Conferences and Events
An idyllic setting among towering oaks awaits you on Trinity's campus. Choose from a variety of venues to accommodate your meeting, meeting, seminar, conference, social occasion, worship service, or family gathering.
From the Fireside Room to the elegant Grand Lobby of the Ozinga Chapel, each space is equipped to meet your unique needs. The friendly staff at Trinity Christian College treats each event with the same attention to detail, professional service and gracious hospitality.
Early planning is the key to a successful event. All catering reservations must be made at least six months prior to your event. To make your reservation please call 708.239.4831.
Creative Dining Services will be happy to customize menus, events, or special needs upon request. Please contact the catering office at 708.239.4887 to discuss your menu.
INITIAL SPACE RESERVATIONS
Room reservations and facility contracts are directed to the Conference & Events Manager by calling 708.239.4831. Information that you will need to provide them includes: a description of the event, the number of guests expected, and special equipment needs, such as audio/visual and staging.
Room set up needs and menu selections should be confirmed one month prior to an event but NO LATER THAN 14 days prior. Last minute changes are subject to additional charges. Trinity Christian College reserves the right to adjust reserved space as the numbers of guaranteed guests requires.
After contracting your facility needs, Trinity dining services will be happy to assist you in menu selections. Most events can be arranged by calling the Catering Office at 708.239.4887. For elaborate events and set-ups it will be necessary to make an appointment to meet with a catering representative. All event details, with the exception of the final guarantee, must be made two weeks prior to the event.
Outside events will be billed through the Trinity Christian College business office. A fifty percent (50%) advance deposit is required for all events. Final payment is due prior to the event.
An estimate guest count will be required in your initial request for catering services. A final guarantee must be submitted ten (10) days prior to the event. Your final bill will reflect the final guarantee or the number served, whichever is greater. The final guarantee is not subject to reduction. If the final guarantee is not received within the required time frame, invoices will automatically include billing for the original approximated guest, or the number served, whichever is greater.
All cancellations must be made at least five (5) business days prior to the event. Events cancelled with less than the required notice will be assessed charges based on the cost incurred. Please call both the Conference & Events Manager and the Catering Office.
All food events include two hours of set-up time, two hours of service time, and two hours of clean-up time. In the event that your group runs past this time, a labor charge will be assessed and added to your bill.
CUSTOM MENUS ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR REQUEST
Special linens and décor, including floral arrangements, table skirting. balloons, ice sculptures, and other equipment can be ordered and added to your final invoice.
Menu selections automatically include provisions of the following:
l. Two hours of wait staff service
2. In-stock table linens and buffet skirting
3. Café china, glassware, and silverware
4. Bud vases for events involving meals
Preparation for your catered event should include consideration of the following policies:
*Alcoholic beverages are not permitted anywhere on campus.
*Tables and chairs in the Dining Hall can be moved only when students are not in residence and Trinity's Dining Hall is considered "closed". At all other times minimal movement of furnishings is permitted.
*Client provided decorations must be pre-approved and fire-proof; lit candles must be contained in a votive or under a hurricane glass.
*Events scheduled for legal holidays or college breaks require advance coordination and approval with Catering Service.