Crafting Events - One Cocktail at a Time

Shake Bartending, Event Planning and Catering is a Full Service Corporate & Private Event Planning Company

Professional Bartending, Event Planning and Catering Services in the Greater Seattle Area

Need a reliable bartending, event planning and catering service in the greater Seattle area? Shake Bartending and Event Planning has provided expert corporate and private event planning assistance to Seattle and the surrounding communities for years. Whether you’re planning an employee training retreat or a retirement celebration, our specialists can help!

Crafting Events One Cocktail & Meal at a Time

Shake Bartending, Event Planning and Catering is an event planning company with a reputation for exceptional corporate and private event services in the Seattle area.  A full-service event solution for any type of client, we take great pride in providing the best from birthday parties to business awards ceremonies. Our highly-trained and experienced planners and servers can take all the planning, catering and bartending headaches out of your next event so you can just enjoy.

Our thoroughly trained team of event planning specialists has the knowledge, skill and experience to ensure your special occasion is prepared and executed flawlessly. Large or small, simple or extravagant, Shake Bartending, Event Planning and Catering has got you covered!

Licensed and Insured

The pros at Shake know that professional training and certification is a vital component of providing reliable bartending, event planning and catering services. Every member of our staff carries a current Class 12 permit, allowing them to serve alcohol in Washington, and our company carries a $2 million general liability and liquor liability insurance policy. We also have a Washington state liquor license which permits us to provide and sell alcohol at private events in the state.

We're Here To Help You Plan Your Next Event

Bar Services

Shake Bars & Event Planning is excited to be one of just a few companies in the Seattle area to posses a Washington State Catering liquor license, allowing Shake to sell alcohol to our clients (license #418439). This allows our team to handle all aspects of your bar planning needs.

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Shake Bars & Event Planning offers a unique take on traditional catering. A little different, yes!, and our clients love it that way. We have basically hand selected our favorite menu items from Seattle’s freshest and best restaurants; we then gather and pair them, beautify them, and serve em up!

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Corporate Event Planning

Shake Bars & Event Planning specialize in corporate event planning & management in the Seattle and surrounding areas. At Shake Bars & Event Planning, we are in a unique position to provide all event planning services through our in house team.

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More Than Just Bartenders

Shake Bars, Event Planning and Catering is a full-service event planning company providing a myriad of offerings for corporate and private occasions large and small. Serving the Pacific Northwest and California for more than a decade, we're reliable professionals ensuring all your event needs from bartending to event planning to food catering are addressed with perfection.

A Team You Can Trust

When you hire people for event planning and catering assistance, you invite them to play a significant role in your celebration. Shake prides itself on its premier bartending staff, which you'll understand immediately when working with them. Discover why so many individuals and businesses in the Seattle area trust Shake Bars, Event Planning and Catering. Contact us to start planning your event today!

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Shake Bartenders
Reviewed from Google

5 out of 5 stars

Andy Morison
Andy Morison

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Had two Shake Bartenders come out and pour beer for a charity kickball event (2nd year in a row). Great job! Long day of pouring for people drinking in the sun, and remained friendly and engaging. Will definite hire again!

Sue Borgman
Sue Borgman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

Tara and the Shake team have been my 'go-to' team for the past five years and have done dozens of events for me both in my home and at the office - ranging in size from 16 to ~100. The reason they are my 'go-to' team is quite simply because they are stellar in every way.
They are consummate professionals who could not be more flexible, responsive and easy to work with, take outstanding care of my guests, work really hard and make it look so easy, provide tasty, interesting and innovatively presented food that always delights (and is therefore eaten - I hate waste and leftovers!) and gets lots of positive comments. Its no surprise to me that friends and colleagues who have met her at my events are now her clients - there can be no stronger validation of the quality of service and food.

Tessa Mero
Tessa Mero

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 years ago

I was very hesitant at first. They came in very professionally and brought things in quickly. The bartender was very friendly to everyone and made the most amazing drinks.

The people at the event were raving about how awesome the bartender looked. He had a very fancy beard and hair style. People absolutely loved it.

I'm definitely using this service again at our next event.

Shake Bartenders - Yelp Reviews

  Tara and the Shake team catered an event we hosted at work, and I could not be more pleased! They were responsive and collaborative in advance of the event, covered details proactively, and were a pleasure to work with. They showed up early to set up--which was a relief since traffic downtown is so unpredictable!--and set up a beautiful spread of food and drinks. The service, quality of food, and attention to detail on site was fantastic. All of our attendees were thrilled with the delicious food and we had many comments about how lovely the food setup was. Our custom cocktail was really tasty too! I would highly recommend the Shake team.

thumb Casey L.

  We had Shake Bartenders come to our home to help us with a private party over the weekend. It was the best decision - the bartenders were awesome! They arrived an hour early and had everything set up and ready to go well before the party started. We had three cocktails available to our guests as well as local beers and wines. They also brought plenty of non-alcoholic beverages so there really was something for everyone.  It was so nice to be able to host a party at home without worrying about running out of drinks. They were also fantastic when it came time to break down the bar and clean up. I can't imagine ever having another event without them there. Thank you to Tim and Thomas for a wonderful evening!

thumb Brie R.

  Working with Shake Bartenders was so easy. Tara made our event planning a breeze and she and her staff were very easy to work with. There were lots of little details I needed help with and she seemed up for any challenge or request I had for the event. If you're looking for a vendor that offers many services so you don't have to source multiple, work with Shake!

thumb Casey C.

  I recently hired Shakers to cater a holiday party at my house. At first I expected your standard bar plus some food appetizers to be given out to the guests. I was incorrect- Shakers showed up early and set up and incredible display via the bar, food and decor. This included beautiful food plates, menus, flowers, waters, desserts, extras, etc. Not to mention that everything was delicious. They were friendly, professional and super cool. After the party was done, they cleaned up and left my house spotless. All guests were blown away and asked for their contact information. I look forward to working with Shakers again. Thanks Tara!

thumb Rodrigo S.

  The Seattle American Advertising Federation hosts a lot of events throughout the year, so Shake is our go-to bartender for our programs! The whole Shake team goes above and beyond to make sure we are taken care of: from initial planning to end-of-night cleanup. James is especially charming and our attendees adore him.

Can't wait to work with you guys for future events!

thumb Brittany H.

  I was in contact with Tara the entire time and she was wonderful. Always quick to respond and was very kind.

Tim was our bartender on wedding day and he was awesome.

It was also a plus I could rent glasses from them AND I bought my event insurance through them. Made that SO much easier!!!

I'm so glad I picked them!

thumb Stacy R.

  James was nothing short of pleasant! Recently had him as bartender for a holiday get together. Great service, professional, and super social with everyone.

Definitely recommend!

thumb Jenae G.

  We are just a few days post my husband's/my 50th birthday bash and we cannot believe it took us this long to realize the right professional bartender is a "duh" if you want to assure a good time. 

We'll never get those other parties back but James, our bartender for the night, made up for every party before James. 

We have actually begun referring to our life in terms of "BJ"--the time Before James and "AJ"--the time After James. AJ people think we are super cool and throw the best parties ever. BJ they just thought we were nice guys who could cook. AJ our Facebook pages blew up! BJ...not so much. BJ we worried whether people would have fun at our parties. AJ we don't worry about that sort of thing. 

We asked Shake Bartenders for a very specific personality charged with getting well behaved Seattlites to let their hair down and they sent the most perfect person that ever lived to do the job. You would have thought he was genetically engineered and hatched just for our friends.

What a blast! What a party! What a bartender! What a guy! 

James (and of course Tara behind the scenes), we cannot thank you enough. 

Darrin and Ian

thumb Ian M.

  Great experience with Shake.  The business side was simple and easy to take care of and very reasonably priced.  Chris was our bartender for our small wedding and he made sure everyone's glasses stayed full with a smile on his face.  Thanks so much!

thumb David M.
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What People Are Saying

We have used Shake Bartending for the past two years for our Corporate Events. They are Pros! Very accommodating & efficient, offering their creative input on specialty items customized to our party’s theme. I highly recommend their services, you won’t be disappointed!

—Jen W. (Bellevue, WA)

Shake Bartenders ran our bartending and food service at Facebook Seattle for more than 200 people. I recommend her to other non-profit orgs that need a dependable, competitively priced vendor to run major charity or fundraising events. Tara has a process down which added high-value to our event!
—Al Y. (Seattle, WA)

Shake Bartender's fabulous staff took such great care of all of our guests and exceeded our expectations!
—Christie M. (Seattle, WA)

I used Shake Bartenders for my 30th High School Reunion this summer on the recommendation from a friend. I worked with Tara for all the logistical aspects of our event and she was so easy to work with and quick to respond to all of my questions.

—Dianne U. (Seattle, WA)

The preparation with Shake Bartenders went smoothly and the experience with organizing with them was seamless from beginning to end.

—Corey R. (Seattle, WA)

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