Events without alcohol
Events without alcohol may be catered by any licensed caterer or self-catered by the permit holder.
Events with alcohol (49 or less total people)
Permit holder or event host is not permitted to provide beer and wine for their guests. Guests must bring their own beer and wine for their own personal consumption. Food may be catered by any licensed caterer or self-catered by the permit holder. Alcohol may be catered following guidelines below.
Events with alcohol (50 or more total people)
Must have catering for both food and alcohol. Serving alcohol does require the permit holder to hire a licensed caterer for alcohol. State licensed caterers can be found at Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Only those caterers with a current CATR/Alcohol Caterer's permit are eligible to serve alcohol at Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center. Food can be from any licensed caterer.
Peace officer requirements
Events with catered alcohol also require hiring a peace officer through the Dakota County Sheriff's office to be onsite once alcohol service starts through final check out time.
Liability insurance required
Liability insurance coverage is required for all events with alcohol. This coverage is included in the rental fee for weddings and weekend events, but must be provided or purchased for weekday events involving alcohol.