If hiring a venue with a bar, you have the option of keeping the bar open or closed.
If you opt to keep the bar closed, attendees can still purchase drinks from other bars in the building to bring to your event (excluding Beacon Bar).
We can offer wine or soft drinks on a sale-or-return basis. This avoids the need for a minimum spend, as the bar can remain shut.
You must not bring alcohol purchased elsewhere into the building.
Minimum bar spend
- If you choose to have the bar open, there will be a minimum spend of £50 per hour or part hour. If less than this is spent by attendees, you will need to cover the difference, up to a maximum of £200.
- For example, if your event lasted 2 hours, during which attendees only spent £80 at the bar, you would need to pay the (2 x £50 - £80 =) £20 difference.
- Wine and soft drinks are included in the minimum spend.
There is an additional £50 fee if you require the bar in Beacon to be open, unless the event ends after 9pm Wed-Sat.
If you cancel your event with less than 48 hours' notice, or fail to turn up to your booked event, you may incur a fee. The Bar Manager will email the event organiser to confirm the sum of this fee.
Failure to pay this fee may result in you or your group being unable to book venues in future.
If you have any questions about bars, contact our Bar Manager, Pee, at SAbar@.