Post # 1
My venue contract states:
All food and beverage and ceremony fees are subject to a 22% service charge, which is distributed to the employees providing the services, and 6.5% tax.. yadddaaadaaa.
I know that service charge and gratuity can be two different things, but under this wording, it seems like it is a tip. In this case, is the service charge the tip?
Post # 3
I would email your venue just to doublecheck. Ours had a similar wording (but less info than yours), and I asked whether the service charge included tip – they said yes in our case, and it went to the servers.
Post # 4
it sounds like it. we had a 21% mandatory service charge and i certainly didn’t tip on top of that.
Post # 5
yeah, ours has something like that, and I am definitely NOT giving them any additional!