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Kayla, on October 12, 2017 at 6:02 PM Posted in Planning 0 17
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How much did you or do you plan on putting down for an open bar for 100 guests?

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  • BeachDreams
    Master May 2017
    BeachDreams ·
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    Are you asking how much will you likely pay? Or do you not intend on paying the full tab?

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  • VC
    Super April 2018
    VC ·
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    You mean like a deposit on it or the total cost?

    For reference on total cost, beer and wine is about $30pp for 4 hours and full premium is $54pp for 4 hours. I'm in RI.

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  • Boinkin
    Devoted April 2018
    Boinkin ·
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    $2000 is what I'm paying but that's because I'm not with a vendor and providing my own booze...but when I used alcohol calculators for vendor based open bars I believe they're closer to $3,000 for 4 hours.

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  • Boinkin
    Devoted April 2018
    Boinkin ·
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    @rica what are you getting for food? and is that only beer and wine?

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  • EM
    Master April 2017
    EM ·
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    How much is alcohol per person for your venue? That will tell you how much you are going to pay....

    ETA I misread your post. I paid $58/pp for 4 hours of premium open bar. I had 54 guests.

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  • FutureMrsC
    Expert October 2019
    FutureMrsC ·
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    Our venue is charging us $40 per person plus taxes for 4.5 hours full open bar

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  • Rosered
    Devoted January 2019
    Rosered ·
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    We are paying $20 pp for an open bar.

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  • E
    Just Said Yes November 2017
    Ericka ·
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    Our venue does not provide alcohol..so what we are doing is getting a full keg we got a ton of different wines at a local store many are under $5 quite a few different house liquors and really kept it to a good budget. We have about 100 guests and there are many who don't drink

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  • Mrs. Coakley
    Master June 2017
    Mrs. Coakley ·
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    Do you have open bar or are you doing a consumption bar?

    We had a consumption bar for 112 guests and we paid $2900.

    ETA: I am in the north shore, Massachusetts area

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  • Mandi
    VIP May 2016
    Mandi ·
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    Our open bar was $24.50 per person for 4 hours. That included wine, beer, mixed drinks and wine slushie. We had around 175 so it was a little over $4k total for the bar.

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  • K
    Beginner November 2017
    Kayla ·
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    Our venue supplies the beer and wine so it's $3 a beer $5 for wine 4 hours 100 people

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  • amandaaok
    VIP June 2018
    amandaaok ·
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    Our venue charges $28.50pp for full bar including premium, and charges us $10.50 pp for drinks (pop,juice etc) for anyone under the age of 21

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  • MoreMoore
    VIP November 2017
    MoreMoore ·
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    I think I'm confused about the question. What exactly are you asking Kayla?

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  • RaeGin
    Master September 2017
    RaeGin ·
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    Our venue charged an additional $20/PP to upgrade to open bar.

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  • An Actual Human
    Devoted November 2018
    An Actual Human ·
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    I'm spending about $1k between the bartending service and the alcohol itself. BYO at a private residence and all that.

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  • E
    Just Said Yes November 2017
    Ericka ·
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    @futuremrsp best way to do it. That's exactly what we did! Open bar and no stress at all we know our guests how they drink and we don't have to worry about figuring out charging ect. Wet have a bartender friend who is serving free of charge but we are going to give her something at end of wedding

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  • Melody
    Devoted March 2018
    Melody ·
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    If you are referring to a consumption bar, take into account how many of those 100 are adults that are able to drink. We then took the highest priced drink on the list and multiplied it by each hour and then by the number of guest. So far example, highest drink $10, 80 drinking guest, 3 hour reception= $2400

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