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Full-Service Event Staff: Bookings, Catering, & Event Setup

  • 1.  Full-Service Event Staff: Bookings, Catering, & Event Setup

    Posted 02-18-2020 12:17
    Hello - Do any campuses have a partner/company that they are contracted with that does "full-service events"? I am looking for examples where a company takes it from booking space on campus, setup of events including tables/chairs/av, and also does the catering and cleanup.

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    RachelMetzler
    Assistant Director, Contract Management
    Robert Morris University
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  • 2.  RE: Full-Service Event Staff: Bookings, Catering, & Event Setup

    Posted 02-19-2020 11:33
    Rachel -

    What type of venues are you speaking of? I know there are arena, convention center, performing arts theaters, and large multi-space companies such as Oak View Group will handle those services.

    Thanks,

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    Neal Miller
    Winthrop University
    Executive Director of University Events
    Rock Hill SC
    United States
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  • 3.  RE: Full-Service Event Staff: Bookings, Catering, & Event Setup

    Posted 02-19-2020 12:05
    Hi Neal, Thanks for asking. Our focus is on a conference space that has 1 ballroom, 1 large meeting room, 3 breakout rooms, and a boardroom. I'm familiar with Oak View Group and some other property management companies. From what I've seen, many campuses will operate with 2 companies - (1) for the catering, and (1) for property management.  However, what may or may not be more unique about my request is that I'm interested to see if there are companies that also include catering services on top of booking the space, event set-up, basic AV, and handling cleaning, etc. Basically a one-stop-shop.

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    RachelMetzler
    Assistant Director, Contract Management
    Robert Morris University
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  • 4.  RE: Full-Service Event Staff: Bookings, Catering, & Event Setup

    Posted 02-19-2020 12:56
    Rachel -

    Thank you for the clarification. Here at Winthrop University, our Food Service Provider is currently Sodexo. They are capable of being everything for your and have the national contracts to provide the necessary event resources. Even though we have are own booking and events department, I have seen what they are capable of in the right situation and they may be able to assist you.

    Good Luck with your search and please share, if you are able to find another company.

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    Neal Miller
    Winthrop University
    Executive Director of University Events
    Rock Hill SC
    United States
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