Facility FAQ’s

Are pets allowed in the facility? No animals are allowed in the building(s) unless they are service animals. Animals on the grounds must be under the control of the owner at all times. Animal waste must be collected and placed in the trash receptacles.

Do I need to clean up after my event? Yes, you should always clean the venue and leave it the way you found it. Please return tables, chairs, etc. to storage unless you paid for set-up/break-down services, then we will put those items away. Please remove and dispose of all event decorations.

Do you require a deposit? Yes, we require a $150.00 deposit for damage and cleaning. Your deposit will be returned within two weeks of the end of the event if the facility is left clean, free of trash, and with doors locked.

Can I use my own vendors? Yes. We believe you should be able to choose your favorite vendors. We can certainly help you with local names if needed. Alcohol must be served by a licensed vendor or catering service in accordance with city ordinances.

What is included in my fee? Tables, chairs, linens, dinnerware, silverware, service items, and a caterer-sized kitchen are included in our package. You are responsible for setting up and putting away any chairs and tables used. If you need additional seating or tables you will have to provide it. You are responsible for taking down and removing any additional furniture.

What type of tables do you have? We have 96″ x 30″ rectangle tables that comfortably seat 8-10 and 60″ round tables that comfortably seat 6.

How can I decorate the Dennison Lodge? The lodge is a 100 year old building, and part of the Dubois Museum’s purview. No fastening or securing devices of any kind for the purpose of holding up decorations or the like inside buildings or outside is allowed without the permission from the Museum events coordinator. Decorations may be affixed to the walls only by use of paint safe masking tape. You will need to provide your own ladders, tools, etc. if you are setting up decorations.