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Conferencing & Event Services at Aquinas College

General Pointers


All menu prices are priced per person.

Due to Health department regulations, food items cannot be removed from the facility. This policy applies to all food, including entrees for guaranteed guests unable to attend.

Outside food and beverage is prohibited. All food must be purchased through Creative Dining Services.

Aquinas College Catering cannot be held responsible for food quality due to delays of 30 minutes or more within the scheduled start time.

To expedite your plated service (if applicable) and avoid confusion, we recommend that only one (1) meal choice be provided for all your guests. If two (2) or more different menu selections are required then:

  • Place cards must be provided for each guest with an identifying menu selection to assure proper meal service

If tax exempt, Aquinas Catering must receive a tax exempt documentation including ID number (7) days prior to the event.

All menu prices are subject to 6% sale tax and a service charge of 18% for external clients and 8% for internal clients. Additional staffing fees may apply and are quoted based upon the final menu and type of service.

Prices and products are subject to change due to market availability and pricing fluctuations

Conferencing Department

Please contact the Aquinas Conferencing Department to book space on campus.

The conferencing department is in charge of booking space on campus, room rates, room setup and any technical needs for your event.


All catering orders must be confirmed no later than one week prior to ensure a successful event. In the event that a last-minute order is created, please confirm all catering details as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.


Cancellations that may occur within 48 hours of event start time will be charged due to Health department regulations pertaining to the quality of prepared food items.


Linens are provided for all buffet & guest tables at no additional charge for Full Service Catering events*. Buffet linens are covered for Appetizer & Beverage drops. Auxiliary table linen, including cocktail tables, will be charged on a per usage basis.

*Events ordering a meal are considered Full Service.


Internal Clients: 11-digit internal budget number is required prior to event.

External Clients: The Catering Department is a separate entity from Aquinas Conferencing Services, and as such each department will require separate billing. Thank you for your understanding.

Catering services will be invoiced to the client after event, due upon receipt. We accept credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and Discover) in person or over the phone.

Please make checks payable to: “Creative Dining Services”

Please submit to Creative Dining Services at the address below:

Aquinas Dining Service, Attn: Catering
Aquinas College 1700 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49506