Hiring a caterer is just as important as booking your wedding venue. The
right caterer and venue can have your guests
talking about your wedding for weeks. Let’s take a look at some questions you should ask your potential caterers.
Have you worked with my selected wedding venue?
This is a very important question to ask because some caterers will only
work with selected wedding venues. If they have not worked with your wedding
venue before, then the catering company may need to ask questions about
kitchens, wait staff, and other available amenities.
Do you have the required licenses and permits?
It is extremely important to make sure your potential caterers are licensed,
insured, and permitted to cater your wedding. Licensing ensures they are
legally able to cook and serve food as a business, and insurance covers
any liability to you or the venue in case a guest becomes ill from the food.
Do you have an extensive menu?
Menu choices may not be a wide concern for every bridal couple, but it
is a good idea to ask about food options. Your caterer should be able
to offer you a diverse selection of cuisines and desserts, as well as
alternatives for guests with allergies or food intolerances.
Will you provide glassware, plates, and silverware?
Many caterers will not provide the glass, silverware, or plates for your
guests to use. You must speak with your caterers and your wedding reception
venue about the amenities that are available to you.
What is your estimated price breakdown?
Most caterers will provide an estimate based on price per person, but
this may not be the complete price you will be billed. Many estimates
do not include gratuities, service fees, or taxes. Ask your caterer for
a detailed list of their prices and what is included with those prices.
Whether you have your caterer or not, come down to The Glasshouses to see
our wonderful views and fully-equipped catering kitchen. We are Chelsea’s premier
wedding venue near NYC, so book your reservation right away by calling us at (646) 402-6557.