Frequently Asked Questions about Event Planning

Does ACES provide wedding planning services?

Our wedding planning services include everything about your wedding reception from start to finish. We will gladly refer you to local florists, DJs, and photographers.

I am interested in sustainability. How does ACES work with local producers?

We use local farmers and producers regularly. We are affiliated with Pride of New York, the Angelica Farmer's Market, and the new York State Farm to College program.

I have a unique idea for my event. Can ACES catering help me create a unique guest experience?

We love creating events that have a personal touch. We can help you create any kind of event that you can imagine, depending on your budget and time frame.

I'm planning a multi-threaded conference with overnight participants. Can Alfred State support this type of conference?

Absolutely. When classes are not in session, a variety of dorm-style rooms are available. The townhouses offer two-story apartment-style living for your attendees with kitchens, single rooms, shared bathrooms, and air conditioning.

Many of my quests require a special diet. How would ACES catering accommodate these guests?

Please let us know if you or any of your guests have special dietary needs. We will gladly accommodate their needs.

May I bring alcohol to my event?

No one may bring alcohol to any event on campus. ACES will provide the adult beverages and TIPS-certified bartenders. Our insurance only allows alcohol purchased and served by ACES employees. Additional fees are required for this service. Please talk to your event planner for details.

What about parking?

Parking is plentiful at the Lake Lodge. For on-campus events during the months of August to May, evenings and weekends are the best bet for providing easy parking for your guests. During class times, parking can be difficult but we can arrange an alternative parking location and provide shuttle service for your guests for a small transportation fee.

What are the costs for decorations and linens?

Standard linens are part of all catered events. Candles, mirrors, vases, and votive holders can be rented. Most of our facilities are decorated for the seasons.

I am not affiliated with Alfred State. Can I rent and use the Alfred State facilities for my event?

You need not be affiliated with the college to use the facilities. If you need catering services for your event at the college, you must work with ACES' Catering Services.