(Closed) What is your venue gratuity charge?

posted 7 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I leave 15-20% if the service was less than great… I’m not sure what the usual venue gratuity is, but 22% seems more than reasonable to me.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

18%

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ours is 20 percent, but I’ve had conflicting answers on what it is for.  One person said it’s gratuity and another said it isn’t…which makes me think that the servers aren’t going to see any of it.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

12% service charge, 8% administration fee, 6.25% state tax, 0.75% local tax.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ours is basically charging an extra 27% on top of everything – but that also includes all local and state taxes.  It sounds outrageous, but it was pretty much the standard rate offered at all places.

I believe on top of that, you are expected to give a cash tip to several people at the end of the night too which makes no sense to me.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh 20 percent plus 8.25 percent for taxes.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

18%

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our venue didn’t charge gratuity, but our caterer charged 18%.  Taxes should not be included in the calculation for gratuity.  And gratuity shouldn’t be taxed.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

18% service charge, plus 8.45% sales tax.  Was lower than some of the other venues I looked at.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

7.75% local sales tax and 20% service charge (inclusive of all service fees and gratuity).

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

21% plus taxes.

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