Post # 1
So a few of the wedding venues that we are looking at (mostly historic mansions) do not allow red wine. Apparently this is a common thing. Was this a deal breaker for anyone? and what did you guys use as a substitute? Personally, its not a deal breaker for me because I am not big on alcohol but my Fiance says red wine and dinner is a staple for his family. Suggestions?
Post # 3
I’ve never heard of this, but then I live in Australia where party = alcohol everywhere you go. What is their reason? It would be a deal breaker for me, there would be too many people disappointed that white wine was their only alcoholic option and I want my guests to have a really good time and feel looked after. I wouldn’t have a dinner at my home without having red wine on offer, so it would be the same at my wedding.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
Yup, we can’t have red wine at our venue either, oddly enough we’re in MD and our venue is a historic mansion. We haven’t considered a substitute drink yet. One of the people working at the venue said sometimes people have red wine anyway and forefit the security deposit though. good luck!
Post # 5
We’re in the same situation. We’re just offering everything but that (and any red drinks, like cosmos), and figuring that people will just pick something else to drink. We’re also offering a few types of white wine to compensate.
Our venue doesn’t actually allow any kind of red sauce, so if you want Italian food, you might look elsewhere!
Post # 6
the reason they give is that red wine stains. period. 🙁
Post # 7
Some places will let you do red wine if it is served at a table, but not let you get it from the bar. If they allow cranberry juice at the bar, it might be worth pushing if it’s that big of a deal to your fiance. Otherwise, just serve white wine, beer, champagne, etc.
Post # 8
If my venue had this "no red wine" rule, it would have saved me the expense of having to re-print the photo we had matted and used as a guest book (everyone signed the matting). One of our guests spilled red wine on the photo and we had to replace it. I guess it’s just a good thing it didn’t get on the matting that everyone had signed.