Ardenwood Historic Farm Weddings and Events
Where history and hospitality tie the knot

Ardenwood Events Buffet Menu

Catering Deposits/Payments
The first deposit/payment is 25% of the estimated catering and service charges and is due upon booking. The second payment is an additional 25% of the estimated catering and service charges and is due 6 months before the event. Final payment is due 10 working days prior to your event. Palmdale Estates Events does not accept credit cards or credit card checks. Payments should be made by personal check or cashiers check. All deposits are non-refundable regardless of the date or reason of cancellation. 

Sales Tax
As mandated by the State Board of Equalization, 9..25% sales tax is calculated on the total food, rental items and service fee.
Final Count
A final count will be required 10 days prior to your event. There will be no refunds or adjustments for cancellations once the final count has been provided. Palmdale Estates Events will only set for 5% over the Lessee’s final guest count. Extra place settings over 5% will be charged at $10.00 per setting. The $10.00 charge covers rental items and service only. Due to insurance and health regulations, Palmdale Estates Catering does not package left over food for clients to take home.
Beverage Service
For a fee of $20.95 per adult, Palmdale Estates Events provides unlimited non-alcoholic beverages  (Lemonade, Water and Sodas) and unlimited Red and White Wines, Domestic Beer and Champagne. All glassware, ice, clear plastic tumblers, and buckets are included. Kids/guests under 21 are charged at $9.95/per. The tumblers are used to serve children and also during the last hour of Lessee’s beverage service in order to collect all wine, beer, soda, and champagne glassware. Beverage service fees are for a 4 1/2 hour period, which includes from the start of appetizers through the dance party. Beverage service ends 1 hour before the close of the facility. If extended beverage service is requested, a fee of $5.00/ person will be applied + overtime fees. 

Bartender-$175.00 Two bartenders are required per 100 guests. 
Babies and Children
There is no charge for babies that do not require a place setting. A discount of 20% will be given to children 10 years and under or a children's meal may be purchased for $29.95.  Kids' meals include Chicken Strips, 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese and Buttered Corn. 
Approximately one staff personnel per 20 guests is provided. All staff will be dressed in formal uniforms. A $300.00 Venue Managers fee and a $500 Day of Coordinator fee will be charged to all events. The Venue Manager will oversee the venue logistics and staff management and the Coordinator will coordinate the itinerary of events during the reception and will be handling all requests of the couple, bridal party and family members. 
Cake Cutting
Provided at no extra charge. Palmdale Estates Events will cut and serve the cake as well as provide disposable cake napkins, plates, and forks for cake service. If real chinaware and silverware is requested, a $1.50 fee per person will be charged.

* 100 person minimum on all events (Friday/ Sunday) and 140 person minimum on Saturdays during June-September.
*Please inquire about catering minimums as they very based on day of week and time of year.