Banquet Policies

Interested in hosting a banquet on campus? Find out more about deposits, prices, payments, cancellations, and policies for banquets at Northwestern.



A minimum purchase (plus tax and a service charge fee) is required for each of our banquet facilities. For more details on the required minimum please contact [email protected].


A deposit is required to reserve a banquet facility. The deposit is applied to your final bill. The deposit is refundable if cancellation is made thirty days or more before the event date. The deposit will not be refunded if cancellation is made less than thirty days before the event unless the room is rebooked for the same date and time.


All prices are subject to change. Prices will be guaranteed 30 days prior to the event.


Guaranteed numbers must be finalized by the due date on the contract. We customarily prepare for 10% above your guarantee (10 maximum). In case of bad weather, we do not refund any money for guests who are unable to attend.

Payment due date

Payment will be due 30 days after invoice is received.

Types of payment

Please pay by check, credit card or money order made payable to University of Northwestern.


Requests for cancellation of signed contacts must be presented in writing.

University policies

Smoking and drinking alcohol are not permitted anywhere on University of Northwestern campus.