Wondering about which drinks and what quantities you’ll need for your wedding? We’re here to help.
This page covers everything you’ll need to know about buying drinks for your wedding – but don’t forget that you can always chat to your local Majestic wine experts. Use our store locator to find your closest store. Or else, give our Customer Contact Centre a call on 0345 605 6767.
Organise a free tasting
The easiest way to ensure you get your drinks right is to pop in store for a free wedding tasting.
Every Majestic store always has a selection of wines open to taste for free on their tasting counter – but you can also arrange a bespoke wedding tasting tailored to your needs.
If you’d like a bespoke wedding tasting in store, please contact your local store beforehand to ensure we can give you the best attention. It also means the in store wine experts can have some bottles on standby which are appropriate to your tastes and budget.
You can find your local store using our store locator.
Ice for sale plus free glass and chiller bin hire
We offer free hire of wine glasses, flutes and hi-ball tumblers. All we ask is for a £1 deposit per glass, payable in advance, and that the glasses are returned clean and ready for reuse.
We also offer hire of chiller bins and sell ice. Chiller bins are available with a deposit of £15 per bin, and hold roughly 24 bottles of wine. We recommend 3-4 bags of ice per bin.
Glass and chiller bin loan is at your local store managers' discretion, is subject to availability, and only available to customers purchasing wines, spirits and beers in quantities proportional to the number of glasses and bins requested.
Please contact your local store to add glasses, ice and chiller bins to your online orders.
Duty free savings
Join the newly-wed customers who saved hundreds on the big day buying their wedding wines in Calais.
With savings of up to 50% on UK single bottle prices, even with ‘corkage’ fees, the savings you can make by shopping in France are substantial.
Since January 2021 the personal allowance for bringing alcohol into the UK has changed.
What are the new alcohol rules when entering the UK?
Previously there was no limit for personal consumption; this has now been reduced to 24 bottles of wine, or to be more precise, 42L of beer, 18L of still wine, 4L of spirits or 9L of sparkling wine.
Can I still buy wine in France and bring it back to the UK?
Yes, but you will need to stay within the new personal limits, 42L of beer, 18L of still wine, 4L of spirits or 9L of sparkling wine.
What happens if I bring back more?
For more information contact our Calais Customer Contact Team on 01923 298297 or email France@majestic.co.uk