Liquor License for reception need help
My reception venue has informed me I need a liquor license. I live in Florida and don't know where to look. I have been googling and haven't came up with anything. If any of you brides that lives in Florida and know of a place with a reasonable price please let me know.

How many of you ladies has to obtain a liquor license to serve alcohol at your wedding?

actually it is called alcohol liability insurance

Married: 11/10/2012
Edited On: Jun 8, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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Jun 08, 2011 at 11:18 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
We don't have to have a liquor license, but the venue requires someone (either the bride & groom or a set of parents) to take out a rider on their home owners policy for liability (I don't know all the legal ins and outs, but its supposed to cover us should anything bad happen). Our venue has its own liquor license, so they are the ones "selling" the alcohol. I've never heard of a couple having to get a liquor license for their wedding before, and I am under the impression that one only needs a liquor license to SELL alcohol, but I am not a lawyer, so I could be wrong there, and maybe its different in different states.

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Jun 08, 2011 at 11:26 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
According to this site, there is ALOT involved in getting a liquor license. I am inclined to agree with dragonfly though. I never heard of a couple needing a license, only places that intend to sell alcohol at their place of business.

http://www.ehow.com/how_4505711_get-liquor-license-florida.html

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Jun 08, 2011 at 11:27 AM • Flag As Inappropriate

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Jun 08, 2011 at 11:29 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
If you have a caterer, they should have a license. You shouldn't have to get one unless you are planning on serving the liquor.

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Jun 08, 2011 at 11:29 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
If you have a caterer, they should have a license. You shouldn't have to get one unless you are planning on serving the liquor.

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Jun 08, 2011 at 12:41 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
You need an insurance policy not a liquor license call an insurance company, if you don't have renters insurance you can get a policy and have them tack on a liability rider.
Edited On: Jun 08, 2011 at 12:41 PM

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Jun 08, 2011 at 12:44 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
yea I updated the thread and put the insurance in there thanks Victoria C.

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Jun 08, 2011 at 12:46 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I went to one venue out here that told me the same thing and they said it would cost about 400.00. But that's only if we bring our own liquor. If we have a cater to do it, they would have to supply it. I declined that venue as soon as she said that .

Married: 06/02/2012
Jun 08, 2011 at 12:52 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I was looking for the info they gave me and its actually called "limited special event liquor license"

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Jun 09, 2011 at 12:26 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Just my two cents: In Washington state, if you hold your event and are supplying the liquor yourself, you need a liquor license. Its like 10 bucks and you apply inside liquor stores.

KRISTINA
Wedding: 06/21/2014
Jun 09, 2011 at 12:53 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
If you use a professional bartender company or your caterer to also do the drinks then they have that covered and you don't have anything to worry about.

The venue I am looking into also requires this, but someone said you can get it off of them for $100..

BUT another venue I am also looking at does not require this. The only rule they have is that if I serve drinks then I can not sell them to guests... lol - I would never sell drinks to my guests.

So just depends on the venue I suppose. See if you can pay a small fee like the 1st venue I mentioned does and that will be that. Otherwise, just talk to your caterer and such.

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Jun 09, 2011 at 7:45 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
If you are not catering in your alcohol I would see about getting a bartender. You will want someone to serve the alcohol, make sure it's not given to minors and make sure no one is overserved. They often carry the insurance for you. My 2 bartenders will cost me $200 if I let them have a tip jar. I will also tip them about $50 if they do a good job.

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Jun 09, 2011 at 8:09 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
@ Sarah N. That is exactly what I was told

@Pumpkin's Sunshine My mom is trying to find a bartender that will do it.


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