Plan Your Event

Your event is a reflection of your relationship with your guests. It’s a reflection on you. It’s a reflection on us, too.  Let University Catering’s seasoned event planners put their shared 50 years of experience to work planning your next function, down to the last detail.

University Catering serves every need for events at Notre Dame.

Policies & Procedures

To better serve you, please familiarize yourself with the following policies and procedures as you consider planning your event with us.

Administrative Fee/Taxes

A 20% administrative fee and 7% Indiana sales tax will be added to your bill. Groups with tax exempt status must supply this information at the time reservation is made. Please note that all events held within Athletic Facilities (including the Joyce Center, Press Box and Compton Ice Arena) are subject to a 20% facility charge on all food and beverages. 


We require a deposit at the time of reservation. Additional deposits will be required for wedding clients. 


Payment is due in the University Catering office prior to the function. We accept cash, check or credit card (MasterCard or Visa only, please). If payment is not made prior to an event, the event is subject to cancellation. 


Your final attendance guarantee is needed in our office at least three (3) business days prior to your event. Our minimum charge to you will be the guaranteed number. Serviced events of less than 24 guests and/or $600 will be charged an additional labor charge.

Outside Food and Beverage

No food or beverage of any kind may be brought into any University facility without written permission from the University facility. 


We will confirm prices when you finalize your menu with our office. Menu prices are subject to change up to fourteen (14) days prior to the event. 


Cancellations must be made three (3) business days prior to your event. Otherwise, you may be liable for the cost incurred and deposits shall be forfeited. 


Finalize your menu selection at least three (3) weeks in advance. Orders placed later will be subject to product availability limitations. An estimated attendance count is needed at this time for planning. We can assist you with many of your function needs. We offer services such as centerpieces and planning assistance. 


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 any 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.

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