Banquet Protocol

Information necessary to confirm your private party or group event.



BANQUET PRICES: Are available only for groups of 20 or more. No other discounts can be taken on banquet prices. Prices are subject to change without notice, and prices are only confirmed when a deposit has been made. The Hotel is open every day. Luncheon menu parties must begin no later than 2:00 P.M.

RESERVING THE DATE: A tentative reservation can be made by telephone. This reservation is confirmed upon receipt of a deposit check in the amount of $5.00 per estimated guest attendance. Deposits are nonrefundable, but all of the deposit is deducted from the total banquet bill on the day of the event. We CANNOT guarantee a private room for less than twenty guests.

MENU SELECTION: The Holly Hotel utilizes only fresh ingredients and food products. We do not use any products that are frozen or microwaveable, nor do we use any food additives or sulfites. Every order is prepared "ala minute," or to order. Unless other arrangements are made, all banquet selections must be limited to three menu items.

THE 10% GUARANTEE: One week prior to your event, our Manager or Chef should be contacted with a good estimate of the number of persons attending as well as the number of entrees to have prepared. This count may be updated 72 hours prior to the event. At the 72 hour point, we will guarantee the count with you and our kitchen will prepare for your count, plus 10% more. You will be charged for the exact count of guests served on the day of your event. In every case, if the number of guests falls below 10 % of your guarantee, you will be charged for 90 % of your guaranteed count.

ADDITIONAL CHARGES: We add 6% Michigan sales tax and 19% gratuity to all bills at the conclusion of the party. Any additional charges incurred by our staff for your event (such as dance floor rentals, specially-ordered flowers, etc.) are added to your bill. We do not charge for our normal linen setup, cleanup or room rental when food service is involved. Use of additional rooms (i.e. for meetings) is $75.00 per room. Use of rooms in excess of 4 HOURS is $50.00 per hour for labor charges. During the month of December, excess hours are billed at $100.00 per additional hour of use.

PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS: All charges must be paid on the day of the event by cash, guaranteed check, money order or credit card. Personal checks must be guaranteed with a credit card. We do not issue separate checks for groups. Direct bill or house charge accounts must meet special requirements and arrangements must be made in advanced.

SPECIAL SITUATIONS: Provisions will be made for persons with special dietary limitations for religious or medical reasons. Advance notice of the situation is appreciated and will be accommodated. We reserve the right to approve all outside entertainment. No food or beverages may be brought into the Hotel without our prior, written approval.

CONFIRMATION: Credit card deposits made by telephone ARE CONFIRMED at the time the card number is given to us and are NOT REFUNDABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

Please print and mail this page with your non-refundable deposit check to: The Holly Hotel 110 Battle Alley, Holly, MI 48442 (248) 634-5208

Required Deposit: Lunch/Tea Events, $5.00 per person. Dinner/Brunch/Buffet Events, $10.00 per person.


Please confirm the date,_____________________ 200__ for a group of _________ persons. I will contact you prior to the event with an estimated count of guests and I will contact you 72 hours in advance with my guaranteed number of guests.

Signature:________________________ Print Name:________________________


Amount of Deposit __________________

City:________________________________ State: ____________Zip: _________

Telephone, Day: _________________Telephone, Night: _____________________


Thanks for Considering the HISTORIC HOLLY HOTEL !

The Holly Hotel is a young, privately owned company founded in June 1979, has achieved national acclaim and maintains an outstanding reputation as one of Michiganís best restaurants. We have appeared in national publications such as The New York Times, Bon Appetit magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Signature Magazine, Midwest Living and many others. In 1992, the Holly Hotel was selected by the President and Mrs. Bush as their only dinner stop during their "Spirit of America" Whistle-stop campaign in Michigan.

In addition, the Holly Hotel has been critically acclaimed for its cuisine by every major food critic in Michigan, and has received consistently high scores. We are listed as Mobil Three Stars and approved and recommended by the American Automobile Association (AAA).

This restaurant has employed the best culinary techniques and management skills available in the state. It has always been the goal of the Holly Hotel to provide the best possible cuisine and service to its customers in an elegant, yet affordable atmosphere. It is highly unusual for any restaurant located in an isolated area like Holly to achieve such wide acclaim. It has been solely through the efforts of the staff of the Holly Hotel and a remarkable following of loyal customers that this achievement has been made possible.

Our customers have told us that one of our greatest strengths is that we are one of the few remaining large restaurants that continues to be family owned and operated. As a third generation restaurateur, I realize that we must maintain a personal level of interest and involvement in every aspect of the business to remain successful. Our staff works together on each event to insure that your party will be successful. Please feel free to contact me or our Special Events Coordinator.

Very best, 

George M. Kutlenios


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Revised: March 23, 2008 .