|The SMU Faculty Club is an elegant venue for
events such as business meetings, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries,
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, receptions, luncheons, and graduation parties.
Faculty Club facilities are available for rent to SMU departments
or divisions, Faculty Club members, and other persons whose
events are sponsored and attended by a Faculty Club member.
Reservations and Inquiries
To make or inquire about a Faculty Club reservation,
Events occurring outside the customary SMU workday of 8:30
a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, or on SMU holidays,
require the involvement of SMU Catering to coordinate access
to the Faculty Club building.
Room Rental Rates
Room rental rates are below. Rates are for 4 hours or less,
with a 15% surcharge for each additional hour after
Events must conclude promptly by 11:30 p.m. Floor plans of
the rentable rooms are available from the Floor Plans link
at the top of this page.
contact SMU Catering to arrange for tables and chairs for the Dining
Cancellation of room reservations less than 72 hours before the event will reduce the rental fee by 50 percent, unless cancellation is due to inclement weather or other emergency affecting SMU campus operations in which case no rental fee is due.
|Dining Room (including outdoor patio, if desired)
|Presidents Boardroom and Living Room
|Dining Room and Living Room
|Entire Ground Floor (Presidents Boardroom, Living
Room, Dining Room)
|Second Floor Conference Room
|Entire Ground Floor (Presidents Boardroom, Living Room, Dining Room, outdoor patio)
and All Rentable Space on Second Floor (Library and Conference Room)
Class A – SMU Faculty Club or SMU Development &
External Affairs events
Class B – SMU department or division events
Class C – SMU Faculty Club member personal events
Class D – SMU Faculty Club member-sponsored events (SMU
Faculty Club member must attend the entire event and accept
full financial responsibility for the event.)
All catering at the Faculty Club must be through SMU Catering,
the university’s official caterer, who can assist with
all event planning needs including food and beverages, staffing,
tables, chairs, linens, and flowers. Contact SMU Catering
at 214-768-2368 or http://www.smudining.com/.
(Select the ‘Catering’ link from the menu on the
Payments and Deposits
The Faculty Club accepts payment by checks and SMU account
cross-charges. SMU Catering accepts checks, VISA, MasterCard,
and, SMU account cross-charges. If paying by personal check,
the check must be received by the Faculty Club no later than
five days prior to the event.
Prices and terms are subject to change without notice.
University policy limits alcoholic beverages to wine, beer,
and champagne, and requires service of food with alcoholic
beverages. An individual licensed with the Texas Alcoholic
Beverage Commission must pour and serve alcohol. Cash bars
are not allowed, nor may alcohol be self-serve. Alcohol service
is allowed for two hours for an event without dinner and three
hours for an event with dinner. The permission of SMU’s
Vice President of Student Affairs is necessary in advance
of serving alcohol. SMU Catering consultants will assist you
in obtaining the necessary permission.
The Dining Room is equipped with a ceiling-mounted DLP projector, DVD/VCR player and an audio system. Additional audio-visual equipment (if required) and support are available for a fee through SMU Events office. Contact SMU Events by email at email@example.com or at (214)768-4419. It is essential that you submit your requests to SMU Events at least a week in advance of your event. Please note that the Faculty Club does not have its own audio-visual support staff.
For a complete list of installed equipment, please click here.
There is limited parking adjacent to the Faculty Club building.
Contact SMU’s Park n’ Pony office at 214-768-7275
to discuss arrangements for self-service parking at the university’s
Airline parking garage (see
map) and valet parking. The parking garage serves SMU
personnel, so parking for events is available by advance arrangement
Restricted Items: Decorations, Flowers, Confetti,
Candles, Music, Tobacco Products, Etc.
Beverages that are red in color, such as red wine and red punch, are prohibited in order to protect furnishings.
All decorations are subject to disapproval by the Faculty
Club if deemed inappropriate. Decorations may not be affixed
to any wall, light fixture, ceiling, or painted surface without
- No candles (including votives), oil lamps, or other open
flames are permitted. Helium balloons, glitter, confetti,
fake snow, birdseed, etc., are not allowed.
- The volume of music or other audio must not disrupt other
Faculty Club users or neighbors.
- Smoking is prohibited inside the Faculty Club.
Building Capacity Limits and Other Limits on
The University Park fire marshal limits occupancy of the Faculty
Club building to 120 people. The Faculty Club reserves the
right to turn away guests if the assigned space is in danger
The Faculty Club reserves the right to inspect and control
held at the club. The Faculty Club may shut down
an event at any time. Furthermore, the Faculty Club may shut
down an event for safety reasons or if the renter has misrepresented
Responsibility for Damage
The renter/sponsoring member assumes full responsibility for damages
to the facilities. The Faculty Club will determine
the damage and will accordingly charge the renter/sponsoring member
for all repairs, refinishing, or replacements needed.
Faculty Club furnishings may not be removed from their assigned
locations. The Faculty Club asks all guests to respect its
furnishings and to participate in their preservation. Cups
or other items that produce moisture should not be placed
on wood surfaces.
University Holiday Closings
The SMU Faculty Club closes on the university’s official
holidays listed at http://smu.edu/hr/benefits/Holidays.asp.
Taxes and Surcharges
An 8.25 percent sales tax will be levied to all applicable
items charged to an event. Tax exempt groups must provide
proper documentation, including a certificate of exemption,
verifying their tax exempt status. If no certificate of exemption
is provided, applicable sales taxes will be charged.