(Closed) Wine only reception?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
46411 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1161 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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 Laughing

Post # 5
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

And perhaps some wine spritzers would please the non-wine drinkers?

Post # 7
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

To be honest, I don’t drink wine and I would not be pleased to have wine be the only option. 

Post # 8
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@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
971 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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
7296 posts
Busy Beekeeper

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 # 13
1962 posts
Buzzing bee

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
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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
1267 posts
Bumble bee

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.

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