(Closed) How much Beer and Wine?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

No clue on the kegs I have never delt with them before. But for the wine 36 bottles=144-180glasses of it before your out. The 144 is just in case you are using large wine glasses and filling them (that way your only getting 4 servings per bottle). But as long as you are using normal sized wine glasses and not over pouring you will be able to bet 180 glasses out of the 36 bottles. So everyone will be able to get 1 glass of wine with 30 glasses remaining for seconds.  Really I would say you know your guests best. If you think they will be happy only getting one glass of wine then leave it as is, if not I would reccomend ordering an additional case.

As for what I am doing personally, we are having a very small wedding of four people including us. With only one of the four being a big drinker. So we are going to be having 2 bottles of wine/champange (one of each), one mini keg (the mini hinkin ones you can buy anywhere), and then having lots of red bull, monster, sweet tea and coke on hand.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

we have 150 people and we have 12 cases of wine and 3 kegs. not to mention the vodka, rum, whiskey that is being served during the cocktail hour. but from what we figured it’s 2 drinks an hour from when then bar opens.

Dont worry we have a shuttle going to and from the hotels in the area so no one is drinking and driving!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are just ordering two kegs and when it’s gone or if they want hard liquor, people can head to the cash bar. Unlimited virgin lemonade available all night, though- lol! 🙂

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was told:

1.  Figure one drink per person per hour of the reception;

2.  Then divide that between wine and beer — figure out how many beers per keg, and figure 5 glasses per wine bottle.

If you don’t want people to get “annihilated,” the solution is not to order too little alcohol and run out so they can’t drink anymore.  Other solutions to that can be the cash bar, telling bartenders to cut people off at a certain point, or having a groomsman who will speak to people who are getting too rowdy or overly intoxicated.

Good luck!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

@soontobemrsjohnnyb: i think we went a little overboard on the wine myself. but we did red and white and i didnt want to run out. plus i do love me some wine, so i figure it wont go to waste even if we dont drink it all that night.

Yes we are doing an entirely hosted bar, but we are allowed to bring our own booze and not go through the caterer to get them so we bought them at cost. We only had to rent bartenders who have permits to serve it. we ended up saving a ton of money this way, so i think that is why we were able to get so much.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

@soontobemrsjohnnyb: Also i’m having a little chat with our bartenders before the cocktail hour opens up. I do not want people getting out of control or wasted. i’m telling them to keep the drinks light and to cut people off! i can just imagine what kind of mess it would turn into. hopefully things go well. i will let you know in 4 days!!!!!

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