- 3 years ago
First Post (and most likely not last!) 🙂 We are having a very casual wedding reception (barn, rustic, no traditions but the dances) and a family only ceremony. For the reception (the part all guests are invited to), we are having a self-serve bar of beer and wine. Our venue is a restored barn where the gift table, dancing, and eating will take place on the main floor and the food will be served downstairs. We toured the venue today and considered having the alcohol downstairs as well. We are already cramped on space so it would be really nice to have the drinks out of the way but I worry about having the alcohol out of sight. Our venue does not require a baretender (we are required to have a police officer for every minute alcohol is served though). Do you think having a self serve bar (only consisting of beer and wine) out of sight-downstaris is a smart idea? Also, if we’re not required by state law and are on a budget is it okay to forgo a bartender since hard liquor is not being served? I know the penalties of liability etc. so no need of an explanation on the consequences of not having one so feel free to just answer poll on that part! 🙂 Thank you!