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Penn Stater Wedding Menu

Packages include

One-hour cocktail reception

Three Displayed Hors d’oeuvres and Three Butlered/Passed 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

with Penn State Berkey Creamery Ice Cream to Accompany your Cake by your Selected Vendor

Bridal Suite

Accommodations for Two Nights

Unique details included

Tulle and Lighting
Wooden Parquet Dance Floor
White or Navy Blue Linens and Napkins
Votive Candles
Complimentary Parking at The Penn Stater
Storage Room for 3 days
Meeting Room for Wedding Party to gather privately 

Pricing starts at $74.95 per person for a minimum of 50 guests
Five hours of service (one cocktail hour + four-hour dinner)

One-Hour Cocktail Reception (Included in Wedding Package)

Your Cocktail Reception Includes Three Displayed Hors d’oeuvres, Bar Service, and Three 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

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

Wedding Served Dinner Menus

First course


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


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



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
$109.95 per person


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
$88.95 per person


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
$85.95 per person


Spiced Seared Tenderloin of Pork | with Creamy Grits and Madeira Sauce
Roasted Pork Glazed | with Apricot Chutney
$87.95 per person


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
$82.95 per person

Combination Entrees

Roasted Breast of Chicken stuffed with Fresh Basil and Prosciutto Paired with a Fillet of Salmon | Champagne Sauce
$94.95 per person
Grilled and Ale Braised Beef Short Ribs Paired with Seared Scallops, Lemon Butter, and Pomegranate Molasses 
$101.95 per person

Wedding Dinner Buffet Menus


Served First Course

Caesar Salad


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 Berkey Creamery Ice Cream to Accompany your Wedding Cake
Coffee and Hot Tea Service
$86.95 per person




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 Berkey Creamery Ice Cream to Accompany your Wedding Cake
Coffee and Hot Tea Service
$88.95 per person

A Taste of Pennsylvania


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 Berkey Creamery Ice Cream to Accompany your Wedding Cake
Coffee and Hot Tea Service
$74.95 per person


Penn State Berkey Creamery Ice Cream Station

Ice Cream | Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Alumni 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

$7.95 per person

Viennese Station

An Assortment of Decadent Miniature Pastries Selected by our Executive Chef

$15 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
$125 per event


Ceremony Space | available for $950

Includes space for rehearsal, our blue house chair setup the day of the wedding and back up space for outdoor ceremonies in case of inclement weather. The possibility of unforeseen changes in weather are always present. In these cases your Event Planner will check the weather forecasts to determine the appropriate location, taking into consideration your guests’ safety and equipment being used. Your Event Planner will make a final decision 4 hours prior to the event, whether it is feasible to use the outdoor space or the alternate indoor space


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

The Classic Penn State Brunch



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 
Assorted Pastries with Butter Bowls and Fruit Preserves

Hot Breakfast Selections

Bacon and Dutch Style Sausage 
Home Fried Potatoes 
Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar and Onions
Chef’s Choice of Pork or Beef Entree
Chef’s Choice of Chicken Entree
Chef’s Choice of a Vegetarian Entree
Chef’s Choice of 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
$31.95 per person
Minimum Guarantee Guest Count of 40

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
$16.25 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
$18.50 per person

Add an omelet station

Omelets Prepared to Order with Ham, Red and Green Peppers, Green Onions, Mushrooms, and Cheddar Cheese
$8.50 per person

One-Hour Open Bar (Included in Wedding Package)

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


Classic Beer

Yuengling Lager, Michelob Ultra, Coors, Miller Lite

Specialty Beer (Choice of 2)

Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Sam Adams Seasonal, Blue Moon, Angry Orchard

Craft Beer (Choice of 2)

Victory Prima Pils, Victory Hop Devil, Troeg’s Perpetual IPA


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


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: Jose Cuervo Gold
Liqueurs: Peachtree Schnapps, Amaretto da Vinci, Sweet and Dry Vermouth, Triple Sec

Bar Service

Your Selection of the following two types of bars  for your wedding dinner, on consumption (maximum four, hours)


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


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 $40

Upgrade to a premium bar


Classic Beer

Yuengling Lager, Michelob Ultra, Coors, Miller Lite

Specialty Beer (Choice of 2)

Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Sam Adams Seasonal, Blue Moon, Angry Orchard 

Craft Beer (Choice of 2)

Victory Prima Pils, Victory Hop Devil, Troegs Perpetual IPA

Premium wines

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


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

Payments and Guidelines


Initial Deposit | $1,000 due at the time of the e-signed contract.

Deposits are 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 # 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 (BEO)

Banquet Event Orders (BEO) are the documents from which all of our departments work in order to successfully execute your function. 
Once you receive the BEO 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 21% 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 members 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 11:00 PM, 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.