Weddings

Wedding table setup

Thank you for considering University Catering to assist in planning your Notre Dame wedding.

From a formal dinner to a midmorning brunch, we are pleased to consult with you regarding all of your needs. To ensure the success of your function and answer your questions, we have outlined some of our practices and policies. We look forward to working with you and making your event successful.

Planning

In order to maintain the smoothest planning for your special event, we would like your menu selection, an estimated count, and a basic room layout no later than two (2) months in advance of your event. Ten (10) days prior to your event, you will need to inform University Catering of your final guest count and table needs.

Wedding Menu Tastings

Wedding menu tastings are scheduled three to four months prior to your wedding date. The menu tastings include your choice of two salads and two entrées for up to four guests and may be reserved for a weekday lunch or early dinner with two weeks advance notice. The menu tastings are not scheduled on or during major University events. Your final menu selection is due two months in advance of your wedding date. You may offer your guests a choice between three entrées, with the same side items, at no additional charge (for anything above three entrée options there will be an additional charge). In this case, guest place cards must indicate individual entrée selection. Quantities of each selection are due with your final guarantee count ten (10) days prior to your event.

Enhancements to Your Wedding

Our experienced event planners are happy to assist with special enhancements. We can assist in providing the ollowing details based on market prices:

  • Specialty Linens
  • Floral Services & Decor
  • Lighting
  • Ice Carvings
  • Specialty Service Wares
  • Draperies to Enhance Room Arrangements
  • Specialty Charger Plates
  • Preferred Vendor List

Campus Locations

Once your wedding date has been established, it is imperative to reserve the reception space. To hold thes pace for your dream wedding, a non-refundable facilities deposit of $500 is required. For South Dining Hall, room arrangement and drapery charges will be incurred. For Club Naimoli, there is a room rental fee and a 20% athletics facility charge on food and beverage. Ask your wedding specialist for details regarding other venue costs.A Notre Dame security guard is required for the duration of your event. The cost of labor will be incurred.

Policies

All food and beverages left over from any function remain the property of University Catering and may not be removed from the location of service. Smoking is not allowed in buildings at the University of Notre Dame,including lobbies and restrooms. We reserve the right to restrict the service of alcoholic beverages in compliance with the policies of the University of Notre Dame and the State of Indiana. It is not the responsibility of University Catering to transport gifts or any other items not ordered through University Catering to or from the catering site.

Prices

Prices are correct at the time of printing. We will confirm prices when you finalize your menu with your wedding specialist. Menu prices and items are subject to change up to fourteen (14) days prior to your event. Individual facility fees vary as per rental charges and space changes. Charges will be based on labor requirements.Your wedding specialist will provide you detailed pricing.

Payment

We require a non-refundable $500 deposit to SECURE a reception space at the time of reservation. Two (2)months prior to your event, we require a non-refundable payment equal to 50% of your total final bill and a signed copy of your event contract. Ten (10) business days prior to your event, we require final payment. If desired, payment may be made by cashier’s check seven(7) days prior to your event. Any additional charges incurred at the event will be billed to the contact at the billing address given following your event, and payment is due within thirty (30) days of the event. Payment can be made with cash, personal check, or credit card (Mastercard or Visa only, please). The final invoice is based on the guaranteed number of attendance or the actual number of attendees, whichever is higher. Refer to our terms and conditions for complete information regarding fees and restrictions.

Administrative Fee/Taxes

A 20% administrative fee and 7% Indiana state sales tax will be added to your bill.

Cancellations

Written notice of cancellation must be received at least three (3) business days prior to the event. Refer to our terms and conditions for complete information regarding fees and restrictions.