Looking for great ideas on how to save on catering costs for your next event at the Crystal Ballroom? Today, we have put together a list of three sneaky little tips that can help you provide a great meal for your guests, at a fraction of the cost.

Plated Meal or Buffet Line?

When interviewing caterers, do not hesitate to ask a lot of questions. When faced with the need to feed a lot of guests, many assume that a plated meal is one of the most expensive options, but this is not always the case. While it is certainly formal and adds an air of elegance to your event, sometimes paying per plate is less expensive than paying for a meal served at a buffet line, where guests can help themselves to all they care to eat. Ask potential caterers about all of your options before signing on the dotted line.

Do It Yourself with our “Cook and Drop” Option

Have a friend or relative that is not a professional chef but certainly knows how to feed a crowd? You may be able to save by hiring them to prepare part or all of the meal for the event. As us about our “Cook and Drop” feature when you contact us!

Provide Your Own Beverages

Our in-house bartender would be happy to serve your thirsty guests whatever beverages you wish to provide. We charge no cork fees or taxes, and can have your drinks chilled and ready to pour upon guest’s arrival.

The Crystal Ballroom has very open vendor policy, and is happy to work with you and your chosen vendors. Don’t have time to interview potential caterers? Let our staff use our professional connections to help you plan a spectacular event. Contact us today to learn more!