Wedding Policy

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Wedding Policy

Posted by Darius Darling on Jun 14, 2019 2:25 pm

Greetings ACUI,

I hope this summer is treating everyone well and you are getting some well-deserved rest while accomplishing your summer to-do list. 

I have been asked about hosting weddings on our campus here at Indiana Tech. Currently, we do not host wedding on our campus. We have seen them as a stretch on our facilities, staff and other resources. However, I have been asked to consider opening our facilities for weddings once again. I wanted to reach out to this community to get an idea of the following:
  1. Do you host weddings on your campus?
  2. If so, do you have limitations on constituents that can have them on campus?
  3. What policy(ies) do you have in place to support your decision?
I look forward to hearing from you all regarding this topic.

Best regards,

Darius Darling 
Indiana Tech Conference Services
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Re: Wedding Policy

Posted by Danielle Kroencke on Jun 17, 2019 10:09 am

Good Morning!  At Southern Illinois University in Edwardville, we limit all "off-campus" groups by only allowing them to book 3 months in advance or further out if they are willing to utilize a break week.  This includes all weddings that occur in the building.  As you can imagine, that puts a damper on our ability to host off campus groups that are larger then just a meeting.  We are a student-fee funded building and our administration has really stood by the fact that student organization and campus partners need to have the best access to our spaces.  I've attached our policy which supports the time-limitation for booking.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Wedding Policy

Posted by Geoff Combs on Jun 24, 2019 2:11 pm

Wedding Policy - We offer space for a wedding as a "special opportunity" for faculty, staff, students or alumni.  To be specific, one of the individuals getting married must fit in to one of those categories.   This approach has solved a lot of problems.   Faculty, staff, students and alumni are familiar with the campus, venues and space limitations, and they want to be here.  Before implementing this policy we had many couples with "hotel like" expectations and difficult requests...i.e. private restrooms, building closed to all other foot traffic, bridal suites, bulletin boards cleared, students removed from the building, etc.    Making this a "special opportunity" has also helped with messaging our policy to external clients.

Geoff Combs
UMass Boston