Breaking Down the Menu Pricing Setups: Per Person, Hourly, A La Carte, & Charge
In Gather, there are four different pricing set-ups available as you create new menus in Settings or within individual Bookings. Here's a look at building a menu with the 4 different types of pricing: Per Person, Hourly, A la Carte, and Charge!
1. Per Person Menu
Pricing is calculated by the number of guests you're expecting.
This is a great option for your tasting Menus, Prix Fixe options and Buffets. The Quantity number in the upper right corner of the Menu pulls from the Guaranteed Guest Count on the Details page when creating the Booking, and it updates automatically.
2. Hourly Menu
Pricing is calculated by the hour.
This is a good option for cocktail hours and beverage packages. You can add as many hours as you need!
For example, if your pricing is Per Person for 3 hours, you'll want to make sure to include the pricing specifications for each hour. Just click 'Add an Hour' in the blue text to keep adding hours on!
3. A la Carte Menu
Pricing is calculated by the individual Menu Items. Items are priced individually, and you can specify Item Quantity.
Perfect for venue rental fees, miscellaneous (non F&B items), appetizer selections, platters, and any other individually-ordered items.
Note: Once saved, Gather will total up only the items that have Quantities. If the Quantity field is left blank, then that particular item will not show up on the guest's Event Summary and/or Proposal.
4. Charge Menu
Pricing is a flat rate and does not take headcount into consideration. This set-up is perfect for any fees that do not vary in price and do not require a detailed description (i.e Room Rental, A/V).
Note: Charge menus do not give you the option to add in Sections, Subsections, or Items. The description on a Charge menu is only visible internally, so if you need to provide your guest with additional information on the charge, you may wish to use a different pricing set-up.