Catering & Alcohol

Catering and Alcohol Service Options

Food and Beverage

All clients must use a professional caterer. Any caterer being used must be disclosed and approved by the rental coordinator one week prior to the event. You are responsible for contacting the caterer to make arrangements. The caterer is responsible for all personnel, materials and supplies required for the preparation and service of food and beverages.

Reiman Gardens has a list of preferred caterers who are familiar with the facility and our policies. If you choose to use a caterer not on this preferred caterer list, with the exception of wedding cakes and mints, you will be charged the following:
-Events with 149 people or less will be charged a $150.00 fee
-Events with 150 people or more will be charged a $300.00 fee

Food and/or beverages are allowed in your rental area only. Your guests may not wander around the grounds with drinks or food.

Kitchen Use

Includes use of the oven, stove, fryer, warmers, dishwasher and the ice machine.
0-100 people — $50.00
101-250 people — $100

Advance notice is required for the use of any of the kitchen equipment/appliances during preparation for an event at Reiman Gardens. All equipment must be cleaned after use and left in the order it was found.

Alcohol

All alcohol provided and served must be licensed by a professional caterer approved by Reiman Gardens.

Reiman Gardens adheres to the laws and regulations of the State of Iowa pertaining to service and the consumption of alcohol. No alcoholic beverages may be brought into Reiman Gardens by a party other than the approved caterer. We reserve the right to confiscate alcohol on site or served that does not have appropriate licensing requirements and not refund your security deposit. Only persons of legal drinking age may possess, be served, or be permitted to consume alcoholic beverages at Reiman Gardens. When alcoholic beverages are served, non-alcoholic beverages and food must also be made available to guests. Alcoholic beverages are only allowed in the rental area defined in your rental agreement.

Preferred Catering List

* Approved to serve alcohol

Aunt Maude’s
515-233-4136     www.auntmaudesames.com
No off site alcohol  |  Catering options vary case to case

The Café
515-292-2135     www.thecafeames.com
No hot meals, boxed meals only  |  No off site alcohol

Christiani’s*
515-287-3169   info@christianiscatering.com
Full service catering options  |  Event planning services  |  Hosted/cash bar options

Depot Deli and Cookies
515-233-4447     www.depot-deli.com

The Gateway Hotel – Iowa Stater Restaurant*
515-268-2204     www.gatewayames.com
Will do bar only |  Will rent linens, china, flatware if coupled with catering

Gateway Market*
515-422-5108     www.gatewaymarket.com/catering.cfm
Boxed meals or full service catering options  |  Will rent linens, china, flatware if coupled with catering

Hickory Park
515-233-5344     www.hickoryparkames.com

HyVee (Lincoln Center)
515-232-1961     www.hy-vee.com/stores/catering/Default.aspx?s=6

Indian Delights
515-292-3419  www.indiandelightsames.com

ISU Catering*
515-294-2103     www.dining.iastate.edu/catering
Full service catering  |  cash/hosted bar options |  alcohol only with food  |  linens, china, flatware available

Occasions Made Right*
515-276-5448     www.occasionsmaderight.com/
Plated or buffet  |  hosted bar only, no cash bars

Olde Main Brewing Company & Restaurant*
515-232-0553      www.oldemainbrewing.com
Will do alcohol only, cash or hosted

Tasteful Dinners and Catering
515-965-3324   www.tastefuldinners.com

Preferred Dessert Catering List

Mel’s Sweet Occasions
515-343-4183   www.melsweetoccasions.com

Ali Cakes
515-233-2222    www.alicakesames.com