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Are you ready to get started with planning your awards dinner? The first step is to complete and submit an online Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP will provide us the initial information we need to determine date(s) availability and estimated costs. Within three business days of the submission of the RFP, our event manager will contact you to discuss the options you have chosen, other services or options that you may desire, and to answer any questions. After this follow up discussion, we will prepare an estimate for you. Please note that submitting an RFP does NOT guarantee date availability or costs. It is simply a tool we use to get your event planning started.
Please note any question with a red * requires an answer. You will not be able to electronically submit this form until all fields with the red * are completed. Almost all questions require an answer.
Please provide us with the date you wish to have your event, and any possible alternate dates if your requested date is not available.
If you have reviewed the facilities that we have available and chosen one that you believe will fit your needs and budget, please check the appropriate choice. If you have not reviewed our available facilities or need help in choosing the most appropriate for your needs, please check "Not Sure".
If you have reviewed the bar service packages we have available and chosen one that fits your needs, please check the appropriate choice. If you have not reviewed our available bar service packages or need help in choosing the most appropriate for your needs, please check "Not Sure". In addition to the prices below, there is a $75 set up fee per bar which includes cocktail napkins, disposable cups, straws and ice. Our experienced bartenders are charged at the rate of $13 per bartender per hour. The number of bartenders needed will be determined by our event specialist and will be based on the type of bar service, hours of service and guest count. One bartender is required per 100 guests. The Porter County Expo Center requires security at any event where alcohol is served. The number of security personnel required will be determined by the event specialist. Security is charged at the rate of $30 per man hour. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed on our premises.
To the best of your ability, please choose from the following options that are available for your event. If you cannot decide, please check "Not Sure". The more you can tell us, the quicker we will be able to complete your proposal.
Pipe and draping can be used to line the walls of the venue, providing additional color and a more formal, warm environment. Pipe and draping is available in black, navy or cream.
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Thank you for your interest in the Porter County Expo Center! Exceptional events happen here because the Porter County Expo Center has over 30 years of experience in planning thousands of events. Our experienced and professional event staff will be with you every step of the way. Within three business days of the submission of this RFP, our event manager will contact you to discuss the options you have chosen, other services or options that you may desire, and to answer any questions. After this follow up discussion, we will prepare an estimate for you.
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