Wedding FAQs

Do you offer a wedding tasting?


We do offer a wedding tasting prior to booking that features a sampling of our appetizers, hors d’Oeuvres, salads, entrées and side dishes based on your proposed style of food. The tasting takes about an hour and a half then afterward you would meet with our event coordinator to answer any questions you may have as well as learn more about our services. There is a cost of $100 for two people. Additional guests are $25 per person. If you were to book your wedding with us we would credit $100 from your final invoice.




Do you require a deposit?


Yes, a $1,000.00 deposit is due at the time of booking and will be deducted from the final invoice. There is a second deposit due four weeks prior to your wedding. All deposits and pre-payments are non-refundable.




When is my final guest count due?


Your final guest count is due no less than 10 days prior to the event date. We understand that you may have some last minute additions and will do everything we can to accommodate them. We do require an 85% guarantee of the guest count listed in your proposal.




When is my final payment due?


Final payment is due no later than 7 days prior to event.




What forms of payment do you accept?


Due to the high cost of processing credit cards, for catered events we only accept cash or check.




Is there a discount for children?


Yes, children age 3 and under are free of charge. Children 4-10 years will be charged half price. Children don’t count toward final guest guarantee.




Is there a service charge?


There will be an 18% service charge added to all full-service events, unless otherwise specified. The service charge covers general operating costs, aside from the cost of food. The service charge is not a gratuity. At your discretion, any extra gratuity will go directly to the staff.




Can you accommodate allergies and special dietary restrictions?


We will certainly accommodate any allergies and other dietary requests.




Do you charge a cake cutting fee?


No we don’t. We will happily cut and serve your celebration cake.




Do you provide bar services?


Yes, we maintain a Caterer liquor license. We can provide full bar services including beer, wine and liquor. We provide a temporary event permit as required by the NY State Liquor Authority for all events. We also provide liquor liability insurance, Bartenders, non-alcoholic beverages, mixers and basic bar supplies.




Do you charge for service vendors?


We allow up to five vendors free of charge. This includes your DJ/Band, photographers, wedding coordinator, etc. If you have more than five there will be a small charge to cover the cost of the additional food.




Do you provide staff?


We will provide staffing beginning with set up of the event through final clean up. Staff is billed at an hourly rate which would be provided in your proposal.




Do you provide rentals?


We will coordinate all of the rentals needed for the event as well as coordinate delivery.




What if I need to cancel my event?


All deposits, prepayments and final payment paid prior to the event date and non-refundable, but transferable to another event if canceled thirty days prior to the event.




What happens if there is bad weather predicted for my event?


In case of bad weather predicted, you will have the period between 4-6 days before the event to cancel the event. In such an event, all money paid and deposits remain non-refundable, but are transferable to another event or date, and, you will be responsible for the food portion as well as th




Are you insured?


Enter your answer here. Be thoughtful, write clearly and concisely, and Yes, we carry $1,000,000 in commercial General liability insurance and liquor liability insurance.




I see your sample menus. Is that all we can choose from?


Our sample menus are designed to give you an idea of our style of food. We can certainty accommodate other requests. Additional charges may apply.





Weddings

We are a full-service caterer, in business since 2008, and can assist with coordinating everything for your event and make sure that you can relax and enjoy the day! Our primary focus is to make the planning process as easy as I can and give you the peace of mind so that on the day of the event you have nothing to worry about… stress free!

845.214.0300

399 Manchester Rd, Poughkeepsie NY 12603

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