Our complete wedding service includes the service of all your wedding drinks at The Ashes. We’ll supply all the appropriate glassware, waiting-on staff and bartenders to ensure the smooth flow of drinks throughout your wedding day.
There are 3 ways to supply your daytime drinks at The Ashes:
Supply Your Own – The Ashes is a no-corkage wedding venue; you are welcome to supply your own drinks for both the drinks reception and your wedding breakfast meal without incurring any corkage or service fee.
Order from The Cellar – You can choose from the exceptional selection of discounted drinks available from The Cellar; this hand-picked selection is available to order direct from The Ashes on a sale or return basis.
Order a Drinks Package – Available to order direct from The Ashes, these generous drinks packages feature a superior selection of drinks at discounted prices, supplied in just the right quantity.
It’s important that you let us know what drinks you plan to serve at your wedding, there is limited storage at the venue so we’ll deliver most of the glassware on your wedding day together with any mixing jugs, ice or fruit that we might need to prepare your drinks beautifully.
We’ll get the opportunity to chat through your plans at your Personal Consultation with us but please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any queries you might have prior to that meeting.
We are fully equipped to handle the classics; a bit of bubbly, a lovely long drink such as PIMM’S and bottled beers for your drinks reception and wine throughout your wedding breakfast meal. If you’re toying with the idea of supplying drinks which might require specialised glassware please discuss this with us at the earliest opportunity.
When thinking about what to serve at your drinks reception consider that most of your guests will be ready for a drink; that’s great and your reception drinks should kick start your celebrations but if you serve very strong drinks to thirsty guests you may end up with some exceedingly tipsy guests a little too early in the proceedings!
You’ve put your heart and soul into selecting an amazing wedding breakfast menu, it’d be a shame if half your guests were too giddy to enjoy it.
That’s why the classics work so well; a glass of bubbly, a nice fruity PIMM’S, a bottled beer, they just take the edge off and help guests relax without getting them too inebriated!
Top Tip: Limit the choice of drinks; in our experience, offering a wide variety of different drinks results in a lot of waste and a slower drinks service.
Sharing a wonderful meal with friends while enjoying a glass of wine has to be one of life’s greatest pleasures. We’ll ensure that your red wine is stored at room temperature and opened in a timely fashion to ensure that it is at its best for your guests.
Just before you are due to enter The East Barn for your wedding breakfast, we’ll place a bottle of red and white wine together with a jug of fresh spring water out on the tables.
Throughout the meal we’ll regularly replace any empty bottles, ensuring a steady flow of wine throughout the meal. At the end of the meal, service of your daytime drinks ceases; if you’ve ordered your wine through The Cellar, then those wines will be stocked at The Bar for any guests wishing to enjoy more of it.
It is our privilege to stock and serve The Bar at The Ashes which opens straight after your wedding breakfast meal. Guests will be pleasantly surprised by the very competitive bar prices which are in line with the local pubs.
Featuring draft ales, premium lager and Guinness on tap, the beer drinkers are well catered for whilst a selection of wines by the glass or bottle and a comprehensive choice of spirits, ensures that most tastes are catered for.
Please Note: Jenkinsons Caterers support Drinkaware, a charity which promotes responsible drinking and is committed to helping to reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm. We want your wedding to be an enjoyable day for all and we reserve the right not to stock certain alcoholic drinks behind the bar which are commonly associated with excessive consumption and misuse.
If in Doubt, Give us a Shout!
Maybe you’d like some ideas on what to serve or some advice on quantities; whatever your query please give us a call or drop us an email, we’re here to help. Contact Us
There is loads of practical information about when and how to deliver your drinks to The Ashes on their website too.