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Is there parking available?

We offer convenient parking to the north of the Eccles Alumni House with ample space for your guests. We can reserve a number of stalls for you, or place a moratorium on the lot, both for a fee based on usage. Parking signs are also available for a small fee. Visitors may also pay for parking in the Union Visitor Lot utilizing the kiosks. Contact us directly to discuss the best options for your event.

What type of payment is needed to hold the rental space?

A 50% deposit along with the signed contract is required to hold the space on the date requested. The additional 50% is due 30 days prior to the event date.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

If Renter cancels any or all of their event(s), or moves the event to another facility, such decision would constitute a breach of its obligation to the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House. In this case, Renter will pay CPEAH, as liquidated damages, with twenty-five (25) days after written notification to CPEAH of the transfer or cancellation as follows:

  • Termination by client 90+ days prior to event—Full refund of room rental deposit
  • Termination by client 60-89 days prior to event—50% of room rental charge
  • Termination by client 30-59 days prior to event—75% of room rental charge
  • Termination by client less than 30 days prior to event—100% of room rental charge

Are there any limitations on types of decorations we can have?

Rice, birdseed, confetti, glitter, silly string, sparklers, candles or fireworks are prohibited. Bubble solution may be used outdoors only. Rose petals may be used, but must be cleaned up at the conclusion of the event. Open flames are not allowed anywhere in the building or grounds. Caterers may use sterno canisters to keep food warm.

Nails, hooks, tacks, screws, staples, wire, tape or any other abrasives may not be placed on or in walls or fixtures. Decorations should be freestanding when possible. Decorations on handrails can be used with zip-ties, soft rope or fishing line after approval by the House Director. Items cannot be hung from the ceiling by renter. Any damages or defacement will be assessed to the renter.

Who can provide catering at Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House?

Renters may select from the CPEAH list of preferred caterers, unless special arrangements have been made with the House Director. Use of a non- Preferred caterer may result in an additional administrative fee.

Can alcohol be served at the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House?

Alcohol may only be served with the appropriate required agreement. All alcohol must be served by certified bartending service. Cash bars are not allowed.

Will someone be on site to help with my event?

Yes, our friendly event staff team will welcome you and your guests to the Eccles Alumni House upon arrival. They’ll also ensure the room is set up to your specifications and be on hand during your event to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.

How late or how early can we have access to the building?

Normal daytime rentals may start as early as 7 am. For any access early than 7 am, there is a $200/hr charge. Evening rentals conclude at 11 pm. For access after 11 pm, there is an additional $500/hr charge.  Your contract will reflect the time you have access to the venue.