Leaving your guests
with the brightest of smiles
and happiest of memories.
– Introducing Gillian –
Founder & Director of Copa Fizz
Gillian is the founder of Copa Fizz and is one half of the team, along with Gino (the bar van). Passionate about Gin and her love of supporting local, she has skillfully brought these two loves together into Copa Fizz. A mobile and pop up Gin and Prosecco Bar serving the best drinks from the Lancashire county and beyond she says ‘Life is precious and we should celebrate every moment and I hope that Gino and I can bring a smile to each and every guest creating lasting happy memories’. From the sadness at the start of my journey to the joy of a wedding, birthday or anniversary, to the fun of a family garden party or the camaraderie of a works gathering, Copa Fizz delivers premium service with a smile.
We have a well-stocked Gin bar that showcases the finest of the North West’s Gin distillery. Served with premium tonics.
On our first draft tap, Frizzante – an elegant semi-sparkling wine using 100% Glera grape (the Prosecco grape) from the Veneto region of North-Eastern Italy. Vegan friendly, it is great aperitif or combined with gin for a gin fizz cocktail.
On our second tap, you will find our locally brewed premium craft lager. Light and refreshing it is a pint that appeals to all.
– Introducing Gino-
Gino the cheeky half of Copa Fizz, small yet perfectly formed Gino came to join Copa Fizz in 2017, built to our specification we wanted to create a real crowd-pleaser. The party starts when Gino arrives, serving from his 2 onboard bars, the spirits bar and taps bar he can deliver (with Gillian in charge) a drinks package to suit your requirements.
– Our Story –
Our story started in February 2017, Louise and I, two friends both working for the same company were facing redundancy. Wanting to leave our corporate roles behind, we were searching for the right opportunity to work together and find something that little bit different.
Inspired by the popularity in street food and the growing van life movement the idea for our Gin and Prosecco Bar was born. Wanting to stand out from the crowd we found our perfect little Van, our beautiful 3 wheeled Piaggio Ape Classic came from Pisa Italy to join the team and we named him Gino. He’s the perfect blend of Gin and Prosecco – Gin -o.
Louise (Miss Fizz) and I (Miss Gin) set about sourcing the best Gins from our county and the finest Italian Fizz (taste testing was a real chore believe me), and by August we had our first booking under our belt with many more in the diary.
Sadly, life took an unexpected turn and Louise was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away in January 2018. I was completely heartbroken and unsure whether to continue without Louise by my side, but I did know that she would have wanted Copa Fizz to carry on and turn it into a successful business.
Working in partnership with a local distillery I set about developing our own signature gin, bottled under the Copa Fizz label to raise money for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation that had supported Louise. I raised over £4,200.
Making a difference is really important to my business and every year I continue to support Rosemere, by organising with another friend their Food and Drink Fair.
In our first two years, this has raised over £3000. It helps me keep Louise’s memory alive.
Life is precious and we need to celebrate every moment.
Louise, you are the Fizz to my Copa, love and miss you xx
Just felt it appropriate to drop you a note to thank you and your team for your support with last night’s event.
It was great to see Copa Fizz represented on the evening and your willingness to supply the refreshments and staff was very gratefully received.
Looking forward to working with you in the near future.
- Frequently Asked Questions -
Learn How Hiring Copa Fizz Works!
What sort of events do Copa Fizz hire to?
CopaFizz is perfect for a wide variety of different events, from weddings, corporate hospitality, garden parties, outdoor cinema, carnivals, birthday and anniversaries parties, festivals, outdoor concerts and equestrian events.
Can I design a mobile bar package for my event?
Do Copa Fizz provide staff?
Yes. Your hire package will always include 2 members of trained staff. For larger events, we will bring the staff accordingly.
Do I have to pay a deposit?
Yes. In order to secure your booking, you will need to pay the deposit per the booking terms and conditions. A date is only secured by making this payment. You can do this by bank transfer. Once you have paid this deposit, you will receive an email confirmation of your booking.
What facilities do we need to provide on-site?
Ideally, power must be made available access to a domestic power point. If this is not possible for you, then we are able to provide a generator to provide power. A small additional fee may be payable for this.
What happens if I need to cancel for whatever reason?
Your deposit is non-refundable, and you would need to cancel your event at least 48 hours prior to the planned date of the event to avoid incurring any additional charges to this.
How much notice do I need to hire Copa Fizz?
Due to the popularity of our mobile bar service and the limited number of weekends and bank holidays it is important to book ahead as far as possible. We take bookings 12 months ahead of time. The shortest timescale for hire is dictated by the licensing process so we would always need to comply with the legal standards.
Who decides on the drinks you serve?
Wherever possible, we do our upmost to accommodate your preferences based on budget and taste, we are passionate about using local and regional spirits, mixed in with some more well-known brands. We will agree at the booking stage what we will be serving.
Do I need to apply for any licenses?
If your event requires a temporary event notice for the sale of alcohol, we are able to apply directly for this on your behalf. The licensing costs are included in the hire package.
Do Copa Fizz provide glasses?
Gino our mobile bar van is fully stocked with premium disposable glasses, many of which can be re-used for your return drinks and recycled by us afterwards. We can provide glassware where there is access to washing facilities at the event. Please speak to us about this and we will see what we can do accommodate your request. Note there will be additional charges for this service.
When do I need to pay the balance?
Any outstanding monies or balances will be invoiced a month before the event date.
Do Copa Fizz offer soft drinks?
Yes, though our range is limited. Please ensure at the time of booking you make it clear if you require soft drinks and we can discuss your requirements.
How do I hire Copa Fizz?
Do Copa Fizz have public liability insurance?
Yes. We are covered to £5 million.
How much space do I need to host the bar van?
Subject to access it is possible to use the van both in and outdoors. Openings are required to be at least 1.6m wide and height clearance needs to be 2.25m.
There needs to be sufficient space around the back of the van to open up the 3 sides and move around safely (the doors are hinged to open upwards).
We pride ourselves on our service and hospitality and look forward to adding that extra sparkle to your special event.
A professionally run mobile bar delivered from our beautiful Italian Piaggio van. Keep your guests’ glasses charged, fully stocked bar and beer on tap.
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