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Banquet Policies

It is our desire to make your event truly "special" with delicious food served in a beautiful and cheerful atmosphere. Please take the time to read through our policies and list of services. If there is anything we can do to make your occasion more memorable, please let us know.

Contact Kathy Becker - Event Coordinator
302-734-1200 x117
Deposit and Cancellation Policy

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to guarantee your event. In the event of cancellation, the deposit may be refunded if the date is re-booked.

Food and Beverage

All food and alcoholic beverages served in The Modern Maturity Center must be provided by The Modern Maturity Center.

Guarantee

A guarantee for your event must be provided five (5) business days prior to the event, excluding holidays and weekends. This number is not subject to reduction and charges will be made based on the guarantee. Seating and food preparation will be provided for 5% above the guaranteed number. If the guarantee is increased less than two (2) business days prior to the event and the increase surpasses the 5% overage allowance or if the attendance at your event surpasses the 5% allowance, there will be a 10% surcharge assessed for each additional entree ordered or served. In the event that no guarantee is provided, the projected number in the contract will be used. Charges will be made for the guarantee or the number served, whichever is greater. If your event is a buffet, any food not consumed will not be permitted to leave the premises.

Function Space

The Center reserves the right to adjust room assignment based on actual numbers.

Payment Policy

All events must be prepaid unless other arrangements have been made upon the signing of the contract. Prepayment will be based on the guarantee, any balances due for overages will be billed. Payment, if by personal check, should be made ten (10) days prior to the event. If payment is made less than ten (10) days prior to the event, it must be made by certified or cashiers check. If full payment for the guarantee is not received prior to the event, it will be cancelled.

Event Duration

Space will be provided for a period of four hours, beginning at the scheduled time of arrival. If the event is extended beyond the four (4) hour limit, there will be a charge of $100 per hour. Event duration will be discussed at the time of booking and will be in the written contract. Weddings are subject to a five (5) hour duration.

Banquet Room Liability

The Center reserves the right to inspect and control all functions—The liability for any damages will be charged to the person making the arrangements at actual repair or replacement cost.

  1. Banners may be hung with prior approval.
  2. The use of scotch tape, nails, push pins, or fasteners that may cause damage is prohibited.
  3. Additional labor charges will apply to any function for which more than standard clean up is required.

Services

We offer:
  • An Event Coordinator
  • Banquet Services for 50 to 800
  • Room Rentals
  • Conference Facilities
  • AV Equipment

  • Your event gives back to the community by supporting programs for older adults such as:
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Congregate Nutrition Program
  • Adult Day Services
  • Employment Training Services
  • Social, Educational and Fitness Programming
  • Volunteer Services
  • Caregiver Resource Center
  • Outreach and Support
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