No Corkage Venue

Your own daytime drinks with no corkage charge…

The West Mill is a no corkage charge wedding venue meaning you have the choice to bring your own daytime drinks without a corkage charge. We also have our own West Mill cellar which offers a range of drinks all supplied on a ‘sale or return’ basis. We would be pleased to help you select your drinks to match your wedding breakfast menu on your wedding day.

How it Works…

Simply deliver your drinks ahead of your wedding day. We will then chill your drinks overnight and on your big day our experienced catering staff will serve it to perfection. Any red wine, for example, will be opened in plenty of time allowing it to breathe. You may then collect any leftovers following your wedding.

At your Planning Meeting held around 3 months before your wedding, we will ask you what drinks you are providing so we can ensure that we have all the appropriate glassware on your wedding day. We would expect you to opt for classics such as a bit of ‘Bubbly’, Bottled Beers and Long Drinks such as Pimms for your drinks reception and wine throughout your wedding breakfast. If you have an idea for drinks outside these categories, please discuss it with us.

Your Drinks Reception…

This takes place straight after the ceremony and typically lasts around an hour and a half. Guests mingle and enjoy a drink in the beautiful surroundings while photographs are taken. Champagne is the classic choice for this period, served alongside bottled beers perhaps. Should you opt for another English classic, a glass of Pimms, our catering staff will prepare the chopped fruit and mint to ensure the perfect, long, summer drink. Equally they can warm through a heady jug of mulled wine or Winter Pimms for those frosted winter weddings.

Wine for your wedding breakfast…

Your supplied wine is served throughout the Wedding Breakfast; your guests can help themselves to your choice of white, rose or red wine to best complement their meal. The catering staff will provide large jugs of fresh tap water or put out any bottles of sparkling water you may have supplied.

Supplying your own drinks…

You are welcome to supply your own drinks for both your Drinks Reception and your Wedding Breakfast and in line with our ‘no hidden extras’ policy there is no corkage or service charge applied.

The Bar…

Our friendly and efficient serving staff will ensure a steady flow of wine to your guests’ tables throughout the meal, after which The West Mill Bar opens and any unopened leftover drinks are stored away for collection at a later date.

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