Most hotels/wedding venues charge corkage, which is a handling fee for each bottle of wine/ sparkling /champagne that is opened by the wedding venue staff and which has not been bought from the venue.
This fee is charged by the venue to cover the cost of supplying staff for your event along with covering other overheads.
How much can I expect to pay for corkage?
Depending on your venue the price of corkage can vary, but generally it will range from €8 - €18 per bottle of wine and €12 to €30 for each bottle of sparkling /champagne.
This is the time to perfect your bargaining skills!. Venues want your business so haggle as much as possible to reduce these costs. It has being known for some hotels to waive this cost altogether but don’t expect this, as it is not the norm. On average expect to pay close to €10 per bottle.
Why choose the corkage option?
To save money! To get a better quality wine/sparkling for your buck!
In general, most people will select the house wine/sparkling being offered by the venue as their choice of wine/prosecco for the event. This is normally priced between €25 and €30. The price of this wine in your local off licence would retail closer to €8.99. If you decide to go for one of our wines retailing for €10 and pay the €10 corkage you are getting a much better wine for your guests and saving some money in the process. Also we will give you a further discount for bulk buying.
150 Guest @ ½ Bottle per person 75 bottles X €25.00 (House wine) = €1875
150 Guest @ ½ Bottle per person 75 bottles X €19.00 (corkage @ €10 + our wine selection @ €9.00) = €1425.00
Bringing your own wine saves you €450.00!
Sale or return
For peace of mind, we offer you a sale and return service free of charge. We will take back up to 50% of your unopened bottles. This means you can have extra at hand and not worry that you will be left with it after your big day.
We offer free delivery anywhere in the country direct to your door or to your venue free of charge on every order over €150. Orders under €150 will incur a small charge depending on your location.
Fancy a tasting case to get started?
Get a wedding tasting case at www.wineonline.ie.ie and visit our weddings page. You can order a 6 bottle tasting case with the wines from our 4 packages overleaf. This case costs €75.00 and will help you decide what wines are for you. Get your friends round and have a wedding tasting night! If you go on oto place your order with us, we will refund 50% of the wedding tasting case cost!