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Frequently Asked Questions

Read on for answers to some of our planners most common questions. Don’t see the what you’re looking for? Contact our Director of Catering, Ellie Tumlinson, at etumlinson@thealidahotel.com.

 

 

What does my wedding package include?

Cocktail Hour: Three (3) Butler Passed Hors D’oeuvres, Dinner Service (Plated or Buffet), Beverage Service (Four Hours of Hosted Bar), House Linens, Champagne Toast, Cake Cutting Service, and One Night in a Complimentary Guest Room.

 

What is a food and beverage minimum?

The food and beverage minimum is the specific amount of revenue that you are required to guarantee in order to have your event with us. This minimum varies based on the day of the week and the time of the year, as well as the specific space in the hotel that you are reserving. The minimum is only a minimum, and does not mean that this is the total amount you will spend for your event. The total amount will be determined by your specific menu and bar selections as well as your number of guests.

 

What is the service charge and tax?

There is an applicable service charge (24%) on all food and beverage for events as well as room rental charges. The service charge is distributed among hotel staff and management and is applied to the labor and service of your event. All food charges shall be subject to applicable taxes at the current rate of 7%; all beverage charges shall also be subject to applicable taxes at the current rate of 7%, with a 3% mandated surcharge on liquor.

 

When is my event confirmed?

Your event is confirmed with a signed agreement and a deposit comprised of 25% of your food and beverage minimum and rental, including service charge and tax.

 

What are the plated entree choices?

You may select up to two (2) plated entrees. Multiple entrees will share the same starch and vegetable. Should you select a menu with two (2) entrees, an exact count must be provided to your catering representative at least ten (10) business days in advance of the event. Should the hotel not receive the exact counts prior to the event dates, we will prepare 50% of each entrée. The client must provide entrée cards or seating chart for our staff to identify your guests’ choice of entrée. In addition to the choice of two (2) entrees, a vegetarian option is always available, regardless of group size.

 

Is the rooftop bar open to guests during my reception?

Unless the rooftop bar, The Lost Square, is bought out, it will be open to the public. Your event guests are also welcome to utilize this space.

 

Is there parking?

There is valet parking available at the hotel for $16 event parking per car and is based upon availability. Overnight valet parking is $45 per car.

 

When can I have a ceremony rehearsal?

Ceremony rehearsal times are based upon availability and are typically confirmed 14 days prior to your wedding. We recommend that your wedding planner and officiate be present.

 

What if it rains and my event is scheduled in an outdoor space?

Anytime we schedule an event outside, we automatically reserve an indoor space for your event, as a rain back up, at no additional charge (based on availability). The decision to move your event indoors will need to be made at least four (4) hours prior to start time.

 

Are we allowed to bring in our own alcohol for our event?

You are allowed to bring in outside wine or champagne for your event, however there is an applicable $35.00 corkage fee applied to all open bottles. For legal reasons, the hotel must serve all alcohol.

 

When do menu tastings occur?

A complimentary wedding tasting for four (4) guests may be arranged once your event is confirmed. It will be scheduled at least 30 days in advance and is based upon chef availability.

Contact our Director of Catering, Ellie Tumlinson, to learn more.

  • etumlinson@thealidahotel.com