What does open catering mean?
We do not provide any food service at our hall. Any meals or food must be arranged by the client. It is our belief that clients should be allowed to bring in their favorite catering company or meal options for their wedding or private event. We do provide access to the catering companies and clients to use our large and renovated prep kitchen.
Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ)
This FAQ page is provided to assist potential clients and vendors with understanding event rentals at the Prairie View Event Hall.
However, this only provides a guideline and is for simplicity purposes only.
Information found on our Event Contract page which will provide the most up-to-date information and will be the document which your agreement and contract is based upon. As always, if you have further questions, please contact our staff at 605-595-8414.
How Long do we have access to the hall.
With our Full day rentals, clients have access to the event hall from 8:00 a.m. till Midnight on the event date. We do allow early access on the days prior to with some restrictions and availability.
** We also have discounted options if you are booking the hall for back to back days.
How much is it to rent the hall?
For Full day rentals, our rates are Thursday / Sundays = $1,200, Fridays = $1,500, and Saturdays = $3,500
* The hall is available for rent Monday through Wednesday as well. Please call for pricing. (605) 595-8414
** We also have discounted options for charity and non-profit organizations.
With our full day rentals we do have bar minimums, that will range from $200 - $500 depending on date and size of event. But will never exceed $500. However all beverages sold in our hall are applied to that minimum. We have choices available for all ages.
Otherwise, no we are a full service venue. Everything listed above is included at no additional charge. We do have several other rental or add on options that may be added to your room rental. All invoices are subject to the state 4.5% sales tax.
Are there any other / Hidden fees?
At Prairie View Event Hall your room rental fee will include use of tables (We offer rounds, rectangle and cocktail tables), Padded chairs, choice of half length table linens (Choice of 3x colors - White, Black or Ivory), access to our full bar (we offer choices for all age groups), Free coffee and water stations, access to our large bridal suite, use of our AV Equipment (Some limitations may apply), and early access for set up with some small restrictions.
What is included included with room rental
When can we see the hall or set up a meeting?
We welcome our guests to visit and tour our facilities anytime during our business hours. Our normal business hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. We also allow visits and tours outside our normal business hours by appointment. Event Sales staff are not always staffed during nights or weekends, and our other event staff may not be able to answer all your questions. If you are interested in renting the event hall, or hosting an event are encouraged to contact us and set up an appointment with our event specialists. To contact Ashley please call (605) 595-8414 or email us at Events@PrairieViewEventHall.com
How many people can we host at the event hall?
For a banquet style sit-down style event we can seat up to 400 to 450 guests. This number is figured with our 5' round tables with 8 chairs per table. For an event that is set up an auditorium style, we can accommodate up to 515 guests in our hall at one time. Table layouts will all depend on number anticipated guests
Can we have both a ceremony and reception at the hall?
Yes, we are able to host both a ceremony and reception at the event hall. We have several options for weddings that want to host the ceremony and reception in our hall. If a change over is required the client is responsible for coordinating the help to move or set up. We can add extra event staff to the event to assist with a change over at an hourly rate per staff member. Please call (605) 595-8414 or email our event specialist for more information and availability.
Do you require us to have a deposit or insurance?
We give clients the choice to put down a $500 Damage Deposit or carry $500,000 Insurance. Deposits or Proof of insurance are due by 10 days prior to the event date. All damage deposits are returned within 7-10 business days following the event as long as no damage has happened and no fines for rule violations have occurred.
Are vendors required to show proof of insurance?
Yes, we require all vendors (agents) being employed by the renter that will be providing goods or services on the premises of the Prairie View Event hall, to provide proof of liability insurance ($1,000,000 Minimum) prior to such agent’s setup on the premises of the event hall. This includes but is not limited to Catering, DJ or Live Bands, Event Planners or Coordinators, Photographers or Photo Booth Companies. Clients should consult the Prairie View Event Hall Staff if have any questions in regards to this policy. Vendors or agents who do not have proof of insurance to the Event Hall Staff (30) days prior to the event date will increased the insurance liability limits required by the client.