(Closed) Catering quote includes service charge – do I tip in addition?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
7038 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Pfft. I didn’t! Way too much service charge anyway…!

Post # 3
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

At my venue, service charge = gratuity. I was told this was the case for most private clubs. Doesn’t hurt to ask though to be sure 🙂

Post # 4
1192 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

You should ask the caterers exactly what the service charge covers, but in most cases they’ll tell you it is not a gratuity – it’s sort of like a time and labor cost.  You’re not required to tip the servers on top of that but of course you can tip them if you felt the service was excellent.

Post # 5
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Our venue also automatically adds a 21% service charge. I don’t plan on tipping separately.

Post # 6
1496 posts
Bumble bee

Unless you receive excellent service from an individual, it is not customary to tip anymore than the service charge. That is just my understanding.

Post # 7
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

no, u do not need to tip if there is already a service charge

Post # 8
11 posts

Only if you feel the service was worth more.


Just wait until after

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