The Purdue Room

Let The Purdue Room take care of all your catering and venue needs. We strive to ensure that your event is a memorable and special one that guests will be talking about for years. With more than 30 years of experience we will guarantee that your event is everything you hoped and dreamed it would be.

Please call or email us to schedule your appointment, today!

    Venue Details

    Choose The Purdue Room to help you make your special event a rousing success!

    Choose The Purdue Room as your next party place! With a decor that honors the Purdue University tradition and its proximity to campus, the Purdue Room is a special location for your next event.

    Located downtown, the Purdue Room is close to many of Lafayette’s feature attractions. It is also a short walk from local hotels and the walking bridge which connects East and West Lafayette. Customize your menu and drink selection accordingly and enjoy the patio during the warmer months. Serving as your next event location that is perfect for business and social occasions.

    We offer:
    -Expert Menu Planning
    -Complete Food Service
    -Off Site Catering
    -Full Bar Service
    -Friendly, Experienced Staff

    The Purdue Room is the perfect choice to meet all your catering and venue needs!

    The Outpost Catering and Purdue Room are excited you have chosen us to cater your event. To assure the highest quality and standards in food, beverage and service, please read and follow the guidelines listed below.

    Room Reservations and Fees

    Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made by contacting The Outpost or Sgt. Preston’s. A room rental deposit of $175 is required. Room reservations Monday through Thursday evenings include the outside patio.

    Guest Count

    A preliminary expected guest count is due 30 days prior to your event. A final guarantee guest count is due 7 days prior to your event date. Any increases after the final guarantee will be accepted, if possible, depending on the time and menu selected.


    The Purdue Room has a rental fee of $175. A 7% Indiana sales tax and a 20% set-up fee will be added to the total invoice. Set-up fee includes tables, chairs, tablecloths, napkins, chinaware, silverware, and glassware. Tax-exempt sales require a tax-exempt certificate prior to the event. Food prices and miscellaneous prices are subject to change. Gratuity for serving staff is not included in the final bill and is determined by the host. Any damages incurred will be assessed on the final invoice.


    Cancellations made at least 120 days prior to the event date may receive a $175 refund. Cancellations made less than 120 days prior to your event are not eligible for any refund. All final cancellation charges are at the discretion of the management. The Outpost shall not be held liable for cancellations due to public emergencies and acts of God. The Outpost maintains the right to withdraw from any agreement or to renegotiate the price if client changes any of the event elements agreed upon.

    Food and Services

    All food and beverage service, including alcohol, must be provided by the Outpost Catering. No food or beverages may be brought into or taken out of the Purdue Room or an event catered by the Outpost Catering, except wedding or specialty cakes, with prior approval of management. All audiovisual and technical requests must be made prior to your event date.

    Facility Use

    All fire codes must be adhered to at all times, including keeping all exits and aisle ways clear and unobstructed. The Outpost is not responsible for lost or stolen items during your event. The Outpost must approve all decorations and location of displayed items, including devices used to hang or adhere decorations. Tape is not allowed on the walls. Smoking, confetti, glitter, smoke machines, and bubbles are not allowed inside. Those renting the Room are responsible for the costs of repairing any damage caused by your guests.

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