General Policies


Menu Selection and Guest Count

A menu selection and estimated guest count made during initial discussions is to provide a basis for your quote. The final count and menu is due no later than Five (5) business days prior to your event. For larger events, starting at Seventy Five (75) guests, the final guest count and menu confirmation is due Fourteen (14) days prior to your event.

Beyond ongoing communications throughout the planning process for weddings (and similar large functions), a finalizing appointment will be scheduled approximately four to six weeks prior to your event to confirm your menu and guest count. This number of guests will be considered your guarantee number and the minimum for which you will be charged. Should the number of attendees exceed your guarantee, you will be charged accordingly. Final menu selection and any requests for special arrangements are due no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the scheduled function.

 

Proposals and Contracts

We do require a signed contract for events starting at 75 guests and all weddings in order to book your event and secure your date. A date for your event will be considered tentative until a mutually agreed contract is signed and returned to MPG Events and Catering unless prior arrangements are made with your MPG Events Specialist.

 

Payments

Payment may be made by Cash, Check, Credit Card, or Money Order. Charges will be billed with payment due on the day of the event. Personal checks will not be accepted less than Fourteen (14) days prior to your event date.

For events requiring a contract, a deposit of twenty percent (20%) of the estimated cost of your event is required at the time of contract signing to secure your event date and pricing. This deposit is non refundable. In addition to the initial deposit, an interim payment of twenty percent (20%) of the estimated cost of your event is due no later sixty (60) days prior to the event date. All payments will be credited to your account and applied to your final payment. The final payment is due and payable Fourteen (14) days prior to your event.

Commercial Accounts are due on receipt unless prior arrangements are made with your event specialist to invoice. All other accounts are due on receipt.

 

Cancellations

For the events with a contract, client understands and agrees cancellations received Fourteen (14) days or less prior to your event will be billed for the full amount of the event price. Cancellations received Fifteen (15) days to Sixty (60) days prior to the event will result in a 40% charge of the total bill. Cancellations received greater than Sixty (60) days prior to the event will be subject to a twenty 20% charge of the total bill. Refund will be made within Ten (10) business days if applicable.

Credit Authorization

A Credit Card is required to be on-file for events requiring a deposit unless specific arrangements have been made with your Event Specialist. This Credit Card authorization is required to be on-file at the time of the contract signing.

 

Tastings

We would be pleased to provide a private tasting while you are making decisions about your menu choices for your event. Please discuss scheduling a tasting with your Event Specialist.

Service Staff and Rentals MPG Events and Catering can organize and provide full service staffing including servers, bartenders, etc. We can also provide Floral Arrangements and many rental items such as chaffing dishes, linens, dinnerware, and glassware.