Bar

The Community Life Center holds a liquor license, and by law must provide all beer, wine, and/or liquor for events held at the facility.

  • A $300 bar setup fee will be applied to any event with a bar. The fee covers the setup of the bar as well as the cost of the bartender and the security.
  • Security is required at all events where alcohol is served.
  • There is a $500 minimum expenditure on purchases for the bar for all events. Bars may be operated as a Cash Bar, Open Bar or Combination to meet the minimum.
  • There are NO REFUNDS.
  • There is a 2 drink per person maximum at any one visit to the bar.
  • The maximum the bar can be open is 6 hours.
  • The bar WILL close after 6 hours or at 11pm, whichever is EARLIER; LAST CALL will occur 30 minutes prior to the bar closing, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • NO OUTSIDE LIQUOR OF ANY KIND will be permitted on the CLC premises. If outside liquor is found, it will be confiscated and discarded and the violator will be asked to vacate the premises.
  • The Client accepts all responsibility for his or her actions and all the actions of the guests with regards to alcohol consumption.
  • The Community Life Center reserves the right to limit drinking privileges to ANY AND ALL persons in attendance.
  • The Community Life Center provides plastic cups. Glassware must be rented.

Cash Bar Service

Clients may choose to operate the bar as a cash bar, meaning that guests are responsible for paying for their own drinks. Client is still responsible for paying the $300 bar setup fee. If guests do not meet the $500 minimum expenditure, the client will be responsible for paying the difference. The bar accepts cash as well as credit cards.

Hosted Bar Service

Clients may choose to operate the bar as an hosted bar, meaning the client will be covering all of the drinks for the night. Client is still responsible for paying the $300 bar setup fee. Hosted Bars are operated based on consumption or “the number of drinks guests consume.” Clients are required to pay an initial host amount of their selection 30 days out, plus 20% gratuity. The initial host amount must be a minimum of $500. After the $500 is reached the client can choose to continue hosting or convert the bar to a cash bar. 20% gratuity will be applied to the continuation of the hosted bar. The balance of the extra hosted amount and gratuity (20%) must be paid at the end of the event.

Combination Hosted and Cash Bar Service

Clients may choose to operate the bar as a combination bar, meaning that the client will be covering some of the drinks, with guests paying for the other. Client is still responsible for paying the $300 bar setup fee. A combination bar may take the form of clients hosting beer and wine, with mixed drinks being operated as cash bar; hosting bridal party only, etc. Clients are required to pay their initial hosted amount 30 days prior to their event, including 20% gratuity. Once the initial host is met the client can opt to continue hosting or convert the bar to a cash bar. If the client choose to continue hosting the bar, the balance and 20% gratuity is due at the end of the event.

First bar per 200 guests requires a set-up fee of $300.00

*Additional bar for more than 200 guests requires a set-up fee of $150.00

*Minimum alcohol purchase stays the same

*Sodas and bottled water must be purchased through the bar

Special Orders

The Community Life Center may special order alcohol for an event, if requested. The request must be placed no later than 30 days prior to the event. The client must pay for any special orders 30 days prior to the event, along with the bar setup fee and other bar expenses. The order will be placed with one of our licensed distributors. The price quoted will be based on the distributor’s cost plus the Community Life Center’s cost and standard markup. At the end of the event, unused bottles may not be removed from the property.


Community Life Center
Phone: 317-396-3726
Fax: 317-899-7119
Business Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.