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children's plate prices for reception

What is a reasonable rate for kids' plate (ages 3-12) at the reception. It was not in our signed contract and I wrote to the hall confirming $25 - as that what most venues in the city had - but they said 25% off the adult plate. I am quite shocked as that doesn't seem to account for the bar; not to mention that 1-course chicken fingers shouldn't cost the equivalent of our adult 6 courses, including filet mignon.

Re: children's plate prices for reception

  • achiduckachiduck member
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    edited December 2011

    Our childrens plate cost is 2/3 the cost of the adult meal.

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  • edited December 2011
    We paid approximately 33.00 per child. I guess it depends where you are having your reception? Our is at Hockley Valley, so we expected to pay a bit more. I believe anywhere in the 30 range is ok!

  • edited December 2011
    is that in Toronto?
  • edited December 2011
    that was directed at achiduck - is that in Toronto?
  • edited December 2011

    Where is your reception being held, I know t was briefly mentioned when I booked our hall, though, I can't remember if it was 25% or $25 now... guess i'll have to put in a call..

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  • blush64blush64 member
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    edited December 2011
    I am paying $43 for the kids meals. (Woodbridge)
  • achiduckachiduck member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_canada-toronto_childrens-plate-prices-reception?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:613Discussion:4186a80f-1d4b-41db-86fe-b528477f4559Post:f402caf6-d69c-4b14-9399-6733aa221d88">Re: children's plate prices for reception</a>:
    [QUOTE]that was directed at achiduck - is that in Toronto?
    Posted by ldiniz[/QUOTE]

    No, that's in Kitchener - about 45 minutes outside of Toronto.
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  • LittlinLittlin member
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    edited December 2011
    Children were 40% less than adults at our venue.
  • unplainjaneunplainjane member
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    edited December 2011
    we paid $27 but the standard price for something like chicken fingers was $20, but since our kids were on the older side we wanted them to be served a smaller portion of the 4 course adult meal. i would say it was about 40% of the cost of the adult meal. this is in niagara on the lake.
  • ring_popring_pop member
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    edited December 2011
    I think our kids' meals were 30% the price of the adult meals, but there was also a "youth" meal for over 12 and under 19 which was about 60% of an adult meal price (basically the same meal, minus bar costs).
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  • edited December 2011
    Our children plates are 50% off adult meals, so they are $22.50 (plus tax, & tip).  Our alcohol is being supplied by us, so that isn't discounted out of the price either.
  • vexievexie member
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    edited December 2011
    I got married in Kitchener.  Our adult plates were $82/pp, the children's plates were $20/pp.
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  • stephanieceestephaniecee member
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    edited December 2011
    We are in Burlington. There are kids aged 3-11 and only a few.

    Our caterer agreed to charge $7.95 +18% service charge + 13% tax for the kids`chicken fingers meals only, since they are not the ``money makers``.

    So essentially $10.62 for the kids meals, while the adult price, including bar is approx. $110 per person.

    They planned on charging us much more for a smaller version of the main courses, but we just asked for chicken fingers and they said fine!!



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