Frequently Asked Questions – Events

A: Speak to an ALE Team Member and someone from our Events Team will be in touch with you. We often have an in person consult, however consults for small events can be done via phone or email. A formal quote will be given to the host and then a deposit will be required to secure the booking.

A: In most cases, your deposit is refundable until three weeks prior to your event. After the three week deadline, ALE will keep the deposit; it is likely that we will not be able to re-book anything on your event date.

A: 175 guests, for a cocktail style party. For plated meals, your event needs will dictate maximum guest count.

A: ALE charges a 17% gratuity based on the subtotal of the event. This is distributed to everyone who helped coordinate, set up, execute and tear down your event.

A: A deposit of $250.00 is required to secure most event bookings. This guarantees your event space and date. This deposit can be made via check, debit or major credit card. If providing a check, the check is placed on your event file; it is not cashed unless you are using it for final payment OR you cancel your event with less than three weeks’ notice.

A: Our Events Team will provide you with an initial consult and quote. They will also organize your events details as they are presented. Floor plans are often provided for complex events. Your Day of Coordinator will assist with simple decor and will manage both the set up and execution of your event. In short, it’s our job to make sure you and your guests have a great time!

A: ALE does not have linen on site. We work with our partner, Mastermind Event Rentals, for linens. We can easily provide you with a quote.

A: ALE only allows outside cakes, cupcakes, sweets and candy. All other food and beverage must be purchased through ALE.

A: ALE has a variety of vases, candle holders, easels and charger plates available to use free of charge. Your Coordinator can assist with providing more information about decor that would enhance your event.

A: Events that occur outside of peak lunch and dinner hour have a lower spending requirement per guest than events during peak lunch and dinner hour. Your Coordinator will inform you of the minimum spending requirement for your particular event date / time.

A: Our team takes pride in making all of our events unique and to the liking of our hosts and their guests. We will work with you as much as possible to find a suitable event offering that fits your wants and needs.

A: We need to know your final details 7-10 days before your event for preparation purposes. Final details usually include: guest count, guest arrival time, meal start time, food allergies, decor enhancements and any other requests from your coordinator. A pre-order for main course may be necessary, depending on your guest count and meal plan.

A: Final bar bills are always based on actual day of consumption. Your Coordinator can provide you with an estimate to give you an idea about what costs would likely be. Bar options can include drink tickets, open bar, cash bar etc. Please speak to your coordinator for more details.

A: Often we ask hosts to drop their decor off the day before their event so our team can get started on the set up; we want to take your stress away! Host arrival on the day of the event is usually one hour prior to guest arrival.