(Closed) Makeshift bar????

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would just make sure the bar isn’t too low/at an awkward height for the bartenders standing behind it. The reason bars are so high is because usually the people behind and in front of them are standing. Especially when pouring and mixing drinks, you don’t really want to be doing it at hip level. Even behind the bar, it’s more like waist or counter level.

Otherwise, I think it would be fine!

Post # 4
1963 posts
Buzzing bee

put a back bar (table) for them to make the drinks and then they can turn around and keep the display tables lookin nice?

Post # 5
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Since you’ve already hired the bartender, I’d talk to them to find out what type of setup they’d prefer.

Post # 6
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We had to do the same thing becuase we are having an outdoor wedding.  My Future Father-In-Law made it out of wood and banquet table tops, and it is an L shape.  Then there will be skirting around the outside to cover the wood.  It is about the same height as a bar, it is comfortable to stand and lean on it, and it only has one level, which I think is just fine.

Post # 7
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Most rental places rent out what is called a bar top to fit an 8′ or 6′ banquet table.  This will give you the look you are going for.  Ours is going to be only $8 to rent.

Post # 9
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

we made our own bar. 😀

Post # 11
464 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are having tables for a bar. My bartender is bringing their own table cloths, and a skirt to his everything underneath. I bought extra matching table cloths to cover the everything guests can see like the kegs and ice tubs. She does this alot and I actually have never been to a wedding with an actual bar. When you have a certain number of guests they really try to pour drinks in bigger amounts during certain times so the larger space makes it so guests can just walk up and grab as they need (although we are only doing 5 choices.) Are you doing a full bar or certain choices? I just wonder if you have all the bottles of liqiour where they would put them to be efficent. I like the PPs idea of a table behind if there is space if that is the case.

Post # 12
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Our bar was just made out of standard rectangular tables. I thought it was fine.

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