TAXABLE SERVICE CHARGE AND FEES
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
ENTERTAINMENT AND DECOR
Storage aNd Packages
The guaranteed number of attendees at the Event must be communicated to the Catering Office at the Hotel not less than three (3) full working days, excluding holidays, prior to the Event (for events that occur on a Monday, guarantees must be received by 12:00 noon on the preceding Thursday). Final charges will be based on the greater of (a) the guaranteed number of attendees (or the number of persons for which the Event was originally booked, if no guaranteed number was provided) or (b) the total number of attendees served
A minimum of ten (10) persons is required for all functions requiring food. A labor charge of $100.00 will be charged to Patron should the attendance be less than this minimum. The Hotel reserves the right to charge a service fee for set-up of rooms with extraordinary requirements.
It is our intention to accommodate special requests due to dietary restrictions. These requests must be provided three (3) full working days prior to the function.
Group will be charged for this guarantee or the actual amount served, whichever is greater. A 24% service charge is added to all food and beverage - 91.4% of this service charge is paid to employees who directly serve the event, 2.9% of this service charge is paid to employees who support the service of the event, and 5.7% of this service charge is paid to managers who provide leadership to the employees who service the event.
Banquet buffets offer a specific quantity of food. Food preparation is based on one serving per person. Additional servings may be purchased at appropriate prices. Banquet buffets are also designed for duration of up to two hours. Buffets scheduled for longer than two hours will incur additional charges
All food and beverage items must be purchased exclusively from the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle and consumed in the designated function areas. No food or beverage of any kind can be brought into the Hotel by the Patron without the written permission of the Hotel. If written permission is obtained, any such food or beverage will be subject to such labor or other charges as the Hotel deems necessary. The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle is the only licensed authority to serve and sell alcoholic beverages on the grounds; therefore, alcoholic beverages purchased outside of the hotel are not permitted for sale or service on the hotel property.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.
Most meeting rooms are equipped with dry erase white boards and cork boards, which are included with the meeting room at no additional charge. Most meeting rooms are also equipped with HD LCD projectors, HD projection screens, and in room sound systems, for which additional charges apply. Quotes for audio visual pricing and availability can be made by our onsite provider, PSAV.
Your Catering and Conference Services Manager can assist with coordination of a full array of entertainment and décor options. Prices for all entertainment and décor items listed in these menus are subject to change. Please ask your Catering and Conference Services Manager for a confirmed quote.
Signs and registration tables in a public area, such as the hotel lobby and motor entrance, are strictly prohibited. Signs in the vicinity of the function spaces are to be professionally printed and approved by the General Manager. The posting of any items (posters, signs, etc.) on any function room walls or doors is strictly prohibited. Arrangements may be made for complimentary easels.
The hotel will not be responsible for the damage or loss of any equipment or articles left in the hotel prior to, during or following a banquet function. Arrangements must be made in advance for security of exhibits, merchandise, valuables or articles set-up for display. Staff keys for office and storage rooms are available.
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, in accordance with Washington State Law, prohibits smoking in all areas. Smoking is prohibited in all public buildings within Washington State, as well as within 25 feet of any entrance door.
All incoming packages should be addressed with the name of the Catering and Conference Services Manager, name of the group or event, and the dates of the program. Please advise your Catering and Conference Services Manager of large shipments in advance, as it may be necessary to arrange offsite storage at the client’s expense. Boxes or freight over 75 pounds cannot be accepted.
Shipping and street address:
Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
99 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101