Food and beverage minimums mean this is the minimum amount that a potential client must spend in order to secure the room/listing or event space. Many event spaces which serve food and beverage require a potential client to meet that minimum regardless of whether or not they have the number of people available to meet the per head price. For example, if a venue has a food and beverage minimum of $1500.00 and the per head price is $100.00 it would require 15 people to meet the food and beverage minimum – 15 X $100 = $1500.00. But, if the person booking the venue only has 10 people and is willing to meet the food and beverage minimum, then the per head price would be $150.00 per person – 10 x $150 = $1500.00. In essence, if the venue has a food and beverage minimum and the potential client is willing to pay that minimum regardless, then technically, the potential client can book that venue.