Contract Information & Policies
Food And Beverage
City and state health and liquor laws require that the Management Education Center not allow any food or beverage to be brought into, or taken from, the facility by our guests. The Center will purchase any special items requested from a licensed purveyor. Food and beverage must be consumed on premises, and are
subject to 20% gratuity and 6% Michigan sales tax.
When ordering food & beverage services, we must have your menu selections and estimated quantities 10 full business days prior to your function.
A final guaranteed guest count is required 3 full business days prior to your function. You will be charged for the guaranteed number or the actual number of guests served, whichever is greater.
When making reservations, please remember to consider the amount of time needed in advance of your meeting for setup and rehearsals. Daytime reservations normally extend through 5:00 p.m. only; whereas, evening reservations typically begin at 6:00 p.m. and extend through 10:00 p.m. Please contact our office if any extension is needed.
All room prices indicated on your event confirmation are guaranteed and will not be increased. Other price quotes are subject to change to meet increased operating costs. Patron agrees to pay such increased prices and to accept reasonable substitutions.
The Management Education Center is a non-smoking facility. Your cooperation is appreciated.
Except for emergency calls, all messages received during your meeting will be posted on the message
board under the marquee at each conference room.
All cancellations are subject to a cancellation charge. Cancelled reservations will be billed for the full room rate unless the Center is able to re-book the space with another customer.
Deposits And Invoicing
A room deposit must be paid in advance of your scheduled meeting. The deposit will be deducted from
the total bill prior to final invoicing.
Invoices will be sent to the event organizer. If your organization is tax exempt, or you will be using a purchase order, please forward the necessary paperwork to our office prior to the function date.
For your convenience, payments can be submitted by credit card from our website: mec.broad.msu.edu Look for the “Make A Payment” link on the home page.
The event organizer will be held liable for any and all damages to the facilities by their guests or independent contractors. The Management Education Center will not assume liability for any personal property, merchandise, or equipment left on the premises.
The Center will accept prepaid moderate-sized shipments within 72 hours of a scheduled function.
Large shipments (e.g. crated goods) must be handled through a local cartage firm to be delivered on the
function date when a function representative will be on hand to receive the shipment. Please mark all shipments with your name, your company or group name and the date of the function.
Please contact the office if hearing assistance is needed. Our office can provide an amplified personal listening device for our larger conference rooms. In addition, our Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) will assist those in making telephone calls.
All equipment rentals are subject to 6% Michigan use tax.