Our Policies

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.

  FACILITY  RENTAL

-There is a Facility Fee for Inlet Affairs’ event venue.

-Friday & Saturday: $1500

-Sunday – Thursday PM: $1000

-Sunday – Thursday AM: $500

-Rates for weekday functions, as well as functions ending before 2:30 PM, are determined by our catering director.

-This fee is subject to change during our high volume calendar dates.

The Facility Fee Includes:

-Use of contracted space for 4-hour event

-60” Round Tables | Chairs | Cocktail Tables

-China | Silverware | Glassware

-85” x 85” White or Ivory Linen | Linen Napkins

-6 ft. – 8 ft. Food Station/Buffet Tables

-All Chafers, Heat Lamps etc. for Food Display 

-Functions require a guaranteed minimum of fifty (50) guests.

-We do not allow outside catering, with the exception of wedding cakes, specialty cakes or desserts to be brought in.

-Clients are not allowed to use staples, tape, nails, tacks or anything that will cause harm to or put holes in the foundation. 

-Clients are responsible for any damages to the facility. These damages must be reported prior to the end of your function.

*Delivery & Set-Up times for all outside vendors must be scheduled with Inlet Affairs prior to event.

  ADDITIONAL  TIME  OF  SERVICE

-The average duration of an event at Inlet Affairs is four (4) hours from start to finish. 

-Events that exceed four (4) hours will be subject to a $250/hour Additional Hour Fee.

-Please contact Inlet Affairs as soon as you are aware of any timing changes.

  WEDDING CEREMONY FEE

-Wedding Ceremonies to take place at Inlet Affairs’ event venue will be subject to a $250/hour Wedding Ceremony Fee.

The Wedding Ceremony Fee Includes:

-Costs of Ceremony Setup and Breakdown

-Additional Staffing

  CONFIRMATION OF EVENT | DEPOSITS | PAYMENTS

-Inlet Affairs’ event venue can be reserved up to one (1) year prior to your function. 

-Once a proposal is written, we can hold your date for up to ten (10) days, time for you to finalize a decision. The event date will be released after ten (10) days without a deposit and signed contract.

-To secure your event date, Inlet Affairs will require a NON-refundable $500 deposit and signed contract.

One (1) Week prior to your function: The full remaining balance will be due. Final payment can be made with all major credit cards, cash, or certified check. Inlet Affairs requires an updated credit card on file, should any charges occur during your event. 

-We accept personal checks one week prior to your event. All personal checks must include a valid driver’s license number.

-Payments made after your event date are subject to a late payment fee.

-Proposal prices are subject to change. 

  CANCELLATIONS

-All deposits are non-refundable. Events canceled after deposits are received will forfeit the entire amount of the payments made. If the event is canceled within seven (7) business days of the event date(s), you will be billed for the full price of the event. 

  GUARANTEED ATTENDANCE

-A guaranteed guest count is due one (1) week prior to your event. During this time period, your guest count may increase, but not decrease. Final billing will be based on this attendance guarantee number or the number served, whichever is greater.

-If no final guest count is received, then you will 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.

  ADDITIONAL FEES

  EVENT STAFFING

-Inlet Affairs is proud to provide the highest quality product, as well as exceptionally professional service. 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. Inlet Affairs’ expertise and commitment to guest satisfaction raises the bar for the rest of the service industry.

-For Inlet Affairs to execute the perfect event, many variables are considered when determining the staffing for your event. These variables include, but are not limited to: the complexity of your menu and the required services at your event.

Event Manager: $200 – Day of Leader and point of contact for clients and vendors. Manager will be available the day of your event to execute all contractual obligations. They are in charge of all staff provided by Inlet Affairs.

Chef: $150

Bartender: $150

Server: $125

Dishwasher: $125

  PRODUCTION FEE

-A Production Fee is applied to all events (ON/OFF Premise). It is standard catering practice to add a production fee to food, beverage, and other fees for all events. 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 and insurance.

-This is not a gratuity for staff.

  TRAVEL FEE

-A Travel Fee will be applied for events over sixty (60) miles away. This fee may vary depending on mileage.

  TRASH REMOVAL

-Since our vehicles are used to transport food, we do not use them to transport trash. In most cases it is the responsibility of the venue and in other cases it is the responsibility of the group contracting the space. Please check with the venue to insure they will have an adequate number of trash receptacles available.

-Should your venue not provide trash removal, Inlet Affairs is able to do so. A trash removal fee of $250 will be applied to your contract.

  GRATUITY

-Inlet Affairs does not add a gratuity to the invoice for any event. Any additional consideration is provided entirely at your discretion.

  TAXES

-All menus are subject to an applicable tax rate, based on the county and city 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.

  FOOD & BEVERAGE FEES

  OFF PREMISE

FOOD

IA DISPOSABLE PACKAGE

-For $3.50 per person, Inlet Affairs will provide upscale disposable plates, cutlery and napkins for any food product and/or food station provided by Inlet Affairs. *Bamboo, Palm Leaf and any other specialty plates and cutlery can be provided for an additional charge. 

CAKE CUTTING FEE

$1.50 per person 

Includes: Cake slicing, service, disposable plate, fork and cocktail napkin.

MENU TASTING

-We are happy to provide you with a menu tasting. It will be a sampling of the menu created for your event. There will be a $25 per person charge. This fee will be absorbed into the event price once the client has secured the date with a deposit and signed contract.

BEVERAGE

HANDLING FEE

-Clients that are providing their own alcoholic beverages and require bartending services from Inlet Affairs will be subject to a “Handling Fee.”

BEER & WINE

-Includes: Bar Set-Up & Breakdown | Cups | Cocktail Napkins | Ice/Coolers for Chilling | Bar Garnish (if applicable) | Trash Removal | Sweet Tea

FULL BAR

-Includes: Bar Set-Up & Breakdown | Cups | Cocktail Napkins | Mixers: Assorted Sodas & Juices, Tonic Water, Soda Water| Ice/Coolers for Chilling | Bar Garnish | Trash Removal | Sweet Tea

  ON PREMISE

-We provide a safe, professional, convenient and efficient bar service experience for you and your guest.

-Inlet Affairs has the required permits for the on premise sale, service and consumption of alcoholic beverages. These permits do not apply to Sundays. If a Sunday permit is desired, allow thirty (30) days prior to your event to obtain the Sunday Liquor Permit. The cost of the Sunday permit is $200 and will be passed on to the client.

-South Carolina state law prohibits any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years old from purchasing, possessing, or consuming 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 into our facility. We provide all alcohol and bartenders at our facility.

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Inlet Affairs is a Myrtle Beach catering company located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Inlet Affairs offers menus for clients that include but are not limited to: breakfast buffets, snacks, salads, plated lunches, lunch buffets, deli buffets, dinner buffets, plated dinners, hors d’ oeuvres, carving stations and themed dinners. Our catering includes off-site events, on-site events, weddings, corporate events, family events, charity events, and community events. Inlet Affairs can cater any Myrtle Beach venue, but a few of our recommended venues include Freewoods Farm, Inlet Sports Lodge, Sunnyside Plantation and Wildberry Farms. Inlet Affairs is located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina across the street from Drunken Jack’s Restaurant & Lounge.

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