5 Unique Wedding Bar Setups That Say, "It's time to party!"
by Jessica Zimlich

If I had to guess, I'd say one of the top expectations that wedding goers have is the opportunity to have a good time, right? A night filled with celebration, dancing and the perfect excuse to let loose with good people!

I rounded up a few unique wedding bar setups to help you get ready for the after party of the year, also known as: your wedding reception!

Photo by  The Melideos

Photo by The Melideos


Ditch the pricey bartender and set up a few mini kegs of your own! Allowing your guests to serve themselves an ice cold brew straight from the tap adds an element of fun that wouldn't otherwise be there with a bartender. Know someone who brews their own beer? Even better!

Tip: This setup would be best for outdoor venues where you don't get into those tricky liquor laws.


A boatload of beer, in the most literal sense. Who's the genius who thought this one up?! Once again, with this self-serve bar setup you avoid the need for an actual bartender - which can save you some serious cash in the long run. Not to mention the fact that it would serve as a great Instagram photo-op, get your wedding hashtag ready!


For those of you who are looking to go the traditional route, but want to add a little pizzazz to your bar setup, building one of your own with a few barrels and a piece of wood really ups the ante! Just add your florals, any drinking mixing necessities, booze and other assorted beverages and you're good to go!

Photo by  Colin Cowie

Photo by Colin Cowie


Champagne is always a good idea and I can't think of the better time to serve up the bubbly than on your wedding day! Whether you set up a champagne bar to accompany the typical setup and use it strictly for a group toast, or stick with simplicity and opt for an all bubbly bar at your after party, I can assure you it will be a hit.


And last but not least, the coffee bar. Perfect for those of you who don't partake in alcoholic beverages, but not to be overlooked by those who do! Like the champagne bar, a coffee bar setup would also be a great addition to a traditional bar as well - especially for those wedding guests who are more than likely staying up past their bedtime for such a special occasion. I'm looking at you, Grandpa!

Which bar setup is your favorite?

Jessica Zimlich
Jessica Zimlich

Jess Zimlich is a Kansas City based lifestyle blogger at 26 and Not Counting where you can expect to see a heavy emphasis on personal experience and life adventures. When she isn't working on her fitness, you will most likely find her enjoying brunch (mimosas included!), catching up with her best friends or flipping the pages of her latest read - she's old school like that. She isn't engaged, yet, but she looks forward to the day when she can put that Pinterest Wedding Board to work!