Can I decorate the facility days before my event?
No. Setup is permitted beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event.
How early may my event begin?
Event start times are regulated by the closing time of the business office. Events taking place Monday-Friday may begin any time after 5:30 p.m. Events taking place Saturday may begin any time after 3:30 p.m. Events taking place Sunday may begin at any time after 2:00 p.m.
When do we have to be out of the building?
All festivities must be completed no later than midnight on the date of the scheduled event. Clients have until 1:00 a.m. to cleanup and vacate the building.
Is it possible to add additional time to my event?
Setup is not permitted before 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event. All guests must vacate the building by midnight and clean up the building by 1:00 a.m.
Is the CLC handicap accessible?
Yes. All of the event spaces accessible to guests are located on the 1st floor of the CLC. There is elevator access to the 2nd floor so the wedding party can use the Bridal and Groom’s Suite. There is also elevator access in the Crystal Tower so that pictures may be taken next to the grand chandelier.
Can we bring in our own alcohol to the facility?
No. If you wish to have alcohol at your wedding you must purchase it through the Community Life Center. There is a $500.00 minimum expenditure required with all bars and an 18% service fee for cash bars or 10% gratuity and 9% sales tax for open bars.
Is damage deposit required?
Yes, a separate check of $500.00 is required if the event lasts no longer than 6 hours AND does not have a bar. If the event lasts longer than 6 hours and/or has a bar present, we require proof of event insurance at least 30 days prior to the event date. We do not cash the check unless outside alcohol is brought into the CLC, if a guest/guests damages the property, violates the contract OR uses outside linens.
Do I have to use your caterer?
No. The CLC recommends using one of five preferred caterers, but it is not required. You may bring in your own licensed caterer for an additional cost with the exception of our Geist Center. Please see our Outside Catering Guidelines.
How do I secure a date?
To secure a date, a $750 deposit as well as a signed contract are required.
Is there an event coordinator provided with the rental fee?
No, but 30 days prior to your event we will have a meeting to finalize your layout, timeline, & other details. An event staff member will be available prior and during the event for any questions you may have about the facility and setup.
Will there be enough parking at the CLC for all my guests?
Yes, we have 182 parking spaces.
Is there payment plans or policies?
All payments are pay as you go. We accept cash, credit, and check. 6 months prior to wedding, 50% payment will be due and 30 days prior to wedding, the final payment will be due.