Build Your Bar: 7 Designs for Your Reception Drink Station

Exquisite bar styles from real weddings to inspire your own celebration décor.

Build Your Bar: 7 Designs for Your Reception Drink Station

Photo: KLK Photography

One of the best ways to get the festivities up and running during your wedding reception is through a well-stocked bar. With an open selection of drinks, guests will feel the celebration vibe quickly, and the dancing will commence. After selecting some fantastic beer, wine, and cocktail options for your friends and family, adorn your event’s bar to fit the motif of your big day – it’s a fun, playful way to share your creativity.

Some venues will have a bar readily available, so it would be advantageous to speak with a representative from your location about the possibility of adding elements to the bar in order to make it your own. If this is not the case – or if your chosen destination does not already provide a bar – you can speak with your wedding planner about locating a rental that suits your style. Need some help with the design concept? See photos below from real weddings to gain innovative ideas. Be sure to click on each picture for further wedding inspiration!

Photo by Brian Leahy Photography; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers 

Photo by Stacy Newgent; Wedding Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events

Photo by Justine Ungaro; Lighting & Floral Design by Amaryllis Inc.; Wedding Planning & Design by SoCo Events

Photo by Aaron Delesie Photographer; Rentals by Revelry Events Designers; Venue: Montage Laguna Beach; Wedding Planning & Design by International Event Company

Photo by Elizabeth Messina

Photo by KLK Photography

Photo by Kortnee Kate; Wedding Planning & Design by Viva Bella Events

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