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Banquet or Reception

A banquet or reception is a more formal event that is designed to receive a large number of guests; arranged in honor of a particular person or occasion and typically has food.

Banquet and Reception Locations

When planning a banquet or reception, be sure to reserve a space with adequate parking, accessibility requirements, and have enough space for the group.  Also, be sure to include all room setup and audio-video needs to your space reservation.

If serving food at your event, be sure to read Risk Mangement's "Preparing and Serving Food" information.
If serving alcohol at your event, be sure to read University Policy 4.8, Alcohol and Other Drugs.
  • Central Campus - Willard Straight Hall
    • Room 407, Memorial Room, seats 168 with banquet rounds, seats 230 with 6ft rectangular tables
    • Room 413, seats 49
    • Room 519, Reception style only, seats 49
  • North Campus - Robert Purcell Community Center
    • First Floor Lounges, seats 160 when reserved together
    • Wendy Purcell Lounge, seats 48 banquet
    • Room 218, Multipurpose Room, seats 160 banquet
  • North Campus - Appel Commons Community Center
    • Private Meeting Rooms A/B/C, seats 64
    • Room 303, Multipurpose Room, seats 216 banquet
For assistance with audio-video, lighting, custodial, and other resources and supplies, please refer to the Event Resources page for more information.