If you're getting married, you may be looking for ways to make your wedding extra special. Well, look no further than the cocktail menu! Signature cocktails and mocktails are a great way to add some extra flair to any event, but especially weddings. Whether you're planning an intimate party or a more extravagant affair with over 100 guests—signature drinks will make sure that everyone enjoys themselves while remembering this day forever.
Signature drinks are a fun way to add some of your personality to your special day by featuring you and your partner's favorite cocktails or mocktails. If you want to take things up a notch, you could even consider making them in your favorite colors or naming them after one another. This way everyone will see the attention to detail you planned for your event and learn details about you and your new spouse.
You might want a signature cocktail that matches your color scheme or use them to represent where you're getting married. For example, if you are having an outdoor summer wedding then maybe some fun summer mocktails would make sense! Maybe you’d like a refreshing lemonade cocktail/mocktail to keep guests cool during cocktail hour at our Chic-y Bar while the rest of the wedding party and family finish taking photos. Or, if you are having an early summer or fall wedding, consider a warm cocktail during happy hour and then transition to the same warm beverage as a mocktail as the evening progresses.
Mocktails are a great way to include guests under 21 and/or who do not drink alcohol and want something fun and delicious. You can simply have a signature mocktail that mimics your cocktails if you’re having alcohol at your wedding, or come up with something new that includes fresh fruit and herbs. If you’re worried about guests having too much to drink or your venue limits the service of hard alcohol, mocktails are also a great option to have available and shows how thoughtful you are to consider your sober, pregnant, underage and designated driver guests.
Drinking responsibility is an important part of planning your wedding so many couples and venues put limits on hard alcohol. This doesn’t mean your cocktails have to be limited. There are some great beer and wine-based cocktail recipes that are a great addition to your bar menu while lowering alcohol consumption and maintaining the fun. Our Chic-y Bar at Gray Bridge is conveniently located in the center of the venue for ease of flow for guests to refill their drinks throughout your entire event.
The thing is, a signature cocktail or mocktail isn't just about the drink itself, it's also about creating a unique experience for everyone who shows up to your wedding. Whether you’re going for a complex or simple drink, our Chic-y Bar will have everything your bartender needs with 2 CO2-assisted taps, a chest freezer for ice storage, and lots of counter space for special signage. Contact us to tour the venue and see space where your signature drinks will make their debut!