(Closed) Venue doesn't have a fridge :(

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
Member
855 posts
Busy bee

Are you able to hire in a fridge? What are you doing about food? My venue doesn’t have a fridge either but we’re able to rent one through out caterer. Don’t worry – there WILL be a solution for this!! x

Post # 4
Hostess
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I wouldn’t put dry ice in the cooler – that stuff is dangerous.

Do you have a large cooler you can use? A really big one would work. Or yes, rent a fridge.

Post # 5
Member
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You can’t put dry ice in contact with ice to be used for beverages or in contact with bottles that people will drink from, and you can’t handle dry ice without gloves, so I would definitely not make dry ice part of my “keep cool” plan.  What you can do instead is get some trashcan-sized bins, big ones (you can make pretty decorations for the exterior or just drape in linens) and put a layer of block ice at the bottom, then a layer of towels or air-filled plastic bags (like you get in boxes shipped from Amazon, only bigger), then lay your cube ice on top of that. The block ice will melt a lot slower than the cubes will, which will keep the temperature down and help the cubes not melt as fast. The towel or air-bag barrier will help keep the bottom-most ice cubes from freezing together into a block of their own.  Cover with linen to keep the cool in.

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