Having a party?
Your local Majestic store can deliver all the wine, fizz, beer, spirits, ice and glasses you need for a fantastic party FREE
At Majestic, we’ve been helping our customers plan successful parties for years.
We offer the ultimate party service:
- Free Delivery
- Free Glass Hire
- Ice and Chiller Bin Hire
- Sale and Return on all wine and un-split cases of beer or cider
Whether its a casual drinks bash or a full scale wedding we will make sure your party is one to remember.
Not sure which wine to choose or how much wine to order? Need help with glasses and chiller bins? We can help! These are questions we help answer every day and our expert staff are here to help.
We really enjoying offering our expertise to help take this weight off of your mind, allowing you to get on with having a great time. With our extensive range of drinks including soft drinks and spirits we can save you time with one point of contact, one delivery and one invoice.
We even offer in store tastings so that you can be sure the drinks you choose will be perfect for your occasion.
Simply complete the form below and one of our friendly staff from your local store will be in touch to discuss your particular requirements.
To work out how much you should buy, just tell us how many people to cater for, and on average how much wine, fizz or beer you expect each person will drink. We add a 10% contingency and round up to the nearest box - with our sale-or-return service it's always better to buy too much than too little since you can bring any leftovers back!
Always remember to drink responsibly.
Majestic offer FREE home delivery, 7 days a week, arranged at a convenient time. Deliveries are fulfilled by your local store (or by the store nearest your venue) so you're always dealing with the same store team you placed your order with.
If you're ordering for a large party it may be worth organising delivery a few days in advance to allow for late additions/changes to the guest list – but be aware that if you're ordering ice you'll need somewhere to store it until the big day.
Free delivery applies to orders of 6 bottles of wine or more anywhere in mainland UK. Delivery to the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland attract a delivery charge. Unfortunately we cannot offer delivery to the Channel Islands or destinations outside the UK.
It's always difficult to know exactly how much to provide for a party or event and you certainly don't want to run out. Our staff will be happy to offer advice on quantities but to put your mind at ease we also provide a sale-or-return policy.
All we ask is that you arrange sale-or-return in advance when you are placing your order and that everything comes back in a saleable condition – we cannot refund bottles with labels peeled off by chilling, or beer in opened or incomplete cases.
We do not collect leftovers or hire glasses so you will be responsible for returning them to your local store.
Sale-or-return is at your local store managers' discretion, and enquiries about sale-or-return on very large orders should be made to your local store.
You'll always get through more glasses than you expect! The Majestic Free Glass Loan service includes wine glasses, flutes and hi-ball tumblers.
All we ask for is a £1-a-glass deposit, payable in advance, and that the glasses are returned to us clean and ready for re-use. The deposit is fully refundable – all you pay for is breakages. And since you have paid a deposit, there's no time limit in which you have to return them.
Arranging glass loan with online orders
You can request glasses when you order online - just follow the instructions on the trolley page. Choose the 'I would like free glass loan' option and entering how many multiples of 12 wine glasses, flutes or hi-ball tumblers you'd like. The £1 per glass deposit is added to your online order.
When you're done with the glasses, you'll need to take them to the Majestic store that delivered them (or that you collected from) - unfortunately we are not able to offer a collection service for glasses. If paying the deposit by debit or credit card you will need to bring the card with you when returning the glasses. All we ask is that the glasses are returned to us clean and ready to re-use - the good news is they are dishwasher-safe so there's no need to wash them all by hand! A deduction of £1 per glass will be made to cover any breakages or losses.
Glass loan is at your local store managers' discretion, is subject to availability, and only available to customers purchasing wines, spirits and beers in quantities proportionate to the number of glasses requested. Glass loan is only available in areas where we deliver direct from store, and not by courier.
It's important to plan how you're going to keep your drinks chilled. Majestic chiller bins hold 18-24 bottles of wine or Champagne or 2-3 cases (48-72 bottles) of lager when filled with ice and water. Filled with 3-4 bags of ice, drinks will be well chilled in 30-45 minutes and will be kept cold for several hours especially if kept in the shade. These are available on a £15-a-bin deposit basis, refunded in full on return. You can add these to your online order on the trolley page.
Alternatively, for a more formal affair try our table-top ice buckets which are available to purchase or hire for £10 – these hold 4-5 bottles of Champagne, wine or water with 1 bag of ice.
Don't forget that we also sell bags of ice that we can deliver with the rest of your drinks.
Arranging ice and chiller bins with online orders
You can request chiller bins and order ice when you order online, by choosing the 'I would like chiller bins and/or ice' option and entering how many bins and how much ice you'd like. The £15 per bin deposit is added to your online order. Ice prices vary across the country, but the website calculates the most you'll ever need to pay - if the ice is cheaper locally, your local Majestic store will adjust accordingly before you are charged.
When you're done with the bins, you'll need to take them to the Majestic store that delivered them (or that you collected from) - unfortunately we are not able to offer a collection service for chiller bins. If paying the deposit by debit or credit card you will need to bring the card with you when returning the bins. All we ask is that the bins are returned to us clean and unbroken.
Chiller bin loan is at your local store managers' discretion, is subject to availability, and only available to customers purchasing wines, spirits and beers. Chiller bin loan is only available in areas where we deliver direct from store, and not by courier.
You need to decide how many guests you are inviting and the budget you'll be working to – then you can decide on your venue.
If you're holding your 'do' at home, will you need additional seating or tables? Will you need to hire a marquee? Alternatively, if you're hiring a venue it's worth finding out if you can take your own wines and pay a corkage fee.
Always remember to get the date in early, especially in the busier 'party seasons' during the summer and at Christmas. It's a good idea to send a 'save the date' email, text or card as soon as you've finalised the date – you can then follow this up with a more formal invitation if necessary. It's worth checking the date for any major clashes, as you may upset a few people if your party is the same day/night as a must-see sporting event!
If it's a special occasion, or you want to get your celebrations started with a swing, you can't beat a glass of fizz. At Majestic we're real sparkling specialists and always include a wide range of fantastic fizzes on amazing offers.
A standard sized bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine (75cl) will provide 6 flutes. For a wedding reception or toast you'll need 2-3 glasses per person. So for 100 guests you'll need at least 100 x 2 glasses = 200 flutes, or 34 bottles.
Consider using a big-name Champagne for toasts and a more cost-effective, great tasting sparkling wine for further drinking.
It's always difficult to know how much alcohol you'll need for an event, so it's worth remembering that Majestic offer a sale-or-return option – meaning you needn't be stuck with any excess.
Whether you're doing drinks with the neighbours or running a large-scale fundraising event, getting the right quantity of the right wine is crucial. As a general rule, allow half a bottle per person then add a margin for safety.
A standard sized bottle of wine (75cl) will provide 6 small wine glasses (125ml). So one case of wine (12 bottles) will provide 72 glasses. So for 100 guests you'll need 100 x 3 glasses = 300 glasses, or 50 bottles.
It's often worth considering the corkage option when hiring a venue for a wedding or similar function – with Majestic's great range and prices you can often improve on the venue's house wines and save money. For example, if a house wine costs £17 a bottle but corkage would be £10 a bottle, you can spend up to £7 a bottle at Majestic – and almost certainly improve the quality of the wine you offer.
Make sure you are ordering the right wine by organising a tasting before you order. At Majestic we have an extensive range of wines open to taste on our tasting counters, and can often open specific bottles on request.
Beers & Ciders
Quantities depend largely on knowing your guests' likely preference for lager, ale or cider but as a rule it's best to over-order. Majestic will refund any unopened cases of beer or cider that you have left over.
A case of lager generally comprises either 12 or 24 x 33cl bottles (just over half a pint per bottle) although popular brands may come in 27.5cl.
Bottled ales, bitters and ciders usually come in packs of 12 x 50cl bottles (just under a pint a bottle) and at Majestic we take pride in our large and carefully chosen range of Great British beers.
Serving spirits can be labour-intensive, but at Majestic we try and make things easy.
We recommend you use a true shot measure, as 'home measures' can lead to you serving drinks much stronger than you intended!
We can also provide hi-ball (tall) glasses for serving spirits and mixers.
Summer or winter, some things are de rigueur – like Pimm's in summer or mulled wine at Christmas.
A standard blend consists of a 1:3 Pimm's to lemonade ratio. A standard 70cl bottle of Pimm's provides around 15 servings and requires roughly 2 litres of lemonade in the mix.
Once you've added ice and fruit (mint, cucumber, strawberry and apple) the measure will fill a hi-ball glass (33cl) perfectly. So for 100 guests to have 2 glasses each, you'll need 13-14 bottles of Pimm's and 13-14 2 litre bottles of lemonade.
Mulled wine can be made well ahead of time and kept warm on a stove top – just remember not to let it boil or you'll burn off the alcohol!
Any red wine will do and you don't have to spend much money – after all, you're going to change the taste considerably. Try a wine from Portugal or the South of France which is full in flavour with lots of rustic charm.
Making mulled wine couldn't be easier with Majestic's Gourmet Mulling Syrup. There's no need for additional fruit or spices – just mix 1 part syrup to 8 parts red wine and heat gently. So for 100 guests to have 2 glasses each, you'll need 30 bottles of wine and 4-5 bottles of Gourmet Mulling Syrup.
Soft drinks are often an afterthought but they can be extremely important.
You'll need soft drinks for mixers, as well as for drivers, non-drinkers and younger guests. Schweppes, Coca-Cola, sparkling water, lemonade, orange juice and tonic water are must-haves, but you could also consider a grown-up alternative like cranberry juice or sparkling elderflower.
A 2 litre bottle of soft drink will provide approximately 7-9 servings, and a 50cl bottle of tonic will adequately make 3 spirit-based mixer drinks. Remember to enjoy your party safely.
For all-day functions like weddings, you should allow at least half a litre of water per person. It's a good idea to alternate soft drinks or water with each alcoholic drink. Over the course of an evening you and your guests can consume more than you realise.
It's important that your guests enjoy themselves and that they get home safely - keep some information about local taxi services to hand and always encourage your guests not to drink and drive.