Ribbon Box Events Blog

April 16, 2012

Word of the Week: Corkage Fee

Filed under: Advice,Word of the Week — by Ribbon Box Events, LLC @ 10:05 am
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Corkage Fee

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Fee noun


1. a charge or payment for professional services: a doctor’s fee

2. a sum paid or charged for a privilege

Corkage Noun


  1. a fee charged, as in a restaurant, for serving wine or liquorbrought in by the patron.


When you choose to provide your own alcohol, some caterers charge a fee per bottle of alcohol to open and serve it during your reception. The price can range anywhere from $5 to $10 per bottle, which can certainly add up, so it’s important to discuss this with your caterer early on in the planning stages and budget accordingly.

Providing your own and still trying to figure how much alcohol? Check out a prior post with the same title here!


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