For paid or free, public events, we require all guests to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test (within 72 hours) with a valid ID. The COVID test cannot be an at home test, as we need proof of name and birthday to match with the ID. Walgreens still offers free, easy testing through their drive through. We do not require masks as a result of this requirement and our staff are fully vaccinated and get tested on the regular.
We take all left credit cards over to Boone & Crockett, our sister bar, next door, and can be picked up during their business hours. We close out the tab and charge a 20% gratuity on all cards.
As an event venue, our hours are not the typical 9-5 pm so the best way to reach us is to email us at email@example.com.
Unfortunately, no. We are a 21+ concert venue and do not allow those under the age of 21 to the public, ticketed events.
You are welcome to bring in food from the food trucks outside the venue and can bring in drinks purchased at Boone & Crockett. You can not bring in your own food and beverages.
We have a shared parking lot, north of the building, that you are welcome to park in. There is also no restrictions on parking on the street. You are welcome to leave your car in our parking lot overnight. Someone is usually back around 10 AM to open the gates.
The Cooperage entrance is located in the parking lot. Walk towards the river and the entrance is within Boone & Crockett’s patio, closest to the river.
Absolutely! We offer a discounted hourly room rate for non-profit events. We also have some other incentives to help with costs.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and our booking agent will get back to you as soon as they can.
We are able to host up to 175-200 people for a seated dinner within the space. Once you get to 160 guests, there is a specific way to seat the room to reach that full 200 people. Our “sweet spot” is around 150 guests. We are able to accommodate more than 200 people if you choose to have a cocktail style reception where guests can eat and sit as they want.
Yes, our bar minimum is $4,500 and our food minimum is also $4,500. You can mix and match bar packages and anything your guests purchase at the bar (not included in the bar packages) goes towards that minimum.
You have the space from noon until midnight. Starting at noon, the space will be set with tables and linens and you and your vendors can start arriving for decor and set up. The party really goes until midnight and we do last call around 11:30 pm. You have until our staff finishes cleaning up (about 12:30 am – 1 am) to remove all your belongings from the space.
Unfortunately, no. We almost always have events the day before and the day after, so all items that have been brought in with you for your wedding need to be set up and taken down that same day.
Absolutely! We are also a concert venue with a brand new sound system so we love having bands at events. We just require our Sound Tech to be there, which is a $500 fee. The Sound Tech takes care of load-in, sound check, and the night of performance.
Unfortunately, no. We offer ceremonies only for people who book their reception at the Cooperage.
No. You are allowed to bring in an external baker for your dessert or order late night food for no fee. We do charge a cake cutting and plating fee of $1.50 per person.
Of course! Our sister bar, Boone & Crockett, located right next door, is open till bar close (2 am) and is perfect for those who want to continue the party. Taco Moto food truck is also open until 11 pm on weekends for people needing some late night food.
We do not allow nails in our walls, helium balloons (high ceilings), or excess glitter. We DO allow open flames.
Unfortunately, no. All decor, flowers, gifts, etc. need to be taken away that evening after the wedding.
Yes please! Your dog does need to be well behaved, on a leash at all times, and picked up after.
While we do not have a bridal suite that is included in the venue rental, we do have a beautiful Airbnb, the Castor House, located right on premise, above Boone & Crockett. The price ranges from $200-$350 a night, sleeps up to 8, full kitchen, full bathroom, and is perfect for bridesmaids to get ready in. I reserve it for most couples that book with the Cooperage. You can see details here: https://airbnb.com/h/thecastorhousemke.
Cooperage Catering is our only “preferred” vendor for appetizers and dinner service. We have a ton of vendors that we love to work with and can recommend.
The Cooperage will have an on-site venue coordinator on the day of the wedding. This person is not a wedding planner and will not wrangle wedding party for pictures or plan your other vendors for you. The Cooperage Coordinator is strictly there for anything related to the venue – food, drinks, sound system, floor plan, etc. We definitely recommend having a day of wedding planner to help and know some lovely people!