Wedding Ceremony Policies

Deposit and Payment
A deposit of $500 is due when booking your wedding. Final payment for room rental, staffing, and all catering costs are due one week prior to the date of the event. A credit card number will be held on file in case of additional costs/damages that may be incurred the day of the event.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation fees apply following the below timeline.

Days prior to the event:
90 days or greater: 100% refund of deposit excluding a $100 handling fee
89 days to 30: 50% refund of the deposit
29 days or less: No refund

The McGovern Alumni Center will provide tables, chairs, bars, buffets, and other service tables for the event. Initial set-up and general clean up (except decorations you bring in) are included in your rental rate. Additional set-up needs/changes during the event or excessive clean-up following a wedding will be billed at $30 per hour. Table linens are required for all events. If table linens are not included as part of your rental package or catering service, the McGovern Alumni Center will provide table linens at an additional cost.

Food and Beverages
All food and beverages must be purchased from an approved full service caterer. It is the responsibility of the customer to secure their catering from one of the approved caterers listed.

Due to health code regulations:

  • No food or beverages can be brought in from an outside source. Wedding cakes are an exception, and they must come from a licensed bakery. If you have a special food or beverage item that you would like as a part of your special day, please work with your caterer.
  • Non-consumed food and beverages cannot leave the facility and must be disposed of.

Decorating Policy
No posters, charts, signs, decorations, or other items are allowed to be attached to walls, doors, pillars, or stairways or hung from the ceiling or light fixtures. No glitter, table sprinkles, or confetti is allowed. The throwing of rice, birdseed, silly string, soap bubbles, or confetti is not permitted inside. Birdseed and soap bubbles are permitted outside the building. All candles used must be enclosed in glass. No open flames are allowed inside or outside the McGovern Alumni Center in compliance with state fire regulations.

You’re welcome to begin decorating at the start of your contracted time. If you require additional time, please visit with your Event Coordinator about rates and availability.

You may hire your own music group. Set-up of music equipment needs to be finished at least one hour prior to the arrival of any guests.

The McGovern Alumni Center does not accept responsibility for damage to, or loss of, any merchandise, equipment, or articles left in the building, parking lot, or sidewalk areas prior to, during, or following an event. If valuable items must be left anywhere in the building, it is recommended that a security firm be retained at the reserving party’s expense. The McGovern Alumni Center may request a copy of the client’s personal liability insurance.