I keep going back to the email reply like I'm missing something and it was $1800.00 but it clearly states $18,000.00 minimum. Not likely a typo because you need to type the comma and decimal. Doohhh!!!!
Seriously starting to consider the H.I. but we've had the food there for a sports banquet and umm, errr uhhh......
Event is in November so I expected a slight elevation to the cost but not even close to that much.
Estimating bar, tax/gratuity, I've calculated the PPA to be between $100 and $150 just for the hotel portion alone. This doesn't include any Band/DJ or other entertainment for the evening.
I didn't realize until just a few minutes ago until the DW explained it to me but.......her company booked a party there in January for Management and spouses. They wanted to do off the menu for approx 50 and were told that if they intended on doing that, the entree price for all would be the highest cost of the entree ordered, regardless of what everyone else ordered. So....if one person ordered a $60 entree and 49 ordered a $30 entree, all 50 people would be charged $60 plus the customary 31.3% tax/service charge. Needless to say they settled on a one entree POS buffet and that cost almost as much as the individual dinner cost.
It's truly a beautiful hotel but I'm beginning to believe they suffer from a Diva complex and it just hit me.......if they didn't want our group it would have been easier to say the date was booked. By the way, the function I'm trying to book is a Cocktail party not a wedding or a full course dinner so the more I think about it the more I'm leaning toward believing they're nuckin' futz.