ALL OF YOUR BURNING QUESTIONS, answered.
WHAT IS THE VENUE CAPACITY?
Gatherings comfortably holds 250 people.
IS GATHERINGS HEATED & AIR CONDITIONED?
Yes! One of the wonders of Iowa is experiencing the extremes of all seasons...maybe even within one week. Our climate-controlled space will keep you comfortable.
CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN FOOD?
No, Gatherings is owned by Farmhouse Catering. Farmhouse Catering is the exclusive caterer at Gatherings. Our wide array of delicious menu items will leave your guests satisfied and stuffed! We make an exception for dessert, so long as your event includes the purchase of a meal.
CAN WE SAMPLE THE MENU OPTIONS?
Of course! All couples booked at Gatherings are invited to attend a complimentary tasting event.
CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN ALCOHOL AND/OR BARTENDERS?
We do not allow you to bring in your own alcohol and/or bartenders so as not to put our liquor license at risk. We have in-house beverage services, complete with different open & cash bar options, champagne/sparkling toasts, signature drinks, and more.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO RENT YOUR SPACE?
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK A DATE?
All events held at Gatherings require a completed contract and non-refundable deposit. Weddings - $1,000 deposit, other events - 50% down. The deposit will be applied towards your final invoice.
DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY VENDORS?
DJ, florists, design, hair, makeup, photography, transportation - yes, we know a guy/gal...or two! We've compiled a list for you here but you are welcome to use whomever you wish!
CAN WE BRING IN OUR OWN DECOR?
Certainly, though our space is so beautiful you might not need much! We do have a decor closet that you are welcome to for an additional price. See our curated decor inventory here.
ARE THERE ANY LIMITATIONS ON DECOR?
We do not allow the use of glitter (it lingers for months despite professional cleaning) and no nails in our brick. Real candles are allowed, so long as they are contained within a votive.