Serving Alcohol

TWO WAYS TO SERVE ALCOHOL AT THE CIVIC CENTER:

CHAMPAGNE TOAST: If the renter chooses to serve a champagne toast, they are limited to one bottle per table. Anything more, or any other alcoholic beverages served, will be considered a violation of the policy. Renter will be asked to have all alcohol immediately removed from the premises or the event will be terminated. Additionally, the renter will forfeit the damage deposit for violating policy and may be refused permission for future use of the facility.  A separate waiver must be signed by the renter. No security officer is required, and the renter may supply their own champagne or sparkling wine. 

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OPEN/CASH BAR: Alcoholic beverages may be served in the Coon Rapids Civic Center Banquet Rooms. Alcohol service MUST be contracted through a licensed caterer with an Alcohol Caterer’s Permit. A short list can be found below, but you can find other qualified providers through the State of MN. 

Requirements are as follows:

  • FOOD
    If a renter is serving alcohol at an event, the renter must use a licensed caterer to provide food at the event. The alcohol caterer and food caterer may be two different entities or the same entity. No home-made food prepared by a non-licensed caterer is allowed with alcohol service events. The food caterer MUST be contacted by the renter to let them know alcohol will be served on site. 
     
  • PERMIT 
    An Alcohol Service Permit MUST be applied for by the caterer that the renter has contracted with. The application is found at the following link: www.coonrapidsciviccenter.com/AlcoholicBeveragePermit Caterers must provide the City with a copy of their current Alcohol Caterer’s Permit and the Certificate of Liquor Liability Insurance naming the City as Additional Insured and include a minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate.
     
  • PERMIT FEE
    An Alcohol Service Permit Fee will be assessed (see current fee schedule). This fee must be paid at least 30 days prior to the event at which the alcohol will be served. The Civic Center Facilities Coordinator must also be notified of who is providing the service at least 30 days prior to the event as well. 
     
  • SECURITY OFFICER
    When alcohol is being served, the Facilities Coordinator will hire a Coon Rapids police officer to work the event. The contract holder will be assessed a fee for the police officer (see current fee schedule). The police officer will be at your event for the last four hours of the event until the last person leaves on Fridays and Saturdays and the last 2 hours of the event on Sundays - Thursdays. If the end of the event extends beyond times stated in the general rules/contract, an additional hourly fee will be charged. 
     
  • ALCOHOL BEVERAGE PROVIDER
    The alcoholic beverage provider is expected to provide users of the Civic Center complete alcoholic beverage service and products. The Civic Center renter does not purchase the alcohol; alcohol can only be purchased and delivered by the licensed caterer in charge of alcohol for the event. Products may be delivered at the same time the alcohol provider arrives at the facility, on the day of the event only.  
     
  • ALCOHOL SERVICE
    No alcohol may be served after 11:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday evenings or after 9:00 P.M. on other nights, and alcohol must be removed from the building at this time. It is suggested that Last Call be at 10:30 P.M. and 8:30 P.M. respectively.

    Alcohol can only be dispensed to persons 21 years of age or older who are attending the event for which the beverage is being served. Valid identification may be requested of any persons at any time during your event. All parties consuming alcohol must conform to all City and State liquor laws.

    Consumption of alcohol is allowed only in the Banquet Rooms – not in the hallways, meeting rooms, corridors, restrooms, front entrance, outdoor/patio area, or parking lot.

Violation of these rules may result in the denial of future contracts for use of the Civic Center and/or may result in the forfeiture of all deposit money. Events can be ended at the discretion of the City for policy and/or contract violations. Denial of use does not exempt violators from possible civil or criminal prosecution under applicable City ordinances, State or Federal laws. 

 

A printable version of our Alcoholic Beverage Policy can be found here: 
Alcohol Beverage Service Policy (PDF).


ALCOHOL CATERER INFORMATION

 The requirements to serve alcohol at the Civic Center are as follows:

  1. A copy of your current Alcohol Caterer’s Permit (see sample HERE)
  2. A Certificate of Liquor Liability Insurance (see sample HERE)
    1. naming the City of Coon Rapids as an “Additional Insured”
    2. Liquor Liability Certificate of Insurance evidencing coverage of a minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate and naming the City as an additional insured.
    3. Policy effective for up to one (1) year
  3. An application must be filled out on our website for every event at which you are catering alcohol at least thirty (30) days prior to the event.

Alcohol Service Permit Application


NOTE: EVENTS WITH ALCOHOL SERVICE MUST HAVE THE PROPER PAPERWORK SUBMITTED AT LEAST 30 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT OR RISK HAVING THEIR ALCOHOL SERVICE CANCELED.


SHORT LIST OF CIVIC CENTER ALCOHOL CATERERS (Renters can also use any qualified provider through the state of MN who meets the specifications above).

Acapulco651-245-4445www.acapulcomn.com
Purple Rose Lounge612-859-5354www.purpleroselounge.com
Little Venetian763-331-7491137dazzle@gmail.com
Big Ten Catering651-270-6394www.bigtencatering.com