TAX & COST PROJECTIONS FORMULA
Event costing consists of many different factors. It is the responsibility of the client to have an estimated budget prepared prior to contacting the event planning company.
In order to provide potential clients with prices, we would have to engage in the following:
- Select 2 or three venues
- Pre select a catering menu in order to price for each venue for two to three separate time frames
- Estimate the audiovisual for each venue
- Estimate design costs without a theme outline
- Price menus for three different times if the client does not know what type of event or meeting they prefer.
In order to prepare an event quote the planner must “do work” with no guarantee of being employed. That said, our veteran planners can only give estimations. Unfortunately, CBD does not provide “proposals” for events, event consultations or budgets until after we have been hired. We will gladly provide an event consultation for a nominal fee.
The projected cost estimations are calculated based on a minimum of 100 attendees and does not include a venue tax and gratuity. Prices are Exclusive of 21% Service Charge and 10% Washington DC Sales Tax.