How to Bring your own Alcohol to a Wedding | BYOB Wedding Venues

BYOB Wedding Venues | County Line Event Center

Many all inclusive wedding venues require marrying couples to pay set prices for alcohol — which can be astronomical. Here at County Line Event Center, you are required to bring in your own beer, wine, and liquor. This can really help you save money by purchasing in bulk from a local brewery or vinyard.

*Please note, that our "bar package" at $600 will need to be purchased, which includes a bartender, bar back, security officer, cups, ice, stir sticks, straws, and napkins.

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Planning Alcohol for a wedding

Although the exact ratios will depend on your budget and your guests' drinks of choice, a standard guideline is 50% wine, 20% beer, and 30% liquor. Additionally, you'll want to assume that each guest will consume one drink per hour. Plan for one bottle of wine or liquor for every eight guests.

Types of alcohol to serve

Once you've determined how much alcohol you need, it's time to figure out what types to serve. Most experts will recommend having the following: red wine, white wine, light beer, one darker variety, clear liquor, one brown. You'll also want to have a sparkling option, like champagne or prosecco on hand for toasts.

Factor in Mixers and Garnishes

In addition to the liquor, brides and grooms need to supply a handful of popular mixers like soda, tonic water, juice, and club soda. Lemons, limes, and ice should be readily available, too.

Learn About Cost-Cutting Measures

Some stores allow to you return alcohol, as long as the bottles are unopened. If you aren't keen on the idea of keeping leftovers, research suppliers in your area and find one that has a buy-back policy. Since most couples stock their own bar to save money, it's important to implement cost-cutting measures. Oftentimes buying a case of wine is more affordable than buying 12 individual bottles. If you want to save on liquor, skip the top-shelf varieties. Don't hesitate to ask your wedding planner for other money-saving tips as well.

*Reference: Martha Stewart Weddings