Special Events, Wedding, and Catering Frequently Asked Questions 

Answers to most of your questions about Special Events at Shipp's


Does Shipp's accept reservations for large parties?

  • Yes, parties up to 20 can make reservations on-line.
  • Larger groups need to call Regina at 251- 751-6164.

Is there a rental fee for a private dining space?

  • No,  but there are minimum guarantees for private space as listed below:
    • The upstairs deck requires 100 paying adults to be private the maximum seated number of guest it will accommodate is 125.
    • The downstairs covered porch requires a minimum of 45 to be reserved private the maximum number of seated guest is 50.
    • You can reserve 1/2 of the upstairs deck for smaller parties as well as other large tables throughout the restaurant.

Where do I start?  

  • Start by submitting an email or calling Regina.

How much is the deposit? 

  • $250 for parties of 40 or less
  • $500 for parties over 40

Once you pay your deposit your date is booked.

The deposit amount does come off the final payment.

Can I decorate?

 Yes, the space will be available one hour prior to your event.

Can I bring a wedding cake?

Yes, there is a two dollar per person cake cutting fee a Shipp's crew member is required to cut and serve the cake.

Can I bring in a birthday cake?

Yes, there is a two dollar per person cake cutting fee a Shipp's crew member is required to cut and serve the cake.

Can I bring in dessert?

We allow wedding cakes and birthdays cakes to be brought into Shipp's, we do not allow any other desserts, cookies, cheesecake, etc. The food quality of the food served at Shipp's effects our reputation  we do not allow outside vendors food to be served.  We will gladly prepare a dessert for a special occasion with advance notice  for a large group celebration.

Can I bring in wine, liquor, or beer?

No, all alcoholic beverages must be purchased from Shipp's it is illegal in Baldwin County to bring alcohol to an establishment that has an on-premise liquor license.

Can I customize the menus listed online?

Yes, these are just suggestions of some of our favorite menus.

Are tablecloths included? 

No, but we do rent tablecloths for you if you would like cloths on the tables. There is an additional charge of $5 per cloth

Does Shipp's cater off-site?

Yes, we cater anywhere within a 50 mile radius

Is there a children's menu available?

Yes, the children's menu is listed on our website or you can order chicken fingers for all the kids and keep it simple. Children are charged the pricing from the children's menu.

When is the final payment due? 

The week of your event our special events director will contact you to go over all details and collect the final payment.

Does Shipp's offer wedding packages? 

Yes, under weddings on our website click the link to Sanddollar beach weddings.

Can I schedule a tasting?

Yes, Shipp's will be glad to do a tasting any day between 2p.m. and 5p.m.  You or your wedding planner must schedule a tasting at Shipp's.