Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Michael Pollan of The Omnivore’s Dilemma Tenth Anniversary Edition | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Not About Food

Wedding

Wedding Reception Deposit - 50%????

Share:

Not About Food 16

Wedding Reception Deposit - 50%????

sosyrmm | Apr 3, 2008 12:00 PM

I just got a wedding reception contract from a restaurant and they require a 50% deposit of the total bill (including service, tax, gratuity, etc).

I guess I'm shocked because most of the catering halls we have talked to have anything from a "anything you can pay" (older owner of a hall) to $2,000, but with a max of $5,000.

Is it normal to slap down $15k as a deposit for a wedding in late 2009?????

Is there anything I can do if it isn't normal?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Feedback