One of the greatest joys of any wedding day is celebrating your new love and that often involves some type of alcohol.
Here is a general Beverages Guideline for when you start planning your special day. The BC Liquor Licensing Board website provides detailed information about laws and how much liquor you may serve to guests. All weddings or family events held at 100 Braid St Studios must obtain a Special Occasion Liquor License.
1 L Hard Liquor/Spirits = 20-22 drinks
750ml Wine or Champagne = 5 Glasses (5oz glass)
5 Gallon Beer Keg = 53 (12 oz glass)
Most guests will consume two drinks during the first hour of your event and one drink during each following hour. When planning an event serving wine, beer and spirits, the general rule of thumb is:
50% will prefer wine
30% will prefer beer
20% will prefer mixed drinks
These guidelines are general however you know your guests best and therefore the proportions may vary slightly.
If you’re not serving mixed drinks plan:
60% will prefer wine
40% will prefer beer
Whatever wedding venue you choose make sure to have someone bring the liquor licence as it needs to be posted close to where the liquor will be served. Some venues and/or wedding vendors however, will already have a licence and this may affect the decisions you make when wedding planning and choosing the spot for your wedding reception or venue–it’s one less detail for you to worry about.
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