Country Celebrations Event Center
Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can this location accommodate?
500

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?
Is the ceremony site close to the reception site? Is there a bride's
changing area? How much time is allocated for the rehearsal?
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.
The ceremony area is right outside of the event center back doors.
Easy access for any of your guests.
There are two dressing rooms with private bathrooms and makeup mirrors.
We also have a children's playroom.
For the rehearsals: We want all parties to have a private event, so
we ask if you have a Friday night wedding, come Thursday at 6:30
for rehearsal and if you have a Saturday night wedding, come at 5:00 on
Thursday. We ask you to keep your rehearsal to one hour.
We want everyone to have an event with friends and family



and not be distracted by somebody else's rehearsal.

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 can't walk far. We do not provide any valet parking.

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.

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. Saturday night wedding can
decorate night before if there is no Friday night wedding. Same for 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? Are there decoration guidelines
or restrictions? Can I use real candles?
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.
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.
Yes you can use real candles as long as they are in a protective holder.

Is there an outdoor space where my guests can mingle, and can it be heated
and/or protected from the elements if necessary? Is there a separate
indoor “socializing” space?
Yes. We are so excited about this feature of our building. We have a length
of the building back patio that is covered to protect from rain. We also have
a bar access window in the back patio.

We do have a front room for socializing.
For the little kids we have a Play Room.

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 caters.

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 have to do is clean up your
decorations and take them with you that night.

Are you licensed to provide alcohol service? Are there additional charges
for bar staff? Is there a bar minimum that must be met before the
conclusion of the event? Can I bring my own wine, beer or champagne,
and is there a corkage fee if I do? Can I bring in other alcohol?
Yes, we are a licensed alcohol provider.


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.
No minimum with the bar. No gratuity on the bar.
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.

Is there parking on site? If so, is it complimentary? Do you offer valet
parking, and what is the charge? If a shuttle service is needed, can you
assist with setting it up?
Yes, there is parking on site.
Yes, there is no fee to park and it is a private parking lot.
We do not offer valet service.
We offer shuttle 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 14 people for each trip. There is a cost for the shuttle.
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.

Does the venue have liability insurance?
Yes.