- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
We are debating between two venues and I am waiting for one to call me back to explain their alcohol policies (and hopefully negotiate) a second time. They have two alcohol packages, a Silver and a Premium, both of which include liquor and beer. They also have the Silver & Platinum with wine and soda. So for a 4 hour reception you can get:
Silver, Wine, Soda: $29
Platinum, Wine, Soda: $31
First, I love the cheap price for liquor and beer. Most places charge quite a bit more, so that’s very reasonable. However, I can’t figure out why they would charge $12 more (almost double) to add wine and soda. Soda syrup costs only pennies! A bottomless refill at most restaurants is $2.50. It’s much cheaper than serving liqour, and most liquor drinks include soda anyhow, so it makes absolutely no sense to me not to include it in the basic package. As for wine, the wine in the package is Beringer’s, which is not exactly pricey, it’s very basic. So again, this particular wine isn’t any more expensive than serving liquor. Not to mention, a white wine or champagne toast is included in the package, so they’re already serving some of it. Most of the time you have a beer & wine package to save money – who ever heard of the beer & liquor package being the cheapest? (A lot of our older guests prefer wine, so we’d like to figure out how to include it in, without paying $12/pp more.)
Any ideas why they would structure the packages this way?