Post # 1
So I am having a wine and cake reception. It’s at 3 pm. 19 people. Three of whom are children. My dad and one other guest doesn’t drink alcohol. So that means ideally it’s five people won’t be indulging in wine. I will have bubbly, soft drinks and water aside from the wine. With all this said, how many bottles of wine should I have? The reception should last no more than 2 – 2.5 hours.
Post # 2
if wine is the focus plan on at least 1 drink per hour per guest. I’d probably round up to 3 hours just in case people linger/have an extra glass because it’s a special event. Personally I’d two cases (24 bottles) just to be extra safe and because you usually get a discount when you buy by the case. Plus anything you don’t drink at the reception can be saved for another party!
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Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College
I also found this, which focuses on many types of alcohol, but gives you an idea of number of glasses per bottle. http://www.planninghelper.com/spv-245.aspx
Post # 5
Typically one drink per person per hour. So 12 x 3 = 36 drinks. Four drinks per bottle, so 9 bottles.
ETA: but I agree with the others to buy a couple extra just in case.
Post # 6
On the safe side, I’d probably go for 10 or 11 (half red, half white). Buy from a place that will take returns if you don’t consume it all.
Post # 8
Since you are dealing with so few people, is just buy 2 cases and take the leftovers home if they are any.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I’d say a dozen bottles. That’s about how much a gathering of that size/time would go through in my social circle 🙂
Post # 10
I just hosted a birthday party for 40 ppl for 4 hours. About 1/2 were wine drinkers. We didn’t finish 12 bottles in 4 hours. so go with 12 and enjoy the leftovers!
Post # 12
i guess I’m a drinker. I’d go with two cases, get the discount for buying by the case, and keep the rest to have later. No way would the leftover even last a few months.