We're excited for you and would love to be part of your special day. All weddings are different, but the need for expert guidance is the same. After all, fabulous weddings just don't happen, they are carefully planned. We will provide expert advice, guidance, and inspiration for your wedding reception.
At the Bone Student Center, you'll have a team that works hard to capture your vision, and even harder to ensure that you and your guests enjoy the event. Let's work together to create a unique experience that is true to you in every sense— style, taste, and personality.
Contact the Events Services and Catering team to schedule an appointment to discuss your dream wedding.
Please be advised that all items listed in this menu are prepared in an environment that frequently uses allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, eggs, dairy, soy, fish, shellfish, and sesame). The potential for cross-contact during preparation and service does exist. If you require a higher level of assurance due to a severe food allergy or other dietary restriction, please speak with your event planner. It is ultimately the customer’s responsibility to judge whether to question ingredients or chose to eat selected foods.
Food and Beverage
All catering within the Bone Student Center is provided through Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality (EMDH). EMDH prohibits any food or beverage brought into the facility, except for a wedding cake from an approved bakery. Any group that brings in outside food or beverage will be asked to remove the items immediately. Health code policy and liquor licensing regulations prohibits the removal of food or beverage provided by EMDH catering from any event.
Catering requests must be received a minimum of seven business days in advance of the event date. Any requests made after this date will not be accepted.
There is a food and beverage minimum of $250 for each delivery outside of the Bone Student Center and a minimum of $35 for orders picked-up. There will be a dinnerware fee for all events that are not at the Bone Student Center. Linens on the food and beverage tables are provided by EMDH. If additional linens are requested, these must be ordered in advance for an additional charge.
A final guarantee of the number of guests will be required five business days in advance of all meal functions or the original booking number will be used. Final charges will be based on guaranteed guest count or actual guest count, whichever is greater.
University and Sponsored Registered Student Organizations must be paid with either one university account number or through foundation funds. Checks or credit cards are accepted for all other client types and must be paid in full prior to the event. Public and nonprofit events will pay a non-refundable deposit when booking and a payment plan will be scheduled. Any charges incurred on the day of the event will need to be paid immediately following the event. Only one method of payment is accepted.
Service Charge and Tax
There is a 21 percent service fee for all catered events at the Bone Student Center. There is a 26 percent service fee for all events held outside of the facility. University Departments will receive a discount on service fees. If a group is tax-exempt, please provide a copy of the tax-exempt letter prior to the event otherwise tax will be added to the final bill.
Pricing is evaluated annually and subject to change. Changes to rates go into effect July 1 of each year. Clients will be notified of price changes and will be sent an updated banquet event order with the new rates.
Parking for guests is available in the Bone Student Center parking lot at the corner of University Street and Locust Street. This is a pay lot operated by the Illinois State University Office of Parking and Transportation. If you would like to arrange special parking for your guests, please contact your event planner for details.
Organization and vendors may be required to provide proof of insurance as required by University Risk Management. Illinois State University must be named as an additional insured on any applicable insurance policy. Evidence of insurance coverage must be provided to the event planner no later than 10 business days prior to the event.