(Closed) Service Charge vs. Tip? Is it the same thing?

posted 9 years ago in Money
Post # 17
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I asked our venue directly what the service charge is and she confirmed to me that it was indeed the gratuity.

Post # 18
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My contract reads:  All functions are subject to a 20% service charge on all service plus applicable 6% PA Sales Tax. Any function requesting a sales tax exemption must submit the proper certificate/form with their organization or groups current number. In some cases, a labor charge may also apply.

It’s not very clear but being that it say “on all service” I’m going to assume this means tips. Am I wrong?

Post # 19
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Ellabellaxo:  I would like to know the answer to this as well because my catering contract has the same language


Post # 20
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

If they have staff serving you, they are getting paid at whatever their normal rate is.  I cater on the weekends at a very high priced venue…i never get any cash at the end of the night.  If you want to be nice, throw them some extra cash, but it’s not necessary.

Post # 21
2738 posts
Sugar bee

It better be the tip because I’m paying 20% plust 8.75% tax. Sheesh!

Post # 22
5517 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

As far as I am concerned it is the tip! I am paying a venue fee of 1700 that should cover everything they need on top of that there is service charge and tax.

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