Lake Tahoe Catering FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Mountain Magic Catering

QuestionCan you help us find: a location, rentals, a florist, photographer and area activities?

Answer Mountain Magic can offer considerable insight into the planning of your Lake Tahoe wedding pulling from our active years of catering all types of parties and receptions. From our websites list of preferred venues and our professional opinion of local vendors and our knowledge of the area and what it can offer you. We live, play and work in our vacation community and welcome your questions. This has become an open door policy.

King Table
King Table

Veiled Wedding Cake
The cake too can be veiled!

Question Do I need a wedding consultant?

AnswerBy no means do you necessarily need a coordinator when working with Mountain Magic and its preferred rental companies. Together we can guide you through the details and then combine our services into one the day of with your creative control. If you wish to remove yourself from the planning and details that normally would fall on family and friends the day of. You may welcome coordination services and we can offer referrals.

Our preferred coordinators will accommodate a variety of services that can be customized and remove all of the potential stress of planning a wedding, (especially for larger detailed receptions) and can offer day of coordination. They will become the point person for all the questions everyone seems to have at the last moment. Our catering staff will then work with the coordinator proceeding and on site the day of. This will free your family and friends to enjoy the day and not be thinking of any logistics. From the early days of planning for such a special day, the consultant can help navigate the big picture of budget, location and vendors. This early planning with a third party willbring together the client's vision within Tahoe's very special setting.

Question What are your prices for a buffet reception compared to a sit down?

AnswerMountain Magic has never had set pricing nor menus. We cater various types of seasonal events with many different price points and staff requirements. The buffet format comprises of more selections in the sides and salads, and can lean towards a more casual affair allowing guests to mingle easier and is more reasonably priced due to less labor. A sit down tends to be a more formal affair, with a per head price that is slightly higher and necessitates additional staff.


Wine Bar
Wine Bar

 

Question Are we allowed to purchase our own beverages and do you have a corkage fee?

Answer We strongly believe that the client should be able to cut significant costs by purchasing the beverages of their choice at the best possible price. We do not charge a corkage fee. Nor a cake cutting fee.

Question Will the price of the wedding go up on the day?

Answer Our contract that is signed by the client, is not only easy to read but well laid out so that there are never any hidden costs that are applied the day of the event! If the event is going over the contracted time of the staff; we provide the client with the option to extend the staff's hours.

Tent Setup Awaiting Guests
Tent Setup Awaiting Guests
Catered Tent Setting
Catered Tent Setting