My Fiancee and I are planning our wedding for 2021 and went to visit the Guild Inn Estate recently to understand pricing, packages fees etc. If you have worked with them in the past please read below
Our event manager that we spoke to, Lindsay, quoted us for 158.00 (tax and gratuity included in that price) a plate for our guest count of 300-350. This includes an antipasto bar, late night snack of poutine and the majestic entree (with regal starter and dessert) and the renaissance bar package (does not include dessert table).
With gratuity and tax added my fiancee and I feel that 158.00 is too steep for our budget of 350 people. A friend of mine who just booked her wedding hall at the Royalton stated that she got everything they've offered us and MORE for 110.00 all in (excluding gratuity) and advised that we should try and negotiate a better price with guild inn especially since we are bringing in that many guests.
As this is the first time planning a wedding I am not too familiar with the price ranges - I know that they are not offering a crazy price point per plate but i'd love to hear if anyone has tried to work with them in reducing the costs per-plate.
We are also looking at other wedding venues (ex, bellvue) to get a comparison of pricing and packages.