Post # 62
We are paying $60 per head (plus taxes and gratuity), which includes the venue for the ceremony and the reception, our “cocktail hour” (which includes spiced hot chocolate and hot apple cider and maple taffy) and the all you can eat meal. Wine is about $500 on top of that
Based on what you’ve described, it sounds like the price is about right fr what you’re getting.
Post # 63
Thanks everyone for all of your responses! I totally feel like it’s so worth it now! Especially since we were able to negotiate an extra hour of open bar for an extra $5 per head. So I’m paying $110 per head before tax and gratuity, but it now includes 5 hour open bar…All of our guests are coming in from out of town, so we just figured we’d rock it out:)
Plus, the more I go to the venue to meet with the coordinator, and look at pics of it, the more blown away I am that we’re getting married at such a beautiful place!
The rooftop gazebo on the ocean:
The view from the top!
The veranda for our reception:
WE’re not having our cocktail hour on the porch anymore, we’re doing it on the rooftop on the opposite side of the hotel from the ceremony, but I still love the porch and want some photos in these rocking chairs!
Post # 64
$52 a person.
$48+$4(for an extra hour) includes: 4 hours, buffet style dinner, all brands liquor, tax and gratuity.
Post # 65
Our reception is in Livermore, CA and it will be about $80 per person, plus 20% gratuity and 10% sales tax (can you believe we’re paying sales tax ON THE GRATUITY??)
Oh yes, plus a venue fee of $2400.
I’m not sure why I was so delusional, but I thought a nice reception could be had for about $50 per person? My logic was that if we took everyone out for a nice dinner at a somewhat fancy restaurant, it would be about $50. Boy was I wrong.
For sure we could have found other places that would cost way less, but good reception food and location was absolutely #1 on our list, so there it goes.
Post # 66
@Vickey2OOO: That is quite a deal you got!
We’re getting married on a yacht in NYC and the cost will be $133 per person. For prices in these parts, we think we’re getting a pretty good deal.
Tax, crew fee, docking fees
5-6 passed hors d’oeuvres at cocktail hour
Open bar with top shelf liquor
Seated or buffet dinner – salad, choice of 2 entrees, wine, tea, coffee
4 hour cruise around Manhattan!
Post # 67
Yikes!! I don’t know what we would do if we lived in a bigger city!
Dinner will be about $28 – $35 a plate.
We’ll probably spend $5 – $8 per person for cocktail hour food.
Corkage/booze service is $10.95
So we’re looking at around $54.00 at the top end.
We have to purchase the alcohol as well, but we get the liquor license and we’ll return all the unused bottles.
Post # 68
For our vow renewal we are paying $155 per head and that includes taxes and gratuities. Our ceremony and reception will be held on a yacht. The per head price includes:
5 Hours Yacht Time (4 hrs Cruising Time and 1 hr for Changing and Set-up)
Choices of Fashionable Chair Cover, Sash, Tablecloth & Napkin Ensembles
Complimentary Champagne Upon Boarding
White Glove-Passed Hors d’oeuvres
On Board Personal Cruise Director
Wedding Decorator Package
Elegant China, Glassware and Silverware
Hosted Standard Bar
Wedding Ceremony Performed by Licensed, Uniformed Captain
White Glove-Passed Appetizers
4 differant kinds of appetizers
Starch and veggies
Post # 69
@Vickey2OOO: If you don’t mind me asking.. were are you getting married in Westchester?? You got a great deal.
We are paying $155 a plate which includes tax and gratuity
All tables, chairs and linens included.
Cocktail hour incudes 2 pasta stations, a pig, 2 carving stations, a fresh mozzorella station, passed hor d’oeuvres, 10 chaffing dishes, and 2 grilling stations, and a louge martini bar
Dinner is a choice of 9 entrees
Also included with dinner is salad, pasta, vegtable and potate.
Our cake is also included
and we are having vienese hour
all alcohol is included
Post # 70
We did buffet style dinner in DC area, with open bar for about $55 per person. I thought it was an amazing deal. Linens, tables, etc., all included. I bought cake separately.