Planning Your Event


Step 1.  Pick and Reserve Your Location

If you already have your location selected and reserved or for events taking place off-campus please contact UM Catering directly via email or call (406) 243-4899

If you are still looking to the perfect location for your event on campus please visit the Montana Event Services list of venues. To book any of these locations please contact Montana Event Services via email or call (406) 243-4114

Step 2. Contact us with the following details:

  • Date, time, and location of your event

  • Type of event (i.e., buffet, banquet, business meeting, reception, etc.)

  • Budget

  • Programming, presentations that will be occurring

  • Room setup: Tables and chairs, floral arrangements and other decor, placement of audio/visual equipment, event timeline (rehearsals, pre- and post-event schedules, etc.)

  • Invitees:  Number of guests invited, accessibility needs, dietary needs

  • Description of alcohol service desired. (UM Alcohol Policy)

  • Anything else you’d like us to know?


Step 3. Plan Your Menu and Service Details:


Please review our online menus or, if you’d like to create a custom menu, contact us to schedule a consultation with our catering manager.  For all events, please plan and place your order with us three weeks ahead of time.  If you’d like our professional planners to handle the details, we are here to assist you with décor, centerpieces, chairs, tables, linens, and floral arrangements.  If you are a do-it-yourselfer, that’s great!  Please coordinate with us so that we can make sure everything goes according to plan.

Step 4. Familiarize Yourself with our Catering Fees and Policies:

For all logistics and details surrounding arrangements for your event, please visit our Guidelines and Services Page, or feel free to speak with us directly.

We look forward to working with you!