FAQ

Are there any restrictions on vendors?


We do not limit your choice of any vendor. This includes, but is not limited to, food/music/floral design/photography. All we ask is that the vendor is licensed and insured.




When do I have access to the venue?


Contracted hours are 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 midnight. Earlier hours can be arranged.




Can I book the venue for a rehearsal dinner?


Yes. However, the venue is subject to availability pending other events scheduled for that date. The cost is $500 and you may access the venue from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The venue can also be rented for $150/hour for rehearsals only.




May I bring my own alcoholic beverages?


To ensure the safety of your guests, all alcoholic beverages must be purchased from and served by the venue. You may schedule a time to meet with venue staff to prepare a menu for the bar. No alcohol will be served to, nor may be consumed by, any persons under the age of 21. Bar service will be open until 11 p.m.




Do you provide tables and chairs?


Yes. We have various table sizes to suit your layout preference. Chairs are also included in the price of the venue. We have chairs for both indoor and outdoor use.




Do I need to rent linens?


Yes, you will need to rent your own linens.




Can I pick a caterer of my choice?


You may use vendors of your choosing. However, all caterers must be licensed and insured. Food must be prepared and cooked off site. The venue’s kitchen offers a walk-in cooler and stove/oven for reheating purposes.




Where can my guests who are attending my event stay?


Because we are so conveniently located, there are many choices for your guests. Some of our favorites are listed below, and include a shuttle service: Country Inn & Suites - Indianola Hotel Pommier - Indianola DoubleTree by Hilton - Des Moines, near the airport




What about overnight parking?


We encourage guests who may have over-embibed to leave their vehicles at The Hive overnight. Because we regulate access to the venue, we just ask that they are picked up between the hours of 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.




Do I need to provide my own decorations?


Yes. Besides the arbor backdrop, we do not proivde any decorations. The exterior will be beautifully landscaped and embellished with containers of our professionally grown and maintained flowers.





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