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Cash Bar: All drinks are paid for by individuals.
Host/Open Bar: All drinks are paid for by party host. Host may set maximum drink limit.
Reception: Events, prior to catered meal, with or without hors d'eouvres, not to exceed two hours.
Social Hours: Events, prior to catered meal, with or without hors d'eouvres, not to exceed two hours.
Dinner Wine: Served during a catered meal, averaging not more than eight ounces (two glasses) per person.
After-Dinner Bar: After a catered meal.

*NOTE: $50 Bar setup fee (off campus users only).

Bartender Requirements

  • Bartender required on all banquet bars, receptions and social hours.
  • Minimum of one bartender per 100 attendees. Cost is $10 per hour per barender.
  • Services will not be continued to anyone approaching the condition of being under the influence of alcohol and/or to groups violating Eastern Illinois University policies.
  • Bartender/cashier will check ID when necessary/appropriate.

Request for alcoholic beverages form.