Post # 1
I hired a caterer who also does my event planning and and design. We booked an venue that doesn’t have any furniture. The caterer suggested that we can use some tables they have in-house. She later came back and want to quote me $350 dollars to rent their in-house furniture. I assume that in-house furnitures should be free (part of the whole package of doing event design) but would like to double check with your experience. Thanks!
Post # 3
My experience is that it is not free. They will still need to clean all furniture, set it up, etc.
Post # 4
I think that would cover the cost of transporting the furniture, setting it up and a cleaning fee, for afterwards if necessary. I think that if the venue does not provide the furniture, and they have to go to this trouble it isn’t completely unreasonable.
Post # 5
Thanks eupenmalmody! To that said, should I also expect to be charged to use their in-house table ware and equipments (oven… etc)?
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I can’t imagine being charged by the caterer for use of the caterer’s oven; that just seems like part of the cost of the food. But the tableware? Like place settings? That’s just about always an extra rental cost.
Post # 7
Thanks girls! I am also charged for $500 of “set-up and break-down fee”. Therefore I think the $350 of “table rental” is kind of overcharging.