Post # 1
The reception venue we are considering is a vineyard in a dry county and because of this we are not allowed to being in any alcohol and they are only allolwed to provide the wine made on site. My mother thinks this will be a big problem for a lot of guests who do not drink wine. I know many people do not drink wine all the time but I didn’t think there would be that many guests who would not drink wine at all. So my question is how much would it bother you to attend a reception that did not offer beer and wine?
Post # 3
Not at all. I think people will be happy to drink wine .Those who do not drink wine should be offered something non-alcoholic-? lemonade?
Post # 4
At a vineyard wedding, I would EXPECT to only have wine. There will some people who will be disappointed that they can’t have their bud light, but they’ll be fine. Talk with the people at the vineyard to make sure you are offering a wide variety of wines, including some wines that are “new wine drinker” friendly. You can even put out tasting notes and let people do little wine tastings there…that way they’ll have new experiences and learn new things. They can stop at the gas station on the way home if they need some bud
Post # 5
I think it is fine. Maybe you could ask the vineyard to provide someone to teach your nonwine drinking guests about wine and it could be a whole fun tasting experience for them. They could learn to love it.
Post # 6
And perhaps some wine spritzers would please the non-wine drinkers?
Post # 7
To be honest, I don’t drink wine and I would not be pleased to have wine be the only option.
Post # 8
@Miss Yoga Pants: “Learning to love it” is really not that easy. I’ve been trying to “learn to love it” for years and I just can’t get over the taste. I will forever be a beer girl. There’s no changing that.
Post # 9
As long as you provide other non-alcoholic beverages for those who don’t drink wine, I think you’d be fine. I’d expect to drink wine at a vineyard! And, if anyone complains, you can send me a their wine. I would be the happiest girl at your wedding as I don’t drink mixed drinks and favour wine!
Post # 10
I don’t drink wine at all neither does Fiance. We both have tried and really want to but its just not us. I’m more of a blue hawaiian drinker and he’s a guiness.
For us it wouldn’t be a problem if we didn’t have the option of different alcohol since we aren’t big drinkers anyways.
I don’t think too many people will have issues, but you might want to mention it either put it on your wedding website (if you have one) or maybe by word of mouth…just in case.
But like a PP poster said, if you are having it a vineyard then most people are going to expect just wine.
Post # 11
well its easy for me, i hate beer and i love wine, so i would love it! so i will imagine if i were at an only beer reception, i could still handle it and i wouldn’t think any less of the hosts or the venue. so i think you will be fine.
only you know your guests best though.
Post # 12
Thank you for your responses! Wine spritzers are a great idea and one I wouldn’t thought of. We will have non-alcoholic beverages like soda and tea and we may also have sangria. I was also considerin telling a few people who will have the biggest problem drinking wine to bring a flask Kinda tacky I know but at least it will keep everybody happy.
Post # 13
At first I thought this post meant having wine and nothing else (i.e. food) at the reception. Surprisingly (or not), I was like, hey that’s not too terrible. LOL. I think it is fine. I love wine. If I didn’t it would be like going to a dry wedding. Not ideal, but not the worst thing in the world.
Are there other beautiful venues in wet(?) counties that you like only a tiny bit less?
Sangria has other alcohol in it so are you sure you can have that?
Post # 14
I’ve never been phased by going to a dry reception but I think you will be fine with just serving wine (I don’t drink beer). I’m there for you not your booze.
Post # 15
At first I thought this post meant having wine and nothing else (i.e. food) at the reception. Surprisingly (or not), I was like, hey that’s not too terrible.
That was hilarious!! lol. I agree, at a vineyard I would expect only wine and non-alcoholic drinks. My sis is a Bud Light girl and she can ‘do’ a light rose wine when she has to. As well, spritzers and sangria are nice additions. Champagne is techincally wine, too, so you can ask if they have that. I know a lot of beer drinkers that can drink champagne.
Post # 16
@heather25: Sadly there is not a single site that we like even half as much. We like this venue specifically because it combines our favorite things: shoothing (my fiance is a sporting clays shooter) and wine in one location. But I am still searching. I have never heard of sangria having any other alcohol in it and I know they serve it in the bar there.
They do have champange and I will be pricing that out as well because who doesn’t like a mimosa??