Below is a small list of the policies that we have here at Inlet Affairs Catering. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us here.
Inlet Affairs’ Banquet & Catering Banquet Hall rental is $800 (subject to change on peak calendar dates)
Setup and clean up, tables, chairs, all tableware, chaffing dishes, Food & Beverage Station tables with basic linen included.
Functions require a guaranteed minimum of fifty (50) guests.
Weekday and functions ending before 4pm rates are determined by catering director
We do not allow outside catering.
Wedding cakes and specialty cakes or desserts are allowed to be brought in.
Please consult with your coordinator about delivery time, setup, and any additional table requirements. Inlet Affairs does have names of suggested vendors if you need some assistance in booking.
Additional Event Time Fee
A Standard event at Inlet Affairs runs up to a four (4) hour period. Events that require additional time may be subject to a $150 additional Event Time Fee. If you know that your event will be running beyond the four (4) hour time frame, please inform your Event Coordinator to ensure a smooth transition.
Wedding Ceremony Fee
Inlet Affairs will be happy to assist you with your ceremony prior to your reception.
A Wedding Ceremony that takes place at Inlet Affairs Banquet & Catering may be subject to a Wedding Ceremony Fee. This Fee covers the additional costs of ceremony set-up, and additional staff hours. Upon completion of your ceremony, Inlet Affairs will swiftly transform the venue to your desired reception layout.
A Wedding Ceremony that takes place off premise and requires Inlet Affairs’ staff to assist in the set-up and/or breakdown of ceremony area may be subject to a Wedding Ceremony Fee.
Inlet Affairs can be reserved up to one year prior to your function. Once a proposal is made in writing we will hold your date for ten (10) days so that you can reach a decision. The event date will be released after ten (10) days without a deposit and signed contract.
*Proposal prices are subject to change after a ten (10) day period.
Deposits & Payments
Once you have reserved your reservation and signed a contract a Non-refundable deposit of $500 will be due.
Thirty (30) days prior to your function a payment of seventy-five percent (75%) of the estimated balance will be due. At this time you and your coordinator will determine a guaranteed minimum count and finalize all menu prices.
Two (2) days prior to your function the full remaining balance will be due. Final Payment should be paid with cash, credit card, or certified check. Inlet Affairs requires an updated credit card on file should any charges occur during your event. We do not accept personal checks 10 days prior to your event. Payments made after event date are subject to a late payment fee.
A Guaranteed guest count is to be received ten (10) working days prior to your event. During this ten (10) day period your guest count may increase, but not decrease. There is no reduction in price if less guests attend. If no final guest count is received then you be charged the original attendance count given at the time of finalization of contract. You will be charged for any additional guests and any other expenses incurred by the caterer due to an unplanned increase in guest count.
Inlet Affairs we take pride in the high quality product that we provide for you and your guests. This same standard doesn’t stop with food. It is also applied to the level of service we offer. We believe our team of staff is just as important as your menu. Our loyal and well trained staff will provide you and your guests with impeccable service, and attention to detail. Their expertise and commitment to guest satisfaction sets up apart from the rest.
At Inlet Affairs many different variables are considered when determining your personal event staff, and the number of staff that will be needed to safely and efficiently run your event. These variables include, but are not limited to, your chosen menu’s complexity and the services that are required at your event.
Event Manager $200: “Day Of” Leader and point of contact for clients and vendors. Will be available “Day of” event to execute all contractual obligations. In charge of all Staff provided by Inlet Affairs.
Station Attendant $75
Inlet Affairs has the required permits for the on premise sale, service, and consumption of alcoholic beverages. These permits do not apply to Sundays; however permits are available for functions held on Sundays. If a Sunday Permit is desired, please allow thirty (30) day period prior to your event to obtain the Sunday Liquor Permit. The cost of the Sunday Permit will be passed on to the client. South Carolina state law prohibits anyone less than twenty-one (21) years of age from purchasing or possessing alcoholic beverages. Inlet Affairs reserves the right to refuse service of alcoholic beverages to any person, who in the opinion of management, seems to be intoxicated. We do not allow alcohol to be brought in to our facility, we provide all alcohol and bartenders at our facility.
We can provide a safe, professional, convenient, & efficient bar service experience for you and your guest. Please ask your Event Manager about our available options.
A Production Fee is applied to all events (on/off premise). This fee covers behind the scene operations that are necessary for the production of your event, in addition to the cost of administrative fees, licensing, & insurance.
**This is not a gratuity for servers
All menus are subject to an applicable tax rate, based on the county in which the event is taking place.
South Carolina tax exempt certificates must be provided to Inlet Affairs by tax exempt organizations 30 days prior to function.