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Private Lunch Dining

At the McCutchen House, we hope to enhance your private dining experience.

If you need a well-appointed luncheon meeting room, our 3rd floor Patterson Room may be reserved from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

Our 2nd floor dining rooms are also available to be reserved for private functions from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters.

About the Patterson Room

The Patterson Room overlooks the historic USC horseshoe and accommodates up to 12 guests in a unique boardroom-style setting. Food and beverage is prepared and served by students from the University of South Carolina’s School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management.


The Patterson Room is technology enabled with:

  • LCD TV Display Computer System with Internet Access
  • PowerPoint \ Keynote
  • Skype Video Conferencing


Your meal will include:*

  • Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
  • Soup du Jour
  • McCutchen House Chopped Salad
  • Choice of entrées
  • Chocolate walnut pie with whipped cream

*Some vegetarian options as well as different menu options available

Catering Cost and Details


Cost is 14.00 per person, lunch, beverage, dessert, and tax included.
There is no additional room charge.
IIT, Cash, Check or Credit Card payments.
Direct billing.
Because this is an academic environment, service gratuities are not accepted.


To make your lunch meeting as comfortable and efficient as possible, we recommend your group be assembled by 11:30 a.m. Lunch service lasts approximately 30 minutes.**

Minimum of 8 guests / Maximum of 12 guests

**Because of the academic requirements of the students to complete assignments, lunch will conclude by 2:00 pm.