Our In-House Upthorpe Wood Wedding Bar
Updated: Aug 25, 2022
Our woodland wedding packages for 2023/24 all include our in-house Upthorpe Wood Bar, quite simply reducing the stress levels for all wedding couples as it’s one less thing to plan for. Coming complete with at least 3 staff behind the bar, plus a couple more behind the scenes.
The bar will open once your woodland wedding ceremony has finished and will end at 11pm, we can create bespoke drinks packages for your Wedding Day or maybe you’d rather pay a pre-paid sum behind the bar or let guests pay as they go… the choice is yours.
Did you know that if you’ve chosen a legal wedding, any company are not allowed to serve alcohol… at any venue, for an hour before the ceremony! However, this doesn’t stop us serving you and your guests a deliciously, refreshing mocktail, a great detail for when your guests arrive. Our hydration station works really well at this time of day too. Just ask us for suggestions and prices.
For 2023 our drinks packages start from £17pp for a reception drink, a glass of wine for the table and glass of something bubbly to toast the speeches but feel free to up the number of drinks or maybe treat your guests to a cocktail too.
Because we are licensed to serve the drinks for your day, we are unable to allow other drinks companies onsite and for this reason, do not allow your chosen caterer to sell you drinks, this includes packages paid prior to your day. It also means that, as in any pub or restaurant, guests won’t be allowed to bring in a secret stash of drinks during your day… we’re pretty hot on this one as it’s our license as stake.
If you’re considering a Bake off, how about hiring our self service coffee/tea bar. Unlimited filter coffees and quality teas for your guests for 1 hour, at a time chosen by yourselves. This works really well during your wedding evening. Prices start at £185 and include ceramic mugs, filter coffee machines, tea, fruit tea, flavoured syrups, various milks including soya etc.
Tea and coffee is also served throughout the day from the bar as are our bespoke botanical woodland cocktails.
If you’re spending time in the woodland, we’d recommend opening the woodland bar, also included in your package. This helps guests stay in the woodland rather than wandering back through to the garden where you’ll find our main bar.