Catering and Reception Information
If you want something private or semi private just let
us know! You can rent private
homes here that are right on the ocean and some locations are on the
Mountain side and have great ocean views. This is a wonderful way to have
privacy at an affordable price. You will need at least 2 to 3 hours for
the wedding and photography depending on the size of your group. Then maybe
an additional 2 to 4 hours for the reception. The most expensive part of
a reception is the bar. You can keep costs down by limiting what you serve.
When using private locations you will have two options. you can purchase
your own alcohol or have a licensed barteder that will do it for you for
a price. A Bartender can provide the ice, cups and mixers for you. When
using a Hotel for your reception, all food and berverages must be purchased
through them. Using a resort verses a private home means you will pay 3
times as much for your food and beverages. We can have our catering manager
call you to help you plan your menu for a private reception.
If we are planning your wedding and you have less than 75 guests, our fee for planning a private reception is $500.00. If you just want our help to plan the reception only, our fee is $800. We also charge $75.00 per hour to be on site at the reception and this is a requirement at any private home. This does include the set up and breakdown of all rentals. We do require a $500 non-refundable deposit to begin planning a private catered reception. 50% of the total balance will be due 30 days prior to your arrival. These payments must be by check. For restaurant receptions a credit card deposit is all you need.
Some restaurants have areas that they use for wedding receptions and some you can even buy out for the evening. If you have 75 to 100 people this is usually affordable. It is also a good option to have a coordinator for a least the first 2 hours of a hotel reception as well. You need someone there to make sure everything goes smoothly and to announce your Best Man's Toast and your First Dance. Usually 2 hours of coverage is enough. The fee for this is $100 per hour.
When you use a Restaurant for your reception, we can arrange for table centerpieces to match your wedding flowers. You might also want to consider having the Photographer or Videographer be there for the action part of the reception as well. Our Photographers will do the reception time for $150 per extra hour of coverage if you have a large enough photo package. Some restaurants we use for receptions do allow us to bring in DJs and even live musicians or a Hula Show.
For larger weddings and receptions with more than 75 guests, we will require a non refundable deposit of $1000 and our fee will be a service charge of 15% added on to the entire cost of the wedding and reception. 50% of the charges will be due 3 months in advance of your wedding date. The entire balance will be due 30 days prior to your wedding date. For groups with a lot of small children attending we recommend a babysitter. You will need someone at the reception to keep an eye on the children. We have found that when guests begin to drink they sometimes forget their responsibilities. With the ocean so close by most locations, the last thing we want is for anyone to be hurt! We will be happy to refer you to someone!
We would just like to add at this point that it is always wise to plan your reception close to where you are staying. Especially if there is going to be a bar and people will be drinking. We want you to make it home safely and we will not allow anyone that has had to much to drink, to drive.
Please keep in mind that not all weddings have to be at sunset. You can keep your costs down by doing a morning wedding and a Brunch instead of a dinner. Photography is beautiful in the morning and some of the private places are less expensive in the morning. If you have any questions just give us a call!
|To the right you see a table setting for approximately 16 people! If you have a small group this is a great way for everyone to sit together. This is the type of wooden chairs we usually use for weddings and receptions.|
Dolphin Heart Ice Sculpture