Policy for Weddings/Receptions/Banquets
on Regent University Campus
As we are committed to the education of our Regent students and Regent events first, we will consider requests for weddings as space and time permits. Since Regent does not have full-time staff devoted to coordinating events for outside groups, especially an event as important as a wedding, strict policy has been put into place.
The only room considered for wedding receptions larger than 125 people will be the library atrium. Capacity for a sit-down dinner in the library atrium is 300 people. For receptions smaller than 125 people, you may consider using the Regent Ordinary's space. If a wedding ceremony is requested to be held in the library auditorium, main theatre, or outdoors along with a catered reception, the event will be considered based on the scope of the event. Weddings will be scheduled no more than three to four months in advance as Regent events are priority and must be scheduled first. Wedding ceremonies without a sit-down catered meal or heavy hors d'oeuvres reception are not available.
Since the library atrium is located adjacent to all parts of the library where our students are studying, we require any events that are held in the atrium to keep noise and music at a minimum, with care taken to insure that the event will not interrupt the quiet usage of the library by Regent University students and other patrons. Soft background music is the only level of music allowed.
No Smoking/No Alcohol/No Drugs Policy
Regent University forbids the use of alcohol, illicit drugs, and tobacco on campus and prohibits the abuse of these substances. This includes a champagne toast.
A catered dinner or heavy hors d'oeuvres utilizing either of Regent's exclusive caterers The Founders Inn and Spa or the Regent Ordinary is required. You may contact The Founders Inn & Spa at (757) 366-5814. The contact for the Regent Ordinary is Chef Dan Murphy at (757) 352-4924.
As the propriety of certain types of dancing is interpreted differently by individuals, and since the volume of required music may be so loud as to interrupt our students in the library, only ballroom dancing will be permitted.
To secure the library atrium for a wedding, the Facility Use Application should be completed, and after permission is granted, the Facility Use Agreement should be signed. An invoice will be prepared, with payment due and payable to Regent University.
You may contact The Founders Inn and Spa directly to inquire about their wedding packages to have your reception in one of their ballrooms. They will assign a coordinator to your event and every detail will be covered. Contact Ann Smith, Catering Sales Manager, at (757) 366-5814.