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 month 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.


All alcohol must be provided and served by ISU Catering.

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 ISU Catering. 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.

Please note as of July 1st, 2021, ISU Catering will be the sole alcohol provider for Iowa State University. 

Preferred Catering List

Aunt Maude’s
Catering options vary case to case

The Café
No hot meals, boxed meals only

Full service catering options  |  Event planning services

The Gateway Hotel – Iowa Stater Restaurant
Will rent linens, china, flatware if coupled with catering

Gateway Market
Boxed meals or full service catering options  |  Will rent linens, china, flatware if coupled with catering

Hickory Park

HyVee (Lincoln Center)

Indian Delights

ISU Catering (approved to serve alcohol)
Full service catering  |  cash/hosted bar options |  linens, china, flatware available

Cornbred BBQ

Preferred Dessert Catering List

Mel’s Sweet Occasions