- 7 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
So we are having a welcome/rehearsal dinner at the hotel we have a block in. They have a wine and beverage minimum of $2000. If you don’t reach the minimum, you’re charged 50% of the difference. We thought with wine we will be meeting it if not just shy. Just got the final contract yesterday and saw that food is charged a week before the event and wine the monday after since it’s based on consumption. So I had a feeling that I should check. Sure enough, wine does not count towards the food and beverage minimum. Really. Even though it takes up three of the four pages of the beverage menu. AND when my MOH’s husband called to book their room last week, he was told the block was full. Thankfully, he’s savvy and got the rate honored by talking to the higher ups. I have access to the room list, though, and there should be 7 rooms left for Friday and 9 rooms left for Saturday. WTF? Our reception planning has gone so much easier!