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Events

INFORMATION AND CONDITIONS

 EVENTS DURING BUSINESS HOURS
**Available Monday thru Saturday ONLY!**

 

We have three semi-private rooms available:

             Wheat Room                         10 to 15 guests
             Fireside Room                       16 to 18 guests
             Bleu Room                            19 to 30 guests         

 

Room Fees & Guaranteed Food and Beverage Minimums (before tax & gratuity):

    As of 08/01/2014                            Room Fees                                  Food & Beverage Minimums

             Wheat Room                          $60.00 + tax                                $285.00
             Fireside Room                        $70.00 + tax                                $350.00
             Bleu Room                             $85.00 + tax                                $450.00

 

     Room Fees Include:

  • Private room w/set-up

  • 1st two hours of your event **

  • Dessert plates & forks (self-cut)

  • Personalized menus for the guest of honor or business meeting
    (We ask you to choose 5 -7 items from our daily menu that we will print on appropriate themed paper without prices)

       ** Any additional hour or part thereof is the same fee per hour or part thereof

 
Setup & Take Down

Setup:  Rooms are available 15 minutes prior to event during business hours.   House and garden parties after hours the setup time is to be determined.

Take down:  Any personal decorations need to be removed within 30 minutes of the end of events during business hours and within one hour for House and Garden parties held after hours. 

 

Decorations

           Indoor:  No tape on wallpaper, walls or woodwork.  No confetti, rice, etc

             All decorations should be freestanding.

Outdoor:  No items on the lawn.  Special care needed for the historic garden and  all decorations need to be approved.

 

 Additional Fees

       Cake cutting $1.00 per person

       Corkage $15.00 per bottle, or 1/2 case of beer

       Rental Fee’s applicable for additional items such as stemware, linens, heat lamps, special chairs, etc.

       Events scheduled for non-operating days, afternoons or evenings subject to additional fees.

       Carafes of fresh apple or orange juice $18.00

       18% gratuity and 9% sales tax will be applied to total food & beverage charges.

       9% sales tax on the room, house or garden rental fee.

  

Room Fees

Applicable room, house or garden fees needed to secure event date.  Room Fee is
non-refundable
.  If the booking needs to be cancelled, the room fee amount can be used for future bookings.  The room fee must be secured with a credit card.

 

For a copy of our "During Business Hours" events contract, click here!

 

PRIVATE EVENTS  - OUTSIDE OF BUSINESS HOURS

(Earliest start time for events outside business hours is 5:30 pm and must be concluded by midnight for events in the house and earlier for garden events based on the day of the week)

  

Capacity and House\Garden Fees:

 

             House                        up to 75 guests (seated)                       $250.00 + tax

                                                Up to 100 guests (standing)

             Garden                      up to 100+ guests                                $250.00 + tax

Food & Beverage Minimum for the House or Garden is $1000 for the use of both during the same event is $2500

 

     Booking Fee Includes:

*Full use of garden and or house

*Personalized menus

*Bar set-up

*Hours to be determined (Earliest start time for events is 5:30 pm)

*Cafe glassware, wine glasses, salad/dessert/entrée plates and utensils for up to 50 people

*Use of three chaffing dishes

  

      Price Quotes:

We work with each client individually to provide itemized pricing based on menu, number of guests and event details.

 

      Service Staff:

We staff your event according to the demands of the menu and the timing of the style of service desired.  We recommend one server per 12 guests for a sit-down meal and one server for every 25 guests for a buffet.  We can provide Kitchen Staff, Waiters, Bus persons and Cleanup Crew.

 

      Hourly Rate:

Our hourly rate is $20.00 for our Service Staff and $30.00 for Kitchen/Chef Staff.  All payroll taxes and insurance charges are included.  We bill for all Service Staff from the time they check in on event day until they leave the event.  We bill double time on National Holidays.

 

Setup & Take Down

 Setup:  Rooms are available 15 minutes prior to event during business hours.  House and garden parties after hours the setup time is to be determined

Take down:  Any personal decorations need to be removed within 30 minutes of the end of events during business hours and within one hour for House and Garden parties held after hours. 

Decorations

Indoor:  No tape on wallpaper, walls or woodwork.  No confetti, rice, etc

        All decorations should be freestanding.

Outdoor:  No items on the lawn.  Special care needed for the historic garden and all decorations need to be approved.

 

Alcohol

 We have a beer and wine license. Bring your own and the corkage fee is $15.00 per wine bottle, and/or 1/2 case of beer.

We do not have a full liquor license; therefore you may bring in your own  Alcohol and mixers, bartender may be needed at additional fee.  An insurance bond is required for this service.

 

Additional Fees

  • Cake cutting $1.00 per person

  • Corkage $15.00 per bottle, or 1/2 case beer

  • Rental Fee’s applicable for additional items such as stemware, linens, heat lamps, special chairs, etc.

  • Events scheduled for non-operating days, afternoons or evenings subject to additional fees.

  • If a change from the original room or garden setup is requested on the day of the event a labor charge of a minimum of $100.00 will be added on.

  • 18% gratuity and 9% sales tax will be applied to total food & beverage charges.

  • 9% sales tax on the room, house or garden rental fee

 

House/Garden Fee

Applicable room, house or garden fees needed to secure date.  Rental Fee is
non-refundable.
  The rental fee amount can be used for future bookings.  The fee must be secured with a credit card. 

 

Guarantee & Payment

         * Guarantee of guest count is required six days prior to event. 

        *  A pre-payment of 50% of the estimated cost is due six days prior to the event.  At the conclusion of the event, the remaining balance will be due and payable.

        *  If no guarantee is given, alana’s cafe will prepare and charge for the number estimated on the contract.

 Cancellation

 If the event is cancelled, the following cancellation charges will be assessed

*3-6 days prior to event 50% of total estimated costs

*1-3 days prior to event 75% of total estimated costs

*Day of event --------------100% of total estimated costs

 

 General Information

 

*The reserving party is responsible for conduct of guests and any damage or loss that may occur before, during and after event

*Additional insurance bonding may be required of the reserving party

*Speakers are throughout the house and garden for either alana’s cafe music selection or the reserving parties personal collection

*Tenting the garden and outdoor dance floor requires a consultation from rental company for quote

*alana’s cafe assumes no responsibility for damage or loss of equipment or articles before, during or after event

*alana’s cafe will provide all food, non-alcoholic beverages, and/or beer/wine, if applicable, with the exception of birthday, wedding and special event desserts

*All policies & prices are subject to change

 

For a copy of our "After Business Hours" events contract, click here!

 

 
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