An Educated Consumer is Our Best Customer

An Educated Consumer is Our Best Customer

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“An Educated Consumer is our Best Customer”

The above slogan was created by Sy Syms in the 1960’s and that slogan still stands today. So many people call me and ask how much it would cost to cater their wedding or event and for 30 years I have the same thought each and every time I hear that question. My immediate thought is that you have not really done your homework yet and it’s clear that you might not know all the specifications needed to hire a caterer.

Here are some tips on how to start determining what you’ll need from a caterer,

  • Determine your budget
  • You and your partner each pick two wedding items that are important to you
  • Determine the approximate number of people that will be in attendance
  • Pick a month and also a few possible dates
  • Pick a time, whether it’s day or night

Once you’ve narrowed everything down and figured out the things that need figuring out, that’s the moment you want to call the caterer and say, “I would like to discuss the possibility of you catering my wedding. I have a budget of $80 per person and my husband must have fried calamari as well as craft beer. I want a beautiful all-white wedding cake and beautiful flowers. Can you make that happen?”

The lower the price, the more flexible you’ll need to be. Many caterers will discount a Friday night or a Saturday Day wedding. Instead of an open bar or a six-hour blowout wedding, you can have wine, beer, and sangria, as well as a brunch option. All of these alternatives can lessen your cost. Start your search, get educated, and make both Sy Syms, and Myself proud.

About Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals

Chez Vous is a full-service Staten Island catering company that offers everything from hall rentals to complete party planning services. We have a wide range of party rentals available for rent. Our team is more than delighted to cater at any location of your choosing on Staten Island or in the tri-state area.

We can also host your event at our historic Edgewater Hall. It’s exceptional compared to other Staten Island catering halls. The main hall of the three-story Victorian building features tin ceilings, exposed brick walls, authentic French doors and windows, a glass-enclosed porch, and solid oak floors. The second floor is a contemporary Manhattan-style loft with a comfortable yet unique feel and great views of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. So what are you waiting for?

Call Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals for questions or to book today: (718) 720-0900

For Booking or a FREE Quote

If you’re interested in booking a party or event at Edgewater Hall, please call us at (718) 720-0900 or fill out the contact form below:

Chez Vous, catering to the hip & stylish for over 35 years.

Whether you select Edgewater Hall as your party site or you have your own unique type of location in mind, Chez Vous Catering and Party Rentals promise to plan your affair with distinction.

Serving the tri-state area, we specialize in on-site and off-premise catering. We can host your event at Edgewater Hall or bring our services to you!

For booking, please call us at: (718) 720-0900

Speak to our owner, Ettore, directly: 1-347-723-1825

Staten Island: 691 Bay Street. Staten Island, NY 10304 [map]

Manhattan: 575 Madison Ave # 1006, New York, NY 10022 [map]

As Seen on My Fair Wedding

Chez Vous was a featured caterer on My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. To watch a clip and learn more about our appearance on the show: click here

As Seen On Inspired Bride

As Featured on Inspired Bride

Our 100 Years of Wedding Dresses project, which uses the historic Edgewater Hall as a backdrop was featured on Inspired Bride: click here