Does the price already include a tip for the server?
No it doesn't. Most banquet facilities add an 18% gratuity or service charge to their bill but this is not a tip for the server.
We feel calling this 18% charge a gratuity or service charge is misleading so we call that 18% additional charge a "House Charge."
Banquet servers get paid a higher hourly wage than regular servers, so the gratuity, service charge or house charge, as we call it, covers their higher pay plus any expenses for the room such as linens, lighting, extra cooks, etc.
You are more than generous if you would like to leave an extra tip for your server and I'm sure your server would really appreciate your generousity, but that is totally up to how you feel your service was.
Can we put decorations up?
As long as tape is not used on our walls, decorations are permitted. There is a putty substance that you can buy that will be permitted to stick things, because this will not peel the paint from the wall.
Once we give you a deposit and we have to cancel, is there a time frame in which we can get our deposit back?
Once the deposit is given, it is non-refundable. The reason for this is someone else could call to book the room for that same date and if we see there is a deposit we will turn away business.
Is there a cake cutting charge?
Absolutely not. Our server will take the cake into the back room when the appropriate time arrives and will cut and serve.
Frequently Asked Questions about our banquets at
il Monticello Banquet Facility.....
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