Frequently Asked Questions

Do you supply the beverages?
Alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages to be supplied by the event organiser, venue or catering company.

How do you keep the drinks cold?
Mabel has a 27 bottle wine fridge on board and two large ice bins to keep things cool.  We recommend beverages are stored chilled prior to our arrival.  Depending on the venue and size of your event, we may recommend you hire a chiller trailer to cool large volumes of beverages. 

Do you provide ice for service?
No, ice is supplied by the client alongside the beverages.

Do you need access to water?
Whilst we can operate without, we do prefer to have access to water, ideally hot and cold (we can deal with just cold).  Water also needs to be safe for drinking!

Do you supply any tea or coffee?
Yes we sure can. We have a tea and coffee service available for hire. See our pricing for the details.

What does table service mean?
We provide bottles of beverages on tables and remove the empties throughout the service. We do not offer a full waiting service.

How much room does Mabel need?
Mabel is approximately 2.6m wide x 2.3m high x 5m Long (including drawbar).

Does Mabel need power?
Preferably – she looks rather lovely with her lights a glow and the wine fridge chilling! We simply need a standard 10-15amp plug.

Do you travel outside of the Manawatu?
We love to travel to events! Our standard pricing includes travel within a 25km radius of Palmerston north CBD. For events outside of this area – a set fee applies.

How many guests do you serve?
Mabel’s standard packages are based on approximately 100 guests. Numbers higher than this, additional staff will be required and charged at an additional hourly rate.

How do I book?
To secure your date, once details have been agreed, we will forward you an invoice and hire agreement for your perusal and signing.

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date – with the balance due the week prior to you event.

When the deposit is paid you have accepted ‘Meet Mabel’s’ terms and conditions.

What accessories come with the hire?
A large floor rug, mood lighting around the caravan and a blackboard drinks menu.

Is glassware included in hire price?
Yes it is!  Check out the inclusions here.

How many guests do you serve?
Mabel’s standard packages are based on approximately 100 guests. For numbers higher than this, additional staff will be required and charged at an additional hourly rate.

What happens after the service period finishes?
This depends on which stage of the event we are hired to. 

If we finish when the event ends, we clean up, transfer any remaining beverages to an agreed upon location and depart.

If our service period finishes during the event, we set up and transfer beverages to a self service bar station, as discussed and agreed upon with the client, then depart.

Do you take away the rubbish and recycling?
It is the clients responsibility to dispose of rubbish and recycling.  We do however assist in this process, by sorting and bagging waste associated with bar service and leaving in a designated location on departure.

Do you have any additional furniture or other accessories for hire?
Absolutely! We have furniture such as an outdoor whiskey lounge, a bespoke velvet lounge set, extra floor rugs, and an outdoor umbrella.

We love to make signature drinks so have created a list of lovely drinks that you can add to your beverages menu.

We also have fun outdoor games; cornhole, giant jenga, and croquet.

If you need outdoor signs made we can do that too. Check out our pricing for more information.

Do you have other services for hire?
We sure do!  We are proud to offer our new wedding venue; a beautiful 1930s home and garden in an amazing city centre location (Palmerston North). Email Kelly at for more information.

We also offer event design and styling services through our friends at Mustard Folk. Check out their range here.