How many drinks should i buy for 60 guest?

Hi all,

I am getting married next year at Northbrook park in surrey, it's a lovely place but they only deal with particular caterers otherwise there is a fee.

So I have picked the caterers i want to use and they have quoted me £719.40:eek: for drinks for 60 guest, which including unlimited welcome drinks.

This including the food is way over budget for me and i was wondering how much drink i would need for 60 people and if it would be cheaper to go with the caterers quote.

Btw my venue does not charge corkage which is a plus


  • Carl31Carl31 Forumite
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    That's only 12 per guest. For unlimited drinks isn't that a bargain? Does that also include toasting drinks?

    our drinks were in our wedding package, except the bubbly which was 25 per table for 8 tables
  • sl_jonessl_jones Forumite
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    Here what my drinks package consist of, but i do need to double check on certain things
    Unlimited Welcome Drinks on Arrival
    Premium Beers, Bucks Fizz, Fruit Juice
    Unlimited Drinks with Meal
    Red & White Wine, Premium Beers, Soft Drinks, Fruit Juice, Ice Water Champagne Toast
  • somethingcorporatesomethingcorporate Forumite
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    Assume each guest has 5 drinks during the day, that is 300 drinks for £720 so £2.40 a drink.

    Seems pretty reasonable to me, wouldnt be cheaper having an open bar (like we did).
    Thinking critically since 1996....
  • sl_jonessl_jones Forumite
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    oh btw, that 719 is not including VAT so it's actually around £860 including
  • bebewoobebewoo Forumite
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    This seems quite a reasonable price for Surrey.
  • King_SlayerKing_Slayer Forumite
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    Seems reasonable tbh, for the main meal we had equivalent of one and a half bottle per person, welcome drinks, toast and unlimited tea and coffee machine. Does the price include all those? If so this sounds like a fair price.

    However to reduce the cost, you can serve drinks with meal and toast only? :)
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