Planning a catered event can be easily accomplished by doing just one thing--planning ahead!  Planning ahead allows the staff to meet all of your catering needs. The following are information "bytes" to help your planning.

Here are the things to keep in mind when planning your catered event at Illinois Wesleyan University.

  1. What type of event would you like?
    - Meal or Reception?

  2. What type of service?
    Served or Buffet

  3. Number of guests attending your event?
  4. Date & Time of the event?
  5. Where will your be holding your event?
    - Memorial Center
    Hansen Student Center
    Shirk Center
    C & S Atrium
    - Presser Hall
    - Evelyn Chapel
    - Other campus location of your choice
  6. University Account Number?
  7. What is your budget?

For events at the Memorial Center, contact the General Manager at 556-3167 at least 12 days or prior to your event. For events at the Hansen Student Center, contact the General Manager at 556-1380. Final guest count is required 3 days before your event. We will prepare for 5% over your guaranteed count, and you will be billed for your guaranteed count or the actual attendance, whichever is greater. Requests for services that are received with less than 72 hours notice will be performed but will carry a service charge of $20.00. Changes to confirmed orders will be accessed a change fee of $5-$25. Delivery services outside of the Memorial Center can be arranged for an additional $15.00 and up to $275.00 for delivery services.

For Room Reservations, contact the Illinois Wesleyan Registrar's Office at 556-3161.

We at Sodexo Campus Services are proud to cater your special event and thank you for the opportunity to fulfill your catering needs. Our Catering staff would be more than happy to help you create a menu and to satisfy all of your other personal catering needs.

Thank you.

This guide is a starting point, our Regional Executive Chef and Catering Director are ready to create innovative menus and events for you.
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