Wedding Reception FAQs

In Buffalo (Hamburg) New York, on Southwestern Blvd. only 7 minutes from the Bills Stadium.
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In general, we have a guest minimum of 40 adults for any event but if you are booking for more than 12 months away, there are higher minimums on weekend dates. An administration fee of 20% will be added to your final bill. The administration charge is NOT a gratuity, this is not distributed to the employees providing your service. The administration charge will be retained by Michael’s Catering & Banquet Facility to pay competitive wages and enhance amenities.
No gratuities are expected and are optional. Our servers are paid a fixed hourly rate and do not work for tips, there is no gratuity or service charge required to be paid.

Our standard first deposit to book a single room for a wedding reception is $1,000.00 and that is due as cash or by check, no credit cards. Deposits are early payments that go right towards your balance due and are not considered room rentals or extra monies due.
Most receptions are then required to pay a second and possibly a third or fourth deposit depending how far away your reception date is from the day on which you sign your contract. Small events can have lower deposits due, and receptions booking more than one room will have higher deposits due, including the first installment.

Yes, your wedding ceremony may be performed at Michael’s.
Read more about Wedding Ceremonies at Michael’s.

Yes, you can bring in your own DJ personality, as long as they provide proof of insurance.

Michael’s offers buffet style menus, sitdown, strolling stations and yes there are price discounts for guests under 21 years old, the price depends on your choice of menu.

Yes, our Chef can accommodate allergy or food preference.

Dinner service will take approximately one hour.  A dedicated Event Coordinator will be assigned to your room to coordinate your dinner, bar service and special moments for the duration of your event.

Date, location, price, menu variety, management and staffing, room size, contract requirements, ceremony options.

A deposit and signed Contracts are due to confirm any party as a definite booking. The amount due depends on the room and the date being booked. Your deposit is due in cash or by personal check.
Michael’s trained staff can easily quote you different ranges and explain the differences between our Packages.

One of our trained managers can sit down with you in person. If you are out-of-town, we can work with you via email or phone. We will help guide you through the planning process. We can make suggestions and quote you different options so you can see how your budget is best spent. You can always call and ask us questions, or save them for a personal consultation.
We have plenty of office time saved for reception planning and will pre-plan the night with an itinerary that states many of the important moments of the night. At the reception, your event coordinator and servers will work to keep you and your guests satisfied.

Your final balance is due 14 calendar days prior in cash or by certified bank check made out to “Michael’s”.