How to choose a mobile bar for your vintage wedding

The team behind The Libation Station today offer some advice for choosing a mobile bar for your vintage wedding. These are becoming more and more popular choices as brides and grooms choose DIY weddings as well as outdoor celebrations in contrast with the traditional hotel wedding.

Mobile wedding bar from the Libation Station as featured on the National Vintage Wedding Fair blog

Ask about the products served

As craft beers and cocktails become more popular on the drinking scene now, many mobile bars are stocking some great products. You can now find mobile bars stocking locally crafted ales and cocktails using fine gins or rums, using lots of fresh ingredients.

Check out what the bars look like

Many mobile bars have LED light up panels in fluorescent, lairy colours.  If you are having a vintage/boho wedding, then it’s important that the style of the bar suits your wedding vibe.  Check out what the bars look like to see if they fit with your theme.  Also take not of the bar tenders attire. For a vintage wedding you probably want to see more tweed/bow ties/waistcoats rather than branded polo shirts.

Mobile wedding bar from the Libation Station as featured on the National Vintage Wedding Fair blog

Find a package that suits you

There are often various packages available that may range from a fully cash bar, to all inclusive bars, to a mixture of both.  Find a package that suits you, your guests and your budget.  There can often be some very good deals available on all inclusive bars, where all guests drink for free, that may be much more affordable than you imagined.

Choose your own cocktail menu!

Some bars now offer you the opportunity to create your own cocktail menu, choosing your favourite cocktails to be included.  Some even will make the cocktails personal to you! Allowing you to name the cocktails after important things/moments in your life – a very nice touch which will certainly get your guests talking about it on the day!

Mobile wedding bar from the Libation Station as featured on the National Vintage Wedding Fair blog

Is your wine included?

Some mobile bars offer a service to provide table wine for the meal.  When enquiring find out if this service is available.  It can make things a lot easier if you only have to deal with one person to provide the bar and the table wine.  Also enquire about the quality of wines.  Some companies may offer a wine tasting service before ordering, this can be a very useful service, plus you get to try all the wines!

Find out more about what The Libation Station can offer at our London fair on November 8th.

 London National Vintage Wedding Fair poster for London 2015



  1. Stuart
    December 21, 2015 / 4:06 pm

    Great article. We had a mobile bar for our wedding and it went down great with guests. I agree that mobile bar’s are becoming increasingly popular and especially vintage mobile bar’s.

    • Kate Beavis
      December 21, 2015 / 4:18 pm

      Thanks! Glad you liked it

  2. Gavin Lawrence
    May 3, 2016 / 9:12 am

    My wife and I have taken a horsebox and completely renovated it into a beautiful vintage bar.
    The bar surfaces are made of traditional copper, very easy on the eye. It also has hand painted roses covering the interior and bar front. Events are already being booked but we are obviously looking to promote the bar further. We are offering Gins, Prosecco and a number of classic cocktails, all served to tunes from the 40’s and 50’s.

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