Catering by Marriott
The Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center is proud to be the exclusive caterer at the Augusta Convention Center. With our state of the art kitchen, our Executive Chef along with the catering personnel, stand ready and offer the finest quality product and service for all your events. A complete range of services are available to you including catered meals and banquets, coffee and refreshment services, theme parties, crew/staff catering, concessions and exhibit booth services. An Event Manager will be assigned to your event and will contact you up to three (3) months prior to your program.
To ensure a successful food and beverage program it is very important that menu selections and accurate attendance estimates be provided to your Event Manager well in advance. Catering event contracts will be prepared and distributed for each of your food and beverage functions. These contracts are to be reviewed, approved, signed and returned, along with full prepayment of estimated charges, not later than two (2) weeks prior to your event.
During the planning process, your Event Manager is your single source for planning your food service needs to ensure the success of your event. Once on site, your Event Manager will attend to the details of your food and beverage program.
The following are answers to some frequently asked questions to help get you started in the planning of your food and beverage program. For additional, more complete information see the General Information and Catering Policies.
When do I have to make my menu selections?
Menu selections should be made well enough in advance of your program to ensure that final approved Catering Event Contracts are returned to your Event Manager no later than two (2) weeks prior to your program.
What is the guarantee policy?
For most functions we require a guarantee three (3) working days prior to event move-in. Please refer to the chart included in the General Information and Catering Policies. For functions over 1,000 people or consisting of multiple entrees, we require a guarantee five (5) business days prior to event move-in.
Do you overset?
We prepare but do not set for five percent (5%) over the guarantee to a maximum of thirty (30), for all table service functions (i.e. plated or buffet meals).
What are the service and sales tax charges?
Currently our service charge is twenty-two percent (22 %) and applies to all food and beverage sales (including alcohol). The service charge is not distributed to staff as wages or gratuity. The current sales tax is eight percent (8%) and is added to all food and beverage sales, beverages, equipment rental, floral and service charges. An additional 3% city tax is added to liquor sales only. The service charge is taxable under the Georgia State Board of Equalization Regulation.