(Closed) How much did your open bar cost?

posted 8 years ago in Venue
Post # 3
899 posts
Busy bee

Ours is $14 per person, or about $2,500 for 175 guests, and that’s for 5 hours.

Post # 4
8682 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Mine is included with our venue. There was/is no option for a cash bar or limited bar.

Post # 5
3315 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We got really lucky!  Our reception was at a private club owned by a friend.  He knew that people in our social circle don’t drink much, so he offered us an open bar for 60 people for five hours for $250.  Needless to say, we jumped at that one!

Post # 6
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

ours is 50-60 dollars pp whole night with beer, wine, cocktails and pretty decent spirit brands, so around 5-6 hours

Post # 7
670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Our estimate is $4500 for 160 people for 7.5 hours of open bar

Post # 8
6262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

mine is about $25 pp

Post # 9
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ours comes out to about $40/person. Full open bar for 7 hours $5,500.

Post # 10
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We aren’t doing open bar (probably consumption), but ours is $8/pp/ph, so for 4 of the 6 hours, it’s $3200. More than our catering. :

ETA: And that’s for beer, wine, and well liquor.

Post # 11
503 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We haven’t made the official decision but the place we’re most likely going to use is only $7.50 a person.

Post # 12
8572 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ours is a good deal I think!

It’s $9 per person for the first hour, and $3 per person every hour after that.

We’re expecting to have roughly 45 guests.

So $405 for the first hour, and $135 every hour after.

A 4 hour open bar [from 8 – midnight] will cost us $810. That is however, BEFORE taxes & gratuity.

Our package is the 3rd package available and it comes with domestic beers, house wines, soft drinks, juices, house & call liquors, and heineken.

They also offer a coffee & tea service, but we are just going to buy a large coffee urn and do that ourselves.

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