Bar Options, Alcohol and No Corkage Charge


Having chosen to hold your wedding at Hargate Hall, we want you to have the best bar options available to you for your drinks. We often get asked about drinks packages, and people are surprised when we say we don’t have one! When we say you can bring your own drinks, people then expect to pay corkage charges. WE DON’T CHARGE CORKAGE . We offer the 3 options listed below, however if you want something that is not detailed here, just ask us!

Bar Option 1 – DIY

Our default position. You can use the bar setup that we have in the entrance lobby. There are 2 bottle fridges, a freezer, shelving for drinks and glasses. You can then sort out all your own drinks etc. We have a hand pump that can be connected to casks  and for £10 we can give it a line clean and connect up your cask. We also have a beer cooler that you can hire (£50) which connects to SanKey and KeyKeg fittings, which covers most of the 1 way beer kegs on the market including those from our local Eyam Brewery.

Bar Option 2 – DIY with help

Hire our bar staff & we pour drinks that you provide. We can provide 2 staff to cover pouring post ceremony drinks, through to manning the bar. As in option 1, you provide all the drinks, we would then manage the serving of them. With 3 staff we could also offer clearing glasses and empty bottles as the evening goes on. This will reduce any clear up you have on Sunday morning. You are hiring staff, not paying a corkage charge, so you can choose how long you want then to be around for.

Bar Option 3 – Pay Bar

Bar hire £150

License included

Bar staff included

Local Beers ( Eyam Brewery)

We will use either the entrance lobby bar area, or our converted horse box bar. For our sample drinks menu and prices see Bar Menu.

horse box barDeposit for Pay Bar (option 3)

£150 set up charge

£250 refundable deposit.

The deposit refund is based on minimum of £500 takings.

For takings over £500, for every £2 taken £1 deposit is returned.

Up to £500 takings, nil refund

£600 takings £50 refunded

£1000 takings, all £250 refunded


If we are providing a pay bar you can add option 2 to option 3 . This means that before the bar opens we can also serve the wine for your reception drinks, meal and toasts.