Spotlight on…Callum Houston, The Yorkshire Bartender
The Yorkshire Bartender all started back when Callum Houston, Managing Director and his partner looked at hiring a bar for their own wedding. Having worked for mobile bars in the past he wasn’t comfortable having them at his own wedding. Recognising that ridged menus with limited flexibility and drinks prices of extortionate proportions is what we have come to expect from a wedding bar, he set out to offer something different in an attempt to break away from the normality in the industry. The Yorkshire Bartender offers a wedding bar that is; tailored specifically to your preferences; a menu, which features affordable drinks prices; and a selection of high quality Cocktails, Liquors, Wines, Beer and Ale. Let’s get to know the man behind the bow tie!
How do you work with couples who book Yorkshire Bartender?
Each wedding is unique which is why all of our drinks menus are personalised to match a couples taste. Once a couple have booked the Yorkshire Bartender they receive confirmation of their booking along with a wedding questionnaire, which we ask be fill in. This questionnaire allows us to truly personalise our bar package on the day to meet a couples taste. Two months prior to the wedding couples receive a bespoke wedding menu, which has been hand illustrated, any revisions to the menu will be then be made before agreeing a finalised menu a month before the wedding. Additionally, we are contactable at any point during the lead up to a couples wedding. Have you tasted a new cocktail you’d like to add to the menu? Got a question regarding timings? Or maybe you’re just unsure on something and want some clarification. We always have time for our couples.
Who would you recommend engaged couples follow on social media for inspiration (apart from yourself)?
Rock My Wedding gave me so much inspiration for my own wedding. So Your Getting Married has great Honeymoon tips! Brides Up North and Love My Dress are full of great content (PLUS its always nice to support us northerners)
Can you recommend something exciting for a tee-totaller to join in the celebrations?
Oh we love a Mocktail! They have really started a resurgent recently and all our menus now feature at least 3 mocktails on the menu! We recommend our cocktail Ginger Spice. Made with Ginger, Lemongrass, Seedlip Spice Liquor (it’s non alcoholic!) and Ginger Ale. It’s refreshing, light and feels like your drinking a cocktail BUT without the sorehead in the morning!
What do you love to drink?
My current favourite is a Smoked Statesman! Don Draper made Old Fashions’ popular again but our smoke statesman adds a unique twist to a great classic. It’s a must for your wedding menu!
What’s been the highlight for your business so far?
There has been so many. We’ve attended so many beautiful weddings, met so many lovely people and worked with some incredible suppliers.
When you’re not running Yorkshire Bartender how do you like to spend your time?
Mostly going for walks and exploring the Yorkshire country side with our office pug, Percy! With a little Yorkshire Bartender soon to be born that may all change though!
Meet Callum and The Yorkshire Bartender team at our Wedding Showcase on Sunday 29 April 11 – 4pm. Let us know you’re coming by pre-registering here to ensure he brings enough supplies to serve you a cocktail or mocktail.
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Thanks to Todd and Moore Photography for the images.