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Regent University Catering Policy & Procedure
Outside Group Events

Regent University offers the Regent Ordinary as its on-campus dining facility – a food court-style restaurant located in the Student Center. The menu includes an assortment of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. The Ordinary can meet office, reception or banquet-sized catering needs. For special event catering, food items may be ordered either from the regular menu or the catering menu.

The Regent Ordinary has five meeting spaces within the Student Center capable of serving private functions:

  • Main Dining Room: 96 person capacity
  • Fountain View Room: 40 person capacity
  • Loft: 32 person capacity
  • Conference Room 118: 10 person capacity
  • Patio and Adjoining Woods: 100 person capacity

While the primary focus is serving the Regent community through direct service in the Ordinary, catering for approximately 150 people is available elsewhere on the Regent campus, depending on the menu selected. Buffet-style functions and stand-up receptions may allow for a greater number of attendees as they are more manageable than plated meals. If there are questions regarding the Ordinary, please call 757.352.4924.

The Founders Inn is located on Regent's campus. It is an upscale hotel and resort suitable for any of your conference, banquet or reception planning needs. You may also contract with Founders Inn to cater your event held on the Regent University campus.

All catered functions held by outside groups on the Regent campus are required to use one of Regent's two exclusive caterers: The Regent Ordinary or the Founders Inn.


After receiving confirmation of your facility use application and contracted room, submit a Catering Request Form to order catering from the Ordinary for your special event. The Regent Ordinary requires a Catering Request Form to be submitted at least three weeks prior to the event date (submission of the form further in advance is appreciated). The estimated number of guests is required at the time the Catering Request Form is submitted for planning and budgeting purposes. A final count of guests is due within seven days of the event.

If you are planning to use the Founders Inn, contact them at 757.366.5814.


The Regent Ordinary requires a minimum of 72 hours' notice in the event of a cancellation. If cancellation notice is less than 72 hours the customer will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.


All outside groups are charged tax (Virginia: 6%, Virginia Beach: 5.5%). Payment is required by cash, check or credit card on or before the day of the event – no exceptions.

We strive to give you the best possible value for your catering dollar. Please contact us if you have any questions.