Wedding FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I create my own menu?
A: Yes, our food and beverage experts are happy to create a menu that reflects your wishes.  Our experienced team will work with you fulfill your requests.

Q: Can I taste all the food before the wedding?
A: Of course.  A complete tasting of all the selected menu items – including your cake – will be scheduled several weeks prior to your wedding.  At that time, we can make any necessary adjustments.

Q: How long will my reception last?
A: Generally, a wedding reception is planned for five hours.  You can extend the time if desired.  Your wedding specialist will advise you of any additional costs for the extended time.

Q: Can I have an open bar at the wedding?
A: You can elect to have an open bar or a selection of beer and wine.  Your wedding specialist will advise you on the costs and inclusions for each.

Q: Do you have suggested vendors for flowers, music, photography, etc?
A: Hyatt at The Bellevue can offer suggestions for ministers / officiates, floral arrangements, photographers, videographers and entertainment vendor requests for our bridal couples to contact directly.

Q: Can I host a farewell brunch or a rehearsal dinner at Hyatt at The Bellevue?
A: Certainly.  We have several locations that are appropriate for these occasions.

Q: Are taxes and gratuities included in the pricing?
A: No, your contract pricing will not include all taxes and gratuities.  All food and beverage is subject to a service charge and sales tax. Please remember, pricing is not final until a signed contract is returned to your wedding specialist.

Q: Can my guests have a late check-out the morning after the wedding?
A: We will try and accommodate your guests’ requests, however, this will be dependent upon the overall occupancy of the hotel on the day in question. 

Q: Can I decorate the reception room?
A: Generally, yes.  There will be certain limitations in some rooms, which your wedding specialist can review with you.   Allow us to give you ideas and suggestions that have successfully worked in the past.



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