Alcoholic beverages (including mixed drinks, beer, wine and champagne) may be served under terms and conditions consistent with the laws of the State of North Carolina, the policies of the university and the policies of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, outlined below.
Permission to use such beverages must be obtained from the Institute before the event, preferably when the room reservation is requested.
▪ No alcohol may be served on weekdays until after 5 p.m., except on university holidays.
▪ No alcoholic beverages may be served at any event where persons under the age of 21 are in attendance.
▪ Any function at which alcoholic beverages are served must be an invitational-only private event and must include a sufficient amount of non-alcoholic beverages and substantial wholesome food (heavy hors d'oeuvres or dinner). Alcohol must be served by a professional bartender. Self-service of alcohol is not permitted.
▪ Cash bars are prohibited.
▪ “Cover charges” are prohibited for attendance at events at which alcohol is given away.
▪ Receptions and socials that are followed by a full meal at which any type of alcoholic beverage is served are limited to one hour.
▪ Receptions or socials involving the serving of liquor or fortified wine (more than 14 percent alcohol by volume, i.e., brandies and liqueurs) must be accompanied by a full meal.
▪ Receptions not followed by a full meal are limited to the serving of beer and unfortified wine (less than 14 percent alcohol by volume) and are limited to two hours in length. Note: Most red and white dinner wines fall into the unfortified wine category.
▪ All alcoholic beverages must be provided by the user group, except in cases where the caterer has a permit that allows the caterer to provide such beverages requested by the user group. There are no storage facilities for alcohol at Hyde Hall. User groups must bring in the alcohol immediately before the event and remove it immediately after the event ends.
▪ If the Terrace will be used for the event, special steps must be taken to control access to alcohol that is served.