Event Planning Guides

Every event, no matter how simple or intricate, requires advance planning and organization. These Guides are intended to serve as a resource to the entire university, providing expertise and guidance in the planning and implementation of events hosted by individual colleges, departments, registered student organizations, alumni and the community. 

Facility space usage, rates and policies vary depending on your affiliation to Marquette University. Further, the reservation process may differ based on the facility that is being requested. As such each Guide will assist you in the event planning process. 

The Alumni Memorial Union Event Services Office along with the Office of the Registrar are available to provide their expertise and guidance in the planning and implementation of  your event. Our mission is to successfully coordinate your program from initial concept to completion of the event in collaboration with our campus partners. We are each committed to providing high quality customer service through each step of the event planning process.

To ensure success, the following timeline should be used when planning your event with the Alumni Memorial Union Event Services Office.

Event/Meeting Needs Lead Time
Minor setup required 2 working days
Food service menu requirements 10 working days
Custom Menu Requirements 15 working days
Guest Count Guarantee 5 working days
Ballroom, Weasler, Marquette Place, Varsity or major building areas 10 working days
Technical or non-technical personnel required including all program scripts, presentations, etc. 10 working days
Beyond stated operating hours 30 days (and approval of AMU director or designee)
Outdoor areas, rain sites 15 working days

Types of Guides