Frequently Asked Questions

Please click on the questions below to read answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. If you have a question not listed, please use our Contact Form to send us a message and we will respond promptly!

Can I use my own caterer?
We work with A Catered Affair, Attitude on Food, Patricia Catering, Pleasure Your Palate and Hy-Vee (156th & Maple for A View West & State and Shadow Lake for A View in Fontenelle Hills). You are welcome to use another caterer for a $500 fee. Any outside vendor must be approved in writing.
Can we bring in our own dessert?

Yes, all desserts must come from a licensed baker or caterer.

Can we bring in our own adult beverages?

A View Venues offers a full-service bar, and due to our liquor license, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited. We proudly serve bottled Budweiser, Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Coors Light for beer, and our house wines are Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, and Moscato. A View Venues only serves brands you recognize and our premium bar begins with a top-shelf well offering. Please see our beverage page for the full list of liquor we carry. If your favorite brand is not listed, custom orders are available.

Can I bring my own centerpieces?

Yes. Please keep in mind that all centerpieces must be removed by the end of the event. All items brought in must be approved in writing by A View Venues.

What DJ services can I use?

Any DJ or live band may be used at our West or State locations provided the appropriate paperwork is on file 30 days prior to your event. We are exclusive with Image Entertainment at Fontenelle Hills.

What does the 20% service fee cover?

Our service fee includes but is not limited to: the pre-event planning, meetings with you, communication with your vendors, talent, room design execution and overall production of your event.

What is the maximum occupancy?

West can seat 320 in the main room. Fontenelle Hills can seat 200 on the main floor and a maximum of 325 with the use of both floors. State can seat  165 in the Willow, 320 in the  Redwood and 320 in the Palm.

Can we hang items from the ceiling?
We allow professional event designers to customize our space beyond our exclusive items.
Can we have other events besides the ceremony outside in the pavillion at State?
Yes. You can do happy hour, dance, dinner, or anything else you can think of. There is an additional charge that is based on the amount of time used the pavillion will be reserved privately for you.
When do we pay for our reception?

$1000 is paid when you book your event, 50% is paid 6 months before your date and the remainder is paid 10 days prior to your event.