Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to Tabrizi’s, a waterfront fabulous wedding venue at the heart of South Baltimore. We have had the opportunity to give couples the wedding of their dreams for over a decade now, and are planning to further offer our exceptional services for years to come.
Our location in the Harborview community complex overlooks the beautiful Marina and includes a large outdoor patio situated directly on the water so you can impress your guests with beautiful views and a relaxing atmosphere. We take pride in only performing one wedding on any one given day so that our efforts and attention are focused on you and your special occasion. The information below is to clarify how we do wedding business:
Q: What is your seating capacity for weddings and rehearsal dinners?
A: We can seat up to 240 guests for a formal sit-down dinner with a dance floor, band/DJ, or photo booth area. Our band area offers all the electrical needs of a large band. Our banquet tables are 60” across and can seat 8-10 people.
Q: Do you perform ceremonies as well?
A: Of course! Wedding ceremonies can take place on the first-floor outdoor patio directly on the water. A cocktail hour will follow at our large outdoor bar. In case of inclement weather, we do have a Plan B. In the case of Boston rain, the ceremony will be held on the second floor, with the succeeding cocktail hour on the first floor. Our staff will reset the reception area during this hour.
Q: How much a ceremony cost?
A: The ceremony cost is $1000. We set up, breakdown and cleanup. The duration time is 30 minutes. We don't offer or provide Arbors or flower, but we can recommend exceptional florists we work with.
Q: What is your room rental or site fee for weddings and how many hours do I get?
A: The room rental fee is $5000 for 5 hours. One hour cocktail and 4 hours reception. Ceremony time is $1000 extra for 30
All standard linens
Ceremony setup and breakdown.
An event coordinator will be on site
Our site fee/room rental for the year 2020 is $5000.00 for 5 hours, on Fridays and Sundays, the room rental fee is $2500,00.
A non-refundable booking deposit of $5000.00 is required at contract signing where your date will be locked. Thereafter, a food tasting for up to 4 people will take place free of charge. The deposit will be applied toward the final balance which is due 10 days prior to the event.
On average, the cost per person for food and open bar along with tax and gratuity is $135-180 per person, it can vary based on the bar level and the entrée selection you choose.
Q: Do you allow outside catering or liquor?
A: No outside liquor can be brought to our facility due to the current strict liquor license laws. However, wedding cakes and a licensed outside caterer are the only exception, accompanied by a food liability waiver signed by both, you and your licensed caterer. We permit outside licensed caterer for ethnic food, however, a modified room rental fee will be applied due to the loss of the food revenue.
Q: Do you have an event planner?
A: We offer an event coordinator free of charge. She takes care of the setup and execution of the event based on the specific contract and instructions on table setup and floor layout. Let our coordinator handle communication with vendors so that all you are thinking about on your wedding day is your significant other. If choose to hire your own coordinator/planner, we will be delighted to assist him/her in any way we can.
Q: Do you offer parking?
A: Yes, parking is adjacent to the building with ample parking. Parking is $5 per hour, max $20 for the day. We validate for 2 hours.
Q: Do you offer food tasting?
A: Indeed, you choose 3 entrees and six appetizers from the catering menu for the tasting, and we will pair the wines. The tasting is free for the first 4 guests, each additional is $95.
Q: Is your facility handicap accessible?
A: Yes, we offer a large elevator leading to the reception area, and also offer handicap accessible bathrooms on both levels.
Q: Do you have a preferred vendor list?
A: Yes, we work with some of the best vendors in the wedding industry. We have high standards and the vendors we endorse have continuously exceeded our expectations over the years. Of course, you can always bring your own vendors, as there are no obligations, and we will assist them in any way we can.
Q: Can I use sparklers and confetti?
A: Sparklers are allowed on the street only in front of the building at departure. The Marina and the fire marshal have strict rules lighting fire near boats, gasoline, and wood! Confetti can be used only if it is biodegradable, and only outside the reception area.
Q: Are there any restrictions on decorating? When can I access the facility?
A: We would like to have your items such as favors, candles, overlays, etc. at least 2 days prior so that our event coordinator can set up the reception area. If you wish to have more elaborate decorations, you can access the reception area 1 day prior to the event, if necessary. All of your vendors have access 4 hours prior for setup, one hour after the event for a band to break down, and 30 minutes for a DJ. No items can be hung from the ceiling or pinned to the walls. All candles must be in fire-proof containers as per fire marshal laws.
Q: Do you offer rehearsal dinners?
A: Yes! We offer many rehearsal dinners throughout the year, especially on Fridays, which can last about 3-4 hours based on size. Our capacity ranges from 30 - 240 people! We typically begin with an open premium bar and passed appetizers, followed by a preset house salad and dual entrée choice for the price of one, or up to three entree choices. The event closes with your choices of dessert, coffee, and tea. Wine is served during dinner, and the bar is open the entire event. Vegetarian meals or dietary restrictions are welcome. Free 2 hour parking is included.
Q: Are there any special meals for kids and vendors?
A: Yes. All vendor meals are ½ price and all kids’ meals are priced at a flat rate of $15. Kids’ meals consist of chicken tenders and fries. All guests under 21 years of age are omitted from the bar calculation, however, a flat fee of non-alcoholic beverages is applied in the amount of $10 per person. (Vendors included).
Q: What is the amount of the deposit?
A: To secure the date, a nonrefundable deposit of $5,000 is required. A food tasting for the couple takes place 4-5 months prior to the wedding day. A contract will be established after the food and beverage selections have been made.
Q: When are payments due?
A: Final payment and a final headcount are due 10 days before the event. A final meeting with the bride will also take place to review the timeline so all vendors and the caterer are on the same page.
Q: Do you offer a bridal suite?
A: Most brides come directly from the hotel ready, the bridal party can have a private area on the second floor to refresh with some sparkling wine while the guests arrive on the first level.
Q: Are there any other fees?
A: There are no hidden fees. All food items and room rental fees are taxable at the current 6% sales tax rate. All alcoholic beverages are taxable at the 9% sales tax rate. A service fee, also known as a gratuity, is applied to all food and beverage amounts at a rate of 22% and is taxable at the 6% sales tax rate as it is mandated by the Comptroller of Maryland.
Q: Is there any cake cutting and service fee?
A: Yes. If your cake is made by an outside baker, we charge $2.50 per person to cut and serve your cake. However, if you use one of our out-sourced bakeries, this fee is waived.
Q: When can I set up or decorate? Any restrictions?
A: We do all the setup and decoration 1-2 days prior to the event per your instructions. Nothing can be hung from the ceilings or tacked to the walls in order to maintain the beauty of our facility and to adhere to the fire marshal laws. Candles can be used as long as they are contained to prevent fire or hot wax accidents. Sparkles can be lit on the street-side away from the marina per fire marshal laws.
Q: Can I leave my items after the wedding for a later pickup?
A: Yes. We understand your timeline and want to accommodate your needs to make the process as seamless as possible. We ask that you take all valuable items with you at your departure. However, anything you want to leave can be picked up 1-2 days after the event. Your florist may also come at a later time to pick up any left vases, etc.