Is there a delivery fee?
Yes, we do charge a nominal delivery fee for events that are catered offsite in order to cover costs associated with transporting our products. Please contact us
to speak with one of our team members to learn more about our pricing.
Are there setup and cleanup fees?
Setup (dressing of tables) and cleanup fees are included with all of our packages listed on our catering menu
. If you select an à la carte menu, there is a 10% fee of the food and beverage total in order to accommodate special requests outside of our normal services. Please contact us
to learn more about our set up and clean up fees.
What is the cancellation policy?
All bookings require a nonrefundable deposit to secure and hold a date for your special event. In the event you need to cancel or reschedule, you may use your deposit as a credit toward another date without penalty within 1 year of the contract. Since we turn away other potential clients to reserve your spot, we cannot offer refunds. Please contact us
to learn more about our cancellation policy.
Are there additional charges for service, gratuities, or taxes?
For your convenience, all of our packages include service-related costs. Celebrations does not add on gratuity in advance, as we feel as though that should be earned, and not expected. Sales taxes are not included in package pricing. Please contact us
for a free, no-obligation quote.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes, we do carry a liability insurance policy in order to protect our clients and our business. Some venues may require a certificate of insurance as proof in order to book with us. We are happy to provide a copy of our liability insurance certificate at your request. Please contact us
to request a copy of our insurance coverage.
Are you licensed by the state? Do you carry a health certificate?
Yes, we are licensed by the Frederick County Health Department
to meet the county’s standards for health and food safety. All of our foods are safely prepared in our commercial kitchen in order to prevent cross-contamination. In addition, our bartenders are state-certified in alcohol management to legally serve at your special event. Please contact us
to learn more about our food safety precautions.
When is the final guest count due?
Final guest counts are due 21 days prior to your special event. Please plan to receive all of your RSVP’s by this time in order to allow us sufficient time to place accurate food orders. Please contact us
about our guest count requirements and food order deadlines.
What is the deposit to hold the date? When is the balance due?
Deposits will vary by event depending on the size and scale of the services requested. Balances are due 14 days prior to your special event, so we can place our food orders accordingly. Please contact us
for a free, no-obligation quote!
Do you provide chairs or tables? What style? What is the cost?
We do not offer tables or chairs; however, we are happy to coordinate this for you to alleviate some of your workload. We can help guide you through a variety of seating arrangement styles and color combinations, which are available from our recommended service providers. Prices will vary based on the styles and quantity of chairs and tables needed. Please contact us
about coordinating chairs and tables.
Do you provide linens? What collections do you carry? What is the cost?
Yes! We stock over 200 styles of table linens in a variety of colors. We offer an array of selections, including polyester, pintuck, crush, matte, satin, bengaline, organza, and much more! Prices vary by fabric selection, size, and quantity needed. Please contact us
about our linen selections.
Is there an event coordinator on-site at my special event?
Yes! Every special event we contract is managed by an experienced event coordinator, in order to ensure that our food service is smooth, exceptional, and in line with your predetermined timeline. Please contact us
to learn more about our event coordinators.
What is the wait staff attire?
Our wait staff dress professionally in black pants, a white tuxedo shirt, and a vest accompanied with a bow tie in order to serve your guests with excellence in mind. If you would prefer to have a more casually attired wait staff, we would be happy to accommodate your request. Please contact us
to learn more about our attire during your special event.
What is the ratio of bartenders to guests? Are bartenders certified? Is there a bartender fee?
We recommend one bartender per 100 guests. All of our bartenders are state-certified in alcohol management to safely serve at your special event. Our bartenders are billed at an hourly rate of $35 per hour. Please contact us
to inquire about our bartending services.
How many team members will I have for a buffet service or a plated service?
If you opt for buffet-style service, we will staff approximately 1 service team member for every 25 guests. If you opt for a plated-style service, we will staff approximately 2 service team members for every 30 guests, in order to ensure a timely service for your guests. Please contact us
to learn more about our team.
Is insurance for glassware breakage included?
We understand mistakes happen from time to time! Therefore, we do not hold our clients responsible for broken china or other glassware breakage during your special event.
When is the tasting and is there a fee?
We recommend that you schedule a taste-testing 8-12 months prior to your special event in order to allow plenty of time for menu modifications and bookings. There is a tasting fee of $30 per guest, which is waived completely, if you choose to contract with us during your tasting. Tastings offer up to four entrees of your choice. Additional items over four are billed at $12 per item. We recommend a max of 6 items per tasting, so it doesn’t get too overwhelming! Please contact us
to schedule a tasting.
Do I have to pay to feed my other vendors? If so, how much?
Some vendors may require a meal as part of their contract. This might include your venue staff, photographer/videographers, DJ(s), wedding planner(s), and any assistants. Always check with your other vendors first to see if they will require a meal as part of their service agreement. If your vendors do require a meal, we charge an additional $40 flat fee per vendor in order to accommodate their meals. Please contact us
for information about vendor meals.
Can you provide alcohol for my event? Do you have a liquor license?
We do not carry an license to sell beer, wine, or liquor; however, we can direct you to our favorite liquor store, which will deliver your beverages of choice to your selected venue. Our partners at the liquor store are happy to take back any unopened bottles and provide you a refund for any unused products. Purchasing directly from a liquor store substantially reduces costs. We do provide certified and insured bartenders to serve alcohol at your special event. Please contact us
to learn more about our bartending services.
How many weddings and other events have you done in the last year?
Celebrations Catering caters approximately 120 weddings per year and hosts over 160 events annually. We run a highly efficient business to hone our skills as Maryland’s premier caterer. Our extensive experience and nationally-recognized service makes us the top choice for a variety of special events throughout Maryland. Contact us
to inquire about our availability and reserve your spot today!