(Closed) HELP How much did you tip the general manager / banquet manager at your venue???

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll:
    10% of our total wedding venue cost : (0 votes)
    5% of our total : (1 votes)
    9 %
    $500.00 : (0 votes)
    less then $500.00 or OTHER (please elaborate) : (10 votes)
    91 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1575 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Why tip at all? Did you get the venue for free or at a greatly reduced price? I am tipping NO ONE but my hair dresser for our wedding. I pay enough for services and goods and see no reason to tip what-so-ever.

    Post # 4
    Bee
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    Omg I can’t believe this douche bag said that to you. 

    Don’t give him any other money – I highly highly suspect that his tip IS included in the total already and he’s trying to pocket MORE. 

    Don’t give him anything.  What an ass. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    He suggested??? If I were you his tip would be: “Don’t assume you’re getting a tip before you even prove you deserve one”

     

    I personally will not be tipping my banquet manager.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1697 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Interesting. I am curious as to what others say. And I agree it sounds like he is being shady!

    Post # 7
    Member
    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I know the wedding industry is different, but I have worked in the restaurant industry for a long time.  Management does not get tipped, we make a salary and get paid more than the staff.  If a tip is given to me for any reason I put it in the staff pool.  Sure, sometimes I wish I could keep it for myself but my guys do all the hard work for little money so that tip is theirs.  I already get paid to do my job. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Ok, $2,500 is NOT a tip, that’s a payment. I think it’s reasonable if you do tip him, particularly if he does a nice job (even though he made that comment – how ridiculous!). But I’m thinking more along the lines of $100-$250, tops. 

    Post # 9
    Bee
    1433 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

    Usually the gratiutiy that is included (which he’s saying doesn’t cover him… lol what a DINK) is around 10-15%.  So basically if this guy gets his way he’ll be sueezing another 5 grand out of you. 

    Don’t do it – and you didn’t sign anything saying you’d give him that extra tip so just call it done with.

    How did he even bring this up?  I can’t imagine someone being so damn rude.  

    Post # 11
    Member
    3081 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Could  you contact any previous brides and ask what they did? NOT cool or professional to ask…then repeat. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    has he a boss you can approach (maybe a day before the wedding) – $2.5K for a tip sounds like a well oiled scam to me. if im paying someone $2.5K i would be asking for a receipt!

    Post # 13
    Member
    2651 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    What? Oh no no no. This guy is  trying to squeeze you for money. If our banquet manager gets tipped, it’s perhaps 100$ if we busted ass. GMs and FBM ( food and beverage ) and even most banquet managers are all Sallery( sp?). 

    No no no. Op. something is fishy, and it’s not the fish entree.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Do not give him a tip. He is doing his job, and he might be doing it well, but consider the 15% gratuity built onto your price to be more than fair enough. Our wedding will be at a venue that will include accomodation, all food, all drinks, all rentals into one bill. They are supplying almost everything. We are working with their wedding coordinator who we also get the use of on the day, and she specifically told me when I asked about a tip for her that it’s covered in the 15% gratuity we will be paying when we settle up the day after the wedding (which when you consider we’re paying $60/head for dinner, then 12% sales tax because we’re in BC Canada, it’s pretty substantial). It should be a similar situation with this man you’re dealing with. The only person we’re tipping (other than that 15% gratuity at the venue) is our florist – who worked with us on our almost invisible floral budget (I consider flowers a necessary evil….so limited them to bouquets) and is giving us a great rate. I’m doing my own hair and makeup, but if we had a professional I’d tip them as well.

    Post # 15
    Member
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t tip people who are rude enough to request a tip.  Certainly not to the tune of $2500!  He would get nothing from me.

    I’ll probably tip our site manager around $100-150, but that’s because she has already gone above and beyond on multiple occasions.

    Post # 16
    Member
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Mine said the EXACT same thing .. pff you already padded the bill buddy …. We tipped bubkas

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