Planning a wedding or event and need help with what and how much to buy?
We here at GCP would be happy to help with figuring out how many bottles you need for the amount of people attending.
How many guests?
How long will the open bar run?
Your overall alcohol mix/ratio based on what you are assumnig your guests will be drinking.
Basic formula for 100 guests for 7 hours open bar:
**Always keep in mind you know your guests better then any formula, this is just to give you a starting point.
Take half your guests (50) multiply by the number of hours of your event (7) = the number of drinks you will need
50 x 7 = 350 drinks for 100 guests in 7 hours
Each 750mL bottle of wine has 5 servings so –
350/5 = 70 bottles of wine for 100 people for 7 hours
Take a quarter of your guests (25) multiply by the number of hours of your event (7) = the number of drinks you will need
25 x 7 = 175 drinks for 100 guests in 7 hours
Each 750mL bottle of liquor has 12 servings so –
175/12 = 14.58, so 15 bottles of liquor for 100 people for 7 hours
Take all of your guests divided by the number of servings in a bottle
(2 oz pour for small glasses = 12 servings per bottle)
(4 oz pour for flutes = 6 servings per bottle)
100 guests/12 = 9 bottles of champagne for a toast
100guests/6 = 17 bottles of champagne for a toast
So to recap, for 100 guests you would need:
70 bottles of wine (750mL)
15 bottles of liquor (750 mL)
9 or 17 bottles of champagne for toast (optional)
Here are some good examples based on the numbers above to help you plan
(THESE ARE ALL ROUGH ESTIMATES):
Open Bar for 100 GUESTS:
- 70 bottles of wine
- 175 bottles of beer
- 15 bottles of liquor (750 ml)
- 9 or 17 bottles of champagne for toast (optional)
- 105 bottles of wine
- 266 bottles of beer
- 22 bottles of liquor (750 ml)
- 13 or 20 bottles of champagne for toast (optional)
- 140 bottles of wine
- 350 bottles of beer
- 30 bottles of liquor (750 ml)
- 18 or 24 bottles of champagne for toast (optional)