Minimums and Terms / Payment Procedures

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Catering & Minimums
All food is prepared on site in The Abbey’s gourmet kitchen, ensuring the finest quality and presentation. There is a required food minimum of $5,500 (daytime events concluding by 4:00 p.m.) or $7,000 (evening events starting after 6:00 p.m.) The enclosed menus include complimentary facility rental for four (4) hours. Additional hours available at a per hour charge. Rental fees of $750 per hour apply if food minimums are not met, or when your event exceeds 4 hours. Outside caterers are not allowed at The Abbey.

Reception and Ceremony Site
We offer the elegant and historical Abbey for both your ceremony and reception. The Abbey also has an intimate room for dressing and for assembly of your bridal party.

The Abbey, a division of Hornblower Cruises & Events, is well known for its award winning, high quality service. We take great pride in our outstanding reputation, one that guarantees your wedding will be a successful event.

We will work with you to decide which beverage arrangements will best suit your needs.

Hosted bars include bar set-ups and bartenders. No host cash bars and hosted tally bars are available with a set-up charge of $200.00 per bar. One bar per 100 guests is recommended. A handling fee of $15.00 per bottle is charged when wine is brought into The Abbey. This option is only available in combination with a purchased wine and beer bar or greater. Note: Guests are only allowed to bring in wine selections not offered by The Abbey.

Service Charges & Sales Tax
All food and beverage is subject to an 18% service charge and applicable California state sales tax..

Payment Procedure
A non-refundable deposit of $3,000 along with a signed contract and signed Charter Agreement, is required to secure the date, time and facility. Your final guarantee guest count is due seven days prior to the ceremony and reception. Your final guarantee cannot decrease once it has been given, however you may always add guests. The remaining balance is due five (5) days prior to your reception in the form of cash, a cashier’s check, or money order. Personal checks and/or credit cards will not be accepted for final payment.