In order to reserve the SCAN Garden, Renter should contact the SCAN offices directly at 260-421-5002. After SCAN approves Renter dates/times, Renter will be instructed by SCAN to submit the online request form to IPFW. After submitting the online form, Renter will receive an Event Confirmation and will be contacted by an IPFW Event Coordinator. The IPFW Event Coordinator will work with you to secure all details and plan the event.
Note: The rental time begins when the first service person arrives and ends when the last person leaves. Be sure to leave adequate time for your service personnel to clean up at the end of the event. Events may not extend past midnight. Please be considerate of others who have rented the venue by adhering to your scheduled access times.
Guest parking is available in Parking Lots 13 or 16 (map available on request). Handicap accessible parking is located directly beside the SCAN Garden. All Guests/Participants must obey traffic laws at all times while utilizing the SCAN Garden; including, but not limited to, maintaining emergency vehicle access to SCAN Garden and Fire Hydrants.
IPFW maintains a strict tent policy. All tents must be secured by water barrels. In the event that only a staked tent will accommodate your needs, Renter will be required to sign a damage waiver prior to tent installation confirming they understand they (Renter) are responsible for all damages/repairs. Additionally, a $250 fee will be assessed to Renter to have utilities marked. All load-in/load-out times for tent placement must be confirmed with your IPFW Event Coordinator prior to the event. No portable fixture can be staked or set-up in the grass that may disrupt or damage electrical/water/or gas lines.
Food service is allowed at the SCAN Garden. However, no food or beverage of any kind will be permitted to be brought into the IPFW event facility other than by the contracted caterer. The renter is fully responsible for all arrangements and any contract entered into with any caterer of the event. Except when alcoholic beverage service is included as part of the event, IPFW’s open catering policy allows food service from any caterer licensed by the State of Indiana. No homemade items may be sold or served at this facility. There is no catering kitchen on site so all caterers must be self contained. Your catering contract must include all table linens for meals and servings stations as well as adequate clean up immediately following the event. Caterers may only utilize propane stoves or grills generating smoke outdoors. Caterers must collect and remove all trash generated from the event on the night of the event. Any decorative displays must be removed at the end of the event. The SCAN Garden does have a water fountain for public use. Renter and/or caterer shall leave the facility and grounds in the condition in which they were found. Failure to comply could result in assessment of cleaning fees.
If alcoholic beverage service is planned as a part of your event, only IPFW approved vendors may be used. Certain criteria must be met to comply with the campus alcoholic beverage service policy. When alcoholic beverage service is planned as part of a rental event, fees for security and additional staffing will be added to the rental charges. A list of current approved caterers is available from the Special Events office. All alcoholic beverages must be served by a licensed bartender with a copy of their alcohol license on file. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages may leave the designated reception area for any reason. If serving or selling alcohol, renter/caterer are responsible for and must abide by all city, county and state alcoholic beverage control laws and regulations, and arrange for appropriate license(s), permit(s), and insurance certificate(s), which copies must be provided if requested to IPFW Events Office at least five (5) business days prior to the event. Renter must also complete the IPFW Alcoholic Beverage Service form and submit to IPFW Events Office no less than four (4) weeks prior to event. Renter is responsible for all consequences of guest behavior during and following the consumption of alcohol. IPFW security and staff retain the right to limit the amount of alcoholic beverages being consumed by you or your guests. “Last Call” for alcohol shall be at least forty five (45) minutes prior to the scheduled end of your event. All alcoholic beverage service ends 30 minutes prior to the end of the event.
The following decorations are specifically prohibited from the SCAN Garden—confetti (static and cannons), glitter, stickers, spray paint, liquid paint, burning objects (except for candles with the flame enclosed in a glass container), rice, flower petals, streamers or poppers. Bubbles may be used outside of building only. Balloons are allowed but are not permitted to be released outdoors within the school grounds. Strands of lights and lanterns may be used but must be removed at the end of the event.
All cancellations of scheduled events in SCAN by Renter must be received in writing to the Special Events Office of IPFW no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event date. Events that cancel less than 14 day prior to event date may incur late fees and/or clean-up surcharges. IPFW retains the right to cancel this contract with written notice at any time for the following reasons: misrepresentation of the event, lack of insurance, bounced deposit or utility finder check, threats of violence or actual violence to any IPFW employee or subcontractor by renter’s employees or subcontractors, threats of damage or actual damage to IPFW facilities by renter’s employees or subcontractors, damage or theft of IPFW property by renter’s employees or subcontractors or failure to abide by the terms and conditions of this rental contract. Cancellation by IPFW for any of the above mentioned reasons will result in the loss of the entire rental amount
In the event of actual or anticipated inclement weather, Renter is responsible for obtaining an alternate event location. Clients may rent additional space in an IPFW building. To request additional space visit our website at: http://www.ipfw.edu/wuo/facility/form.shtml
IPFW Special Event staff reserves the right to enter any and all areas to enforce the rules and to limit the number of people in the area.
IPFW’s obligation to make the facility available will be relieved if anything outside of its control prevents the facility from being available at the date and time scheduled for the event. This includes such occurrences as natural disaster, fire, destruction, war, governmental order, quarantine, or other forces or events outside of IPFW’s control. If such occurs, IPFW will refund the renter’s deposit and fee already paid in full, but will have no other liability on account of such cancellation or unavailability of the use of its facility.
IPFW enforces fire protection safety codes and is subject to inspection by the City of Fort Wayne Fire Department. No pyrotechnic devices, smoke/fog machines or open flame, other than glass enclosed candles, are allowed in the building. All fire aisles and exits must be kept clear of equipment and people.
IPFW is committed to providing a safe, clean environment for both our patrons and employees. For the safety and well-being of all facility users, patrons and vendors are expected to conduct their event in a manner which respects the rights of all users. OSHA regulations are observed by our facility and we mandate the same high standards for all of our contractors and service providers Compliance with OSHA regulations is the responsibility of the lessee and their contractor. OSHA mandated personal protective equipment must be utilized at all times. Renter is required to secure all cables, including electric and/or audio/video, in walkways and guest areas.
In keeping with the City of Fort Wayne Law, there is no smoking allowed inside any building within the school. There are designated areas outside the building supplied with receptacles for cigarette butts. Please refrain from dropping cigarette butts on the grounds, shrubs and landscaped surroundings.
IPFW reserves the right to eject, or cause to be ejected from the premises, any person or persons (including unruly and unsupervised children) engaging in disruptive, belligerent or threatening conduct. IPFW reserves the right to refuse admission to any person displaying the above behaviors or who appear intoxicated. IPFW shall not be held liable for any damages by the applicant through exercising this right.