What Wedding Workshop has to say about this Partner:
The Social Affair absolutely nails it when it comes to delivering not only food that tastes amazing but also their presentations look like works of art in a swanky gallery. Kelly and her team go the extra mile to make your wedding and event dreams come true. They are so creative and meticulous and you’ll find they will exceed every expectation you have. Your guests will be raving about the food long after your magical night has ended.
What makes you different?
The Social Affair is completely customizable. We listen to our clients and then brainstorm how to make their menu as unique as they are! Our goal is to create an experience that is truly extraordinary and we do this by providing the highest level of customer service. We also pride ourselves on the presentation of our food. We are changing the way catering looks with our various stations and displays! Any client who walks through our doors is going to be welcomed into The Social Affair family.
What would be your “Walking Up to Home Plate” song that gets you pumped up?
“Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd of course!
Below is an extensive Q&A we hope you find valuable and gives you an insight into the quality of work you can expect from this vendor.
10 years as of 2019!
Yes, we offer plated, family style, cocktail, and food stations.
Yes, we do!
Yes, in fact, we encourage it. We want their menu to reflect who they are and their vision for the event.
We offer something way more extraordinary than just a tasting, we offer a gigantic cocktail party in which all of our prospective clients and current clients are invited to not only taste many offerings, but actually see The Social Affair in action. They will understand more completely our level of service, high standards for delicious foods and see our meticulous styling. You can’t get that full picture in a small tasting.
We charge per person.
Gratuity is left at the discretion of our clients and based on our level of service!
Yes, we can accommodate all dietary needs.
We understand that life happens! We will do everything within reason to accommodate last minute changes.
We don’t offer full size wedding cakes (there are so many incredible bakers in St. Louis!!) but we can make a simple 6 inch cakes for the couple to cut that would compliment one of our dessert stations.
We do not!
We work with the venue manager and any day-of coordinators to make sure the wedding goes smoothly. We want to ensure we have an up-to-date timeline in order for the event to seem seamless! We love working with Event Planners!
We can take care of all the rentals for your event and we don’t upcharge the rental fee. We want to take as much off the couple’s plate as possible! We ask our client for Pinterest boards, pictures and any other inspiration that they may want to share. We then provide them with a “mood board” of sorts with linen, china, glassware and flatware options that will help bring their vision to life!
Yes, the rentals we order are under our care and will be returned by or pick up arranged by The Social Affair.
The venue is typically in charge of table and chair placement.
We always bring our own culinary attendants and if bartenders are needed, we can provide those too. The cost is included in our proposal as our Standard Event Service fee and is 23% of the client’s food cost. If bartenders are needed, we have 1 per 50 guests at $28/hour with a 4 hour minimum required.
Not every venue has a kitchen, unfortunately. However, we bring in our own heating elements and create a make shift kitchen out of sight from your guests.
If a bar is needed, we are happy to provide bar service. It is priced per person from $10-$30 per person based on the length of the bar and the package the client requests.
We have a Soft Bar option that starts at $6 per person.
We offer vendor meals at half price of the food cost price.
It is a separate package that can be a wine pour with dinner or a champagne toast and it starts at $5 per person.
We do have fees or minimums for certain holidays (New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day, etc). If an event goes past the contracted time, then the client would be billed for the time at the end of the event.
10 days before the event.
Our staff comes 2 hours before the event and stays to clean up after until it is done.
Yes, we’ve always have received an A rating!
10% of the contract price.
The confirmation deposit is due 60 days before the event and the final balance is due one week before.
If the event is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time, the client is responsible for 100% of the food costs. They won’t be charged for labor and we will work to reschedule the event and not charge a new booking fee for the rescheduled event.