Post # 1
How much are you guys planning on spending for alcohol at the reception? Are you having an open bar…..and what good alternatives are there to having one? we’re having about 100 guests.
Thanks for the help! 🙂 X
Post # 3
Were allowed to bring our own alcohol in (and can return anything not opened). Currently, were planning on spending about $1,500-$2000 for a cocktail hour and open bar.
Alternatives to an open bar are: having a signature drink, beer and wine only or just wine at the tables (Besides the obvious cash bar)
Post # 4
We are allowed to bring our own alcholol. We also have a friend that own’s a liquor store, so he is generously allowing us to pay the “at cost” price.
We have budgeted $450 for wine, beer and sangria for 80 people. That will be enough for about 4-5 drinks per person of drinking age. I am pretty happy with that cost 🙂
Post # 5
We’re based in the UK. we’re spending $7,000. That includes:
2 glasses of buck’s fizz, 1/2 bottle of wine (or two bottles of cider or lager), and 1 glass of champagne, for 54 day guests
Soft drinks for 5 day guests
Water on the tables
$3,750 behind the bar for the evening reception (90-100 guests) to be spent on soft drinks, some single spirits and mixers, house wine by the glass, and beer/lager/cider. If guests want anything extra, like cocktails/champagne/spirits they will have to pay, and when it runs out, it runs out (should HOPEFULLY last most of the night).
So, quite a lot for what we’re getting. We’d have loved a fully-open bar but would have been looking at probably $10k just for that, with day drinks on top, due to drink prices where we live.
Post # 6
I sadly cannot bring in any a alcholol to my venue. We are only charged on a per drink basis which is nice but our budget for deinkss for arond 100 guests is around $2500+.
Post # 7
$0 for the reception and whatever it costs for a keg of beer for the day-after pig roast.
Post # 8
I am giving each of my guests 2 or 3 drink tickets. Each round is $1200 at my venue. Some say its rude to have a cash bar but I can’t afford all the drinks.
Post # 9
We are having our wedding at our home, so obviously have to purchase all of our own alcohol. We’re having just over 100 people, and are having 2 signature drinks and beer. We came up with somewhere around 10-15 cases of beer. A couple hundred bucks, not bad!
Post # 10
We spent about $3,000 for a premium open bar for the entire night for 130 guests
Post # 11
Urgh this thread is depressing me already lol.
Post # 12
We had a 4 hour open bar at $27 per person.
Post # 13
Ours is 5 hr open bar with beer, wine, premium mixed drinks, cosmos/margaritas/daiquiris at $14 person so for 300 people it’s $4200
Post # 14
We’re buying two kegs and several bottles of wine. It should only be around $200 all together! We have a bartender from our catering company that is going to bartender for us!
Post # 15
@MayaM85: we will have around 80 guests. Our reception is being held at a vineyard and wine will be provided for free. We will be buying beer, soda, and bottled water, and don’t plan on spending more than $300-400.
Post # 16
About $2,500 for a premium open bar for our 100 guests for the whole night. That includes 8 or so different wines, 12 different beers, champagne and a signature cocktail (our venue doesn’t allow hard alcohol because of county rules).