Event Information

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FAQs

How much will my (wedding, birthday, cocktail party, etc.) cost?
Can I stock my own bar?
Can I provide my own staff?
Have you worked at (The Foundry, Penthouse 15, Studio 450, etc.) before?
Can you make (a family recipe, a dish I had on vacation, something I saw on TV, etc.)?
Is a buffet a cheaper option for dinner?
Do you do tastings?
We’re bringing dessert from somewhere else. Is there a fee?
We’d like to bring food from a favorite restaurant. Is that okay?
What happens to leftover food or drink? Can we return alcohol?
Is the food local? organic? kosher?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How much will my (wedding, birthday, cocktail party, etc.) cost?
As every aspect of your event features line-item pricing, there’s no way to give you a hard number until you’ve made at least some basic choices regarding head count, event duration, type of party and style of service. That said, most weddings run about $175/person all inclusive (except tax and gratuity), cocktail parties run about $75/person for 2 hrs and dinner parties in a private home run about $100/person. Keep in mind we have a $2000 menu minimum for one-time events, a 5-hr. minimum for staff and require a 50% deposit to hold a date and guarantee a quote.

 

Can I stock my own bar?

Yes. Our services include buying alcohol on your behalf and we provide a very precise proprietary system for estimating a by-the-bottle total beverage consumption of your guests, which you can use as a shopping list when buying your own. However, we do charge a $350 “corkage” fee if you decide to handle beverage service on your own. Similarly, we offer a number of strategies for getting the most from your beverage budget and minimize waste.

 

Can I provide my own staff?


Not really. Our staff has been trained in proper handling and presentation of our food and our bartenders have been certified in alcohol service safety and all are covered by our general liability coverage. By providing your own staff, we suddenly find ourselves in a position of responsibility (to get your party up and running smoothy) but no authority (as your staffers are not our employees). Consequently we do not allow clients to provide their own staff except under very specific circumstances.

 

Have you worked at (The Foundry, Penthouse 15, Studio 450, etc.) before?

We have worked in most of the most popular wedding and event spaces around New York City including The Puck Building, Peter White Studios, Gary’s Loft, Pochron Studios, 632 on Hudson, The Americas Society and many more. We’ve also worked in various NYC theaters, parks, stores, private homes, and offices as well as on Fire Island, Westchester and the Jersey shore. In any case, we do a site inspection for every event and will make various recommendations for using the space to its maximum efficiency.

 

Can you make (a family recipe, a dish I had on vacation, something I saw on TV, etc.)?


We can try though we find that making our own versions of favorite dishes is more successful than trying to replicate something we’ve never seen. However, we’re very open to suggestions and welcome your creative input.

 

Is a buffet a cheaper option for dinner?


Not necessarily. While a sit-down, or plated, dinner will cost more for kitchen staff and waiters, a buffet can cost you more in equipment as you’ll need buffet tables, linens, serving utensils and chaffing dishes or platters that you wouldn’t need otherwise. Especially in tight spaces, a buffet can be a bad idea as buffet tables will take up precious floor space that could be put to better use. We have several strategies for getting the most from your dining experience so be sure to ask.

 

Do you do tastings?


Yes. Tastings are private lunch or dinner events for up to 4 people and consist of 7 courses taken from your proposal, a 4-course wine flight and a dessert sampler for $165. It’s best to schedule your tasting several months in advance and cannot happen within a month of your event.

 

We’re bringing dessert from somewhere else. Is there a fee?


We do not charge a “cake cutting” fee, we do encourage our wedding couples to at least sample our wedding cakes and desserts before deciding to bring in someone else’s. We feel that once you’ve had our desserts, you won’t even think of going elsewhere.

 

We’d like to bring food from a favorite restaurant. Is that okay?


No. Our food is our brand and represents us. Consequently we do not want guests to associate us with someone else’s food, for better or worse. Likewise, we have no quality control over outside food and thus should someone get sick or find foreign objects in their meal not only does it damage our reputation but opens up sticky liability issues.

 

What happens to leftover food or drink? Can we return alcohol?


The fate of leftover food depends on the volume of food and the circumstances. Some things can be thrown in the freezer, other stuff is best tossed. All beverages are yours and we can’t take anything back.

 

Is the food local? organic? kosher?


We firmly believe in supporting small and local farmers, eating seasonal crops and eliminating toxic chemicals from the food supply and do our best to source ingredients in line with our values. Organic produce does carry a cost premium so we stock organics at customer request only. While our kitchen is not kosher, per se, we have done “kosher-ish” meals eliminating shellfish or separating meat and dairy.