(Closed) tipping?

posted 6 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
100 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve never heard of an “administrative fee” before. You should ask whose services are covered under the fee. Our venue had an all-inclusive gratuity of 18% for all those people and there was a “recommended” gratuity of $2 per guest for the maitre’d. I paid everyone else $100 each (photo, video, baker, florist, limo driver, officiant, DJ, etc).

Post # 4
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I also did about $100 each. Maitre’d we did about $250.

Post # 5
2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My venue in NYC charges an ‘administration & service fee’ that does not cover gratuities for the staff. I asked the venue coordinator what people tip (if any) on top of that. He said tips are absolutely not expected. But if you want, up to 3% of the total catering bill can be given to the head Maitre’D, who will be distribute it out to the staff.

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