How Much Should I Pay For Corkage?

We’re getting married in a hotel and are having the reception there also. We recently took advantage of a wine special offer and bought 40 bottles of wine for the welcome drink and toasts. The wine for the meal will be bought directly from the hotel. The hotel have advised us that we are allowed to bring our own wine but will have to pay a corkage charge, as we would expect. The problem is that this corkage charge is stated as £6 per bottle. This seems a bit steep especially since the wine only cost about £4 per bottle in the first place ! I was hoping you could advise me whether this charge is about average or if we should try and ‘negotiate’


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