(Closed) Opinions on how to tip venue (Long, sorry)

posted 8 years ago in Food
  • poll: What would you tip in this situation?
    Tip the amount you planned to-- on the food/beverage total quoted on your initial contract : (4 votes)
    50 %
    Tip on the TOTAL of everything you're paying the venue, but use the total (discounted) amount : (1 votes)
    13 %
    Tip on the just the food/beverage-- but use the non-discounted amount for these : (3 votes)
    38 %
    Tip on the total pre-discounted amount of everything : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
    3166 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    mornin’, Corgi! I’d go ahead and do what you were planning on tipping, if you’re ever in a situation with the venue where you’re discussing the contract prices and terms and things again, i’d just casually mention that you’d already worked with the owner and he had calculated/number-crunched what the gratuity should work out to be. not a conversation about it or anything, just like “hey. this is what i’m doing.” because i agree, there’s no reason you should pay gratuity for extras like linen rental!

    Post # 5
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    You should tip what you can afford, especially if it is not built in. That said, traditionally if you get a discount at a restaurant you tip on the full amount and not the discounted amount—but I would also be hesitant to pay that when I had no idea what the “full” amount was in the first place. I am only paying a service charge on the amount of food and drink, but on the other hand I also recently learned that I have to pay the 10% restaurant sales tax on everything, including the service charge (so I am essentially paying tax on the tip!).

    Post # 6
    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I would only tip based on food and drinks, discounted.  You should not have to pay a tip on a glassware charge.  Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for picking the smaller tip. 

    Post # 8
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think I would be inclined to tip based on the non-discounted rate for the food and drink only. This is what I typically do when I go out to eat using a coupon. I don’t think your tip should be based on things like linens and glassware, etc b/c really…how were they planning on serving your food and drink without plates, glasses, and silverware?

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