Frequently Asked Questions

These are just a few of the questions which we’re asked most-often. Every wedding is a unique occasion with its own unique circumstances… please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us with any questions you have.

What type of catering do you provide?

We offer a full service, on-site catering staff managed by Savor, Alaska and lead by our award winning certified executive chef, Richard Hubbard – one of only a few in the entire state.

Also, unlike other places, Savor Alaska is dedicated to customizing the perfect reception you’ve envisioned. We realize every event is unique (or at least it should be) and that’s why we’ll help you craft your idea of the perfect reception with the assistance of our catering professionals. From menu selections and floor plans, to table settings, we will assist you on every aspect of your event to make the process as simple for you as possible.

Can I have a bar at my reception?

Absolutely! We offer a full bar which can be hosted, semi-hosted or a cash bar. We offer a full array of wines, beers and spirits. Our wines can be sold per glass or per bottle and our most beers can be sold by the full or half keg as well. We can also create a special signature drink and butler pass them to all your guests. We recommend about 1 bar per every 125 guests to keep lines down to a minimum.

What is included in the room rental fee?

We’ll provide and setup all the tables and chairs you need, such as the cake table, guest book table, gift tables and guest tables, as well as elevated stages for the DJ and head table. We’ll also install a large cherry wood dance floor, place the linens on the tables, create electronic lobby and room signage and then clean up after your event. Plus we’ll work with you to determine the best mood lighting for your event and assign you an event manager for the day to insure that all goes well.

Who will be working with me to plan my wedding or reception at the center?

Your event will be planned by a team headed by our Beverly Clark Certified Wedding Professional. With years of experience and professionalism, attention to detail and budget conscious approach, our Specialist will help you organize the smallest details, guide you through the endless room, menu and serving options, design a floor plan based on your needs and review your decorating and lighting choices. From your first phone call to your big day, we will help you plan your special day.

What is an Event Manager?

With your wedding and or reception you will be assigned an Event Manager. Their sole responsibility is to ensure the room is set to the specifications of your approved floor plan. They will be there to answer any questions you might have, direct lost guests, make sure your signage is accurate, show you where your dressing room(s) is located and add/move/change additional last minute convention center furniture, if needed. And finally, introduce you to your food and beverage captain once your food service begins.

Your on-site Event Manager is also available to greet your vendors in the following capacity:

  • DJ/Band for setup and assist them in anything they would need that we can provide.
  • Greet wedding cake delivery person and show them where to setup.
  • Meet your floral delivery person and direct them to your room. Some floral pieces may be placed (if requested) into our cooler until they are ready to be set out. If you wish your table centerpieces to be set out by our banquet staff, please let us know ahead of time – additional fees may apply.
  • Greet your Audio and or Visual person and direct them to their setup location.
  • Control the desired lighting for your room and change the lighting scheme later if necessary.

Can I hold the space while I think about it?

Of course, we are happy to hold the space for two weeks so that no other bride can rent it while you are still reviewing your options. Just let us know the particular day you want us to hold and to please let us know your decision either way at the end of the holding period.