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Congratulations to all our engaged couples. We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that relate to your ceremony and reception here at WoodWinds.

The entire service staff is covered. However, it is customary to tip your maitre’d according to your satisfaction. Also, unless you request otherwise and make arrangements with your maitre’d, there will be a tip “jar” at the bar.

As a general rule, there will be one wait staff per 20 guests.

No. Service staff are billed at two-thirds the invited guest price.

Yes. Children 12 and under get the same meal as adults at one-half the price. Children 5 and under can get a special meal at $19.95 (plus tax, service charge)

A representative from WoodWinds will call six weeks before your function and set an appointment approximately four weeks before the reception date.

Nothing but yourselves. It is not necessary to have both the bride and groom
at the appointment, but it may be helpful. Also, a parent may wish to come along.

At the time of booking, the contract was filled in at the bottom, listing the payment schedule. Please review and mark your calendar accordingly, as WoodWinds does not send out reminders.
NOTE: The final payment (due five days before the reception) MUST be by certified bank check or cash.

You may ask to have dinners taken to go. There are no refunds once final payment is made

Unlike a church or temple, WoodWinds has functions taking place Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Therefore, if you choose to do a rehearsal, it should be planned with your maitre’d, for Wednesday or Thursday afternoon.

Whenever possible, please try to call between 10am - 5p.m during the week, as you will be most likely to reach a representative from the banquet department during these hours. E-mails will be answered promptly, also.

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