Alcohol Policies

For your convenience, the Hunter Museum retains a liquor license, stock, and bartenders. You may choose a full liquor bar, beer and wine only, and/or specialty drinks. Clients and/or guests may not bring in their own alcohol for personal or event use for any reason. Alcohol may not be donated by any vendor or third party for event use.

We have several bar options. Each option includes a bartender fees of $120 per bartender or $150 per bartender for a 5 hour rental. Generally, you will need two bartenders for the first 100 guests and then one more per 75. Service needs including multiple locations, wine or champagne service, and/or passed drinks requires additional bar staff. The Events Manager can help determine how best to service your guests and help decide on number of bar staff.

The Museum owns stemless wine glasses and highball glasses for guest counts under 300. Each bar is setup on a six foot table and covered with a black tablecloth. If you would like any other linen, you may rent it. Any of these details can be discussed and confirmed at any time with the Events Coordinator or Manager.

We have three bar options.


You are responsible for all beverages sold in addition to the bar charge. The bartender will offer alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages such as soda and juice to your guests. Generally, an event's bar bill, using Museum stock, ranges with basic services from $14-$18 per person. You will be billed, based on consumption, after the event. 


In this option, you are still responsible for the bartender fee, but your guests will be responsible for their own alcohol. We will not be able to accept any credit cards or run tabs. This option is unavailable for wedding events.


In this option, you are still responsible for the bartender fee, but with this system, you would bring and issue a certain number of host tickets to each guest. Each ticket is worth one drink. After the guest uses their tickets, the guest will be able to purchase their drinks. 


Smirnoff Vodka / Chattanooga Whiskey / Cruzan Rum / Jose Cuervo Tequila / New Amsterdam Gin/ Grant's Scotch Whiskey / Jack Daniel's 


Bud Light / Miller Light / Yuengling


Clos Du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon / Clos Du Bois Pinot Noir / Clos Du Bois Chardonnay / Clo Du Bois Sauvignon Blanc / Hogue Cabernet Sauvignon / Hogue Merlot / Hogue Chardonnay / Hogue Pinot Grigio


Coke / Diet Coke / Sprite / Dasani / Soda Water * / Orange Juice * / Cranberry Juice * / Tonic Water *


* Only served when liquor bar is available.

* Prices and Selections are subject to change without notice.

*Please check for specific availability.