Love my venue…but beer and wine only. Ways to get around it?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee

@chickspartan:  You could do Sangria of some sort as a signature drink.  Also, I think Mike’s is considered a beer, but I would ask the venue what their take is on it.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I would do some kind of sparking wine/juice combination as a signature drink (like a mimosa).

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@chickspartan:  If you’ve ever had Olive Garden’s sangria which I love, they now sell their syrup so all you have to do is add the wine, some fruit and ice and your good to go!!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree with Sangria, or talk to a bartender and see what they can come up with!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I too would be looking to “Cocktails” that incorporate Wine or Bubbly…

(There are Beer Cocktails too… but I am not a fan)

Sangria, White or Red can be absolutely delicious… and a Champagne Cocktail very classy

And the other Bees are right, you need to ask your Venue more Questions / for Clarification… some places consider any “bottle drinks” to fall into the Beer category… so stuff like Hard Cider (Strongbow) – Mike’s Hard Lemonade – Smirnoff Ice – Bottled Cocktails (such as a Motts Caesar or Malibu / Bacardi Cocktails)

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

There’s a cocktail that involves champagne and dark stout and nothing else. I’ve had it at a brewery and it was surprisingly pleasant.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

You could also consider doing a mixed drink with sake (or another rice wine).  Most places allow sake as a wine.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @chickspartan:  Sangria is indeed delicious.

If you think you will indulge (and are wearing a WDress) you might want to play it safe and choose White Sangria vs Red… or serve both varieties.

I know when I am dressed up I gravitate to White Wine vs Red, cause Red is a true B!tch to get out if you get any on you.  Just saying.

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White Sangria can incorporate a variety of fruits… not just citrus… but it can be really delicious when made with things like Pineapple, Apples, Peaches, Pears, Grapes etc.  Lol, this can be your pet project for the next while, find a mix of fruits you like (or are in season) for your Wedding.

Enjoy… yum-yum

 

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