Q: Is it appropriate to tip my event manager? If so, how much should I tip?
A: If you feel that your event manager has done a good job, then yes, by all means you should tip them. An appropriate tip is somewhere between $50 – $150.
Q: Do I need a DJ, or can I just bring my iPod for music at my reception?
A: It is a bad idea to just bring an MP3 player. A DJ will not only provide a wide selection of music, but is also there to make announcements, take requests and keep the party going throughout your event. Please see our Vendor List for a list of DJs we like.
Q: Should I use a card basket or a card box?
A: We highly recommend that you use a card box for all the cards and gift cards that you will be receiving. We also suggest that you have a member of your family lock the card box in a trunk or somewhere safe at the start of the reception.
Q: Can I hire a caterer that is not on your Vendor List?
A: If you choose a caterer that is not on our list, you must get them approved through us. We have several requirements for catering companies to cater an event at the Chateaux. While most caterers comply with our requirements, you must get them approved.
Q: What if I would like a restaurant to cater my event, or have a family member make the food for me?
A: In this case, we require that you hire a staffing company. Please see the Vendor List for recommended staffing companies.
Q: What are my options for serving alcohol?
A: Starting 01/01/2013 all alcohol must be purchased and served through Celebration Beverage, Inc. For a list of pricing and more information visit www.celebrationbeverage.com.
Celebration Beverage has options to work for any budget. You can do a full cash bar, and your guests will pay for their own idividual alcoholic drinks. You could host the bar for the cocktail hour, and then have your guest pay for their own drinks after that. Our most popular option is to host beer and wine at the bar, and if your guests would like other cocktails they would pay for them. Or you have the option of hosting a full bar for the entire event.
Call the Chateaux today ~ (303) 466-8078