# How many bars do I need at my wedding?

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## How many bars should you have at your wedding?

We’d recommend two to four bars, depending on your guest count (for every 80 to 100 guests, have a bar with two bartenders)—and if you don’t have room for that in your venue, try “extending” the bar you do have so you can fit more bartenders to tend to your guests.

## How many bartenders do you need for 100 guests?

How many Bartenders do I need? Our professionally-trained bartenders can manage between 75 and 100 guests for a full bar. If you are only serving beer and wine, you will need one bartender for every 100 guests.

## How many bars should you have at an event?

A good rule of thumb is to have 1 bar per 100 guests. So if you have 500 guests then we suggest 5 bars spread throughout your venue or you can do 2 bars in the back of the ballroom with 2 bartenders each and one extra one for overflow of guests.

## What is the average bar bill at a wedding?

According to the Bridal Association of America,the average guest at wedding receptions are 170, with the fee for a bartender at \$2,800. This means for every guest, \$16.50 goes the fee the bartender charges. Wine and nonalcoholic drinks, a popular preserve of unlimited bars, is a good way to save cost.

## How do you stock a bar for 100 guests?

100 (guests) x 5 (hours) = 500 drinks. 500 x 0.33 = 170 beers or 7 cases of beer or one ½ barrel sized keg. 500 x 0.33 = 150 glasses of wine, /5 glasses per bottle= 37 bottles of wine. 500 x 0.33 = 150 mixed drinks, /39 servings per 1.75 bottle = four 1.75ml bottles liquor.

## How much should I budget for alcohol at my wedding?

To start, a good rule of thumb is to assume the average guest will consume two drinks during the first hour and then one drink for each hour thereafter. The cost of an average open bar at a wedding can account for 10 – 20% of the wedding budget.

## How many bartenders do you need for 60 people?

The rule of thumb is that there should be 1 bartender for every 75 wedding guests for a beer and wine reception. If you have a full bar and/or a formal wedding, we recommend 1 bartender for every 50 wedding guests.

## How many bartenders do you need for 200 people?

Plan on having one bartender for every 35 guests if you want the bar to run smoothly. So a 150-person wedding will need four or five bartenders.

## How many bartenders do you need for 90 people?

We usually recommend going with a limited bar and signature drinks so that guests can choose quickly and aren’t overwhelmed with the choices. For a beer and wine bar, we’d recommend 1 bartender per 90 guests as beers are opened quickly and wines are poured fast.

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## Who pays for the bar at a wedding?

Tradition. Typically, whoever is paying for the wedding and reception will pay for the open bar, should the couple choose to have one. Traditionally, this responsibility falls on the bride’s family.

## How much is an open bar for 150 guests?

For a total of 150 guests, the cost amounts anywhere from \$2,250 to \$13,500. You can also provide non-alcoholic beverages if you opt for this type of open bar.