15 Creative Sign Ideas for the Bar

Looking for a simple way to customize your cocktail hour? Try one of these cool signs to decorate the bar.
by Bridget Clegg
DIY painted quote sign for wedding bar
photo by Windsor Event Studio

Point guests to the bar with a custom sign that complements your reception décor. Hint: This is one of those easy ways to display your personal style without spending extra budget. It can be as simple as a small framed "bar" sign with a few added decorative elements (think: custom motif or monogram) or as specialized as creating a tailor-made drink menu that you've printed yourself. Check out our favorite examples, below.

1. His & Hers Drink Sign

Chalkboard signature cocktail sign
photo by Sherry Hammonds Photography

From: An Elegant Garden Getaway at a Private Residence in Houston, Texas

2. Wine-Cork Bar Sign

Wine cork wedding bar sign
photo by Meg Perotti

From: A Traditional Vineyard Wedding at Long Meadow Ranch in St. Helena, California

3. Calligraphed Wood Plaque

Illustrated wooden cocktail menu plaque
photo by Laura Murray Photography

From: A Romantic Weekend Wedding in Tabernash, Colorado

4. Framed Bar Sign With Song Lyrics

Country song lyric bar sign
photo by Amanda Lloyd Photography

From: A Romantic Beach Wedding in Cannon Beach, OR

5. Cocktail Menu With Custom Illustratons

Cute framed cocktail sign idea with illustrations for a cocktail hour
photo by Jeff Loves Jessica Photography

From: A Luxury Lakefront Wedding at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, Minnesota

6. 'Ring for Champagne' Sign

Cute cocktail party 'ring for champagne' bar sign
photo by Elisheva Golani Photography


7. Paper-Tent Bar Sign With Custom Drink Names

Paper tent with signature cocktail names
photo by Jeff Tisman Photography

From: A Casual Wedding in Old Bridge, New Jersey

8. Chalkboard Beverage Station Menu

Chalkboard drink menu sign for lemonade bar at wedding reception
photo by Justin & Mary Photography

9. 'Pick Your Glassware' Drink Sign

Cocktail hour sign with eclectic glassware
photo by Rodger Obley Photography

From: A Rustic, DIY Wedding at Camp Kon-O-Kwee Spencer in Fombell, Pennsylvania

10. Vintage B-A-R Sign With Easel

Vintage B-A-R sign from antique letters
photo by Susie Lawrence Photography


11. 'Pour the Rum' Themed Cocktail Bar

Themed 'Pour the rum' cocktail bar
photo by Melissa Fuller Photography

From: A Tropical Wedding at Holly Farm in Carmel, California

12. Eat, Drink and Be Married

Cute bar sign for a wedding cocktail hour 'Eat, Drink and Be Married"
photo by Allie Harrington Photography

From: A Minimalist Barn Wedding at White Sparrow Barn in Quinlan, Texas

13. Rustic Beer and Wine Selection

Rustic bar sign for a cocktail hour, featuring the beer and wine list
photo by Nbarrett Photography

From: A Whimsical, Rustic Vintage Wedding at Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, Texas

14. Modern Calligraphed Drink Menu

Cocktail hour idea, calligraphed mirror menus
photo by Sarah and Rachel Photography

From: A Glamorous Wedding at Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis, Indiana

15. Bright Marquis Sign

Cocktail hour idea, stringing up lights and a bright marquis sign
photo by Marni Pictures


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