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Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center Rental Fees & Reservations

Weekend Deluxe Events (wedding receptions and ceremonies)
Available Rental Hours: Friday & Saturday 7 a.m.–midnight and Sunday & Holidays 7 a.m.–10 p.m., fee based on up to 8-hour rental.  Additional rental hours within these timeframes available for a fee.

2013 Rental Fee:  $550
2014 Rental Fee:  $550
2015 Rental Fee:  $600
Each Additional Hour: $45                            
Damage and security deposit:   $150   

Rate includes: Gathering Room and balcony, cleaning, furniture takedown, insurance and facility host. Rate does NOT include room set up.

Outdoor Ceremony
The Outdoor Ceremony Fee entitles the customer to exclusive use of a designated ceremony area within the permitted hours of a facility rental at the Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center in Spring Lake Park Reserve.

Fee: $100

Rate includes signage indicating ceremony area has been reserved. In the event of inclement weather and the reserved ceremony space cannot be used, a full refund will be issued to the permit holder. The permit holder is responsible for supplying any desired chairs, arbors, tents and other furnishings which must arrive and depart within the permitted reservation window. Dakota County Park furnishings are not permitted for use outside Dakota County Park facilities.

Designated Outdoor Ceremony Areas

  • Stone Alcove
  • West Prairie Lawn
  • East Prairie Lawn


Weekend Basic Events (family reunions, graduation parties, etc.)
Available Rental Hours: Friday & Saturday 7 a.m.–midnight and Sunday & Holidays 7 a.m.–10 p.m., fee based on up to 8-hour rental.  Additional hours within these timeframes available for a fee.

2013 Rental Fee: $300
2014 Rental Fee: $300
2015 Rental Fee: $300
Each Additional hour: $45
Damage and security deposit: $150

Rate includes: Gathering Room and balcony, insurance and facility host. Rate does NOT include room set up or take down or cleaning.
 
Weekday Meeting Rentals
Available Rental Hours: Monday through Friday 7 a.m.–10 p.m. Fee based on up to 6-hour rental.

Rental Fee: $175
Each Additional Hour: $30
Damage and security deposit: $150

Rate includes: Gathering Room and balcony; attendant for check-in and check-out only. Rate does NOT include room set up or take down or cleaning.

Liability insurance required if alcohol is served. Coverage may be purchased for an additional $130 or provided by permit holder.

Reservation Policy
Reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis 21 days to 18 months in advance. Showings by appointment.  No overnight rentals.

To reserve the Gathering Room, call Dakota County Parks at 952-891-7000 during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Last updated: 2/8/2013 4:49 AM