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When it comes to choosing a bar style for weddings, there are several options to consider, depending on the preferences of the couple and the overall style of the wedding. Here are some popular bar styles for weddings:

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Open bar:  This is a classic choice for many weddings, where guests can order any drink they like, and the bride and groom foot the bill. This option can be expensive, but it’s a great way to ensure that your guests have a good time.

Cash bar:  A cash bar is where guests have to pay for their drinks. This is a more budget-friendly option for couples, as they only need to cover the cost of the bartender and any necessary licenses.

Champagne bar:  If you’re having a formal wedding or a brunch reception, a champagne bar can be a great way to celebrate. You could serve a variety of sparkling wines and champagne cocktails.

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Beer bar: This bar offers a selection of unique and artisanal beers for guests who are beer enthusiasts. Specialising in serving a wide selection of beers, often including craft or specialty beers. These bars may offer a rotating selection of beers on tap or in bottles or cans, as well as provide information about the different types of beers and their flavours. 

Cocktail bar:  A cocktail bar is a popular choice for couples who want to add a touch of sophistication to their wedding. A professional mixologist can create a selection of custom cocktails for guests to enjoy.

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Mocktail bar:  If you have guests who don’t drink alcohol or who are designated drivers, consider having a mocktail bar with fun, non-alcoholic drinks. This can be a great way to make sure everyone feels included in the celebration.

Signature drink bar: This is a fun way to personalise your wedding bar, by creating a signature drink that reflects your personalities or wedding theme. You could have one or two signature cocktails available, along with beer and wine.

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DIY bar:  A DIY bar allows guests to create their own drinks, such as a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar for a morning reception or a DIY margarita bar for an evening event. This can be a fun and interactive way to get guests involved in the festivities.

Remember to check with your venue about their alcohol policies and any necessary permits or licenses. Additionally, you may want to consider hiring a professional bartender or catering company to manage the bar and ensure everything runs smoothly.

Choose from our selected bar plus lounge packages, from small and large, in co-ordinated combinations, our bar packages are a great addition to your wedding or event space. You can find them under packages in both English and Scottish hire collections.