We can provide everything you'll need to host your party or you can provide as many services as you'd like. Here's an important listing of things you'll need to consider.
Our Venue Manager will be present during your reception and will ensure that the room is set-up and maintained as per your final consultation. The Venue Manager manages only the Chateau staff and services that you have contracted with the Chateau. Venue Manager does not bus tables or handle your food, drink, or cake in ANY way. The Venue Manager is not responsible for the set up or take down of anything you or your vendors bring in.
FOOD - brought in by caterer . restaurant . food truck . family
Have a way to keep your food hot. Hot food is usually held in chafers. You'll also need cans of sterno, appropriate sized water pans, and a way to light your sternos.
Bring serving utensils to serve the food.
Bring eating utensils for your guests along with plates, napkins, salt, pepper, etc.
Assign someone to set-up your buffet.
Assign someone to replenish the buffet as your guests go through the line.
Lastly, assign someone to take down the buffet and package any leftovers.
Bring food storage containers and plastic wrap for any food leftovers you may want to take home.
Plan the drinks that go with the meal. More about drinks in the beverage section.
Assign someone to cut your cake.
For the cake, you'll need a cake knife and server to cut your cake.
For your guests, you'll need cake plates, forks, and napkins.
Assign someone to box up any leftover cake.
We have a package that provides all of the chafers and plating. For help with setting up, serving, and taking down your buffet, as well as cutting and handling your cake, check out the Buffet Package.
BEVERAGES served with the meal
Bring your own beverages, cups, napkins, stirrers, straws and such.
You will need the dispensers to hold and serve your beverages.
Also bring containers to hold your ice and something to serve your condiments.
Assign a person to set-up the beverage area.
Assign someone to maintain the beverage area and replenish your drinks, cups, ice and condiments throughout the night.
Assign someone to take down your beverage station at the end of the night.
Drink stations are often more complex than you anticipate. We rent beverage dispensers and ice containers for a nominal charge.
*You may be thinking that your bartender could serve the non-alcoholic drinks that go with the meal from the bar. This is not ideal since the bar is a long distance from the buffet. Serving those drinks from the bar will make your guests navigate guest tables and walk to the other side of the room for their non-alcoholic drink that goes with the meal. Serving non-alcoholic drinks at the bar adds congestion by bringing children and everyone to the bar which really slows down bar service, so we don't recommend this style of service. But, if you feel that it's necessay to use the bar to serve the drinks that go with the meal, the charge is $1.50 per guest and the bartender will serve your non-alcoholic beverages from the bar.
We have a package that covers the set-up, maintaining and taking down of your drink area. For our help in this area, see more about the Beverage Station Package.
WORKING YOUR OWN EVENT
Assign someone to set up your buffet equipment, as well as presenting the food and replenishing the buffet.
As food service ends, assign someone to clear all dirty plates, drink glasses, bar glasses, and utensils from the guest tables. Trash cans will need to be emptied, as well.
You'll need someone to cut and serve your cake.
After the cake has been cut and served, assign someone to clear the guest tables of cake plates, utensils, and such.
You'll need someone to box up any leftover cake.
When food service is over, assign someone to take down the buffet and package any leftovers. Bring containers and plastic wrap.
You will need to take out trash throughout your event and clean the kitchenette at the end of the night.
We have a package that provides setting up the buffet, serving the food, cutting of the cake, bussing the tables and end of night clean-up. For our help in this area, see more about the Service Staff Package.
Leaving plates, cups and debris on your guest tables for the Chateau staff to clear will result in a reduction of your damage deposit return.
Bring the linens, centerpieces, and whatever else you choose to set on the tables.
Assign someone to set up the guest tables.
Don't forget to bring any additional decor or extra nice linens for the head table.
As the night progresses, assign someone to clear the tables of plates, cups, disposable tableware, along with food tableware, cake plates and forks, and bar glasses, cans and bottles.
By the end of the night, your tables will need to be clear of everything that you brought in.
We have a package that provides the setting up your guest tables. For our help in this area, see more about the Guest Tables
You bring the alcohol, wine, and beer.
Client will also provide lemons, limes, salt, mixers, and garnishes.
At the end of the night, you'll need to remove the products that you didn't use. We do not store extra boxes at the venue.
Chateau bartenders will serve your drinks all night long. At the end of the night, the bartender will clean the bar and take out trash. For more about pricing and what we do, see more about the Bar and Bartending Package.
The Bartending Package is NOT optional due to our insurance coverage.
Food provider (or client) is responsible for cleaning the kitchenette.
Cleaning consists of wiping down counters, wiping out the cooler and food warmer, floors swept, mopped, and kitchen trash taken out.
Client usually delegates responsibility to the food provider for cleaning kitchenette.
Ultimately, the client is responsible for the condition of the kitchenette and trash removal.
We have a package that provides for our staff will do this, although this is just part of what our staff will do. Just add the Service Staff Package.
STAGE and DANCE FLOOR
DJ's and Bands have access to the venue, the same as you do, if you approve that! This allows time for a comfortable set-up and sound check.
At the end of the night, DJ's and Bands must have all equipment removed within the one hour take down time.
Sweeping and mopping spills is covered by the end of night clean-up.
We will clean up the stage and dance floor. For more about pricing and what we do, see more about the End of Night Clean-Up.
RENTALS and DECOR
Any rentals that have been brought on-site need to be removed the night your event concludes.
Nothing can be left in the venue overnight. We are not responsible anything that is left behind.
Please be sure to remove all of your party supplies such as all decor, alcohol, and equipment the night of your event.
We are absolutely not responsible for anything that is left behind.
TRASH and CLEAN UP
Clean-Up consists of sweeping, mopping, and emptying of trash cans in the restrooms and main party area
We will provide a thorough clean up of the venue. For more about pricing and what we do, see more about the End of Night Clean-Up Package.
The End of Night Clean Up Package is now NOT optional. The amount of time to complete a proper clean-up takes longer than the hour the client has to remove their party supplies and then clean.
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