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A 22% service charge is added to all prices. Service charge is taxable in the state of Florida. Florida state sales tax of 7.5% will be added to the total.
Deposits & Payments
A non-refundable deposit of $1500 is due along with the signed contract & will be applied towards your final balance. A second deposit equal to 50% of the estimated remaining balance is due ninety (90) days prior to your event. A third deposit equal to 75% of the estimated remaining balance is due forty-five (45) days prior to your event. Estimated final balance is due in full ten (10) business days prior to your event & is payable in the form of cashier’s check, credit card or cash.
Food and Beverage Guarantee
A firm guarantee of attendance must be given to the catering/sales department ten (10) business days prior to your event. This number is not subject to reduction.
Additional Function Time
If you decide to extend your function past the initial time allotted for your event you will be subject to additional charges.
Vendor Meals are provided at a reduced cost of $28.95 each. These normally consist of Photographer, DJ, Coordinator, etc.
Walk Through & Setup
A walk through of your venue is scheduled within one week of your event. All timelines, seating charts, etc. must be prepared and discussed at our walk through or prior and are subject to the final approval of Great Events Catering. The set up of your event will be discussed and agreed upon at our walk through by all parties. Any last minute changes must be disclosed and agreed upon before set up day of event.
We do not provide wedding cakes. We can recommend several local talented vendors for you to contact. We do charge a cake cutting fee of $1.95 per guest.
Tables, Chairs and Linens
We are able to provide 60” round tables, white padded folding chairs, silverware, china & glassware. If you prefer something custom for your event we can assist in ordering through an outside vendor.
We are happy to provide a tasting for you once you have signed a contract and provided a deposit for your event with Great Events Catering. All tasting appointments are based on availability.
We require that we are at your venue at least 4 hours before the start of your event to setup. It is your responsibility to secure your venue accordingly, incurring any expenses required to secure same.
Our staff will set up Great Events Catering items at your venue (buffet, tables, chairs, stations, grills, etc.)
Our staff is not responsible for affixing chair ties, specialty linens, lights, welcome table items, etc.
Our staff requires at least one hour after your event to break down all of Great Events Catering equipment and to remove same from your venue. It is your responsibility to secure your venue accordingly, incurring any expenses required to secure same.
Children’s Meals can be provided for your event. These meals are offered as follows: Children ages 4 – 12 years of age = $18.95 each