FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many people can this location accommodate?
How much is the deposit, when is it due, and is it refundable? What's the payment plan for the entire bill?
Deposit is 50% of room rental. This is non refundable. Payment of the 50% must be made as soon as possible to ensure your date.
The remainder of room rental is due 2 weeks before the date of your event. A meeting will be set up at that time to go over all information for your event.
Can I hold my ceremony here, too? Is there an additional charge?
We do have a backyard ceremony area. The cost is $350.00, this includes set up of white wedding chairs and clean up of chairs. This area can accommodate 200. Any extra guests can stand or sit on patio where they are able to see the whole ceremony. If more chairs are needed you are welcome to rent more.
Is the ceremony site close to the reception site?
The ceremony area is right outside of the event center back doors.
Is there a bride's changing area?
There are two dressing rooms with private bathrooms and makeup mirrors. We also have a children's playroom.
How much time is allocated for the rehearsal?
For the rehearsals: To respect each clients' event and their privacy, we ask if you have a Friday night wedding, please come Thursday at 6:30 pm for rehearsal. If you have a Saturday night wedding, please come at 5:00 pm on Thursday. We ask you to keep your rehearsal to one hour.
Is the site handicap accessible?
Yes. All bathrooms and door ways are handicap accessible. There is handicap parking and also a covered drop off at the front door for people that may need accommodation. We do not provide any valet parking.
Is there an outdoor space where my guests can mingle, and can it be heated and/or protected from the elements if necessary?
Yes. We have a length of the building back patio that is covered to protect from rain. We also have bar access window in the back patio.
What's your weather contingency plan for outdoor spaces?
We need a 24 hour notice if you want to move the ceremony inside and want special changes to layouts. We will allow a wedding outside as long as there is no lightning and no chance for lightning around the time of ceremony.
**Note: last min changes to move inside will result in guests sitting at reception tables.
Is there a separate indoor “socializing” space?
There is a front room for socializing. For smaller children we have a play room.
Does the venue have liability insurance?
How long will I have use of the event space(s) I reserve? Is there an overtime fee if I stay longer?
All clients have the room from 9am to 12am. A Saturday night wedding can decorate night before if there is no Friday night wedding. The same applies for a Friday night wedding. If you would like to extend later in the night it is $200.00 per hour after midnight.
Can I move things around and decorate to suit my purposes, or do I have to leave everything as is?
We ask you to leave everything as is but please feel free to ask one of the Country Celebrations employees to see if we can suit you.
Are there decoration guidelines or restrictions?
Unfortunately we do have some restrictions for decorations. We ask you do not use confetti, birdseed, sparklers, fake flowers (outside for throwing), sparkles, or Sky lanterns. We do ask that you not hang anything on the walls with tape or nails. Command strips can be used. If you would like to hang decorations from the ceiling you must have a licensed decorator to do it for you. We highly recommend 6 South Designs.
Can I use real candles?
Yes, you may use real candles as long as they are in a protective holder.
Food and Beverage
Do you have an in-house caterer or a list of “preferred” caterers, or do I need to provide my own? Even if there is an in-house caterer, do I have the option of using an outside caterer instead?
We do have a caterer list for all clients to pick from. We have contracts with all of our caterers and we want to give the best experience to your guests. To make sure we can provide this, we need our contracted caterers.
Are tables, linens, chairs, plates, silverware and glassware provided?
Yes, this is all included in room rental. We also do all the setup and cleanup. All you are required to do is clean up your decorations and take them with you that night.
Are you licensed to provide alcohol service?
Yes, we are a licensed alcohol provider.
Are there additional charges for bar staff?
There is no extra cost for bartenders with wedding package. This is all covered in room rental. There will be 1 bartender for every 90 guests.
Is there a bar minimum that must be met before the conclusion of the event?
No minimum with the bar. No gratuity on the bar.
Can I bring my own wine, beer or champagne, and is there a corkage fee if I do? Can I bring in other alcohol?
You can't bring any alcohol, beer, or wine. All alcohol must be purchased from Country Celebrations. We are happy to see if we can find your special request for alcohol. Kegs are based on market price. We have 7 taps to pick from:Bud light, Coors light, Miller light, Blue Moon, Busch Light, Michelob Ultra, and Samuel Adams (Seasonal). Once you purchase a keg, you get 177 12 oz glasses of any of our tap beers.
Parking and Transportation
Is there parking on site? If so, is it complimentary?
Yes, there is parking on site. Yes, there is no fee to park and it is a private parking lot.
Do you offer valet parking, and what is the charge?
We do not offer valet service. We offer shuttle bus service to any Sioux City hotel. Depending on how many guests you have, we will run 2 to 3 trips. 10pm 11pm and 12pm. Any guest can sign up for a time. We must have at least 4 people to take the
shuttle. We can fit 20 people for each trip. There is a cost for the shuttle bus. Please ask us what we provide for shuttle packages.
**Note: we will only take guests to one hotel per trip. Inform us if different destination locations will be needed for each trip.