Frequently Asked Questions

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No, city and county health departments require that Schoolcraft College not allow any food or beverage to be brought into, or taken from, the facility by our guests. Food and beverages must be consumed on the premises and are subject to a 6% Michigan sales tax.
The food prepared for all VisTaTech events is prepared by our Food Service Department. Many of the chefs in Food Service are graduates from Schoolcraft's Culinary Arts program.
Yes, we are currently booking for the current year as well as the next two years out. As soon as you have a date planned for your event, call us so we can reserve the space for you.
In the event that Schoolcraft College must curtail operations and cancel a scheduled event in the VisTaTech Center due to severe weather, the following information may be helpful to you:
  • Listen to the local radio and/or television stations for accurate school and business closings.
  • Once the radio and or television stations announce the closing, a representative from the VisTaTech Center will contact a designated person from your organization to confirm the event cancellation. Your account manager will call to reschedule. You will not be responsible for any room rental, media, food or beverage costs incurred by the college for your event.
VisTaTech room rental is priced in four-hour increments. It is not broken up into an hourly rate.
VisTaTech has technology built into the infrastructure of the rooms. All of your technology requirements will be set-up by our Media Services department. Groups are not allowed to bring in any additional equipment unless special approval has been granted.

VisTaTech Guidelines

Cancellation Policy:
Should cancellation of your event become necessary less than thirty (30) calendar days prior to your event, and through no fault of Schoolcraft College, you will forfeit the deposit for terminating your contract. If cancellation is necessary ten (10) calendar days prior to your event, you will be responsible for 100% of the room rental fees, 50% of the food and beverage costs as well as any costs incurred by the College for the event.  If cancellation is five (5) calendar days or less, you will be responsible for 100% of rental fees and related costs, plus 100% of requested food and beverage.

Contract Changes/Revisions:
Final food selections, guaranteed minimum attendance, media and/or room set-up requests must be provided at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the event.  Increases in attendance/food count only will be accepted no later than four (4) calendar days prior to the event.

Decorations:
Please keep all decorations within the reserved rooms.  Please do not attach posters, banners, etc. to the wall.  Directional signage will be provided.  Confetti is not permitted.

Deposits & Billing:
To guarantee meeting space, a deposit of 25% of the room rental is required within 15 days from your booking date. If the deposit is not received within the 15 days, you will be notified and your meeting space will be released. The remaining balance (i.e. room rental, media, food) will be invoiced upon the conclusion of your event.  All payments are due upon receipt of invoice.

Food Service Pricing:
City and county health departments require that Schoolcraft College not allow any food to be brought into, or taken from, the facility by our guests.  All food and beverage costs are subject to the customary 6% Michigan sales tax and 18% service charge.  Published food and beverage rates are subject to change without notice.  Final food count and selection must be confirmed at least 10 days prior to the event.

Parking:
Ample free parking is available in Schoolcraft College’s North Parking Lot.

Security:
Schoolcraft College Campus Security Police will be available as needed.

Shipment of Materials:
All shipments must be granted prior approval.  Shipments will be accepted within 48 hours of event time.