(Closed) Help with Alcohol Amounts for the Reception

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

that sounds all wrong! you’d need 2 kegs (+1 pony keg if you want to be safe) and 10 CASES of wine (~6 white, 4 red)

lol sorry if that sounded bitchy, read it with a voice of confusion ^_^

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@elliestan: I was given an estimate of 3 kegs for 150 guests (but we’re in Wisconsin so drinking way more than anyone else is expected). And it could be regional, but where I live red wine is much more popular than white wine… so it probably just varies.

 

@milesbella: Do you know how big the glasses will be? You can pretty easily Google how many cups of beer you’ll get from a keg depending on how many ounces will be in a cup. You know your guests and how much they might drink so maybe that would help?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@galloway111: my Future Brother-In-Law (who owns a liquor store) had a 200 person wedding and they’re big drinkers. they went through 2 kegs and had just tapped the 3rd as the wedding ended which is why i suggested getting a pony keg as the third.

1 keg = ~160 drinks, so do the math for what makes sense for you. you’re looking at about 3 beers per person (175) with 2 kegs, which will of course vary since some will drink 1 glass and some will drink 5 and that’s assuming every drinker there would want a beer which is highly unlikely – people usually either drink the beer or the wine, not both.

my family basically drinks red wine exclusively but we’re doing a 50% split between white and red. white goes a lot faster in the summer and red faster in the winter… mid-October for us means people’s tastes can go either way and i’d say it depends more on what you’re serving to eat than it goes with regionality. we’ve got chicken piccata (Chardonnay) and prime rib (Malbec or Cab – undecided) as the meats.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@milesbella: well you know your guests best, if you’re counting on them only wanting beer then go ahead and get 4 kegs – that’d be 4 glasses of beer for 155 people and then if you’re counting on only like 20 people drinking wine then get 6 bottles each.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@elliestan: Probably also regional, but here in WI an average drinker could easily down more than 3 beers at a wedding… a heavy drinker, well, a lot more lol. My Fiance is considered a complete lightweight and he’s barely buzzed after 3. Then again, Wisconsin’s baseball team is named after a beer… so I think that’s why our numbers differ 😉

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