Q: Can we use our own caterer?
A: We do have three licensed caterers that we work with! HyVee on Madison Ave in Council Bluffs, Attitude on Food from Omaha, and Classic Cafe in Malvern are three great companies to work with for your event!
Q: Can use whoever we would like for desserts?
A: Yes! You can bring in whatever you’d like for desserts! We have some great bakeries that we work with to get you started!
Q: Can we bring in our own adult beverages?
A: We are a liquor license holder in the state of Iowa so unfortunately no outside alcohol can be brought onto our site. We do however have a mix of different bar packages for you to choose from! Because we have our bar packages and liquor license, we do provide the bartenders and other bar services.
Q: Which DJ services can we use?
A: Any! However, we do work with Complete Weddings and Events as well as Chaos Productions as preferred vendors.
Q: Can we bring our own centerpieces?
A: Yes! You most certainly can. We do have a few decor restrictions in our contract but will keep you posted on those as the day arrives! :)
Q: Is there a service charge?
A: Nope! Our only additional percentage added on to anything would be our sales tax on your bar package.
Q: What is the maximum occupancy?
A: We can seat a total of 400 in our building!
Q: When do we pay for the venue?
A: To secure your date, we require a non-refundable deposit. The rest of the rental is due at your final 30-day meeting for weddings and 14 days before for other events.
Q: How far are you from Omaha?
A: We’re just 20 minutes from downtown Omaha!
Q: Can we just stop by and see Bella?
A: We take walk-ins but we do prefer you make an appointment with us so we can be better prepared to show you around and make sure there is no conflict! You can CONTACT US here to make an appointment!
Q: Do you have more than one wedding a day?
A: Unfortunately we do not hold more than one wedding a day since we do offer complete exclusivity to our couples and guests.
Q: Are you an indoor and outdoor venue?
A: Yes! We have an outdoor ceremony site (as well as an indoor option for inclement weather) plus our building is our indoor reception site!
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: Any cancellations 60 days or less before the event date will forfeit all deposits, additional payments, and will incur the full charges due i.e. $2,000 beverage minimum and full hall rental. Under no circumstances is Bella Terre liable for the refund of any payments made.
Q: What’s included in my rental?
A: We have quite a bit of goodies included in your rental! Everything including, all tables, chairs, linens, full place settings, event coordinator, security guard, bridal suites, full access to our complete planning guide, and more! :)
Q: What are my decor options or decor restrictions?
A: We’re pretty open to decor ideas! Some restrictions would be no loose glitter, glitter tulle, feathers, confetti, hay, and no loose flower petals are allowed inside the building. For outside, we ask that no loose fake flower petals, rice, confetti, or straw are used.
Q: Do you allow candles?
A: Unfortunately because of our fabulous facades real flames will hurt our walls. We do have super duper real flicker candles as an enhancement to your package!.
Q: Do you allow animals?
A: With the exception of service animals, we do not allow animals. With service animals, we do require a damage waiver to be signed.
Q: Is my deposit refundable?
A: No payments made are refundable.
Q: What is the latest my party can run?
A: Our receptions can only run until midnight. Your rental is only until 11 PM but you can pay an extra fee to go that extra hour.
Q: Where do my guests park?
A: We have a nice and big parking lot right outside! We’ve fit parties up to 400 with no problems!
Q: How long do I have the ballroom?
A: For a wedding and reception, you have the venue from noon until 11 PM. For just the reception, you have an 8 hour rental.