Awwww so my FI took it upon himself to write a letter to our law-makers in the state about the fact that all of a sudden these wedding halls are now charging a 20% "Administrative fee" on TOP of 20% gratuity and 8.875% tax. When I asked 3 different places what an administrative fee was, they all gave diff responses... "It goes to the owner", "It pays for the food", "It goes to our staff"... I've been LIVID because you are now charging almost 50% of the total HUGE bill in FEES. ANd I'm sorry but where are those tens of thousands going if not to your owner, the food and the staff? SO this HAS to be bullshit!!! It's not fair, not right and something needs to be done. This has to be illegal! Anyone who agrees to pay this is a total asshole. I'm proud of him for writing in to someone about this. I can't possibly be the only one who has come across this. I have been told by one venue who does NOT charge this that it IS in fact illegal. I want to point this out to all of you so you are aware of this too. Do not pay this. They are taking MAJOR advantage of us brides and it cost enough money to get married these days. This isn't right.