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Fabulous Drinks Reception Ideas For A Relaxed Wedding

Fabulous Drinks Reception Ideas For A Relaxed Wedding

It’s not that long ago when wedding drinks were all about Champagne, sparkling wine and possibly a beer or two if you were lucky. Now, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to your wedding bar menu and, if you’re planning a laid-back day with a more casual vibe, you need drinks to match. However, what’s great about our selection of casual drinks is that they’re still totally wedding ready and perfect for a real celebration. Here’s a super selection of fabulous drinks for your relaxed wedding.

As with all things relating to your wedding, it’s always important that you choose things that you love. If you’re not a fan of wine and traditional fizz, there’s absolutely no reason why you have to serve these tipples all day long! Our laid-back drinks menu offers you a mix of flavours and styles but everything is still presented in a way that makes your drinks look special. We know that weddings are a big occasion so we make sure that everything adds to the wow factor of your day.

When you’re planning a relaxed wedding, there’s no need to stick to tradition or the expected format of things. We love seeing weddings that mix things up and do things differently. In summer, you could opt for the classic option of Pimm’s Original No.1 Cup, complete with fruity finishing touches. Nothing says summer quite like a glass of Pimm’s, so this is perfect for more casual drinks receptions.

Pimm’s is the perfect choice for a relaxed summer wedding drinks reception

If you want to get your guests more involved with their drinks, you definitely need one of our brilliant drinks stations. You could opt for a Martini station with a selection of passionfruit or espresso martinis shaken with ice, or how about a hard lemonade station? Here your guests can choose from a selection of Absolut vodkas including classic, raspberry and citron flavour served with cloudy, pear and elderflower lemonades. Our create-your-own Bellini bar is one of our favourite options. Let your guests enjoy Bolla Prosecco that they can mix with a selection of seasonal fruit purees and fresh fruit toppings.

Let your guests create their own perfect drink with one of our amazing gin stations
Offering a choice of exciting options will definitely help give your drinks reception a relaxed feel.

Drums of beer and mini bottles of Prosecco are also firm favourites with Galloping Gourmet couples. These are great to enjoy at absolutely any stage of your wedding day so whether you want to serve these during your drinks reception or alongside your evening food, you can. Choose from Czech Budweiser Budvar, Mexican Sol or Corona and Thai Singha beers. There’s also Catalonian Estrella and Italian Peroni not to mention those cute little Prosecco bottles so there really is something for everyone.

If laid-back is the atmosphere that you’re after, a drum full of ice-cold beers is hard to beat.

For a relaxed, rustic wedding, what could be better than a great British ale? We can pre-order these for you and we’ve put together a list of great guest ales from the country’s best breweries so you can choose from a wide range of flavours and styles. We can order Abbot Ale, Bombardier, Camden Town’s Pale Ale and Hell’s Lager, or you could go for Greene King IPA or Sharp’s iconic Doom Bar.

Go on, enjoy a laid-back drink or two on your wedding day and create a relaxed casual atmosphere with your choice of tipple! To find out more or to discuss drinks ideas, speak to your Events Team or check out our Pinterest boards.

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