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    • Snowflake
      CommentAuthorSnowflake
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    Hi all -

    Can your reception venue really refuse to not let you use outside caterers?
    We want a hog roast for night time buffet and we've found a great company that do it for £700 (200 people).
    Our reception venue do a hog roast the same for £4.200 (200 people)

    How can they justify that?
    Any advice?
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    • samwiseheart
      CommentAuthorsamwiseheart
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    Im not sure on that one but im going to keep watching this post because mine has told me i have to have their food but charge me over 900 for a buffet for 70 people, where as my aunt can do the same for 200. let me know hun, xx
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    • Wifey2be
      CommentAuthorWifey2be
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    You need to ask them but many venues don't allow you! If they have their own catering x
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    • CommentAuthor
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    If it is in the contract that you cant take your own food then thats it i think hun! think its something to do with health and safety and if they're not covered for outside caterers they just cant agree to it! also they're not going to make the money if they let a cheaper caterer come in. Speak to them though and see what they say xx

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    • Snowflake
      CommentAuthorSnowflake
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    Well if your indian or asian they will let you use an outside caterer but if your english the answers no!
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    • Wifey2be
      CommentAuthorWifey2be
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    Surely that's wrong ??? X
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    • Snowflake
      CommentAuthorSnowflake
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    Apparently they can't cater for their needs so it has to be an outside company. Its annoyed me!! lol. The fact that they say this so that they can charge what the hell they like is so out of order!
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    • Wifey2be
      CommentAuthorWifey2be
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    Yeah I know can you not hange to a clenue that allows you to do your own catering? X
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    • samwiseheart
      CommentAuthorsamwiseheart
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    surely if they cant cater for other people why should you have to pay full price? I would sit down with the venue and say to them you think its highly unfair and is there anything you can do, I mean i will prob pay their prices because its where me and martin wenton our first date, so its so important to us, but if i could get my caterers at my venue i would be so happy! xx
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    • Snowflake
      CommentAuthorSnowflake
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    There are not many venues that will let u do that :( its a total rip off. To me its not so much about the price of it, its the fact that we are being taken the mick out of and blatently being ripped off.
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    • Wifey2be
      CommentAuthorWifey2be
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    I think you need to bring it up with the venue!! X
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    • samwiseheart
      CommentAuthorsamwiseheart
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      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    i agree hun, it seems unfair to me too, =(
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    • suzky123
      CommentAuthorsuzky123
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    ziggyboo is right im afraid in most cases. However, my venue said they can use someone they know for hog roasts so we could still have one the next day for the family but it had to be one of their trysted suppliers so you can ask them about their suppliers. We decided now to have the hog roast the next day... we are feeding people enough x

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    • Nicsquared
      CommentAuthorNicsquared
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    That price is extortionate - We are having a hog roast in our venue and ours is only 1200 for 120 people - and our venue is not otherwise cheap
    Over £20 pounds a head for a hog roast is awful

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    • Wifey2be
      CommentAuthorWifey2be
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    I think the price they quoted you is unreal x
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    • suzky123
      CommentAuthorsuzky123
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    Are you sure they have given the right quote? although in hindsight 21 isnt too bad as I am paying £16ish for a normal buffet? I am not sure. I dont know how to help on this one but the prices are so far apart that you defo need to double check this one and fight to get the cost down if the cheaper cost is genuine x

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    • Wifey2be
      CommentAuthorWifey2be
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2011
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    I'm paying 24 pound for a 2 course meal! So for a buffet that is crazy!!! X
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    • CommentAuthorbridalmiss
      Posted: Oct 24th 2011
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    You can discuss with your venue but it may be that their caterers have been approved for health and safety, risk assurance etc and it includes other things like room hire, table linens, staff etc which is why they're approved - if you can hint that the difference is so vast you may consider switching venues they may be able to negotiate on price or possibly inform your other caterer how they can get the approved stamp so you can use them!
 
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