(Closed) How much did you spend on alcohol and how many guests did you have?

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: Which would you enjoy more?

    Open bar

    Cash bar

    Only 4 options of beer, wine, and two signature drinks

    open bar until a certain time, then cash bar

  • Post # 47
    84 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We had 110 guests (only 3 kids) and had an open bar for 1 hour for our brunch wedding.  Ended up costing over $1400 since we had a champagne bar, and that doesn’t include the wine served table-side during the meal.  Each drink was $12, unless they wanted top shelf.. then it was $16 each, though nobody got those until it became a cash bar so I’m happy about that.

    We definitely did not expect to spend so much, nor did the bartender expect to be so busy..  The restaurant only had one guy working the whole event!

    Post # 48
    1178 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    we did an open bar for about 50 people on a Sunday afternoon. Took our chances on running a tab rather than paying flat rate of $23. Bill was less than $700.

    Post # 49
    5521 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We’re having 60 day guests who will get 2 welcome drinks, 1/2 bottles of wine, 1 glass of champagne, and water, and 100 evening guests (money will be put behind the bar and restricted to certain drinks, and when it goes, it goes). 

    Total cost is 7k.

    Post # 50
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Having an open bar next year. Commenting to follow

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