This is an excerpt from our contract and just want a second opinion that the service charge DOES include tip. After reading so many times, it becomes blurred and confusing.
"A service charge, currently 23% of the total food and beverage revenue(plus all applicable taxes) will be added to all food and beverage charges. Included as part of the service charge is a gratuity (currently 15% of total food and beverage revenue) that is paid directly to food and beverage service staff. The remainder of the service charge is retained by Hotel to cover non-itemized costs of the event. No other fee or charge, including administration fees, set up fees, labor fees, or bartender or food station fees, is a tip, gratuity, or service charge for any employee".
So, I'm reading this as the tip for our servers/bartenders is included, is that right? Or do we tip on top of the service charge? We will have separate bills for the bar tab & the food.
Thanks! I can always ask but wanted to check w/other brides first!