Frequently Asked Questions
Can you provide liquor for my wedding?
Due to NC liquor laws, we are not permitted to provide liquor for your wedding. You may provide liquor to be served as long as you have obtained a Limited Special Occasion Permit from the ABC and purchased the Unlimited Package for your event. We'll be happy to provide you with the application and answer any questions you have about the process!
How much liquor can/should I bring?
There is no limit on the volume of liquor you can bring, but we do ask that you keep the selection to 6 varieties. This helps to ensure that the bar is streamlined and manageable! We are happy to help you determine quantities based on your group size and the cocktails you'd like to have available.
We also ask that you provide your liquor in 750ml bottles as opposed to 1.5 liter bottles. It's much easier for the bartenders to pour from the smaller bottles behind a busy bar!
What kinds of liquor should I bring?
Generally speaking, the most popular liquors are: Whiskey, Vodka, and Gin
Unless you are using Tequila for a specialty cocktail, we don't necessarily recommend it - it's not super compatible with the basic mixers!
Do you do specialty cocktails?
Yes! We allow a maximum of 2 specialty cocktails. A specialty cocktail is anything more complicated than a basic mixed drink (one liquor and one mixer).
We have a list of amazing cocktails that are vetted and pre-approved that you may select from for your specialty cocktail offerings, CHECK THEM OUT!
What mixers are included, and what if I need other mixers for specialty cocktails?
Basic mixers that are included with your beverage package are: Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Tonic, Club Soda, Orange Juice, Cranberry Juice, and Limes for garnish.
Any specialty mixers needed for custom cocktails can be added to your proposal or you can provide them with the liquor. We are happy to help suggest purchase quantities for mixers!
Can I just stick to basic mixed drinks?
Of course! In wedding planning we always recommend spending your time and energy (and money!) on the things that matter most to you. If specialty cocktails don't make the cut we totally get it!
At the end of the day, your guests will be happy with whatever free booze comes their way, and there are tons of delicious basic mixed drinks available with the included mixers!
How and when do I get the liquor to you for my event?
We ask that you please drop off all liquor and any specialty mixers you're providing the day before your event at Homewood. If you're coming for a rehearsal anyways, that's a great time to drop everything off! If you need to schedule a time please let us know and we'll be happy to meet you.
If liquor and specialty mixers are not received the day before, we cannot guarantee we'll be able to serve requested specialty cocktails.
Can the bartender serve shots?
Sorry, but no. We've learned the hard way that it's best to avoid shots!
Liquor Service FAQ
Liquor service for large groups requires some planning and specific considerations. If your questions about liquor service at your wedding are not answered below, please shoot us an email and we'll be happy to elaborate!
If we didn't answer your question here, please reach out and we'll be happy to help. Cheers!