In New York in large on premise caterers.
Deposit anything on signing in 2 weeks 50% of minimum guarantee. .
Balance due day of function .
Final guarantee as to # Guest night before. It must be above or same as original guarantee.
In event of cancelation, if room resold for same amount as function all back less 10% admin.fee
If not sold patron is libel for 50% of contract.(unless death or serious injury)
Keep in mind people that came in after them and...