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  How far in advance do I need to book my event?

A. Typically hotels need advance notice of at least 2 - 3 months for an event. The larger your event the more advance notice the better. A wedding should be booked at least 6 months in advance and a year is not unusual.

What is the typical deposit required?

A. 50% is generally required when the contract is signed. The balance is due the day of the event. Be sure to check the hotel/caterer for any penalties that may apply for cancellation of your event. Each hotel/caterer is different but typically, 25% is charged with any cancellation after the contract is signed. Cancellation within 7 days of an event 50% and many hotels/caterers will require 100% payment if you cancel within 3 days of your function.

How far in advance will I need to confirm the number of guests?

A. You should have a general idea of the number of guests when you sign the contract. A final count is usually required within 2 weeks. Please check with your vendor to verify their policy.

Who has the largest banquet facilities?

A. For a seated event, Guam Hotel Okura, Guam Marriott Resort, Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, the Hyatt Regency Guam and the Palace Hotel can seat 500 persons and in some cases a few more depending on whether a stage or dance floor is required.

What if my party is larger than the maximum capacities listed?

A. Talk to the hotel about accommodating your guests in a variety of smaller rooms which are adjacent to the main ballroom. Or, set up the buffet in the lobby area to maximize sitting room.

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