Wedding Planning with Whelehan Wines
by Jean Smullen
Published 22/06/2022

Planning on an at-home celebration? Or have you selected a venue that requires you to arrange your own wines? Or perhaps your venue’s wine list leaves you cold? No problem. The team at Whelehan wines have worked on a wide range of weddings from those with the tightest of budgets to more open-ended events.  They know how to make this part of a wedding preparation exciting and stress-free.

David Whelehan and his team at Whelehan Wines can offer some great advice including:

·         Agree corkage charge with venue. Corkage is not a charge for simply pulling the cork out of the bottle and pouring the wine. Rather it is a supplement that is priced to reflect the style of the venue. The rate can vary from €5 to €25 per bottle and up to €30 per bottle of sparkling wine.

·         Set a budget range: €12-15 per bottle, €15–30 and so on.. they recommend lower alcohol wines  given the lengthy duration of the festivities. But, most importantly, arrange a tasting with them so they can help you find the wine that you feel is right for you.

·         How much wine should you buy? The typical consumption rule of thumb is maximum half a bottle a head split 50% between red and 50% white.

For more advice and information contact:

 Whelehans Wines Old Bray Road, Loughlinstown, The Silver Tassie, Dublin, D18VK37  Tel: (01) 901 1144