We have several Day Spa licensees that ABC Consulting is working with, across Virginia. Since you can be arrested for selling alcohol without a license, it is important to know the laws surrounding serving alcohol and for having a license that is recognized by the state of Virginia! Nothing would take the “ahhhhhh!” out of a spa appointment like the owner / operator getting arrested!
If your “Day Spa” is a commercial establishment that offers, to the public, both massage therapy, performed by persons certified in accordance with § 54.1-3029, and barbering or cosmetology services, performed by persons licensed in accordance with Chapter 7 (§ 54.1-700 et seq.) of Title 54.1 and wants to offer alcohol, you can! (With the right license). This license allows the consumption of lawfully acquired wine and beer by each customer — of no more than two 5-ounce glasses of wine or one 12-ounce beer, during each visit. The alcoholic beverages may not be sold and shall be inclusive in the total charge of the “Day Spa” services received.
ABC Consulting can assist you on obtaining a Day Spa License. Start the application process, here! If you are only interested in obtaining a one-day “Tasting License,” you can do that, too (indicate “tasting” on the type of event). Apply here.
*Disclaimer: This article and its contents represent the opinions of the author only. It is not intended to convey or constitute legal advice. ABC Consulting is a private consulting firm, and in no way do we represent the VA Dept. of Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority. You should not act upon any such information without seeking qualified professional advice based upon your situation.