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NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE SERVICE: (this is included in your base price and is required)

  • · Seven Pops and Mixers: Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Gingerale, Sour Mix, Tonic, Club Soda, Iced Tea
  • · Five Juices: Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, Grapefruit, and Bloody Mawry Mix. Sour Mix
  •   Glassware:   Inside Bar: glass through dinner; plastic after dinner. Outside Bar: Plastic only   We use clear solo glasses.
  • · Condiments: Lemons, Limes, Cherries, Olives;
  • · Bar Napkins & Stirrers
  • · Ice
  • · Note: It does not include: Oranges, Mint, Rosemary: these items can be ordrered through our kitchen $20
  • · It does not include Roses Lime Juice, simple syrup, or any specialty juices or mixers not listed above.
  • · Any other juices, liqueurs or mixers for signature drinks must be ordered through A&L

ALCOHOL PURCHASE must be through A&L Wine Castle

  • How to know what your guests will be drinking?
    • If you set up a Wedding Website you can ask your guests for their drink preferences with their RSVP.
    • So when you meet with A&L you will have an idea as to what you need to order.
  • Call or email 734-665-9463  or info@aandlwinecastle.com to set up your meeting a month prior to your wedding
  • A&Lwill deliver your alcohol order to Wellers the Thursday prior to your wedding
  • You will need to take any leftover or unopened alcohol with you at the end of the night.BEER purchase RESTRICTIONS
-Carriage House: Beer in kegs only; . no bottled or canned beer
-Raisin River Room
: Bottled or canned beer only..no kegs
EVENT INSURANCE//LIQUOR LIABILITY INSURANCE Go to /Recommended Services for list of online Event Insurers
  • In the State of Michigan the person(s) hosting a private event and providing/purchasing the alcohol is the liable party.
  • This insurance protects you from any type of lawsuit. that could arise from an inebriated guest(s) causing damage or harm to Wellers, another guest or themselves.
  • Wellers needs to be named on your insurance policy.
  • The legal limit for drinking and driving in Michigan is .08 or below, which is approximately two drinks.
  • Michigan State laws are very strict regarding drinking and driving violations
  • It is better to have an "afterglow" in the safety of your hotel room after your event.
  • It is recommended that you provide some type of shuttle or transportation for your guests who should not drive;
  • Cars may be left overnight at Wellers and picked up the next day between 7 am and 11 am.
  • Bartenders are outside contractors.
  • Bartenders are paid $240 ($320 in 2024) for 8 hours of service which includes one hour of set up, one hour for clean up and six hours of bar service
  • You will need to pay bartenders by personal check.. one check per bartender at your final meeting.
  • Bartenders will be scheduled for your event after your final meeting one week prior to your event.
  • Bartenders are required by law to check I.D. No one under the age of 21 will be served. This includes the bride, groom and wedding party.
  • You may not supply your own bartenders.
  • All alcohol must be served by bartenders, i.e. servers are not allowed to handle alcohol.
  • Guests may not bring in alcohol on the property
  • Wellers will ask for a Bar Contact Person they can connect with through the night should any issues arise. Usually this is either the father of the bride or groom.
  • Bartenders will pack up unopened or leftover alcohol for you to take at the end of the night.
  • Carriage House bar closes at 11:30 pm . No exceptions
  • Raisin River Bar closes ata 10:30 pm No exceptions
  • Property must be vacated 45 minutes to 1 hour after bar closes, i.e. gates will be locked at that time.
  • Cars may be left overnight and picked up between 7 am and 11 am the next morning.

We will schedule your Contract Bartenders. and you will pay them at your final meeting.
  • CARRIAGE HOUSE:       2 to 4 depending on s # guestts, champagne toast etc.
  • RAISIN RIVER ROOM:  1 to 2 Outside Contracted Bartenders depending on # guestts, champagne toast etc. .