Post # 1
We’re having our wedding in a couple week at a Ciderhouse. We took out a Special Event Permit to service alcohol in the tent outside where the dinner will be held, the dancing will be in the Ciderhouse (right next to each other, connected by a path). As the Ciderhouse is licened to servce only cider, no beer or wine consumption is permitted in the Ciderhouse, only in the tent. And vice versa, no cider consumption is allowed in the tent, only in the Ciderhouse.
I’m worried that this will put a damper on the dance portion of the evening as the dance will be in the Ciderhouse. I should mention this is an open bar for our guests (Wine, Beer, and Cider).
Would you be bummed if you could only drink cider while on the dance floor? And if you wanted wine or beer, had to walk about 100 steps, but could not come back to dance until you’d finished your wine or beer?
The most important thing for us is that our guests have a blast!
Looking for honesty!
Post # 2
It wouldn’t effect me because I would never consider taking a glass, can, or liquid onto a dance floor. In fact most venues don’t allow it, for safety reasons. At both my daughters’ weddings the lead vocalist announced that it wasn’t allowed. There were also signs on the bar.
Post # 3
Whenever we go to weddings my husband and I leave our drinks at our table before joining everyone at the dance floor.
Post # 4
Agree with PP, this might be blessing in disguise.
Post # 5
No, I wouldn’t be offended. I don’t see anything wrong with this idea. At least you know that the dance area will be clean and not have to worry about anyone spilling drinks on the dancefloor causing accidents.
Post # 6
I don’t see how they would even regulate this.
I take drinks on the dance floor all the time. Our guests did. I think someone broke a glass. That wasn’t good. But if someone takes a beer on the dance floor, is someone going to talk up to them and tell them to go outside? Did you know about this rule when booking the venue? That would have effected my venue choice..
Post # 7
This sounds like a great idea… No one spilling drinks on others while they are busitng out their best dance moves! No one likes when a wild dancer spills their drink on you!
Post # 8
I love cider and would be happy as a clam with only cider on the dance floor.
Post # 9
We understood that the liquor we brought in could only be served in the tent, but we weren’t aware that it had to be consumed only in the tent.
I’m hoping that they’re pretty loose on regulating it.
Post # 10
It really depends on your province. I think I’m BC if the cider is free and is being served by someone licensed with serving it right, you can apply for the license to include cider as well and post that license rather than use the one the company has so it would just be an extension of the bar. I’m sure there are a few ways of getting around it. Have you asked the venue what other brides do? Also, the special events license in BC is usually not regulated unless the police decide to show up and check in on the event or your venue personnel are sticklers for the rules and checking glasses between the tent/entrance so they don’t get fined.
Post # 11
We’re BC too. I’ve left a message with the events coordinator there to see what they have done for other weddings in the past, as I know they host about 15-20 per year. Since it’s such close quarters, I’m hoping they won’t be super strict on it, just as long as we’re not rowdy and out of control!
Post # 12
I would regulate it by not allowing any alcohol on the dance floor! How else would it be enforced? (And honestly, it would be the venue that took the hit if for some reason you got caught.)
Post # 13
I actually wouldn’t have a problem with this. I never thought glasses in one’s hand on the dance floor were super cool props anyways. Seems like such small thing to accommodate.
Post # 14
I don’t think it’s a big deal. I’d probably sit down at a table to chat with someone while drinking my drink anywho.
Even the weddings I’ve been to that had open alcohol everywhere.. we mostly drank outside of the dance hall, to get some fresh air.