For parties with a bigger guest list, any kind of hors d’oeuvres or starters and/or plated food service, full-service staffing is the only way to go. For such an event, having the proper number of servers is a MUST. Based on the information you give us we’ll work with you to come up with the proper number of staff to make sure your food is served at its optimal best and that your guests are well cared-for.
Beach parties are fun and romantic and seem to typify summers in the Hamptons. Planning a beach party, however, is a bit more involved than planning one on dry land. Here are the following things to consider when deciding on a beach party.
For large parties on the beach (and even on private property for that matter), clients are required to obtain a mass gathering permit from the Town of East Hampton or Southampton depending on location. Depending on which beach, additional permitting may be required by the Department of Parks and Recreation, Fire Marshall, and Village Trustees.
For most current details about which permits are required and restrictions on lighting, sound and tenting please contact the appropriate township: Town of East Hampton at 631.324.4141 or Town of Southampton at 631.283.6000.
Any party planned for the beach should have available a viable back-up location that can accommodate your guests in case of inclement weather. We regret that we cannot guarantee rain dates.
Parties on the beach tend to cost more than parties in other locations due to the increase in labor needs for the event. There also tend to be greater rental needs and those rentals incur higher delivery and pick-up fees.
Parking opens up to the public at 6PM. And four-wheel drive vehicles are permitted on the beach only after 6PM. That means that with the time needed to set-up, most parties cannot start until 7:30 or later.