(Closed) I hate how my venue does these things!

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
4385 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That is really frustrating!! I’m sorry they’re being difficult and essentially trying to rip you off. Unfortunately I have no advice 🙁

Post # 4
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

That’s really weird. I guess i understand upcharging the keg, and maybe there’s an administrative cost to doing the drink tickets, but it seems wrong that there are taxes if the bride pays for the sig drink ahead of time vs she or a guest buys it during the reception.

Post # 5
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wow, I’m sorry. I’m guessing that they won’t let you bring in your own alcohol?

Post # 8
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Oh I know, it is ridiculous!  Our venue is similar (as were all the ones we checked out).  For a host bar, the prices are a bit cheaper, but we have to pay tax and gratuity still.  If the bar is a cash bar, the drinks are slightly more money – like $0.50 more or so per drink – but there are no additional gratuities and taxes.  Stupid.  We will have an open bar for cocktail hour and provide the wine for dinner, I think.  Then we are doing a partial cash bar, so our guests will pay $2 per drink and then we will cover the rest.  Our venue will charge us host bar prices though, so it does end up a bit cheaper overall (not for us obviously…haha…but cheaper per drink).  I hope it works out for you! 

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