The Clarion Inn University Plaza is a wonderful spot for your next reception, or party. The food staff was excellent in prompt service. When we needed our food to be served to the guests they were well prepared and made the right porpotions and served the right amount so everyone could get more if they wanted it. The area where we had our reception was beautiful and the staff quickly cleared the tables and made room for our dance floor. We did go over our time limit as guests didn't want to leave. But the staff was well mannered and waited for us to leave before clearing out the dining hall. Our dining hall was near the pool but it was outside and the only time you smelled it was when someone was coming inside from standing outside by it. We did have a small problem with there be so many guests that the tables were close together and it left some guests crowded but there was still plenty of room for them to get around. The choices for the beverages served at the bar were a great add on, and the prices for it were cheap (only $2 per glass) and guests had to pay for it themselves as we did not supply it.