Our Wedding Packages

The Royal Wedding

Your wedding is your special day. Receive the royal treatment you deserve. Our Royal Package includes:

  • Champagne Toast for the Entire Room
  • Choice of Two Entrées Paired with Starch and Vegetable
  • Erie Island Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water Service
  • Cake-Cutting Service
  • Please note: Wedding Cake Not Included

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Grand Celebration

Get ready to make a grand entrance to your wedding guests with this package. Our Grand Celebration package includes:

  • Champagne Toast for the Entire Room
  • Three-Entrée Dinner Buffet with Choice of Starch and Vegetable
  • Erie Island Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water Service
  • Cake-Cutting Service
  • Please note: Wedding Cake Not Included

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Downtown Elegance

Your downtown dream is easily attainable with the elegance this package includes. Our Downtown Elegance package includes:

  • Champagne Toast for the Entire Room
  • House Garden Salad with Choice of Dressings and Warm Artesian Rolls with Butter
  • Choice of Dinner Entrée Paired with Selection of Starch and Vegetable
  • Erie Island Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water Service
  • Cake-Cutting Service
  • Please note: Wedding Cake Not Included

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Classic Reception

This may be a classic reception, but we guarantee it will be extraordinary. Our Classic Package includes:

  • Champagne Toast for the Entire Room
  • House Garden Salad with Choice of Dressings and Warm Artesian Rolls with Butter
  • Choice of Dinner Entrée Paired with Selection of Starch and Vegetable
  • Erie Island Coffee, Iced Tea, and Water Service
  • Cake-Cutting Service
  • Please note: Wedding Cake Not Included
  • Please note: This package does not include alochol

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CustomizeYour Special Day

Here at Kent State, we want to make your wedding day as special as it can be. In order to ahcieve that goal, we have a great crew that will help you customize your reception. As a full-service hotel, we include in all wedding packages:

  • Reception Setup
  • Tables, Chairs, China, and Silverware
  • House Linens and Centerpieces
  • Overnight Accommodations for Bride and Groom
  • Courtesy Room Blocks for Your Guests

Please note: Security is required for all receptions, and cost is based on current hourly rate. There is a 10% discount for booking Friday or Sunday receptions for packages $55 and up.

Late NightA Special Addition

The Kent State Hotel offers many different customization options and special additions to your wedding day. One of our special offers is the Late Night Addition. This includes:

  • Slider Burger Bar with French Fries ~ $3.50 per Person
  • Mini Quesadillas, Tortilla Chips with Queso and Salsa ~ $4.25 per Person
  • Fresh Fruit Display ~ $3.50 per Person
  • Assorted Mini Pastries ~ $3.50 per Person
  • Vegetable Display and Spinach Dip with Pita Triangles ~ $3.50 per Person
  • Fresh Baked Pizza with a Variety of Toppings ~ $3.95 per Person

UpgradesFor Your Reception

Kent State offers many different types of upgrades to help customize your special day. Upgrades we offer are:

  • Specialty Linen, Runners, and Overlays - Price based upon selection
  • Charger Plates - Price based upon selection
  • Ice Sculptures - $200 & up (based upon selection)
  • Wedding Ceremony Site - $500

Catering Terms & Conditions

Security
All social events on Friday or Saturday evenings more than 75 guests with bar service require security at the group’s expense in the amount of $40.00 per hour for the length of the event. Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center™ will make the necessary arrangements.

Banquet Function
Arrangements of all events will be handled through our Sales & Catering Department. Menu selections, banquet/meeting room set-up requirements and all other details must be finalized with the Sales & Catering Department at least 14-days prior to the event. Should additional changes be made, additional charges may apply. The menus enclosed are offered as suggestions. Our chef is happy to customize a menu for your event. Guests are not permitted to bring food or beverage (alcoholic or otherwise) into the banquet/meeting rooms. No food or beverage may be taken off hotel property following your event. All prices and food items are subject to change due to fluctuating costs and availability.

Merchandise or Articles
Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center™ shall not be responsible for damages or loss of any merchandise or articles brought to or into the hotel. The contract holder will be responsible for any furniture belonging to the hotel that was damaged during the event. All merchandise, articles or personal property pertaining to an event or function must be removed from the hotel immediately following the event. Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center™ is not responsible for any personal property that has been left, lost, stolen or damaged on premises.

Decorating or Signage
Any decorations or displays brought into Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center™ may not be attached to any wall, floor, windows or ceiling with staples, tape, nails, thumb tacks or any other substance that may cause damage to the fixtures. Glitter, confetti and open flames are NOT permitted.

Smoking
Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center™ is a non-smoking environment. Should guests wish to smoke, they will be restricted to Smoking in designated outside areas only.

Payment | Guarantees
Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center™ requires that the group provides guaranteed guest count five business days prior to the scheduled event. Payment is due in FULL three business days prior to the scheduled event date, no later than noon. The initial expected attendance number will be considered the guarantee and will be used for billing proposes, if no guarantee is given five business days prior to function. Should more guests attend than originally guaranteed; the additional number served will be charged upon conclusion of the event. Changes after the guarantee date are subject to availability. Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center™ accepts payments in the form of Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash or Check. When paying with a personal check, the hotel requires payment 14 days prior to function date. A service charge of 21% applies to all food and beverage. The service charge is not a gratuity and is considered taxable. In addition, the service charge is the property of the Hotel to cover discretionary costs of the event. Applicable sales tax will automatically be added to all banquet functions. Any organizations which have tax exempt status, must provide certificate of exemption from the State of Ohio before the date of the scheduled event.

Deposits / Taxes
To confirm the event, we require a non-refundable deposit with a signed contract to secure your date as DEFINITE. Deposit amount will be determined based on the total anticipated revenue for the event. The deposit will be applied towards your final bill at full value.

Cancellations Policy
Based on minimum revenue guarantees:
Date of signing or 90 days -- 40%
60 - 89 days -- 60%
30 - 59 days -- 80%
29 or less days -- 100% Please note: Based on days prior to function. Due to fluctuating costs, prices are subject to change.

Please note: Prices do not include 21% service charge & 7% sales tax.