Policies and Fees
A nominal deposit of cash, check or money order is required to reserve a date for your event. This deposit will be deducted from your invoice when you pay your final balance. The initial deposit is non-refundable after 14 days of receipt. A further 20% deposit is required with your signed contract, which includes your tentative menu selections.
The anticipated number of guests expected at your function will be discussed and considered during the initial pricing quote and contract. We will require a guaranteed count 7 to 10 days prior to the function. At this time, it is usually no problem to add; however, we add an additional fee for counts under 10% of the contractual count and pricing. Menu choices are confirmed with side selections complete. Minor changes may be made and finalized at least two weeks prior to the event.
Final payments are usually made prior to the event so as to avoid confusion at your event. However, you may make your last payment on the day of your event by credit card. Our staff is not allowed to accept payment. You may call earlier to get your final balance. All wedding customers will have an appointment prior to the wedding date to finalize last minute details. At this time wedding payments balances are paid in full.
Staffing, Taxes, Service & Gratuity
All prices on menus are subject to 6.35% Connecticut Sales Tax. Two Staff members are required for buffet and cocktail parties from 25-50, with an additional staff member per 25 guests. The staff charges are from $25.00 to $45.00 per hour for a lead staff or chef. Served dinners require more staff and are calculated at the time of contract. Our staff time is calculated an hour before we arrive to set up the event until an hour after we leave the event. Events out of Middlesex Country will also include travel time, back and forth. We charge a 20 to 25% service fee which includes gratuity.
Bar service is available for any type of function from $20.00 to $40.00 per hour per bar backs and bar tenders. We require 1 bar tender and a bar back per 50 attendees. Full Liquor service is available starting at $39.95 per person. Wine and Beer Service starts at $19.95 per person. All open liquor service is calculated from 3-4 hours. Bar tenders and bar backs, taxes and gratuities are added to the liquor cost per person. We can custom design your liquor service to accommodate your crowd, be it a cash bar, or full service open bar or a combination. We are insured and have a CT Catering Liquor license. Our staff can not serve liquor that you provide.
Please visit our Contact Page for catering your Large or Small events. We specialize in historical and themed events! Or pick up at our Essex location for large parties!