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Serving beverages at a venue with no bar?!

, on November 23, 2019 at 8:26 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 7
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So My venue that I have in mind does not come with a bar or kitchen. I do however want to serve alcohol just beer and wine and maybe one signature drink. How do I create a setup for beverages to be served without an actually bar counter. This reception is indoors. Please share tips and tricks I’m on a tight budget.


  • Shelly
    Dedicated May 2020
    Shelly ·
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    You need some kind of bar to serve drinks. I recommend renting a portable bar. You can find some from 50 to 200 bucks and dress it up with a curtain in in the front.
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    VIP January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I had to rent one it was $150
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  • Jodie
    Devoted August 2020
    Jodie ·
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    A friend of mine repurposed an old dresser she bought for $5. Spent about $30 in supplies and about 4 hours of her time.

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  • Yoice
    Rockstar March 2019
    Yoice ·
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    You can always rent one or depending on your theme you can create a bar space yourself no counter. There’s some furniture that can be transform into a bar and still make the space look cool.
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  • Melle
    Champion June 2019
    Melle ·
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    There's tables and then tablecloths you can get and a sign
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    Dedicated October 2021
    Megan ·
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    All of the above are options, but I would definitely check with your venue on this beforehand. They may not have a liquor license or there may be a restrictive policy dictating that they can't have a bar.

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    Expert September 2020
    Marcia ·
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    And you may need insurance. Definitely check with your venue
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