FAQ

What’s included in rental?

  • Tables and Seating for up to 200
  • Private, lockable room for your use
  • Prep kitchen for your caterer
  • Outdoor space and beautiful views along the Rum River
  • Personal consultation to plan the layout and specs of your event

What’s the capacity of The Mill Site?

160 seated comfortably, up to 200 if desired.

For casual, mingling type events, up to 350.

Is the venue handicap accessible?

Yes.

Do I need an event coordinator?

Depends!  A wedding planner or event coordinator is required for the duration of all wedding ceremonies and receptions, including the rehearsal.  Other event types are subject to management discretion. You may bring in your own wedding planner / event coordinator or hire The Mill Site staff. We will discuss your options with you.

How late can my event go?

Events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday must be cleared out by 12 midnight.  Typically, last call for bar service and last song will end by 11pm.  This gives your vendors time to pack up and be out by midnight.  Events Monday – Thursday will typically end by 10pm. Talk to management if your event needs differ.

Are there any decorating restrictions?

We are excited to see how our clients will decorate our space! The possibilities are endless! Here are our decorating guidelines:

Candles may be used so long as they are contained inside a glass container and the flame must be 2” below the top of the container – no open flames are allowed.

You may bring in your own table decorations, however anything hanging from the walls or ceiling must be installed by an insured professional.

Glitter, confetti, rice, and similar items are not allowed.

When do I have to have all of my belongings out of the space?

All belongings, including centerpieces, decorations, equipment brought in by either you or an outside vendor must be removed by end of rental period, unless other arrangements have been made with The Mill Site Management.

Can I bring in my own caterer?

Yes. Your caterer must be licensed and insured with the state of MN, and approved by The Mill Site management. You must have serving/cleaning staff for the duration of your reception.  Some caterers provide this, while others do not. Talk with The Mill Site management about your options.

Does all food have to come through a licensed and insured caterer?

Yes, all meals & desserts must be provided by a licensed caterer. You are not allowed to serve your own food – with the exception of packaged dry snacks and nuts.

Can I bring in and serve my own alcohol?

No. Alcohol must be brought in and served by a licensed caterer or bartending service approved by The Mill Site.

Do I need to provide security?

Security will be required at all wedding reception events where alcohol is being served. Security is $100/hr with a 4 hour minimum.  The Mill Site management will make the final determination on when security is required for all other event types.

What is the food/beverage minimum?

The Mill Site does not have a food/beverage minimum. You will work directly with your caterer and bartender.  See below for surcharge information on catering/bartending vendors.

How do I set up a time to tour the space?

Tours are available by appointment only. Contact us by clicking on the inquire tab through our website and filling in your information.

How do I officially reserve the date?

To reserve a date, a signed copy of the rental agreement and a non-refundable downpayment of 50% of the rental fee is due. (The remaining balance will be due no later than 6 months prior to event date) If the event is booked within 6 months of the date, the full non-refundable rental fee is required to book. The damage deposit ($300) and security fee (depending on event) are due within 30 days of scheduled event.

*A 10% surcharge will be assessed on all vendor invoices for food, hosted bar services, N/A beverages, rental items including linens, china, drapes, chair covers, and all other incidentals. This will be paid directly by the chosen vendor as a separate line item, or billed to the client for direct pay.

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