What is the process for reserving a space?
- Once you fill out the Event Request form, a member from Events & Hospitality will reach out to you to discuss availability, share room rental details and offer a tour of the spaces that interest you.
- When we find the right fit for your event, we will send you a quote for your approval.
- From there, you'll sign a Facilities Use Agreement and pay a 50% deposit.
- Our experienced team will assist you in planning your event details such as room setup, connecting with our preferred caterers, A/V needs and anything else you may need assistance with on campus!
- After your event was a huge success, your final invoice will be due two weeks after your event.
What are the policies and procedures for hosting an event at Cornerstone University?
You can view all of our policies and procedures on our Policy Statement web page.
How many hours does the rental fee reserve the space? Are there any charges for overtime?
Spaces are reserved in four-hour increments. If you need additional hours, each space can be prorated with a per-hour charge. A few spaces have "all day" packages available to accommodate those all-day or multi-day events. Fill out the Event Request form to connect with a team member of Events & Hospitality.
Do you accommodate repeat rentals?
Yes! Whether your event is weekly, monthly, bi-monthly or annually, our team would love to assist you in finding the right space for your repeat events.
Is there in-house catering available?
We have hand selected an awesome list of preferred caterers for you! Check out Applause Catering, YoChef's Catering Company and Clique Espresso Catering! Our Events & Hospitality team can also provide recommendations based on your specific event.
Once you decide to book with us, we will provide you with direct contact information to each caterer!
Can I bring my own food into your facilities?
Unfortunately, you are unable to bring your own food into our facilities. We offer a great selection of preferred caterers who are familiar with our venues and can meet all of your food and beverage needs, even for your smaller events!
What is the maximum number of people your facility can accommodate?
Depending on your event and layout, we can accommodate banquets of 500 guests; concerts and conferences of 1,400 guests; and graduations of 2,900 guests. An Events & Hospitality team member can help you navigate which space(s) will fit your event needs best.
How can I get a private tour of the facilities?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to connect with a team member who can arrange a private tour of event spaces on campus.
Do you offer any discounts?
If you're organization is a nonprofit, we offer a 10% discount on all room rentals! Visit our Nonprofit web page for more details.
What are your audiovisual capabilities?
We offer in-house A/V services in most of our spaces on campus. Our amazing A/V team offers different packages based on your specific needs and can customize a package for you if needed! A/V can be reserved in four-hour increments.
Our classroom spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art technology that is very user-friendly. We will provide you with instructions on how to use it prior to your event!
Do you have limits on decorations?
We do not permit the use of open flames, glitter or rice. Thumb tacks, nails, screws, scotch tape or adhesive putty cannot be used for fastening any decorations to any building or furniture. Depending on the space, candles within a contained device may be used for décor. An Events & Hospitality team member reserves the right to approve of your décor prior to your event.
I lost something at an event. Do you have a lost and found?
Yes! Contact your Events & Hospitality team member, or call Switchboard at 616.949.5300.
How far in advance should we reserve a date for our event?
The sooner the better! Depending on the size and needs of the event, we can reserve a space within two weeks of your event day. This is when a 50% deposit is due. Resources may be limited due to availability.
Are there any extra costs or hidden fees?
There are no extra costs or hidden fees associated with booking an event space on campus, as long as everything you need for your event is in Cornerstone's inventory. If there is ever anything that needs to be rented from a third-party, this will be discussed with you prior to a Facilities Use Agreement being signed!
Can we temporarily relocate our church to Cornerstone’s campus?
Absolutely! Approval would be based on your application, and you can find what the requirements are by visiting the Church Plant web page!