Set the Bar High with NC Wedding Bar Services Near You
Raise a glass to the newlyweds!
Don’t let your wedding guests be empty handed when they hear this traditional social cue. It’s time to plan the bar at your upcoming event. Luckily, we know some local professionals in NC who will make sure your wedding bar is top-tier.
NC Wedding Bar Services – More Than a Mixed Drink
You are probably serving beer, wine and liquor at your wedding, and possibly all three. If you are serving alcohol at your private event, a ABC-licensed NC company is the best solution to manage your bar, bartenders and alcohol. This might be handled in-house by your wedding venue (usually at a line-item or package fee). But if not, you’ll probably need to book bartending services to make sure that your bar is fully stocked and legal!
With written permission from the venue you have rented, you may personally buy a limited special occasion permit from the ABC Commission oof NC, in order to bring and serve wine and liquor on the premises. The caveat here is that you are legally liable for not allowing any underage drinking, and possibly for accidents that should occur from drunk driving of any guests. It’s advised that you also add event liability insurance to your home insurance before the event.
NC Wedding Bar Services – Tips to Sip On
First, evaluate your budget and decide if you’ll be offering your wedding guests an open bar, wine and beer only, or a mixture of the two (ie, a signature liquor drink at cocktail hour). Here are some wedding industry standards for stocking your open bar:
- Two to three beer options
- Two to three wine options
- Basic liquor and mixer options
- Two signature drinks (one for you and one for your partner)
Seasonal Sips to Help Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
Spring – Meant to Be Mint Julep, Trophy Wife (a local brew on tap at Brewmasters Mobile) or Magic Moment Mojito
Summer – Marry Me Margarita, Social Butterfly (specialty cocktail by Rocky Top Bar Services, pictured below) or Sultry Sangria
Fall – Pumpkin flavored beer or mixed drinks, Grapefruit & Citra Hard Cider Spritzer (on tap at Brewmasters Mobile) or Moscow Mule
Garnish the Glass – and the Bar
After you’ve selected the drinks for your wedding bar, it’s time to style the bar itself! If you’re hosting a cocktail hour or wedding reception at a venue, ask about their on-site bar options. They might have a pretty bar available for rent. If not, our recommended party rental stores and lighting services companies offer a diverse selection of wedding bars including white marble countertops and rustic barn-wood masterpieces. Perk it up with floral arrangements and greenery. Ask your stationer, calligrapher or wedding artist to create a unique bar sign or banner with an illustration of your signature cocktails! Add statement lighting or an Edison bulb chandelier to your bar display. Decorating your wedding bar will definitely elevate your guests wedding experience and create a conversational centerpiece at your special event.
A Unique Custom Bar Experience
Brewmasters Mobile provides full service alcohol catering for wedding receptions and private events with a huge selection of craft beers, wine and cocktails. With a variety of indoor and outdoor mobile bars including a unique horse trailer bar, Brewmasters Mobile takes all the stress out of planning your bar! Proudly ABC licensed to serve Eastern, NC, the Triangle and beyond.
Brewmasters Mobile offers affordable NC wedding bar services. They provide customized pricing packages beginning at $10/person of age, for four hours of beer + wine. This includes all your alcohol, plus plastic cups, napkins, bar set-up, clean-up, personalized menu signs, detailed communication regarding your event, and an in-person meeting to discuss alcohol selection and logistics.