contact us by telephone or email to determine if the date you
wish is available— the earlier in the process the better. If
possible have a couple of suitable alternate dates in mind. If
the date is available and you wish to use our services we will
enter your event on our calendar. If you wish to rent a specific
venue or it is on a day when we might need to close our calendar
to accommodate your event, we generally send you a request for
your signature on a letter of guarantee and request a preliminary,
non-refundable deposit while the planning process moves forward.
This letter of guarantee and deposit assures you the date on our
calendar. On less heavily booked days, we are happy to tentatively hold the date but will not consider it a firm booking
absent an executed letter of guarantee or a signed contract with
We will then discuss your particular wishes. Our website has very
helpful information for you as background for this discussion.
we have determined that you have a serious interest in using
our firm and that in general we can accommodate your budget, we
will be happy to send you a written proposal for your review.
Typically we do this by email or fax. We will then fine-tune this
proposal with you to be sure everything you wish is included and
the estimated costs are expressed. Once you have approved the
proposal we will send you a final contract for your signature with
a deposit request. This contract must be returned to our offices
with your deposit prior to your event.
About one week prior to your party we ask that you submit your
final guest count or ‘guaranteed number of guests’. At this time
we typically request a final deposit equaling at least 95% of
the aggregate anticipated charges. We will use your ‘final guaranteed
number of guests’ or the ‘actual count of guests attending’ to
render your final invoice after the party.
A final invoice will be issued following the party. Final payment
in full is required within ten days of receipt of this invoice.
We accept checks, cash or wire transfer of banking funds in consideration
for our services. We are unable to accept credit cards.
You will love how easy our business-like approach makes giving
a party. It will save you worry and money. You will have everything
in writing for your reference and know what to expect. At Jackson
and Company we deliver on our promises.