Wedding FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I create my own menu?
A: Yes, our food and beverage experts are happy to create a menu that reflects your wishes.  Our experienced team will work with you fulfill your requests, whether your celebration is held at Grand Hyatt Washington or any other location. In addition to our outstanding traditional catering, we offer the only dedicated hotel kosher kitchen in the city, as well as our own in-house pastry kitchen.

Q: Can I taste all the food before the wedding?
A: Of course.  A complete tasting of all the selected menu items, including your cake, will be scheduled several weeks prior to your wedding.  At that time, we can make any necessary adjustments.

Q: How long will my reception last?
A: Generally, a wedding reception is planned for four hours.  You can extend the time if desired.  Your wedding specialist will advise any additional costs for the additional time.

Q: Can I have an open bar at the wedding?
A: You can elect to have an open bar, a limited selection of wine and beer or a cash bar.  Your wedding specialist will advise you on the costs and inclusions for each.

Q. Do you offer catering for weddings held at locations other than Grand Hyatt Washington?
A: Certainly. Our offsite catering division, Grand Cuisine, is well regarded around the Washington DC area as offering some of the finest service for events held in many locations. Our experienced team has worked in a variety of settings, from museums and halls to private homes, parks and aboard boats of all sizes.

Q: Do you have suggested vendors for flowers, music, photography, etc?
A: We are proud to include Grand Floral & Design as part of our company. As one of the most sought-after floral designers in the city, we strive to create stunning displays that gracefully complement your reception design. We also work on a regular basis with trusted vendors for music, photography and other wedding services you may need.  We will be happy to give you contact information.

Q: Can I host a morning-after brunch or a rehearsal dinner at the Grand Hyatt Washington?
A: Certainly.  We have several locations that are appropriate for these occasions.

Q: Are taxes and service charges included in the pricing?
A: No, your contract pricing will not include all taxes and service charges.  Please remember, pricing is not final until a signed contract is returned to your wedding specialist.

Q: Can I decorate the reception room?
A: Allow us to give you ideas and suggestions that have successfully worked in the past.  We invite you to peruse our Design Room, where you can see and touch samples of linens, table settings and other elements to create your dream reception. Of course, our wedding specialist will be happy to assist you in acquiring anything we may not have readily available.


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