For those of you who provided your own alcohol, I'm curious what you spent. How many drinking-age guests did you have, what sort of alcohol did you provide, and what was your final cost?
We're thinking of choosing a venue that provides all glassware, mixers, and soft drinks, but does not provide the alcohol. We know we want to have an open bar (or at least provide beer and wine), so we want to factor that potential cost into the overall cost of the venue before we pull the trigger on booking.
I've been looking up costs of kegs and whatnot online, but I'm wondering if there's some super secret way to get large amounts of booze on the cheap that I don't know about yet. Any guidance would be appreciated!