Small Event Catering

(40 Guests or Fewer)

Catered Events Include

All catering prices include facility rental, linens, plates, silverware and facility cleaning. If you have guests who need place settings, they are counted in the final number regardless of age. There is no charge for children in high chairs.

Deposits & Payment

A deposit is required to reserve the event date and that is based on the approximate guest count. Seven days prior to the event a final count must be given and the bill will be based on that guest count. The day of the event a bill will be issued with the remaining balance and any deposits deducted.

Service and Ohio Sales Tax

All food and beverage purchases are subject to an 18% service charge. This service charge is in place to cover expenses such as the set-up and break-down of the room and the qualified staff to work the event. There is no other service gratuity added unless specifically requested for additional services. All food and beverages served on the property are subject to Ohio State Sales Tax.

Guarantee of Guests

A final guest count is required seven business days prior to an event. If no final guest count is submitted, we will consider the first number given to be the final count. There is a minimum guest count required for specific spaces on the property. Please ask your coordinator for details.

Reduction requests after the final count cannot be accepted. All final counts must be given directly to the event planner. In the event that guest numbers exceed the final count given, Simon Kenton Inn cannot guarantee that your pre-selected menu will be served to all guests; however, we will strive to provide a comparable meal. You will be responsible for paying for all additional attendees.

Alcoholic Beverages

Prior arrangements must be made to have alcoholic beverage service provided in the event room. Under no circumstance will liquor be self-service. Also, no liquor is allowed to be brought onto the property, in accordance with the Simon Kenton Inn liquor license and the State of Ohio liquor laws and regulations. All liquor is to be consumed on the property of the Simon Kenton Inn. No glassware will be allowed outside of the building. Management reserves the right to stop alcohol service for any reason. At no time will minors be allowed to be in the possession of or consume alcohol. Please ask any guests under the age of 30 to have their I.D. available when asked to present it by the staff. 

Any damages incurred to the property during an event will be the responsibility of the event host.

Specific Space Arrangements

The Simon Kenton Inn reserves the right to move your party to a room more appropriate or comparable in space due to an increase or decrease in your guest count. We welcome your input on table arrangements, but ultimately, we reserve the right to make changes based on logistics and safety requirements.

Outdoor Events

If the weather report states three hours prior to the start of the event a fifty percent chance of rain, Simon Kenton Inn reserves the right to move outdoor events under the pavilion. The final decision will be made no later than three hours prior to the scheduled start of the event. There is a minimum requirement of 150 guests to secure the use of the pavilion during prime season on Saturdays. There is more flexibility for Friday and Sunday events. 

Menu Selections, Special Diets and Price Changes

We require all parties to pre-select their meal from the menus we offer. Arrangements for special dietary substitutions must be made in advance of your event. Your selection is required ten days prior to your event. Due to fluctuations in various market prices, all prices may change without prior notice. We cannot guarantee a price for more than six months prior to a large event.


Decorations and centerpieces are to be arranged by the host of the event or their representative and cleared with management. No taper candles of any kind will be allowed, and all candles must be in a flame-retardant holder or wind resistant. There is minimal decorating offered by SKI staff and any additional placement of pieces must have specific instructions. Please contact the event planner for more information.

Lost or Stolen

The Simon Kenton Inn is not responsible for any articles that are left on the property after your event nor are we responsible for the safety of gifts during the event. If safety is a concern, please ask the staff for suggestions on avoiding theft.

Outside Vendors

Florists and bakeries should call ahead to be sure that the tables are in place for their delivery and set-up. The Simon Kenton Inn is not responsible for returning said articles to outside rentals. All outside event rentals, decorations and party favors should be removed from the Inn at the end of the event unless other arrangements have been cleared by the event planner.


If the event is cancelled within thirty days of the event your deposit is forfeited.