What does an average wedding cost?
The cost of a reception at our venues ranges from $500 – $35,000+ depending on your guest count and menu. According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding was $33,900 in 2019.

Do we have to pay a rental fee?
Nope! CBU doesn’t charge a venue rental fee.

What is the alcohol policy?
At our venues, all alcohol has to be purchased and provided by CBU. We have flexible bar packages for you to choose from so that you can customize, customize, customize!

What is your weather contingency backup plan?
As event planners, we have always have a Plan B! All of our outdoor ceremonies are able to take place inside our event spaces in the case of inclement weather. We’ll be able to host your indoor ceremony and flip the space for your reception without you or your guests even noticing.

Do we have to use the in-house caterer?
Yes, we take care of it all! You don’t have to worry about securing another caterer when you book a Catering by Uptown event because we are your selected in-house caterer. Our menus are diverse and have a wide range of options including Nigerian, Indian, and Ethiopian cuisine, so if there is a menu item you want, ask us and we’ll make it happen.

Is there parking on-site at your venues?
Definitely! All of our venues have a private parking lot that will be available to you and your guests for the duration of your event.

Can I bring in a cake from an outside vendor?
While we do have a fantastic in-house baker, you can certainly bring in a cake from an outside vendor.

Are we allowed to bring in our own decorations?
Absolutely! We do offer some decor items such as our glass centerpiece selections and selections from our vast linen inventory, but you’re more than welcome to bring in personal decor to accent the space and make it your own!

Do we need to schedule a rehearsal? Can we hold the rehearsal at the venue?
We do offer rehearsal services at our venues, but you might not need to schedule one! The perk of a Catering by Uptown event is that we not only include a catering Planning Executive to help you through your wedding planning journey, but we also include a Catering Supervisor who acts as your day-of coordinator! Your Catering Supervisor will take care of organizing and instructing your ceremony processional so that a rehearsal isn’t necessary and you have one less thing to worry about!

What time can my vendors start setting up for the wedding?
Your vendors have 1.5 hours before your event starts to get set up.

XO, Your Planners
Maddy & Cassidy