Post # 1
We are in the process of figuring out Beer and wine that will be served at the wedding. We have booked a place that we have to buy everything thru them (can’t bring our own) Which I didn’t realize at the beginning would be not a good thing.
I have a friend who is a owner of a brewery. I requested 2 kegs from them thru the Caterers at our venue.
I just found out today that they are going to charge me $400 dollars for a keg that cost $140 bucks!
Has anyone else seen a mark up this much??Or had this happen to them??
I feel like it’s robbery! In the end it’s cheaper to buy the over priced keg then it is to buy per bottle..UGH…
Post # 3
Yep! Us too. I don’t remember exactly how much we are paying per keg, but it is a HUGE markup too. So lame that we have to buy through them!
Post # 4
Woah that is ludicrous!! I’m sorry they did this to you..Maybe you could just skip the alcohol for budget reason? Or is it possible for you to have an open bar?
Post # 5
Ouch. that is rediculous. One of the main reasons why we decided to cancel our original venue was because of something like that. We were allowed to bring our own beer and wine, but there was a $10 corking fee. If we wanted hard liquor we needed to hire a bartender. On top of that I would have to go and obtain a liquor licence myself. I thought that was just way too rediculous. First, you spend god knows how much on alcohol(around $800) and then in order to have it opened to have to pay another $10/bottle? ($1/beer and cooler) so you know, 2 bottles of wine per table, 70 guests or so …next thing you know you’re paying $700 on top of what you already paid for the cost of the alcohol alone?? no thanks. And the guy corking it just has to stand there!!! hes not even a bartender!! I dunno, Some people i talked to said that we shouldnt have to pay that much, and that someone from the wedding party could just as easy open a couple bottles of wine and it wouldnt cost us up the you know what. The guy who runs the venue said, nope, you pay us. So we said…oh no, we dont.
Post # 6
Are you paying that inflated price PLUS paying for the bartender etc? I’m just trying to figure out where the rest of the cost is going. If it’s just for pure profit, that would leave a nasty taste in my mouth. They better hope you’ve had enough of that beer when it’s time to sign the checks and add gratuity. Otherwise..
Post # 7
I think for that price, you ought to take the leftover keg and the taps home at the end of the night.
But since your friend is an owner of this brewery, can he answer some of those questions for you? Like why there is a markup and who’s end is it on? Does your friend know it’s for your wedding, or is it just another event on the calendar? It never hurts to ask questions, either of your friend or of the venue.
Post # 8
Unfortunately… YEP that sounds about right. One place we looked at was going to charge us $4 per bottle of WATER. totally utterly and ridiculously insane!