April · Married on 10/03/2015
Kiwanis Community House is a beautiful location for a reception. They are definitely affordable, without any crazy hidden fees, and their maintenance people who help set up and take down are amazing! If you want a beautiful venue on a lake that is affordable, this is the place!Sent on 10/15/2015
Rebecca · Married on 07/12/2008
The Kiwanis Community House is Gorgeous and they setting near the Lake makes it for a beautiful place for pictures and a reception. The staff ar friendly and as long as you keep things clean you have your safety deposit back. And for the money its the best buy in town.Sent on 07/25/2008
Kelly · Married on 10/20/2018
We hosted a wedding reception here and it was fantastic. Lots of space, high ceilings, big windows looking over the lake, wood floors, nice bathrooms, 2 full kitchens, great patio, tables and chairs included, and reasonable price. I would 100% choose to have our reception here again, but here are some things I wish I knew:Sent on 10/24/2018
1) The room has great bones but looks a little sad and empty when it’s under-decorated. We had lots of candles, twinkle lights, flowers, centerpieces, uplighting, decorations, and nice tablecloths, and it looked great. I’ve seen events where people skimped on decor, and it’s very obvious in this space.
2. Working with the city bureaucracy red tape is frustrating. They would not let us come in the night before to set up unless we paid to rent the space again the night before, which was frustrating.
3. The 6’ round tables should seat 8-9 people each. The table legs stick out awkwardly, so if you seat 10 or more at a table, someone is constantly banging their knees into the table support.
4. Although the website says the space will seat 250 at tables, I think they mean 250 at the long banquet tables with nothing else in the room. We had 170 guests seated at 18 round tables and 3 long tables, and by the time we added buffet tables, a DJ, tables for cake and gifts, and a dance floor, the room was pretty crowded. It would be a struggle to fit 200 people into the space using the round tables, and 140-160 would probably be ideal.
5. There are a lot of rules about decorating (I.e. no tape, no hanging things) that you need to work around. It wasn’t a big deal for us. You can get magnetic hooks that stick to some parts of the ceiling, get balloons or other tabletop items, and use lots of lights.