Post # 1
How does a venue determine, if the guest count is acturate. For instance, if my contract was for 70 adults + 9 children+ 10 vendors. But I have a final count of 94, how will they know. Most venues prepare so much food that is feeds way more than an actual guest count.
Post # 3
If you’re having a buffet, I’m not sure, since the venue obviously could not attribute the number of plates to the number of guests. Perhaps they count by the number of seats? We had a plated dinner, with assigned tables, and only those who were accounted for received a plated dinner (which was, of course, all of our guests.)
Post # 4
@Brielle: Yea they could. thanks for your thoghts
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
I do a head count once everyone is seated for dinner. It’s pretty easy once everyone had their plates there’s usually a 15-20 min period when no one is getting up. Also, if you’ve only got 89 place settings, it’d be obvious when you’ve got 5 guests looking for a plate to eat off of.
Post # 6
@juliette.eliza: here is the thing when you have a buffet plates for them to eat from are on the side. So there would be enough plates.
Post # 7
Are you having any sort of seating chart? The venue is putting out chairs, so they’ll know if there are more people than what you stated. I’d just pay for the 5 extra people and keep your good karma. It’s dishonest to do otherwise.
Post # 8
My venue is charging me per person by the number of seats. However, kids under 5 don’t pay but still need a seat. I asked her they checked that and they just go by the number I tell them. If I say 20 kids under 5 are coming they deduct that from the number of seats. I am hosting 150 guests…if 20 are kids under 5, I only pay for 130 even though I need 150 seats.
Post # 9
The vendors I’ve contacted so far, they tell me quotes for 0-50, 51-100, etc and so on. So having 89 versus 94 wouldn’t seem to matter. I haven’t come across a vendor yet who talked in more specific terms; however, I will say, I haven’t booked yet, just toured. So I don’t know if they get more specific on 89 versus 94 once it’s booked. I assume they would in a plated dinner situation.