Dessert Party Minimums

Discussion in 'Disney Weddings and Honeymoons' started by nicolej92, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. nicolej92

    nicolej92 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    129
    So, in Passporter's, I read that the Disney catered event experience for a dessert party was $150 per person. When I look at some of the sample menus, they are only $30-$40 a person.

    I know some venues have a minimum to rent the venue, which is fine, but I am confused if I am supposed to design the menu to be $150 per person or if I am only paying the $30-$40 a person. I am very confused.

    Help?!
     
  2. TinkLoverSam

    TinkLoverSam DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,202
    @lurkyloo ? I'm thinking you are combining two events into one thought but I don't know all of the details
     
  3. Avatar

    Advertisement


    to hide this advert.
  4. drjackal31

    drjackal31 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2016
    Messages:
    41
    Are you talking about the Dessert Party version of Mini Wishes? Where you have a dessert party/cocktail party instead of a formal reception?
     
  5. lurkyloo

    lurkyloo The Attic was just perfect!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    14,462
    Those menus are just suggestions - they aren't the only option. In order to meet the $150 per person minimum to have a Wishes Catered Event, you would need to customize a menu that, when combined with your per person beverage expenses and the per person cost of your cake, reaches $150. So say your cake costs $15/person and your bar package is $40 per person, you and the chef would customize a menu that cost at least $95/person.
     
  6. nicolej92

    nicolej92 Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2015
    Messages:
    129
    I think I am getting myself confused. We are having a Swan and Dolphin wedding and just want to add the dessert party on at night. Would that be the $150 per person? Or just whatever I choose to spend on the menu with meeting location minimums.
     
  7. TinkLoverSam

    TinkLoverSam DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,202
    You just have to meet the F&B minimums of your location
     
    lurkyloo likes this.
  8. lurkyloo

    lurkyloo The Attic was just perfect!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    14,462
    Right, as @TinkLoverSam said, the $100/$125/$150 per person minimums are only for Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings events. Events planned through Disney's Catered events just have venue-specific minimums (and a new overall $1,000 minimum to plan an event through them).
     
    TinkLoverSam likes this.
  9. Laura Polley

    Laura Polley Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2016
    Messages:
    32
    I'm confused now. I've booked a Dessert Party through Disney Weddings and I thought it was a $250 food and beverage min in total rather than per person. Are they all different? *panic reads emails*. I'm sure it's to do with venue right?
     
  10. TinkLoverSam

    TinkLoverSam DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,202
    Yes, you have a $250 F&B minimum for your party based on the location. The other minimums are if you book a dessert party AS the reception not IN ADDITION TO the reception.
     
  11. Laura Polley

    Laura Polley Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2016
    Messages:
    32
    Phew! Thanks for clearing that up!
     
    TinkLoverSam likes this.
  12. Lisa0430

    Lisa0430 Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2017
    Messages:
    9
    Does anyone have sample menus for dessert parties I'm thinking of having on after our reception which we think is going to be at ariels
     
  13. TinkLoverSam

    TinkLoverSam DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,202
    @lurkyloo has some on her site here: http://disneytravelbabble.com/disney-weddings/sample-catered-event-menus/
    But you don't have to stick with their menus, you can get almost any desserts you want and as long as you meet the venue F&B minimums you can get a menu for almost any price point
     
  14. AmiAlice

    AmiAlice Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2013
    Messages:
    20
    Can anyone explain the process to me im even more confused now.

    If i wanted a private dessert party after my wedding in uk at epcot. What sort of prices would it be?
     
  15. lurkyloo

    lurkyloo The Attic was just perfect!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    14,462
    The process is slightly different if you are having a Disney's Fairy Tale Wedding than if you are getting married elsewhere. Is your wedding in the UK at Epcot, or are you saying you want a dessert party in the UK at Epcot?

    This episode of the podcast explains everything: http://disneyweddingpodcast.com/2016/07/06/how-to-plan-a-small-private-event-at-walt-disney-world/

    This post on my blog also explains everything: http://disneytravelbabble.com/how-to/private-party/

    Pricing depends on...
    • Where you want the party
    • How many guests you expect
    • Whether you need to transport your guests
    • Whether your guests have park admission
    If you can give us more details, we can help you estimate the price.
     
  16. AmiAlice

    AmiAlice Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2013
    Messages:
    20
    Ahh thank you.

    So we are planning to be married at Sea Breeze Point, ADRs at Flying Fish and then on to a Dessert Party and would really like it at the UK pub as there will only be 8-10 people.

    Most people will have the park admission. I dont think we will need transport as we can walk from the Boardwalk to Epcot.
     
  17. lurkyloo

    lurkyloo The Attic was just perfect!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    14,462
    OK, so this post will tell you specifically about planning for UK Pubside: http://disneytravelbabble.com/how-to/private-party/epcot-dessert-party/

    The venue fee is $150 and the food and beverage minimum is $250. There is 24% service charge on food and beverage and 6.5% tax on everything, including the service charge.
    • If you book through Disney Catered Events, you can't wear your wedding gown and they now require you to spend at least $1,000 overall; the one benefit is that you will only pay the $10/person viewing fee for guests who do not have park admission.
    • If you book through your Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings planner you can wear your wedding gown but you will pay the viewing fee for everyone except the bridal couple. Also, they may require you to pay a much higher deposit than Disney Catered Events requires. People have had mixed results with that.
    Also, no matter who you go through, they may at first tell you UK Pubside is not an option, but they just have to get permission from the park to use it.
     
  18. Costumesaremylife

    Costumesaremylife <font color=purple>If someone's baking. I'm eating

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2004
    Messages:
    1,306
    @lurkyloo Do you have any idea if there are minimums for the Muppets Courtyard or if Pizza Rizzo is available for actual weddings?
     
  19. lurkyloo

    lurkyloo The Attic was just perfect!

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2006
    Messages:
    14,462
    Both locations would require special permission from the park to do your reception there, but you can ask your sales consultant to request them. Sometimes you have to be really patient cuz it takes a while to hear back.

    The venue fee for Pizza Rizzo is $250, but the food and beverage minimum is not listed in the document I have. I don't have any recent info on Muppets Courtyard, so that pricing would have to come from the park team as well.
     

Share This Page