Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Planning Your Wedding Bar

If there's one thing that you don't want to neglect at your wedding, it's the bar. Whether you're having an open bar or only a few signature drinks - you'll want to make sure you have the appropriate amount on hand for your wedding. At Seven Springs Winery, we are experts in wine, but we also serve other types of alcohol at our wedding venue at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are a few things to keep in mind about your wedding bar, and what you ought to have on hand to keep a completely stocked bar.

Wedding Bar Tips

For some couples, the wedding bar can be a topic of confusion or even a touchy subject depending on a families budget and stance on alcohol. Be prepared to talk about it while planning your big day, and make decisions ahead of time to help make the event go smoothly.

Make a Plan

Do you have a few family members who are famous for drinking a little too much and dragging the party down? Make plans ahead of time for what you can do to keep that from happening. Whether you decide on a cash bar and only feature a few highlighted drinks. You can also keep the bar open for a specific number of hours if you want to do an open bar. This should help keep guests from overindulging for a long period of time.

Provide Plenty of Food & Drinks

If you really want to keep the alcohol limited, or at least counteract it a bit, you can make sure to provide snacks after the reception. Some brides choose fun foods, like pizza, while others may choose an appetizer. Full bellies can help slow the rate of alcohol absorption into the system.

Stock a Full Wedding Bar

This is only a suggested type and amount of alcohol that you should provide at your wedding, but you'll want to work with your wedding coordinator to make sure that you are planning accordingly.

For a wedding with one hundred guests, that has a reception that lasts about four hours, with one bar, there are some types and amounts of alcohol that you can provide.


You can't go wrong when you have twelve bottles of red and twelve bottles of white. Obviously, when you have a winery wedding at the Lake of the Ozarks, wine is going to be the BEST option. We have many varieties for you to choose from, so come do a wine tasting at our Missouri winery, and work with our wedding coordinator to choose the best.


You'll want to have three different types of beer on hand for your guests, and a good recomendation is three cases of light, two cases of domestic, and one case of imports. At Seven Springs Winery, we do have some beer on tap for those with alternative tastes, so don't forget to ask our wedding coordinator at the Lake of the Ozarks if you are interested in beer at your wedding.

Other Liquor

While many of your guests may stick to the popular wine and beer, you'll want to have a few others on hand if you want to have a full bar. You can't go wrong with two liters of bourbon, two liters of sctoch, five liters of vodka, one liter of tequila, two liters of rum, and one liter of gin. Don't forget sweet vermouth, dry vermouth, and triple sec!

Mixers & Garnish

Finally, you'll want a few things to mix with the alcohol. A good total to go by is thirty-six cans of Coke, twenty-four Diet Coke, twelve cans of sprite, twelve cans of tonic, twelve cans of ginger ale, and twelve cans of club soda. You'll also want to make sure you have plenty of lemons, limes, oranges, olives, and cherries. You can also consider other popular choices like cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, grenadine, sour mix, and bloody mary mixes.

The Best Wedding Venue at the Lake of the Ozarks

Finally, don't forget to take into account the guests that you'll be having, the taste, the season, and even the demographic all play a role in the choices you make when choosing the bar. Our wedding venue is the ideal place to have a classy event, but still be fun - and don't forget affordable. Visit our website today to get your FREE wedding packet to learn more about our venue. We look forward to serving and celebrating you for this big event.

Come for the wine...Stay for the atmosphere...Remember the view! 

Seven Springs is the finest Winery at the Lake of the Ozarks with a full-service facility perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, corporate events, and parties.  Call us today to make reservations for your special event!

Seven Springs Winery
846 Winery Hills Estates
Linn Creek, MO 65052


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