Wedding Bar Ideas

Looking for fun wedding bar ideas for your reception?

Think no further than these wedding reception bar ideas below.

Most trendy and fashionable weddings have a “bar” at their wedding nowadays and we’re not just talking about an alcoholic bar no no no!

There is a range of different “bar” ideas that can fit perfectly into your wedding and after seeing a ton of different ideas we’ve put together our top 10 fun wedding bar ideas for your wedding.

When it comes to planning your wedding reception, the wedding bar absolutely matters no matter what.

There are actually so many creative bar options apart from the regular cocktails and wine.

If you don’t drink and are looking for dry bar ideas, you can never go wrong with our epic list below. 

When done right, they can absolutely make your wedding the wedding of the year. 

And remember, there is nothing wrong with mixing and matching some of the ideas below to come up with something even more unique. 

My team and I took the time to share a few creative wedding bar ideas you could use for your own wedding. 

We also wanted to answer the frequently asked questions we had about wedding bars such as:

  • How do you have a unique wedding reception?

  • How do I decorate my wedding bar?

  • What can you do instead of cocktail hour at a wedding?

  • How do you maintain the bars for an event?

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So what are our top wedding reception bar ideas?

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We hope you get inspired by our fun wedding bar ideas and that you take the time to design and style one for your own upcoming wedding. 

S’mores Bar Wedding station idea

Honestly speaking, what’s the easiest way to keep all your wedding guests warm on your fall/winter big day?

Besides blankets, it’s a s’more or a hot chocolate bar (or both in one).

Your guests will absolutely love this. 

A staple sweet treat that everyone will enjoy, kids and adults alike.

The great thing about a S’mores bar is that you can have it outside around a fire pit where people can congregate and talk amongst each other.

This is one of the best wedding bar ideas we have seen and it is a great way to break the ice.

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Wedding Pizza Bar

For those weddings where you just know the party is going to go on until the small hours, you should definitely consider having a Pizza bar.

They are so many creative Pizza Wedding bar ideas on Pinterest and it should be an option for wedding parties that stay up all night long.

You can’t go wrong with pizza to help soak up the alcohol and keep your guests dancing until the sun rises.

I think over 80% of my couples go with a pizza bar at the end of the night to help keep the party going. 

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Source: one love photography

A Sweet Candy Bar

This idea is a great one for the kids (and of course the chaperones.)

I know that you might feel that candy buffets at wedding receptions might feel outdated, but we assure you they’re not. 

Set up a table full of free candy and your friends and family will be more than happy to dig in!

Fill mason jars up with all different types of candy, have a few pick n mix style cups and let your guests ride the sugar hit.

Again find all your candy wedding bar ideas on Pinterest.

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DIY Wedding Bar Ideas with Pancakes 

Another food-inspired wedding reception bar idea that we totally love is the pancake bar because you know… Pancakes!

It’s so easy to host your own Pancake Bar for your wedding reception!

It’s a great idea for wedding brunches, special occasions, or anytime you want a fuss-free meal!

Definitely affordable if you are on a tight wedding budget

Have a station set up with some fruit and a collection of syrups for your guests to choose from.

Just like the pizza bar, pancakes are great for soaking up the alcohol consumed to keep your party going.

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Photographer:  Vanilla Photography/ Full Wedding

Super Sundae Wedding Bar Ideas

Everybody loves ice cream!

From ice cream sandwiches to sundae bars, you can absolutely be creative with this wedding bar idea.

 Ice cream bars are becoming a popular choice at many events, and even as a late-night snack idea for weddings

They are definitely easy to set up and maintain.

Simply have your staple ice cream options, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, etc. and have a mix of delectable toppings.

Did you know you can get alcoholic ice creams too?

But make sure to keep a “grown-ups only” section.

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Source: Style Me Pretty

Get your Wedding Popping with a Popcorn Bar

It’s no secret that popcorn bars are a hip new trend “popping up” at weddings, graduation parties and celebrations across the country. 

Why not have one set up at your own wedding. 

How do you like your popcorn?

Sweet, salty or cheesy?

Let your guests choose for themselves with fresh popcorn and their choice of flavours to mix in.

Especially great if you’re having a movie-themed wedding.

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Styling by Pen n Paper Flowers

Unique Donut Bar Ideas

Did somebody say doughnuts?

Thinking about incorporating delicious donuts in your dessert display?

Then go for it. 

Donuts are absolutely delicious.

Yes, my friend and there’s a bar full of them.

Jam filled, Custard filled, chocolate dipped and of course the classic sugar donut.

Oh and don’t forget all these delicious donut dips!

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Coffee or Juice Wedding Bar

Are you still looking for wedding bar ideas to add to your already fabulous wedding?

Then you can’t go wrong by looking at a few wedding coffee bar ideas on Pinterest!

For all the designated drivers (or just sensible people) at your wedding, make sure to put on a non-alcoholic bar.

Coffee or tea is great or even a juice bar.

Have a mix of different beverages available for your guests.

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Cocktail Wedding Bar

Because no bar list is complete without an alcoholic option.

Have a couple of different cocktail variations on hand with instructions for your guests to mix themselves.

Another great way to get your guests to mingle. 

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Beer Bar or Beer Station 

We needed to include this in our wedding bar ideas list.

Some of your guests might not like the idea of walking around with a pretty cocktail so have a beer bar available with beer on tap (until the barrels run dry.)

Have some half-pint glasses on standby too. 

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