A Beer Festival Wedding

A beer festival wedding theme is a great way to have a drinks reception with a difference for your Wedding.

Festival weddings are certainly popular, but many Couples think about a music festival theme.  There are so many other styles of Festival weddings you could have including a beer festival wedding.

Obviously, for a beer festival wedding, you need to be a fan of beer, but how do you plan a beer festival wedding?

A beer festival wedding

First You need beer!

First up, let’s start with the obvious. You can’t have a beer festival without real ale, so make friends with a local brewery, or two!


Live bands are also essential to create the right feel.  How about asking your bands to perform on the back of a lorry trailer for a true festival style (Venue permitting of course!) You could start off the day with a range of acoustic bands and singers, and get a bit more raucous as the day goes on!


Your local Village Hall or a marquee in a field would be perfect choices.


As a beer festival wedding is a break from tradition, A formal three course meal wouldn’t really create the right vibe.  How about pie and mash or a pizza trailer.

Sensible Logistics

Although a fun way to celebrate your wedding day, there are some considerations you need to think about:


You are going to need a lot of glasses.  Even if you ask people to hold onto their glasses for the day, they never do.  In true beer festival style, plastic glasses are advisable. (I recommend 1/2 pint glasses too, especially if some ales are on the strong side.)


Things could get messy if you leave your Guests to help themselves to the beer.  I would recommend having a couple of staff manning the bar (Preferably that know how to pull a pint)

Remember non beer drinkers:

Although you are having a beer festival wedding, have some alternative drinks available for non drinkers or those that simply don’t like beer!

Consider Guest transport:

You’re having a beer festival wedding, and you want your Guests to enjoy themselves and take part.  How about organising transport for your Guests at the end of the night, so they don’t have to worry about driving?

 A beer festival wedding

If you’re thinking of having a Beer Festival wedding, get in touch with us to help with your staffing arrangements and to also source the right kind of drinks. Give us a call on 07533 694142 or 07980 679575, drop us an email on info@ironbarhire.co.uk or for more details check out our services page.

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