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Dear Reserving Party;
Thank you for selecting Bluefish Restaurant to host your upcoming event. Your tentative reservation is as follows pending return of this event contract by noted date.
Your date of reservation:
Time: from to
Your expected attendance:
**This contract will expire unless signed and returned by:
Minimum Spend Fee : The minimum spend fee on the date and time you requested is $ . This is the amount required in your food and beverage combinations before tax and gratuity.
CREDIT CARD/CHECK INFORMATION
For all group reservations we require a deposit by credit card or check to confirm the reservation. Your credit card information or check is due within 72 hours and confirms your reservation on a definitive basis. If your credit card information or check is not received by the due date, your reservation will be cancelled and Bluefish Restaurant will have no further obligation. You agree and authorize Bluefish Restaurant to charge your credit card, in accordance with the attached credit card authorization form and for final payment unless otherwise specified.
A non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required to reserve the date for your function. All events are considered tentative until a deposit is received and a contract is signed. Deposits can be paid over the phone with a credit card or in person with cash. All deposits will be credited toward your final bill. If you decide to cancel your event for any reason you forfeit any amounts paid to date.
GUARANTEED GUEST COUNT
We ask that you guarantee the number of guests for your event at least 7 days prior to your event. This information is important to our kitchen, so that they can plan and provide you with the menu you have selected. You will be charged for the final guest count guarantee (whether they all show up or not) as the food has been ordered and or/prepared. Additional guests may be added up to 4 days prior to your event.
Payment will be due in full the day of your event. All invoices are subject to tax and service charge. State and local sales tax and a service charge of 3% will be added to the final bill. Bluefish Restaurant welcomes all major credit cards, cash, or company checks.
TAX AND SERVICE CHARGE
All prices are subject to a service charge equal to 3% of the event’s subtotal, which does not represent compensation, a tip, or gratuity for the service, the staff providing service to the event. This service charge is not a tip or gratuity for the servers and will not be paid out to them. In addition, all charges, including food, beverage, décor, rental charges, and service charge may be subject to state and local sales tax. Where applicable, the service charge may be taxable according to state and local tax law. Where required, Bluefish Restaurant will collect required sales tax on these charges.
In order to be fully compliant with the IRS’ position regarding tips and gratuities, Bluefish Restaurant does NOT automatically impose a gratuity on your final bill. By initialing in the space provided below, the Reserving Party requests the Banquet Provider include such gratuity percentage on the Invoice. This percentage will be distributed in its entirety to the non-managerial servers who staffed the event.
Gratuity percentage in the amount of 17%: Initials of Signer:
Any materials brought into Bluefish Restaurant by you/guests and/or vendors must be removed by the event coordinator or client following the event, unless other arrangements have been made with the Group Sales Manager. Bluefish Restaurant will not be responsible for items left at the facility, lost or stolen. Nothing may be affixed to the walls of the Restaurant or banquet rooms.
CONDITIONS OF AGREEMENT AND RESERVING PARTY RESPONSIBILITIES
The Reserving Party agrees to begin and end the event at the scheduled times. We require a room deposit as denoted in our room rate schedule. Room rental is for a period of 3 hours for daytime events and 4 hours for evening events. If additional event time is required, the additional fee is $250.00 per hour, plus additional food and beverage purchases. Extended time purchases are contingent on room availability. The Reserving Party agrees to assume full responsibility for the conduct of his/her guests and to conduct the event in an orderly and respectable manner in compliance with the applicable laws. Damages resulting from guests in attendance of an event will be charged to the Reserving Party.
ALCOHOL AND MINORS
Outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited on our premises. We reserve the right to request a photo ID of any person of questionable age and reserved the right to refuse alcoholic beverages to anyone that appears in our judgment to be intoxicated. If it is determined that minors are being served alcohol at your event we reserve the right to close the bar and amounts pair for the bar are non-refundable. You and your guests are responsible for minors at your event and you indemnify us from any liability created from the minors consuming alcohol at your event. Shots and Shooters will not be served from the bar during your event.
The service of alcohol will always be in accordance with alcohol beverage laws and regulations.
The following items are not permitted in the facility at any time: Sparklers, Glitter, Birdseed, Sand, Confetti, and Cigars.
The Reserving Party agrees to hold harmless the restaurant, its partners, associates, agents, officers, directors, affiliates, and independent contractors from any and all claims, actions, suits, or allegations from damages to person or property which relates, emanates, or in any way pertains to the event other than those resulting from the negligence or misconduct of the restaurant or its employees.
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