• Booking Policies

    Linens and China
    Included with your menu package are linen napkins, all china and silverware. We will provide linen tablecloths for all buffets.  We will provide a water station for all event packages; we provide water glasses for all wedding packages.   We request that you provide all tables and chairs and have them set up in place prior to our arrival. If your event is scheduled outdoors or somewhere where there is no kitchen onsite, we will require you to provide a tent for your guests and sufficient room for your buffet and food preparation area.  In some cases that would require an additional 10 X 10 catering tent to be provided to us.    We will also require access to electricity and potable water.

    Our packages include up to a 4 hour timeframe of service, and no less than 2 hours, unless otherwise requested.

    Great Events Catering is happy to rent additional glassware or linens that you might need for your event.  

    Menu Selection and Pricing
    We require a guaranteed minimum of 50 guests for all of our menus before the tax and service charges listed below.  Events less than 50 guests will incur a $250 catering charge.  Be sure to make your catering contact aware of any dietary request in advance. Please know 8.5% NH Meals Tax, 20% Service Fee and 2% Administration Fee will be added to your final invoice.

    If you are hosting your event in a location we have not visited before, we may require a site visit to discuss logistics and setup location. 

    Deposits/Payment Schedule
    Booking: A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your date, along with a signed copy of the contract for any food catering events.

    A $200 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your date, along with a signed copy of the contract for any bar only events.

    Final Count and Payment: Guaranteed Guest Count is due 7 days prior to your event and cannot be reduced thereafter.  We require a guest count 10 days prior for any wedding events. If no guarantee is received, we will prepare for the number indicated on your original event order and charge accordingly. Balance of event payment is due 5 days prior to the event, following the final count being given.  Bar payments are due at the conclusion of the event.

    Payments can be made by cash, check, or any major credit card. All deposits and payments are non-refundable.  Checks are to be written to Great Events Catering and sent to 155 Dow Street, Manchester NH 03101.

    Additional Charges
    Transportation: Our pricing includes transportation to and from your event within 60 miles from our Manchester location. Events located outside of that range may incur a transportation fee based on location and current fuel costs.

    Labor: On occasion, when additional staff is required as a result of the service style requested, we will indicate those charges on your Event Order. This will be discussed during your menu selection, prior to final payment being due.

    Set-up & Break-down: Our pricing includes the exact amount of time it takes us to service your event effectively. Most rental companies will set up tables and chairs according to your needs. Should we have to arrive early to set up tables and chairs for your event, an additional fee will apply. The same will apply for breakdown.


    Tent: A kitchen space or catering tent must be provided.  This space can be no less than 10 X 10.  Please connect with your catering contact regarding what needs you may need to provide in regards to this.

    Garbage Removal:
    Client is responsible for removal of all garbage and recyclables. We are happy to secure all trash into bags, tie them and get them to a designated area as part of service but removal from the property has to be pre-arranged and may incur an additional cost.