Catering & Event Policies

Menu Selection

Please provide your menu selection to the catering department 2 weeks in advance of your event to ensure availability. Menu prices are guaranteed for two months from the date of booking. When selecting your menu choice, please remember that for each meal function, the menu must be identical for all guests attending.

The kitchen will gladly provide for vegetarians (specify type of vegetarian i.e. vegan, ovo, etc.) and special dietary restrictions if informed 72 hours before your event. Any changes under/after this time frame will be charged additionally.

Gourmet menus

Our Executive Chef would be happy to meet with you and develop a special menu for your event. Please note, certain items require up to two weeks advance notice for delivery.

Taxes

**Please note that prices do not include taxes.

Menu prices and other items are subject to change based on market conditions. Final price may be confirmed 60 days prior to your event. A 17% service charge will be added, as well as 13% HST.

Attendance

We request the catering department be informed by 12 noon 72 hours prior to your event to guarantee the attendance at your function. Functions held on Mondays and Tuesdays require confirmation by 12 noon on the Thursday prior to the event.

If the guaranteed number has not been received, the billing will reflect the number of persons for which the function was originally booked.

The Rideau Club will prepare 3% more than the guarantee to a maximum of 10 people. Guarantee increases within 72 hours are subject to a $10.00 per person surcharge.  The Club cannot guarantee the same menu option will be available.

Cancellation

As per our cancellation policy, Members will be charged for private functions which are not cancelled 72 hours prior to the time of the event.

Attire

Members and guests are required to conform to the approved standards of attire at all times. For greater certainty, the following guidelines shall be respected:

Casual Business Attire for all special events

a. For men : smart, casual tailored trousers or pants; jacket optional but recommended; shirts with collars and sleeves and turtleneck sweaters.

b. For women : smart, casual tailored trouser or pants; skirts; collared shirts; collarless shirts; blouses and sleeveless summer dresses.

NOT PERMITTED ANYWHERE IN THE CLUB

Faded, torn or worn casual trouser/pant or any trouser/pant that sits below the natural waistline, cargo pants, t-shirt, shorts, sweatshirts, athletic shoes, open toe shoes for men, casual sandals (ie. flip flops) for women, any apparel with slogans or commercial messages.

 The foregoing provisions apply equally to Guests of Members. It shall be the  responsibility of Members to ensure that their Guests are aware of these rules.

Photographers

Photographers, cameramen and media reporters shall not be invited, in that capacity, to the Club premises without special authorization

Closing of club

In accordance with the House Rules of the Club, the Club is closed at midnight.  The last call is to be made at 11:40 p.m.  Extra labour and transportation will be charged after midnight.

Conduct

Members are responsible for the conduct of their Guests.

Additional Information

Click here for further information about “Additional Charges” 

Click here for your “Event Checklist”