Bar Services

The Porter County Expo Center offers you a wide variety of choices of on-premises bar service packages for your event! Our event specialists will work with you to choose a bar package that will fit your needs. Listed below are our standard bar packages. These packages can be customized to suit the tastes of your guests and your budget.

The Porter County Expo Center also offers off-premises bar service where we bring the bar to your event.  For more information about our off-premises bar service, just CLICK HERE.

Learn about our open bar package


We will run a tab for the host for all drinks consumed and will work with you to determine types and brands of liquor, as well as the time period needed. There is a $75 set up fee per bar which includes cocktail napkins, disposable cups, straws and ice. Our experienced bartenders are charged at the rate of $13 per bartender per hour. The number of bartenders needed will be determined by our event specialist and will be based on the type of bar service, hours of service and guest count. One bartender is required per 100 guests.

Learn about our cash bar package


The guests pay for each drink as they are ordered.  We will work with you to determine the types and brands of liquor, as well as the time period needed. There is a $75 set up fee per bar which includes cocktail napkins, disposable cups, straws and ice. Our experienced bartenders are charged at the rate of $13 per bartender per hour. The number of bartenders needed will be determined by our event specialist and will be based on the type of bar service, hours of service and guest count. One bartender is required per 100 guests.

Learn more about bar services package #1


This bar package includes BEER, WINE and SODA only, at the rate of $15 per guest, and is limited to 5 hours.  Additional hours are available at $2.50 per guest per hour. Beverages available are Miller Lite, Coors Lite, Miller Genuine Draft, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfadel, Pepsi, Sierra Mist and Diet Pepsi. Budweiser products are available upon request. There is a $75 set up fee per bar which includes cocktail napkins, disposable cups, straws and ice. Our experienced bartenders are charged at the rate of $13 per bartender per hour. The number of bartenders needed will be determined by our event specialist and will be based on the type of bar service, hours of service and guest count. One bartender is required per 100 guests.

Learn about our bar services package #2


This bar package includes MIXED DRINKS, BEER, WINE and SODA, at the rate of $20 per guest, and is limited to 5 hours.  Additional hours are available at $3.00 per guest per hour.  Beverages available are Absolut, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Dewars, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Joe Cuervo, Malibu, Schnapps, Southern Comfort, Tanquery, Seagrams 7, Crown Royal, Amaretto, Miller Lite, Coors Lite, Miller Genuine Draft, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfadel, Pepsi, Sierra Mist, and Diet Pepsi.  Budweiser products are available upon request. There is a $75 set up fee per bar which includes cocktail napkins, disposable cups, straws and ice. Our experienced bartenders are charged at the rate of $13 per bartender per hour. The number of bartenders needed will be determined by our event specialist and will be based on the type of bar service, hours of service and guest count. One bartender is required per 100 guests.

7% Indiana sales tax will be added to all invoices.  Prices are subject to change.  Under Indiana law, it is illegal for you to furnish your own alcoholic beverages on our grounds.  Guests must be age 21 or older to be served alcohol.  ID's may be requested.  Our bartenders reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason.  The Porter County Expo Center requires security at any event where alcohol is served.  The number of security personnel required will be determined by the event specialist.  Security is charged at the rate of $30 per man hour.