Host Your Event at Clarke


Dining Service Options

Dining Services GraphicThe Clarke University Conference and Event Services Office works closely with Clarke’s Dining Services Office to offer creative and unique presentations which complement any atmosphere, theme, or style. Whether you are planning a meeting, a reception, or a banquet, our distinctive touch will ensure that your event will be truly special.

Buffet Meals

For groups of 30 or more, we offer buffet breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners.

Plate Service Meals

For groups of 30 or more, we offer individually plated breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners.

Cocktail and Hors d'oeuvres Reception

For groups of 25 or more, we offer a wide selection of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres. From a simple buffet as a prelude to a meal, to a lavish spread that will satisfy your guests' appetite. Complement your hors d'oeuvres with our house wine, beer or mixed drinks.


Break-time snacks and box lunches are available to groups meeting on campus.

A La Carte

Clarke University offers a wide variety of snacks, appetizers, baked goods and beverages available a la carte for groups of all sizes.


We offer a variety of desserts to compliment any meal.


In addition to a wide variety of non-alcoholic beverages, Clarke University offers beer, wine, and mixed drinks. The university holds a liquor license and complies with the laws of the State of Iowa.

At Clarke University, we are especially proud of our award-winning Dining Services Office. We offer professional, high-quality, in-house catering that we believe is unmatched in the Dubuque area. For a list of specific menu items, meal options and rates, contact the Conference and Event Services Office.

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