Weddings at USC | Terms and Conditions

Reception Times

Daytime events may be scheduled between 10:00AM and 4:00PM. Evening events may be scheduled from 6:00PM until 12 midnight. Evening events can be extended to 1:00AM at the rate of $500.00 per hour.

Service Charge And Sales Tax

18% service charge and 9.75% sales tax will be added to package pricing and any additional food and beverage requests.

Deposit & Payment Schedule

A nonrefundable deposit of 25% of estimated charges will be required at contract signing. 50% of the estimated charges will be due 45 days prior to your event with the estimated balance due three days prior to the event in the form of a cashiers’ check, cash or credit card. All payment received will be applied to your balance and are nonrefundable.

Wedding Coordinator

Service of a processional wedding coordinator are required for all ceremonies and receptions held at USC at the client's expense. Please refer to the list of referred professionals for suggestions.

Room Set Up

USCHospitality will provide 66" rounds with white linen, banquet chairs, sweetheart table for bride and groom (if desired), cake table with silver cake plateau, appropriate china, glass & silver and dance floor. Enhanced linen and chair options are available at an additional cost.

Food & Beverage Minimum

A food and beverage minimum (before service charge and tax) will be established for your event, based upon venue selection and day of event. Should this minimum not be met, the difference will be charged as meeting room rental.

Outside Vendors

You may work directly with the florist, photographer or entertainer of your choice. We can provide a list of recommended vendors upon request. We will ask for contact information for your vendors to coordinate set-up time parameters.

Guarantee

We will require confirmation of your attendance three business days in advance. This will be considered your minimum guarantee, not subject to reduction, for which you be charged should less attend. We will set and be prepared to serve 5% over the guarantee.

Parking

There are several parking structures situated on campus. Our office will make advance arrangements for the structure that is most convenient to your event location. Please keep in mind, that in most cases, this may require some walking for your guests. Overnight parking and in/out privileges will not be extended for your attendees. Valet parking service is available at an additional fee.

Food and Beverage

No food or beverage (with the exception of the wedding cake), alcoholic or otherwise shall be brought into any catered event by the patrons or their guests from outside sources without special permission of the hotel. The hotel reserves the right to charge for such service. To insure compliance with the County Board of Health food handling regulations, food will be consumed on the premises at the time for which it is contract. No food or beverage may be removed from the premises. We will make every effort to adjust menus to conform to religious or dietary preferences.

Ceremony Locations

We offer several on campus locations for wedding ceremonies. Your Sales Manager can provide a list of venues with rental fees upon request.

Trojan Lovers

A special enhancement package for guests who want the special "USC" touch is available at an additional cost. Package includes items to delight alumni and fans.

**Additional terms and conditions will be outlined in the Catering Sales Agreement.**

POLICIES

The following is a listing of the services available for USC Hospitality catered events. This information is provided only as a reference.