I had my reception there. It is an EXCELLENT venue for a reception. And it's is very reasonable on price. What's nice about it is it doesn't tae much decoration (you can't hang anything and they discourage balloons). But we didn't need it. The beauty of the building takes care of most of that. I would recommend chair covers (I didn't have them but also didn't have the extra money for them). You have to bring everything in with you, as far as food and bar. You can provide your own bartender but it has to be a licensed bar tender or they won't let you serve alcohol. You bring your own caterer as well. The only caution I give you is to fully research your caterer. Make sure your caterer has good reviews. That is my biggest regret and I had a lot of problems because I didn't do as good of a job. Make sure your caterer will provide plates, silverware, linens, etc. We saved a ton of money doing everything ourselves!
Thank you so much for your response. I will take your advice about the chair covers. How many people did it seat comfortably? Also can you tell me what caterers not TO USE!!!! Were there enough bathroom facilities for 150 people?
You will be able to fit 150 people easily. There are bathrooms available on the main floor of the ballroom (2nd floor) and also on the 3rd floor. We had about 120 and it was just fine. Our caterer is not allowed back at the courthouse. There are 5 different names for this caterer.
A+ Catering of Indiana and A Caterer Who Cares are two of the names. If budget is an issue, talk to Stracks or Jewel. If budget is not an issue, White Hawk will cater. Those are just examples, there are plenty more. If you need more help, just let me know!
Do you know about how much the rental fee is for there?
It was $500 in 2010 but you would have to contact them directly
Thanks for your help! Gave them a call and it is still 500! Who did you use for the bar/bartending?
My caterer was supposed to provide... It has to br someone licensed and have license on person
How are they about coming in to set up decor?
I was able to set up the day before but if they have an event you won't be able to. They were great with me.
Great to know thanks for all your help!! :)
You're welcome! If you need anymore help, let me know. Planning is my thing
Any other suggestions you can think of?? What do they for parking?
They do not provide parking. You are told to utilize the parking on the square. It was fine for my wedding. There are also parking lots just off the square that are easily accessed. Make sure make sure make sure you check out your caterer well. I cannot stress that enough. Try to find one that will also provide linens and that will clean up afterwards. That was a nightmare for me.
All the Courthouse will provide is tables and chairs. As far as decorations, you cannot hang anything on the walls and they highly discourage balloons. If one gets loose and into a fan, you have to pay to replace the fan. They're pretty serious. Also, with vendors you choose, try to find ones that are familiar with the Courthouse and how things work there. The courthouse foundation may even be able to give you suggestions. I used Trans Audio for my dj, Beck's Crown Bakery for my cake and Photos by Alexander for photography. I was very happy with all 3.
Thanks! What catering service did u use so I can avoid? Do thry offer the bar service too? Def going to book it next week!
If you go to the previous comments on this topic, I posted a pretty detailed post about the catering experience I had. I wish there was a way I could personally message you so I can give you more details...
Ya I saw that you had a bad experience :( can I give u my email?
If you feel comfortable leaving it. I am so happy to help you avoid all of that drama
Great thanks much! A lot of work to have wedding there so any problems I could avoid! Cant say thanks enough! Nanarie2385@yahoo.com
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