SWEET KATIE BEE'S
Party & Event Pricing and Policies
Our indoor space will accommodate up to 45 people comfortably, possibly a few more (this number will vary during COVID-19; see outdoor seating options). We have chairs and seating for 34 people, and guests can bring in extra chairs when needed. We also have 3 folding tables that guests may use free of charge. However, the setup and arrangement of these tables, as well as requested seating table arrangements, are the responsibility of the rental host/party (not SKB staff), unless a pre-arranged table map is agreed upon in the rental contract, for example, if a party needs two gift tables set up prior to arrival, this must be requested ahead of time.
Our outdoor space has socially distanced tables and seating for 26-38.
FEES: We charge a private party fee of $100 for two hours after-hours on days we are open -- Tuesday through Saturday. On days we are not open (Sunday and Monday), the fee is $150.
EVENT START TIME is when guests are permitted inside, no exceptions (at times, "early birds" arrive before the event, and it is important they understand we cannot serve them and prepare for your event); if the party stays past the two hour time limit, we charge $50 for each 15-minute increment over-time.We respect our staff's time and schedules, and additionally, we must compensate them. Therefore, please plan a "winding down announcement" to your guests (recommended 20-25 minutes depending on the size of the event) so they are fully exited from the building by the end of your scheduled two hours. Guests are welcome to congregate outside at cleared and cleaned tables after the event. If you wish to schedule your event for more than two hours, each additional hour is $75.
DECORATIONS: We allow hosts to decorate our space for events, and may (at no extra charge) come in up to a maximum of 30 minutes early with no more than 3 total attendees to decorate and set up. This time is not serviced by staff, as employees will be working on the food, drink, and arrangements for the event (staff will not be directed to decorate or arrange tables and chairs). All items attached to our walls, ceilings, floors, or fixtures must be removed without damage to our space; and guests will be responsible for removing all decorations from the space. **A good rule of thumb is to keep decorations simple. Decorations on dining, cake, and gift tables give the decor clear, memorable focus areas, whereas banners and balloons take away from those areas. Words of wisdom from van der Rohe, "Less is more!"**
FOOD AND BEVERAGES: All food, beverages, and desserts will be purchased from Sweet Katie Bee’s. In addition to our regular menu, we can also provide cheese, fruit, and sandwich trays, as well as appetizers. Please ask us for any ideas for foods suitable for your event, or let us know what ideas you have; we are able to accommodate almost any request. The only exception to the outside food and beverage rule is alcoholic beverages. Guests may bring in wine or other alcohol but we are not allowed to open or serve it. We do not have a liquor license.
For the coffee and smoothie bar, most hosts simply run a tab for any menu drinks their guests want. Another option is to pre-order carafes of drip coffee, chai, hot chocolate, or tea. Prices per carafe range from $20 to $25, and they serve up to 10 people each.
DEPOSIT: We require a deposit of $100.00, paid at least one week in advance, to book events. The fee is non-refundable if your party is cancelled less than one week in advance. We also request your food and beverage order one week in advance.
SERVING PIECES: We offer some of our serving pieces as a no-charge courtesy with a deposit. They must be returned CLEAN AND IN THE SAME SHAPE THEY WERE RECEIVED to be returned a full deposit.
If there are additional questions, please ask! Please call us at 618.622.9930 for the fastest response, or email us at
By officially booking the event and paying your deposit, you agree to these terms. Please acknowledge receipt, understanding, and compliance with these rules by signing below:
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