Catering, Alcohol, and Approved Vendors

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Catering & Alcohol

All clients must use a licensed and approved professional caterer to provide food and beverage at the event. The caterers on the lists below are approved to cater at Reiman Gardens. If you wish to use a caterer not on this list, you must submit a request to the Rental Coordinator at least 60 days prior to the event and pay an additional fee ($150 – $300). There is no guarantee that a non-approved caterer will be approved even with the fee. Client is responsible for making arrangements and contracting with the caterer, and ensuring the caterer provides all personnel, materials, and supplies required for the preparation of food and beverages. Reiman Gardens does not supply any catering services, supplies, or equipment associated with the service of food or beverages at your event. Please see Rental Policies [p. 5, 6.1 – 6.4] for more details. ISU Catering is the only caterer approved to serve alcohol at Reiman Gardens.

Food and/or beverages are allowed in your rental area only. Your guests may not wander around the grounds with drinks or food. Vendor delivery and pick up times must occur within the event’s Time of Rental. All vendors must abide by Reiman Gardens policies.

Reiman Gardens has limited kitchen equipment and appliances and varies by rental area. You must notify the Rental Coordinator at least 30 days prior to the event if your caterer wishes to use any of the kitchen equipment. Use of the kitchen equipment will be subject to a $50 fee. You are responsible for cleaning the kitchen equipment after use.

All alcohol must be provided and served by ISU Catering. We recommend contacting ISU Catering at your earliest convenience to ensure availability for your event. Reiman Gardens requires a 60-day disclosure on any alcohol service, in addition to specific insurance requirements. Please see Rental Policies [p. 5-6, 7.1 – 7.2] for more details. If ISU Catering is unable to accommodate your event date, please contact Reiman Gardens Rental Coordinator immediately to discuss alternative options.

Approved Alcohol Vendors


Caterer Phone Website
ISU Catering* 515-294-2103

*ISU Catering is the only vendor approved to serve alcohol at Reiman Gardens.

Approved Caterers

Caterer Phone Website
Christiani's 515-287-3169
Cornbred BBQ 515-517-0101
Gateway Market 515-422-5108
Farmhouse Catering 515-382-5457
Hickory Park 515-233-5344
HyVee (Lincoln Center) 515-232-1961
ISU Catering* 515-294-2103
Provisions Lot F Catering 515-598-1783
The Gateway Hotel - Iowa Stater Restaurant 515-268-2204
Whatcha Smokin BBQ 515-257-7490

*ISU Catering is the only vendor approved to serve alcohol at Reiman Gardens.

Recommended Dessert Caterers


Caterer Phone Website
Mel's Sweet Occasions 515-343-4183

Approved Vendors

Below is a list of vendors familiar with Reiman Gardens and its facilities. For services such as desserts, floral, photography, bands, DJs, etc. our list is simply a recommendation. You are welcome to contract these services with a vendor of your choice. All vendors providing an onsite service will need to be disclosed at least 14 days before the event. Vendor delivery and pick up times must occur within the event’s Time of Rental. All vendors must abide by Reiman Gardens policies.

*For all visitor, press and commercial photography, please inquire about our photography policies.

Florist Phone Website
Elizabella Flowers 515-460-6332
My Dinosaur Dreams - Sola Wood Florist 406-941-0638
HyVee Floral Shop 515-294-2103

Photographer Phone Website
Amy Vinchattle Photography 515-230-6452
Candice Smith Photography 641-640-0070
Craig Carroll Photography 800-742-3831
Images by Ngaire 515-233-5447 website

Wedding Photographer Phone Website
Midwest Life Shots Photography 507-951-8859
Complete Wedding + Events 515-266-1355
Ivory + Bliss 
Justin Salem Meyer 515-991-1335 


Band/DJ Phone Website
Complete Weddings + Events 515-266-1355
DJ DAS Entertainment 515-339-0353
DNA Music Entertainment 515-451-8271


Rental Company Phone Website
Celebrations 515-268-9333
The Photo Booth Guys 515-979-5925


Wedding Coordinator Phone Website
As Planned 515-393-1355
Complete Weddings + Events 515-266-1355
Love Bird Events


Officiant Phone Website
Forever and Ever, I Do
Jade Li Weddings (officiant) 515-505-3404