Post # 1
Hi- I was looking at venues in the south (where I currently live) and almost every outdoor venue only allows beer and wine. Almost all of my co-workers said there wedding was beer and wine only. I am from the north, and I feel almost every wedding I has been at has been open bar (w liquor) and it may look tacky if I only serve beer and wine? Has anyone else noticed this or have been to many beer and wine northern weddings?
Post # 2
A lot of states in the south do not allow hard alcohol to be served at weddings. Not exactly sure why! The venue we picked is a private winery and they will supply the wine but if I want to have hard liquor I need to get a 1 day insurance policy and I need to find my own bartender to do it. But here in NJ i have never been to a wedding without an open bar.
Post # 3
I have been to lots of northern weddings with just beer and wine. Mine will be just beer and wine! I don’t think anyone will find it tacky.
Post # 4
I think that’s so odd! I live in NC, will be getting married in SC, and have looked a venues in VA and 95% of them allowed liquor, even outdoors.
Perhaps it is city/town or county specific? What states are you looking in?
Post # 5
I’m from Ohio and live in Maryland. I’ve been to weddings in both states that served beet and wine only. I didn’t find that “tacky”
Post # 6
I’m from the tri state area and though open bar is popular, beer and wine only is common and I would not consider it tacky.
Post # 7
I’m from the north(MN) and we had an open bar for beer only and everything else was cash. Granted, majority of the people at our wedding were mostly beer drinkers so we catered more to them.
Post # 8
I think beer and wine are fine.
Post # 9
That’s odd to me. I’m in the Northeast and could not imagine no liquor at a wedding.
Post # 10
I’m actually from Australia, but thought I’d throw in my 2 cents anyway! I have never attended or heard of a wedding where anything more than beer and wine was provided. We’re currently in the midst of wedding planning and only came across one venue where hard liquor was even available (at extra cost).
Post # 11
One location we looked at down south said that for their insurance – regarding a liquor license- they were prohibited from serving hard liquor, but beer and wine were ok due to the low ABV %. (That’s like back home, you can get beer on Sundays, but not wine or liquor. Here, you can’t buy anything on Sundays! Whaaattt?!)
Post # 12
It’s not tacky to only serve beer and wine. It IS tacky to complain when someone is giving you free beer and wine. 😉
Post # 13
I’ve only ever been to one wedding that didn’t have a full bar and I’m from the Northeast. I’ve been to weddings in Charleston and Texas and they both were full bar as well. I am guessing it depends more on the venue? My caterers got the liquor license and not the venue, so that wasn’t an issue for us. I would be totally fine at a wedding with beer and wine, for the record.
Post # 14
I’m from Louisiana, and almost every wedding I have been to has been open bar, or at least had hard liquor in some form. I think I’ve only been to one wedding with just beer and wine. Every venue we looked at allowed hard liquor.
Post # 15
I live in the Bay Area in California. And my venue doesnt allow hard alcohol. But my venue is super outdoorsy and it’s a windy road to get to the location so I assume they didn’t want people drunk driving and getting hurt/others hurt. It makes sense. I just think it depends on location and venue. Their place, their rules. Haha.