service. Underage drinking is not tolerable and we can end bar service if a violation occurs.
We are health permitted within Placer County. We are certified with the state of California to serve and pour. WE DO NOT SELL ALCOHOL TO GUESTS, THE PUBLIC OR CLIENTS.
What towns/cities do you service? Do you Travel outside the city limits?
We are located in Lincoln, CA and will serve the following towns/cities: Lincoln, Loomis, Penryn, Newcastle, Auburn, Rocklin, Roseville, Granite Bay, El Dorado Hills and Folsom. Outside the city limit travel is subject to negotiation and a one time fee for mileage. We can review the location and venue of choice upon booking. Please contact us if you have a location outside our perimeters.
What happens if I run out of alcohol during my serving hours, or I have extra when my hours are up?
Since we are a dry bar and licensed to serve only, it would be your responsibility to provide additional alcohol for service. If you have pre-purchased alcohol and have extras after the event those bottles will be returned to you.
Please note we have the right to check IDs, card and refuse service. We are licensed and certified and do not want to jeopardize our serve and pour privileges.
What are your CATERING offerings?
We offer an extensive menu for our catering service. Please inquire for full menu. Our most popular options are: GRAZING TABLE , TACO BAR, ITALIAN BUFFET, BBQ EATS, CHARCUTERIE, BRUNCH, PLATTERS & APPETIZERS.
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