(Closed) How many bottles of wine do I need for a party of 19?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
9368 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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trinibride0417 :  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!

Post # 5
1601 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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
3416 posts
Sugar bee

Since you are dealing with so few people, is just buy 2 cases and take the leftovers home if they are any.

Post # 9
4225 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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
568 posts
Busy bee

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.

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