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Packages include

One-hour cocktail reception

Three Displayed Hors d’oeuvres
and Four Butlered Hors d’oeuvres

One-hour Open Bar

Beer, Wine, Mixed Drinks, and Soda for your Cocktail Hour
 

Champagne toast

Four-Course Plated or Buffet Dinner
Penn State Bakery Celebration Cake and
Penn State Berkey Creamery Ice Cream
 

Bridal suite

Accommodations for Two Nights
 

Unique details

Tulle and Lighting
Wooden Parquet Dance Floor
White or Navy Blue Linens and Napkins
Votive Candles
Complimentary Parking at The Penn Stater
Earn Stash Points
 
Pricing starts at $78 per person
Five hours of service (one cocktail hour + four-hour dinner)

One-Hour Cocktail Reception

Your Cocktail Reception Includes Displayed Hors d’oeuvres, Bar Service, and Four Butlered Hors d’oeuvres.

Displayed hors d’oeuvres

Fresh Fruit
 
Vegetable Crudites
 
Local and International Cheese Display with Assorted Breads and Crackers

Butler-passed hors d’oeuvres

SELECT FOUR 
 
Our Famous Coconut Chicken, Orange Horseradish Sauce
 
Pepita Crusted Tenderloin of Chicken
 
Spinach Spanakopita
 
Suzie Wong Spicy Fried Wontons
 
Grilled Flat Breads with Roasted Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella, and Pesto
 
Panini Romano
 
Classic Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel Points
 
Bruschetta with Roma Tomatoes and Cucumbers
 
Tuscan Bean Canapes
 
Mushrooms Stuffed with Spinach and Boursin
 
Sirloin Roulades Oriental
 
Pulled Chicken on a Toasted Pita 
 
Poke and Seaweed Salad in Miso Spoons
 
Charred Harisa Ahi on Sticky Rice
 
Shrimp Salad in Endive

One-Hour Open Bar

Your Package includes Beer, Wine, Mixed Cocktails, and Soda for your Cocktail Hour.

Beer

Classic Beer

Yuengling Lager, Michelob Ultra, Coors, Miller Lite
 

Specialty Beer

Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Sam Adams Seasonal, Amstel Light 
 

Craft Beer

Sierra Nevada, Otto’s Seasonal Selection

Wine

 
White Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
 

Liquor

 
Whiskey: Seagram’s 7 
Bourbon: Jim Beam
Scotch: Johnnie Walker Red
Gin: Tanqueray
Vodka: New Amsterdam, Big Springs
Rum: Bacardi, Captain Morgan’s Spiced
Tequila: Hornitos
Liqueurs: Peachtree Schnapps, Amaretto da Vinci, Sweet and Dry Vermouth, Triple Sec
 
 
 

Bar Service

Your Selection of the following two types of bars (maximum four, hours)

Consumption

Beer, Wine, Mixed Cocktails, and Soda charged oer beverages consumed.

Cash

Beer, Wine, Mixed Cocktails, and Soda purchased individually by your guests

Additional Beverage Services

Wine service with dinner

All of our house wine may be served tableside; A current wine list is available upon request
 
Bottles start at $28
 

Upgrade to a premium bar

Beer

Classic Beer

Yuengling Lager, Michelob Ultra, Coors, Miller Lite

Specialty Beer

Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Sam Adams Seasonal, Blue Moon 

Craft Beer (pick four)

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Victory Prima Pils, Troegs Perpetual IPA, Shiner Bock, 
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout, Otto’s Seasonal

Premium wines

White Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
 

Liquor

Whiskey: Crown Royal, Jack Daniels
Bourbon: Maker’s Mark
Scotch: Johnnie Walker Black
Gin: Bombay Sapphire
Vodka: Belvedere
Rum: Bacardi, Captain Morgan’s Private
Tequila: Jose Cuervo
Liqueurs: Peachtree Schnapps, Amaretto Disaronno,Sweet and Dry Vermouth, Triple Sec
 
Please speak with your event planner to upgrade your bar selections for the remaineder of your event.

Beaver Stadium and Pegula Ice Arena Bar Service

Beaver Stadium and Pegula Ice Hockey Arena both have their own liquor license.  Therefore, for weddings at these venues, the one-hour cocktail reception cannot be included in the wedding package.  A credit of $10.00 per person will be made to your package price.

The Following Guidelines Apply:

• $250 setup fee (per bar, based on 100 pp bar) - Cash or Consumption Bar
• 18% service charge of total sales
• In house beverage prices charged

For beer and wine brands, refer to One Hour Open Bar.

  House Premium
Liquor $6.00 $8.00
Wine $6.00 $8.00
Classic Beer $5.50 $5.50
Specialty Beer $6.00 $6.00
Craft Beer $6.00 $6.00

Other Budget Considerations:

• Off premise fee includes transportation of catering staff and equipment and dedicated labor.
• Tables, Chairs, Dance Floor and Linen rental as needed
• Transportation and Parking
• Audio visual needs

Beaver Stadium lighting and scoreboard enhancements

Wedding Cakes

We are proud to partner with the Penn State Bakery for our wedding cakes as they offer the finest ingredients as well as highly skilled bakers and designers.
 
Use these gallery photos as a guide or submit your own design for review.

Cake Flavors

SELECT ONE
 
White, Yellow, Chocolate, Marble, Lemon, Carrot, Spice, Red Velvet, Almond

Icing Flavors

SELECT ONE
 
American Buttercream Flavored with | Vanilla, Orange, Chocolate, Almond, Lemon 
 
Fondant | $2.50 per person additional

Filling Flavors

SELECT ONE
 
American Buttercream Flavored with | Vanilla, Orange, Chocolate, Almond, Lemon 
 
Additional Filling Flavors: 
Fresh Fruit | Strawberry, Raspberry
Fruit Puree | Strawberry, Raspberry, Banana 
Liquor | Baileys, Kahlua
Other | Mousse, Peanut Butter, Hazelnut, Chocolate Ganache
$1.50 per person per filling

Berkey Creamery Ice Cream

SELECT ONE
 
Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Peachy Paterno, Bittersweet Mint,
“Inn” Berry Swirl (exclusive to The Nittany Lion Inn and The Penn Stater)
 

Wedding Worksheet

For a plated dinner, please select a First Course, a Second Course, Two Entrees, a Vegetarian Entree, and your Cake and Ice Cream selection.
 
For a buffet dinner, please select a Buffet Menu and your Cake and Ice Cream selection.
 

First Course 

Appetizer:
 
 
Penn State Bakery Artisan Breads and Dinner Rolls
 

Second Course

Salad: 
 
 

Third Course - Plated Dinner or Buffet Selection

1st Entree Selection: 
 
 
2nd Entree Selection:
 
 
3rd Entrees Selection – Vegetarian:
 
 
Buffet Selection:

Fourth Course - Penn State Celebration Cake and Ice Cream

Cake flavor: 
Icing flavor: 
Filling flavor:
Description:
 
 
 
Berkey Creamery ice cream:
 
 
 
Coffee and Hot Tea Service
 

First course

SELECT ONE 

Roasted Eggplant Ravioli | Chive Oil and Balsamic Reduction
Sherried Wild Mushrooms | over Angel Hair Pasta
Penne Pasta | Chicken Bolognese with Pancetta 
Risotto Primavera | Seasonal Vegetables and Olive Oil
Seasonal Fruit | Fresh Fruit, Berries, and Grand Marnier
Smoked Salmon and Gouda Cheesecake | over Bed of Greens
Three Onion Soup | Roquefort Crouton
Shrimp Bisque | Sherry and Baby Shrimp
 

Second course

SELECT ONE 

 
Caesar Salad | Freshly Grated Reggiano Parmigiano
Traditional Garden Salad | Mixed Greens, Ripe Tomato, and Garden Vegetables Served with Assorted Dressings
Baby Spinach and Radicchio Salad | Honey Lime Dressing
Italian Style Greens | Peppered Goat Cheese Croustades and Herb Vinaigrette
Traditional Greek Salad | Red Leaf Lettuce, Creamy Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Green Peppers, Red Onions, Artichoke Hearts, and Vinaigrette
Simple Delicious Salad | Crisp Lettuce, Crumbled Bacon, Shredded Carrots, and Sliced Tomatoes, Served with Ranch Dressing 
Baby Greens with Smoked Duck | Gorgonzola Cheese
Tossed Baby Spinach, Dried Cherry and Balsamic Vinaigrette | Spiced Pecans and Blue Cheese

Third Course | Entree

PLEASE SELECT TWO ENTREES and ONE VEGETARIAN ENTREE  
IF MULTIPLE ENTREES ARE SELECTED, GROUP WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLACE CARDS WITH AN INDICATOR TO DESIGNATE THE ENTREE SELECTION OF EACH GUEST 

Beef

Slow Hickory Roasted Prime Rib of Beef |with Grilled Onion Flat Bread and Horseradish Jus Lie
 
Roasted Top Sirloin Au Poivre | with Wild Mushroom and Boursin Bread Pudding 
 
Red Wine Braised Boneless Short Ribs | over Roasted Pepper Risotto, Natural Sauce
 
Filet Mignon |with Sherried Mushrooms, Sauce Bordelaise, and Pomme Dauphinoise
 
Filet Mignon |with a Wasabi Crust and Oven Roasted Red Potatoes
 
Tournedos of Beef -Twin Medallions of Beef Tenderloin | with Roasted Shallots, Grapes, and Mushrooms in a Red Wine Bordelaise, Smashed Red Potatoes
 
$101 per person
 

Seafood

Grilled Salmon | with Caponata and Israeli-style Couscous
 
Potato Crusted Salmon | Tomato and Dill Beurre Blanc and Quinoa and Wild Rice Pilaf 
 
Grilled Red Curry Mahi | with Kimchi and Coconut Ginger Sauce, Basmati Rice
 
Fillet of Flounder | Stuffed with Spinach and Crab Mousse, Lobster Sauce
 
$85 per person
 

Poultry

Parmesan Roasted European Breast of Chicken | Mustard Demi-glace
 
Stuffed Breast of Chicken Marsala | Stuffed with Smoked Gouda, Mozzarella, and Asiago Cheese, Marsala and Mushroom Veloute 
 
Roasted European Breast of Chicken | Stuffed with an Apple, Spiced Pecan Dressing, Natural Sauce
 
Grilled Breast of Chicken with Risotto | Fresh Spinach and Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Balsamic Jus Lie 
 
Mesquite Roasted Chicken Breast | Served with Green Chili and Chipotle Sauce and Creamy Cheddar Polenta
 
$82 per person
 

Pork 

Spiced Seared Tenderloin of Pork | with Creamy Grits and Madeira Sauce
 
Roasted Pork Glazed | with Apricot Chutney
 
$84 per person
 

Vegetarian

Vegetable Ravioli | Basil Pasta Grilled Vegetables with a Blend of Cheeses  
  
Vegetable Stir Fry | Topped with Cashew Egg Rolls 
 
Coconut and Red Curry Vegetables | with Basmati Rice (Vegan)  
 
Roasted Vegetable Goulash | over Spaetzle  
 
Grilled Eggplant Cannelloni | with Sun Dried Tomato and Fresh Basil
 
$79 per person
 

Combination Entrees

Grilled Filet Mignon, Sauce Perigueux, and Cold Water Lobster Tail | with Maitre d’hotel Butter on a Croustade
 
$113 per person
 
Roasted Breast of Chicken stuffed with Fresh Basil and Prosciutto Paired with a Fillet of Salmon | Champagne Sauce
 
$91 per person
 
Seared Filet Mignon Style Top Sirloin of Beef, Sauce Bordelaise Paired with Our Legendary Crab Cakes Topped with a Creamy Dijon Sauce | Wild Mushroom Risotto
 
$104 per person
 
Grilled and Ale Braised Beef Short Ribs Paired with Seared Scallops, Lemon Butter, and Pomegranate Molasses 
 
$98 per person
 
 

Buffets

Italian

Served First Course

Caesar Salad
 

Buffet

Garlic Bread and Focaccia 
 
Antipasto Display with Italian Cheeses, Grilled Vegetables, and Meats
 
Tuscan Bread Salad
 
Penne and Seafood Salad 
 
Marinated Vegetable Salad
 
Breast of Chicken Roasted with Pesto, Jus Lie
 
Braised Short Ribs and Potato Gnocchi
 
Shrimp Scampi Sauteed in Garlic Butter and Served over Rice Pilaf
 
Penne Alfredo Garnished with Spicy Italian Sausage
 
Eggplant Parmesan Garnished with Grilled Vegetables and a Balsamic Reduction (Vegetarian)
 

Served Dessert

Penn State Bakery Wedding Cake with Berkey Creamery Ice Cream
 
Coffee and Hot Tea Service
 
$82 per person

 

French

Buffet

French Onion Soup with Roquefort Croutons 
 
Penn State Bakery Artisan Breads and Dinner Rolls
 
Brie with Spiced Walnuts and Grapes 
 
Tossed Mesclun Greens with Plum Tomatoes and Herb Vinaigrette
 
Nicoise Salad with Grilled Tuna, Tomatoes, and Haricot Vert 
 
Couscous and Smoked Chicken Salad
 
Marinated Vegetable Salad
 
Herb Crusted Breast of Chicken Dijon
 
Sliced Sirloin Au Poivre
 
Shrimp and Scallops St. Jacques
 
Pomme Dauphinoise
 
Seasonal Vegetables
 

Served Dessert

Penn State Bakery Wedding Cake with Berkey Creamery Ice Cream
 
Coffee and Hot Tea Service 
 
$84 per person
 

A Taste of Pennsylvania

Buffet

Chicken and Corn Chowder
 
Salad Bar with Assorted Toppings and Dressings | Fresh Greens and Seasonal Tomatoes, Black Olives, Pennsylvania Marinated Mushrooms, and Sprouts 
 
Buttermilk Biscuits, Corn Bread, and Parker House Rolls with Sweet and Honey Butters
 
Goot Essa Farms Cheese Board and Hogs Galore Charcuterie
 
Amish Cucumber and Tomato Salad
 
Creamy Cole Slaw
 
Braised Round of Beef with Potato Pancakes
 
Pretzel Crusted Breast of Chicken with Honey Dijon Sauce
 
Maple Glazed Loin of Pork with an Apple Gastric and Corn Pudding
 
Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potatoes
 
Seasonal Vegetables
 

Served Dessert

Penn State Bakery Wedding Cake with Berkey Creamery Ice Cream
 
Coffee and Hot Tea Service 
 
$78 per person
 
 
 
 
 
 

Enhancements

Viennese Station

 
An Assortment of Decadent Miniature Pastries Selected by our Executive Chef
 
$15 per person
 

Berkey Creamery Ice Cream Station

 
Select Three
Ice Cream | Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Innberry Swirl, Peachy Paterno, and Bittersweet Mint 
Toppings to Include | Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, 
Oreo Cookie Crumbs, and Jimmies 
 
$7.50 per person

Family Cookie Table Setup

 
Family to Provide | Assorted Cookies and Signage Stating “Cookies Provided by Family”
Penn Stater to Provide | Storage, Display Trays, Setup, Elegantly Displayed, and Replenished throughout Event
 
$100 per event

Ceremony

 
Ceremony Space | available for $750

Includes space for rehearsal, chair setup the day of the wedding, and backup space for outdoor ceremonies in case of inclement weather. Unforeseen changes in weather are always possible. In these cases your event planner will check the weather forecasts to make an informed decision, taking into consideration the guests’ safety and equipment being used. Your eveent planner will make a final determination four hours prior to the event, wheter it is feasible to use the outdoor space or the alternate indoor space.
 

Lighting

 
Perimeter Up Lights | Deans Hall $450, Presidents Hall $600

Ice Carvings

Select a beautiful ice creation from Chef Rodney Campbell for your event. His unique ice carvings can be specialized and will embellish your food presentations and make a beautiful converstation piece. Some examples include Hearts with Doves, Floral Basket or Vase, Wishing Well, Swans, Angels, Cupids, and many more.

From $295 to $450

Farewell brunch

 

Starters

Mixed Garden Green Salad with Assorted Dressings 
 
A Medley of Gourmet Prepared Salads 
 
Berkey Creamery Cheese Board with Mustard, Crackers, and Bread Display 
 
Peel & Eat Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce 
 
Smoked Danish Salmon with Bagels, Cream Cheese, and Toppings 
 
Fresh Muffins and Croissants with Butter Bowls and Fruit Preserves
 

Morning Station

Bacon and Dutch Style Sausage 
 
Home Fried Potatoes 
 
Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar and Onions
 

Brunch Entrees

Sliced Honey Bourbon Glazed Ham
May be served as a carving station for an additional $3 per person
 
Chef’s Choice of a Chicken Entree of the Day 
 
Chef’s Choice of a Vegetarian Pasta Entree 
 
Seasonal Vegetable Medley 
 

Dessert Station

Chef’s Choice of Assorted Cakes, Pies, and Chocolate Desserts 
 
Chef’s Selection of Fresh Fruit 
 
Orange Juice and Cranberry Juice 
 
Coffee and Hot Tea Service
 
$23 per person
 

The Penn State Breakfast Buffet

 
Chef’s Selection of Fresh Fruit
Assorted Penn State Bakery Pastries and Muffins
Fresh Bagels Served with Whipped Cream Cheese, Butter, and Fruit Preserves
Selection of Cold Cereals with Milk
 
Scrambled Eggs with Berkey Creamery Cheddar Cheese
Bacon and Dutch Style Sausage
Home Fried Potatoes
Hot Oatmeal with Brown Sugar and Raisins
 
Orange Juice and Cranberry Juice
Coffee and Hot Tea Service
$14.75 per person
 

Chef’s Pancake Buffet

 
Chef’s Selection of Fresh Fruit
Assorted Penn State Bakery Pastries and Muffins
Fresh Bagels Served with Whipped Cream Cheese, Butter, and Fruit Preserves
 
Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes
Blueberry Pancakes
French Crepes with Sauteed Apples
Bacon and Dutch Style Sausage
Homemade Deep Dish Breakfast Quiche
 
Orange Juice and Cranberry Juice
Coffee and Hot Tea Service
 
$16.95 per person
 

Add an omelet station

 
Omelets Prepared to Order with Ham, Red and Green Peppers, Green Onions, Mushrooms, and Cheddar Cheese
 
$7 per person
 
 

Payments and Guidelines

Deposits

Deposits are required to guarantee your event and we will collect the charges in advance of the function date. 
 
Initial deposit | $1,000 due at the time of the signed contract is non-refundable and non-transferable
 
30 days in advance | 50% deposit of estimated revenues due
 
Monday, week of event | 100% balance due along with the final guaranteed number of guests
 

Guarantee counts

Final guarantee numbers are due five business days prior to the scheduled event.
 
Your final guarantee number is not subject to reduction.
 
If no guaranteed number of guests is received, The Penn Stater will consider the contracted number to be the correct guaranteed number of guests.
 
All charges will be based on the guarantee or upon the actual number of persons served, whichever is greater.

Banquet Event Orders (BEOs)

Banquet Event Orders (BEOs) are the documents from which all of our departments work in order to successfully execute your function. 
 
Once you receive the BEOs from your event planner, please review them carefully, make a note of any changes, sign the bottom, then return to your event planner. 
 

Service charges and taxes

 
A service charge of 18% on food and beverage purchases plus the applicable 6% Pennsylvania sales tax will be applied to all events.
 
 

General beverage procedures

 
All alcoholic beverages will be provided by Penn State Hospitality Services (PSHS).
PSHS requests an on-site contact person be designated for every event. This person should be authorized to act, in all instances, on behalf of the entire group holding the event.
Alcoholic beverage service may not be provided for more than five hours throughout the course of an event.
 

Carding policies

A guest ordering alcohol will be carded by Penn Stater staff if they appear to be under the age of 30 in accordance with Pennsylvania law. Additionally, staff member may card any other guest ordering alcohol if they feel it is appropriate. Guests may be carded multiple times throughout an event, particularly if there is more than one bar station or bartender on duty. During high volumes of business in Legends Pub, as is frequently the case just prior to or after a large function in the banquet areas, our staff may require all guests wishing to enter the pub to present a valid ID, regardless of their age, for the safety and security of all guests. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in Legends at all times and are not permitted in Legends at all after 11 p. m., when food service ends. Last call for beverage service in Legends Pub is midnight. ID verification is required for the table service of wine or champagne at all events where such services are provided regardless of the nature of the event or mix of attendees.

Other alcohol-related policies

Alcohol purchased from a vendor other than Penn State Hospitality Services may not be brought into the restaurants or event areas. Any guests who attempt to do so will be asked to leave the restaurant/event area and will not be permitted to return until they have disposed of the outside alcoholic beverage.
Purchasing alcohol for “takeout” (for consumption off premises) at events is not permissible. All alcohol must be consumed in the location where the event is being held.
Event attendees - All alcoholic beverages purchased in Legends must be consumed in Legends and may not be transported to banquet function rooms. Beverages purchased at an event must remain in the event location.
 
 
DON’T FORGET TO REMIND YOUR WEDDING PARTY TO BRING ID’S.
 

 

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