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 vison, 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.
The final guest count is due five business days prior to your wedding reception. The guaranteed guest count may not be reduced at this time. Final charges will be based on guaranteed guest count or actual guest count, whichever is greater.
All catering within the Bone Student Center is provided through Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality (EMDH). EMDH prohibits any food or beverage being brought into the Bone Student Center, with the exception of a wedding cake from a licensed bakery. Any group that brings in outside food or beverage will be asked to remove the items immediately. University and Illinois Health Code policy and liquor licensing regulations prohibit the removal of catered food and or beverages from any event
All décor items brought into the facility must be set up and removed from the room the same day of the reception by the client. Table decorations may include tea lights, votive candles, or domed candles per event planner approval. Confetti and glitter are not permitted. Should either confetti or glitter be used, a cleaning fee will be added to the final bill. Any damage to walls, floors, decorations, windows, tables, or other surfaces or furnishings due to decorations or signage will be corrected at the expense of the client. Stapling, pinning, taping, or affixing decorations to any surface is not allowed. Smoke machines or other items producing smoke or haze by any method must be approved at least 30 days prior to the event. If approval is given, the client must follow specific guidelines provided by EMDH and may be charged for any costs associated with arranging to have smoke alarms temporarily suspended.
Linens are included in the room rental fee. Specialty linens are available for rental.
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.
At the time of the reservation, a non-refundable deposit will be due to secure the space. A payment plan will be set up so minimums will be paid in advance of the reception. Final payment will be due five business days before reception by check or credit card. Any charges incurred on the day of the event will need to be paid immediately following the event.
A 20% service charge and applicable tax will be added to all food and hosted beverage charges for events held inside the Bone Student Center. A 25% service charge and applicable tax will be added to all food and hosted beverage charges for events held outside the Bone Student Center. Catering is only available on campus. The food and hosted beverage minimum must be met before service charge and tax.
All vendors providing a service in the Bone Student Center will be required to provide proof of insurance coverage 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 days prior to the event.